The ‘out-of-the-box’ installation of Oracle Primavera® P6 comes with a basic configuration set-up which requires additional customization of the administrative or ‘global’ settings in P6 to cater to your company’s needs. The whole process of customizing Primavera®’s configuration is called implementation in the Primavera® world. Oracle usually relies on its Primavera® partners and consulting companies with P6 Implementation Specialists to help clients set up P6 once they’ve purchased their software licenses. P6 consultants would sit down with your project team to conduct a needs analysis to help configure Primavera® for you.
Why is it important to have P6 configured by an Implementation Specialist?
One of the main reasons it is necessary to have P6 configured is to make sure that the security and user access settings are properly configured to be scalable from a few to 100s of users. It is important to remember that P6 is database driven, where multiple people can work on and make changes to the same project at the same time. It is necessary to ensure that people are given access to only their projects or even parts of the projects they are responsible for. Once the security profiles are created, a user can be assigned different levels of access to various parts of Primavera®, whether it’s “read only” to “can edit but not delete” to “no access”.
P6 Consulting offers implementation consultancy services that will help customize the functionality of P6 for your company. Our consultants will sit down with your project team and conduct a needs analysis and will help configure P6 for you. Depending on the complexity of your company’s requirements, we advise a minimum of 8-10 hours of Implementation Consultancy services.
Some of the settings this process will help set up are:
- The EPS (Enterprise Project Structure)
- The OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure)
- Security Profiles – Global and Project Security Profiles
- User Profiles
- Global Dictionaries – resources, calendars, project & activity codes, notebook topics, etc…
The implementation process can vary depending on the complexity of your company’s needs; a straight forward implementation can take as little as a day to a week. If there is a requirement to integrate other software programs with P6, then it may take upwards of a year or more to make sure everything is set up properly and tested.
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Prefer to configure P6 yourself?
Our CPM106a course, is designed for Primavera® P6 Functional Administrators. Learn everything you need to implement and configure P6 once it’s installed on your database. Our consultants will teach and guide you through all the steps needed to set-up and customize the functionality and settings of P6.