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OnePager Receives Patent on Swimlane, Timeline, and Snapshot Technology

Patent 9,535,893, issued January 3, 2017, covers OnePager’s application of swimlanes to timelines, in addition to the ability to version changes to a project timeline using snapshots.

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CENTENNIAL, CO - January 3, 2017. OnePager announced the issuance today of U.S. Patent Number 9,535,893, which covers its swimlane, timeline, and snapshot technologies that have been core components of its Gantt chart software for over a decade.

“The ability to group a project timeline into swimlanes and then track versions of that same timeline over a series of periodic snapshots has been a capability unique to OnePager since its inception,” said Dr. Jim Black, OnePager's Chief Executive Officer. “This action by the USPTO not only protects OnePager's position as project managers' reporting tool of choice, but also underscores our reputation for innovation in the project management profession.”

OnePager is a suite of project reporting applications that connect to Microsoft Project, Project Server, Project Online, Primavera P6, and even Excel, to create timelines, Gantt charts, and project summary reports--all based on the underlying project data.

This latest patent is the third in a series of related patents dating from 2006, all of which cover the areas of swimlanes, timelines, and snapshots. Features of OnePager’s technology protected by the patent portfolio include:

  • Building a project timeline based on data in a project plan (e.g. Microsoft Project, Project Server, or Project Online).
  • Adding a swimlane to the timeline based on data in the underlying project plan.
  • Assigning tasks to a swimlane based on their relation to summary tasks in the work-breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Color-coding the timeline dynamically based the project plan.

About OnePager

OnePager is the company behind OnePager Pro and OnePager Express, plan communications tools that create rich visual summaries and overviews for use with scheduling teams, senior management and other key stakeholders. Founded in 2005, OnePager has licensed its technology to Fortune 500 companies spanning multiple industries, in addition to numerous government agencies, and is a Microsoft Certified Partner.

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