Præsto™ AE has the unique feature called Tracking Fields. You can create as many fields (columns) as you like to track, categorize, and organize your projects. Each tracking field will have its own drop down list of values that you define. You will be able to search, sort, and report on any of your fields. In other sections of Præsto™ AE you will also track project features like architectural programming items, unique materials, mechanical and electrical systems, structural items, anything you like. And every tracked feature becomes searchable so you can find past projects with features that you would like to move forward to a new project or you want to list on a resume. These are a few reasons why Præsto™ AE is the best project tracking software for architects and engineers.
See a snapshot view of the information you need to see on a daily basis:
And then you can begin to:
You set up the type of items that you want to log and track. Each item can be assigned a due data for action and you can track those items that you have sent out to sub consultants for their review and comment.
For each project you can assign staff by week and day. A simple entry of the required hours will inform your entire organization of what need to be done. When you are entering the hours you have to option to assign the days of the week you expect the hours to be worked. Or if things are more flexible you can let the hour float. In either case you will see exactly how many hours have been allocated to a project and the associated resource. You can even set up equipment and/or teams to assign as a single resource.
From the staff module you can see all the projects that an employee has been allocated to and their accumulated work load. A great management tool is to have each employee go into the resource module and project their own work load for the coming weeks. This will create a bottom up management solution that delegates the work load responsibility to all the staff rather than burdening your project managers with all the work.
On the right hand side of this project sheet you see the list of notes for the project. Each note is an individual record that is date and time stamped with its creation date. Use this like a project diary to record events, ideas, or conversations. Now you will have a searchable electronic record of everything that has happened on your projects.
For each company and each contact in the Address Book, you can have linked Notes, Documents, and Tasks. When you are browsing a company you will see all of your communications and follow-up tasks for this entity. So before you call your hot new prospect, you can review your notes and be fully up to speed when they answer the phone.
This is much more than a simple address book. It is shared across your organization so everyone has the same up to date information. You can create lists for things like Christmas Cards or your Newsletter and Præsto™ AE will print your labels so getting these things in the mail is a simple task. You can also see a summary of projects you have with a given client.
Here is your snap shot view of how time has been spent on your project. A powerful project management tool for architects and engineers.