Sciforma user testimony: Maplesoft

  • In the early 1980s researchers at Canada’s University of Waterloo created the core principles behind mathematical software now marketed to more than 2 million customers worldwide by Maplesoft. Now that company,Product development teams must specialize to produce these sophisticated programs, while adhering to strict chedules and quality guidelines to achieve market success. It is the job of project coordinators like Kim Connors, herself a math major from Waterloo U., to track these projects from inception through release using PSNext.

Are you glad you have PSNext?

Absolutely! We really need it here, there is no way we could track everything without PSNext.

What are some of the things you are working on?

Maplesoft has created, and is continually improving, a range of products to serve diverse users from scientific and academic researchers to financial analysts.

What PSNext features do you use most often?

Managers need to keep large, complex groups working together, so I generate a lot of custom reports that can help set priorities, as well as Gantt charts at the start of each project. We’ve also found it helpful to create external applications that can latch onto PSNext data from the Maplesoft website. That’s a big plus for scheduling, because now you can look ahead to see who’s available, or find out when it would be best to take a vacation!

Who else is using the software?

Today, three-quarters of Maplesoft employees are on PSNext, mainly using it to enter timesheets and project updates. It’s incredibly powerful and there is so much you can do with it. We integrate timesheets with project tracking and can instantly see where each task is and what’s falling behind. To be successful, we really need PSNext.

Maplesoft Applications
Maplesoft lets engineers and scientists harness the power of math. Sciforma lets Maplesoft concentrate on its problems and leave the project management to them.