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What’s new in Version 6 of Project Administrator?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Version 6 was released in October 2010.  It is a major step forward and includes:

  • New security process. PA no longer relies on native Access security.  Security can be set up for each user to access screens and reports
  • Help on each screen.  Help is available at screen level, and field level
  • Ability to update help. In addition, you can add your own comments to the help screens.
  • Option to turn off updates to help screen.  Each installation can be set up by the system administrator to either be able to modify the help screens, or restricted from modifying the screens.
  • Gantt chart. If your needs for scheduling are basic, you can create your own Gantt chart in PA.  If you want, you can still use Microsoft Project for your Gantt chart.
  • Able to track changes to the program. You can now track each change that occurs in PA.  History tracking can be turned off or on.
  • Automatic update of latest version. PA now checks online for a new version.  If it finds a new release, it will ask you if you want to download.
  • One button linking of database. No more having to delete old links and create new ones.  It is all done with one button.
  • Show the total number and completed actions for issues, risks etc.
  • This facility was available on meetings but is now on all action item screens.  If you have an issue, you can immediately see how many actions there are for the issue, and how many still outstanding.
  • Rearranged admin to centralise configuration at rollout. This will make rollout much easier.  When you install PA on a desktop, the system administrator only had to ensure two tabs of the admin screen are completed for the user to be ready to go.
  • Easier management of project access. Setting up project was another tedious task we have simplified.  It is now much more straight forward to manage who can see which project.
  • New Logon on process. There is now a simple logon screen that does not rely on Access.
  • Click magnifying glass to open expanded screen. Previously the magnifying glass indicated that you could right click the adjacent field to open an expanded window.  You can still do that, but now you can also click the icon to open the window.

We have also produced a 10 minute video to show you some of the features.  Click here to see the video.  If you like that video, we also have a range of other videos available to demonstrate features in Project Administrator.

Project Administrator Videos

Monday, November 8th, 2010

We have just launched a series of videos to take you through the main functions in Project Administrator. They range from setting up a project, to our new Gantt chart to managing issues and risks.  It is an opportunity for new users to understand how to use the software, and for potential purchasers to see the product in action.

For more information click here

New Project Management Software

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Project Perfect has just released Version 6 of their project management software, Project Administrator.  This is a major update to the product which has evolved over the last 15 years.  Version 6 has the following new features:

New security process. PA no longer relies on native Access security.  Security can be set up for each user to access screens and reports.

  • Help on each screen.  Help is available at screen level, and field level
  • Ability to update help. In addition, you can add your own comments to the help screens.
  • Option to turn off updates to help screen.  Each installation can be set up by the system administrator to either be able to modify the help screens, or restricted from modifying the screens.
  • Gantt chart. If your needs for scheduling are basic, you can create your own Gantt chart in PA.  If you want, you can still use Microsoft Project for your Gantt chart.
  • Able to track changes to the program. You can now track each change that occurs in PA.  History tracking can be turned off or on.
  • Automatic update of latest version. PA now checks online for a new version.  If it finds a new release, it will ask you if you want to download.
  • One button linking of database. No more having to delete old links and create new ones.  It is all done with one button.
  • Show the total number and completed actions for issues, risks etc. This facility was available on meetings but is now on all action item screens.  If you have an issue, you can immediately see how many actions there are for the issue, and how many still outstanding.
  • Rearranged admin to centralise configuration at rollout. This will make rollout much easier.  When you install PA on a desktop, the system administrator only had to ensure two tabs of the admin screen are completed for the user to be ready to go.
  • Easier management of project access. Setting up project was another tedious task we have simplified.  It is now much more straight forward to manage who can see which project.
  • New Logon on process. There is now a simple logon screen that does not rely on Access.
  • Click magnifying glass to open expanded screen. Previously the magnifying glass indicated that you could right click the adjacent field to open an expanded window.  You can still do that, but now you can also click the icon to open the window.

You can download a 30 day trial version or read more about Project Administrator.

Project Administrator Meetings

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

A few people trialing our project management software – Project Administrator – have asked if it is possible to copy a meeting agenda.  There is a button on the top left of the screen to copy a meeting.

Project Administrator copy a meeting function

Once you click the button, you will need to select what you want to include in the meeting.

Basically you need to decide which agenda items are to be included in the copied meeting, and if you want Action Items moved to the new meeting.  Action Items can only be attached to one meeting.  You cannot

  • Create an action item for meeting one
  • Create meeting two from meeting one and move the Action Items
  • Still see the actions by opening meeting one.

Typically you would move only the open action items.  If you want to see the minutes as issued after the meeting, save as a PDF file.  You can use the document management part of Project Administrator to store the minutes.

You also have the option of deciding what should be on the next agenda.  This includes start and finish times, venue and invitees.  These of course can be changed when you create the new meeting.

One organisation bought Project Administrator purely for the meeting functionality.  The area using the software were not involved in projects.  They just wanted a tool to manage agendas, minutes and action items.  Evidently after a few meetings, they were approached by a Project Manager who asked if he could see their meeting software as he thought he could use it for his project.  He was blown away when he found it was actually a small part of a piece of Project Management software.

To find out more about the functionality click here.

Project Administrator Email Issue

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

We have had a few reports of people unable to email from Project Administrator.  This occurs when multiple names are used in the email.  It seems deleting a space at the end of the list overcomes the problem.  At first we thought it was limited to Citrix installations but recently a non Citrix site reported the same issue.  We have not been able to reproduce the error however have taken some steps to try and eliminate the problem in Build 11.  If any users of Project Administrator are having a problem with email, can you download build 11 and see if the problem still exists.  Let us know at webmaster@projectperfect.com.au if this solves, or doesn’w solve the problem.