AtTask

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AtTask, Inc.
Type Privately held
Industry SaaS
Founded Utah 2001
Founders Scott Johnson
Headquarters Lehi, Utah
Key people Eric Morgan (CEO)
Products Enterprise work management software
Website www.AtTask.com

AtTask is a Lehi, Utah-based software company that develops web-based work management and project management software that features enterprise work management, issue tracking, document management time tracking and portfolio management.[1][2][3][4] The company was founded in 2001 by Scott Johnson.[5] Eric Morgan has served as AtTask CEO since 2011.[2][4]

AtTask also has offices in EMEA.[5] Its investors include Greenspring Associates, University Venture Fund, Josh James and OpenView Venture Partners.[1][2]

History[edit]

In 2001, entrepreneur Scott Johnson had an idea for a software package that would allow companies to better manage workflow and communication.[6] After having a workable version of his software, he founded AtTask, along with Abe Knell, Jason Fletcher and Nate Bowler.[5][6] In July 2001, AtTask released @task, a project management tool designed for businesses.[7] The nascent company was boot-strapped and funded in part by a second mortgage Johnson took out on his home.[6]

Johnson decided to completely rewrite the company's project management platform in 2003.[5][6] The rewritten version of @task was finished and released in 2006.[5][6] Joseph Cardenas joined AtTask’s board of directors in April 2007.[8] Prior to joining AtTask, Cardenas served as a partner at Counterpoint Advisers and CIO of Salesforce.com.[8]

In June 2007, AtTask received $7 million in funding from OpenView Venture Partners.[1] The $7 million investment equaled more than twice AtTask's 2006 revenue.[1] OpenView's investment was the first outside investment accepted by AtTask.[1] OpenView invested an additional $6.5 million in December 2009.

In 2011, Eric Morgan replaced founder Scott Johnson as president and CEO of AtTask.[2][9] Johnson became chairman of AtTask.[9]

In November 2012, AtTask raised $17 million in venture capital in a funding round led by Greenspring Associates.[2] The company raised an additional $38 million in a January 2014 funding round led by JMI Equity.[10] The 2014 funding round was their fourth included additional investment by Greenspring Associations.[11][12] The company announced a 50% year over year subscription growth rate.[10]

Software[edit]

AtTask provides a software-as-a-service platform for enterprise workflow management, project and portfolio management, resource management and individual task management.[13][14] AtTask's platform automates repeatable processes and allows users to manage financial information and create reports.[15][16] The platform is used for task management and has tools for document management, workflows, reports, dashboards and approvals.[17]

The AtTask Enterprise Work Cloud is a project management tool used to increase productivity and visibility. The platform is used by global enterprises such as Disney, Tommy Hilfiger,[10] ATB Financial,[18] and Trek Bicycle.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Paul Beebe (2007-06-12). "Orem's AtTask gets $7M infusion". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Tom Harvey (2012-11-02). "Utah's AtTask raises $17 million in new capital". The Salt Lake Tribune. 
  3. ^ "Top 10 Mobile Apps For Business Collaboration". CMP TechWeb. 2011-04-19. 
  4. ^ a b Jill Duffy (2013-04-08). "Interview: Eric Morgan of AtTask". PC Mag. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "AtTask prospering after a shaky start". Deseret Morning News. 2008-06-22. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Risky move helps bring success to Orem's AtTask". Deseret News. 2009-06-30. 
  7. ^ "AtTask, Inc. Releases Versatile Business Efficiency Tool". PR Newswire. 2001-07-09. 
  8. ^ a b "Movers & Shakers". VARBUSINESS. 2007-04-02. 
  9. ^ a b "AtTask Names New CEO". Entertainment Close-Up. 2011-09-06. 
  10. ^ a b c Predrag Jakovljevic (2014-03-19). "AtTask—Enabling Enterprise Work Management in the Cloud". Technology Evaluation Centers. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  11. ^ Darrin Sanders; Ibi Guevara; Jill Lewis. "AtTask Moves to Thanksgiving Park". Utah Facilities. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  12. ^ G. Jeffrey MacDonald (2012-05-14). "How Mormons - like Romney - cultivate business savvy early on". The Christian Science Monitor. 
  13. ^ Megan Julia. "AtTask Software Review: Overview & Features". Project Management. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  14. ^ Dylan Tweney. "AtTask pulls in $38M series D — bringing it one step closer to an exit". Venture Beat. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  15. ^ Ann Augustine. "AtTask Offers Social Collaboration with Project and Portfolio Management". About. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  16. ^ "As traditional PM software fails, a new movement takes shape". Business Reporter. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  17. ^ Myers, Anthony (31 October 2013). "Social Business Tools, Talent Keep Workers on Task". CMS Wire. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  18. ^ Gabriel, Anne (28 February 2014). "How SaaS-Based Project Management Helps ATB Automate Workflow". Bank Systems & Technology. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  19. ^ Stephanie Overby (2014-02-04). "Trek Bicycle Rides Project Management Tool to Efficiency". CIO. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 

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