Artemis originated as the Artemis Project Management System developed by Metier Management Systems in 1978, a sister product to Apollo, Metier's first Pert network scheduling system launched in 1977. Apollo and Artemis were the first large-scale project management systems available on mini-computers (as opposed to mainframes) and the world's first commercially successful relational database system.
Metier was founded in 1976 by Richard Evans, Robin Lodge, Roy W. Brown and James Miller who programmed the original single-user version of the software in a Suffolk attic in Debach. He went on to write the multi-user version of the software with Richard Nobbs and Alan Playford.
Artemis combined project planning and scheduling with cost control and resource management. The first products were sold as turn-key systems: both hardware (the Hewlett Packard 21 series) and software built into a desk. In the early 1980s Metier launched a software-only version of Artemis for IBM mainframes.
Artemis later evolved into three major product lines to support project planning and scheduling, earned value management (project performance measurement), portfolio management, resource management, and time reporting -- Artemis 9000, Artemis Views and Artemis 7.
Artemis 9000 ran on both Microsoft Windows and IBM OS/390 operating systems. It was a scalable and customizable tool to integrate project management processes such as planning, scheduling, aggregation, and reporting. Although the Artemis toolset was originally a mainframe based tool, by the end it could act as a server application that communicated with web based user interfaces.
By the early 1980s, Artemis systems were in use in over 30 countries providing management information for some of the worlds largest civil, aerospace, nuclear and military projects, including the construction of off-shore oil platforms, aircraft development, the construction of five military cities in the Middle East, the maintenance of the US navy fleets at Long Beach and Norfolk Naval Yard, aerospace projects, nuclear power plant maintenance, and production scheduling in the UK and US automobile industries.
We are very fortunate to have a complete Metier Artemis system which is based around the Hewlett Packard 1000 computer. The system consisted of a CPU, disk drive, monitor and printer (DECwriter II). Our system was kindly donated by James Miller on of the founders of Metier Management Systems.
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