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Liaise, the project management system I looked at recently, has today entered public beta with several new features. Liaise stakes its niche in the crowded project management field between personal information managers such as Gist and Threadsy, and full-blown group project management tools like Microsoft Project, […]

Liaise, the project management system I looked at recently, has today entered public beta with several new features.

Liaise stakes its niche in the crowded project management field between personal information managers such as Gist and Threadsy, and full-blown group project management tools like Microsoft Project, Basecamp and their many competitors. Liaise claims that its users do not need to make changes in work habits in order to benefit from the software, since users can participate in, and manage, projects and tasks directly from Outlook.

The system automatically captures action items and issues (called “KeyPoints”) as users type emails to others, and organizes them by person, initiative, date and priority. A summary of these action items are available on demand, and they are also integrated into Outlook calendars.

As Liaise enters public beta, it is offering several new enhancements, most notably the ability to sync between users in various locations via the cloud. Cloud storage allows organizations using Liaise to sync project status, due dates, priority and other information with suppliers and customers. For security reasons, only pointers to project data are stored in the cloud, not the data itself.

The updated version of Liaise also gives users more control over whether, and how much, project data is displayed in emails to specific email recipients, even those who aren’t using Liaise or Outlook. One can also choose to have project data display immediately as one types an email, or have it show up after a message has been composed. Other enhancements include the ability to receive an emailed daily summary of project progress and items due.

The Liaise service is free during the beta period, but is planned to be priced at between $4.95 and $9.95 per month per user when the final version is released.

If you’ve tried Liaise, let us know how it worked for you in the comments.

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  1. Unfortunately their site currently gives:

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    The MySQL server is running with the –read-only option so it cannot execute this statement SQL=INSERT INTO `jos_session` ( `session_id`,`time`,`username`,`gid`,`guest`,`client_id` ) VALUES ( ‘mmr0mmdv1jq1eq1dv6jsdltln2′,’1260908677′,”,’0′,’1′,’0′ )

  2. Liaise’s service provider had an issue this morning which knocked Liaise’s site down. It looks like it was just fixed a few minutes ago. You can go directly to http://www.liaise.com now.

  3. Sidney Minassian Thursday, December 17, 2009

    Charlie & WWD

    Thanks for covering the launch of our open beta.

    Apologies to your readers who could not access our site. Everything is back up and running and we’ve posted a new video where you can see Liaise in action on our home page http://www.liaise.com

    Sidney Minassian
    Founder & Chief Liaison
    Liaise, Inc

  4. yes, I have used this. It works like a charm. Glad that I came to know of it through webworkerdaily

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