Creative Manager Pro, Ad Agency Software and Project Management Groupware
for Creative and Design firms, has released version 8.0 adding over 65
enhancements, focused on client requested enhancements throughout the
application, and adding a speed bump for Safari users.

Lakewood NJ-based Creative Manager, Inc.,
( provider of Creative Manager Pro and
Creative Project Manager, has released version 8.0, with improvements to
traffic management. This month’s list of enhancements is focused squarely
on enhancements requested by users of the company’s flagship products.

With its version 8.0, Creative Manager Pro has added a new screen to the
traffic management tool that now shows task deadlines across multiple
projects in an easy to read grid view. Traffic Managers will more easily be
able to adjust schedules, reassign work, and stay on track with multiple

No installation or conversion will be necessary, and the update is free to
all users of Creative Manager Pro and Creative Project Manager. All client
logins and vendor logins are free.

Creative Manager Pro’s media module has been greatly enhanced with a new
and easier way to track and bill orders. Media orders no longer have to be
tied to a job or task for billing. The invoice format options have also
been modified to offer every conceivable way to group and report media
bills to clients.

Setting up Creative Manager Pro has never been easier. Set up screens have
been organized into multiple areas guiding new users to ten simple screens
needed for basic setup. The default data set has been improved and the firm
continues to expand on the library of on-demand flash training videos. To
accompany these changes is a new implementation guide to step help get new
users up and running quickly.

Ron Ause, Director of Marketing for Creative Manager, Inc., said “Our
clients came to us with their list of requests, and today’s release is our
answer to them. Over 65 enhancements just for them. We’re Always Listening!”

Creative Manager Pro continues to invest, adding new features which work
with Apple’s latest Tiger Mac OS X Unix-based Operating System and
Microsoft Windows. Further details of the update may be found at

Accounting functionality in Creative Manager Pro also continues to improve
with the addition of reversing journal entries, credit card processing, and
new expended hierarchy of reporting by Parent Company ) Client ) Division )
Product. Income statements can now be run by a range of classes, and the
mass billing function can now automatically generate one invoice for
multiple projects.

When asked about the new upgrade, Ause said “When it comes to accounting
for the numbers in a creative firm, we continue to pour our resources into
helping our clients grow. When they are able to view their numbers, ratios
and metrics as they grow, planning for growth becomes second nature.”

Creative Manager Pro goes beyond costing to offer full Project Management,
CRM, Digital Asset Management, billing and accounting, and Extranet

Creative Manager Pro (at, is the only Ad
Agency software and Project Management Software for the Creative Design
industry, created exclusively for design firms, ad agencies, in-house
creative/MarCom departments, and creative service firms. It is a web-based
integrated project management software and job tracking solution which
streamlines the entire firm, from developing new business, to staffing,
managing, and executing projects through to accounting and financial

Creative Manager Pro is a full-featured, intuitive system which makes
project and ad agency management a breeze. Creative Manager Pro supports
Customer Relationship Management, Document Management, Shared Calendaring,
Accounting and much more. Because it is web-based, there is nothing to
install and it can be set up in a very short time. It works with both PC
and Macintosh from any location over any connection. It may also be
installed locally on the client’s own servers. All options include training
and support to ensure that clients are up and running quickly.

Among the many features of Creative Manager Pro:
– Graphically view your firm’s metrics – manage your firm by the numbers.
– Manage Contacts and Leads
– Create Project Schedules, Calendars and Manage Tasks
– Take your contacts and calendar on the road with iCal, AddressBook &
– Approve Timesheets, Purchasing, Billing and Budgets
– Review and Approve Artwork Online
– Store and Manage Digital Assets
– Manage and Balance the Books
– Free client and vendor access to streamline workflow.
– Quick startup/import from Clients & Profits, Adman and other systems
– Full-featured CRM (Client Relationship Management)
– Extranet capabilities
– Manage media with an interface with Strata
– Charting of important industry metrics and firm statistics

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The team members at Creative Manager, Inc. have been leaders in ad agency
software and project management software for the creative industry and on
the Mac OS for over 26 years. They provide their creative clients with two
major offerings: Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Pro. Both
programs work seamlessly with the Mac OS and Windows.