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Are you still using Microsoft Excel to manage your business? Excel is a fine tool. Everyone needs and uses a spreadsheet. And it's a good tool for data analysis. But if you're using Excel to manage your business, then you need to rethink that strategy.

So if you're still using Excel to manage your business, here are 3 really good reasons to move off it:

Excel is a great tool, but there are better tools to help you manage your business. We were using Excel for many tasks but grew tired of doing calculations in Excel and then copying data from one spreadsheet to another. In fact, it's why we started developing the products below - to help give you tools that help you keep your business on track.

Our project management applications have been developed based on practical experience and used by our Managing Director and founder, Michael, in the real world for many years. In fact we use them when running any of our internal projects, developing custom tools for our clients or when working on our suite of products.

Our other applications have been developed after significant research and consultation with businesses operating in those industries. Our focus is on assisting small business manage their information, which is one of the most critical factors in running a succcessful business. They are a natural progression from the applications that we have built for ourselves to manage our own business; they represent tried and tested approaches to business management.

Our tools for the most part utilise SQL Server databases to store all information; we don't believe placing sensative business data on the cloud or that an offsite hosted environment provides the security of critical and sensative information about your, or your clients', operation. With our solutions, your data remains within your own firewall and under your own management. You're not dependent on some other organisation to do the "right thing" by your data. If you have governmental clients, this is a vital consideration for them.

We are always looking to improve them. We listen to our clients and respond positively to their suggestions for improvement or enhancements.


Project Management

  • Condotiero

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    Condotiero is an application that helps the project manager track a project’s progress to its budget, generate forecasts and calculate percentage complete. It interfaces with various Microsoft Office 2013 applications like Word, Excel and Project. The package assists the Project Manager to perform such tasks as estimating, scheduling, requirements management, risk management, defect & issue tracking, document control, status reporting and tracking & monitoring status against the plan.

  • Almogavar

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    Almogavar is an application that helps manage Agile projects by utilising the power of Condotiero but focusing on what's essential for an Agile project. It's built around the SCRUM Body of Knowledge (SBoK). It records personas and epics, generates personas and epics cards, records user stories and their acceptance criteria, tasks and expenses, maintains product backlogs and sprint backlogs using a graphical interface, records sprints and the allocated user stories/tasks and facilitates project and sprint retrospectives.

  • Artificer

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    Artificer is an add-on to Condotiero, and Almogavar, that assists performing the PRINCE2 Product Based Planning (PBP) technique. Artificer provides facilities for preparing a Product Breakdown Structure, Product Descriptions and Product Flow diagrams. But Artificer can also generate a draft project schedule using the product flow defined to partly sequence/relate tasks, and an Estimating Workbook which can be used to obtain approval for the project's budget.

  • Surveyor

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    Surveyor is an add-on to Condotiero will assist the management of request and ideas for project. It serves as a queue for these ideas and performs an evaluation to determine project size, suggested project complexity and costs to take the idea to the next stage. It can generate a project assessment form which can then be used to obtain approval to proceed to the next phase/stage.

  • Scribe

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    Scribe is an add-on to Condotiero for preparing Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) documentation. Condotiero holds the estimates for projects and these are important input into a CBA; they are part of the costs and may also represent part of the benefits (i.e. revenue).

  • Soothsayer

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    Soothsayer is an add-on to Condotiero that assists team members record their forecast for the effort they have left on their allocated assignments. While this can be done through Condotiero, the project manager may not want team members to have to navigate through that comprehensive application. Soothsayer is a simple addon that a team member can use to simply see their allocated assignments and enter their forecast.

  • Monarch

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    Monarch is an application that helps programme manager or portfolio managers manage programmes or portfolios. As per the above description, the programme manager or portfolio manager is selected from a group eligible to provide this type of management and hold this position for the duration of the programme or life of the portfolio. They may even perform this role on multiple programmes or portfolios. They exercise final responsibility of decisions and results.

  • Constable

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    Constable is an application that provides a central dashboard for starting all of Castellan Systems' project/programme applications. It also provides a central point for importing all timesheet data, no matter whether it's for a project, programme or support project. As well, it provides Email and Instant Messaging facilities to keep the whole team in touch. Constable turns Castellan Systems' project/programme applications in a suite.

  • Herald

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    Herald is an application that helps monitor an organisations project/sales pipeline and determines resources required when the opportunity is formalised into a project/sale.

  • Steward

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    Steward is an application that helps the support team supervise the information generated by project(s) that contributed to systems in operation. Steward relies on the project teams utilising Condotiero and/or Almogavar to manage projects.

  • ClockKeeper

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    ClockKeeper is an application which enables you to track, manage and control employee time and attendance for uncompromised cost management. But unlike most of similar systems, ClockKeeper has been built with the Project Manager in mind. The package provides all of the standard functionality that similar time recording systems do, but where it excels in in the assistance it provides the Project Manager to track of actual effort charged to their project and match it against their budget/estimate.

  • QuarterMaster

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    The Quartermaster Corps is responsible for supplying materials to an army in the field. QuarterMaster performs a similar role for projects, allowing the Project Manager to request resources and helping the Resource Manager supply those requests.

  • Librarian

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    Librarian is a powerful tool that allows the Project Manager, and the whole team, keep track of project documents with its built-in Document Management System (DMS) The project manager can therefore easily locate documents when required. It maintains a register, which meets PMI & CMM requirements, but also allows for the recording of their hard copy location. It can also track import project communications, including the details of who send it and who was the receiver.

  • RAIDer

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    RAIDer stands for RAID Register. RAID is an abbreviation of Risks, Actions, Issues, Defects. RAIDer helps the Project Manager record and track them. It supports Risk Analysis workshops and the preparation of Risk Management Plans including Risk Watch Lists and Action Plans. It tracks defects in all phases of a project and import defects from review documents.

 

Business

  • Chancellor

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    Chancellor is an application that helps manage employees as required by the business, including their details records, leave, performance appraisal reviews and training plans. It manages the recruitment process to fill in vacant positions.

  • Merchant

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    Merchant is a Supply Chain Management application. Supply chain management systems span the activities of procurement, product lifecycle management, supply chain planning (including inventory planning and the maintenance of enterprise assets and production lines), logistics (including transportation and fleet management), and order management. Merchant is a partner application to our Employee Management Systems (EMS), Chancellor. It's been developed to work along side Version 4.0 of Chancellor and together form a strong solution for any business.

  • Cofferer

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    Cofferer allows each team in the IT department to identify their projects for inclusion into the budget and their costs; it also allows them to define their operational costs. It can present the budget graphically and produce documentation to circulate for review and approval.

  • CeladorEN

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    Celador is a Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) that assists medical and nursing staff manage the operations of a hospital; from ambulance calls, doctors' clinics, inpatients & outpatients, wards & beds, surgery bookings, medical procedures, lab testing, medication, catering, inventory management, budget planning, accounting, recruitment, performance management, talent management, succession planning, incident & injury management and return-to-work coordination.

  • CeladorES

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    Celador is a Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) that assists medical and nursing staff manage the operations of a hospital; from ambulance calls, doctors' clinics, inpatients & outpatients, wards & beds, surgery bookings, medical procedures, lab testing, medication, catering, inventory management, budget planning, accounting, recruitment, performance management, talent management, succession planning, incident & injury management and return-to-work coordination.

  • Caterer

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    Caterer is a Supply Chain Management application for businesses or individuals providing food and drink to their clients’ events. Supply chain management systems span the activities of procurement, product lifecycle management, supply chain planning (including inventory planning and the maintenance of enterprise assets and production lines), logistics (including transportation and fleet management), and order management. Caterer can partner with our Employee Management Systems (EMS), Chancellor. It's been developed to work along side Version 4.0 of Chancellor and together form a strong solution for any business.

  • Tabernero

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    Tabernero is a Supply Chain Management application for restaurants, cafes and any other type of business preparing and serving food to their clients. Supply chain management systems span the activities of procurement, product lifecycle management, supply chain planning (including inventory planning and the maintenance of enterprise assets and production lines), logistics (including transportation and fleet management), and order management.

  • Innkeeper

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    Innkeeper is a Property Management System (PMS) for hotels, motels, B&Bs and any other type of business providing accommodation and other services to their clients. A property management system is a solution for successfully managing the day-to-day activities of your hotel or vacation rental. From reservation, housekeeping, maintenance, analytics to billing and reporting, a PMS reduces labour and time-intensive activities

 

Web Templates

  • Taberna

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    Taberna is a fully functional restaurant website template that can support our Tabernero application. It has email, cart and payment (through PayPal) integration.

  • Mercado

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    Mercado is a fully functional marketplace website template that can support our Merchant or Caterer applications. It has email, cart and payment (through PayPal) integration.

  • Posada

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    Posada is a fully functional hotel/motel/B&B website template that can support our Innkeeper application. It has email, cart and booking facilities.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Quiniela

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    Quiniela is an application that helps run a tipping competition around major competitions like the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, English Premier League, NRL, AFL, NFL or MLB, just to name a few. And yes, we use a Microsoft Access database instead of something more industrial like SQL Server; if you're using Quiniela at your workplace, your DBA team may not be too keen for you to put this database in one of their nice SQL Servers. 

  • Almoner

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    Almoner is an application that helps manage the fund-raising activities of a Not-for-Profit Organisation (NPO) and tracking their expenses, be it running expenses or financial assistance provides to other as per their charter.

  • CastellanTools

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    Castellan Tools comprises 10 distinct tools: Remove DSN Links / Relink Database; SLQ to VBA, Access Database Health Check, Database SQL Generator, Data Dictionary, Set Database Properties, Unicode Character Map, Colour Calculator, Ribbon Assistant, Base64 Encode/Decode and Start Application using Microsoft Access Runtime.