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Beverage industry information specialist chooses Asta Teamplan and is set up after only two days

10th Sept 2008 – Canadean Limited, independent market research specialists for the global beverage industry, is set to benefit from more efficient management of its international staff, its projects and reports. Asta Teamplan, project management, resource management and programme management software, will give Canadean complete visibility over the status of each individual project and across all projects. The software will empower the company with the capacity to monitor and control the time and resources needed for each project.

Canadean selected Asta Teamplan from a shortlist of three management software solutions. The company needed a solution that would help it forecast and schedule resources needed for ad-hoc work that had a short deadline against planned, longer-term work. It also needed to optimise the workload and time of its 130 staff. Key features of Asta Teamplan include integrated resource planning and management functionality that allocates resources and reflects the impact of this allotment across projects and well-presented management reports at the touch of a button. Asta Timesheet, a fully integrated, flexible and web-based time sheet is also a key feature of the software tool set. On-site installation and configuration together with comprehensive training of 20 Canadean staff, ongoing consultancy and 24/7 telephone and remote technical support were also included as part of the package.

Paul Botje, Chief Operating Officer at Canadean Limited said: “Stakeholders from across the company were involved in the decision to install a project management solution and Asta Teamplan was the preferred choice. Asta Teamplan stood out because it offered the exact functionality we needed to gain greater control over all the reports and projects we carry out across our international offices. We have also been very impressed by Asta’s excellent implementation support and training. In two days the system was set up and completely configured for use, which was great.”

Michael McCullen, Managing Director at Asta Development said: “We are seeing increased demand for specialist project management and resource management tools that really help businesses become more effective and deliver better customer service. We are pleased to be helping Canadean achieve its goals with Asta Teamplan.”

Rollout of Asta Teamplan will commence in October in the UK with International rollout to regional offices in China and Latin America scheduled for November.

Current users of Asta Teamplan include Transport for London, Canon, TDG, Wandsworth Borough Council, Lancaster University, Carole Nash Insurance, Sherston Publishing Group and The Hyde Group. The software does not rely on third party tools and additions and provides complete two-way integration with widely used applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel. It can also be integrated with financial, HR and billing systems.

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Asta Development

Asta Development is a leading UK-based developer of project, portfolio and resource management software with over 40,000 users worldwide.

Its solutions include Asta Teamplan, a project portfolio and resource management software application for IT and services organisations; Asta Powerproject, the UK’s leading professional planning software for construction; Asta Powerproject Enterprise, a construction management software solution that enables teams to work together effectively on larger projects; Asta Easyplan, a simple project planning tool for managing smaller projects; and TILOS, time location project management software for managing linear projects such as road and rail.

In the UK, Asta Development supports customers directly from its offices in Oxfordshire and Shropshire with a comprehensive range of services including consultancy, training and technical support. Outside the UK, it has a network of partners and distributors who supply, train and support customers, with the software available in seven different languages.

Asta Development is part of Eleco plc, a £60 million group listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market.

Canadean Limited

Canadean is the leading global beverage industry information and consultancy specialist. With headquarters in the UK but with offices around the world, Canadean has built a reputation as the benchmark for global beverage market intelligence. Local operations are now based in Madrid, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Miami, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Sydney, Moscow.

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