Hands down, Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is arguably the most powerful, robust and easy-to-use solution for prioritizing, planning, managing, and evaluating projects, programs and portfolio.
As an integrated project portfolio management (PPM), application, Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (Primavera P6 EPPM) includes role-based functionality in matching each team member’s needs and responsibilities.
Project delivery success
The application provides the organization’s executives with real-time view of their organization’s project performance while providing the project participants the right blend of usability, power and flexibility to effectively execute projects.
Likewise, it enables workers across all the levels of the organization to analyze, record, and communicate reliable information in order to make timely decisions.
The software can easily scale from a single user on a small project to tens of thousands of users engaged in millions of activities across hundreds of projects both on premise and in the cloud.
The solution is built right on the robust architecture of the software. It is specifically designed to deliver high performance with tight security, flexible integration and real time reporting and analytics.
The Primavera P6 EPPM gives your project team access to their project anytime, anywhere through its flexible Web-based user interfaces. Users have alternate interfaces. This includes interactive dashboards, web applications and simple form to consume role-specific information.
Moreover, the team members can easily and quickly update status using any of the interfaces that accommodate their line of work best. The interfaces include the P6 Team member for IOS, P6 Team Member for Android, P6 Member Web (this is optimized to run on a tablet) and a statusing option for emails.
The interactive activity of Gantt charts allow the planners, schedulers and project managers to communicate a more accurate and complete graphical representation of a project’s schedule.
The calendar and activity network views provide the team members with an intuitive view in displaying their assignments together with the require information to do the work.
Portfolio and program management
With Oracle Primavera, program managers can be certain their projects and programs are aligned with company strategic objectives. With the portfolio and program management module, program managers are given the power to manage incoming demands and be able to select the right balance of projects.
These projects ensure the resources are not overextended and that the project performance can be easily quantified and communicated to project stakeholders.
Planning and risk management
Normally, organizations have hundreds of projects under way at any given time. Typically, these projects present an organizational challenge all throughout management..corrsssing normal business hierarchies and chains of commands.
With Primavera P6 EPPM, business management are helped to meet that challenged head-on with the planning and scheduling module. The software is most ideal for organizations that need to simultaneously manage multiple projects and support multi-user access.
Multi-user multi project functionality
This is because it provides multi-user and multi-project functionality which includes the ability to extend the functionality based on user-definable data.
Likewise, it also offers scheduling and resource control capabilities and support for multi-tiered project hierarchies, resource scheduling, data capture and customizable views.
The functionality including industry-standard risk management and robust reporting and analytics enables the project-driven organizations to create achievable optimized resources.
This includes risk-adjusted plans, and it finds ways to deliver projects more efficiently and cannot be surprise with unexpected issues, risks or downward trends across projects.
Primavera P6 EPPM makes it easy for project and resource managers to communicate their requirements and decisions throughout a project’s lifecycle, while supporting both top-down and bottom-up resource request and staffing processes.
In effect, this allows managers to see where resources are being used across all programs and projects, as well as their forecasted future use. Since all information is located in one centralized system, resource conflicts become apparent to project and resource managers.
This eliminates unexpected delays on unforeseen resource limitations. This results in greater visibility into resource demands and capacity. All this means maximized resource use.
Tracking progress ingto costs and resource use
Primavera P6 EPPM makes it easy for managers to track, capture, and analyze the time team members spend on project-based work by providing them with interfaces that are automatically populated with their own assignments across all projects. Team members can then record both project time (that is, time spent on each task) and non-project time (such as personal time off). They can also provide additional information directly to the project manager, including document updates, status notifications, and other pertinent feedback.
Content management via collaboration
Primavera facilitates team-based collaborations in order to improve decision-making, streamline coordination. This improves efficiency with new business process automation capabilities.
An example is that it incorporates collaboration and communication. This is done through graphical workflow modeling and interactive configurable forms.
Instead of requiring project team members to put work aside to communicate and collaborate, the integration of the solution to emails and mobile devices improves communications between project managers, schedulers and field personnel.
In addition, the existing enterprise content management systems capabilities can be leveraged through Primavera P6 EPPM. This is in order to meet the increasing demand of project documentation control and accessibility
REPORTING AND ANALYTICS – DRIVING SOUND DECISION-MAKING
Primavera P6 EPPM allows you to schedule and deliver timely and relevant project information through email, content repository, file share and printer. Users can choose from over 70 standardized reports or produce custom reports in various formats including .pdf, .csv, and .xml, through its integrated reporting system. In addition, Oracle offers the powerful Primavera Analytics, an add-on that enables users to create operational reports and business intelligence on projects and programs. Primavera P6 Visualizer graphically monitors project performance against plan, and complements Primavera Analytics with rich time-phased views. Even large, complex schedules come to life and can be imported and exported to facilitate sharing.
INTEGRATION – INTEROPERATING WITH EASE
Oracle’s Primavera P6 EPPM extends, complements, and leverages your existing Oracle enterprise management solutions including Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Business Intelligence as well as ERP solutions from SAP and others. P6 EPPM makes it easy for project and program managers to create custom solutions by taking advantage of its Primavera Gateway, Primavera Web Services, and Integration Applications Programming Interface (API). Oracle’s Primavera Gateway is an extensible integration solution with configuration and customization options for each business application that provide enterprise-wide project, portfolio, and resource management transparency and ensures data consistency between applications. Oracle’s Primavera Web Services provides enterprise-level integration capabilities to connect Primavera solutions to existing line-of-business systems, to help increase productivity and project success.