OAK PARK, MI, July 9 /PRNewswire/ - Vertabase, a leading developer of project management software, today announced the acquisition of Palo Alto, CA-based Accomplice and its task management software.
Accomplice provides a simple and effective way for users to manage to-dos, goals and notes, and then synchronize this information with their teams. Activities may be sub-tasked, prioritized, scheduled, delegated and tracked. Supporting information - e-mail, documents, rich text and web links - may also be turned into notes and linked to activities.
For greater flexibility, Accomplice may be integrated with Microsoft Outlook and synchronized with smart phones. Task management and sharing is as easy as e-mail, but much more effective. Accomplice may be installed directly on a Windows PC or on a U3 Smart USB flash drive for portability between PCs, and it works both on- and off-line.
Accomplice patented desktop software was first publicly recognized at the DEMO 2006 conference by Executive Producer, Chris Shipley, as the first task management product that is "effective enough to become a habit". Since its subsequent commercial release, Accomplice has garnered a strong worldwide following, ranging from individuals to small-and-medium businesses to Fortune 50 organizations.
"We are very pleased to announce this acquisition," said Mark Phillips, CEO, Vertabase. "We welcome Accomplice's 30,000 registered users to the Vertabase community and look forward to further enriching their user experience. Accomplice is extremely useful for many people because it simplifies the management of tasks and to-dos by providing a coherent, unified alternative to separately managing information in e-mails, in spreadsheets, on whiteboards, on sticky notes - and anywhere else people keep it."
"Furthermore, Accomplice has seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook and enables users to synch this information with mobile devices and then share it with other users. Accomplice is a great product and an excellent addition to the Vertabase family," Mr. Phillips added.
"I'm very excited about this acquisition," said Jason Feinsmith, Co-Founder and CEO Emeritus, Accomplice Inc. "Vertabase, with its strong customer orientation and expertise in project management software, will take Accomplice software to the next level. With Mark's leadership, our customers will get an ever-improving product and a great customer experience. We are pleased to be joining Vertabase's growing line of market-leading productivity tools."
Vertabase offers innovative productivity solutions to enterprise and individual users. Vertabase's flagship product, Vertabase 4, is a best-in-class project management software solution. Vertabase 4's unique design makes powerful, results-oriented project management tools accessible to non-technical enterprise users. Vertabase 4 features include resource planning, project tracking, online timesheets, project dashboards and online document management. Vertabase also offers: The Vertabase Timer, a desktop widget for both Windows and Mac that makes accurate time management simple and effortless by tracking time on projects and tracking time on clients, and, ExportReports.com, a Basecamp add-on that enables users to create PDF reports of project information. Founded in 1997, Vertabase is headquartered in Oak Park, MI. For more information, please visit http://www.vertabase.com.
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