GoProjex, Inc. was incorporated in 1998, following the completion
of two years development of its first project management groupware
application for Lotus Notes, GoProject/CRE.
Based in Los Angeles, California, GoProjex, Inc. is the outgrowth
of a project management consulting firm, PMLA, Inc., which provides
services to corporate clients for real estate and construction projects
throughout the United States. PMLA was established in 1992, and
currently numbers a professional staff of twenty between its three
offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco, California.
The firm has completed more than five million square feet of major
construction projects to date, and is recognized as a leader in
the field of outsourced consulting services.
In the course of its efforts to develop an application for the management
of multiple engagements by its internal project managers and external
teams, PMLA took a process-driven approach. By analyzing each step
in the workflow from project inception to closeout, the need for
documentation, communication, and interaction was identified, and
a component created within Lotus Notes to address it. The resulting
product was first used by the firm's staff and clients, then enhanced
based on performance against objectives.
The development team formed GoProjex, Inc. at the completion of
PMLA's 'real-world' trials to independently license and support
its first product, GoProject/CRE, which was introduced at Lotusphere
in January, 1998. Subsequent upgrades led to the creation of four
independent modules for the CRE marketplace—Project Administration,
Construction Management, Real Estate Transactional and Move Management
& Help Desk—as well as the introduction of a version for information
systems and technology managers, GoProject/IT, in January of 1999.