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Jacobs' CASP and Primavera P6 Integration


Jacobs CASP (Computer Assisted Scheduling and Planning) software was being used by many businesses for Turnaround planning. As the software was being discontinued by the vendor, this left many businesses looking for a new turnaround management software solution. After purchasing and implementing Oracle's Primavera P6 the leading scheduling and planning solution, companies had the need to efficiently and accurately migrate their data in the CASP system to P6 without the manual entries. Below are the fundamentally different approaches in the two software packages:

CASP ApproachPrimavera P6 Approach
Equipment Focus Schedule/ WBS Focus
CMMS Background Construction Background
ADM Scheduling PDM Scheduling
Dbase II Database Oracle Database
Predefined Coding Unlimited Coding


Emerald Associates developed a conversion program that enables automatic migration of historical job plans from CASP into Primavera P6. The client simply sends CASP files to Emerald and we use the conversion tool to migrate data into Primavera. This includes conversion of all the libraries, projects and reports. The conversion program remaps the ADM (Arrow Diagramming Method) to PDM (Precedence Diagramming Method), creates resources, codes, etc. We then review the conversion log and validate the results of the conversion. Finally the projects are sent to the client in the Primavera format, ready to be imported.

Additionally, Emerald has created customized turnaround training that explains the similarities and differences between CASP and P6. This helps employees to become familiar with Primavera faster. Another important benefit is that all the logic is migrated to Primavera accurately.



Efficient data migration at a flat price per conversion allows you to know exactly what to expect. Instead of spending a week doing laborious data entry, you’ll get accurate data conversions in a day.

Emerald’s Experience

Emerald has converted over 500 CASP projects from 25 plants around the world. Our typical turnaround time is less than 3 days per project once some initial setup in P6 is achieved.