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A Few Words From Our Customers

With Spotlight, it’s easy to get your team communicating, see what everyone’s doing at any given time, and deliver faster with Agile.  The key to success is great communication, and Spotlight delivers with system-wide integrated communication and messaging.  By leveraging the best of social networking, you stay in touch with what everyone’s working on in real-time.

Many of our clients had experienced success with their projects using Spotlight.  Here’s what some have to say.

 

tripchi

Spotlight-TestimonialsMy startup, tripchi, has been using Spotlight for the past few months… It is a streamlined and easy-to-use agile project management sprint tool… I think it will continue to grow in user base, as it has a unique niche in a market that is typically represented by software that is either over-featured and too expensive, or so basic that you can’t easily roll up information (Excel, etc.). Keep up the good work Spotlight!

– Chandra Jacobs, Founder/CEO

 

Appointment-plus

With offshore, near-shore and home-sourced development teams, the need to quickly collaborate and insure productivity and utilization for these resources is crucial. This product is combining proven project management practices along with social media tools. The result – greater productivity.

– Stephen Booze, CIO

 

Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation

I recently had the opportunity to see a demo of Spotlight and I can truly say this software just blew me away. I’m always looking for that easy to use, but very useful project management software and Spotlight is just that. As a business incubator manager, I suggest that all our clients in the program use Spotlight… Best on the market in my opinion.

– Jeff Saville, Executive Director

 

Building up Leaders

There are no easy or clean ways to manage project resources and people around the world, until now! Spotlight Software gets to the social side of resource management using a fabulous tool. I recommend this software to anyone who is managing a project resource in another country, especially when there is a time difference in play.

– Eric Walton, President

 

SkyMall, Inc.

Spotlight Software was designed by an experienced software developer and manager to answer needs not addressed by other project management offerings. As such, it has critical, helpful functionality for managing virtual teams that no other PM tool features…. That added functionality allows for stronger, more efficient management of virtual teams, with accountability of project members at its core. Regardless of what online project management tool you may presently be using, I am confident you will find Spotlight to be superior and worthy of your use.

– Alan Lobock, Founder

 

SMART Business Systems LLC

Spotlight is a straight-forward way to setup the sprint backlog, assign, track, post, and review performance criteria all through a shared online service. Managing a distributed Agile team used to be a challenge. Not any more!. SerpicoDEV provides it as a service to software development clients. They use it themselves to manage their own projects so it must be good!

– Kevin Pugh, Founder/Owner/Developer

 

SEEDSPOT.org

We love using this application at SEED SPOT and with select ventures in our program. It has helped us stay organized and plan appropriately.”

– Chris Petroff, Co-Founder

 

Diroddi

To compete, collaborate and create today you have to embrace a distributed/non-centralized “creation engine”. To harness that engine we must have the tools to properly manage and apply its power. Spotlight is one of those few tools and, with their current product roadmap, it promises to be THE tool.

– Jason Turner, Founder

 

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Building a Business to Fill a Need, Based in Experience

Vincent Serpico has been actively involved in software development for over 15 years. He began his career as a developer where he led several teams building large-scale applications, including two task management systems. Mr. Serpico moved into executive management where he served as Vice President in several companies before starting SerpicoDEV, a near-shore services company. While at SerpicoDEV, Mr. Serpico employed a team of designers, developers, testers, and project managers of 25 employees, 100 percent virtual.  He learned how to manage distributed teams to effectively delivery quality software at a fraction of the cost.

But Serpico soon realized that clients were still having trouble keeping up with the progress and status of their projects.  This haphazard and redundant method was inefficient, with managers spending their time communicating with developers and creating project reports for clients. Serpico had a vision of a better way for teams to communicate and collaborate, and, after scouring the Web and still not finding a system with the functionality he envisioned, he decided to build his own solution.

Vincent-Serpico-Spotlight-SoftwareHoning his skills, Mr. Serpico created a software platform called Spotlight to help project manager’s better manage distributed teams. Spotlight helps project managers around the world more effectively work with distributed work forces. Today, Mr. Serpico shares his vast knowledge of managing distributed teams through seminars, workshops and private consulting.

As not only the developer, but also an end user, Serpico can attest to the effectiveness of the Spotlight system:

“Since I’ve been using Spotlight at my services company, I’ve seen a huge improvement in productivity. I’ve received comments from my clients such as, ‘My projects are not a black box anymore,’ and ‘I feel like I have complete control. My project managers are spending one‑fifth of their time managing and letting Spotlight do the rest.’ ”

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Spotlight Helps Distributed and Virtual Teams Work More Efficiently

Telecommunicating, outsourcing, virtual employees – with more and more work happening remotely, it’s the wave of the future. The concept works best with the right tools to manage a distributed team. That’s where Spotlight shines.  Spotlight is a communication and task management platform for distributed teams. It’s a way for teams to get things done together, even when they can’t get together.

Spotlight is designed so you can work across multiple companies and projects, helping distributed teams work more efficiently with the unique social dashboard. Users can log into Spotlight on the Web or on the mobile app, available for iPhone and Android.

Spotlight shines in its features, like status cards with integrated Skype connectivity, status updates, a message center to facilitate collaboration and reduction of email pollution, and agile task management, which allows distributed teams to deliver results faster. Spotlight’s rock-solid task management system combines task and bug tracking, built‑in QA testing, task comments, and file attachments with helpful functionality like automatic time tracking, daily progress report benefiting team members by tracking what they accomplished on one day, to set accurate and appropriate goals for tomorrow.

Spotlight is the most trusted way for distributed teams to collaborate and communicate. Make Spotlight part of your team, and see why so many people are agreeing Spotlight shines!

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Vincent Serpico: Spotlight is project management for distributed teams. It’s a way for teams to get things done together, even when they can’t get together.

Telecommunicating, outsourcing, virtual employees ‑ it’s the wave of the future. The concept works very well with the right tools to manage a distributed team. That’s what Spotlight was built to do. That’s where Spotlight shines.

You log into Spotlight on the Web or on the mobile app. Spotlight is designed so you can work across multiple companies and projects. Spotlight helps distributed teams work more efficiently with our unique social dashboard.

At a glance, everyone knows what everyone else is working on, as well as their availability. Spotlight’s dashboard creates a sense of group camaraderie, as well as group accountability.

Spotlight helps manage distributed teams in a lot of valuable ways. Let’s review some of Spotlight’s features in the context of optimally managing the distributed team.

First, Spotlight makes it easy to get the whole team together for a morning huddle by integrating Skype directly into the Spotlight status cards. This is a great way for distributed teams to start the day communicating with each other. Spotlight really shines with status updates.

As the day progresses, team members alert the rest of the team what they’re working on and their availability. There is no better way to keep a team communicating than Spotlight status updates.

The Spotlight Message Center is a great way to collaborate. Messages are consolidated in Spotlight, so you can avoid the dreaded email pollution, and quickly get to your messages.

Spotlight employees agile Task Management, so that distributed teams can deliver faster. We’ve built a rock solid, best in class Task Management system that features Task Tracking, Bug Tracking, Built‑In QA Testing, Task Comments, and File Attachments.

Tasks are always timed, so you know who’s been working on, what and when. You can even drill into reports to balance your invoices against actual time worked.

Spotlight’s Daily Progress Report is a way for team members to recount what they accomplished today, and set their goals for tomorrow. It’s also a great way for managers to review the daily progress of the team.

Spotlight is the most trusted way for distributed teams to collaborate and communicate. Make Spotlight part of your team, and see why so many people are agreeing Spotlight shines!