Oracle’s Primavera enterprise project portfolio management solution is the most powerful, robust, and easy to use solution for globally prioritizing, planning, managing and executing projects, programs and portfolios. P6 is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member’s needs, responsibilities and skills. It provides a single solution for managing projects of any size, adapts to various levels of complexities within a project, and intelligently scales to meet the needs of various roles, functions, or skill levels in your organization.
Project management is not easy. Many companies are involved in large projects that involve many different workers across different levels, resulting in multiple challenges arising, including lack of standardization, no visbility across different projects, little collarboration both internally and externally, and reporting not meeting the right needs or "real time" requirements. Also, companies tend to use multiple tools such as Excel and MS-Project, and everyone maintains their own schedules as unconnected islands, which results in data latency. Furthermore, project controls professionals or project managers literally chase people down by phone, e-mails and meetings to obtain their latest progress. This is exacerbated by multiple technologies, and companies end up struggling to obtain just 90% of the actual progress. At the end of the day, you are trying desperately to follow your standard operating procedure but the SOP is ideal, NOT real life.
The simple solution is P6®. P6® provides executives with a real-time view of their organization's projects,programs and portfolio performance. It equips managers with the right blend of usability, power and flexibility to effectively and efficiently execute on projects, and enables individuals across all levels of an organization to analyze, record, and communicate reliable information and make timely, informed decisions.
P6® makes it easy to:
- Select the right strategic mix of projects
- Assure project, IT and corporate governance
- Enhance processes and methods
- Improve project team collaboration
- Measure progress toward objectives
- Complete more projects successfully and with the intended payback
P6® is a multi-platform solution offering many choices that are role-appropriate for each type of user. No matter which way you choose to obtain project intelligence, it all points to a single data source on your project or program. For project engineers who are out at a job site, they can have disconnected or mobile access, Project Managers and Project control professionals may choose desktop access for early warning indicators and other power features they require. Subcontractors may update their part of the schedule or clients may want to gain visibility into project progress through the flexibility of a browser access. And the management team may want to see high-level project summaries via an interactive browser interface that delivers KPIs and management reports. It also centralizes project information, which results in:
- Project Lifecycle Management
- Integrated detailed cost information
- Enhanced processes and methods
- Measured progress toward objectives
- Comprehensive Resourcing
- Powerful enterprise reporting
- Integrated project teams
- Standardized processes
- Improved communication
P6® allows for standardized processes that are consistent and can be analyzed, templated and improved upon. It also facilitates collaboration both internally and externally and provides visibility across multiple project or group of projects. With web capabilities P6® is much more flexible and extendable to both smaller projects as well as more complex ones. Margin for error is also dramatically lowered with the elimination of manual/multiple entry systems. Real-time information is at hand, and the application is "role based" and is set up by an administrator and access to the enterprise data is pre-determined by your organization again allowing your organization to develop best practices.
Furthermore, P6® facilitates project prioritization & mitigates project risk consistency including:
- Web Project Management
- Collaborative Scheduling (first and only provider); Facilitates collaboration so "everyone is on the same page"
- Resource Allocation & Capacity Planning
- Integrated job costing
- Flexible deployment
- Allows usability for all project members on projects of all sizes
- Enhanced processes and methods