DayPoint Enterprise Upgrade a Quick and Simple Process for Non-Profit St. Joseph's Villa; Calendaring Functionality Seamlessly Unites User Groups
May 19, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsGreenville, SC - - May 19, 2005 - - TeamPoint Systems, Inc., a leading provider of intranet, extranet and collaboration solutions, announces that St. Joseph's Villa – the nation's third oldest non-profit organization, located in Richmond, Virginia – has successfully upgraded to the latest version of TeamPoint's DayPoint Enterprise application. The technology team at St. Joseph's Villa reported a smooth and trouble-free transition to DayPoint Enterprise version 3.0 which provides the non-profit easy-to-use calendaring functionality that seamlessly unites users throughout the 82 acre campus.
"The upgrade was a simple process for us and transparent to the users," states Alan Coleman, network administrator, St. Joseph's Villa. "Because DayPoint is purposely designed as a powerful and flexible team collaboration solution, we were able to quickly make the transition without any interruption to our users who now have access to the latest functionality of the system. In fact, the process was so easy that user notifications about the upgrade were unnecessary."
Prior to purchasing DayPoint Enterprise version 2.0 in May 2004, the campus used a myriad of systems to track employees' and resources' schedules. Keeping those many schedules synchronized and up-to-date was an impossible task. Today, St. Joseph's Villa relies on the DayPoint Enterprise team collaboration system for managing calendar activities for multiple groups spread across 13 campus buildings and 4 off-campus locations, allowing all the schedules to be managed in one place. These groups, comprising more than 160 active users, view DayPoint Enterprise daily to review the main campus calendar which indicates important times and dates for meetings, events and schedules. Access to DayPoint Enterprise is integrated with the campus's network log-in so that once users log-in, they can seamlessly enter DayPoint Enterprise without another log-in.
As network administrator, Mr. Coleman led the effort to extend DayPoint Enterprise's native feature set to address specific needs of the organization. Among the customizations Mr. Coleman accomplished was the complete integration of DayPoint functionality into the campus's Intranet, so that DayPoint capability appears just as all the other items on the Intranet's menu. This process was made easy because of DayPoint's ability to be customized in multiple ways by novice users as well as expert programmers. The users also rely on DayPoint Enterprise to manage and use forms for purposes such as classified advertising as well as functionality for task management.
About St. Joseph's Villa
Since 1834, St. Joseph's Villa has been helping children and families meet and overcome some of life's most serious challenges. The Villa serves more than 500 of Central Virginia's children and families each day through a variety of individualized services. These services include transitional housing for homeless women and their children; respite care for children with disabilities; emergency shelter for children suffering from neglect or abuse; special and alternative education for at-risk youth; and independent living for adults with disabilities and the elderly. For more information on St. Joseph's Villa, visit www.StJosephsVilla.net.
About TeamPoint Systems, Inc.
TeamPoint Systems is a development and support organization dedicated to providing collaboration application solutions that bring teams together across time zones, projects and company boundaries. For more than five years, TeamPoint's products have been meeting the needs of thousands of team members in organizations and companies of various sizes and dimensions. TeamPoint's flagship collaboration solution, DayPoint, is used by over 30,000 team members in nearly 1,000 organizations on a global basis to improve team interaction, enhance customer alliance and partner relationships, and increase overall timeliness and quality of shared information. The system is a fully secure, web-based, ASP/XML application that requires only a client browser to deliver the system's full capability. For more information on TeamPoint Systems and DayPoint Enterprise, visit www.teampointsystems.com.
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