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Oracle Primavera Cloud - A High Level Preview of Project Scope

In Oracle Primavera Cloud (formerly Oracle Prime), you can create and track scope items, work packages, and WBS elements.

If you’re not using the default PBS structure, you can set up a custom PBS structure. The PBS structure commonly reflects a hierarchical structure of the components required for a project. You can use a PBS in initial planning to organize scope items.

Are You Tracking Ideas? Are Approved Ideas Easily Translated into Project Proposals?

Ideas in Oracle Prime:

Use Oracle Prime to create ideas: capture, evaluate, and process the ideas for new initiatives and business endeavors.

Ideas are processed using a submission and approval workflow. Prime Projects provides a default workflow for processing ideas, or you can create a customized workflow. First the idea creator creates an idea and specifies the idea's business case. When an idea contains sufficient information, the creator can submit the idea for further processing by routers and owners.

Do You Need EV Calculated at the Resource Level?

You are correct; out-of-the-box P6 does not calculate Earned Value (EV) at the resource assignment level. It only runs EV at the activity level which is fine for a start, but what to do when you need to 'dig deeper' and analyze crew performance? You can't use Global Change to calculate the resource assignment EV because the activity percent complete isn't available in the Global Change list of fields.

A very simple option is to use TAPS to input your schedule updates. TAPS is P6 updating using barcodes (plus additional functionality). By using TAPS, updates are faster and more accurate giving you (and your team) more time for schedule analysis. Yes, TAPS runs EV calculations at the resource level.

A Simple How To Guide on Scripting with the P6 API

A Technical Example Demonstrating What you can do With the P6 API

If you are a Java programmer, or if your organization has a Java programmer who is eager to learn about the Primavera API, there is a world of possibilities about what you can do with your P6 database. The P6 API is a powerful solution that lets you interact with the P6 database from a Java application.

Primavera Gateway 16.2 and API Development for Integration

Integrating with Primavera P6 and Unifier - Where do we stand?

Primavera Gateway is an integration web application being developed by Primavera that allows data to be moved between a Primavera application and another application. Primavera Gateway consists of an Integration Broker in the middle, and at least two providers, one for each application that is involved in the integration. All Primavera providers are built-in including the P6 Provider, Unifier Provider, Enterprise Track Provider and Prime Provider. Third-party vendors can create additional Primavera Gateway providers to integrate non-Primavera applications with Primavera applications.

Installing Instantis

Installing and Evaluating Instantis EnterpriseTrack Version 9

We had the opportunity to install and evaluate the latest version of Instantis EnterpriseTrack Version 9 in our demo environment. Instantis EnterpriseTrack is a cloud based project portfolio management solution provided by Oracle Primavera with the key feature of quick and easy deployment.

Conferencing This Spring In Southeast Asia

What We Learned

Emerald recently participated as official speakers at Collaborate 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada, but we have also been busy attending conferences on the other side of the world including the ASEAN EPC Conference in Jakarta and the SPMI Regional Symposium in Singapore.

The Asia Pacific region is poised for massive growth in capital and infrastructure projects. As a premier global Primavera specialist, Emerald’s presence in the region is allowing companies to benefit from the experience gained over two decades in the Primavera business.