Saunders Construction in Denver chooses Asta Powerproject to drive growth through improved project scheduling.
Saunders has long been known as an innovative company with a great tradition of project collaboration with customers, designers, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers. They are always looking for ways to improve and to provide a higher, more specialized level of service. As part of this focus for ongoing improvement the firm has selected Asta Powerproject software as a tool for project scheduling.
Bill Jack Daniel, Scheduling Manager for Saunders has worked with many of the industry’s scheduling programs and was impressed with Asta Powerproject from the first demo he saw, “Asta Powerproject has a ‘drag and drop’ functionality that makes it much easier to use than P6. It also has all the power and functionality we need to run even our most complex projects and is much more cost effective with its shared licensing options.”
Another important factor in choosing Powerproject was how easy it is to import and export from other software. Bill Jack explains that they have been using Suretrak and have a lot of project information in that format they will need to convert. “We have tried opening Suretrak files in Primavera but it does not work as well as we would like and it works much better with Powerproject so we have no concerns about migrating and sharing information between software when we need to.”
Saunders has implemented the new software and Bill Jack reports the users are taking to it quickly, “Our training sessions went really well. Everyone likes using the software and finds it intuitive and easy to work with. In addition, the support we have received to get up and running has made the whole process go smoothly.”
Looking forward to the future, Saunders is well aware that innovation is increasingly important in the industry and is encouraged to know that Asta Powerproject has already been used to link with Building Information Modeling (BIM) on major construction projects.
In summary, Bill Jack believes that selecting Asta Powerproject can help add to their competitive advantage, saying, “we believe that Asta Powerproject is the best scheduling software solution available and that it will bring increased value to our organization through improved performance.”