Seminar Series Marks the U.S. Launch of the Globally-Renowned Project Scheduling Software

Catalyst will market, sell, and provide U.S. technical support for Asta’s well-known Powerproject scheduling and resource management software and is conducting the free seminars to introduce the software to construction and engineering firms throughout 25 Eastern and Midwestern states. Asta Powerproject has become the construction industry standard throughout Europe and the rest of the world outside the United States since its initial development in 1988. Both small and large companies including general contractors, subcontractors, civil engineering firms, clients and professional advisors prefer Asta Powerproject, with more than 60,000 schedulers using the software worldwide. “Listening to customers from the many industries we serve and offering only best-in-breed project scheduling software and services has been critical for Catalyst’s success over the last 18 years”, said Steve Sudler, president of Catalyst. “We believe Asta Powerproject is a great choice for our construction industry customers who want additional options to satisfy their project scheduling software needs. Asta Powerproject is powerful software. It’s trusted by thousands of schedulers around the world. We are really excited to be able to offer such a robust option to our AEC customers here in the U.S.” Asta Powerproject is recognized for its tight focus on the construction market. Users enjoy the ability to easily exchange data with Primavera P6and MS Project; quickly create and update precise project schedules; produce high quality standard and custom reports; analyze and compare progress against unlimited baseline plans; manage resources and costs; and Integrate with other systems such as Microsoft Outlook, accounting, BIM and ERP systems. Additionally, many firms can see sizable cost savings with Asta’s flexible licensing and deployment options such as concurrent user pricing. Michael Romero, International Channel Manager for Asta, will join Catalyst at several of the breakfast seminars. “We’re excited to be working with the team at Catalyst on the U.S. rollout of Asta Powerproject. And we are looking forward to meeting construction professionals as they get their first look at Asta Powerproject,” said Romero. “These in-person breakfast seminars give us a chance to show off just what Asta Powerproject can do in a way that a webinar just can’t”, said Sudler. “Attendees will get to see Asta software in action, ask questions and enjoy the spontaneity that only a live seminar environment can provide”. Paul Bamforth, Managing Director of Asta Development, adds: “We are seeing an increasing demand for Asta Powerpoject in the USA and are very pleased to have Catalyst now on board to help us meet this growing demand. With their excellent understanding of the US project management software market and highly experienced team, they are ideally placed to provide the support our users will require”. The free breakfast seminar series will make stops in 17 cities beginning September 18, including: New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington DC; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; Omaha, NE; Nashville, TN; Cincinnati, OH; and Pittsburg, PA. For more information on Asta Powerproject and to register to attend a free seminar, please visit About Asta Development Asta Development is a leading international developer of project, portfolio and resource management software which provides solutions for managing any size and any type of project. Since its launch in 1988, the company’s core solution suite, Asta Powerproject, has evolved and improved driven by regular feedback from users and using the latest technologies available. It has proved its capabilities over the years on high profile projects throughout the world and is now used by thousands of planners in a wide variety of industry sectors in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA. Asta Development supports customers directly from its offices in Oxfordshire and Shropshire. Outside of the UK, Asta Development has a network of distributors who supply, train and support customers, with the software available in up to seven different languages. Asta Development is a part of Eleco Plc, a holding company focusing on software and advanced off-site building systems for the construction industry. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). More information about Asta Development and its products can be found at and information about Eleco plc can be found at About Catalyst Since its founding in 1994, Catalyst has provided proven project management software tools, consulting and support services such as project scheduling, training, and software implementation for thousands of firms in the construction and engineering, manufacturing, public sector, and power industries. The Catalyst team’s deep knowledge of project control processes and best-in-class software suites help clients achieve greater efficiency and reduce risk. The company is headquartered in Indianapolis and has offices in Chicago and Philadelphia. For more information on Catalyst, please visit A PDF of this release is available here. Media Contact: Rob Higley for Catalyst Tel: 317-430-3769 Email: [email protected] ENDS