Abak version 7.5: my favorite features

A constantly changing environment.

A software version is a particularly perishable product. Indeed, to remain on the fore scene the software must be regularly updated, and host new features to meet the growing demands of its users and to maintain a good position to face dynamic competition.

Abak Software Inc. performs two updates per year. Beyond the continuous improvement of features the software must also meet the requirements of trend (Web), ergonomics and aesthetics. This is the case with Abak Web, the flagship of the range Abak, a complete overhaul of your Abak Classic, ergonomics and redesigned ‘look’ revisited.

 

My favorite functionalities in version 7.5

Version 7.5.0 of Abak Web includes numerous improvements, fixes and new features. Abak Web makes it particularly convenient and user friendly for the project manager to build the architecture of its phase based projects, to validate the time sheets of his or her colleagues assigned to the project, and at any time, wherever the project manager might be, to track project progress through various financial reports.

But there is much more:

  • Search function. Looking for a client or project for example has never been easier. Just enter one or more letters from the client name or project, in the search window and the software presents its selection.
  • Approve time directly in the project: It is possible to approve the hours worked on a project from the Project window, in Abak Web. When a day is approved in a project, it is no longer possible to enter time for that day.
  • Access to invoices in the customer history. At any time in Abak Web it is possible to check invoices for a specific customer.
  • Sending multiple invoices in the same email message when they have the same billing contact and the same contact in CC.
  • The non-billable time can be included in the budget monitoring reports.

There are many more new features to explore in Abak Web. Yours to discover!

Back by popular demand: New features in Abak 7.3

We are very proud to showcase our newest release, Abak 7.3 and the new Abak Web!

  • Outlook synchronization of project assignments and datebook entries
  • Highlighting projects that are over due or over budget
  • Copying invoice texts from an old invoice to a new one
  • …and much more!

October 3rd, 2pm, Eastern Time
Register here, it’s free!

Abak Web and Abak Classic, let’s clear things up

With the recent Abak Web launch, we received questions about the differences and similarities between Abak Web and Abak Classic, the software our clients use every day.

Here is a comparison that should clear things up!

 

Abak Web

Abak Classic

Screen  Accès Abak Web Accès Abak Classique
Differences
    • No installation required on user’s workstations.
    • Accessed via the Web browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera).
    • No update required for end users when the server is updated.
    • Works on Mac and Windows.
    • All new features to be released on Abak Web starting in 2012.
    • Abak will be 100% Web in 2014.
    • The application is installed on the user’s workstation.
    • Abak is accessed via the application on the workstation (a shortcut on the desktop, for example).
    • Software updates are required for end users whenever the server is updated.
    • Works on Windows only.
    • Only bug-fix releases from 2012 – no new features.
Similarities
    • Abak Web and Abak Classic use the same database.
    • Abak Web and Abak Classic can be hosted either on our servers or installed on yours.
    • Abak Web and Abak Classic can be used at the same time, on the same Abak server.
    • A user can work on Abak Web and Abak Classic at the same time.

Abak Web is the future of our software. By 2014, Abak will be a 100% web-based system. We’re currently porting Abak’s features to the web, which means that we Abak Classic will eventually become obsolete, once all features have been ported to the web.