Primavera Contract Management

28 December 2017

My PCM Forms/Reports are not Updating, What is Going on with BI Publisher?

Written by Dan MacMillan - Integration Specialist

In deploying our Emerald Primavera Contract Management (PCM) Productivity Cloud, we got the vanilla PCM installed and added our PCM add-on utilities for line numbering controls. Then we added some of our P6 and PCM automations to move change documents between the two systems.

To be on the safe side, we took backups and renamed databases, but we couldn't have predicted what would happen next...

27 March 2017

Saying Goodbye to Expedition 8.5 and Hello to Unifier - Part 2

Written by Ian Nicholson, P.Eng. - VP Solutions, Ravi Wallau - Integration Specialist

A Case Study From A Technical Perspective

Alberta’s Capital Health was a big user of Expedition from the 1990’s through to 2010. They had hundreds of projects that were sitting on a Sybase SQL-Anywhere server that needed to be retired but they needed to have easy access to the documents related to these health care projects.

 

Emerald solved their problem using the PCM-Archiver. This PCM add-on tool automates the extraction process of all projects and documents, and in this case, ultimately saved the client approximately 140 hours of computing work. For a more in-depth understanding of this project and its results please refer to Part 1 of Saying Goodbye to Expedition 8.5 and Hello to Unifier. In Part 2 we are going to explore a more technical perspective including some of the bumps we experienced along the way of extracting 1,213,318 documents, generating 1,123,318 Excel files, generating links for 39,384 attachments and generating 91,236 PDF files!

15 March 2017

Saying goodbye to Expedition 8.5 and Hello to Unifier - Part 1

Written by Ian Nicholson, P.Eng. - VP Solutions, Ravi Wallau - Integration Specialist

A Case Study From A Functional Perspective

Primavera Expedition, now known as Primavera Contract Management (PCM), was a great tool in its day, and still is as PCM. We had a number of clients who ran their entire capital program on the tool with hundreds of large and small projects.

 

Now that PCM is moving into the extended support phase, how do you get years of data out of the system and preserve it for future reference?

 

PCM Archiver

04 July 2016

Keep Primavera Contract Management Without the Java Issues

Written by Nicole Jardin, P.Eng. - CEO

Emerald Productivity Cloud Can Solve Your Java Problems

While Oracle is busy working on removing Java applets from Primavera P6-EPPM, the same cannot be said for Primavera Contract Management (PCM). With the announcement that PCM v14.2 is the last planned major release for PCM, the Java applets will potentially remain an ongoing issue.

 

Some creative solutions have been worked up over the years with CITRIX and controlled versions of IE, but all were problematic when other tools needed other versions of Java.

 

12 June 2015

Automate Document Loading Into Primavera Contract Management

Materials Delivery Documents Added to Emerald's PCM Loader

Recently, we were asked by a potential customer about adding support for Materials Delivery documents to the PCM Loader. Because the development of the PCM Loader has been customer driven, we always welcome the opportunity to consider adding support for new document types.