March 24, 2013

eLabor (now Microsoft – MSFT) – Camarillo, CA [1999 – 2000]






  • Managed’s transition from a contract software developer to a highly successful provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for enterprise attendance-, labor-, project- and contractor management
  • Implemented a bold marketing strategy to displace category leaders Primavera and Artemis with the launch of eLabor’s Enterprise Project™. Sold to Microsoft Corporation in Q3 of 2000, the product is now called Microsoft® Project Server™.

What the press said about’s products: 

  • InfoWorld (May 12, 2000)
    “This project management solution can help organizations that manage multiple projects with Microsoft Project 98 and 2000 complete projects more quickly and at lower cost by improving project planning and control.”
  • Enterprise Project featured in Information Week (Feb 7, 2000)
    “The saying that all work is project work may be true, but you won’t excel at project management unless you and your tools recognize and deploy people as individuals. Enterprise Project can help make that possible.”
  • Enterprise Project featured in CIO Magazine (Nov 15, 1999)
    “The software’s Workforce Advanced Resource Planning (WARP) module is an automated scheduler that’s based on the skills and knowledge of an enterprise’s workforce. With WARP, project managers plan by specifying the skills required for tasks, and WARP models several “best-case” scenarios based on the multiple skills of each employee, overtime allocation and other variables such as cash flow.”
  • eCompany – Online Talent Manager (July 25, 2000)
  • Keeping track of details – eWEEK (July 10, 2000)
    “Doing the work without a good project management tool is like using nails when you really should use screws,” Gartner’s Light said. “Your project [will be] at risk of splitting apart.”

In August of 2000, the Resource Planning Division was sold to Microsoft Corporation and the group was moved to Seattle, WA.