The latest release of Oracle Primavera Portfolio Management (OPPM) has made the leap to version 15.1 along with most of the other Primavera products. Check out the new features listed below. For more information on OPPM please visit our product page.
Emerald Associates is excited to announce their participation in the Canadian trade mission to the Philippines led by International Trade Minister, Ed Fast.
Taking place in Manila and Cebu May 24-28, 2015, this trade mission is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to help Canadian business’s capitalize on the opportunities in foreign markets. This trade mission comes at an excellent time as it aligns with Emerald's recent announcement of an expansion to the Asia Pacific with the opening of a regional head office in Brisbane, Australia.
The latest version of Primavera P6 has been released, and despite many questions, we can confirm that Oracle has
indeed jumped from P6 version 8.4 to 15.1. The reasoning behind the big jump is a new naming convention linking the
version with the year of the release. As funny as it sounds, the ultimate plan behind the big jump is to actually try
and avoid confusion. Aligning the version numbers to the year of their release is supposed to simplify things when it
comes to integrating different Primavera products together.
With Primavera P6 EPPM 15.1 the new usability features are the biggest change and include:
Resource bucket planning
Import and export baselines for projects in XML format
Cut, copy, and paste multiple projects
Improved Gateway integration settings
Improved Unifier integration capabilities
Team Member task detail preferences
Timesheets capabilities in P6 Mobile
Separate modules for P6 Professional and Visualizer
We are happy to see the progress done on the P6 to Unifier integration. Users who manage their projects in P6 and
their cost in Unifier can now track their cost and schedules more accurately. For more details on the new features,
Oracle has published a What’s
New in P6 EPPM Release 15.1 PDF document. Please visit our blog to learn more
about what's new in P6 EPPM 15.1 and the new release of Unifier 15.1.
TAPS is a barcode-based progressing system designed by Emerald
for updating schedules in Primavera P6 for the Shutdown/Turnaround/Outage industries. It is one of Emerald’s
most popular solutions due to its ability to reduce schedule updating/statusing time by over 75%. With TAPS, instead of manually finding an activity and updating the start,
finish and percent complete, two fast scans with a barcode scanner can find and update a P6 activity within seconds.
Cancelling work can also be done through the scanning process, saving huge amounts of time.
Innovative features of this release include new updating options that give users the ability to update P6 activities
with all the percent complete types available in Primavera P6. In the previous version, Duration Percent Complete or
Remaining Duration were the only updating options. Now, due to client request, Physical Percent Complete and Units
Percent Complete have been added as scanning options in version 8.
TAPS has always allowed users to calculate Earned Value (EV) at
the resource assignment level using Duration Percent Complete but with version 8 Physical Percent Complete can also be
used to calculate resource assignment Earned Value. As a result, planning and scheduling teams are able to report EV,
CPI and SPI by trade without splitting activities in P6.
The added progressing flexibility along with the ability to calculate and report Earned Value at the resource
assignment level makes this new version of TAPS a strategic
Primavera enhancement for all Primavera Shutdown/Turnaround/Outage users. With the new functionality of our
barcode scanning technology we are excited to see TAPS expand
beyond its traditional use in schedule updating for turnarounds, shutdowns and outages and move towards streamlining
schedule updating for capital projects as well.
Released in February 2015, this update of Primavera Risk Analysis has extended its support to Windows 7 SP1 and
Windows 8.1. This update is well received as it resolves a variety of known bugs associated with the use of Primavera
Risk Analysis and the above mentioned versions of Windows. The issues resolved are listed below. The extensive list
with additional information can be viewed on the Oracle website. (Please note that login may be required).
PCF P80 COST DIFFERENT FROM DISTRIBUTION GRAPH WITH INSUFFICIENT ITERATIONS.
RUSSIAN CHARACTERS DISPLAYED INCORRECTLY IN PROJECT SELECTION SCREEN FOR EPS
CRASH WHEN ATTEMPTING TO DISPLAY PROBABILISTIC CASH FLOW INCLUDING NEGATIVE COST
LINK BETWEEN TASK & RISK NOT CREATED DURING IMPORT IF TASK ID USES LOWER CASE
EXPORT .MPP ERROR "MICROSOFT PROJECT ONLY SUPPORTS ONE LINK BETWEEN TWO TASKS"
"SHOW CUSTOM DATA..." HAS A DATA/FIELD LIMIT THAT DOES NOT ALLOW EDITING
DECIMAL CAN INITIALLY BE ENTERED AS QUANTITATIVE PROBABILITY
ERROR "FAILED TO OPEN DOCUMENT" WHEN OPENING PLAN
RISK SCORING REPORT KEY IS INCORRECT
UNDO RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT CHANGE DOES NOT RESET BUDGET VALUES
RUNTIME ERROR WHEN OPENING PRA PLAN DIRECTLY
USING THE @DATE FUNCTION IN A CALCULATED COLUMN RETURNS 'ERROR'.
NEGATIVE LAGS ARE IMPORTED INCORRECTLY FROM MSP WITH QUARTER HOUR PLANNING UNIT.
.PLNX EXPORT IMPORT DOES NOT RETAIN NON-WORKING CALENDER, PLANNING UNIT =HOUR
WHEN ASSIGNING BETAPERT DISTRIBUTION TO RESOURCE, TAKES UNIFORM SHAPE
SCHEDULE CHECK AND SRR DO NOT LOAD ON COMPUTER WITH RUSSIAN REGIONAL SETTINGS
THE P6 IMPORT OPTION TO USE SETTINGS FOR ALL USERS DOESN'T WORK
DURATION DISTRIBUTION FIGURES FROM P6 NOT CALCULATED AGAINST TIME PERIODS
EXCEPTIONS ADDED TO WEATHER CALENDAR
CANNOT EDIT RISK SENSITIVITY IN TORNADO
CHANGING TASK NAME DOES NOT REFRESH CORRELATED TASK EXISTENCES
For more information on Primavera Risk Analysis and Emerald's Risk Management services please visit our product page.