Websystems, Inc. is proud to introduce a new website for its web-based project management software, AceProject.
With the addition of the “Actual Start Date” and “Actual End Date” fields in version 4.8, we had to make these fields available in task reports.
From now on, these date fields will be available in the following reports, at both the project and project portfolio levels:
- Task Report by Date: Both fields have been added to the date drop-down filters and show up next to the “Estimated End Date” column in the report.
- Overview Task Report: Both fields show up next to the “Estimated End Date” column in the report.
- Non-Assigned Task Report: Both fields show up next to the “Estimated End Date” column in the report.
The time has finally come to cut the ribbon! Here it is, version 4.8 is out!
We are glad to introduce a new field at the project level called “Predefined % Done”. Essentially, this will empower project managers to set a default % Done value to any “In Progress” task status.
Since we added expense tracking to AceProject 4.8, we had to make the new fields available in task lists. From now on, you’ll be able to add the “Estimated Expenses”, “Actual Expenses”, and “My Actual Expenses” fields to the “Show/Hide Columns” option in the “My Tasks”, “Incomplete Tasks” and “Completed Tasks” pages. We also added the “Actual Start Date” and “Actual End Date” fields to the “Show/Hide Columns” option.
Furthermore, we renamed the following fields:
- Estimated ->Estimated Hours
- Actuals ->Actual Hours
- Due-Date ->End Date
- Start Date ->Estimated Start Date
- End Date ->Estimated End Date
Feel free to contact us should you have any inquiries with regards to this update.
We are glad to announce that another group of users now benefits of AceProject’s new version today. The migration is running smoothly. We are really proud of this version, which has been several months in the making.
All remaining accounts that are still on version 4.7 will be migrated to version 4.8 in early October 2010.
Here are the release notes for version 4.8 :
Expense Tracking – After years of requests for this, here it is! You can now submit and approve expenses, as well as generate reports. The expense tracking module works as does the time tracking module. Hence, you’ll be up and running with these functionalities in no time. This feature can be disabled at the account level. Hence, if you don’t want to track expenses, the interface will not make any mention of expenses whatsoever.
Weekend Management – We offer more flexibility with regards to how work weeks are managed. You can now indicate whether weekends are working days or not at the task level. Furthermore, if you use task dependencies and […]
If you’re like me (and I’m sure you are on this count), you’re chomping at the bit to get your hands on version 4.8. Hang on, it’s coming.
In the meantime, here’s a preview of some changes you’ll notice in version 4.8’s Edit Task Information page.
1. The Assignment tab disappears
That’s right! No more navigation required to assign users to your task. You’ll have an «Assignment» group right underneath the Details field for that. When creating a new task, the assignment grid will be displayed. Otherwise, it will be hidden by default and the «Show the Assignment Grid» toggle will allow you to reach the grid in order to make changes therein.
2. Smartphone support for the Details and Comment fields
If you’re a smartphone user, you’ve noticed that your device does not recognize both of these fields as text boxes. We’ve come up with a solution which will now allow you to input data in both of these fields.
3. Estimates and Actuals
Many of you have requested […]
When we release a new version of AceProject, we first make it available for hosted accounts, where it’s easy for us to fix bugs. We’ll wait a few weeks to make sure the system is stable, then make the release available to our Source Code customers.
AceProject Source Code installs on a Web server. Ends users still use a Web browser to access AceProject, but the data resides on the customer’s server instead of our servers.
Why buy the Source Code edition?
There are a few reasons why our customers who choose to purchase AceProject Source Code:
- One-time payment. Since the Source Code is installed on the customer’s own web server, there is no recurring payment.
- Unlimited projects, tasks, and file space. AceProject Source Code licenses are based on users only. For groups that complete a high number of projects, it may be more cost-effective to purchase AceProject Source Code.
- Complete control over the system. The customer chooses where to install AceProject Source Code, how to maintain that server and – most importantly – how to secure it. […]
We officially released the Source Code version of AceProject 4.7 today. The Hosted version was released several weeks ago, so we got plenty of time to fix issues we hadn’t found during our testing process (thank you Hosted customers :-)). As a result, we’re glad to offer a stable Source Code package.
Improvements in version 4.7 have been discussed quite a few times on this blog already. Now, here’s a video presentation of those improvements.
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We’ve been talking about it for a few months, and now it’s official. AceProject 4.7 is released. While we’ve fixed a lot of little things, 4.7 was also about making project management easier.
Project portfolio: out of Administration
We’ve separated portfolio management from account administration. This way, everyone can see all their projects, calendars and Gantt charts in one window. The Admin section is where you manage your account users, subscription, and other settings.
Workload over-allocation jumps at you
Besides the Portfolio tab, this is the most visual change. Based on the account default and the specific users settings, AceProject will highlight when someone is assigned more work than they can do in a day. This simple red highlight makes all the difference when running the workload report. We also like that the typical work day can be adjusted per user, to accommodate part-time employees, for example.
Task dependencies without the pain
Let’s be honest here: Task dependencies can get complicated by nature, and AceProject was not making it […]