AEC Software's FastTrack Schedule 9.2 a Finalist in the Electrical Contracting Products' 2007 INNOVATION Awards

-- Project management solution recognized as one of the best tools for the electrical contracting industry --

STERLING, VA—Sep 12, 2007—AEC Software, a leading developer of project-focused and business productivity solutions, announced today that Electrical Contracting Products magazine has named FastTrack Schedule 9.2 as a Finalist in its 2007 INNOVATION Awards. The prestigious program recognizes outstanding companies whose products or services have best responded to electrical contractors' market challenges by offering creative and innovative ideas.

FastTrack Schedule 9.2 enables individuals and teams to effectively plan, track, and communicate project objectives. FastTrack Schedule 9.2 adds Microsoft Windows Vista Certification and enhances already robust data exchange with Microsoft Project�. FastTrack Schedule 9.2 provides experienced and new project managers with an easy to use, affordable, and highly customizable solution that is an effective alternative to cumbersome and costly enterprise-level project management programs. For new users, the program is an ideal on-ramp into project management. For experienced project managers, FastTrack Schedule provides the advanced features expected from a project management tool along with the flexibility and integration capabilities to collaborate with other PM applications.

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.

The 2007 INNOVATION Awards are judged by a distinguished panel of professional electrical contractors who will evaluate each of the product finalists on six criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Ease of use
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Quality contribution
  • Maintainability
  • Productivity improvements
The 2007 INNOVATION Award winners will be recognized at a special ceremony and reception being held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco on Saturday, October 6, the first evening of the National Electrical Contractors Association's Show.

"We received a record number of entries this year, a 33 percent increase over 2006. Not only are these quality products, but the record number of entries and companies submitting products shows that manufacturers have a strong interest in the INNOVATION Awards," said John Dyslin, Editor of Electrical Contracting Products.

"We are very excited to advance to the final round of the INNOVATION Awards. There are scores of companies serving the $82 billion electrical contracting industry and so it's a great honor to be recognized as one with a premier solution," said Dennis Bilowus, President and CEO of AEC Software. "FastTrack Schedule is designed to be easy to use and flexible so that our customers can customize the tool for their business needs. This approach to product development has been tremendously successful for us as demonstrated by the praise we receive from Electrical Contractors regarding the product�s ability to manage their many projects and hectic schedules."