|[September 12, 2012]
Countersoft Aiming for Unified Task & Project Tracking with Gemini 5 Release
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Countersoft has released version 5 of their Gemini project tracking
software to help organizations standardize all task and project tracking
needs onto a single platform. This release has been driven by a common
challenge faced by organizations: deploy a single tool for task and
project tracking that can be used by every team and project.
"People are growing tired of running multiple tools for team and project
collaboration. We've all seen an explosion of such tools but they suffer
from the same problem: narrow focus, niche deployment. Typically,
software teams will deploy an Agile (News - Alert)/Scrum tool, the project managers
will deploy an issue tracking tool and IT will roll out a help desk
product. Up until now, no single tool has had the depth of capability to
go across multiple teams and solve those hard enterprise process
challenges." says Harvey Kandola, founder and CEO of Countersoft.
"Every team has their own way of working and their own processes. If
your tool of choice doesn't cater for multiple working methods then you
will hit process barriers. Different teams will simply end up deploying
tools that work for them", says Kandola
Gemini introduces best-of-breed Project Templates so different teams can
set up projects that work the way they work. Central to this capability
is the support for different taxonomy per project type such as "Scrum"
for agile projects and "Tickets" for help desk projects.
"Gemini provides taxonomy by project type because such tooling needs to
respect every team's unique speak. There is only so far you will get by
pushing a vanilla tool into different teams. That's what we've been
hearing from marketplace. So we designed Gemini 5 to ensure customers
can consolidate all tracking and workflow across all teams and dispense
with multiple tools like Jira, FogBugz, VersionOne and Zendesk. The
alternative is to continue investing and managing different tooling and
hope you can 'connect the dots' with initiatives like the Networked Help
Desk. But in practice people would much rather settle on a single tool
than hunt for tool connectors" concludes Kandola.
A unique aspect of Gemini is the AppNav™ approach to project navigation
and project related emails. "AppNav™ is our way to ensure that you pin,
share and navigate around projects, tasks and views that matter to you.
It's a fresh approach and one that also combines instant change
notifications to finally kill off email-based notifications.", says
Another area that has received major focus is managing large backlogs in
agile environments. "We see time and time again the challenges faced by
large teams working Agile: how to scale. Gemini 5 introduces Swimlane
Scrolling™ - the ability for teams to visually manage large backlogs by
bringing additional data into view as required", continues Kandola.
Gemini can be downloaded or used on-demand in the cloud.
Gemini has been deployed by over 8,000 customers in 75 countries. Gemini
is a product of Countersoft, a UK-based privately-held software vendor.
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