Emerald Associates Announces the New Release of Primavera P6 Add On Tools for Automating and Updating
P6 Project Data
Emerald Associates, an Oracle Platinum Partner and experts in Oracle Primavera solutions for over two
decades, announces the new release of three innovative software tools that improve the management of Primavera P6
project data. The P6 Loader, CAPPS (Capital Project Progressing System) and TAPS (Turnaround Progressing System)
automate the updating process of Primavera P6 in unique ways, saving Primavera P6 users time, energy and resources
while managing project data.
Calgary (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 -- As implementation experts in Oracle Primavera project management software,
Emerald Associates goes above and beyond the basic delivery of Oracle Primavera software tools. After over 20
years of implementing and integrating Primavera software for various clients all over the world, Emerald
intimately understands the common technical and functional problems associated with running such sophisticated
project management software. As a result, Emerald Associates has developed solutions to those common problems
through the development of Emerald Tools.
These software tools act as add-ons or enhancements to Oracle Primavera software, and in the case of these new
releases, Primavera P6 EPPM (Enterprise Project Portfolio Management).
Oracle Primavera is the leading provider of Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) solutions. Primavera
P6 is Oracle’s premier solution for planning and scheduling projects of any size. Whether you are starting a new
project or managing an ongoing one, manual data entry is required to gather and maintain data coming from
multiple sources (ex. accounting, estimating etc.). The challenge of managing project data transcends company
size, industries and departments, but it is paramount to ensure projects are running on time and on budget.
Emerald’s P6 Loader saves time by automating the manual data entry
process through the secure import and export functionality of nearly all data elements between Primavera P6 and
Microsoft Excel. With version 3.0, export capabilities have been significantly enhanced, baselines and calendars
exposed, navigation improved and additional user security layers developed. “We don’t execute client P6
implementations without it anymore” stated Emerald's CEO Nicole Jardin. Aware of the contradiction associated
with billable consultants using time saving tools, Nicole adds, “Emerald Associates is committed to improving our
clients' project delivery and once you develop the ability to avoid manual data entry, there is no going back”.
While the P6 Loader automates manual data entry, TAPS and CAPPS use two different technologies to simplify
and automate the Primavera P6 updating process. CAPPS
is a secure web-based updating toolthat allows any project contributor to update their
activities, steps, resources, expenses and notes outside of the Primavera P6 software itself. With CAPPS, the
tabular user interface simplifies the updating process, making it possible to get timely updates from non-P6
users wherever they may be. The new release of CAPPS 7.0 allows for the definition of multiple admin users (an
admin is a user who can manage filters and therefore define what data a normal user can access and update). With
the new version, those responsible for the tool configuration can select multiple administrators, making it
easier for the management team to get frequent status updates from the right person.
While CAPPS uses a simple tabular grid that allows for easy updating from an extended project team, TAPS uses barcode scanning technology to simplify
the updating process. As indicated in its name, this tool is commonly used on complex and time sensitive projects
such as turnarounds, shutdowns or outages. TAPS is used in many industries with clients in the oil & gas,
petrochemical, agribusiness, and power generation.
TAPS is known for its speed and accuracy when it comes to Primavera P6 updating. Typically, field personnel note
their activity progress and report it to a scheduler. That scheduler is then responsible for entering those updates
into the Primavera P6 schedule. With TAPS, instead of manually finding an activity and updating the start, finish
or percent complete, two fast scans can find and update the activity within seconds. P6 activity statusing time
can be reduced by 75%, allowing more time to analyze and act on the data as opposed to simply aggregating it.
With the new release of TAPS 7.0, users have
the ability to mix and match scanning the remaining duration of an activity or the percent complete. There is
also enhanced functionality through better error handling and superior calculations of an activity start date
based on its calendar.
The new releases of the P6 Loader, CAPPS and TAPS demonstrate Emerald’s longstanding commitment to streamlining
project delivery not only for their clients but for anyone interested in getting the most out of their project
management software. These P6 automation tools are three of many unique tools developed by Emerald Associates and
born out of twenty years of specializing in Oracle Primavera project management solutions. These new releases
also come at an opportune time with Emerald's year-end sale.
Save 25% off of Emerald Tools and 15% off the price of Oracle Primavera Software until December 19, 2014.
About Emerald Associates Inc.
Emerald Associates is an Oracle Platinum Partner specialized
in Primavera and amongst the select few seasoned Oracle Platinum Partners worldwide. Since 1995, Emerald’s
dedicated team of project managers, engineers and programmers have been delivering innovative, integrated,
engineered solutions for clients in project based industries ranging from oil & gas, nuclear, health care,
pharmaceutical, engineering, construction and the public sector. They pride themselves on delivering
best-of-breed project management solutions to a diverse client base, building longstanding relationships through
cost effective quality Primavera implementation and integration, specialty client automations, timely support,
and engineered or hosted environments for all Oracle Primavera tools.