Reviews (1-10 of 10)
Bad for: Personal Use, the UI isn't as friendly for the novice or personal user.
- Oracle has invested heavily in user experience. The Primavera application is intuitive and user-friendly.
- Collaboration among the project teams can be enhanced with an integrated social network, where users can share documents and tag comments.
- Project budgeting, costs, capitalization, expenses, embedded analytics, and data visualizations come in built-in with the software.
- The software is high end with rich features, hence its rich price.
- There is room for improvement in their customer service.
- Oracle is doing its best in coming up with new features, and has a planned roadmap. It would be good if the enhancements are delivered faster.
- Primavera as a scheduling software can manage large project schedules regardless of complexity.
- P6 is powerful enough to identify the longest pathway to the completion of a project. This is also known as CPM.
- P6 can handle multiple scenarios and save them as a separate baseline schedule. This can be helpful for figuring theoretical sequences.
- P6 is not as intuitive as other scheduling software. It usually requires someone who is trained in the program to use it exclusively.
- P6 can have multiple versions of the baseline schedule. This is not intuitive like saving a file, which usually leads to confusion.
- P6 is very costly for smaller companies to afford.
On the other hand, it can be cumbersome to use and still requires a dedicated "P6" person to set up the initial schedule.
- CAC authentication is required in my arena, and OPPM can work in conjunction with a secondary application to allow for this added layer of security.
- Allows for security/permissions by customizable roles via user types and user groups. This keeps users in check with only certain abilities to edit or read, etc...
- All kinds of abilities to build custom reports, as well as built in. Export formats include: CSV, Excel, PPT, Word. Customers like reports, and OPPM does a good job at its offerings.
- Visual aids such as charts and graphs offer some eye appeal. This is useful for presentations, for depicting data.
- Has the ability to offer document storage via attachment. Attaching supporting documents is a must with portfolio management.
- We are in a portable age, but OPPM is not an option for use on mobile devices.
- OPPM workflow is not extensive compared to other products, only offering linear ability.
- Front-end is fairly vanilla with few clicks and clean interface. Due to limited browser support, users often have difficulties when browsers upgrade or settings are changed.
- Project Task & Graphics Manipulations
- Relatively Responsive in Comparison to Similar Tools
- Simple Information Extraction
- The system feels a bit manual at times, primarily in entry.
- Graphics could used to be spruced up to deliver more professionally looking outputs.
- Clean, Clear, Easy to Read Reporting
- Easy to learn
- Easy to Use
- Ability to custom sort data for review online
- Ability to customize reports
- Behind the scenes data fixes so each field doesn't have to be populated to generate quality reports
Scheduling coordination w/ Project
- Critical Path Methodology will identify potential issues in on time completion if activities move.
- A resources loaded schedule can accurately forecast % complete and staffing requirements.
- Coding allows easy group, sort, and filtering when reporting to certain business units out of the same file.
- Reporting functions and graphs are basic. We dump the data from Primavera to Excel. In my experience most companies have this practice.
- Import/export functions need greater options.
- Risk module needed instead of secondary software.
- Ease of usage and navigation.
- Excellent reports functionality.
- Cloud implementation is supported.
- Scalability issues as we had to restart the application.
- JVM issues and the Java process has to be killed manually to get Primavera work.
- P6 allows the schedule to be built on the project site and to be accessed remotely by upper-level management and the scheduling department for review. This allows our large organization to operate off the same schedule without worrying about multiple versions, and without any hassle.
- P6 is a flexible software. It performs well on large and small projects. Large projects do not lag, and the WBS structure allows the schedule to stay organized.
- P6 is improved over previous versions in the ease in which changes can be saved or un-done. Mistakes can be easily fixed and reversed.
- Some of the views in P6 are hard to adjust.
- Printing from P6 can be difficult.
Oracle Primavera Scorecard Summary
About Oracle Primavera
Primavera is a software suite primarily for construction, but is intended to possess functionality for other asset-intensive industries. The suite’s components are divided into various products:
Primavera Cloud is an end-to-end delivery platform for task management and scheduling, risk management, portfolio project management, and capital planning
Enterprise PPM is a scaled project planning and management tool. It includes resource balancing, collaboration, performance evaluation and visualization, and integration with financial and HCM systems
Portfolio Management informs project investment decision-making and monitors individual project and overall portfolio health
Unifier enables project lifecycle governance, including capital planning, project delivery, cost control, and facilities/real estate management.
Submittal Exchange Cloud Service is a securitized system for exchanging, reviewing, and storing construction project documentation
Analytics is a program for measuring and analyzing EPPM and Unifier portfolios
Gateway and Integration is a product for integrating Primavera with other Oracle and third-party programs
Oracle Primavera Competitors
Oracle Primavera Technical Details