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Software reseller in Australia wanted

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Target Skills, software editor has more than 2 500 customers worldwide.

In Australia, Stanwell, Tetrapak, Logica have already implemented the Software in their company.

The user-friendly interface makes PlanningPME a pleasant and easy-to-use planning tool: Nowadays, PlanningPME Tool is adapted to many companies from many different sectors of activities and sizes.

Different types of schedules: Time tracking, Days off management, Meeting and appointment, Rooms booking, Maintenance, Trainings …

Different activities: Energy, Administration, Workshop, Training centers, Drugstores, Public Institutes, Industrial maintenance, Renting, Transport, Chemistry…

 

Some references : Segafredo, DELL, Tetra Pak, AGFA, Mercedes, Scania, Merck…

PlanningPME is sold worldwide: Mainly in Europe (France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland…) but also in America, Canada, Australia, Asia…

Therefore we are still looking for partners to resell our products. 

 

 

Do not hesitate and take contact with us to have futher information and become our software reseller.

 

 

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Try our planning and scheduling templates

We now have several scheduling templates available directly from the software PlanningPME.

In order to start your trial from an existing planning database, you can create a new planning from the menu File -> New schedule. You will then have this window below:

Planning database

Then, give a name to your new database and press "Save". You can then select one of the examples below:

 

-> Staff and hours: Track time of your employees and manage their daily shifts

-> Maintenance and interventions: Schedule the service planning of your engineers

-> Management and Projects: Manage projects easily via a visual Gantt chart and many views and filters available

-> Building and constructions: Schedule your building projects

-> Production and Manufacturing: Manage your production and shift your tasks easily

All in one cloud planning solutions

 

Opt for an all-in one planning system! Nothing to download or install, full live access from anywhere at any time!


Are you looking for an easy-to-use and powerful solution to manage the schedule of your employees? Do you want to have access to your planning from anywhere, without worrying about the technical aspects?


PlanningPME Cloud-based is THE all-in-one planning solution


Save time, do not bother about technical issues  and opt for a cloud-based scheduling application!

What are the benefits?

The data included in your schedule are hosted on our secured servers. Therefore, no installation is required on your side and your IT  no longer need to manage your database. We also guarantee regular backups of your data and you can access technical support at any time through the annual maintenance support contract.

By coupling tools like PlanningPME, PlanningPME PlanningPME Web Access and Mobile, you can have access anytime and anywhere to your planning from any browser or mobile devices. Changes are made in real time on all your management tools and visible to all users.

For which example of use?

The team manager assigns appointments / tasks to his technicians and they are informed in real time of changes in the scheduler via the notifications from the application PlanningPME Mobile.

You assign shifts to your employees and they connect from any web browser to visualise their daily working hours.

Learn more:

For more information about our cloud-based /hosted solutions, please contact us by phone at + 33 (0) 1 69 47 10 00 or e-mail

 

New version with real time indicators

In order to continually improve PlanningPME, new features are regularly added to your scheduling software.

Do not miss the latest evolutions available in our last version:

-> Create customised data on the main tab: You want to customize the appearance of the General tab windows tasks, clients and / or resources?

Now it is possible, through the creation of additional fields that will be displayed directly on this tab.

 

-> Organize your resources displayed on the screen: At any time, you can change the order of your resources on your screen with a simple drag / drop

 

 -> Quickview of extra fields into a new colum: Now you can view the contents of additional fields in a new column planning resources for views, clients and projects.The uses of these new columns are multiple next to the name of your resource, specify a department, badge number, date of birth ... or next to your project, for example a date display Butoire delivery.

 

-> History / Tracking improved: With PlanningPME, you can go further and access to the complete history of all creations, modifications and deletions of resources, customers and projects.

 

  

 

New videos online on our scheduling tools

Learn more about our products via our online videos

We have just rebuilt our videos web page so that you can have a quick overview of all our scheduling solutions. Whether you need a desktop solution or a web planning, whether your employees are on the road or at the office, check our solutions and find the right combination for your business needs.

We kindly invite you to view our videos here:

 

If you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Order your resources directly on the screen

You can now order your resources directly on the screen. This new feature will save a lot of time as you can drag and drop your resources.
You can of course prevent your users from using this feature with the users rights control.
To know more about the evolutions of PlanningPME, do not forget to have a look at the evolution page.
Here is a video that shows you how this feature is working:

Coming soon: indicators

The new feature of PlanningPME will be real-time data monitors that can be displayed horizontally or vertically.

It is a quicker way to monitor the occupation and completion of the tasks, as well as the workload of your employees. You can also measure the use of the material resources or how many occurences of a task is done over a day, a week, or a month.

Here is a Vertical style count of hours :

and here is a horizontal type indicator :

Follow us during Fall/Autumn 2012 for the new trial version!

The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value

Behind this farfetched message lies only a date format incompatibility with the database. It is also possible that you got this message in french:

To bypass this blocking message, you will need, depending on the database type you use and depending on the language settings you have on your computer, to create an entry in your registry:

First open your Windows Registry and find the folder:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Target Skills\PLanningPME] or [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Target Skills\PLanningPME] if you are using a 64bits operating system. 

The create a New -> DWORD 32 bits.

If you use a MS Access database :  
name this DWORD 'FR' and set its value to '1' (0x00000001)

If you use a SQL Server database :  
name this DWORD 'US' and set its value to '1' (0x00000001)

Then close and reopen PlanningPME.

If you still have this message after doing these modifications, feel free to contact us.

Why should I opt for a SQL database ?

As we keep on developing new applications for new platforms and environments, we always make sure that our applications are compatible with a SQL database.

Why do we make this choice?

In application with PlanningPME, in terms of data protection, data security, performances and compatibility, a SQL database tops all systems. This is why all our applications can be bound to a SQL Server / SQL database.

Advantages of owning a SQL database with PlanningPME :

- More than 10 planners can use the schedule at the same time. Even if you need more people to access the schedule simultaneously, PlanningPME and SQL can manage all these concurrent accesses.
- SQL processes a very large amount of data very quickly. Your database can grow bigger and bigger, the performances remain the same.
- No extra migration cost (850€) if you need to use PlanningPME Web Access or PlanningPME Mobile. All the databases we host for our customers are SQL databases.

Drawbacks of the SQL system:

- Small delay after any operation on the database : creation, deletion of a task etc... (<1s)
- Database maintenance required, and SQL knowledge required for the technicians
- The database is not accessible via a single file, but by a connection string, or a customized shortcut

However, you might already have a defined data environment within your company. This is why PlanningPME is compatible with all these database types.

PlanningPME Mobile free trial version available

New : Create a schedule on your iPhone or iPad for free

After downloading the PlanningPME Mobile application available on the Appstore, you can start and create your schedule within a few minutes! Now with  PlanningPME Mobile your schedule is always within reach, and you can optimize your timeline anytime you want.

The Mobile version offers the following features:
- Task/Appointments creation, modification or deletion.
- Creation of unavailabilities, to be able to transfer tasks to available resources while keeping track of the hinders of other workers.
- Input contact informations directly from your iPhone contact list.
- Several Views can be selected, daily, weekly, monthly or comprehensive list.
- Filter the resources by selecting which ones you need to display on the screen.

 

 To know more about our free Mobile application, you can watch our online videos, or even better, download it ! 

 Target Skills is available for more information @ contact@planningpme.com or 0033 169 471 000.

Become a fan on Facebook

PlanningPME now offers his fan a page on Facebook. So, do not hesitate to come and visit this page regularly and add your comments and suggestions.
Among the information available you will find: News on PlanningPME, usage tips, videos, etc ...
You can also leave comments and share your experiences, tips ...
To be informed of the latest real-time information added, just click on "Like" to add the page PlanningPME to your favorite pages.
Discover now the official page on Facebook PlanningPME.
Enjoy your visit!

 

Our special discounts will end shortly...

Hurry up! Only few days remaining to enjoy our summer discounts.

Now is time for you to take profit of our summer discounts on our range of planning tools!

 

This discount is available until the 19th of august 2011

 

Do not wait any longer and take profit of our exceptional offers:

1 - FOR NEW CLIENTS - COUPON CODE: TS072011PRO

1st licence: 390€ (instead of 490€) and -10% on the other items or you order* 

 

2 - FOR CLIENTS WITH A SUPPORT CONTRACT - COUPON CODE: TS072011CLTM

15% discount on your order. Offer available from the 18th of July until the 19th of August 2011*

 

3 - FOR CLIENTS WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT CONTRACT - COUPON CODE: TS072011CLT

50% discount on the support contract  Silver  or  Gold  and 10% on all other items on your order

 To order, contact us precising your coupon code.

- by phone: +33 (0)1 69 47 10 00

- by email

Target Skills team wishes you some good holidays!!

 

*Offer available on all order of products and services between the 18th of July and the 19th of August, except negociated prices, trainings and specific developments.

 

Take advantage of our summer discount!

Now is time for you to take profit of our summer discount on our range of planning tools!

Wether you need additional licences or some consulting to optimise your planning or a migration of your data to SQL-Server, or wether you need to have your planning available from anywhere thanks to our web version or to extend the planning to your co-workers for visualisation via PlanningPME Viewer licences,this special summer discount is for you!

So, do not wait any longer and take profit of our exceptional offers:

1 - FOR NEW CLIENTS - COUPON CODE: TS072011PRO

1st licence: 390€ (instead of 490€) and -10% on the other items or you order* 

2 - FOR CLIENTS WITH A SUPPORT CONTRACT - COUPON CODE: TS072011CLTM

15% discount on your order. Offer available from the 18th of July until the 19th of August 2011*

3 - FOR CLIENTS WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT CONTRACT - COUPON CODE: TS072011CLT

50% discount on the support contract  Silver  or  Gold  and 10% on all other items on your order

 To order, contact us precising your coupon code.

- by phone: +33 (0)1 69 47 10 00

- by email

Target Skills team wishes you some good holidays!!

 

*Offer available on all order of products and services between the 18th of July and the 19th of August, except negociated prices, trainings and specific developments.

Attach a file to a task

Within PlanningPME, you can create customised fields in order to adapt the software to your activity.

As many customers ask for it, here is a post to show you how to create an additional field type "hyperlink" that allows you to attach a file for a job. So, from the task window, it will be possible to open any kind of file as a Word document or an Excel or a PDF file.

Watch our video to learn how to link a file to a task:

You will then be able to open a document from a task:

 

Do you want to know more about PlanningPME features?

Have a look at our documentation:

http://www.planningpme.com/documentation.htm

 

Maintenance management

PlanningPME is particularly well-adapted for maintenance management

You can easily assign the right technicians to do the right job like installation, preventive or corrective maintenance, training at the right time. Have access to a good overview of all your planning of your technicians on your different regions.

Maintenance management software

Some of the benefits:

  • Reduce time doing your planning: PlanningPME will enable you to manage your preventive maintenance easily via recurrents tasks and reminders.
  • Eliminate paperwork: PlanningPME allow your engineers to visualise the schedule from anywhere via the web. They are informed on real time of the last updated records on clients, jobs to perform, equipments to work on.
  • Improve inventory management: PlanningPME keep track of all the maintenance jobs done and you can find easily past and future assets. Also, follow all the operations done on all equipments, clients on a large time scale.