Features and Benefits

Sophisticated Scheduling Software

Aurora™ is a sophisticated scheduling software system that combines a variety of scheduling
techniques, intelligent conflict resolution, and decision support tools to make scheduling faster
and easier. The software’s scheduling decisions take into account resource requirements, a
variety of constraints, and any pertinent domain knowledge.

Graphical Displays & Reports

Once Aurora has created a schedule, it is displayed in a series of interactive graphical
displays, such as Gantt Charts with progress bars, that allow the user to visualize the resource
allocations and the temporal relationships among the elements. These interactive displays also
allow the user to edit the schedule directly and easily. Scheduling problems, such as
unresolved conflicts, are highlighted to attract the user’s attention.

Addressing Resource Requirements

In addition to allowing rapid, easy schedule development, Aurora addresses issues overlooked
by many scheduling systems.Aurora focuses on resource requirements and temporal scheduling in combination.
Considering these different scheduling aspects in combination is especially important in
domains where there are a range of resource requirements.

Unique Capabilities

Aurora provides many capabilities not available in other Project Management software such as
Microsoft Project and Primavera P3 / P6. Unique capabilities include:


  • Multiple-pass intelligent resource-constrained scheduling – This feature results in shorter
    project schedules than the single-pass resource leveling option provided in Microsoft
    Project and Primavera P3 / P6.
  • Mixed-mode scheduling – Aurora provides both forward and backward scheduling,
    available on a task-by-task basis.
  • Schedule Rationale – For each task, Aurora provides the rationale on why it was
    scheduled where it was scheduled, so it is easy to determine what changes could be made
    for a task to occur earlier.
  • Easy interface with other scheduling tools – Since the benefits of scheduling are only a
    mouse click away, Aurora is designed to interface with Microsoft Project, Primavera P3 /
    P6, and others. You do not have to change the way you work to receive the benefits of
    Aurora’s scheduling engine.
  • 64-bit version can handle projects into the hundreds of thousands of tasks.
  • Ability to run how the clients wants to run. Aurora can be run as a web-based application or a standalone application under Windows, Mac and Linux.