TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, and NEW YORK, NY -- Handwritten notes and checklists are not the best way to protect banks and energy companies, government, military, law enforcement and national security agencies – or the safety of corporate executives.
A.R.M. Specialists shifted in late 2009 to Swiftlight project management software from Torridon Solutions Inc.
“It provides clarity,” said Lt. Col. Lyle E. Alexander, chief executive officer of ARM, which provides risk-management consulting and security training services to private and government clients in Trinidad and Tobago, an island nation in the southern Caribbean, seven miles off the cost of Venezuela.
The oil and gas industries account for about 40 percent of gross domestic product and 80 percent of exports in Trinidad & Tobago. The country is also regarded as the regional financial center “strategic to international business,” said Alexander, who served with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force for 18 years, and as manager of security for Amoco/BP.
“Swiftlight enables us to organize our projects in a logical way. One example is an operational audit. We use the objectives and scope view and the timeline view in Swiftlight to clearly define our goals and to plan and organize site visits and interviews. We determine the level of compliance with existing policies and procedures, whether those policies and procedures align with the values and objectives of the organization, and whether the organization’s structure is appropriately aligned with its mission. Swiftlight then delivers outputs for reports or presentations in the language of business – highlighting success metrics, analysis completions, and more,” said Alexander.
“It’s easy to understand,” said Alexander. “It’s user friendly. And I see the fit for A.R.M. projects. We go out for assessments, ask a lot of questions about personal security, executive security, physical plant security. Swiftlight helps us to organize the questions in a logical manner and we plan and communicate better with it. On a project for a security company, as one example, we were better able to sit down and put together a plan with the company execs. We were able to work with them to understand their needs, identify the business processes that are at risk, and how we propose to mitigate those risks. Swiftlight helped us do all that more effectively.”
Swiftlight is a project management software application that saves time, creates clarity and gets results for its users. It offers a planning structure, high quality visuals and outstanding ease of use and is a great alternative to traditional Gantt chart software. Created to meet the needs of a broad range of business managers, executives and consultants, rather than just project management experts, Swiftlight is particularly well-suited to planning and progress reporting for “smaller scale” or “less complex” projects.
For people who find Microsoft Project too complex, and managing projects in Excel and PowerPoint very time-consuming, Swiftlight can quickly generate clear, presentation-ready plans and progress reports for initiatives such as product launches, strategy reviews, operational improvement initiatives or annual planning.
For specialist project managers with larger IT, engineering or R&D projects, Swiftlight makes it easy to articulate and visualize “the big picture,” with outputs that can capture timelines, objectives, deliverables and measures of success all on one page. Swiftlight also provides links to MS Project to simplify project reporting.
For a video overview of Swiftlight, click here: http://www.swiftlightsoftware.com/Swiftlight-Project-Management-Software-Overview-Video.htm
Product details are posted here: http://www.swiftlightsoftware.com/Swiftlight-Project-Management-Software-Product-Tour.html
Swiftlight is designed for desktop and laptop computers configured with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP. A single user license is $299. Customers may purchase the software here: http://www.swiftlightsoftware.com/Swiftlight-Project-Management-Software-Purchase.html.
The 30 day free trial of Swiftlight is available here: http://www.swiftlightsoftware.com/Swiftlight-Project-Management-Software-Download-Trial.html.
Founded in 2005 and privately held, operating from London as Torridon Solutions Ltd. and from New York as Torridon Solutions Inc., the mission of Torridon Solutions is to make life easier for managers and the companies they work for by designing, creating and distributing practical and innovative software for the world of planning, project management and management communication. Torridon Solutions has customers in 17 countries, predominantly in North America and Europe.
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