Datatune enhances back-office management tools in Version 8.2 by including project management capability to Extranet

Seattle, WA (August 30, 2007) - Small businesses struggling to manage projects have long had to choose between employing simple and readily available tools not suited to the job (spreadsheets and email applications) and complex tools suited to managing massive enterprise-level projects. The developers of the Datatune Extranet have announced the inclusion of small-business project management capabilities within the Extranet.

No longer do small-businesses need to choose between inadequate or overbearing project management tools. The Datatune Extranet, which many small businesses have turned to for managing their back office, can now perform project management tasks such as tracking milestones, deliverables, assigned resources, cost projections & management. And because a company who uses the Extranet will already have their customers, employees, contractors, and other resources already setup in the Extranet, many fields will be pre-populated with dropdown boxes simplifying project management configuration.

The new project management module continues the Extranet's tradition of 'elegance through simplicity' by focusing on what customers need most to manage information. "Each functional area of the Extranet is born out of necessity and designed by our customers" states Datatune President, J. Keller. "We listen very closely to our customers because they understand their needs better than we do and it's common for one customer to suggest a feature which solves a problem for all of our customers" he adds. "It's a very democratic development process; The customer designs the toolset--we simply implement it."

Because the Extranet's feature-set is designed by the customers who use it daily, the introduction of new features, such as project management, often resonates with businesses seeking a better set of tools to manage their company. Having all of these tools available in one application is a tremendous benefit--having them in an application which doesn't require the installation of software of monthly patching is unprecedented.

Because the Datatune Extranet is a hosted application, all upgrades are automatically deployed to existing customers and are available at no extra charge to Extranet subscribers.

About Datatune
Datatune is a trusted small business software development and consulting firm with proven solutions tailored towards information-driven companies. Datatune recognizes that small businesses require the same levels of reliability and security that Fortune-500 companies enjoy and since 1997, Datatune has brought enterprise-class solutions to small business.

Datatune's hallmark application, the Datatune Extranet gives small businesses a competitive advantage by combining tools to build relationships, increase sales opportunities and efficiently manage their time from a single, inexpensive application. This intuitive web-based software provides a central repository for storing client data, billable hours, quotes, projects and more and is an ideal tool for collaborative environments which include outside-salespeople, contractors, vendors and agents.

Through the combination of time tracking software, CRM software, ERP software and billing software, the Datatune Extranet can streamline every aspect of a service-based company from a single, web-enabled interface while lowering costs and increasing efficiency.

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