STAR Launches Startranet™: A Project Management Application

Mallory Johnson

03 December 2009

Minneapolis, Minn. (December 3, 2009) – Star Exhibits and Environments announced the launch of Startranet™ this month, a proprietary online project and inventory management software accessible virtually that has improved project workflow and cost savings for the ever-changing needs of its clients.

“Startranet™ combines ‘the best of the rest’ and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. We’ve been using this newest release of Startranet™ internally for over a year to manage every project, task, file, shipment and inventory item and we now want to share elements of this tool online with our client base.” John Paavola, Startranet™ Program Manager explained.

This client accessible version of Startranet™ incorporates a strong base of robust features. Real-time inventory management allows multiple searching, filtering, and viewing options with instant page refreshes. Complete online project management is immediately accessible to users tracking tasks, shipments, files and more for complete collaboration on projects in real time. Email automation sends out e-minders for tasks still needing completion. Clients are also able to print dozens of comprehensive reports directly from the application.

Since 2001, Star has been continually updating their custom software applications to provide efficient project management for specific projects, unique rollout programs, internal process efficiencies, display procurement, inventory orders, portable/graphic reservations, and single events. The company has also trialed, reviewed and tested many third party applications in their quest for the best. “The others simply come up short in key features, performance, ease of use, or customization flexibility,” Paavola reports. “We wanted to create a software application that greatly enhances Star’s proven processes, not change our processes due to limitations discovered in third party offerings.”

The application supports continued flexibility for rapid customization and enhancements to suit the ever-changing needs of clients, third party offerings and other industry trends. Integration of tools for bar-coding/RFID, budgeting/ROI, mobile applications, RSS feeds, charting, web conferencing and others are currently being developed to advance the application further.

About Star Exhibits & Environments

Since 1993, Star Exhibits & Environments has provided powerful brand integration for our clients. A leading global marketing solutions provider, Star values a customer-intimate approach, lasting partnerships, powerful strategic direction, and consistent execution. Star’s comprehensive design, fabrication, installation/dismantle and property management services support tradeshow, retail fixture, corporate lobby, event and selling environment initiatives. For more information, visit http//

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