Software designed to create transparency and improve key stakeholder engagement during planning and execution phases
Eleco has launched Asta Connect, a new collaborative task management tool within the company’s construction project management software Powerproject.
Asta Connect is designed to solve the challenges of short-term, on-site planning, collaboration and daily activities progress by connecting project teams with the overall master construction schedule. Users can import project plans from master scheduling software like Powerproject or create a new master schedule within Asta Connect.
According to Eleco, the software can capture commitments and deliver key insights on the projects to empower decision-making.
Eleco explains that Asta Connect helps trade contractors, project managers, contract managers, trade and site managers (last planners) centrally coordinate daily and weekly work plans. The company adds that it also assists them in understanding their roles and responsibilities, collaborating on agreed tasks, viewing their progress, and seeing the impact of their actions on other disciplines through a simple, visual interface.
“Our customers are increasingly adopting Last Planner and Lean principles in their projects. The benefits of fostering collaboration and driving accountability are reducing waste and avoiding unnecessary expenditure on rework,” says David Simpson, global product manager, Elecosoft. “We are therefore pleased to support this trend by launching Asta Connect to provide a critical online gateway for multi-stakeholder collaboration while supporting the industry’s shift towards lean principles.”
“Asta Connect users can import project plans from master scheduling software like Powerproject or create a new master schedule within the Asta Connect programme to connect everyone involved with the overall objectives of the project,” he adds.