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Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is Oracle's EPPM offering.Oracle Primavera 6 (P6) Schedule Software ReviewWe use Oracle Primavera 6 across our organization to manage schedules for the projects we build as a company.,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.,7,P6 has had measurable ROI in the fact that projects can be completed on schedule or sooner using it. P6 it presents data date stamps, which are used to share with clients during the project for the progress of the schedule. P6 may have a high level of entry to use for the smaller project, which can be a hindrance to use.,Not a member of any user groups,Microsoft Project,Procore, Microsoft ProjectOracle Primavera Portfolio Management from SysAdmin PerspectiveI am currently a system administrator for Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management on a government contract. It is the primary tool within the agency, robust in ability, but a bit limited in user friendly feel and ease of use. It offers the client the ability to manage all levels or portfolio management, such as financials, deliverables, resources, workflows, document management, and much more. For the backend user, sql and javascript knowledge is essential, but not mandatory, as the built in help does allow the novice developer to get by.,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.,6,OPPM utilizes investor maps and dashboards so you can see you portfolio and optimize your ROI. Time is valuable, and workflows help speed along the approval process within our organization. Configuring investor maps, dashboards, and workflows, does take some time, can be a bit clunky, and requires planning.,Virginia Oracle User Group,ServiceNow,ServiceNow, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 2016, ClaritysoftOracle Primavera PM - A Worthy Tool for Complex ProjectsOracle Primavera is primarily used my internal innovation stakeholders in order to manage internal cross-functional new product launches, services, or enhancements. It helps to solve the problems of launching the aforementioned projects on-time, within a budget, and in line with its scope. It is used as a centralized hub in order to manage, organize, and create reports for projects.,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.,10,Return on Investment achieved, since projects are launched on time. Meeting Quarterly Forecasts, since projects are organized via easy to understand gantt chart.,Microsoft Project, Smartsheet and WrikeBasic OverviewUsed prior to purchase of Procore software. Used by all employees, for all project related activities - Implemented for filed use during Close -Out & Punch.,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,7,We definitely got our investment back If anything, it was a tool that made us all aware of job costs & creep,Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne,Procore, Sage 300 ERPOralcle Primavera ReviewWe use Oracle Primavera across several business units to plan and forecast our project activities, durations, progress, and resources. It is used to identify delays in the 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.,9,Manage project successfully. Identify and mitigate delays earlier. Resource staffing in a timely manner for upcoming work.,Microsoft Project,FuseA great PPM tool for medium to large size organisationsOracle Primavera was used across the whole organization. This was introduced as a cloud based solution for program management.,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.,8,Reduced infrastructure cost Reduction in support manpower cost,Clarity,IBM UrbanCode Deploy, Jenkins, Avaya Agile Communication EnvironmentSix Stars for P6P6 is being used by our entire organization. P6 allows our large organization's many schedules to be accessible across the organization and by multiple users at a time. P6 is a powerful scheduling tool that handles large and small projects, at any level of detail. P6's improvements over previous versions make the software more user friendly and more stable than before.,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.,10,P6 is critical to the execution of all of our projects. Without it we would have less control of our projects. One of our key business objectives is to deliver projects on time or ahead of schedule. P6 supports us in this goal and allows our superintendents to manage complicated construction projects.,,Bluebeam Revu
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February 11, 2019

Oracle Primavera 6 (P6) Schedule Software Review

Score 7 out of 10
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We use Oracle Primavera 6 across our organization to manage schedules for the projects we build as a company.
  • 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.
P6 as a scheduling software is very useful to manage construction projects. I've used it exclusively for construction projects and it has been successful in influencing how projects are sequenced.

On the other hand, it can be cumbersome to use and still requires a dedicated "P6" person to set up the initial schedule.
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April 20, 2018

Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management from SysAdmin Perspective

Score 6 out of 10
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I am currently a system administrator for Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management on a government contract. It is the primary tool within the agency, robust in ability, but a bit limited in user friendly feel and ease of use. It offers the client the ability to manage all levels or portfolio management, such as financials, deliverables, resources, workflows, document management, and much more. For the backend user, sql and javascript knowledge is essential, but not mandatory, as the built in help does allow the novice developer to get by.
  • 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.
Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management is a utilitarian product of a yesteryear gone by. It's straightforward and to the point. It is well suited for a customer base who is not interested in frills, portability, or a multitude of OOTB ability. It's for those who like to restrict and manage all control over users, code in queries, functions, and create customized reports for end users. It does what it does very well however, just do not expect it to be pretty. It's a 2007 product, so curb your excitement. It does handle all aspects of portfolio management well; financials, budgeting, spend plans, contracts, projects, staffing, workflows, etc... however, it is not intuitive to navigate, and will require some training.
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November 01, 2017

Oracle Primavera PM - A Worthy Tool for Complex Projects

Score 10 out of 10
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Oracle Primavera is primarily used my internal innovation stakeholders in order to manage internal cross-functional new product launches, services, or enhancements. It helps to solve the problems of launching the aforementioned projects on-time, within a budget, and in line with its scope. It is used as a centralized hub in order to manage, organize, and create reports for projects.
  • 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.
Certainly well suited for Project Managers, Product Managers, Brand Managers, and Portfolio Managers working on multiple projects leading cross-functional teams. Less appropriate if your projects are less complex, you'll spend more time doing data entry more than anything.
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November 07, 2017

Basic Overview

Score 7 out of 10
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Used prior to purchase of Procore software. Used by all employees, for all project related activities - Implemented for filed use during Close -Out & Punch.
  • 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
Well suited for:
Meeting Notes
Scheduling coordination w/ Project
Punch
Close Out
Budgeting
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March 16, 2017

Oralcle Primavera Review

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Oracle Primavera across several business units to plan and forecast our project activities, durations, progress, and resources. It is used to identify delays in the 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.
Primavera is well suited for any size projects. The only time I can see it being less appropriate is when the cost of the software and maintenance agreement add significantly to the overall cost. Smaller projects could use a cheaper tool to get the job done depending on level of detail the client is looking for.
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March 20, 2017

A great PPM tool for medium to large size organisations

Score 8 out of 10
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Oracle Primavera was used across the whole organization. This was introduced as a cloud based solution for program management.
  • 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.
[It's a] good solution for a company looking for an enterprise-wise rollout of a portfolio management solution and to save cost by a cloud implementation instead of in-house.
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June 02, 2016

Six Stars for P6

Score 10 out of 10
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P6 is being used by our entire organization. P6 allows our large organization's many schedules to be accessible across the organization and by multiple users at a time. P6 is a powerful scheduling tool that handles large and small projects, at any level of detail. P6's improvements over previous versions make the software more user friendly and more stable than before.
  • 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.
Primavera P6 is a very flexible software. It works well for all sizes of construction projects.
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