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Powertrak Simplifies and Enhances Project Scheduling

Posted by Michael Bauer 03/28/2013 Categories: Events / Conferences Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Axonom Adds Gantt Charts, Auto-Scheduler, Personal Calendars, and Resource Finder To Powertrak Service Revenue Management Software

Over 10k Microsoft Dynamics’ users, partners, and prospects were on hand at the Microsoft Convergence '13 conference in New Orleans to see the unveiling of our new enhancement features to Powertrak Service Revenue Management software.

Powertrak is an affordable, efficient solution to record all of your work time and expenses, and promptly issue invoices.

The new features help project managers plan and schedule projects, and provides producers with better insight into their workload. In addition, the enhancements speed the time for reporting and performance.

For a full report on the features, please read it here - www.axonom.com/press-2013-03-19.

Sample of the Newest Enhancement Features…

Project Tasks

Tasks have been adjusted to better suit project planning and scheduling. Tasks now have predecessors assigned to indicate when one task must follow the completion of another. Resources can be assigned to tasks with an allocation level to represent their intended workload. Scheduling constraints are set to reflect external scheduling dependencies. Finally, users can estimate a task’s completion date independent of time entry or billing progress.

Resource Finder

Find the right resource for a task with Resource Finder and the new Availability Grid. Search for available resources by department, skill sets, and more. View workloads for resources in a color-coded calendar view that makes finding open blocks of time quick and easy.


Generate a schedule for a project with the auto-scheduler. The auto-scheduler calculates the phase and task’s start and end dates based on task dependencies, assigned resources and scheduling constraints. Time is automatically allocated for resources assigned to scheduled tasks, integrating the scheduler’s output with the Availability Grid and Personal Calendars.

Project Gantt Charts

Visualize a project’s schedule in a web-based, browser-agnostic Gantt chart. Shaded phase and task bars indicate progress according to estimated completion, time billed versus estimate, and dollar amount billed versus budget. Phases can collapse in order to hide tasks while warning indicators alert when a task relies on an overbooked resource.

Personal Calendars

Two calendar views are included to help users manage their time. The month view gives users a picture of their scheduled tasks and time entries for each day over the selected month, with the ability to drill down into any particular week. The week view gives a seven-day overview of all of the projects that user belongs to. Each view gives users a summary of their expected availability, their scheduled workload, and their reported time.