Oracle Announces Two New Models Of The Oracle Database Appliance

The ODA X6-2 is a complete database solution comprising Oracle Database Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition 2, along with systems software, server, storage, and networking. The new models announced by Oracle provide a lower entry price point and Emerald Associates is excited to have a more affordable option for our small to midsize Primavera clients.

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Oracle Acquires Textura

Oracle announced their agreement to acquire a leading provider of construction contracts and payment management cloud services named Textura. The deal was announced on April 28, 2016 and is expected to close sometime this year.

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Primavera Analytics 16.1 Released

Primavera Analytics 16.1 is now available for download in the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Stay tuned for our assessment of the new release and more details on what’s new. 


Major enhancements in Primavera Analytics 16.1 include:

  • Unifier Space Management and Business Process support for facilities and real estate management
  • Primavera P6 role utilization metrics across all your Primavera P6 projects down to daily granularity
  • Initial support for Oracle Business Intelligence 12c including its new self-service Data Visualization module

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Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 16.1 Released

The new release of Primavera P6 EPPM 16.1 has come as scheduled according to the strategic roadmap for the Primavera product line. Emerald Associates is busy assessing the new release and we look forward to sharing our findings.

Major enhancements in Primavera P6 EPPM 16.1 include:

  • New HTML5 Views to replace Java applets
    • Activity View Enhancements
    • EPS View
    • Resource Assignment View (Basic) with resource centric Gantt
Primavera P6 16.1
  • Daily Timescale in Team Usage View to improve Resource Management capabilities
P6 16.1 daily timescale
  • Additional Global Search & Replace functionality
  • Team Member improvements including major mobile improvements for iOS and Android
  • Cloud Connect performance improvements including an average speed of 50% faster
  • Major performance improvements in Primavera P6 Professional include:
    • Drawing and launching Timescale Logic Diagrams in Visualizer
    • Reduce frequency of updates to Progress Bars in Primavera P6 Professional
    • Local Caching resulting in fewer server calls
    • Loading Visualizer

Stay tuned for more updates. To read about all of the new features you can now view Oracle's PDF of "New Features in Primavera P6 EPPM 16.1".

For more information and resources please review our Primavera P6 product page.