AEC Software's FastTrack Schedule 9 Helps Turn Green Resolutions Into Green Plans

-- As organizations prioritize eco-responsibility, AEC Software furnishes tailored tools to ensure successful green projects --

STERLING, VA—Jan 14, 2008—AEC Software, a leading developer of project-focused and business productivity solutions, announced today at the 2008 Macworld Conference and Expo the availability of green project-specific templates to help project managers more efficiently plan, present, manage and complete green projects on time and within budget.

Implementing green initiatives is much easier said than done. By providing its customers with both a feature-rich project management tool and sample project templates, AEC Software hopes to help organizations save time, money, and resources � while improving adoption and follow-through in their green plans.

Simple to use but powerful, FastTrack Schedule 9.2 is the leading project management software for planning, tracking, and visualizing project goals. Available in a Leopard-ready Mac version and a compatible Windows version, FastTrack Schedule is ideal for both experienced and first-time project managers.

"We use FastTrack Schedule at every stage of implementation � from pre-production, recording, post-production, mastering, manufacturing and distribution � all with an eye toward making certain that everything was green, particularly with packaging, selection of vendors and distributors," said David Ruttenberg, Producer of Courtyard Music, LLC. "The software had an incredibly simple learning curve, is very intuitive, and is unbelievably flexible."

"Our team is using FastTrack Schedule to manage a $2M project involving the development of a commercial-scale solar electric system we're working on with the city of Bend, Oregon,� said Douglas J. Parsons, CEO of SunEnergy Power Corporation. "The software's feature set is extensive, yet simple to apply. It's alsobeen excellent in helping us more effectively communicate with the various project stakeholders."

The development of project templates is part of AEC Software's wider initiative focused on facilitating and championing customer efforts to go green. AEC Software is also currently running a "FastTrack Schedule Green Project Contest" � soliciting user submissions describing how FastTrack Schedule has helped individuals, teams or companies plan and manage "green" projects. The contest ends on January 18, 2008, and the winner will be announced on Monday, January 28. Details surrounding the green project contest can be found at:

"It's no secret that companies across all industries are seeking ways to go green. What they are finding is that this isn�t just a matter of adding recycling bins � it takes careful planning and requires cooperation across many departments. If companies want to ensure success on their green initiatives, they need a plan of action," said Dennis Bilowus, President and CEO of AEC Software. "FastTrack Schedule is a tool that can help managers make their intentions to go green a reality. It's easy to use, and with green-focused templates, it's even more intuitive for organizations that want a ready-made pathway for planning, tracking and ultimately completing green projects."

Other benefits customers experience using FastTrack Schedule for managing green projects include:

  • Visual timelines and plans make it easy to get on the same page from the start
  • Collaborative interface eliminates need for unnecessary printing and paper waste during planning
  • Clear delineation of responsibilities adds accountability and leads to stronger team commitment to going green
  • Transparency when tracking progress prevents bottlenecks
  • Increasing the speed of green initiatives reinforces employee�s sense of corporate social responsibility as priority and boosts morale.
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