AEC Software Unveils FastTrack Schedule 10 for Mac

-- Advanced Mac project management software undergoes user interface redesign, adds greater reporting and resource management features --

STERLING, VA—Apr 14, 2010—AEC Software, a leading developer of project management business solutions, today announced the release of FastTrack Schedule 10, the latest version of the company's flagship project management (PM) software, which includes a redesigned interface that enables users to more easily plan, manage, and report projects.

FastTrack Schedule is widely recognized both in the Mac community and by project managers not only as a comprehensive and easy-to-use solution, but also for AEC Software's unsurpassed record of providing business users of Mac continuous innovation, integration, and support for over two decades.

As Mac adoption for business use reaches its highest historical levels, demand is skyrocketing for well-tested and mature business software that is both full-featured and easy to use. On its tenth version, FastTrack Schedule 10 represents one of the most trusted business tools for the Mac, and the new version brings a host of new features based directly on user feedback.

"Our customers wanted better visibility into project resources and tighter control over project workflow," said Dennis Bilowus, President and CEO of AEC Software. "We've responded in FastTrack Schedule 10 with not only those specific capabilities, but also with a more intuitive interface and eye-catching presentation tools. We feel that our users will really appreciate this new functionality."

FastTrack Schedule's new user interface closely resembles iWorks and also includes capabilities previously found only in more expensive project management suites. Among them are:

  • Work Usage Inspector - Using this feature, managers can effectively manage employee workloads and assign resources as new business arrives and tasks are completed, ensuring that team members are working at their optimized levels.
  • Advanced Work Calendars - Integrated project, task, base, and resource work calendar system to efficiently schedule tasks, team members, and account for exceptions such as holidays or non-standard work schedules. Work calendars can also be unified across all projects, resources, and corporate calendars, so that all project stakeholders are working from the same work calendar, regardless of location.
  • Effort-Driven Scheduling - Provides a fast-track compression technique that enables managers to reduce task durations as resources are assigned to tasks and create what-if scenarios to determine what it will take to complete the project sooner.
  • Address Book Integration - Direct link to Address Book saves time adding resources, their contact details, and their pictures to projects.

Other new features in the latest version of FastTrack Schedule include: Microsoft Project and MindManager 8 integration, multiple file format autosaving (XML, ICS, MMAP), Image Columns for storing key project photos and designs, and an iMedia browser to easily add pictures and logos to schedules.

AEC Software provides free project templates, video tutorials and even trial versions for its user community. To learn more about FastTrack Schedule 10, please visit

Free Trial Versions Available
Trial versions of FastTrack Schedule 10 are available online at the AEC Software website:

Pricing and Availability
All FastTrack Schedule 10 products are immediately available. FastTrack Schedule 10 is $349, $179 upgrade (U.S. suggested list prices). For a limited time, AEC Software is also extending upgrade pricing to licensed users of FastTrack Schedule 7 and earlier products. For details, visit