Spotlight on PlanBee Pro

Project Management Powerhouse at a Down-to-Earth Price. PlanBee Pro is featured in this week's Shareware Spotlight.
Published: Jan 30, 2007
Author: Michael E, Callahan
Related OS: Windows
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PlanBee project management planning tool 2.0e
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Shareware Spotlight

In The Spotlight: PlanBee Pro

by Michael E. Callahan aka Dr. File Finder

Project management software doesn't have to be complicated orexpensive!

PlanBee Pro at a glance:

PlanBee Pro is an intuitive critical-path project management planning tool that provides Pert, Gantt, and spreadsheet views of your project. With the features and customization normally available only in high-end project management programs, PlanBee Pro provides project management power, without the steep learning curve or high price.

It's easy to enter project information using PlanBee Pro's familiar spreadsheet format. Once task names, time estimates, and dependencies have been captured, the program calculates early start, late start, early finish, and late finish dates. Float time is identified, and the project's critical path activities are highlighted.

In addition to the spreadsheet format, PlanBee Pro gives you one-click access to a PERT chart which shows graphically the workflow, interdependencies, and critical path. The PERT chart window can be easily scaled to give you the big picture, or to zoom in on any time period. You can even edit project tasks in the PERT view. PlanBee Pro also has a built-in Gantt chart view of your project. Using bar charts to display interdependencies, the Gantt chart is scalable, and available for immediate viewing or printing.

All of the key planning assumptions may be customized to fit each user's environment, including the definition of workdays and national holidays. Individual activities may be assigned fixed start or end dates. It's easy to import task data into PlanBee Pro, and reports can be exported for use in word processing or other software. The latest version of PlanBee Pro even exports your information to a professionally formatted web page.

Whether you need to create a project plan that quickly identifies critical tasks and interdependencies, or you have a massive project whose complexities need to be understood by managers throughout the enterprise, PlanBee Pro provides the project management tools that you need. For more information, visit http://www.guysoftware.com/planbee.htm

Prices begin at $69.98(US) for a single user license of PlanBee Pro. Multi-user packs are available. The Basic version of PlanBee, without resource costing and other features used by larger companies, costs $29.98(US).

About Guy Software:

Since 1993, Guy Software has been developing and marketing Windows software. In addition to PlanBee and PlanBee Pro, the company offers ParseRat, a Windows application that lets you pull all important information out of files, emails, and databases, even if you don't know what program originally created the data.

About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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