New, improved features of Asta Powerproject Version 12.

Customer feedback provides the foundation for new and improved features of Asta Powerproject Version 12.

Asta Development has developed the newest version of its Asta Powerproject product based on customer feedback. The company regularly invites its customers to vote on the features and improvements they would like to see in Asta Powerproject. By continually listening to and understanding customer wants and needs, Asta is able to keep evolving its product suite to meet customers’ changing requirements, and thus a new version is born. Asta Powerproject Version 12 is now available and features by popular demand:

A modern ribbon interface – customers wanted something to replace the traditional menu and tool bar. The ribbon interface creates the slick look and feel that users have demanded and provides faster access to commands.

The new interface allows you to organise commands in logical groups and position them under tabs relating to particular activities in a way that works most efficiently for the user. Minimising user time and effort was given utmost priority at the research and development phase of
Version 12.

A new line-of-balance function — a technique that optimises the flow of work through locations, giving the best possible modelling for the construction process. This feature displays the stages of work by Location over Time in a graphical format that is quick and easy to understand, enabling more efficient planning of all tasks for optimal performance.

Enhanced task duration calculation – traditionally setting the duration of a task according to the work the task represents has been done by assigning resources to the task. An alternative and simpler method of setting a work-rate and an amount of work directly on the task to allow this to set the duration has now been included in the product.

Version 12 has extended many of its features for enhanced performance and time saving, including: Format Barchart setting (allowing you to show only the Progress Line of the selected Progress Entry Period automatically), data field display (extending the data fields that can be displayed on each row of the bar chart allowing the full range of data fields to be available), additional display options for overlapping tasks, Find & Replace function for task names and notes, and updating child charts with information from parent charts — to name but a few.

Easy to use, scalable and powerful with flexible licensing, Asta Powerproject Version 12 is designed specifically to handle any size of project and now incorporates new features that fulfill customers’ most up-to-date demands.

The continuous development of this leading project and programme management software is testimony to Asta Development’s dedication to gaining and acting on customer feedback and to its desire to achieve an outstanding level of excellence in the field of resource management.

Full details of this version, plus demonstration videos can be seen here. Asta Development will be exhibiting the enhanced software at Project Challenge, Olympia, 21st and 22nd March. An ideal opportunity to see what Asta Powerproject can do for you now.

Asta Development is a leading international developer of project, portfolio and resource management software which provides solutions for managing any size and any type of project.

Since its launch in 1988, the company’s core product, Asta Powerproject, has evolved and improved driven by regular feedback from users and using the latest technologies available. It has proved its capabilities over the years on high profile projects throughout the world and is now used by thousands of planners in a wide variety of industry sectors in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA. Asta Development supports customers directly from its offices in Oxfordshire and Shropshire. Outside of the UK, Asta Development has a network of distributors who supply, train and support customers, with the software available in up to seven different languages. Asta Development is a part of Eleco plc, a holding company focusing on software and advanced off-site building systems for the construction industry. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). More information about Asta Development and its products can be found at www.astadev.com and information about Eleco plc can be found at www.eleco.com.

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