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Plans made easy

Excel outputs not professional enough?

Commercial tools too complex or expensive?  This puts you in the unsupported middle ground with 80% of all projects and Planner should be the answer to all your prayers.  Completely free and professional planning tool.  It is intuitive enough to pick up and use if you have never used planning tools before and yet providing the well established features that most PMs and planners rely on in their commercial tools.

Use Planner to create traditional plans with an unlimited number of tasks, group them into autocalculating summaries and nest/indent this down to seven levels.  Resource your tasks, record % complete and include addition details about the task including links.  Cut, copy and paste tasks set predecessors.  All this from a point and click interface and one basic task form designed to make planning easily accessible.


The new Planner 3.1 now includes multiple predecessors, task budgeting and cost control and a powerful new View capability to help you harness filters and display settings so you can quiz your plan like a database.  Planner comes with a host of preset views or you can create and save your own and they control the formats sent for printing or for controlling data extract so this is perfect for reporting.


Once your plan is produced you can share it easily as an image into a document or by passing on the file to others to edit or view.  Of course it keeps getting better....if you use PIAB’s Small Team or Enterprise Editions you can load your plan direct into our planning and resourcing system and integrate your data with many other projects including from MS Project and cross resource and task manage.


A single install or upgrade now gives you both Community Edition and Planner in one step and of course just like Community Edition it can be used in Portable mode or installed to your desktop.


Planner 3.1 also provided with a course of intensive training videos.  New Version 3.2 includes a Cost model for budget set up and actuals management.

Supporting Risks and Issues too….

With Planner you can also collect, manager, analyse and share your risk and issue information, all in the one file...and still free.














You can collect your risks and issues and personalise the format of data to suit your organisation’s systems or level of maturity.  The default set up matches the recommended format in PRINCE2 2009 giving you a head start in your compliance.


Sort analyse and filter your data and then use charts to analyse.  As with the plans you can copy the images to other documents or save your .spn planner file and share your project controls data with other team members by asking them to download Planner.  Also upload your .spn file and have its risk and issue data compiled and analysed at portfolio level.

‘This basic scheduling and risk management package provides all of the functionality that many users require.  And its free!’

Steve Cotterell, Project Manager Today


Read the full review here: PMT July 2012

Simple Plan Features

It does the following for free!

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The perfect companion planning tool simple to layout, schedule your projects and even resource them. Then share the files with anyone you want.  Easy to pick up and use even if you haven’t used planning tools before...and if you have..well its like planning made easy.

Click here to register and Download Community Edition for free

Shipped as standard, unlimited use and share of your plans.


Shipped as standard, unlimited use and share of your plans. Data included in your project reports as standard (excludes resource profiles)


Shipped as standard, unlimited use and share your plans, upload to planning engine to set notifications and manage resourcing.


Shipped as standard, unlimited use and share your plans, upload to planning engine to set notifications and manage resourcing.

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Product Focus (click icon for full info)

Resources

Planner Overview (10m)

Full set of Planner 3.1 training videos

Latest Planner 3.2 video tutorial

Knowledge Base

Planner - Independent Review

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