Oracle and Primavera

Oracle has acquired Primavera Software, Inc., a leading provider of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions for project-intensive industries.

Primavera offers best-in-class solutions focused on the mission critical PPM requirements of key vertical industries including engineering and construction, public sector, aerospace and defense, utilities, oil and gas, manufacturing and high tech, and IT and services.

Primavera's PPM products, together with Oracle's project financials, human resources, supply chain management, product lifecycle management, business intelligence, and infrastructure software are expected to provide the first, comprehensive Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solution. This solution is expected to help companies optimize resources and the supply chain, reduce costs, manage changes, meet delivery dates, and ultimately make better decisions, all by using real-time data.

Oracle's Primavera Products

Oracle's Primavera P6 15.1 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Oracle's Primavera P6 15.1 Professional Project Management

Oracle's Primavera P6 Reporting Database

Oracle's Primavera P6 15.1 Analytics

Oracle's Primavera Risk Analysis Rel 8.7

Oracle's Primavera Contractor Rel.6.1

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Project Tracker

Project Tracker is a Windows based application that imports project information from Primavera P6, Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject to create S-Curves which are used to analyze the progress of the project.

An S-Curve is a graphical representation of cumulative costs, man hours or time measured against the overall project plan. It is an ideal tool for managers to quickly assess where the project stands in terms of completion,deadlines, and budget. Additionally many clients will ask for an S-Curve report as part of the regular progress update.

Traditional method s of exporting data to a spreadsheet requires a number of steps and a certain level of knowledge including how to add resources or costs to the plan, how to create time phased exports from the PM tool, how to open the data in the spreadsheet and how to create graphs from the data. Project Tracker eliminates all of these steps.

Aside from the number of steps required to export data from PM software to a spreadsheet; this method can be acceptable as a reporting medium but the problem is that the analytical possibilities are not available as the data is now disconnected from the actual plan.

Therefore rather than just importing the data required to plot a curve ,Project Tracker imports the activity data and is able to optionally plot a Gantt Chart under the S-Curve allowing the project manager to assess which activities may be causing issues and what action can be taken.

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Microsoft Project

Easily plan & manage your projects with intuitive controls and flexible team tools to help your organization deliver the intended business value.

Be efficient and prioritize by aggregating everyday work, project tasks, important details, and multiple timelines in a visually rich and contextual interface.

Rich, out-of-the-box reporting tools within a familiar Office-like experience help you quickly and easily measure progress and resource allocation.

With Task Path highlighting in the Gantt chart, you always know how your tasks come together and identify which are most critical to your project's success.

Focus on what matters most in a contextual user interface to organize tasks, link tasks, and create timelines.

Deliver projects successfully by efficiently managing the details of project planning, scheduling, and execution.

Easily copy and paste from Project to familiar Office applications like Word and PowerPoint without losing fidelity or the ability to make changes to labels and styles.

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