Category: Elecosoft Powerproject

Three Advantages in Making the Switch to Elecosoft Powerproject

As the market leader for construction management software, Oracle Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project are solutions that work for their given needs.  Between Oracle Primavera and Microsoft Project, Elecosoft Powerproject gives the best of both worlds.  It has the familiarity of the Microsoft Office Suite while having many of the features of Primavera.    Having…
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Tip From Our Consultants: Powerproject’s Help Feature, Clearing Filter Selections and more

What I like best about Powerproject’s Help Feature If you want to know about every field on a dialogue box, click F1. In this example, I’ve brought up the Format Bar Chart dialogue box.     Click on “Explanation of the fields on the dialog” to see an explanation of every field of the active…
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Tips From Our Instructors: Creating Look-Aheads in Elecosoft Powerproject

Look-aheads are created to give decision makers a means of monitoring upcoming tasks.  This guide serves as a method to create a look-ahead but is by no means the only way.  For this look-ahead, we will create the following: A new Date Zone – so that we can zoom in/out on tasks that are within…
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Tip From Our Instructors: The “Start on New Day” Setting in Asta Powerproject

A Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling tool such as Asta Powerproject utilizes several pieces of information – calendar, duration, links, etc. – to calculate dates for each task.   Within Powerproject, there is an additional setting that can affect the Start Date of tasks. It is called “Start on New Day”. It is important that…
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How PCS Adapted to their Changing Market with Asta Powerproject

Project and Construction Services, Inc. is a 55-person construction management firm in Cleveland, Ohio. As a 25 year old company, PCS knows its way around a construction site. With that experience comes a need for the best software the industry has to offer. Before working with Catalyst, PCS was using Primavera P6 and was struggling…
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Six Reasons Elecosoft Powerproject Is the Best Construction Management Software

If you ask the average construction manager what his favorite construction management software is, he would probably list off Primavera P6 out of habit.  With Primavera’s massive market share, it is unlikely that he has tried everything else.  Despite their market share, however, we believe that a little-known, but very powerful competitor could be the…
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