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Easy-to-use resource scheduling software

Scheduling software


A scheduling software

to manage rooms, appointments, employees...

Are you looking for a good scheduling software to manage efficiently your activity?

Then, Target Skills presents its fully cutomizable software PlanningPME to schedule your planning.

This multilingual scheduling management tool available in 8 languages is highly adaptable and suitable for all types of companies.

Eliminate unnecessary paperwork and cumbersome scheduling boards.

The software enables companies to manage scheduling easily and provides an accurate global schedule of human and material resource use in just one click.

Different types of schedules can be managed with PlanningPME:

- employee scheduling software

- appointment scheduling software

Visit the website and try out pre-set schedules such as:

- Training scheduling:

Training scheduling software

- Resource planning:

resource planning software

- And much more planning and scheduling examples.

Calendar reminder


How to activate a calendar reminder within PlanningPME?

Instead of having a drop down menu like in Outlook to activate an alarm before the beginning of a task, you can activate a reminder via a calendar.

- Standard reminder in PlanningPME: Activation of the alarm before the beginning of the task as in Outlook ( 15 minutes, 1 h or more)


- Activation of the option to have a calendar reminder

Go to the menu Tools -> Options and select "Task reminder using a date"


- The reminder is now a calendar where you can select a date and time at your convenance

calendar reminder

- Visualisation of the reminder message you get

reminder message

Technician software

Technicians management can be highly improved with a good technician software that help you schedule jobs and appointments easily.

Lots of companies like Tetra Pak, Skyguide, Agie Charmilles and also SME's trust in the technician scheduling software PlanningPME.

Plan the maintenance of your technicians to your clients sites.

Import your clients database directly in the software and save time.

Improve your productivity thanks to a good and precise overview of your activity.

Visualize not only your technicians planning but also their tasks, vacations and availability.

Looking for a technician software? Have a look at our technicians management example and contact Target Skills for any information or a demo on our scheduling tools.

Vacation tracking

Track the vacations of your employees easily!

With PlanningPME, you can track easily the vacations of your employees.

Have a global overview of the unavailabilities of your staff as shown.

Advantages of our vacation tracking application:

- Avoid double booking

- Track the remaining holidays for each employee

- Filter the planning by type of unavailability




Human resources management

With the world globalisation and the incredibly fast information sharing, human resources management is a real challenge for any company nowadays.

Managing human resources efficiently is essential to save time and improve productivity within any kind of business.

Computerizing human resource management is  a mandatory step to consider seriously.

Well managed with a powerful planning tool, human resources are a considerable source of creativity and innovation.

From all those observations, Target Skills is pleased to present its resource scheduling software:



Advantages of PlanningPME :
  • Avoid double booking
  • Complete skills management
  • Group your human resources by department and have a good overview of the planning
  • Share the information easily thanks to a networkable tool
  • Control the work with Excel statistics


 Download for the free trial version of PlanningPME 

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Extend trial

Would you like to have more uses of PlanningPME

in order to go on with your tests?

If you still don't know wether to buy software license or not, you can extend the trial. First, contact Target Skills and we will give you a login and a password.

Then, follow this process below in order to have 30 more uses for the application PlanningPME.

1- Open PlanningPME
2- Go to the Menu File -> Identification

3- Enter the login and the password provided by Target Skills and press "OK

4- Then, go to the menu File -> Registration via Internet

5- You have the message saying that your counter is back to zero.

6- Close the application and open it again: Your planning is back!

NB: all the information you fill will be saved and you will be able to use the same schedule if you decide to purchase PlanningPME. So, do not hesitate to enter your real data.

Clients Data Import

Do you want to import and update all your clients easily from your Excel file into PlanningPME?

Save time in client management by importing all your clients data in our planning tool PlanningPME.

You can import your clients from any Excel file into PlanningPME via the menu File -> Import -> Clients.

The Excel file should look like the one below:


Make sure one line represents one client.

Then, save your Excel file as a text file with Tab delimited:


Then, go to the menu File -> Import Clients and select your Txt file with the arrow at the top of the window.

Then, associate the different fields.


Click on the button "Import".

All your clients will then be imported on the menu Data -> Client of PlanningPME.


Related posts:

- Clients synchronization via VB scripts

- Documentation PlanningPME

Task creation and modification

Tips on PlanningPME: Task Creation and Modification

How to know who created a task and last modified it?

For each task created on the planning, it is possible to know when it was created, by which user and also who last modified it, just pointing the mouse on the text "Access" at the bottom left corner of the task window. This way, task assignment is made easier and clearer.

How to activate this option?

It is just easy: You just need to create some users and activate the users rights while opening PlanningPME from the menu Data -> User.

Spanish distributor Konoges

A successful collaboration between Target Skills and Distributor Konoges Konoges


Konoges is now the official distributor of the Target Skills products in Spain.


Some of our references using our planning software in Spain are as follows: Tetra Pak, Vicente Rent a Car, Windsurf Fornells, Iberkaba...

Konoges provides the following services:

- Sales of PlanningPME and PlanningPME Web Access

- Training and consultancy on Target Skills planning products

- Installation in remote or on-site


For any information in Spanish, you can contact directly Konoges:


KonoGes, Soluciones y Servicios, SL (NIF - B-97.773.808)
Fax. 96.346.5931


Successful partnership with our Dutch Distributor

A successful collaboration between Target Skills and PC-Computing

Distributor PC-Computing

Thanks to our partnership with our Dutch distributor PC-Computing, PlanningPME is now used by more than 200 Dutch Clients.

Some of our references using our planning software are as follows: Atos Origin, T-Mobile etc...

PC-Computing provides the following services:

- Sales of PlanningPME and PlanningPME Web Access

- Training and consultancy on Target Skills planning products

- Installation in remote or on-site

- Documentation in Dutch available on their website

For any information in Dutch, you can contact directly our software reseller  PC-Computing:

PC-Computing BV
De Bergkamp 24
5825 AG Overloon

Phone : +31 (0)478 642422
Fax : +31 (0)478 649015
Email :

Value Added Reseller

Join our partners network and become a value added reseller!

Nowadays, PlanningPME is used by more than 1500 clients from different sectors of activity such as:

Administration: Town Hall, Associations, Chamber of commerce, Hospitals…

Industry:  Equipment manufacturing, Machines trading, Automobile…

Energy & buildings: Electricity, Chemistry, Heating, …

Services:  Training centers, Health institutes, Translation centers, Insurance companies…

Here are the different planning needs identified:

- Time tracking
- Days off management
- Appointments management
- Management of interventions and technicians
- Rooms and Equipments booking
- Trainings management
- Projects management

If you are an integrator or a value added reseller specialised in one particular sector of activity, join our partners network.

Contact us and we will give you all the information about our value added reseller program.

Network Management Software

Share the information with your colleagues thanks to a good network management scheduling software

You can network the program PlanningPME in order to share the information on real time. Any modifications will appear on your planning board on real time.

The number of users is not limited. For a better and faster connection, SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle will work better than MS Access.

1- Network the management software PlanningPME

You just need to save the database on your network or on a shared folder.

Then, to know more about the way to install PlanningPME on your network, have a look at this installation page.

Network management software

2- Benefits of a networked software

-> Have access to real time scheduling

-> Save time

-> Improve your productivity

-> Avoid double booking mistakes

Skills management

Find out skilled resources easily to complete a job!

Create and assign skills to your resources and to your tasks depending on the job to do.
Find out the right resource for the right task thanks to our planning tool PlanningPME.

1- How to set up your skills

First, create specific skills to your sector and/or profession from the menu “Data” -> “Skill" of your scheduling software PlanningPME.

Skills management settings

2- How to assign skills to your resources ?

You can assign skills to your resources in just some clicks. Open the card of a resource and go to the tab "Skills".

Click on the button "Assign skills" at the bottom of this window.

Skills management resources

3- Skills filter

Then, manage the skills of your resources easily filtering the planning:

Skills management filter

4- Search for available skilled resources

Search for skilled resources in just some clicks via this search window:

Skills management search

Human Resources management becomes clearer with Planning PME !

Read more about skills management:

- PDF on Skills management

- Example of training planning


Excel planning

Change your Excel planning for a good planning software!

Your Excel planning looks like this and you would like to change it?

Excel planning

Cancelling or postponing your appointments take a lot of time and you would like to check easily the availability of your resources?

 From Excel to Planning PME

Then, try our easy-to-use and visual planning software PlanningPME:

Planning Overview

Have access to a lot of features as: 

- Organize your activity
- Share the schedule on the network

- Publish the planning on HTML pages for visualization
- Manage Days Off and unavailabilities
- Create several schedules and edit Excel reports

- Choose your languages:
French, English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Hungarian…

Appointment scheduling software


Schedule your appointments in just some clicks!

Download our free trial version of our appointment scheduling software PlanningPME and follow this course to schedule your appointments.

1- Create an appointment

Draw a rectangle directly on the planning board or right click with your mouse.

The following window appears.

Select the task, the date and time and save your setting.

Then, your new appointment will be created:

2- Shift or Postpone an appointment

Just select it and drag and drop it:

It will then be assigned to another resource:

3- Delete an appointment

Just select it, right click and select delete:

4- Go further with our scheduling software

There are plenty of functions that will save a lot of time: Lock your tasks, creating recurring bookings, synchronize your appointment with Outlook...

Maintenance planning

Schedule your technicians easily with our maintenance planning software PlanningPME

1- Technicians view of the planning

You can easily manage the schedule of your technicians with PlanningPME: Appointments in site for installation, revision, repair puposes.

You can also check in advance who is available or not to complete a job.

2- Clients view of the planning

Have also a view of the clients planning:


You also have the possibility to import all your clients list to save some time. 

3- View of all the jobs allocated


Contact us to know more about the best way to set up your planning.

Location of the database in Windows Vista

Location of the database in Windows Vista

Where is my MS Access database (pp file) in Windows Vista?

PlanningPME is working on Windows vista, Windows XP and older version.

Here is how the planning will look like after this installation:

You are trying to copy your planning (PlanningPME.pp) and you can not find it? Some files are hidden in Windows Vista.

Here is the location of the database:

C:\Users\%User%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\PlanningPME

The database is on the "user" folder.


Change Language

Change the language in PlanningPME

You have our scheduling software PlanningPME displayed in French and you would like to have it in your own language?

You can change the language of the software PlanningPME easily in just some clicks.

To do so, go to the menu "Outils" -> "Langue"

Then, select your language from the list. You can select: French, English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Italian...

Then, the interface of PlanningPME will change immediately.

For example, in Swedish:


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