CS Odessa has introduced ConceptDraw Office 2.0, which now gives business professionals single-click access to integrated solutions for project management, brainstorming, report writing, and much more. The latest ConceptDraw Office suite release is being launched in tandem with the new ConceptDraw Solution Park online resource center.
Central to the US$499 ConceptDraw Office 2.0 suite is the new ConceptDraw Solution Browser. Through the browser, users can view available solutions on ConceptDraw Solution Park and click on the solution they want. ConceptDraw Solution Browser then automatically loads any software, templates and guides supporting the chosen solution.
Version 2.0 also enhances integration of the suite’s ConceptDraw MindMap for mind mapping and brainstorming, ConceptDraw Project project management software, and ConceptDraw Pro for business diagramming and scoreboard development and display. For example, a user can brainstorm in ConceptDraw MindMap and then click once to automatically generate a project chart in ConceptDraw Project.
ConceptDraw Office 2.0 is the only visual productivity suite that includes support for the latest versions of Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows in the same package, according to CS Odessa CEO Gregory Zhukov. As a result, individual users only need one ConceptDraw Office license to run the suite on both systems.
ConceptDraw Office 2.0 is the flagship product for CS Odessa. It includes ConceptDraw MindMap, ConceptDraw Prp, ConceptDraw Project, and ConceptDraw Solution Browser, which are integrated through CS Odessa’s Ingyre 2 technology and extended by the new ConceptDraw Solution Park. The integrated visualization products and document exchange technologies provide tools for generating business diagrams, mind maps, project plans, dashboards, presentations, schematics, and any other business visualizations.
In addition to the new ConceptDraw Solution Browser, Version 2.0 also includes several new features and enhancements to ConceptDraw MindMap, ConceptDraw Pro, and ConceptDraw Project.
ConceptDraw Office 2.0 can be downloaded at http://www.conceptdraw.com/office2 . For users who wish to purchase standalone products, pricing is $199 for ConceptDraw MindMap, $249 for ConceptDraw PRO, and $199 for ConceptDraw Project.
ConceptDraw Solution Park is designed to extend the value of ConceptDraw Office 2.0. It features integrated business productivity solutions that bundle ConceptDraw software, templates, and “how-to” guides.
Through the ConceptDraw Solution Browser in ConceptDraw Office 2.0, users can view available solutions on ConceptDraw Solution Park and click on the solution they want. The ConceptDraw Solution Browser then automatically loads any software, templates and guides supporting the chosen solution.
The initial release of ConceptDraw Solution Park features solutions in three professional areas: Project Management, Universal Diagramming, and Business Productivity. Each solution provides access to task-specific software tools, templates and guides for business activities — for example, create a team assignment calendar, run a brainstorming meeting, plan project phases, and create a project PowerPoint presentation for management, to name a few. Additional professional areas will be added in subsequent updates, and third-party solutions will begin joining those from CS Odessa in 2011, says Zhukov
The ConceptDraw Solution Park resource center is available today. Most solutions are available at no charge to users of ConceptDraw Office 2.0; others are available for a nominal cost. ConceptDraw Solution Park can be accessed by visiting http://www.conceptdraw.com/spark .