Oracle Primavera Analytics requires one of the following three Oracle Business Intelligence products, which must be licensed separately:
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Foundation Edition
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Extended Edition
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Foundation Edition for Oracle Applications
Only versions 184.108.40.206.160719 and 220.127.116.11.0 of these products are supported with Primavera Analytics 16.2.
I’m using acronyms liberally in this entry for your and my benefit … these names are a mouthful!
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Foundation Edition (OBISFE)
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Extended Edition (OBISEE)
Of these three choices, two options do not impose supplemental restrictions on how you can use Oracle Business Intelligence with Primavera Analytics within your organization.
Accommodating the March of Time
As any project manager or scheduler will tell you, Primavera P6 is a great tool for project planning and execution. P6 is designed to allow you to manage cost, schedule, and resource information in as much detail as you want. It allows you to know where you are on a project and what is coming up, potential issues, what absolutely must be done on time to prevent project delivery from being delayed, and so on. This is all tactical information and P6 has an outstanding feature set to help manage it.
The same information in P6 that has such tactical value can also have huge strategic value. The detailed schedule documents, not only when certain work will be done, but when specific resources such as labour, equipment, materials, and money will be required. Summarizing this time-distributed resource information to the project level or higher provides a big picture view of the project's projected resource and spend profiles over time.