Primavera Software: P6 EPPM Benefits:
Primavera Software Ensures Project Delivery Success
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (Primavera P6 EPPM) is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) application that includes role-based functionality to match each team member's needs and responsibilities. It provides executives with a real-time view of their organization's project performance, equips project participants with the right blend of usability, power and flexibility to effectively execute projects, and enables workers across all levels of an organization to analyze, record and communicate reliable information and make timely decisions.
Primavera P6 EPPM can easily scale from a single user on a small project to tens of thousands of users engaged in millions of activities across hundreds of projects. The solution is built on a robust and proven standards-based Java architecture and is designed to deliver high performance with tight security, flexible integration and real-time reporting and analytics.
Project Management – Anytime, Anywhere Access
Primavera P6 EPPM gives the project team anytime, anywhere access to their project information through flexible web-based user interfaces. Through business process automation capabilities, users have alternate interfaces including interactive dashboards, web applications, and simple forms to consume role-specific information. In addition, team members can now easily and quickly update status by using any of the three P6 Team Member interfaces that best accommodate their line of work. Interfaces include the P6 Team Member for iPhone application, P6 Team Member Web (which is optimized to run on a tablet), and an email statusing option. Primavera P6 EPPM covers the full project management lifecycle – from project initiation to project closeout. Project team members can easily communicate activity status updates, issue resolution, scope changes and revisions to documents.
Interactive activity Gantt charts allow planners, schedulers and project managers to communicate a more accurate and complete graphical representation of a project's schedule, while calendar and activity network views provide team members with an intuitive view for displaying their assignments, along with the required information to perform the work.
Portfolio and Program Management – Prioritizing Projects and Optimizing Organizational Capacity
With Primavera P6 EPPM project managers can be confident that their projects and programs are aligned with company strategic objectives. By providing a consistent overview and analysis of the portfolio or program as projects are added and removed, the Portfolio and Program Management module enables project managers to manage incoming demand and select just the right balance of projects – one that ensures resources are not overextended and that project performance can be easily quantified and communicated to project stakeholders.
Planning and Risk Management – Executing Complex Projects with Ease
Many organizations have hundreds – even thousands – of projects underway at any given time. Crossing normal business hierarchies and chains of command, these projects present an organization-wide management challenge. Primavera P6 EPPM helps business management meet that challenge head-on with a Planning and Scheduling module. The module allows project managers to successfully manage the entire project lifecycle.
Primavera P6 EPPM is ideal for organizations that need to simultaneously manage multiple projects and support multi-user access, since it provides multi-user, multi-project functionality (with the ability to extend functionality based on user-definable data). It also offers scheduling and resource control capabilities and support for multi-tiered project hierarchies, resource scheduling, data capture and customizable views.
New functionality including industry-standard risk management and robust reporting and analytics, enables project driven organizations to create achievable resource-optimized, risk-adjusted plans, find ways to deliver projects more efficiently, and never be surprised by unexpected issues, risks or downward trends across projects.
Resource Management – Matching People with Projects
Supporting both top-down and bottom-up resource request and staffing processes, Primavera P6 EPPM makes it easy for project and resource managers to communicate their requirements and decisions throughout a project's lifecycle. By providing a graphical analysis of resource and role utilization, Primavera P6 EPPM helps project teams manage resources in a dynamic environment. This allows managers to see where resources are being used across all programs and projects, as well as their forecasted future use. Because all information is located in one centralized system, resource conflicts become apparent to project and resource managers, eliminating unexpected delays or unforeseen resource limitations. The result: greater visibility into resource demand and capacity means maximized resource use.
Collaboration and Content Management – Improving Organizational Performance through Collaboration
Primavera P6 EPPM facilitates team-based collaboration to improve decision-making, streamline coordination and improve efficiency with new business process automation capabilities. For example, it incorporates collaboration and communication, through graphical workflow modeling and interactive configurable forms, into the typical work process instead of requiring project team members to put work aside to communicate and collaborate.
The solution's integration to email and mobile devices improves communication between project managers, schedulers and field personnel on a per activity basis. ensures that project schedules stay on track and that delays are minimized.
In addition, existing enterprise content management systems capabilities can be leveraged through Primavera P6 EPPM in order to meet the increasing demand of project documentation control and accessibility.
Time Sheets – Tracking Progress to Gain Insights into Costs and Resource Use
Primavera P6 EPPM makes it easy for managers to track, capture, and analyze the time team members spend on project-based work by providing them with time sheets that are automatically populated with their own assignments across all projects. Team members can then record both project time (that is, time spent on each task) and non-project time (such as personal time off). They can also provide additional information directly to the project manager, including document updates, status notifications, and other pertinent feedback.
Reporting and Analytics – Driving Sound Decision-Making
Primavera P6 EPPM allows you to schedule and deliver timely and relevant project information through email, content repository, file share and printer. Users can choose from over 40 standardized reports or produce custom reports in various formats including .pdf, .csv, and .xml, through its integrated reporting system. In addition, Oracle offers the powerful Primavera P6 Reporting Database, an add-on that enables users to create operational reports and business intelligence on projects and programs, using any third-party reporting and business intelligence tool.
Integration – Interoperating with Ease
Primavera P6 EPPM makes it easy for project and program managers to create custom solutions by taking advantage of its Integration Applications Programming Interface (API) and Primavera Web Services.
Oracle's Primavera Integration API provides scalability, security and performance for real-time application integrations, integrates with large, complex data sets, and supports simple, standalone applications through complex remote integrations.
Oracle's Primavera Web Services provides enterprise-level integration capabilities to connect Primavera solutions to existing line-of-business systems, to help increase productivity and project success.
By taking advantage of the powerful security features available in Primavera P6 EPPM, organizations can protect data from unauthorized changes and ensure that only users with the appropriate permissions can access project-related information. As a result, multiple users in an organization can work simultaneously on the same projects – without worrying about access or version control.
Organizations can also implement field-level security to provide complete control and flexibility needed when project participants are providing real time status updates to the project schedule.