Large Energy Company Migrates to New, Upgraded P6 Environment

Moving to a new environment allowed this company to archive older projects and cleanup old and corrupt data while upgrading to the most recent version of P6.

Large Energy Company Migrates to New, Upgraded P6 Environment

P6-Loader made it easy

Written by Sue Hopkins

Client Overview

The client is a large Canadian producer, transporter and marketer of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids. They use P6 for many project controls functions including their capital program. After years of working in a P6 database they wanted to move to a clean P6 environment.

Challenges

  • Their IT department needed assistance in Upgrading and Migrating Major Projects and Facility, Engineering and Construction databases to a new environment

  • Their Security Profiles, User and Global Data, some of which were corrupt needed to be cleaned up prior to move to new environments

  • Move large live projects with up to 100 baselines to the new environment in a short amount of time while users were not active

Results

  • Databases edited and cleaned up prior to migration. Including Security Profiles, User and Global Data, some of which were corrupt using P6-Loader tool

  • Archived old projects in place and moved over 400 projects and baselines to new environment with only one weekend of down time

  • Migrated data was validated and compared to previous database to ensure all data was moved accurately

  • Saved hundreds of hours of manual work