Alexsys Corporation Introduces Enterprise-Ready Solution for Collaborative Task and Project Management

Alexsys Team(R) 2 Offers Cost-Effective Alternative to Cumbersome Project

Management Systems and Automates Compliance Tracking



Oct 18, 2005, 01:00 ET from Alexsys Corporation

    STONEHAM, Mass., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexsys Corporation, an
 innovative provider of collaborative task and project management software,
 today announced a new enterprise version of its Alexsys Team 2 software.
 Alexsys Team 2 automates task management and work processes for any kind of
 business. The new enterprise-ready, downloadable software helps organizations
 significantly reduce the time and cost of completing projects and tasks, and
 is especially useful for organizations struggling to remain efficient while
 adhering to ever-increasing standards for compliance.
     With the addition of Enterprise features, companies can now streamline the
 tracking and management of work requests and tasks across multiple departments
 and applications including:  engineering (for defect, product enhancement and
 new feature tracking); technical support (for help desk requests); sales (for
 quotes and ordering); and quality control (for standards compliance such as
 Sarbanes-Oxley and ISO 9000). New features include advanced security via group
 based access controls, enhanced forms processing, system polices to support
 multiple administrators, and fully optimized database access to work
 efficiently over WANs and the Internet.
     Many workgroups use inefficient and inconsistent methods of managing their
 workloads, including homegrown spreadsheets, Word documents and other types of
 lists. In addition, traditional project management tools focus on project
 plans which are often large, cumbersome, and inaccurate, and provide little to
 improve the productivity of the individual contributor. Alexsys Team 2 focuses
 on task management allowing employees to manage their own workloads while
 permitting managers to direct, prioritize, and obtain real-time status of
 projects and ongoing work.
     With recent compliance regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley, it is more
 important than ever that work groups have traceable and efficiently-managed
 development and work processes. Collaboration tools such as e-mail, weblogs,
 and Notes, tend to be free-form and unstructured, and are not appropriate for
 task management, record keeping or standards compliance. Using Alexsys Team 2,
 workers can easily record tasks in a relational database, allowing them to be
 prioritized, assigned, and completed with detailed documentation of pertinent
 discussions, notes, attachments, and a record of the time spent on each task.
 Alexsys Team 2 then automatically provides a detailed history and audit trail
 of all work being done -- recording every work request, change and task
 through to completion. In addition, Alexsys Team 2 restricts access to tasks
 and approvals, a feature that is essential for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
 and other industry or company standards, like FDA approval requirements and
 ISO 9000.
 
     How It Works
     Designed to be up and running in minutes, Alexsys Team 2 works in
 Microsoft Windows(R) and using standard web browsers. An administrator can
 either use the product out-of-the-box or customize it using Alexsys' Adaptive
 Rules Engine to create specific fields, forms, tables, escalations and
 notifications which become immediately available to Team members without the
 need for rebuilding, rebooting, or restarting. Users can instantly view and
 organize their assignments, create and update tasks, and collaborate with
 other team members. Reports and live views are easily generated for a variety
 of organizational needs. Managers can quickly get a snapshot view of both
 individual user and project workloads, to identify bottlenecks, balance
 workloads, streamline group communications, and better leverage human
 resources.
 
     Enhanced Features for Ease-of-Use, Better Work Management
     Alexsys Team 2 offers the following benefits and features for enterprises:
     * Advanced Security - Alexsys Team 2 now allows administrators and
       managers to keep their task management system and data more secure
       through a variety of new features. These features include group access
       controls, domain logins, system policies, customized password features
       and attachment security controls.
     * Enhanced Forms Processing - Using the new features of Alexsys' powerful
       Adaptive Rules Engine administrators can easily configure Team in
       alignment with their existing business processes to suit a variety of
       applications, including software development, product design and
       manufacturing, help desk, customer support and others. Using Multiple
       Work Request Forms, organizations can track various types of work
       across multiple groups in a single database. Enhancements to the
       Adaptive Rules Engine include:
       -- Triggers for automating data entry
       -- Lookup Value Filtering for better control over data entry selections
       -- Multi-select fields for including sets of values within a single
          field
     * Fully Optimized Database Access - Alexsys Team 2 has been optimized to
      allow organizations to run Team very efficiently over distributed and
      global networks. Database access has been fine-tuned to increase
      performance and lower network traffic, improving start-up time, opening
      requests, generating reports, and searching requests and knowledge base
      articles.
 
     "The addition of Enterprise features to Alexsys Team 2 makes our product
 line highly appropriate for organizations of any size that want to better
 manage and streamline the work that's going on at their company," said Rich
 Bianchi, president and founder of Alexsys Corporation. "With Alexsys Team 2
 Enterprise features, integration with leading databases, adaptability, and
 continued emphasis on ease-of-use, we've removed the last obstacles for large
 organizations that want to implement a broad-reaching solution for workgroup
 management."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Alexsys Team 2 supports leading enterprise databases including Microsoft
 SQL, Oracle, and MySQL. Alexsys Team 2 is available immediately, and pricing
 starts at $295 per seat, with volume discounts. Special packages are available
 for installations of 500 seats or more.
 
     About Alexsys Corporation
     Headquartered in Stoneham, MA, Alexsys Corporation is an innovator in
 software solutions designed to automate the management of tasks and business
 processes associated with any kind of organization. With Alexsys Corporation's
 full line of Alexsys Team 2 solutions, businesses of any size can achieve
 better overall control and management of the work being conducted at their
 organizations. By enabling management to balance individual workloads and
 individual contributors to collaborate and efficiently complete tasks, Alexsys
 Team 2 helps resource-strapped organizations maximize employee capital and
 leverage the full potential of their workgroups. Alexsys Corporation's
 solutions have been deployed by hundreds of organizations of all sizes around
 the world, including leading Fortune 50 companies in the petroleum, financial
 services and telecommunications industries as well as large government
 agencies. For more information visit http://www.alexcorp.com.
     Alexsys Team is a registered trademark of Alexsys Corporation. Windows is
 a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other referenced trade
 names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE Alexsys Corporation
    STONEHAM, Mass., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexsys Corporation, an
 innovative provider of collaborative task and project management software,
 today announced a new enterprise version of its Alexsys Team 2 software.
 Alexsys Team 2 automates task management and work processes for any kind of
 business. The new enterprise-ready, downloadable software helps organizations
 significantly reduce the time and cost of completing projects and tasks, and
 is especially useful for organizations struggling to remain efficient while
 adhering to ever-increasing standards for compliance.
     With the addition of Enterprise features, companies can now streamline the
 tracking and management of work requests and tasks across multiple departments
 and applications including:  engineering (for defect, product enhancement and
 new feature tracking); technical support (for help desk requests); sales (for
 quotes and ordering); and quality control (for standards compliance such as
 Sarbanes-Oxley and ISO 9000). New features include advanced security via group
 based access controls, enhanced forms processing, system polices to support
 multiple administrators, and fully optimized database access to work
 efficiently over WANs and the Internet.
     Many workgroups use inefficient and inconsistent methods of managing their
 workloads, including homegrown spreadsheets, Word documents and other types of
 lists. In addition, traditional project management tools focus on project
 plans which are often large, cumbersome, and inaccurate, and provide little to
 improve the productivity of the individual contributor. Alexsys Team 2 focuses
 on task management allowing employees to manage their own workloads while
 permitting managers to direct, prioritize, and obtain real-time status of
 projects and ongoing work.
     With recent compliance regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley, it is more
 important than ever that work groups have traceable and efficiently-managed
 development and work processes. Collaboration tools such as e-mail, weblogs,
 and Notes, tend to be free-form and unstructured, and are not appropriate for
 task management, record keeping or standards compliance. Using Alexsys Team 2,
 workers can easily record tasks in a relational database, allowing them to be
 prioritized, assigned, and completed with detailed documentation of pertinent
 discussions, notes, attachments, and a record of the time spent on each task.
 Alexsys Team 2 then automatically provides a detailed history and audit trail
 of all work being done -- recording every work request, change and task
 through to completion. In addition, Alexsys Team 2 restricts access to tasks
 and approvals, a feature that is essential for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
 and other industry or company standards, like FDA approval requirements and
 ISO 9000.
 
     How It Works
     Designed to be up and running in minutes, Alexsys Team 2 works in
 Microsoft Windows(R) and using standard web browsers. An administrator can
 either use the product out-of-the-box or customize it using Alexsys' Adaptive
 Rules Engine to create specific fields, forms, tables, escalations and
 notifications which become immediately available to Team members without the
 need for rebuilding, rebooting, or restarting. Users can instantly view and
 organize their assignments, create and update tasks, and collaborate with
 other team members. Reports and live views are easily generated for a variety
 of organizational needs. Managers can quickly get a snapshot view of both
 individual user and project workloads, to identify bottlenecks, balance
 workloads, streamline group communications, and better leverage human
 resources.
 
     Enhanced Features for Ease-of-Use, Better Work Management
     Alexsys Team 2 offers the following benefits and features for enterprises:
     * Advanced Security - Alexsys Team 2 now allows administrators and
       managers to keep their task management system and data more secure
       through a variety of new features. These features include group access
       controls, domain logins, system policies, customized password features
       and attachment security controls.
     * Enhanced Forms Processing - Using the new features of Alexsys' powerful
       Adaptive Rules Engine administrators can easily configure Team in
       alignment with their existing business processes to suit a variety of
       applications, including software development, product design and
       manufacturing, help desk, customer support and others. Using Multiple
       Work Request Forms, organizations can track various types of work
       across multiple groups in a single database. Enhancements to the
       Adaptive Rules Engine include:
       -- Triggers for automating data entry
       -- Lookup Value Filtering for better control over data entry selections
       -- Multi-select fields for including sets of values within a single
          field
     * Fully Optimized Database Access - Alexsys Team 2 has been optimized to
      allow organizations to run Team very efficiently over distributed and
      global networks. Database access has been fine-tuned to increase
      performance and lower network traffic, improving start-up time, opening
      requests, generating reports, and searching requests and knowledge base
      articles.
 
     "The addition of Enterprise features to Alexsys Team 2 makes our product
 line highly appropriate for organizations of any size that want to better
 manage and streamline the work that's going on at their company," said Rich
 Bianchi, president and founder of Alexsys Corporation. "With Alexsys Team 2
 Enterprise features, integration with leading databases, adaptability, and
 continued emphasis on ease-of-use, we've removed the last obstacles for large
 organizations that want to implement a broad-reaching solution for workgroup
 management."
 
     Pricing and Availability
     Alexsys Team 2 supports leading enterprise databases including Microsoft
 SQL, Oracle, and MySQL. Alexsys Team 2 is available immediately, and pricing
 starts at $295 per seat, with volume discounts. Special packages are available
 for installations of 500 seats or more.
 
     About Alexsys Corporation
     Headquartered in Stoneham, MA, Alexsys Corporation is an innovator in
 software solutions designed to automate the management of tasks and business
 processes associated with any kind of organization. With Alexsys Corporation's
 full line of Alexsys Team 2 solutions, businesses of any size can achieve
 better overall control and management of the work being conducted at their
 organizations. By enabling management to balance individual workloads and
 individual contributors to collaborate and efficiently complete tasks, Alexsys
 Team 2 helps resource-strapped organizations maximize employee capital and
 leverage the full potential of their workgroups. Alexsys Corporation's
 solutions have been deployed by hundreds of organizations of all sizes around
 the world, including leading Fortune 50 companies in the petroleum, financial
 services and telecommunications industries as well as large government
 agencies. For more information visit http://www.alexcorp.com.
     Alexsys Team is a registered trademark of Alexsys Corporation. Windows is
 a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other referenced trade
 names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  Alexsys Corporation