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Primavera P6
Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

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The most powerful solution for prioritizing, planning, managing and evaluating projects, programs and portfolios.

  • Align strategy, execution and results: ensure all projects are aligned to enterprise objectives
  • Manage incoming demand and prioritize work to select the right projects
  • Improve decisions and accountability
  • Reduce the risk of cost and schedule overruns
  • Optimize management of all resources – human capital, budgets, facilities – for maximum ROI

What's new in P6 Version 21

  • When you import a file, you can choose which Financial Period Calendar to assign to a project on import. This allows you to ensure you assign the correct FP Calendar to new projects imported into your database.
  • The Activity Critical Path Tool Bar can be added to your desktop.
  • Resource Driven Critical Path Visibility - To aid in the resolution of delayed critical paths before they become project over-runs.
  • In the past, if you did not turn on the 12 hour clock in User Preferences, the ability to edit time of day for fields like the Data Date or a constraint date would be greyed out. That is no longer the case.
  • In the past, if you did not turn on the 12 hour clock in User Preferences, the ability to edit time of day for fields like the Data Date or a constraint date would be greyed out. That is no longer the case.
  • Import projects from a Primavera XML file and select the financial period calendar to assign to any projects you choose to import with the Create New import action.
  • Maintain relationships with external projects when importing from Primavera XML files.
  • The user can differentiate between the types of resource calendars they are importing from the P6 XML template. The Type column in the Advanced section of the Import Options dialog box labels the calendars as personal or shared. When you export to Primavera XML, Price Per Unit data for assignments is included in the export file.
  • Add the Comments column in the Relationships detail window to add extra information about the relationship. Relationship comments are plain text and can be up to 250 characters long.
  • The Prices and Limits tabs of the roles dialog box have been combined as the Units and Prices tab. Each effective date can change not only the Max Units/Time for the role but each of the Price/Unit values.
  • Role codes provide another method for filtering the roles you need to access quickly or for grouping, sorting, and filtering roles and role assignments.
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Primavera P6 EPPM

Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software is the most powerful, robust, and easy to use solution for globally prioritizing, planning, managing and executing projects, programs and portfolios. Primavera P6 is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member’s needs, responsibilities and skills. It provides a single solution for managing projects of any size, adapts to various levels of complexities within a project, and intelligently scales to meet the needs of various roles, functions, or skill levels in your organization.


Project management is not easy. Many companies are involved in large projects that involve many different workers across different levels resulting in multiple challenges arising including lack of standardization, no visibility across different projects, little collaboration both internally and externally, and reporting not meeting the right needs or "real time" requirements. Also, companies tend to use multiple tools, such as Excel and MS-Project, and everyone maintains their own schedules as unconnected islands which results in data latency. Furthermore, project controls professionals or project managers literally chase people down by phone, e-mail and meetings to obtain their latest progress. This is exacerbated by multiple technologies, and companies end up struggling to obtain just 90% of the actual progress. At the end of the day, you are trying desperately to follow your standard operating procedure, but the SOP is ideal and NOT real life.


Primavera P6 provides executives with a real-time view of their organization's projects, programs and portfolio performance. It equips managers with the right blend of usability, power and flexibility to effectively and efficiently execute on projects and enables individuals across all levels of an organization to analyze, record, and communicate reliable information and make timely, informed decisions.

Primavera P6 makes it easy to:

  • Select the right strategic mix of projects
  • Assure project, IT and corporate governance
  • Enhance processes and methods
  • Improve project team collaboration
  • Measure progress toward objectives
  • Complete more projects successfully and with the intended payback

Primavera P6 is a multi-platform solution offering many choices that are role-appropriate for each type of user. No matter which way you choose to obtain project intelligence, it all points to a single data source on your project or program. For project engineers who are out at a job site, they can have disconnected or mobile access, and Project Managers and Project Control professionals may choose desktop access for early warning indicators and other power features they require. Subcontractors may update their part of the schedule or clients may want to gain visibility into project progress through the flexibility of a browser access. And the management team may want to see high-level project summaries via an interactive browser interface that delivers KPIs and management reports. It also centralizes project information which results in:

  • Project lifecycle management
  • Integrated detailed cost information
  • Enhanced processes and methods
  • Measured progress toward objectives
  • Comprehensive resourcing
  • Powerful enterprise reporting
  • Integrated project teams
  • Standardized processes


Primavera P6 allows for standardized processes that are consistent and can be analyzed, templated and improved upon. It also facilitates collaboration both internally and externally and provides visibility across multiple project or group of projects. With web capabilities, Primavera P6 is much more flexible and extendable to both smaller projects as well as more complex ones. Margin for error is also dramatically lowered with the elimination of manual/multiple entry systems. Real-time information is at hand, and the application is "role based" and is set up by an administrator and access to the enterprise data is pre-determined by your organization, again allowing your organization to develop best practices.

Furthermore, Primavera P6 facilitates project prioritization and mitigates project risk consistency including:

  • Web project management
  • Collaborative scheduling
  • Resource allocation & capacity planning
  • Integrated job costing
  • Flexible deployment
  • Allows usability for all project members on projects of all sizes
  • Enhanced processes and methods
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Case Studies

Emerald Hosts Primavera P6 for US Engineering Company

Emerald Hosts Primavera P6 for US Engineering Company
Client Moves Their Primavera P6 to the Emerald Cloud and Uses EAI Custom Tools

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Emerald Helps Utility Company Move to the Oracle Cloud

Emerald Helps Utility Company Move to the Oracle Cloud
Learn how Emerald helped client clean up Primavera P6 and move to the Oracle Cloud.

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Several Databases Consolidated and Migrated to the Oracle Cloud

Several Databases Consolidated and Migrated to the Oracle Cloud
Learn How Emerald Helped Client Migrate to the Oracle Cloud

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Integration of Oracle Fusion Projects and Oracle Primavera P6

Integration of Oracle Fusion Projects and Oracle Primavera P6
Learn about how Emerald helped with an Oracle Fusion integration

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P6-Loader Used to Help Cleanup Old Versions of P6 Before an Upgrade

P6-Loader Used to Help Cleanup Old Versions of P6 Before an Upgrade
Learn how Emerald Associates helped a client upgrade from P6 v16 to v21

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P6-Loader Helped Client with Loading Data and P6 Cleanup

P6-Loader Helped Client with Loading Data and P6 Cleanup
Learn how P6-Loader helped client cleanup their P6 environment

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What is Primavera P6?

Primavera P6 is a multi-user, multi-project based enterprise project management software used for scheduling and managing the execution of projects including tasks, resources and costs.

What is Primavera P6 used for?

Primavera P6 is an enterprise project management software used for planning, managing and executing your project work. It is used worldwide in large and small projects in many diverse industries such as construction, manufacturing, mining, energy, and IT.

Is Primavera worth learning?

Primavera P6 is the industry standard in many global sectors. Learning Primavera can be beneficial in expanding a person’s skill base in the project management job market since Primavera is used in many industries. It may be used a little differently in each, but knowing the fundamentals will make a project manager or project controls scheduler more marketable.

What is the difference between P6 PPM and P6 EPPM?

P6 PPM can be installed as standalone software on a single computer or it can be installed to share the database on a server and be accessed by many users. In both cases, P6 PPM must be installed on a PC. P6 EPPM is available for a shared database environment. The Web version is accessed through a URL, so it does not need to be installed on individual PCs.

Why P6 is better than MS Project?

P6 is truly a multi-user, multi-project tool without the need of checking projects in and out. Its enterprise design makes it much more functional than MS-Project for large projects and enterprise portfolio management.

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Primavera P6 Add-Ons by Emerald Associates

  • P6-Loader

    Load or extract any P6 data - global or project, instantly from Excel. Now cloud enabled.

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  • TAPS - Turnaround Progressing System

    A barcode-based Primavera P6 updating solution, increases your accuracy and cuts P6 statusing time by 75%.

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  • CAPPS - Capital Project Progressing System

    A secure P6 updating tool that allows non-schedulers to access information from outside of P6.

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  • P6-Calculator

    Automate calculations that go well beyond out-of-the-box Primavera P6 functionality.

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  • P6-Auditor

    Display information from P6 audit tables in a user-friendly format to gain better control of your EPPM database.

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