Add-Ons

Add-On WebViewer

Time Tracking module for A-Plan 2018

Add-On Synchronization

Add-On WebViewer

Current plan data available everywhere at all times

The A-Plan WebViewer available as an option, allows you to use any device that is connected to the Internet with any browser, to retrieve the current plan data and time schedules. This requires no installation on the particular device, which means that all the data required is available even on smartphones, such as, for example, the iPhone or on a tablet computer:

 

A-Plan Add-On WebViewer auf dem iPhone X

Since the Operating System used also has no role to play, the data can also be displayed on a Linux or Apple computer, etc. with the help of the A-Plan WebViewer. The data is refreshed by the A-Plan WebCreator on completely normal Internet pages at a configurable interval of time of your choice and kept updated. In this manner, superiors, others working on the project, the production department, branches, field employees, installation engineers, customers, suppliers, etc. may be kept updated easily and automatically with respect to all information that is necessary for seamless and streamlined operations.

Compared to project management software that is completely web-based, A-Plan offers the following benefits:

  • Compilation and administration of the data in a customary Windows environment (with all the usual functions and features such as continuous mouse operation etc.).
  • No loss in performance while executing the planning resulting from a slow Internet connection.
  • Original data remains on the internal company server.
  • Data backup takes place as always in the internal network.
  • Only data that has been released is provided to the users of the WebViewer.
  • No installation on external devices is required.
  • All types of devices and Operating Systems are supported.

How does the WebViewer work?

The A-Plan WebViewer has been structured to be as simple as possible and omits all features (such as, for example, Flash player etc.), with which there is the risk of not being supported by certain devices or Operating Systems. The pages of the WebViewer consist of totally normal graphics with a navigation bar located on the left which displays brief text and icons of the first page respectively for quick orientation:

 

WebViewer PC

 

Clicking on the views displays them in PDF format and they may then be printed out in high quality (high resolution) if needed:

 

PDF format

 

The A-Plan WebCreator prepares the views and updates the Internet pages automatically. It administers the users of the WebViewer and configures all settings for the views. Moreover, you can use the WebCreator to set the updating interval or frequency for each user.

Costs

Please refer to the Price list for the costs of the WebViewer or WebCreator.

Time tracking module for A-Plan 2018

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With the optional add-on module Time Recording for A-Plan 2018 you can easily and conveniently record the expenses incurred in detail.

The benefits of the new time tracking system are:

  • Overview of all tasks assigned to a resource with the recorded times
  • Extensive filtering options
  • Display all times of an operation or only the last entered time
  • Integrated timer
  • Entering times in working and real-time
  • Enter superordinate times, which are then distributed among all subordinate Operations are distributed
  • Display of all times entered on specific days
  • Times are only transferred to the A-Plan database together after closing the time recording, so that the load on the database and network is very low. This is especially a great Advantage when many users, for example, at the end of a week, simultaneously record their times

Important notes

  • Time tracking is not a standalone program, but works only together with A-Plan 2018, 2016 and 12.0 (for A-Plan X expected from Q3 2021). One of the mentioned versions must therefore be installed.
  • After the installation (download see below) the time tracking can be started in the Menu Extras be opened.

Add-On Synchronization

A-Plan Add-On Synchronisation

Synchronization of two A-Plan databases

A database in A-Plan may be copied to another computer (e.g. a notebook) easily and ported. In this case, however, the contents of the centralized or external database differ from one another if any changes are made to any one of them. With the help of the synchronization module, both of the different databases may be synchronized with one another so that eventually, both databases are again identical to one another, and no changes are lost.

Synchronization between A-Plan and MS Outlook

Moreover, using the synchronization module, data can be transferred between A-Plan and the personal calendar in MS Outlook (Version 97 or higher, not MS Outlook Express). This avoids the need for duplicate data entry, if, for example, tasks or projects administered with A-Plan also need to be viewed in MS Outlook.