Integrated Project Management System

CPM Install, Implement & Integrate

Oracle primavera products

P6 EPPM 15.1
Portfolio 15.1
Professional 15.1
Contract Management 14.1
Business Intelligence Dashboard
Sap business objects dashboard 4.1


Integration system

Time schedule control
Control Multiple Projects and integrated during planning phase
updated Projects remotely and analyze delay to recommend best scenario for recovery action plan

Cost Control
Cost estimate
Change on cost allocation
Earned Value
Payment requisition (Actual Cost)
Change orders
Analyze schedule impact on cash flow
Insurance

Communication
Following items should be communicated and controlled
Correspondence
Engineering submittals
Reports
Minutes of meetings


ORACLE EPPM
Cost control
Time control
Analysis
Resource loading
Performance
Update
Dashboards

PRIMAVERA CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
Records contracts and purchase orders
Track contract changes
Track submittals
Cost work sheet
Reports and forms

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Full integration between systems
Security and user access
Web based dashboards for Top Management
Reporting system polices and procedures

Primavera P6 Installation

Since P6 is designed to work in a database driven manner, it means that the installation and the set-up of P6 can get a little complex. Most companies have an IT department or have an IT expert that can handle the technical aspects of installing P6 and setting up the database. If you don’t have an in-house IT department, then don’t worry, CPM Solutions has the expertise and experience to get P6 EPPM installed properly Once P6 is set up for your company, your Project Managers, Planners and Schedulers will be able to access P6 in a few different ways, through: Windows Terminal Services, a web browser (P6 Web Access) or through a hosted cloud solution.

 Primavera P6 Integration

P6 Integration API and P6 EPPM Web Services are two of the programs that allow other programs like SAP and JD Edwards to be linked with P6. The whole process of getting P6 to work with other programs is called Integration in the Primavera world. There are quite a few third party software programs available, for example, Primavera Inspire that links P6 to SAP. The creation and maintenance of the P6 link requires some IT technical expertise and usually on-going upkeep. Another factor to consider with integration is if you upgrade or apply any service packs to P6, then that integration link may be affected. Depending on how complex the integration is, it may require re-writing or re-coding of the software scripts for the programs to communicate.

Before your company decides to integrate P6 with any existing programs it is advised that a lot of planning prior to adopting P6 is needed in order to determine the exact needs for the data transfer. A lot of companies make the mistake of trying to get the integration to do too much at the start which complicates the whole process. As a best practice, it is often better to keep the initial implementation of P6 simple without any other software integrations. This way at a secondary stage, it will give your team time to adopt and learn P6 so they can then identify the exact needs required for the integration link.

 Primavera P6 Implementation

The ‘out-of-the-box’ installation of Oracle Primavera P6 comes with a basic configuration set-up which requires additional customization of the administrative or ‘global’ settings in P6 to cater to your company’s needs. The whole process of customizing Primavera configuration is called Implementation in the Primavera world. Oracle usually relies on its Primavera partners and consulting companies with P6 Implementation Specialists to help clients set up P6 once they’ve purchased their software licenses. P6 consultants would sit down with your project team to conduct a needs analysis to help configure Primavera for you.

One of the main reasons it is necessary to have P6 configured is to make sure that the security and user access settings are properly configured to be scalable from a few to 100s of users. It is important to remember that P6 is database driven, where multiple people can work on and make changes to the same project at the same time. It is necessary to ensure that people are given access to only their projects or even parts of the projects they are responsible for. Once the security profiles are created, a user can be assigned different levels of access to various parts of Primavera, whether it’s “read only” to “can edit but not delete” to “no access”.

The basic settings the implementation process will help set up are:

  • The EPS (Enterprise Project Structure)
  • The OBS (Organizational Breakdown Structure)
  • Security Profiles – Global and Project Security Profiles
  • User Profiles
  • Global Dictionaries – resources, calendars, project & activity codes, notebook topics, etc…

The implementation process can vary depending on the complexity of your company’s needs; a straight forward implementation can take as little as a day to a week. If there is a requirement to integrate other software programs with P6, then it may take upwards of a year or more to make sure everything is set up properly and tested.

Installation and Configuration Guide for Oracle

installing and configuring Contract Management for Oracle, and describes how to:

  • Prepare for installing Contract Management, including creating, migrating, or upgrading databases; and configuring a JBoss or WebLogic application server.
  • Configure WebLogic for Oracle databases.
  • Install Contract Management on a Web server.
  • Install a stand-alone version of Contract Management.
  • Upgrade to the current version of Contract Management from a previous version.
  • Configure Contract Management for a WebLogic cluster.
  • View and modify Contract Management settings, including settings for configuration, application server, authentication, and single sign on, Content Repository, database, Project Management Schedule database, and Web server.
  • Install and set up Info Maker for use with Contract Management.
  • Install and configure the Oracle Primavera SharePoint Connector.
  • Set up the Contract Management environment, including how to add users, set up reports and forms, run Contract Management as a user account, import users from LDAP, reconfigure the Contract Management Web server, and encrypt passwords when using a JBoss application server.
  • Configure the Oracle Content Repository for use with the Contract Management.

installing and configuring Primavera P6 for Oracle, and describes how to:

  • Prepare for installing Primavera P6 , including creating, migrating, or upgrading databases; and configuring a JBoss or WebLogic application server.
  • Configure WebLogic for Oracle databases.
  • Install Primavera P6 on a Web server.
  • Install Primavera Portfolio and Professional.
  • Upgrade to the current version of Primavera P6 from a previous version.
  • Configure Contract Management for a WebLogic cluster.
  • View and modify Primavera P6 settings, including settings for configuration, application server, authentication, and single sign on, Content Repository, database, Project Management Schedule database, and Web server.

Primavera P6 Solutions for Planning, Management, and Scheduling
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management and Primavera P6 Professional Project Management, Oracle’s program management solutions for project-intensive industries, are the most powerful, easy-to-use project planning and program management products available today. Collaborative scheduling with interactive Gantt charts, capacity planning, and resource management enables you to manage projects of all types and sizes through a single solution. These solutions deliver high-quality project execution at all levels to help you meet your project and strategic business goals.
Primavera Contract Management for Contract Control
Primavera Contract Management is a document management, job cost, and project controls solution that increases project management efficiency and speed while reducing schedule delays and risk. It is based on a collaborative platform, which means that project managers and project control professionals can immediately be alerted to new RFIs, answered questions, potential issues, and changes. Access to current project information—including latest drawings, approved submittals, and daily events—is readily available. With Primavera Contract Management, delay and cost exposure are minimized and completion time is reduced. As a result, you can improve project communication and quality to keep client costs low.