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Project Planning Software From Business Arts Receives Highest Rating for Ease-of-Use and Performance

Project Planning Software From Business Arts Receives Highest Rating for Ease-of-Use and Performance

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Arts today announced that its ProjectSheet(R), TaskSheet(TM), and TopSheet(TM) project planning software received the highest rating for ease of use and performance in a review from PM Network, the professional magazine of the Project Management Institute, an organization of more than 200,000 project management professionals.

According to reviewer David Essex, "Microsoft Office-based tools can turn everyday desktop software into a sophisticated project tool." Mr. Essex challenges readers to "lose the sloppy Word tables and makeshift Excel schedules," and identifies Business Arts' planning software as among "the most professional-quality, reasonably priced" examples of products that use Office applications to provide project management.

Business Arts president and co-founder Chris Barnes notes, "As a company, we place a lot of emphasis on visual design and usability, believing that simple, elegant solutions are most effective. To have our products recognized as credible tools by a premier project management resource is further validation of both our approach and our efforts to date."

In his review, Mr. Essex observes that, "Business Arts Inc.'s software doesn't use macros or visual basic for applications programming, avoiding the need for formal installation. More importantly, it circumvents pop-up security warnings that can slow user interaction and burden IT departments."

"By building our products in Excel, we have been able to provide extendable, collaboration-rich tools that deliver useful features at a reasonable cost," says Business Arts co-founder Robert Guillou.

Business Arts products are licensed to people, not machines, so individual users may use the software on unlimited computers. In addition, licensed users can send fully-functional project schedules via e-mail; recipients only need their own license if they will modify the schedule or create a new schedule, simply viewing or printing a schedule does not require an additional license.

Business Arts products are available for purchase at http://www.businessarts.com/. Single-user licenses for ProjectSheet, TaskSheet and TopSheet are $120, $90, and $80 respectively when sold separately, or $240 bundled. Non-profit and government discounts are available.

About Business Arts

Business Arts is a privately held company based in Olympia, Washington. Business Arts entered the software market with its premier product in June 2005, adding two new products in Summer 2006 to create an Excel(R)-based suite of project planning tools.

Contact: Chris Barnes 800-560-1285 Media@BusinessArts.comhttp://www.businessarts.com/

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Business Arts

CONTACT: Chris Barnes of Business Arts, +1-800-560-1285,
Media@BusinessArts.com

Web site: http://www.businessarts.com/

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