Sprockets Announces Upgrade, Review & Approval Module, Dashboard Page
Thursday, September 20, 2001
BOSTON-- Sprockets, the Web-based project management solutions provider to marketing groups and their advertising and public relations agency partners, today announced the addition of the Review & Approval module, a new dashboard feature and hierarchal folder support to its application. The new Review & Approval Module enables users to post their work, create a list of reviewers who are automatically notified via email that they are included in the review and allows the user to collect the comments, receive file updates and be notified of sign-offs. Anytype of document can be uploaded for review and many formats can be previewed right on-line. Reviewers simply enter the project, review the posted documents, write their comments and decide whether or not to sign-off on the work. This tool gives users the ability to review sign-off status and comments at any time. All comments are locked once they are posted, effectively creating a digital paper trail of who signed-off and when. The new dashboard feature provides an integrated listing of all current projects organized by tracking folders. The user will see the dashboard page immediately upon log-in, enabling them to easily navigate through Projects and Press Kits as well as give them the ability to initiate new Projects, Press Kits or File Deliveries. The dashboard provides the foundation upon which Sprockets will add additional features in future upgrades. “We feel the addition of the Review & Approval module will greatly enhance the effectiveness of our application,'' said Sprockets CTO, Kevin Hegg. “This module provides users with an innovative and easy-to-use tool to obtain feedback on work from clients and co-workers. Using this tool in conjunction with our Projects Service will significantly reduce the time between project inception and sign-off for our clients. Additionally, the new dashboard page provides a clear and organized account of all current Projects and Press Kits.'' Sprockets also added hierarchal folder support to its Projects Service. This feature enables teams to significantly broaden how they apply the service to expand collaboration within all areas of the marketing value chain. The Review & Approval module is included in the Projects Service and is available to Sprockets users at no additional charge. The Projects Service is designed to manage a project or an entire campaign from concept through final sign-off by creating a team workspace where users share information and digital work product, collect comments and sign-offs and manage schedules, assignments and deadlines. In addition, Sprockets offers a Press Kit Distribution Service; an easy-to-use system to securely distribute access to digital files to defined groups, along with a File Delivery Service which enables users to send files of any type and size to anyone with email and Internet access anywhere in the world.