Primavera P6 Software


 

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.

 

Primavera P6 - Change management
 
  • Primavera P6 - Change management
    Change management
  • Primavera P6 - Collaborative scheduling
    Collaborative scheduling
  • Primavera P6 - Contract management
    Contract management
  • Primavera P6 - Cost control
    Cost control
  • Primavera P6 - Resource optimization
    Resource optimization
  • Primavera P6 - Document control
    Document control
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

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Jasvin from Shanti Constrcution Gujarat Private Limited
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

September 2017

A must For Every Project Managers

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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.

 
 

Alexandre from Faulx-Briole Conseil
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

Very powerful planning and scheduling software

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I like it, but I would prefer being allowed to use AsatDev PowerProject

Pros

A very large panel of functionalities, ranging from simple planning and scheduling to extremely sophisticated project budgeting and risk analysis

Cons

Some strange bugs in such an expensive piece of software; the activity float is not always properly computed, ...

 
 

Bahar from Grid T
Specialty: Engineer
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Estimate your project's future

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It is a must for any kind of scale construction project to track project's overview.

Pros

It is good to work with Oracle database, you don't lose any data. Schedule options, claim digger, report properties are stable.

Cons

It is restricted program. Not easy to use with Excel. You have to import/export between Excel. Multi-currency is not supported.

 
 

Jerry from E. Vaughan Rivers, Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

The old standard is the best

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Pros

Construction concentrated scheduling software, the layout is very professional as always, have been using various versions over the years, always delivers.

Cons

Primavera is not the most user friendly software, have to put time to study it, good thing there are alot study materials for it.

 
 

Lee from ECI
Specialty: Construction manager
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Use on basic schedules.

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I have been using for 30 years and the capabilities are in excess of the need.

Pros

This software is an industry standard in construction and is very applicable. There are now more interfaces with other programs.

Cons

The software does have a learning curve and much of it is beyond daily use. It would be easier if they had a preliminary module that could then be added to.

 
 

Shubham from Jogeshwari Constructions
Specialty: Home builder - custom
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Best software

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Pros

It is very easy to use.
Perfect for construction companies to schedule the project timeline and updating

Cons

There are no cons as such, at least for me. I have used both MSP and Primavera, and primavera is the best as of now.

 
 

Connor from Comstock Construction Inc.
Specialty: General contractor
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

P6 Review

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P6 is very possibly the least easy-to-use program I've ever been taught. While it's full of features, it's horrible to navigate and takes some serious training for employees.

 
 

Jenna from AECOM
Specialty: Construction manager

August 2015

August 2015

Bulky to use, no one likes it

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Likes Best

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.

Likes Least

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.

Recommendations

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

September 2013

September 2013

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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

September 2012

September 2012

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Excellent software!!! Thank you.

 
 

Mengistu from menge construction

July 2012

July 2012

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For me, Primavera P6 is great to use for simplifying my schedule and helps to speed up my work.

 
 
 
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Riccardo from SITE

August 2017

August 2017

Great program for scheduling

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This is a great and powerful tool for scheduling, absolutely love this program and its ability to get things done. We still use P6 as we feel this is the best version, the web-versions aren't as good.

Cons

Ever since Oracle took it over they completely screwed up things on licensing, etc. Not a fan of that this is why we stay on the non-updated versions.

Source: Capterra
 

Todd from ASg
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Primavera has a need to make the software more user friendly

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this software does what it is designed to do, just not in the easiest format to learn!

Pros

I have used P3 and P6 now for years and find the software very powerful and thorough. I find that once you learn how to use the software it enables the company to be more efficient and productive.

Cons

The con to this software is the upfront cost, lack of training, and how complex the software is. They really need to improve their training! I will spend countless hours trying to get a newby up to speed on this software.

Source: Capterra
 

Gustavo from Shire

May 2017

May 2017

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

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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.

Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Shire - Capital Management

April 2017

April 2017

The Gold Standard - but expensive

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For schedule management of a large greenfield program with multiple CM's and Engineering firms there is no better tool I know. Provisioned through Loadspring, the enterprise version allowed for streamlining of bi-weekly progressing, quality checking and ad-hoc reporting. Licensing fees are a bit pricey however. Also, a good knowledge of scheduling discipline is required to directly use this tool.

Source: Capterra
 

Derek from Tiger Construction, Ltd.

February 2017

February 2017

Difficult for Beginners

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There's too many other options out there that are much easier to use. The interface needs to be simplified and the work flow process needs to be shortened.

Source: Capterra
 

daniel from Argos

February 2017

February 2017

Oracle Primavera

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Oracle Primavera is a very useful tool for tracking project and budget of the same. In any industry you can use this program as a working tool especially for the creation of budget and cost area.

Source: Capterra
 

Rhea from Pratham Consultancy
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Makes my life as a Project Manager easier!

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My company was using excel sheets prior to buying Primavera. It took a long time for us to get used to it as it is very detailed. However, once we started using it, Project Planning became a must easier and visual process and calculating the lag time, the Critical Path, the milestones identification, all became much more easier and less error prone. Very happy with this product and the support that we have recieved.

Pros

Features of the product

Cons

Difficult to grasp the first couple of tries.

Source: Capterra
 

Krista from Northeast Remsco Construction, Inc.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2017

January 2017

It worked for what we needed

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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.

Source: Capterra
 

Patrick from Dallas Glass

January 2017

January 2017

Great Product

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We have been using Primavera for just over two years now. Although it has many uses, we use it primarily for scheduling. All projects get entered into Primavera with necessary labor requirements and we look at the long-term schedule to determine our manpower and estimating needs.

This product is very in depth and can be cumbersome. It's best to get help from an expert while setting up your first project(s). A very powerful tool and a great asset for most contractors.

Source: Capterra
 

Raj from Bantrel Co.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

December 2016

December 2016

The Only Intelligent Scheduling Software for Complex EPC Projects

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As a Project Controls Professional, I have been using Primavera since 1996. It has evolved from its P3 days to the current P6 version. Primavera is considered the best-in-class by most of the major industries in the world.
One of the unique qualities of Oracle Primavera is - It combines good old proven scheduling techniques like CPM with a great database. This allows for large amounts of scheduling data storage and easy retrieval of historical data for use as a standard for future work. It also makes it easier to reconstruct past schedules for forensic delay analysis etc.
In the current market scenario, where competitiveness is a very important attribute for survival, expertise in Oracle Primavera is an absolute must!

Source: Capterra
 

Juan from About
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Better thatn Scheduling

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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

Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Innovative Management Solutions
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great Product

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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.

Source: Capterra
 

Sarathy from SFDC
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2016

October 2016

Oracle Primavera

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I have used Primavera tool in the past. Used this tool mainly for the purpose of Employee Timesheet management.

Pros

For the time sheet management purpose, it was kind of easy to use.

Cons

This tool didnt have many options or features available.

Advice to Others

I haven not used it extensively.

Source: Capterra
 

John from Hill

December 2015

December 2015

Super

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good product, fulfill all your requirements for risk management and internal audit

Source: Capterra