Frequently Asked Questions about RationalPlan Project Management Software

What is this FAQ about?

Is RationalPlan supported on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

Which is the difference between the Single Project and Multi Project versions?

What are the advantages of the Server version?

How to limit the user access to only one or some projects using the Server?

What can RationalPlan Viewer do for me?

Which operating systems are supported?

How do I register my trial?

How to perform a silent install on Windows?

How to register the license automatically at install time?

Can I use RationalPlan over a network?

Who is using our products?

What is this FAQ about?

This document contain the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions from users...

Is RationalPlan supported on Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

Yes, RationalPlan works just fine on Mountain Lion. However in Mac OS X Mountain Lion the Gatekeeper was introduced that by default does not allow users to run applications that were downloaded outside of the App Store. To overcome this problem users need to go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and check the Anywhere box. For details please read this article.

Which is the difference between the Single Project and Multi Project versions?

With RationalPlan Multi you can have all your company projects and resources in one place. Not just that you can create dependencies between tasks from different projects but more important, you can share resources hence you will be able to track a resource's overallocation state over multiple projects. The Project Portfolio view will help to get an overview of all your projects.

What are the advantages of the Server version?

Using RationalPlan Server you will have a common repository for all your projects, concurrent access from multiple users and a versioning system for tracking the changes to the projects.

How to limit a user to only see certain projects using the Server?

Create a role where he can only see the projects he is interested in. Then, after creating a user having such a role, declare the projects he is interested in and he will be able to only see those projects.
The same procedure can be used for other types of restrictions like the possibility to only update the projects a user is interested in. More details can be found in the RationalPlan Server tutorial.

What can RationalPlan Project Viewer do for me?

The Project Viewer is freely distributed for everyone to see the content of a project in the most flexible manner and not just as printed reports. It can be very useful especially for resources and stakeholders.
A powerful feature is that it can import Microsoft Project files which makes it a free viewer for Microsoft Project too.

Which operating systems are supported?

RationalPlan offers distributions that were fully tested for all Windows platforms, for Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and Linux. For all other platforms we deliver a binary .zip distribution but we are open to any package distribution request.

How do I register my trial?

If after trialing our Single Project or Multi Project products you have decided that RationalPlan is what you need all you have to do is to purchase a license. You will then receive a license key file that you can use at start-up of the application to unlock it.
NOTE: The license key file itself unlocks the application and not its content so don't try to open the file and read it.

How to perform a silent install on Windows?

Please use /S for silent installation and /D=dir to specify the "output directory", which is where the program will be installed. These options are case-sensitive, so be sure to type them in upper case.

How to register the license automatically at install time?

For this you need to use our .msi installer using a command line like this:
RationalPlanM-4.3.msi LICENSE="C:/Users/Tibi/Desktop/key.out2"
Where key.out2 is the license file that you obtained after purchase.

Can I use RationalPlan over a network?

Sure, simply put your .srp or .mrp file on a shared network so all interested people can see it. Once a user will open it with Single or Multi version, the file will be locked during the working session to prevent file's corruption. That means another user won't be able to open the file unless is using RationalPlan Viewer.

Who is using our products?

Our suite of project management software is designed to reach various needs from managing independent projects for individuals or small firms with our RationalPlan Single, to managing multiple related projects with shared resources for medium companies with RationalPlan Multi.