Oralcle Primavera Review
March 16, 2017

Oralcle Primavera Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management

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.
  • Manage project successfully.
  • Identify and mitigate delays earlier.
  • Resource staffing in a timely manner for upcoming work.
Primavera allows several users to work in a single file at the same time. This allows the team to develop and update the project schedule for reporting much faster. Also, the user can see updates that effect logically link activities in the future easily. MS Project does not.
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.