AEC Software Paves the Way for Project Management at The Remodeling Show
-- Company will demonstrate its award-winning FastTrack Schedule software program at industry leading event --
STERLING, VAOct 10, 2007AEC Software, a leading developer of project-focused and business productivity solutions, announced today its participation at the 2007 Remodeling Show, in Booth 14096 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
FastTrack Schedule 9 enables remodelers, builders, developers, architects, and contractors to effectively plan, track, and communicate project objectives. FastTrack Schedule 9.2 is the latest update to the company's flagship project management (PM) software for both Windows and Mac environments. At the show, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the solution's many feature enhancements, including Microsoft Windows Vista Certification and new capabilities for seamless project data exchange with Microsoft Projectï¿½ and Mindjetï¿½ MindManagerï¿½.
Sawbucks Contracting LLC is a family-run remodeling company that uses FastTrack Schedule to assure projects remain on deadline as well as to communicate to its prospects and clients about project goals and progress.
"Before FastTrack, people within our own company would fight over the plumber because planning wasn't as tight as it could have been. Now we are able to strategically plan who is doing what - and everyone sticks to an agreed upon schedule across projects," said Susan Solebello, project manager and co-owner of Sawbucks Contracting. "It not only makes us more efficient, but it also makes prioritization easy ï¿½ even if you aren't tech-savvy it's easy to see and understand the critical path to success."
"After using it successfully internally, we decided to try it out with our customers, added Solebello. "We started sharing the visual plans from FastTrack Schedule and they loved it. Once they could see exactly what was to be done on their house and the practical reasons why it takes so much time to do some things, their expectations fell right in line. People really like that bigger picture and it is something that really sets us apart from other companies."
FastTrack Schedule has also recently won several industry awards including Professional Builder Magazineï¿½s 100 Best New Products for 2007, Building Productsï¿½ Most Valuable Product, and Electrical Contracting Products' 2007 INNOVATION Awards Finalist. The program was also recognized for its ease of use, especially for small business users, and was cited by Small Business Technology Magazine as a ï¿½Product of the Yearï¿½ for 2006.
"Sawbucks is a great success story about a company who took a chance with technology to improve the operations of their business. The employees were not IT experts, but they understood the value a project management solution could bring to the company," said Dennis Bilowus, President and CEO of AEC Software. "Now only a year later we see how they have grown with the solution to use the program for sales and customer relations. FastTrack Schedule is a vital tool for Sawbucks that brings both efficiency and polish to its offering ï¿½ with ease."
FastTrack Schedule 9.2 remains one of the only project management applications available for both Windows and Mac environments, helping organizations with both PCs and Macs bridge departments, regardless of operating system. Easy to use and implement, FastTrack Schedule prompts high adoption rates and contributes to more successful PM initiatives.