The business consultancy firm, AKD, has integrated the VARCHART XGantt component into its "AKD Project Management (PM)" solution for Lotus Notes. The solution is used in different branches for following development and innovation projects. The AKD Gantt module is based on our ActiveX component and gives users a detailed overview of project deadlines, the status of tasks and escalations and the interdependencies between the different stages of a project.
With the AKD Gantt module, project coordinators can directly modify any phase of a project, adjust or add tasks and delegate them to the project team. Users can configure the Gantt presentation and print functions according to their own requirements using the numerous functions of the XGantt components from the VARCHART product family
For project managers in particular, graphic visualization with the AKD PM Gantt module serves not only presentation purposes but also interactive modelling and simulation of entire project processes or sub-processes. For those concerned with authorization, there is the built-in AKD PM authorization concept.
Special extensions, for example for dispaying a histogram for analysing the workload of individual employees, entire groups or departments, are planned for the next AKD PM release. Dr. Ralph Vocke, Marketing Manager at AKD is enthusiastic about the solution: "The clarity and functionality of VARCHART XGantt had already convinced us. By integrating it into our project management solution we are now convincing our customers".