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September 19, 2019
Lawrence J Lin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Primavera is used in my company to build, manage, and analyze project schedules. P6 is used widely in our product management R&D across the company. P6 is helpful in the regard that it houses our project schedules for planning and controls. Because we are able to better predict our major deliverables, we can become better meeting our customer expectations.
  • Project Scheduling
  • Resource Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Analysis
  • UI Experience
  • Integration
Good for: Enterprise, because you can aggregate multiple projects.
Bad for: Personal Use, the UI isn't as friendly for the novice or personal user.
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October 01, 2019
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Oracle Primavera is the best software in the market used to track construction projects. Like most applications from Oracle, Primavera comes with rich functionality. Customers have the option to use the features which suit them and ignore the rest. Oracle has by far the largest suite of applications, catering to various facets of the Enterprise. Primavera comes with various dashboards, which help project teams stay on track.
  • 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.
Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management has high security and comes with role-based access control. It has all the features of a comprehensive project management software like a work break down structure, Gantt charts, dashboards, business process automation, resource allocation, and analysis. The software is scalable for any number of projects. The project outcome can be improved by the use of Primavera as it will optimise resource allocation. However, this software is on the high end of pricing and not a cheap alternative.
Yes - User groups help in interacting with Oracle experts and passing the feedback to them. One can also learn about future product road maps and hear from passionate product experts who come with various workarounds and alternative solutions to tackle problems.
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January 14, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management is being used across the organization. We mainly use this program for scheduling and scheduling management. Schedulers can work with the estimators and construction managers and build out the schedule with the necessary activities that the CM or customer would like to see. The Gantt Chart gives management a great visualization of how the project will flow. This program helps solve a scheduling void.
  • Intuitive Software
  • Great scheduling tool
  • Can be difficult for a beginner to use
  • Quite expensive software
Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management is suited for almost all scenarios. We utilize this software to build schedules
during the proposal/bidding phase of the project. If we were awarded this project, we will then baseline the schedule and begin working with operations on updating the schedule. This helps give us an excellent idea of when certain activities will take place and when key milestones are met. Best suited during meetings to provide management a high-level overview of the status of a project.
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September 18, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is currently used to track all of our projects through execution. It is used by all engineering departments. It solves the problem of not knowing when your products are going to be done!
  • Manages execution.
  • Track inter-dependencies.
  • Gives accountability.
  • Scheduling.
  • User-friendly.
Oracle Primavera is well suited for organizations that are dealing with lots of data. Smaller scale organizations could use something like Microsoft Project that may be more cost effective.
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February 11, 2019
Kevin Edward B. Lao, P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer
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
Ryan Weller | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Yes - I am a part of Oracle Technology Network. I receive monthly newsletters and patch updating notices for OPPM via the Oracle Technology Network. This is critical as System Administrator, as knowing when patches are released gives me the ability to plan, document, seek approval, and implement. It also notifies when there is an Oracle livestream session or nearby speakers and events.
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November 01, 2017
Chris Metropulos | TrustRadius Reviewer
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
Angelique Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer
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
Close Out
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March 16, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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What is 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

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What is Oracle Primavera?

Oracle’s Primavera is a software suite designed for construction and other asset-intensive industries. It contains a variety of project planning, management, and execution components for buyers to select from.

Who uses Oracle Primavera?

The most common users of Oracle Primavera are from Enterprises and the Construction industry.