Salesforce Project Management Software by Aprika

About

About our Project Management Software

We’re a team of experienced Project Managers and Salesforce Developers passionate about enabling better project management for Salesforce users around the world. We’ve developed Mission Control as an online project management software that works across a range of roles and industries & packed with project management tools.

Our suite of salesforce project management tools exist to support more efficient project delivery across the board. Mission Control has now been in the market for over 10 years and we’re proud of how it is continually evolving to meet market needs and exceed customer expectations.

Check out some of our key milestones so far:

Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control

History

The team

Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

Colin Johnson

CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Colin’s passion for exceptional project management led him to start a business to enable it, alongside his good friend Chris. Together, they shared a drive to develop and evolve industry leading software. Cue Aprika. Having worked extensively as a Business Analyst and Project Manager and with the Salesforce CRM and force.com platform, Colin appreciates how seamless project delivery can make all the difference to an organization’s bigger picture. He excels at taking client briefs, understanding business requirements and coming up with strategic, fit-for-purpose solutions. Colin leads the Aprika team in managing Mission Control’s roadmap and for this reason loves the ‘Program Planner’ and ‘Story Board’ feature. If not hitting the surf, Colin will be found hitting the slopes on his snowboard and spending time with his family.
Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

Chris Woolcott

CTO & CO-FOUNDER
Having worked as a dedicated Saleforce.com Developer for more than 15 years and having delivered a diverse range of Salesforce projects globally, Chris has had a front seat in its evolution. It seemed only natural to team his technical expertise with Colin’s business acumen to start Aprika and to bring innovative third party integration to the industry. At Aprika, Chris oversees the development team and the delivery of product releases, maintenance and application security. He uses Mission Control’s ‘Project Builder’ every day because ‘it’s great for building out Project Requirements on the fly’ and can be used to drive an entire project. Screen time doesn’t stop with the job, Chris is a keen gamer. He also loves surfing (when time allows) and running (fast) when not!
Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

Toni Johnson

FINANCE MANAGER
Toni is responsible for a number of disciplines at Aprika; from finance and human resources to operational matters and strategic support to the board. Toni has valuable experience in supporting teams across a range of different sized businesses and brings the Aprika team together through considered coaching and mentoring. Requiring a financial business overview, Toni values the Project Invoicing tool to generate invoices, record payments and to provide full financial visibility across a project. Toni leads a busy family life and enjoys the flexibility Aprika provides. When not supporting the Aprika team, Toni enjoys beach walks, skiing and horse riding with her three children.
Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

James Strahan

Marketing Manager
James is an accomplished, strategic marketing professional with over a decades experience working across MarTech and Fintech categories. He’s a creative, curious and spirited thinker who is motivated, enthusiastic and results-driven with a strong track record of achieving long-lasting positive outcomes in complex technology environments. James has extensive experience in working with technology partners to develop smart, integrated communication strategies that tell powerful stories that are most importantly centred around the customer. As a creative marketer James utilises Mission Control’s Virtual Whiteboard to manage his campaign and projects in a Kanban board and the Resource Capacity Planning feature to manage the various internal and external agencies that are required for his go-to-market campaigns.
Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

Trevor Doornbos

Sales Director
With more than 20 years’ experience in solution consulting, professional services and SaaS PSA, Trevor understands all too well the importance of creating a product or service that addresses a genuine market need. As Sales Director, Trevor leads the charge on introducing organizations to software solutions that will positively change the way they work forever. For Trevor, the best thing about Mission Control is the positive feedback from customers around the value it adds and the time is saves their business. When not at work, Trevor can be found paddling his surf ski on the Sydney waterways, volunteering at his daughters’ netball club and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
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Justin Reyes

Salesforce Developer
A new addition to the development team, Justin is an adept Salesforce developer, with extensive experience developing solutions for healthcare. Justin thrives on creating solutions that eliminate repetitive tasks, increase efficiency, and enhance a user’s overall experience. Justin’s favorite Mission Control feature is The Whiteboard – it provides a solid reference for the work that’s queued and a quick snap shot of the work in progress. When Justin’s not stationed in front of his computer, you can find him watching the White Sox with his daughter, exploring the neighborhood with his dachshund, or gardening with his wife.
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Matt Mattox

Salesforce Developer
Although relatively new to the Salesforce platform, Matt has leveraged his 13 years of experience developing Web APIs and Microsoft ASP.NET applications to integrate highly-customized Salesforce Orgs with an array of proprietary backend systems and iOS applications. Matt’s experience working with HTML, CSS and ECMAScript are crucial for implementing Salesforce’s cutting-edge Lightning Web Components architecture, providing increased speed and security to Aprika’s solution suite. Away from the keyboard, Matt is an avid backpacker, paddler and snorkeler and an aviation enthusiast currently holding a student pilot license.
Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

Jason Arbegast

Salesforce Developer
A highly skilled developer across a range of platforms, Jason uses his expertise to develop new features to keep improving Mission Control for its users. Jason loves creating a quality and long-term solution that talks to a specific customer issue or request and then seeing that feature become ingrained in the customer’s daily use of the software. In his role at Aprika, Jason ranks the ‘Kanban board’ as his favorite tool for allowing him to see a quick glimpse of all work in progress – essential when there’s a few projects on the go. When not developing, you can find Jason lost in a book – fact, fiction, anything! He also loves spending time with his family whether hiking, hitting the beach or playing games.
Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

Lexi Brunt

Customer Success Rep
Lexi is at the forefront of Aprika’s customer education, ensuring all customers are using Mission Control to the best of its abilities and in line with their needs. From providing customer support to developing knowledge resource tools, Lexi is a first-class communicator who enjoys empowering customers to understand and benefit from all of Mission Control’s features. The Resource Assignment Wizard is Lexi’s favorite feature for the insight it gives into each role’s skills, availability and workload – a secret superpower for building an effective and productive team. Outside of Aprika, Lexi can be found creating content for her podcast, travelling and immersing herself in anything to do with the arts.
Salesforce Project Management Software - Mission Control Team

Ben Savage

Senior Account Executive
Liaising with customers to understand their project management challenges is all in a day’s work for Ben. Experienced in customer relationship roles across a range of industries, Ben takes pride in connecting with customers to not only achieve but exceed their goals and expectations. If Ben had to pick his top feature of Mission Control, he’d opt for the ‘Scheduler’ because it allows you to get full visibility into your team’s current and future capacity. In his spare time, Ben embraces the great outdoors with his love of hiking and kayaking. When times allow, he loves taking in a musical festival or two with friends.
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Veera Koyya

QA Tester
Veera, an expert in software testing across a range of platforms, uses her expertise to ensure that the features being worked in Mission Control are meeting the business requirements and delivering the user experience. Veera loves new technologies, especially those that provide convenience and comfort to everyone’s lives. She also has an innate curiosity and incredible patience to test the limits of the new technologies being developed. Veera likes the Checklist Board and the benefits it brings to the users. While not busy looking for where, when, and how the code breaks, Veera enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family.

Connor Druckenmiller

Sales Development Representative
Connor is Aprika’s Sales Development Representative, and works to open the line of communication between potential partners with Aprika, generating and facilitating interest in Aprika’s product offerings. He brings multiple years of sales and customer interaction experience to Aprika, having worked in and gained sales experience prior with different industries before. Although new to the technology industry, Connor’s foundational belief remains the same: Customer service and providing a great experience end to end are the keys to successful, satisfied customers. Connor’s favorite part about Mission Control as a whole is seeing how happy businesses are once they implement it, and seeing the profound return on investment they experience after. Outside of work Connor likes Football, Basketball, and Baseball, and enjoys playing guitar.

Victor Pedroni

Professional Services Manager
Victor Pedroni is the Professional Service Manager for Mission Control. With his time in the Marines, a strong discipline and drive were developed and instilled in everything he does. Much like a machine, or the tools and features offered with Mission Control. Business can very much seem like a warzone. Sometimes the craziness doesn’t stop so you’ll want someone skilled by your side. With the help of Victor and Mission control, the two will help streamline your business and get you through the chaos. You will find comfort knowing you’re working with a team that believes in strong communication, attention to detail, thorough planning and testing from end to end. Outside of Aprika, you’ll find Victor on two wheels. Cruising the long roads and chasing sunsets.

Omer Bin Waseem

Customer Success Representative
Omer is a part of the Customer Success Team at Aprika where he focuses on being the first line of support for customers. With a strong background in IT and Customer Service, Omer combines his troubleshooting skills to help identify and resolve customer queries. Omer is all about ensuring customers understand the potential of Mission Control and are able to implement it in their Salesforce orgs. Omer really appreciates the interactive Gantt chart in Mission Control as it helps visualise the project timeline making it easier to keep track of projects. When not at work, you can find Omer playing video games or improving his cybersecurity skills.

Jelmer Pronk

Learning & Enablement Manager
Jelmer is the Learning and Enablement Manager focussed on the quality and ongoing development of people. Though learning initiatives he ensures customers feel empowered and competent in using our product contributing to their success. In the past 10 years he has had a wide range of experience in various industries that could not be further apart, but always involved teaching professionals. This has given him a unique perspective and ability to adapt to the needs of a wide variety of clients. Outside work hours, Jelmer can be found on the beach, in the water or learning a new skill.

Seth Roller

Developer
I’m a Developer at Aprika. I’ve been working with the Salesforce platform for about 2.25 years now. Before Aprika I worked in the insurance industry for 2 years working with the .NET framework building out processing programs for Payroll, check processing, workers compensation benefits, and quotes for homeowners insurance. After working with the insurance industry I worked for a consulting agency for a little over 2 years that placed me on a U.S. Treasury contract that helped put out applications / process them for the American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021. I love the Salesforce platform for its inherent ability to be fully customizable and to modify things as you please. Outside of coding I am an avid reader, mountain biker, fisherman, skier, and hiker. Basically most things outdoors I love to do. I also volunteer on a weekly basis for the Big Brother Big Sister program, where I spend 3-4 hours each week with a teenager exposing him to different activities and just hang out with him.

10,000 users

We recently passed 10,000+ global users and also launched our new Total Economic Impact Study which shows our customers receiving an average 6156% ROI on their Mission Control investment.

May 2022

Global

New Features

This month we released a bunch of game changing new features to Mission Control including Resource Forecasting, Checklist Kanban Board and Billing Event Generator to name a few.

February 2022

Global

8,000 users

Mission Control passed 8,000+ Global Users, doubling from 18 months ago. We also welcomed new staff in professional services and QA testing.

October 2021

Global

New Features

In the past few months, we’ve onboarded some exciting new features including Holiday Allowance, Retrospective Boards, Rate Adjustments, some funky new report designs and an array of updates and enhancements.

September 2021

Global

6,000 users

Mission Control passed 6,000+ Global Users, doubling from less than 24 months ago. We’ve also passed 80 Global Partners.

April 2021

Global

New Features

Meeting Manager, our team collaboration and discussion tool and Story Board, our Kanban interface to manage User Stories, released this month.

August 2020

Global

Highest users to date

Mission Control reaches 4,000+ Global Users, up over 1,000 Users from the same time last year.

January 2020

Global

New Feature

Project Status Report - an automatically generated risk, time, issue and overview report that can be emailed to Project Stakeholders on a weekly basis - launches this month.

December 2019

Global

New Feature

Opportunity Auto-Generation of Projects - a feature that automatically generates a Project Plan (Project, Milestones, Actions, Checklist Items, Contributors and Dependencies) from an Opportunity - released this month.

June 2019

Global

Highest users to date

Mission Control passed 3,000+ Users globally and Kosmo the Koala joined the team!

January 2019

Global

New feature

Revenue Recognition - which provides you with insight into how your financials are spread across the duration of your project - was launched this month.

December 2018

Global

New feature

Product Roadmap Toolkit launched (including Program Planner, Requirements, User Stories, Issues & Project Builder)

October 2018

Global

New feature

The ‘Role Utilisation Report’ - which enables you take into account Time Logs and Holidays, so you’re able to get a full picture of the utilisation for each Role - was launched this month.

April 2018

Global

New user milestone

Mission Control surpasses 2,000+ Global Users, doubling from 2 years ago

January 2018

Global

Long awaited Feature

360 Degree View Project Overview - a feature that pulls everything onto one page to make it quick and easy to see how your project is performing - is launched this month

May 2017

Melbourne - Australia

New Billing Feature

Billing Management - a feature that allows you to automatically record invoices, credits and payments - is launched this month.

August 2016

Melbourne - Australia

USA Office

Aprika establishes new US Offices allowing us to better service our growing US client base.

July 2016

Portland - USA

Multi Currency

Multi Currency - a feature that allows Aprika to support global clients that use the SFDC ‘Multi Currency’ functionality - is launched this month.

April 2016

Melbourne - Australia

Highest users to date

Mission Control chalks up it’s first 1,000 Users Globally! Clients of a variety of sizes and from a variety of countries.

January 2016

Melbourne - Australia

Lightning Ready

Mission Control becomes Lightning Ready! This means that Mission Control was made compatible with Salesforce’s Lightning Experience (LEX) user interface.

November 2015

Melbourne - Australia

New Dashboard

The PMO Dashboard - which provides you with the ability to establish a variety of key performance indicators relating to your projects - is launched this month.

September 2015

Melbourne - Australia

New Financial Feature

Full P&L Tracking - a feature that tracks all your financials, including revenue, staff costs and expenses - launched this month

August 2015

Melbourne - Australia

Partner Program

We introduced the Partner Program, allowing other Salesforce consultants to offer our software as a solution to their clients.

January 2015

Melbourne - Australia

New Resource Features

Resource Holidays, Skills & Teams - Holidays allow you to record annual leave, public holidays and other unavailable time for individual Roles or entire Teams - is launched this month.

September 2014

Melbourne - Australia

More Features

We worked hard this year to release two more features, the Interactive Gantt Chart & Resource Scheduler

February 2014

Melbourne - Australia

Time Management Feature

Timesheet - a new feature that allows Users to view all of their Actions that are due within a given week - is released this month.

October 2013

Melbourne - Australia

Launched to the world

Mission Control's salesforce project management app launched publicly on the AppExchange

July 2012

Melbourne - Australia

We have lift off!

We developed our own project management tool, to initially help manage our own projects!

July 2011

Melbourne - Australia

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