Posts Tagged ‘Project Administrator Project Management Software’

New Release of Project Administrator project management software

Monday, January 20th, 2014

We have just released version 7 of our Project Administrator project management software. The main changes are:

  • Improved navigation with most screens being changed to make moving between records easier
  • Ability to link any action item to a meeting item
  • Enhanced PDF functionality for emailed reports
  • Minor changes to the 64 bit functionality to remove a few bugs we discovered recently

For those who have not used PA in the past, there is a 30 day fully featured trial version available.  If you decide to buy, a single user license only costs Australian $50 which is about US$44.

Project Administrator manages issues, risks, actions, meetings, schedules, roles and responsibilities, budget and expenditure, checklists, timesheets, diary notes and even a glossary.

To download a trial version Click here

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Top 5 Basecamp Alternatives That Enable Easy and Organized Management Over Projects

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Basecamp has been the front runner among the project management solutions for quite some time, but lately it has lost quite of its sheen in the project management world. The primary reason for the users’ lack of interest in using Basecamp for their projects is that it is resistant to change and not willing to innovate in view of the changing project needs. It is providing the same solutions as it did many years ago when it ventured into the project management realm. It lacks any breathtaking feature that would have boosted project management.

Fortunately, there are some enterprising online project management tools who have understood the changing needs of users and have come up with effective solutions for better management over projects. These tools are giving a stiff competition to Basecamp and even outshining it in key areas.

1. Wrike:

 

It is a popular online project management application that enables perfect collaboration among team members who are working together over projects. This tool works in a real time setting and enables easy and effective discussions, prioritization, scheduling and progress tracking over projects. It enables easy creation of tasks from emails. Activity streams, templates, tag tasks and folders, workload view, Gantt charts and many other user friendly features that enable easy working and effortless collaboration over projects.

 2. ProofHub

This online project management tool has one of the cleanest user interface and loads of enterprising features that enable seamless collaboration among team members based in different locations around the world. Discussions, timesheets, to-do’s, calendar, Gantt charts, dashboard besides some other key features give more control over projects. By using these, projects can be smoothly managed and tracked. Its mobile feature helps individuals to connect with their projects even on the go.

3. Huddle

This remarkable project management application enables effortless and easy collaboration on content which leads to better management over projects. The same version of file is made available to all team members through the cloud, so they do not face any confusion in their work. The files are organized and secured in a single place. It emphasizes a lot on efficient sharing of files, their syncing and management. Other user friendly features are workspace creation and access, project management and tracking, assigning tasks, sending reminders, dashboard, activity stream, document versioning besides others.

4. Asana

 

This popular and enterprising project management application facilitates team work by organizing and storing task-related conversations in one place and enabling team members to work without emails. It enables easy creation, assignment, following up and commenting on tasks, thus making it easy for everyone to know which tasks are being performed by which particular individuals. Its inbox and notifications keep everyone in the team updated on the tasks being performed. All files, tasks and ideas related to a team are organized in one place, so it becomes easy to reference them. It is a great tool for performing tasks collaboratively and for managing projects effectively.

 5. LiquidPlanner:

This prominent project management tool takes an altogether different approach for completion of projects. It puts due emphasis on plotting best case and worst case estimates of efforts which will determine when a particular task is likely to be completed. Its key features are scheduling, prioritizing, time tracking, collaboration, file sharing, calendar, analysis and reporting. Notifications help to know about activities being performed. Commenting and sharing also feature into scheme of things. Email integration is its another enterprising feature. It is a great tool for collaboration among team members over projects.

These online tools facilitate great management over projects and add to the efficiency and productivity of organizations involved in managing them.

Project Perfect Members Club

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

For those of you who regularly visit our site, you will not have seen much activity over the last few weeks. We have been busy building a whole new area for you. Welcome to the <b style=”color:black;background-color:#ffff66″>Project Perfect Members Club.</b> As well as our library of over 150 white papers, we offer lots of other goodies.

  • Free software.  Get our Meeting Administrator and Method H software for free.  Method H normally sells for A$35.
  • Project Management Templates.  A whole range of templates to help you with your project management.
  • User Guides.  Documents that guide you through regular tasks such as risk management, carrying out interviews, managing scope, and lots more.
  • 40% discount on a single user license for Project Administrator when you pay an annual subscription to the members club.  The discount pays for your annual subscription.
  • Access to Software Package Selection Process.  SP2 is our online methodology for undertaking a software selection and implementation. Most of the methodology is applicable to any project.

There is lots more to come.  We plan to expand the offerings to make our members club a vital part of any project managers toolbox.

You can subscribe for A$10 per month and cancel at any time.  If you want to save some money, pay an annual subscription of A$100.  At the time of writing this post – mid June 2012 – the A$ is on parity with the US$. A$1 = US$1.

Click here to register.

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Project Administrator for Office 2010

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

We have just released a beta version of Project Administrator project management software for Microsoft Access 2010. There are versions for Access 2010 32 bit and Access 2010 64 bit versions.
As they are beta versions, we ask you let us know of any unexpected events. Send an email to support@projectperfect.com.au with any attached screen prints and we will try and fix your problems.

White Paper – Asta PowerProject Project Management Software

Monday, January 16th, 2012

It started with an unsolicited phone call. Would I be interested in looking at Asta Project Management Software. I would probably get ten offers a week to look at anything from new phone plans to listing in directories. This one sounded more interested so after talking with Michael for a while I asked if he could send me some information.

When it arrived, I was impressed. I decided that since I had never heard of the software, there were probably many other project managers out there who had never heard of it either. Whilst we don’t usually promote products through our white papers, I thought it a worthwhile exercise to publish a paper which will alert a few people to the existence of the software and if you are looking for a product, make some enquiries.

In putting this together, I would like to thank Michael Buddee, Karol Kot and Michael Cook from Solid Support in Sydney (www.solidsupport.com.au) for providing the information. Most of this white paper is plagiarised from the material they sent me.

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Project Administrator sold in 51 countries

Friday, March 11th, 2011

After sitting on 50 for a few months – Botswana was country number 50 – we have now sold in our 51st country.  The honour goes to Austria.  We just sold a 5 user license to a company in Austria.  Hopefully they speak English.

Project Administrator Build 12 released

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Today we have released build 12 of Project Administrator Project Managment Software.  Build 6 addresses two minor bugs relating to the use of distribution lists in emails, and being able to select all projects when viewing the project screen.  We also added an enhancement to enable version update checking to be suspended.  This was requested by an organisation that wanted to roll out upgrades themselves rather than have prompts to download from the web when an upgrade was available.

Project Administrator without Microsoft Access

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

You can now download our Project Administrator Project Management software even if you don’t have Microsoft Access installed.  We have developed a version that installs an Access runtime file that will allow you to use the software. Project Administrator enables a project manager to manage the schedule, risks, issues, actions, changes, budgets and expenditure, documents, roles and responsibilities and much more – all through one piece of software.

Download a fully functional 30 day trial version by clicking here

If you would like to find out more information click here, or view some videos.

Project Administrator with SQL Server

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

In the most recent release of our Project Management software, we have carried out some changes to allow you to upsize to SQL Server using the Access upsize wizard. Whilst most people will not need to do this, it is now an option. For more information click here.

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.