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.



87 Reviews of Primavera P6

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 87 reviews

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

The best scheduling software available

Primavera is essential to monitoring and updating our construction schedules. We couldn’t function without it!

Pros

Powerful software that not only makes scheduling projects easier, it allows us to allocate money and resources to our projects more efficiently.

Cons

Primavera has a steep learning curve but it’s fantastic once you get the hang of it.

December 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Great tool for developing detailed schedules

My experience with Primavera was using Primavera 6 (P6) with a construction management consulting firm. The firm used it to create detailed schedules for various types of construction projects.

Pros

Primavera allows you to go into as much detail as you want. The schedules created in the program can be an overview or down to the details of resource allocation. This makes the program versatile and usable in any situation the user needs.

Cons

There is a slight learning curve that may prove frustrating to some. I would recommend purchasing a exercise book or another resource to learn how to use the program.

December 2018

Quinn from GRANITE EXCAVATION, INC.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

its a good tool

Pros

The features are great. the wbs is nice and i like that is shows all the projects i am working on.

Cons

almost everything i can do on this i can do on Microsoft project. but for much less money.

December 2018

Blaise from JE Dunn

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

Small things bring down overall success of program

Pros

great for scheduling. Much prefer using P6 to using Project by Microsoft.

Cons

if you make a mistake in one line it can mess up the whole schedule and is not always simple to debug

December 2018

Aaron from Semgroup

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Great product!

Oracle has been an great tool for our business.

Pros

Easy software to use. Been a big benefit for our company!

Cons

Sometimes the program can be a little frustrating .

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

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.

November 2018

Derek from Tiger Construction, Ltd

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

A Good Project Managment Software

Overall its okay but with better solutions on the market I don't think we'll be using much going forward.

Pros

The software is a comprehensive solution to most project mangement situations.

Cons

Not super user friendly like some of the newer project management solutions on the market.

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.

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

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

November 2018

Dependable

Pros

It’s a great tool for keeping track of project status.

Cons

None. It works very well for our projects.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Primavera Experience!

Pros

It is the best project management software with easy baseline defining.

Cons

The software sometimes change the dates itself when you re-schedule. It should instead mention what dates are changed.

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

Vaibhav from WSP

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Good for scheduling bad for installing

Pros

The most versatile product for project management. Tons and tons of option with Gantt charts, can virtually manage endless projects under one program. Super product.

Cons

Installation is one heck of a job. While installing the data base for the product and configuring the same you always ask yourself, why am I using this product. I can use some other product as well.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

One of the best scheduling software

Pros

The logic, and functions in the software is really good

Cons

Sometimes it takes time to load, and takes a lot of space on the hard drive.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

The best schedule you need

I highly recommend it.

Pros

I used Primavera for so many years, it is a very strong scheduling software that has powerful functionality and allows you to generate sophisticated schedules.

Cons

The only problem is it takes time to get familiar with all its functions. If you used it to teach students it will take time for them to understand it comparing to MS projects.

November 2018

Adam from WestRock Company

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Great project management tool with a lot of features

Our company has been using Primavera P6 to manage a large acquisition and it has been an extremely helpful tool. There are multiple workflows, departments, and tasks that must be managed across the organization and without Primavera it would have been much more difficult to successfully manage everything.

Pros

The thing I like most about Primavera is all of features and functionality. It's much more robust than something like Microsoft Project and it makes it easier to more effectively manage projects and tasks.

Cons

The only downside to Primavera is the learning curve for using the software. Because it has so many features it is naturally more difficult to learn how to use.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Best software for project scheduling

Pros

This software is the industry leader when it comes to project scheduling. There is nothing out there that can compare.

Cons

Software can be tough to use at times without proper guidance/training. The baseline update portion can use a major overhaul, other than that, the software works as intended.

October 2018

Sofia from Penn State Harrisburg

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Academic use

I have been satisfied overall

Pros

- Easy to use
- Includes resources, cost, and risk

Cons

- Sometimes you would have to click on WBS and go back to Activities in order for it to allow you to add an activity (for add add activity not to be ghosted). Could be a glitch.
- sometimes when adding WBS list, it does not show it in order you have listed it on the Activities

October 2018

Carmelo from GE

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

October 2018

Better than other products but not very user friendly

Pros

The Timesheet management, although not very intuitive, is better than other solutions I have been using.
The essential user interface make errors less frequent.

Cons

The user experience can be improved a lot.