FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AEC Software Syncs Release of FastTrack Schedule 7.0 with Compatible Palm
-- Dual Upgrades Deliver New Views, Precision Planning Tools, and Seamless
Connectivity Between Desktop and Handheld Versions --
STERLING, VA--October 25, 2000--AEC Software, leading developers of
business productivity solutions, today announced the simultaneous release
of FastTrack Schedule 7.0 and the compatible FastTrack Schedule 7.0 for
Palm OS. The two new versions each contain innovative features that
streamline the project planning process, ensuring accuracy and increasing
productivity. Whether used separately or in tandem, these products provide
a comprehensive solution that benefits novice schedulers as well as
professional project managers in and out of the office.
"This is the most significant achievement in the life of FastTrack
Schedule," says Dennis Bilowus, President and CEO of AEC Software. "We have
delivered more powerful scheduling capabilities in both the desktop and
Palm versions without sacrificing the ease of use that our customers have
come to expect."
About FastTrack Schedule 7.0
This major upgrade to the award-winning project manager provides a wealth
of customization options and precision planning tools. FastTrack Schedule
7.0 is flexible, adjusting to suit the work styles of individual users. In
addition to Gantt charts, project details may be viewed as resource graphs
or traditional calendars with three separate the Schedule, Resource and
Calendar Views. Custom Ranges and a QuickRange Palette make it easy to
determine precisely what span of time is shown on-screen at any time. A
project manager may even personalize his or her workspace by moving, hiding
and docking palettes for optimum efficiency.
The addition of resource tracking in FastTrack Schedule 7.0 allows users to
set custom work calendars for each person or piece of equipment, allocate
them to specific tasks, and display the information within a concise bar
graph. Fifteen new fields and columns track more project details, and users
may enter precise start and finish times for each activity with the
ExpressTimeTM Pop-Up Clock. The new Critical Path identification feature
highlights the trail of tasks with the least flexibility for change.
Real-time collaboration across Macintosh or PC environments promotes
communication and ensures accuracy as team members work simultaneously to
create and edit schedules. A built-in Palm Manager syncs schedules between
the desktop and Palm versions, giving mobile project managers quick access
to project details.
FastTrack Schedule 7.0 also includes a Project 2000TM Exchange Wizard,
Dynamic Range Filters, QuickLook Balloons, Web Help, Unicode Character
Support, and Smart Cursors, as well as numerous enhancements to existing
features. The Macintosh version of FastTrack Schedule is also fully
compatible with Mac OS X.
About FastTrack Schedule 7.0 for Palm OS
With FastTrack Schedule 7.0 for Palm OS, users can save time creating and
editing schedules by duplicating existing schedules and using choice lists
to enter project details. Key data on task dependencies is also available
via the Link Screen. Users can even share schedules by beaming them
directly to other Palm devices. In addition, an enhanced conduit provides
seamless synchronization of schedules between the handheld and desktop
versions of the program.
Free Trial Versions Available
Fully functional trial versions of FastTrack Schedule 7.0 and FastTrack
Schedule 7.0 for Palm OS are available online at the AEC Software web site:
Pricing and Availability
FastTrack Schedule 7.0 is available for an estimated street price of $299
(U.S.) for Windows Me/2000/98/95/NT 4.0 and Mac OS 8.6 or higher.
Registered users of FastTrack Schedule 6.0x can upgrade for $99 through
October 31, 2000, or $129 after November 1, 2000. Registered users of
FastTrack Schedule 5.0x or earlier can upgrade for $149. FastTrack Schedule
is also available in 5-user, 10-user and 25-user network server versions.
FastTrack Schedule 7.0 for Palm OS is available for an estimated street
price of $99 (U.S.). Upgrades for registered users of earlier version are
available for $29. These offers are available direct from AEC Software. For
more information, complete system requirements, or to order, customers can
contact AEC Software at (800) 346-9413 or visit http://www.aecsoft.com.
About AEC Software
Headquartered in Sterling, VA, AEC Software, Inc. develops and publishes
business productivity software for Windows, Macintosh, and Palm. Fortune
500 companies and industry leaders use AEC Software's products to schedule
activities, manage project information, and achieve project goals. For more
information about AEC Software and its products, visit