The Omni Group Announces OmniPlan
December 13, 2006
The Omni Group has announced the 1.0 release of their new project management application, OmniPlan. OmniPlan joins a well-respected collection of software offerings from The Omni Group, which include OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle, OmniWeb, and OmniDazzle.
OmniPlan is a program designed to help you create logical, manageable project planning documents. With OmniPlan you can break down tasks, optimize the resources needed for your project, control various costs, and monitor your entire project at a glance. OmniPlan features include easy task entry, in-depth resource management, a scheduling system for tasks and resources, visual timelines (Gantt charts), violation notifications and end-date reminders, critical path highlighting, and multiple options for sharing data.
Documents created in Microsoft Project XML, MPX, or MPP formats can be opened by OmniPlan, with a few limitations. OmniPlan can import CSV and OmniOutliner formats, and export information to Project XML and MPX, iCal, CSV, HTML, OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle, and a variety of image formats. You can create detailed HTML reports with OmniPlan, and use filtering criteria to focus on certain tasks.
OmniPlan offers a streamlined, intuitive interface for both basic planning options and more in-depth functionality. From customizable views to fast data entry, OmniPlan helps you manage complex projects without requiring you to learn a complex software program.
OmniPlan retails for $149.95; quantity discounts, educational, and family pricing are available at https://store.omnigroup.com/>. There is a $60 rebate available for license-holders of PMX, FastTrack Schedule, Merlin, and ConceptDraw Project (valid proof of purchase is required).