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Asta Powerproject is the project management software of choice for thousands of construction companies throughout the world.

It is relied upon to plan and manage all aspects of the construction lifecycle performing equally well on simple tasks through to some of the world’s most complex construction projects, such as Europe’s tallest building, The London Shard; Jumeirah Park, Dubai; The Reichstag, Berlin; Petronas Towers, Malaysia; and Durban International Airport.

Unlike other software that can only address parts of the construction lifecycle, Asta Powerproject can be relied upon to create a plan and develop it through every stage. It offers a single, quality software solution which helps ensure project success – even in today’s current tough economic climate.

Create value-added tenders that win business

During a recession, it is crucial to be able to submit a quality tender to a client in an easily read format. Unlike some software that can be complex and can require detailed WBS or Activity Coding, Asta Powerproject makes it quick and simple to create a reliable plan to support a tender. The software’s unrivalled presentation tools help tenders stand out from those of competitors.

GRAHAM Construction Planning Manager, Ray Ferguson, said:

“Asta Powerproject allows us to add value to our proposal helping us to win many of our contracts.”

Develop accurate schedules to ensure confidence in the plan

Once a tender is won, the details required to deliver the project – including procurement plans and fully resourced and costed plans for every task – all need to be refined. At this stage, it is essential to be confident that your plan is accurate to ensure that deadlines will be met. A detailed, accurate plan will instill confidence in clients.

Carillion Senior Planning Manager, Bob Davies, said:

“Asta Powerproject has proved to be an excellent tool because of its ability to produce fully integrated, logic-linked programmes of several thousand activities that are easy to understand, backed up with cost and resource data as required.”

Manage onsite progress, reporting and monitoring for a successful project

As the project moves forward, keeping track of progress and providing clear reporting is crucial for successful project delivery and to provide as built records for protection in case of litigation claims.

The financial penalties for poor project delivery can be crippling, so it is necessary to be able to prove that the project was delivered effectively and that any deviations from the contract programme were addressed and reflected in an updated version of the plan.

Wates Principal Design Manager, Phil Williams, said:

“The software compares what was planned with actual progress. It plots a line that shows whether the programme is behind or ahead of schedule, from that we can see which items have fallen behind and take the appropriate action, in time.”

Asta Development (a part of Eleco plc) provides a complete range of project, portfolio and resource management solutions. Asta Powerproject is the company’s flagship product.

For more information please visit: www.astadev.com/construction.

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