Posts Tagged ‘project scheduling software’

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.

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.

Gantt Chart Software – Beta Release

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Project Perfect are today making available a beta release of our new Gantt Chart tool. It runs on Microsoft Access and allows you to create your own Project Plans. If you would like to give it a try,  contact us at the following address.

gantt@projectperfect.com.au

It is a beta release, so there will probably be a few problems still to be ironed out.  Please let us know what the problems are by either posting to this blog item, or sending an email to gantt@projectperfect.com.au

The beta release has a 30 day life from when it is first installed.  As we pick up any issues, and create a new build, you will be prompted to download the new file.  This is also new functionality so be sure to let us know if there are any issues with the automatic update.

The download file is a zip file.  Within that zip is the install file and a quick start guide.  It is simple to load the file, but any issues should be covered in the quick start guide.  When you open it, you are prompted for a user name and password.  Both are “admin”.