Wellesley, MA - June 1, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Project Insight, a web-based project management software for the mid-market developed by Metafuse, Inc., which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 as the latest initiative by THINKstrategies to bring attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies which are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, and greater profitability.
Metafuse is the software developer and publisher of Project Insight, a Web-based project management solution, which is used by hundreds of organizations and thousands of project team members.
Using Metafuse's Project Insight, imc˛ -- an interactive advertising firm with Fortune 2000 clients like Diet Coke, Lean Cuisine, and GlaxoSmithKline -- has reduced the amount of time it takes to complete timesheets by an average of 83%. When it used to take project team members about an hour a week to enter time, it now takes on average about 10 minutes a week. They have over 400 resources entering time in Project Insight, which translates into 330 labor hours saved every week.
In another case, Benchmark Performance, a training and consulting company with clients such as the Royal Bank of Canada and Ernst & Young, has been able to recapture at least 15 billable minutes per person per day by entering time daily. This results in $750 additional billings per day or $180,000 per year.
As a result of these measurable business benefits, Metafuse has been named the latest BoSS Award winner. A full description of the company's winning BoSS Award submission can be found at
"Project Insight has been since helping project teams like Honda, Symantec, and Tempur-pedic since 2001. Receiving formal recognition from THINKstrategies' SaaS Showplace for the business benefits of Project Insight validates what our customers have known for years," stated Cynthia West, Vice President, Metafuse.
"In today's tough economic environment, project teams need to manage project demand and allocate resources wisely. Understanding the workload of the organization's resources is imperative. Project Insight allows teams to gain productivity and efficiency through providing real-time project and resource information," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace."Metafuse's Project Insight solution is a clear example of how today's leading SaaS-based solutions are perfectly designed to respond to these business challenges."
Previous winners of the BoSS Awards can be found on, http://www.saas-showplace.com/registerforbossaward.html.
# # #
About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program is an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
IT/business decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
Enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.
The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com or www.thinksaas.com.
# # #
About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
Project Insight web-based project management software helps project teams collaborate on project schedules, share documents and assets, allocate project resources, and run real-time reports from any location in the world. Project Insight 8.0 is immediately available in a hosted Workgroup Edition and Enterprise installed and hosted versions. Installed versions require Microsoft Windows 2003 Server® running IIS 6.0+ and Microsoft SQL Server 2005®. All versions require a browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0+, Safari 2.0+, or Firefox 2.0+. Outlook Connector and Office Connector add-ons are available. For more information, go to http://www.projectinsight.net.
# # #
Founded in 1995, imc˛ is an agency that fosters engagement between brands and people to develop sustainable relationships. With a deep heritage in digital marketing, imc˛ is redefining the way that companies view agencies, providing a stronger strategic perspective and blending interactive, emerging, and traditional media to create and increase trust and transactions. With offices in Dallas, New York City, and Philadelphia, imc˛ serves a broad client base, including Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, and Hasbro. Please visit http://www.imc2.com.
# # #
THINKstrategies, SaaS Showplace and Managed Services are registered trademarks of THINKstrategies, Inc.