Bewertet am 23.10.2019
Market leader scheduling and planning software
Kommentare: It was my daily driver for years and despite the steep learning curve, it was an extremely capable tool.
- has everything required for project scheduling using critical path method (WBS, activities, cost and resource loading)
- Global change offers an unbelievably powerful solution to change thousands of activities on the fly.
- Can handle very large schedules that include tens of thousands of activities at ease.
- Works using databases rather than project files which makes it suitable for working on many projects and offers many types of databases (Oracle, SQL server, SQLite)
- supports single or multiple users
- now has the EPPM version which is cloud-based and has improved immensely over the years
- It shines for large and complex projects, for smaller and simpler schedules it tends to be more cumbersome.
- It requires a very good understanding of how the software and CPM work when analysing results. Otherwise; mistakes can be done easily
- While powerfull, the reporting feature of the Pro version (Standalone) looks antiquated in comparison to the EPPM cloud version.
- The standalone version has not received any important feature updates for years.
- Lacks the seamless integration with MS Office that MS Project has
- Requires IT assistance to migrate the database from one computer to another
Bewertet am 3.12.2019
Primavera is a life saver
Kommentare: Overall I really love the software and the problems it solves. I am able to export to an excel file to analyze which makes things a lot easier for me. Then I can re-upload the excel file and it will adopt any changes I have made in the spreadsheet.
Vorteile: I love how easy is it to see linked attributes in the gantt chart. There is simple connecting and coloring that allows you to track exactly where you are on a program, project or task level. It is relatively easy to use. As long as you are familiar with Excel you should be able to use most of the basic features. The WBS structure is similar to other programs I've worked in and the ability to copy and past at different levels helps to speed up the setup of a project.
Nachteile: There are a ton of functionality with the software but I have found it difficult to get any instruction or help when I get into some of the more complex features. Googling is about your best bet when you have a questions about something. There have also been some issue when you switch between versions. New versions aren't able to connect to the older version's server and therefore do not have access to the other schedules.
Bewertet am 6.2.2019
Precise calculations, great for complex scheduling of projects
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Kommentare: I have been using Primavera for about 12 years now, and I've been training people how to use it, I've managed to train government engineers, construction contractors, engineering firms, and sponsors, it has been a great experience, the program is very precise when it comes to time, cost, resource, risk, and schedule calculations (CPM, PERT).
- Great for large scale projects
- Detailed scheduling with time and cost breakdown
- Perfect filtering features
- High level resource management functionality
- Expense distribution over activity duration
- Graphics are not very appealing
- Jumping between tabs on the lower ribbons is very annoying compared to the tabs functionality available now on office software, and Autodesk products
Bewertet am 3.1.2020
Powerful but not intuitive PM framework
Kommentare: Working as expected for experienced project managers. Poor interface for less experienced users.
Vorteile: Powerful platform with options for most of the PM areas of interest. I really liked the capabilities to manage resources and cost.
Nachteile: Not intuitive at all. The user interface may look complex and hard to use for not so experienced users. The data import feature is super confuse and had to be improved.
Bewertet am 24.8.2019
Best project management in construction world
Kommentare: One of the required software in construction industry for early planning and monitoring the activities.
Vorteile: We can easily create activity with required input. We can easily monitor our progress and can make necessary decisions timely. We can forecast future delays and mitigate risks.
Premium for this software is considerably high. Some of the outputs from this software leads confusions and
questioned on reliability
Bewertet am 24.4.2019
Comfortable to use and understand
Kommentare: I would highly recommend Oracle for anyone in the construction/blueprint reading/editing field!
Vorteile: I used Oracle software for 6+ years and I felt very comfortable with the software from the beginning. It wasn't hard to navigate and understand and made my everyday use of the program helpful and efficient.
Nachteile: I was not the purchaser of the product, however, I was told it was a bit expensive.
Bewertet am 8.5.2019
Great for large scale projects
Kommentare: I use it most for tracking the progress of over 500 road construction project. I find it great for reporting to the board. It's really easy to arrange data you want to see on your screen and report from that set of data.
Vorteile: Easy to learn and use. Great for reporting and managing big sets of data by all attributes.
Nachteile: Import and export functions is kind of basic, it would be more useful if there are greater options.
Bewertet am 30.9.2019
A One-Stop Shop in Project Management
Kommentare: As stated above, this tool is great as project management software. The time tracking capability was so easy to implement and met our companies needs, that we used it throughout.
Vorteile: The software seems straight forward and easy to use. Our company used it across our whole organization for time tracking, as that was such a useful feature. There are many more components that can be used in various project collaboration, as well as customizations to the software that can be made through coding.
Nachteile: As far as using it as a time entry tool, the interface does seem a little overdone, more like a glorified spreadsheet. I sometimes get the feeling "what's all this?" when I just want to enter time.
Bewertet am 10.9.2019
Primavera - an effective tool for project scheduling
Kommentare: An excellent tool for complex projects. Don't waste your time with other products like MS Project if you are serious about business
Vorteile: a very logical softare tol that can be used for complex projects. the structure of it is adaptable to projects large and small
Nachteile: To people who don't think logically or can't follow a detailed breakdown it can be hard to explain the impacts of changes to a project.
Bewertet am 12.4.2019
Project Management, for Professionals
Kommentare: For Project Management software, I truly believe that despite its learning curve, Primavera is the hands down winner. Comparatively to other project management software that is enterprise-wide (minus the free or cheap version for small teams), Primavera stands tall.
Vorteile: I can't stress enough that the amount of features in Primavera makes scheduling, baselining, statusing for large and small scale projects so detailed. You can add copious amounts of details that can be relevant to both the PDT and the client.
Nachteile: Primavera is honestly fairly hard to learn and takes even longer to master. The longer you learn and live in the system, the better you get. Training is definitely not enough to learn how to master the system.
Bewertet am 17.9.2017
A must For Every Project Managers
Kommentare: I have used MS Project in my College days and we use to work on extracts of the Big Commercial and Private Project and it explained us the little and major differences between the MS Project and Primavera. Primavera is overall the best detailed software for Project Management Professionals out there.
Vorteile: The main thing WBS is seperated from the activties. You can add sub-activities and even the minor expenses like travelling and training costs. You can put in the percentage of completion in the sub-activities. Since it is EPPM software you can work on multiple projects. It's user defined controls and access makes it more easier to set roles and responsibilities to each and every OBS and activities and only allows multiple users to work at the set EPS & WBS level as per pemissions allowed. I was once working on a Villa project and we had the option to set more than one relationship between two activities. You can also create resources as per composition based on the Schedule of Rates(SOR) from whichever region you are working from. It makes it more easier to assign for a particular project. One another big benefit is that you can create 'n' number of Baselines as compared to other project management softwares. You can add risk and issues as well. Overall I feel Primavera P6 EPPM is a detailed project management software and you can work it at any verticals and horizontals.
Nachteile: What i don't like about this software is that it doesnt allow multiple entries on it's own based on the formulae set. Again you need to check out your project and schedule with correct date and time, well that is plus point definitely but in case you missed the proper date and time as per your working calender then it will affect the project at a minor level initially and major differences will be made if that remains ignored. Another drawback for it is that if you are working on a single project then it will require lot of detailing for WBS, OBS, EPS, Roles and responsibilities which can be unnecessary in some cases. You have to remember each and every detail wherever you are putting it.
Bewertet am 8.5.2017
Oracle Primavera has been a great tool to integrate different schedules.
Oracle Primavera provides the flexibility to integrate different schedules while maintaining each on as a stand-alone schedule when needed. The ability to create different layouts, filters and baselines is a great feature to satisfy different requirements from our stakeholders. We use Springboard platform to access the software through a web connection adding additional flexibility and real time access. We had use the software with a peak of seven planners including two CM companies in a Green Field project with great success.
In addition, we are currently planning a shutdown and the ability to schedule using different calendars and resources has been very useful in identifying gaps and peaks in our plan.
The option to have multiple baselines is also useful to compare current schedule through different phases of the project.
Nachteile: Resources/progress graph and histograms are not as good as I am used to get from other application like Excel. Data export is not always as expected and some data manipulation is required in the other application (like Excel) to get the appropriate formats.
Bewertet am 17.1.2019
Project Planning Sheduling & Monitoring with Primavera
Very like, my overall profession "planning engineer" fully based on this software. Now i am using since 3 years this Oracle Primavera Project Management Software for getting the most success in every project till the handover.
Compatible with report generation.
Esay for analyzing reviewing of project progress status.
Can export to different files and easy sharing.
Updated versions coming more features continuesly.
Vorteile: Complex, but it is full fix with more powerful tools which can help for more accurate project planning, scheduling and monitoring purposes.
Tools are little Complex - need more training and practice
Undo feature is not enabled
Bewertet am 14.2.2019
Kommentare: I would say that it is less challenging to use primavera than Microsoft project.
It is best project management software, planning, scheduling, resource managing, controlling can be done for any project . Eventhough it is a complex analysis and process, It is not much difficult to use.
Some advance features like top-down scheduling, longest path critical activity definition , activity steps and etc are now available . VBA is not required to separate and material cost.
Nachteile: In my experience, It would be slightly difficult to adopt for beginner.
Bewertet am 12.6.2018
This is a review for P6: like democracy, it's not great, but it's the best we have
Kommentare: Anyone working in putting together a schedule, in particular intricate schedules such as those required in a construction project.
Vorteile: P6 is utilized industry wide in construction, so becoming familiar with it provides all the tools you need to generate and analyze schedules. It's very robust in the amount of things you can do with schedules. You can modify the relationships, type of activities, durations, calendar settings, views. Provides the ability to export data to excel, which is useful when analyzing schedule delays and performance.
Nachteile: It's not too user-friendly software. Since it operates as a database and does not work like Microsoft or Apple software (because it isn't) but it sort of looks like it, it's easy to believe it operates in the same way as software you are used to using, but it's fundamentally different. One example is how projects are "saved", which is not as straightforward as saving and/or copying files. There's more to it. P6 is rather rigid in that it's for the most part limited to Gantt charts. It has other views but they do't provide much value. One improvement the software could do would be to add flowline diagram features for producing and visualizing schedules.
Bewertet am 6.12.2016
Better thatn Scheduling
Kommentare: I use the P6 version of Primavera on a daily basis allowing me to maintain record of all milestones, resources and material needed on my projects. The many ways of reporting data, showing completed work, work in progress and progress completed it is very useful to keep track of the actual things happening at your project. Baselines are used to keep track of how a project has changed since day one, and re-baselining is so easy to do. The manpower can be entered and reported knowing how many employees are assigned to a specific line item.
Vorteile: powerful, multiple ES-FS, LS-ES, and many more ways of scheduling
Bewertet am 27.11.2018
Lots of Documentation
Kommentare: I liked it a lot more after I got access to their support portal and was able to actually get into their documentation and submit support tickets.
Vorteile: They are BIG and have been around for along time. This means there is a tremendous amount of support documentation they provide as well as user/administrator forums and notes.
Nachteile: Oracle products in general are a bit more expensive than other similar applications and their support is always extra.
Bewertet am 19.11.2018
Getting a job done in multiple sectors has never been this easy
Kommentare: It saves so much time from keying in entries and it is easy to teach older managers to use because of the ease of use. It just makes sense
Vorteile: This product allows me to work with people who work in different segmentation in our industry seamlessly on each and every project. It's so easy.. its a no brainer really. Approval processes are easy, everything is simple. If there is ever any kind of issue it has been resolved with in moments of reaching out to tech support. I also was able to teach myself this program which is always a bonus.
Nachteile: Exporting software to other platforms is hard. for our all employee meetings it is difficult to show some processes and such with ease. A mobile platform would also be beneficial to our company
Bewertet am 9.8.2018
Not an easy scheduling software for beginners, but excellent tool!
Vorteile: Most owners that my company works for require this type of scheduling, and for a basic schedule and a background in the program, it is easy to put one together. I went through a P6 training, and still have to refer back to my manual sometimes. Once you figure out how to manuever through, you can build great cost loaded, resource loaded schedules. Using these schedules for claims is beneficial as well when having to prove critical path activities.
Nachteile: I can always figure it out eventually, but some functions don't seem as user friendly. I went through a P6 training, and still have to refer back to my manual sometimes. I feel some type of training is required to build really good schedules rather than just being able to figure it out.
Bewertet am 9.11.2016
Kommentare: We are a System Integrator and have implemented scalable project management solutions since 1993. Of all the applications available to support Project Portfolio Management, Oracle Primavera is the most robust and intuitive solution on the market. Our customers have raved about how Primavera helps them deliver their projects more effectively.
Vorteile: Flexible, Scalable, Intuitive and market tested.
Nachteile: To maximize the value, it's best you partner with a partner.
Bewertet am 24.4.2018
Great and easy product
Vorteile: It's a logical and accurate software that I use for scheduling construction projects. Keeps things organized and easy to update changes as they come up during a project lifecycle.
Nachteile: This product is pretty complex and takes a lot of getting used to. It's not very intuitive more user-friendly so you need to train yourself on the program before using.
Bewertet am 10.5.2018
P6 is a great product for schedule management
Kommentare: All in all, P6 is a great product to use for programs and projects.
Vorteile: P6 does a great job in managing schedule for large programs and projects. P6 gets very powerful as you cost load your schedules and use data to construct reports and dashboards.
Nachteile: P6 can get pretty complicated with their functionalities. P6 can use a better printable report for schedules.
Bewertet am 7.7.2019
Project Management has never been this easier...!!!
Kommentare: Primavera is been used in all the projects our company is involved in.
Vorteile: Primavera is the widely used modern world project management tool which is famous among Civil Engineers. The software allows to create planning, scheduling of all the different resource types such as materials, labour and whatever the scale of the project, it will create a comprehensive schedule to maximize the profits by minimizing overheads.
Nachteile: Primavera is a very sophisticated but complex software. If you are just starting your journey with the software mastering it will take some time. When I was new, it took me like 2 months to get familiar with the tools in my hand. But when you pass that frame of window, this is the only tool you ever need for project planning.
Bewertet am 25.1.2017
It worked for what we needed
Kommentare: We used Primavera primarily for Project Management. Submittals, Pay Apps, Transmittals. For the most part it was great. Especially once you got used to the system (It was not user friendly to all). The software was dependent on a particular version of IE and you could NEVER update your JAVA ever! Otherwise, it just wouldn't work. In the early years (before Oracle) the customer service was fantastic. However, since Oracle took over, the customer service has been terrible. We have since switched to a different software.
Vorteile: It managed documents very well. Once used to the system and formats it was easy to use. Early on customer support was amazing.
Nachteile: Current customer support by Oracle is terrible. EI and Java could never be updated otherwise the software would not function.
Bewertet am 16.8.2018
Kommentare: Excellent tool. As a project scheduler I could not do my job without it. Although you could use other products, Primavera is the best.
Vorteile: The Best Project Scheduling tool on the market today. I have used it for 20 years.
Nachteile: It needs to be able to print a report that shows the Predecessors and Successors in a better format.