Bubble Chart Pro 4.3 Helps Maximize Return From Project Portfolios (April 15, 2013)

Wilmington, Delaware - Bubble charts are an excellent way to simultaneously visualize relationships between projects in multiple data dimensions such as value, cost, and risk. Newly released Bubble Chart Pro™ version 4.3 combines beautiful charts and powerful business analytics to help businesses maximize their return from project portfolio investments. Managers can use Bubble Chart Pro™ to prioritize their projects by value to the firm and then optimize against constraints to select the best set of projects.

Free demo versions for both Macs and Windows can be downloaded at BubbleChartPro.com.

Bubble Chart Pro™ can be used to compare many different types of potential business investments, including R&D projects, marketing strategies, and new product development proposals. Studies have shown that using Bubble Chart Pro™ methodologies can increase return on business investment portfolios by 15% and more over using spreadsheets alone.

Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 4.3 is available in three editions: Pro, PLUS, and OPTIMAL.

With Bubble Chart Pro™, managers can create colorful bubble charts in as few as four clicks. They can modify and drill-down into the underlying data by directly interacting with the bubbles on the chart so they can quickly model different scenarios. In addition, the bubble charts are fully-customizable, so managers can get the look that they want.

Bubble Chart Pro™ PLUS adds a SMART prioritizer that assigns an objective value score for each project based on the business' strategy and goals. The SMART prioritizer is built on research by scientists from Harvard, MIT, and the University of Southern California. By combining multiple inputs into a single score, the SMART prioritizer makes project ranking much easier, robust, and defensible.

Bubble Chart Pro™ OPTIMAL adds a fast optimizer for finding the set of projects that will deliver the maximum value when the business doesn't have enough capital, resources, or risk tolerance to do them all.

"This latest release of Bubble Chart Pro™ adds new features to bring powerful visualization tools and business analytics to business desktops for prices starting at less than $150," says George Huhn, Developer of Bubble Chart Pro™. "In fact, Bubble Chart Pro™ OPTIMAL brings a toolset that is generally only available in enterprise applications that cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, and we've made the analytics understandable and easy for business people to use. Just one analysis using Bubble Chart Pro™ OPTIMAL could easily save a business hundreds or thousands of times the purchase price."

Availability and Pricing:

Bubble Chart Pro™ has editions for both Mac and Windows. A free demo version can be downloaded at bubblechartpro.com. All editions of Bubble Chart Pro™ can also be purchased and downloaded at the BubbleChartPro.com website. Pricing starts at $149.97.

The Bubble Chart Pro family of applications is a product of Data Machines, Inc. Founded in 2000, Data Machines, Inc provides customers and clients with world-class business analytic software and consulting services for maximizing their business value. In addition to Bubble Chart Pro, the company also offers Optsee®, a powerful project portfolio management simulation and optimization tool. Bubble Chart Pro(tm) is a trademark of Data Machines, Inc. Copyright (C) 2013 Data Machines, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


George Huhn
United States