Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management


Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is a cloud-based project and portfolio management solution for prioritizing, planning, managing and evaluating projects, programs and portfolios. This system can only be deployed in the cloud.

Functionalities include role-based access and real-time view of project performance. Team members can communicate activities such as status updates, issue resolution, scope change and document revisions.

Other features include Gantt charts with the graphical representation of project schedules and calendar and activity networks that provide a view of assignments along with necessary activity information.

The system supports simultaneous management of multiple projects, multi-user access and resource control capabilities with support for multi-tiered project hierarchies, resource scheduling and data capture with customizable views.

Primavera P6 also features risk management, resource management, collaboration and content management, timesheets, reporting and analytics.



102 Reviews of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Overall rating

4.27 / 5 stars

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September 2017

Jasvin from Shanti Constrcution Gujarat Private Limited

Company Size: 201-500 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2017

A must For Every Project Managers

I have used MS Project in my College days and we use to work on extracts of the Big Commercial and Private Project and it explained us the little and major differences between the MS Project and Primavera. Primavera is overall the best detailed software for Project Management Professionals out there.

Pros

The main thing WBS is seperated from the activties. You can add sub-activities and even the minor expenses like travelling and training costs. You can put in the percentage of completion in the sub-activities. Since it is EPPM software you can work on multiple projects. It's user defined controls and access makes it more easier to set roles and responsibilities to each and every OBS and activities and only allows multiple users to work at the set EPS & WBS level as per pemissions allowed.

I was once working on a Villa project and we had the option to set more than one relationship between two activities. You can also create resources as per composition based on the Schedule of Rates(SOR) from whichever region you are working from. It makes it more easier to assign for a particular project.

One another big benefit is that you can create 'n' number of Baselines as compared to other project management softwares. You can add risk and issues as well. Overall I feel Primavera P6 EPPM is a detailed project management software and you can work it at any verticals and horizontals.

Cons

What i don't like about this software is that it doesnt allow multiple entries on it's own based on the formulae set. Again you need to check out your project and schedule with correct date and time, well that is plus point definitely but in case you missed the proper date and time as per your working calender then it will affect the project at a minor level initially and major differences will be made if that remains ignored. Another drawback for it is that if you are working on a single project then it will require lot of detailing for WBS, OBS, EPS, Roles and responsibilities which can be unnecessary in some cases. You have to remember each and every detail wherever you are putting it.

May 2017

Gustavo from Shire

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2017

Oracle Primavera has been a great tool to integrate different schedules.

Pros

Oracle Primavera provides the flexibility to integrate different schedules while maintaining each on as a stand-alone schedule when needed. The ability to create different layouts, filters and baselines is a great feature to satisfy different requirements from our stakeholders. We use Springboard platform to access the software through a web connection adding additional flexibility and real time access. We had use the software with a peak of seven planners including two CM companies in a Green Field project with great success.
In addition, we are currently planning a shutdown and the ability to schedule using different calendars and resources has been very useful in identifying gaps and peaks in our plan.
The option to have multiple baselines is also useful to compare current schedule through different phases of the project.

Cons

Resources/progress graph and histograms are not as good as I am used to get from other application like Excel. Data export is not always as expected and some data manipulation is required in the other application (like Excel) to get the appropriate formats.

February 2019

Prof. Dr Abdel from American Project Management Academy

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

2 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

February 2019

Precise calculations, great for complex scheduling of projects

I have been using Primavera for about 12 years now, and I've been training people how to use it, I've managed to train government engineers, construction contractors, engineering firms, and sponsors, it has been a great experience, the program is very precise when it comes to time, cost, resource, risk, and schedule calculations (CPM, PERT).

Pros

- Great for large scale projects
- Detailed scheduling with time and cost breakdown
- Perfect filtering features
- High level resource management functionality
- Expense distribution over activity duration

Cons

- Graphics are not very appealing
- Jumping between tabs on the lower ribbons is very annoying compared to the tabs functionality available now on office software, and Autodesk products

July 2018

Kevin from Ontario Power Generation

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

I have had 12 years of experience utilizing this software creating schedules for large scale project

Tool which could assist projects to complete on time.

Pros

This software allows projects to create, implement, and monitor project schedules. This is a great analytical tool to provide project status, health of projects and other analytics which can help Project Teams to make better decisions timely.

Software is straightforward to use and very integrated with Project Management standards. Software also allows for multi-user integration to collaborate on schedule reviews and updates.

Cons

Primary usage of the tool is for schedule management. Software could benefit users by providing more in-depth analytics on quality of schedules based on industry best practice.

January 2019

Chathura from Al Nuaimi Group

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Project Planning Sheduling & Monitoring with Primavera

Very like, my overall profession "planning engineer" fully based on this software. Now i am using since 3 years this Oracle Primavera Project Management Software for getting the most success in every project till the handover. Compatible with report generation. Esay for analyzing reviewing of project progress status. Can export to different files and easy sharing. Updated versions coming more features continuesly.

Pros

Complex, but it is full fix with more powerful tools which can help for more accurate project planning, scheduling and monitoring purposes.

Cons

Tools are little Complex - need more training and practice
Undo feature is not enabled

June 2018

Daniel from JE DUNN CONSTRUCTION

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

This is a review for P6: like democracy, it's not great, but it's the best we have

Anyone working in putting together a schedule, in particular intricate schedules such as those required in a construction project.

Pros

P6 is utilized industry wide in construction, so becoming familiar with it provides all the tools you need to generate and analyze schedules.

It's very robust in the amount of things you can do with schedules. You can modify the relationships, type of activities, durations, calendar settings, views.

Provides the ability to export data to excel, which is useful when analyzing schedule delays and performance.

Cons

It's not too user-friendly software. Since it operates as a database and does not work like Microsoft or Apple software (because it isn't) but it sort of looks like it, it's easy to believe it operates in the same way as software you are used to using, but it's fundamentally different. One example is how projects are "saved", which is not as straightforward as saving and/or copying files. There's more to it.

P6 is rather rigid in that it's for the most part limited to Gantt charts. It has other views but they do't provide much value.

One improvement the software could do would be to add flowline diagram features for producing and visualizing schedules.

November 2018

Matthew from Agile Group USA

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great software, steep learning curve.

I use this software on a daily basis, as a trainer! I help train individuals involved in project management to better use the software and how to fully utilize its capabilities.

Pros

I would say what I love most about Primavera is its use of project management terminology and overall robust software functionality. I'm able to schedule projects, create activities, link resources, etc. It's truly an all-in-one stop for project management.

Cons

It has a steep learning curve because of its functionality. A lot of people can barely use it, and usually find a way to break it/use a workaround that makes the project look good to higher ups, but actually is completely off.

December 2016

Juan from About

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2016

Better thatn Scheduling

I use the P6 version of Primavera on a daily basis allowing me to maintain record of all milestones, resources and material needed on my projects. The many ways of reporting data, showing completed work, work in progress and progress completed it is very useful to keep track of the actual things happening at your project. Baselines are used to keep track of how a project has changed since day one, and re-baselining is so easy to do. The manpower can be entered and reported knowing how many employees are assigned to a specific line item.

Pros

powerful, multiple ES-FS, LS-ES, and many more ways of scheduling

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Lots of Documentation

I liked it a lot more after I got access to their support portal and was able to actually get into their documentation and submit support tickets.

Pros

They are BIG and have been around for along time. This means there is a tremendous amount of support documentation they provide as well as user/administrator forums and notes.

Cons

Oracle products in general are a bit more expensive than other similar applications and their support is always extra.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Getting a job done in multiple sectors has never been this easy

It saves so much time from keying in entries and it is easy to teach older managers to use because of the ease of use. It just makes sense

Pros

This product allows me to work with people who work in different segmentation in our industry seamlessly on each and every project. It's so easy.. its a no brainer really. Approval processes are easy, everything is simple. If there is ever any kind of issue it has been resolved with in moments of reaching out to tech support. I also was able to teach myself this program which is always a bonus.

Cons

Exporting software to other platforms is hard. for our all employee meetings it is difficult to show some processes and such with ease. A mobile platform would also be beneficial to our company

August 2018

Allison from JB James Construction

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Not an easy scheduling software for beginners, but excellent tool!

Pros

Most owners that my company works for require this type of scheduling, and for a basic schedule and a background in the program, it is easy to put one together. I went through a P6 training, and still have to refer back to my manual sometimes. Once you figure out how to manuever through, you can build great cost loaded, resource loaded schedules. Using these schedules for claims is beneficial as well when having to prove critical path activities.

Cons

I can always figure it out eventually, but some functions don't seem as user friendly. I went through a P6 training, and still have to refer back to my manual sometimes. I feel some type of training is required to build really good schedules rather than just being able to figure it out.

November 2016

Jeff from Innovative Management Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2016

Great Product

We are a System Integrator and have implemented scalable project management solutions since 1993. Of all the applications available to support Project Portfolio Management, Oracle Primavera is the most robust and intuitive solution on the market. Our customers have raved about how Primavera helps them deliver their projects more effectively.

Pros

Flexible, Scalable, Intuitive and market tested.

Cons

To maximize the value, it's best you partner with a partner.

April 2018

Robert from Bayley

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Great and easy product

Pros

It's a logical and accurate software that I use for scheduling construction projects. Keeps things organized and easy to update changes as they come up during a project lifecycle.

Cons

This product is pretty complex and takes a lot of getting used to. It's not very intuitive more user-friendly so you need to train yourself on the program before using.

May 2018

andrew from stantec

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

P6 is a great product for schedule management

All in all, P6 is a great product to use for programs and projects.

Pros

P6 does a great job in managing schedule for large programs and projects. P6 gets very powerful as you cost load your schedules and use data to construct reports and dashboards.

Cons

P6 can get pretty complicated with their functionalities. P6 can use a better printable report for schedules.

January 2017

Krista from Northeast Remsco Construction, Inc.

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

2 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2017

It worked for what we needed

We used Primavera primarily for Project Management. Submittals, Pay Apps, Transmittals. For the most part it was great. Especially once you got used to the system (It was not user friendly to all). The software was dependent on a particular version of IE and you could NEVER update your JAVA ever! Otherwise, it just wouldn't work. In the early years (before Oracle) the customer service was fantastic. However, since Oracle took over, the customer service has been terrible. We have since switched to a different software.

Pros

It managed documents very well. Once used to the system and formats it was easy to use. Early on customer support was amazing.

Cons

Current customer support by Oracle is terrible. EI and Java could never be updated otherwise the software would not function.

August 2018

Efrain from Verdex Construction

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

Oracle Primavera

Excellent tool. As a project scheduler I could not do my job without it. Although you could use other products, Primavera is the best.

Pros

The Best Project Scheduling tool on the market today. I have used it for 20 years.

Cons

It needs to be able to print a report that shows the Predecessors and Successors in a better format.

February 2018

Riccardo from SITE

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

February 2018

Great scheduling program

Pros

Great scheduling software for construction
Easy to work with
Great reporting
Able to integrate with other programs

Cons

Still windows based
It was purchased by Oracle so the licensing costs have gone up
Program has some weird quirks and requires fixes from time-to-time

December 2018

Zachary from Gilbane Building Company

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

P6 Review

Pros

It is driven by data, which is good as long as you feed it the correct information. It is pretty simple and easy to use.

Cons

There are not a lot of additional benefits. It would be nice if it had graphics, or other newer-age technology uses.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Very efficient construction project management software

I use it to manage construction projects and it’s very efficient in that. Actually we study primavera in engineering school as the very main software for construction management as it allows us to enlist all aspects of the project knowing that construction projects are very branched and require lots of details.

Pros

Well for starter it’s very easy to set up and takes no time and it’s not heavy on the processor of the computer.
I don’t need to use any complementary software as it lets me include all aspects : resources, calender and business working days, managers and hierarchy .. etc.

Cons

Plain User interface like it has not been updated for ages yet I somehow like it because it adds simplicity to the work for you don’t need to get tangled with complicated layout when managing a project

November 2018

Carl from Day & Zimmermann

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

P6 - Versatile and Useful

Pros

P6 is a powerful project management software that allows users to plan any size project. Because this software is cloud based, it allows users from all over to collaborate seamlessly. It makes project planning much simpler. From resource management, GANTT charts, activity tracking, it takes a lot of the work out of project tracking.

Cons

Sometimes P6 can be a little finicky to work with regarding Dates and activities. The only issue we have had is in regards to dates getting a little haywire from time to time. More often than not, it is user error with schedules, but it can be tricky to track down.