GroveSite's Collaboration Software Helps Contractors and Project Managers Track Jobs, Permits

(Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 12, 2005) -- Arizona-based GroveSite (www.grovesite.com), the leading collaboration software for cross-company project teams, has announced that EA Technical Services of Alpharetta, Georgia has chosen GroveSite to coordinate work for a large "Fiber to the Premises" project with a major telecommunications carrier.

According to Doug Wilson, President of EA Technical Services, "the speed with which our GroveSite team site was developed and how little effort it took to get going impressed us. We looked at the possibility of developing this product with an outside contractor, and it would have taken a month and cost at least $10,000."

For this project, Engineering Associates has a large number of contractors working for them to install fiber optic cable across parts of Florida. Each job requires permits from different municipalities or state agencies. All the contractors require access to the data, as does corporate Engineering Associates staff and many of the carrier's people. Everyone is in a different location.

"In two days, we were able to get something up and going, show it to our client, get them to sign off on it and get it operational," continued Wilson. "We used GroveSite to summarize and display this information and give everybody access to it. This lets different people go in and determine whether it's permissible for them to move forward on a project without having to make telephone calls and chase around emails."

Wilson says his client has expanded the use of GroveSite to include creating summaries for completed projects.

"I am very impressed with what they have done using GroveSite – it fits the concept of lightweight ad-hoc applications that end-users build themselves without involving custom programming and a long development time. With less than $600 of setup costs and a $150/mo subscription fee, and in only a few days, they created a secure, web-based permit tracking system for their "Fiber to the Premises" work," says Jane Hagen, VP Marketing for GroveSite.

About GroveSite

GroveSite's hosted collaboration software enables dispersed and cross-company project teams to manage tasks, share files, and track issues in a secure workspace on the Internet. GroveSite was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, with offices in the Boston area. For more information, please contact Jane Hagen at GroveSite at 866-952-9880 and visit www.grovesite.com.