12th February 2015 – London – Asta Development is launching the latest upgrade to Asta Powerproject, a comprehensive project management product suite. Since its launch in 1988, Asta Powerproject has evolved and improved continuously, driven by regular feedback from users and by making use of the latest technologies available. Asta Powerproject version 13 is a continuation of that evolution.
Asta Powerproject version 13 extends its functionality to streamline tasks within a project more effectively, allowing users to analyse resource and cost more accurately. The new features allow tasks to be linked automatically as they are created or selected, handing more control over a project back to the user, and taking all levels of skill availability into account when checking the availability of permanent resources. Alongside the programme’s current benefits, some of the other key features new in this release allow the user to:
- Analyse resource and cost centre usage daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly
- Link tasks automatically as they are created or selected
- Neck summary tasks and hammocks to show the location of subordinate tasks
- Highlight actual and constrained Start and Finish dates in the spreadsheet
- Specify permanent resource availability at skill level
- Specify the type of cost to which cost related fields refer
These new features highlight a raft of potential benefits to Asta’s already loyal customer base and also any future users. By continuing to integrate its customers’ feedback into future upgrades of its technology, Asta Development has built an easy-to-use, scalable and powerful tool that is widely relied upon to support project activity at all levels of complexity.
Asta Powerproject is a class-leading project, portfolio and resource management software solution, available in stand-alone and enterprise versions. It is used successfully throughout the world by top construction contractors on projects of all sizes and by all industry sectors.
The software was originally developed for the AEC industry and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading project management software solutions for construction. It is used on all types of projects including: house building; general commercial build such as schools, offices and hospitals, as well as road and rail construction and maintenance.
This latest release is available with a BIM version which brings 4D planning within affordable reach by combining 3D planning and scheduling in one application. Asta Powerproject BIM incorporates features that enable 4D planning, drive greater collaboration, and deliver communication, time and efficiency benefits.
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. Asta Development is a part of ELECO plc, a holding company focused on software development and services for architectural, engineering and construction industries. 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