By Adding World-Class Software Products to its Offerings Projility Furthers Lead as Industry’s Top Microsoft Project and SharePoint Solutions Firm
January 22, 2013
Microsoft Project Portfolio Management Services Leader, Projility announced today that it has acquired SharkPro Software, the leading provider of complementary tools for Microsoft Project Server. Projility is a global leader in providing services related to Microsoft Project and has established broad and strong practices in public sector and commercial markets. The acquisition of the software product line had been a strategic goal for Projility for the past few years. Projility and SharkPro are both well-known and highly successful partners in the Microsoft Project market. Both companies participate on Microsoft’s Partner Advisory Council for Project Server and have received Microsoft partner of the year recognition numerous times.
“This acquisition represents a big boost for Microsoft Project and SharePoint customers world-wide,” said Jose Marroig, President and CEO of Projility. “For the first time, they can receive professional services that support their investment in those technologies and best of breed complementary products that extend their investment in Microsoft products such as Project and SharePoint from one strong company.”
Marroig said that Greg Bailey, CEO of SharkPro, will join Projility and head up the company’s new software development business line. He will also bring his software development resources to Projility as well.
“Greg Bailey is one of the most well-known and respected people in the Microsoft Project Management community,” said Marroig. “He is well known as an innovator, leader and customer advocate and few people understand the project management space as well as he does. We’re excited to now offer the SharkPro software products his team developed as part of our comprehensive offering.”
With the acquisition of SharkPro and the related plans to bring additional software technologies to market, Projility has set itself apart from other Microsoft project management providers in the market. “Projility is now a complete provider of Project-related products and services to support the growth of Microsoft Project and SharePoint licenses however the customer wants them – in the cloud or on premises,” said Marroig. “Microsoft PPM, which we’ve built our company around supporting, is the most complete, yet least expensive project management solution on the market. SharkPro Projects is the fastest and least expensive way to implement it.”
SharkPro has been well received in markets Projility would like to grow into, such as healthcare, Marroig said.
SharkPro Software Products
The product line includes:
- SharkPro Projects reduces the time, cost, and complexity of project and portfolio management with an extended implementation of Microsoft Project Server that can be deployed in hours on premise or in minutes hosted.
- SharkPro Work Request Framework is popular with Healthcare organizations for capturing ideas and requests across the enterprise and providing a transparent project evaluation and approval process.
- SharkPro IT Performance Portal is an interactive dashboard that provides global view of all IT activity.
SharkPro is also a leader in bringing preconfigured cloud apps to market for the Microsoft Office Marketplace.
- SharkPro SharePoint Insite for Project is an app that enables Project 2013 users to directly access SharePoint project information from within Microsoft Project 2013.
- SharkPro Project View saves time by consolidating project information and provides a comprehensive view of the tasks, milestones, issues, risks and documents for your project on a single, printable page.
“I look forward to being able to grow the SharkPro product line with the Projility resources behind us,” said Bailey. “The demand for our offerings, particularly with international customers, has driven the need to expand our distribution capabilities as well and we’re thrilled to be able to do so as a part of the Projility team.”
The development organization behind SharkPro products has had great success in the Microsoft Project world. It participated in Microsoft® BizSpark®, a global program that helps software companies get access to software development tools, connects them with key industry players, and provides sales and marketing support. SharkPro Software was recognized by Microsoft as the 2012 Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.