What’s New with the Latest Release 18.8 of Oracle Primavera EPPM P6 Web Access and Professional

Written on . By Tracy Mah

In 2016, Oracle announced a planned depreciation of Java based plugin applets. One factor for this decision was because most of the major internet web browser vendors wanted to reduce the upkeep of plugin support in their products. They eventually wanted to remove the ability to embed Flash, Silverlight, Java and other plugin-based programs in […]

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FREE DOWNLOAD – Building Dashboards E-Book

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As technologies became more sophisticated, so did client’s requests for all-in-one software solutions. Oracle responded to this request with the addition of portfolios and dashboards in Primavera EPPM release 8.0. Although they were available in previous versions, it wasn’t until release 8.0 that portfolios and dashboards became truly functional. Since that release, Oracle has improved […]

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Weighted Steps Template in EPPM and Physical % Complete

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Project managers go under fire from stakeholders and project sponsors when their project is late. Their P6 software is telling them that they are on-time but in reality they are behind schedule. So why is it happening so often? Because they are using objective opinions and updates from workers and contractors on-site who do not […]

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Hard and Soft Constraint Indicators in Web Access

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Constraints in P6 are used to control and adjust the schedule to meet real world requirements. You can use constraints to control the entire project (Project Constraints) or individual activities (Activity Constraints). Constraints can also be categorized as hard or soft. Hard Constraints are used to reflect real dates that must be met in the […]

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AdfAgent Error After Logging into P6 Web Access

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We recently installed Primavera P6 R8.3 EPPM on the Weblogic 10.3.6 Application Server, and found that P6 Web Access kept popping up a message with the following error with the title “message from webpage”: Logged messages: message=’unable to initialize AdfAgent’ level=SEVERE error=message;’AdfIE8Agent’ is undefined description:’AdfIE8Agent’ is undefined number:-2146823279 name:TypeError. This only happens with IE 11 […]

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Side-by-Side Comparison of Primavera P6 Windows client and P6 Web Access Platform

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Oracle’s Primavera P6 project management software comes in two very different software programs, the P6 Windows and P6 Web Access. As a well-established industry standard since 1996, Primavera P6 Windows client is also called ‘P6 Professional’, ‘power client’, ‘stand-alone client’, ‘optional client’ or even the ‘always-connected Windows client’. The majority of companies use the P6 […]

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Should I Buy P6 Professional on its own or When it is in the EPPM Suite?

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Believe it or not, this is a very frequent problem when it comes to purchasing Primavera Project Management solutions. It is not as easy as buying an all-in-one project management program that will solve your problems. For bigger, complex projects or even a series of projects, it gets as complicated as determining which platforms are […]

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The Road Ahead for P6 Team Member R8.3

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The road ahead for P6 Team Member is looking bright. Here is a list of the enhancements in P6 Team Member R8.3: Discussion feature Work distribution filter Adding or deleting activity steps Enhanced filtering options Viewing notebook topics and documents Cannot status future dates Primary resources can view milestones Star filtering option in e-mail Sending […]

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A Look into P6 Team Member

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The first introduction of P6 Team Member was back in 2010 with the release of P6 EPPM R8, but brought hesitancy from project managers and stakeholders alike. Now with the latest release of P6 EPPM R8.3, the Team Member application is updated with more control and communication from team members to project managers than ever […]

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P6 Analytics: What it is and Why You Should Use it

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So you bought P6 and now what? You plan, you execute, you control. But now your boss tells you that they want to know why an activity is being pushed back and when it is happening. They also want to see how the project progressed during a particularly difficult week against the plan and, finally, […]

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