Freeware Allow Users to View and Share MS-Project Files with All Stakeholders in a Project

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Accord Software & Systems Inc, releases version 2.0 of MPP2PPR software, a freeware utility that allows users to view and share Project plans created using MS-Project and Smartworks Project planner.

Accord Software & Systems Inc., a leader in business productivity software for small and medium scale enterprises has released a new version of their award winning MPP2PPR Version 2.0, freeware that allows users to convert MPP files created by MS-Project to PPR format files, which can be read using Smartworks Project planner reader.

With this utility, users of Smartworks project planner and MS-Project can export their project plans and send it across to their customers, partners and vendors without worrying whether they have project planner or MS-Project installed on their system.

The new release overcomes some of the limitations of the earlier version. One of the major problems experienced by users of the previous version that they also needed to download Java virtual machine (JVM) in order to run the converter software. This meant that the user had to download additional 15 MB in order to make the software functional. This dependency of Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is now eliminated with this version.

MPP2PPR utility can be downloaded from

The converted file can be read using the Smartworks Project Planner Reader, a freeware, which can be, downloaded from

The Smartworks project planner reader allows the user to read the project plans prepared using Smartworks Project Planner. The user gets to see all the aspects of the project plan including Gantt charts, Network diagrams, Project metrics, Resource usage, Project Cost and other graphs. However the user cannot modify the project plan or print it.


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