April 29, 2009 in Project Tracking (F)
[prMac.com] Craiova, Romania - Stand By Soft has released RationalPlan 3.13, a strong project management software application developed to assist project managers in creating plans, tracking progress, allocating resources, managing budgets and analyzing workload. Suited for applications in the area of construction, engineering, services & consulting, software development or for a simple student project, RationalPlan can help complete projects on time and within budget.
Important changes of this version:
* Added SSL support for email assignments
* A more user-friendly interface
* Bug fixes
RationalPlan added SSL support for their assignments email notification tool. This means that users will benefit both from a secured connection to send email notifications and have the possibility to send emails without the need to maintain a SMTP server. More exactly this means that anyone can use RationalPlan to send emails to resources by using a free email server like the one provided by Google, the Gmail service. Hence all it is needed for one to use this feature is to create a free Google account and use it while establishing the email server settings in RationalPlan products. With this feature RationalPlan makes a step forward in enhancing it's collaboration support for users.
More changes were made to the interface in order to make it easier to use, more suggestive or to better integrate with the platform specific look and feel. To be mentioned: on Mac OS X the table grid (alternating rows) is now extended over the charts, users have now the possibility to directly create different dependency types, project estimated start date can be shown on charts, and so on. Also some important bug fixes are related to the import/export of MS Project files.
RationalPlan is designed as an affordable alternative to Microsoft Project with some extra-features like multiproject management and it is covering project management area from WBS construction, project planning and scheduling to critical path management, over allocated resources detection, progress tracking, cost estimation, etc. Gantt chart support as well as various time line reports are also provided. It offers the most important capabilities of a good project management software while being able to operate on various platforms starting with Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and all other Java enabled platforms.
Minimum system requirements:
Java Runtime Environment 5.0 and Mac OS X 10.4
RationalPlan suite includes:
RationalPlan Single Project - project management software for single projects. Price between $25 - $57 (USD).
RationalPlan Multi Project - project management software for multiple projects, projects that are interconnected through dependencies and share common resource.
Price between $47 - $98 (USD)
RationalPlan Project Viewer - free project management software viewer, the perfect solution for anyone (from project stakeholders to team workers) to view projects details.
Stand By Soft was founded in 1997 as a software company specialized in building desktop applications and components. RationalPlan is a project management software that follows the general recommended guidelines from project management domain. It has been developed to help small and middle sized companies to plan and manage their projects. Our goal is to make the process of planning projects as short and as straightforward as possible, guiding novice project managers through each step but offering enough tools to those more experienced.