Niku Delivers eNiku Suite for SQL Server

Friday delivered its eNiku 3.0 enterprise suite for Microsoft‘s SQL Server 7.0.

The suite will allow the Microsoft (MSFT)
server to help professional services organizations automate core business
processes and connect to partners, customers and suppliers via a common
Internet platform.

Niku solutions target the needs of professional services organizations,
including the following applications:

  • Project management — managing projects from start to finish to
    strengthen customer satisfaction, project success and

  • Finance and operations management — managing project budgets, time and
    expense, contractors, cost estimates and invoicing.
    Niku also provides integration with popular back-office financial packages

  • Practice management — helping management direct the organization
    through business analysis, providing increased profitability,
    better cross-team resource utilization and implementation of organizational
    best practices. Managers can more accurately provide
    customers project costs; timelines and potential pitfalls based on real
    organizational experience
  • Business development — automating customer information gathering and
    acquisition, as well as pipeline, proposal and contract
    development across the enterprise
  • Resource management — ensuring the right people are on the right
    projects at the right time and billing rate. Improve employee
    utilization, employee satisfaction and management visibility into personnel
    availability across the organization

Niku’s goal is to connect all the organizations and individuals involved in
the services supply chain. Its solutions can be deployed on a corporate
intranet, connecting people across an organization, or on an extranet to
connect with partners, suppliers
and customers.

“Niku is focused on delivering the solutions our customers need, built on
platforms that provide excellent reliability, scalability and
usability,” said Tim Low, director of product marketing for Niku Corp.
“Microsoft SQL Server is a natural complement to Niku’s
existing support for Sybase and Oracle databases, allowing our customers to
utilize their platform of choice in implementing Niku

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