System requirements

The Asta SiteProgress app can be freely downloaded onto any Android or iOS device. Search for “Asta SiteProgress” in your device’s app store.

Architecture Overview

Asta SiteProgress for Asta Powerproject enables on-site reporting of progress against tasks and build stages in Asta Powerproject projects, using a mobile device. Asta SiteProgress can be used either with Asta Powerproject Enterprise, or with a non-Enterprise Asta Powerproject client.

Asta SiteProgress administrators use the Asta SiteProgress tab on the Backstage view in Asta Powerproject to export information from Asta Powerproject projects to Asta SiteProgress, and to import information back into the Asta Powerproject projects once progress has been recorded and submitted. If Asta SiteProgress is configured to require approval, administrators accept or reject the progress that has been recorded by Asta SiteProgress users. Any progress that is rejected is not imported into the Asta Powerproject project. Administrators also use the Asta SiteProgress tab to configure the way in which Asta SiteProgress operates.

The freely-downloadable Asta SiteProgress app is used by on-site progress reporters to record the progress of tasks and build stages from a remote location using a mobile device. Although the mobile devices must have a valid internet connection (either via a cellular network or via Wi-Fi®) to receive and submit project information at the start and end of each working period, Asta SiteProgress does not require an internet connection to be available all the time, which enables it to be used in locations with little or no network coverage or Wi-Fi availability. There are two versions of the Asta SiteProgress app: one suitable for use with Android™ mobile devices and one suitable for use with iOS® mobile devices.

The following diagram illustrates the basic structure of the Asta SiteProgress system, displaying the required hardware and the software that is installed on each item of hardware:

The basic structure of the Asta SiteProgress system

Note the following points about the data that is exported to the Cloud:

  • Asta SiteProgress generates export files that are uploaded to our secure hosting environment in the Cloud.
  • The minimum amount of data necessary to enable progress reporting onsite is exported.
  • No data relating to costs or resources – or any other potentially sensitive data – is exported.
  • Your Asta Powerproject schedule itself is not exported.
  • Our Cloud environment is hosted securely in a European data centre, on the Microsoft Windows Azure™ platform.
  • Access to the Cloud environment is controlled using securely-encrypted user names and passwords.