Open Plan 3.5, Deltek’s industry-leading critical path management (CPM) scheduling tool, combines a robust, feature-rich schedule and resource management engine with an easy-to-use interface to deliver consistently successful projects
Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project- and people-based businesses, today announced the launch of its newest version of Deltek Open Plan – an enterprise-class scheduling and resource management solution that empowers organizations to complete even their most complex projects on time and on budget. With this release, Open Plan improves upon its unmatched critical path management (CPM) scheduling capabilities, used by the world’s largest project-based organizations to deliver complex projects successfully.
Deltek Open Plan is a powerful solution used by resource planners, schedulers and project managers to meet the sophisticated scheduling and resourcing planning needs of an organization’s complex projects. With Open Plan 3.5, project-based organizations are able to meet the most complex and critical project deadlines with ease by taking advantage of even more robust project planning and management features.
Deltek unveiled Open Plan 3.5 to the marketplace through a live webinar presentation and product demonstration. During the webinar, attendees were able to see the new features of Open Plan 3.5 including its improved user experience, enhanced integration with Microsoft Project schedules, and added capabilities for project reporting and data formatting.
The newest version of Open Plan delivers the ability to:
- Proactively identify data quality issues – With Open Plan 3.5, users are alerted to any issues with the quality of the project schedule data. By utilizing user-defined formatting and rules, activities that require attention are flagged and easily navigated to. Conditional formatting is now available in the Network View as well as in the existing Bar Charts and Spreadsheets. Eight new pre-defined views have also been included in this new release.
- Work in an Integrated Planning Environment – Open Plan users can now import files, such as supplier or contractor data, from Microsoft Project to update existing Open Plan projects. Plus, users can now create baselines in Open Plan schedules and update progress in existing Microsoft Project schedules making it easier to work in an integrated environment.
- Prepare Customized Reports and Updates – A new network view has been added to Open Plan 3.5 providing increased user control over formatting, styles, fonts and placements. The network view allows users to quickly generate key outputs customized for their company or client.
“Deltek Open Plan has long been known for its incredibly powerful and flexible scheduling and resource management capabilities that many of the world’s largest project-based companies use to deliver projects on time and on budget. This latest update enhances the user experience, delivers more capabilities, and improves integration between Open Plan and other systems,” said Namita Dhallan, Executive VP of Product Strategy & Engineering. “The market lacks a single critical path management scheduling tool that is easy to use and offers all the capabilities needed to manage complex projects. Open Plan 3.5 is yet another Deltek innovation that fills a major gap in the marketplace.”
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