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.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 8

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Oracle... Meh

    Ease-of-use
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    I only use this software because our clients came over to our company already using it.

    Pros

    I like the software because it is interchangeable.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. It is Clunky, overated, and glitches out every time there is an update.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Allison from JB James Construction

    Specialty: Heavy/highway contractor

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

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

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    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.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Simple to use but advance features

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    Pros

    It has a lot of modules you can use adding portlets to your page and also a wide variety of services and apis for integration

    Cons

    The functionalities are fine and i can't complain but the interface looks like a little old fashioned.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    Using it as a database management system at work.

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    Database for work related items.

    Pros

    Tons of functionality. From an engineering point of view, the ability to customize the database system in identifying master items and its database points is ideal.

    Cons

    Interface is not too easy to identify and is slightly counter intuitive at times. Requires a user to perform additional steps that are sometimes unnecessary in carrying out functions.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kevin from Ontario Power Generation

    July 2018

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

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    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mo from Turner & Townsend

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    July 2018

    The most powerful Scheduling Software

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    Pros

    There is almost no missing requirement/function in planning and scheduling already provided by P6. There is a variety of ability and functionality in P6, from the simple schedule to a very complicated delay analysis in construction or any other types of project. P6 can cover all the requirement of time management as one of the project management area of knowledge.

    Cons

    The feature of the software is not as beautiful as MS Project and learning the software needs a lot of effort and exercise.

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  • zohair from Whiting-turner

    June 2018

    Primavera is one of the finest scheduling tools I have worked with.

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    Pros

    Multiple projects can be set up easily, Primavera gives a depth to the schedule as users can add multiple baselines (Far more than microsoft project). This fully backs schedulers to create a fine schedule.

    Cons

    Overall software feels like its been aged and the ease to use and learn can be difficult. Exporting process can be complicated if not familiar with the settings that control the report .

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jafet from Power Build Construction

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    June 2018

    Great tool to create construction schedules.

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    Pros

    This software provide you with many tools to effectively prepare a detailed and extensive construction schedule for large scale project.

    Cons

    It is not the best software when you want to prepare a schedule for a small scale constrution project.

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  • Daniel from JE DUNN CONSTRUCTION

    June 2018

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

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    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Scott from Zon Generation Ltd.

    Specialty: Solar

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    Steep learning curve and outdata Java requirements

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    Pros

    The nice thing about Primavera was the ability to have construction drawings, specifications, design reviews, change notices, contact information for all team members and communications centrally located through one service.

    Cons

    We've used Primavera during several construction jobs as that was the preferred construction management solution our client selected. Primavera required a specific version of Java to be deployed, which caused a lot of lost productivity trying to roll back our Java installations internally. This was a constant sticking point throughout the project.

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  • Fausto from Caribbean Coast General Contractors

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    June 2018

    The best software for project managemenr

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    This software is very powerfull for construction and proyect management. This provides the perfect soluction for scheduling.

    Cons

    The must convert this softeware in a more universal one because not everybody has it. The compatibility with other softwares is not good.

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  • James from COMPA Industries, Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Great project tracking bit of software

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    Good ability to track projects at the budgetary and planning levels

    Pros

    Ability to manage very large project schedules, and its ability to interface with other Oracle product lines, especially the HR modules for resource management

    Cons

    The software is capable, but it remains somewhat dated, somewhat large, somewhat on the clunky side.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • David from NGC Group Inc.

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Overly Complicated and Overpriced

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    Pros

    Very robust software. "Comprehensive" doesn't even begin to describe it. This thing can really do it all and has a seemingly endless supply of features.

    Cons

    EXPENSIVE! We had to purchase and build a separate SQL server to support it, which was not explained in the beginning. Even though it can do it all, hard to justify the expense.

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  • Aaron from Balfour Beatty Engineering Services

    May 2018

    Has a bit of a steep learning curve but has tonnes of tools

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    being able to show a plan for a project's completion in a very visual way and increasing the efficiency of calulating lag and float in a programme is incredibly useful.

    Pros

    A huge amount of tools to aid with planning and costing a project. being able to present it in many layers and calculating lag and float in a plan in a very visual way.

    Cons

    has a very steep learning curve initially but once you understand the logic f each tool it comes together

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mazen from Saudi Naval Support Co.

    Specialty: General contractor

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2018

    Much Better result and sucess

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Using Primavero P6 provide the ultimate experience in this filed, you are in control of every aspect of your Job

    Cons

    Does not need more, when it provide everything needed, could benefit form minor adjustment to provide more power to your work

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  • andrew from stantec

    Specialty: Other specialty contractor

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    P6 is a great product for schedule management

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    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.

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  • Sebastian from Entel

    May 2018

    An excellent tool to coordinate and carry out long-term projects, review costs, man hours and everyt

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    Pros

    An excellent tool to coordinate and carry out long-term projects, review costs, man hours and everything that surrounds the project. Also the base lines, it is very useful to see the complete plan of the situation of the presented project

    Cons

    It is not easy to make integrations with other platforms and requires a high knowledge when using it, it is recommended that the user of the platform have a knowledge of pmbook

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Todd from Edge Builders

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    April 2018

    Primavera P6

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money

    Program is getting easier to use with each new version.

    Pros

    I feel like this newer version of P6 Primavera might take the industry by hold. None of the scheduling software that is worth anything is intuitive. I am glad about very small updates in this, like the scrolling with a mouse, and speeding things up a bit for long and tedious projects.

    Cons

    Still clunky but gets the job done. All of the scheduling software I have used is clunky however. Microsoft Project is intuitive but not what we use for large projects at all.

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  • Robert from Bayley

    April 2018

    Great and easy product

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    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.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Abinet from Hono Group

    Specialty: Construction manager

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Powerful project management software

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    Once you complete one project planning using this software, chance are you will prefer this software forever.

    Pros

    - very powerful and have different features,
    - it's oldest and well know in the industry
    - owned by one of giant company Oracle, so the product will continue, once you know how to your knowledge will not be obsolete.

    Cons

    - unlike other project management software it's not user friendly, so you have to learn the software probably it would take some time
    - expansive

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