What is Primavera® P6?

Primavera® P6 is an enterprise project portfolio management software. Primavera® is widely accepted worldwide as the industry standard project management software. One of its main competitors is Microsoft Project. Primavera® has a distinct advantage over MS Project in that it is a database driven platform, meaning that projects are stored on a central database. This allows users the ability to log into P6 on their own computers, but they can open up the same project at the same time to work on it collaboratively.

The Oracle Primavera® product suite is focused exclusively on helping project-intensive businesses manage their entire project portfolio lifecycle, including projects of all sizes. Oracle Primavera® is used for major projects in industries such as engineering and construction, aerospace and defense, utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, industrial manufacturing, automotive, financial services, communications, travel and transportation, healthcare, and government. It is estimated that projects totaling more than $6 trillion in value have been managed with Primavera® products. Companies turn to Oracle’s Primavera® project portfolio management solutions to help them make better portfolio management decisions, evaluate the risks and rewards associated with projects, and determine whether there are sufficient resources with the right skills to accomplish the work. These best-in-class solutions provide the project execution and control capabilities needed to successfully deliver projects on time, within budget and with the intended quality and design.

The Oracle Primavera® product suite provides industry-specific project, portfolio and resource management software to more than 75,000 customers around the world. Recognising that no two organisations are alike, these solutions are assembled to fit the roles of the project stakeholders with modules specific to their industries.

Oracle Primavera® EPPM (Enterprise Project Portfolio Management) licenses are sold as a product suite that consists of numerous programs. The two main programs are Primavera® P6 Professional (Windows) client and Primavera® P6 Web Access client. Both programs are fully functional project management software programs that access the same database of projects. This allows companies with different types of user roles to view the projects in a different manner. High level executives and managers can use P6 Web Access to view a variety of Dashboard Reports and conduct Portfolio Analysis. The power users, schedulers and project managers use P6 Professional for its quicker interface and advanced tools.

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