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Type of Program: Project Tracker
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP
Company Name: Accord Software
Version: 2.0
Price: Free
Installed Size: 9MB


If you need a Help Desk type tracking software, or something to better aid you in tracking, managing and graphing all of your projects try SmatWorks and see if it fills any of these needs for you. Within this program you actually have several ways to track projects and can set them up to suit your needs. You can use the SmartTracker tool to log and track problems. This is the tool to help organizations in managing changes to its services or processes. You also can use this area to track activities, problems and to find out how effective team members are in finding out the problems as well as solving them.

So what are the things that can be tracked? Some of the typical abilities and things you might use it for are:
1. Defects or Enhancements
2. Assets
3. Purchase orders
4. Contracts
5. Documents
6. Track entities filed in multiple projects easily
7. The query-generator helps manage analysis and decision making capabilities
8. Create global projects where all users in a company can report and track problems
9. Complete histories of each report
10. Summaries of reports and suggestions received in multiple projects
11. Has a Client / Server architecture
12. Use Reminders
13. Send Warning Messages to users slipping their schedules
14. Has an Activity Planner
15. Allows importing of data from an Excel sheet
16. Can export the SmartWorks database as XML
17. And More

Smartworks-PE is the Personal Edition for the Smartworks Application frame work and is the Freeware version. For current prices on the full versions, please check their Web site for better details. If you need a collaboration tool to manage and track groups, see if SmartWorks will fit with what you need.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall

Purchases can be made online from their Web.

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