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Good Samaritan Society Selects Daptiv to Scale Its Project Portfolio Management Initiative

Daptiv's SaaS-Based PPM Solution Helps Good Samaritan PMO More Effectively Prioritize Resources and Connect IT With Larger Strategic Initiatives

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- Daptiv, the on-demand leader in project portfolio management software, today announced that The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society selected Daptiv's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to expand project support to the organization's 240 locations in 24 states. The organization chose Daptiv for its ability to centrally manage the status of projects and provide greater visibility into activities at the charter level of the company's headquarters as well as the state and city levels for the various field offices.

The Good Samaritan Society is the nation's largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services. The organization previously used a home-grown website to manage its project list and manual methods tools including stand-alone desktop installations of Microsoft Project, Excel, and Word processing documents. As a result, they had little consistency and difficulty consolidating information.

With the visibility provided by Daptiv, the Good Samaritan Society has the power to more effectively collaborate and tie IT projects to larger strategic initiatives, by providing insight, for example, into the hours dedicated to specific projects and the cost of those hours. As a result, there is more transparency in terms of workload and prioritization, and team members can more effectively communicate where they stand on various projects and what competing tasks they may have on their plates.

The Good Samaritan Society viewed Daptiv's SaaS-based model as a key advantage. "I wanted to focus attention on managing projects, not the application," said Gary Sikma, Director of Change Engineering. "Daptiv has given us a growing appreciation for the priority of the projects in the portfolios. It's not just about knowing my tasks, it's being able to say, 'I've got seven tasks in front of me, what do I work on first?' and seeing how things connect in the big picture."

"Good Samaritan is a great example of how Daptiv can help a large organization with distributed field offices effectively prioritize resources and better collaborate at the PMO, project sponsor and executive levels," said Satish Kumar, Director of Product Marketing for Daptiv. "Daptiv is built with our customers' unique business needs in mind and designed to be flexible and intuitive so that it has can be easily adopted company-wide with a minimal learning curve."

About Daptiv
Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the leading provider of on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. Daptiv has helped thousands of companies improve their strategic planning and business execution by offering adaptable PPM solutions and expert professional services. Daptiv's customers include world-class organizations such as Beam Global, Chase, Coach, Harvard University, Honeywell, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Virgin Australia.

About The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
For The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, everything starts with a mission-based obligation to share God's love with those we serve. As the largest not-for-profit provider of senior services and housing in the United States, opportunities to fulfill that mission happen every day in three main service lines: rehabilitation/skilled care, senior living and home health.

From its beginnings in 1923 in rural North Dakota, the Good Samaritan Society has always sought to create environments where people are loved, valued and at peace. Today, 21,000 staff members at more than 240 locations in 24 states work to make that vision a reality.

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