September 30, 2013

Onepoint Unveils Latest PPM Software for New HTML5 User Interface

As HTML5 becomes the new standard for the Web, businesses across the world are looking for ways to integrate this markup language for structuring and presenting the content in the Web.

In one of the latest announcements in this regard, Onepoint Software, a provider of integrated project and portfolio management (PPM (NewsAlert)) software, released the latest version of its Web-based enterprise solution onepoint PROJECTS for new HTML user interface.

The new PROJECTS software differs from traditional PPM software in that it integrates formal, agile and JIRA projects into a single project portfolio and resource utilization database.

This allows synchronization between JIRA and onepoint PROJECTS to handle JIRA sub-tasks, in combination with time and progress tracking.

The new integration is based on the REST protocol to communicate with JIRA servers. It also requires JIRA version 5 or later, and is faster than Onepoint’s previous approach based on the SOAP protocol. With this new capability, PROJECTS enables project-driven organizations to increase project and portfolio transparency, shorten project lead times, automate best practices and optimize resource utilization, Onepoint said.

The PROJECTS is based on an open-source platform. It also provides both cloud-based and on-premises installations, and is easy to deploy. With all these characteristics, Onepoint redefines ROI for project management solutions.

According to Onepoint, PROJECTS is known as one of the most easy-to-use “real” PPM solutions. When JIRA users split issues or tasks into smaller sub-tasks the aggregated project reporting in Onepoint is still consistent.

The solution’s solid feature set ranges from agile and formal project planning over monitoring and controlling to extensive reporting functions. 

In addition to the enhanced JIRA integration, onepoint PROJECTS 11.1 also focuses on improving the general performance and stability of the new HTML5 user interface. It also helps developers speed up in-browser recalculation of activity lists, schedules, and work breakdown structures.

Other smaller features include traffic light trend indicators for the project controlling sheets allowing management to focus on changes of traffic light statuses between controlling cycles. It also comes with the ability to document decisions within a project’s checklist and the specification of absolute billable hours for fixed-price projects.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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