Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software is a subsidiary of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) titan Oracle. It is one of the premier Best of Breed portfolio management systems on the market today. The Primavera family of applications supports a vast body of over 76,000 users managed projects comprising an astounding collective value of over six trillion dollars.
Primavera P6 software is offered in two versions. One is a traditional client server solution that is deployable on-premise and is designed for small and midsize firms to manage their project in house. The second is a web-based solution that can be accessed wherever there is an Internet connection. This allows for updates to be made at anytime, anywhere, and in real-time, which means higher efficiency and true collaboration amongst team members.
As one might expect from an Oracle backed product, Primavera systems carry the full suite of applications to conduct the project management needs of construction, oil & gas, aerospace & defense, and more. The system contains functionality for cpm scheduling; resource planning; earn value; and workflow for effective project management..
The software offers powerful reporting capabilities that allow firms to monitor multiple projects at once. The cost control module can export multiple projects to a single spreadsheet to illuminate cost variances so you can track which projects are the most profitable. The solution is a fit for companies that operate at $10 million and up to $500 million revenues, have over 20 employees, and need as few as 2 users and up to 10000.
Jenna from AECOM
Specialty: Construction manager
You can set various views so that contractors and subcontractors can upload documents, but cannot see other sensitive information that is uploaded by the client or management.
Slow, confusing, no one in our company likes to use it so only 2 people end up loading and tracking all of the documents instead of it being an easier search for everyone. Our version does not update unless you pay for a new update, and the version is so outdated that it does not work with most people's browsers and Java anymore.
I would ensure that before purchasing any software like this, everyone in the company or project is on board, and you clearly identify your needs and uses. We tried to use this and go paperless, but uploading documents is only slower and more time consuming instead of saving paper change orders, submittals, etc...
Robert from CitadelCPM
Date: September 2013
Primavera is the grand-daddy of project management software programs, with full features that are robust enough to handle the biggest jobs. But, since the purchase by Oracle, support has suffered tremendously. It's not unusual to wait days for a response, and more for resolution. That's not acceptable when the job keeps going, regardless.
Hayssam from HK Engineering
Date: September 2012
Excellent software!!! Thank you.
Mengistu from menge construction
Date: July 2012
For me, Primavera P6 is great to use for simplifying my schedule and helps to speed up my work.