A new version of Tilos, time-location project management software for managing linear projects, has just been released. This latest version includes many new features that will help planners in the road, rail, pipeline and tunnelling sectors manage their projects more effectively.
Data interchange is often a key requirement on these types of projects, typically with other project management software, such as Asta Powerproject, Microsoft Project, Oracle Primavera as well as Microsoft Excel. Whilst Tilos has had data exchange capabilities for some time, in this latest version the ability to exchange data with external systems has been greatly improved and includes:
- Full data exchange of all project library data (i.e. resources, calendars) as well as task data
- • New tools for exchanging data with Oracle Primavera (P6), Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject
Other new features in Tilos version 7 include:
- ‘Sectors’ – a new feature for the rail users which are obstacles like bridges, platforms, points etc which can impact on the normal rate of progress. A list of sector types is included in the library. This new feature makes it quicker and easier to produce new project plans and predict project end dates more accurately.
- A number of improvements to graphics for illustrating project plans including: ability to create a library of graphic files; easier to attached text annotations to tasks; and user-defined ‘fill patterns’ for shapes – including transparent backgrounds.
- Improved reporting on progress and earned value statistics at any level of the project or programme. This provides management – at operational and board level – with an effective overview of project performance.
For a comprehensive list of the new features in Tilos version 7, such as road, rail, pipeline and tunnelling, click here.