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Human resources management

Manage your resources easily with PlanningPME!

You can create as many human resources as you want in PlanningPME.
Human resources can be: technicians, trainers, employees, instructors and any kind of staff.


Features to manage efficiently your human resources

- Human resource department: Group your resources by department and filter the planning by department in order to display specific resources.

- Resource profile: Create a standard weekly profile for each employee and  visualize working days of your staff.

- Employee agreement: Create job contracts for each employee

- Skills management: Assign skills to resources and find out skilled resources easily

- Time Tracking: Track the time or your employees each day, week or month

Script visual basic

Synchronize your data via Visual Basic Scripts developed by Target Skills

Do you want to avoid typing all your data on resources, clients, tasks and projects?

Then, ask Target Skills for some specific developments or integration in order to save time.

Examples of integration via Visual Basic scripts:

Visual Basic Script

A lot of possibilities of Import and synchronisation for those fields:

- Resources

- Clients

- Tasks

- Projects





Related Posts:

- Import your clients via VB scripts

- Integration


Sql server installation

Sql server installation: Opt for a powerful database such as SQL Server!

In order to increase speed peformances, we invite you to install PlanningPME on a powerful database such as SQL Server instead of MS Access.


You will find on our SQL Server installation page all the information you need to install PlanningPME on SQL Server.

If you do not have a licence of SQL Server, you can always opt for SQL Server Express Edition that is free and easy to use.

Download your installation kit here : SQL_SERVER.ZIP

Example of string connexion:

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Human resource management

Manage your human resources the best you can!

Human resource management is a tough exercise that you need to face every day.

In order to save time and improve your productivity, Target Skills developed a human resource management software: PlanningPME

Do not waist your time finding for the good time to schedule your meeting or to check who is available or not !

Take benefits right now of our human resource software.

- Create your human and material resources at a glance

- Check the availability of your human resources

- Create recurrent booking

- Have a good overview of your activity


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Software license

What is the software license principle?

How many licenses of the scheduling software PlanningPME do you need?

You need to buy one licence per user.

Licences are a one time fee. Only the support contract is an annual fee.

For example, you need to schedule 50 employees. 5 employees will make changes from the software interface and the others only need to view. So, you will need to buy 5 Licences of PlanningPME and the visualisation planning tool  PlanningPMEHTML.

While doing the registration of your licences PlanningPME, each computer need to be registered. You will need to have administration rights in order to proceed to the registration of your license PlanningPME.

Have a look at the General conditions of use of the Target Skills Software License.

Training software

Manage your courses easily with a good training software!

Do you need to manage your trainers and courses?

Do you need to have a good overview of the allocation of your trainings and resources?

Then, opt for our training software PlanningPME.

Some screens of our scheduling application:

- Trainers and rooms view:
training software resource view


- Courses / Classes view:
Training software courses view


Clients View:
Training software clients view

 Take benefits of training resources and planning education :

  • Avoid double booking
  • Import your list of resources and clients
  • Schedule your courses
  • Edit reports
  • Make statistics


Read more:

- Schedule your trainings

ERP Navision

Have a good planning tool integrated with your ERP Navision
Many companies know the problem of a simple, easy-to-use resource planning.

Often these companies work with wall-mounted planning boards or planning in Excel® and a lot of communication is necessary to get the right resource at the right job.

On the other hand, nowadays many companies work with Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions to optimize their back-office procedures and to integrate their business processes in one integrated application.

Some partners offer worldwide those links between PlanningPME and NAV.

Combination of the best of both worlds:Planning software PlanningPME and ERP Planning Navision


TriPlan+ combines the best of both worlds: projects, resources, clients etc. from your NAV database can be planned efficiently in the easy-to-use and flexible scheduling software of PlanningPME

Because of the multi-user architecture, it is possible to work with multiple planners in real time so everyone is constantly up to date.

And for employees or external people who need to have access to the planning, we have the possibility to plan/view via internet.

To know more about this integration, have a look at our page on Navision integration.

PlanningPME can be easily integrated with other ERP softwares:

- Integration PlanningPME

- Object Model PlanningPME


Project planning

Manage your projects easily with our project planning software

Fed up with your Excel files or with complicated Project Management software?

With PlanningPME, facilitate your office project management.

Have a look at the example below:

Project Planning 

Take benefits of all those features within our project management software:
- Have a graphic and clear Gantt Chart
- Have access to several views: resources, tasks, clients and projects
- Avoid double booking
- Improve productivity
- Easy scheduling


More screen shots here:

Project View:

Client View:


Scheduled task PlanningPMEHTML

How to create a scheduled task to update HTML pages created from PlanningPMEHTML?

With our visualisation planning tool PlanningPMEHTML, you can create HTML views of the planning. Those HTML pages can be updated regularly automatically. How?

You just need to create a scheduled task with Planning PME that will launch the application PlanningPMEHTML.exe as often as you want.

First, go on the menu Start -> Control Panel -> Scheduled task


Then, select Add a scheduled task and select the program "PlanningPMEHTML.exe".


Select the frequency and the time you want to update your HTML pages.

You will then see your scheduled task on your list:

 So, your HTML pages for visualization will be updated automatically!

Planning tools

Reduce cost and improve productivity opting for some good planning tools
Target Skills developed some planning tools in order to facilitate resources scheduling problems.
Leave your old Excel planning, save time and increase your productivity with our planning tools:
- Scheduling software PlanningPME
Informations Flash Demo Examples Handbook Prices
- Online planning tool PlanningPME Web Access

Informations Flash Demo Trial version User Guide Prices

These tools are compatible with an Outlook planning solution.


Have access to your planning online

PlanningPME Web Access : online planning from PlanningPME

  If you opt for the online scheduling system provided by Target Skills, you benefit from easy-to-use solutions perfectly adapted to the types of activities you want to schedule. 

Why opting for an online planning ?

Advantages of PlanningPME Web Access, online scheduling system : 

  • A universal multi-workstation access
  • A permanent access to your schedules online
  • Access via a unique login and password
  • An improvement of remote work
  • Simultaneous visualization of your collaborators schedules
  • A fast sharing of the information - Secured data on powerful servers
  • Two options: Subcription mode or Purchase mode for the online scheduling system PlanningPME Web Access

Read more about online planning:
- Video of the online planning PlanningPME Web Access 
- online scheduling system

Resource Planning at a glance

Improve your productivity and save time with an efficient
resource planning software

Nowadays, resource planning proves to be one of the most important issues to deal with for business to be successful and act in a coherent fashion.

With the scheduling software PlanningPME, you can manage your resources easily.

Take benefits of those features:
- Groups your resources by department
- Display your human resources planning precisely
- Check the availability of your employees

Download the trial version of PlanningPME today.

Do not hesitate to ask for an online demo.


To know more about resource planning within PlanningPME, read this pdf documentation:

Create your own customized filters

Activate a filter while creating an additional field of the type "Choice"!

While creating additional fields of the type “choice”, you can activate up to 4 additional filters like shown below:


Only resources, clients and/or projects with the field selected will be displayed on the screen on the corresponding view.


Then, on the planning board, you can filter by this field:


This new function allows you to filter the planning via customized additional fields of the type “Choice”.

Registration by file of your licences PlanningPME


Registration by file of your licences PlanningPME

You do not have an Internet connexion on your computer.

Target Skills will then send you a file to register your software licences.

Preveviously, you will need to give us the exact name of your computers.

You can have it from the menu ? -> About PlanningPME.

The name of your computer is underlined in blue as shown below.

This registration by file requires two steps:

. Step 1: Pre recording of the software

From PlanningPME, on each workstation, go to the menu « File » -> « Identification ». 


Enter your login and password provided by Target Skills.


Then, go to the menu « File » -> « Registration by file».


Select the file "PlanningPME.ts" provided by Target Skills.

A window tells you that your licence has been PRE registered.

You are then limited to 200 uses.

. Step 2: Final registration of your licences

At the receipt of your payment, we will send you a ".ts" file to give you unlimited access to PlanningPME. From each workstation, you will just need to go to  « File » -> « Registration by file» once more to register your licence definitely. You  will get this message "The licence has been registered".


NB: The login and the password are the same to register all your additional licences.

Other articles to read on licences management: 

  Remove your licences PlanningPME 

 Registration of licences by Internet


New version with Outlook synchronisation

You need to improve the efficiency provided by Outlook planning? We invite you to evaluate our new version 2009 of PlanningPME. 

To answer your requirements, the planning software has been improved. 

Do not wait any longer and try our new version PlanningPME 2009. 

Discover those new features : 


  • Projects Management : Assign colours to your projects and manage the planning in function of your projects. 


Be the first to download this new version clicking on the following link:

NB : If you are already a client, do not download this trial version. You will receive an email soon with the update link. 

Your comments are welcome.

For any requests, contact us.

Our team is at your disposal.

Best Regards ,

Schedule easily
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Evolutions PlanningPME V4.0.2.60

Download the trial version of PlanningPME and have access to those new features: 





New Features


March 2009

- Outlook synchronisation: Synchronise your tasks and appointments automatically in a bidirectional way.
- Performances: Follow performances of PlanningPME
- Project function: Possibility to assign a colour, to hide a project…
- Separate Multi-resources tasks
- Task Description: Fields displayed are now adapted to each view
- But Also…: Departments creation, Selection Mode improved, Better visualisation of linked tasks via an icon. "

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- Outlook Synchronization

- Project Management

Message You have exceeded the number of uses

 Message You have exceeded the number of uses



If you receive this error message, there are three possibilities:

1- You are on not a client yet and your trial version has expired. Contact us and we will extend your trial period.

2- You are a client and your licences are not paid yet. In that case, contact us and we will extend your number of uses until your licences are paid.

3- You are a client and you forgot to do the registration via Internet the second time. In that case, you just need to go to File -> Registration via Internet.


You will then get the message telling that the licence has been registered. Then, close PlanningPME and open it again. It should solve your problem.


To know more about licences management....

How to remove a licence on a computer and install it on another computer?

Link your tasks easily

How to create a link between your tasks?

While making your office project management, you sometimes need to link your tasks within the software.

To link tasks, two possibilities

-> 1st possibility - Go to the first task and right click, select Link…



Then, go to the second task and select …to





->2nd possibility - Select the link icon at the top of the planning:


Then, click on the first task and then on the second task




Define a delay between the tasks

You can also precise a delay between two tasks clicking on the arrow directly



Then, while shifting the first task, the successive linked tasks will be shifted as well according to this delay:



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