14 August 2018

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

Written by Mary Lynn Backstrom, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-BA – Implementation Specialist

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.


02 August 2018

Oracle Prime Lean Scheduling

Written by Mary Lynn Backstrom, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-BA – Implementation Specialist

What is the Tasks App in Oracle Prime about?


With the Lean Scheduling functionality in Oracle Prime you have access to the Planning Board (below). This enables the user to create customized views for their information in the Work Plan screen in the Tasks App.

01 March 2018

Do You Need EV Calculated at the Resource Level?

Written by Mary Lynn Backstrom, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-BA – Implementation Specialist

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 barcode updating (with 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.

22 May 2017

A Simple How To Guide on Scripting with the P6 API

Written by Ravi Wallau - Integration Specialist

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.


10 November 2016

Primavera Gateway 16.2 and API Development for Integration

Written by Nicole Jardin, P.Eng. - CEO

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.


04 June 2015

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.


21 April 2015

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.  

27 January 2015

Oil Council Asia Pacific Assembly

Trends, issues,successes and the price of oil

Emerald recently attended The Oil Council’s 2015 Asia Pacific Assembly hosted in Singapore. The event brought together company executives from across the region to discuss current trends, issues, successes, and of course, the price of oil.