New Release of WelcomHome helps improve project performance by allowing participants to access key project information through a browser.
(January 10, 2005) Houston, Texas - Welcom, a global leader in project and cost management software and services, today announced the release of WelcomHome™ 4.0, the latest version of its Web-based project collaboration portal. WelcomHome allows teams and stakeholders to use a single, customizable interface to easily access project and cost information from multiple systems. Performance and communication is enhanced as data from various systems is combined and accessed in real time. Live schedule views make it easy to monitor total project progress while document and task management features give users better project control.
“Before using WelcomHome, people had to e-mail back and forth or call to stay informed,” says Thea Yancey, proposal manager with Sperry Marine. “The wrong version of a document could be passed to somebody and team members might miss information if they missed meetings. Now everyone gets general information from the portal’s home pages, reviews an up-to-date notice board, checks documents in and out, accesses process and risk information, and views live schedule and milestone reports.”“
In any given project, many groups of people within an organization are brought together, each with different needs,” says Steve Cook, president and co-founder of Welcom. “As project teams become more dispersed, the challenge to communicate effectively and share information in a timely manner is greater. WelcomHome has the power and versatility our customers need to better monitor a project’s health at any time, whether in the office or on the road.”WelcomHome allows sharing of up-to-date project and cost information throughout the organization. Project teams can communicate easier to bring projects to a successful completion.
The portal integrates data from a variety of business systems, including scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project® and Welcom’s Open Plan®, as well as project cost information and earned value from Welcom’s Cobra®. New features include enhanced item management, comprehensive document management, and greater customization capabilities.
WelcomHome 4.0 pricing starts at US$15,000 for 25 named users. Additional users can be added with pricing beginning at $200 per user. WelcomHome is sold directly and through an international network of distributors.
More information is available at www.welcom.com or by calling 1-800-349-8854 or 1-281-558-0514.
About WelcomHomeWelcomHome is a Web-based project management portal that provides all project participants with easy access to project information from multiple systems. Digital dashboards and project health views provide executives with up-to-date program metrics. Live schedule views, document management, and item management give project managers closer project control and improved team member collaboration.Schedule information from Open Plan and Microsoft Project is accessed and remotely updated through the WelcomHome portal. DataViews (custom reports) are easily extended to interface with other corporate systems. With fully customizable reporting, navigation, and branding, WelcomHome has the flexibility to fit the unique business needs of each customer.
About WelcomWelcom (www.welcom.com) provides cost and project management solutions that allow organizations to effectively plan and manage business-critical projects, delivering the right information to the right person for maximum collaboration and control. With over two decades of leadership and a worldwide customer base, Welcom is an established global leader with extensive project management and vertical industry expertise.
Established in 1983, Welcom is a privately held company with corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas, USA, and offices in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and reseller partners worldwide.
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