Functional Features of different Spider Project versions

Function   Professional Desktop Plus Desktop Lite
Project scheduling based on work volumes and resource productivities  
Resource Critical Path calculations and resource constrained floats  
Four scheduling methods (standard, detailed, optimization, previous version support)  
Optimization and previous version support  
Schedule optimization taking into account financial and supply constraints  
Skill scheduling  
Independent resource assignment and shift work simulation  
Multi-resources (crews)  
Variable resource load with optimization  
Earned Value Analysis  
Simulation of income and production  
Overload cost  
Variable cost of money, materials, resources  
Risk simulation and buffer management  
Calculation of probabilities to meet target parameters  
Success probability trends calculation  
Simulation of resource production  
Unlimited number of WBS and RBS  
Resource, Material and Cost Centers  
Ability to compare any two project versions  
Unlimited number of project versions  
Report templates Editor  
Monitoring system  
Project Fragnets Library  
User defined Filters  
Script language  
Three types of Network Diagram  
Gantt Charts for Works and Resources  
Resource Histograms  
Cost and Material Histograms and Charts  
Time-location chart with performance animation  
Tabular Reports  
Ability to create project databases  
Multi-project and portfolio management  
Group work using local area network and Internet  
Access rights  
Monitoring data distribution and consolidation  
Notifying managers and resources about work start and finish  
Export / import to and from CSV, MS Project XML, Primavera XER