As of 09/01/2020 term licenses are no longer offered. This article has been updated to reflect this change.
There are a number of purchase options for Primavera P6 available, which can be confusing for prospective users of the software. For those that are interested in P6 Professional or Enterprise, here is a quick breakdown of the different options and prices available:
Primavera P6 Professional
Primavera P6 can be deployed on a network or installed as a stand alone, the main difference is where the database is installed. Primavera P6 Professional is a Windows based “thick,” client. The P6 Professional application is installed locally on a user’s machine and either is connected to a network database, or a locally installed database. P6 Professional is now only available as a perpetual license. In addition to the cost of a license, the breakdown in the table below includes the purchase of a year of Oracle support. Oracle support includes software upgrades and updates, access to the MyOracleSupport portal and knowledge base, and live technical support. Support can be waived, but we strongly recommend against it. If you purchase P6 Professional through Taradigm, support renewals are discounted by approximately 20%. Here are the prices for Professional and Enterprise licenses plus the first year of Oracle annual support for comparison:
Primavera P6 Enterprise
P6 is also available as a web-based application accessible through an Internet browser, which is called Primavera P6 Enterprise or commonly referred to as P6 ePPM. Like P6 Professional, P6 Enterprise accesses a network database (but not a lite locally installed database). P6 Enterprise includes P6 Professional, so we recommend P6 Enterprise over P6 Professional unless you are absolutely sure you won’t need to access P6 through a browser. There is no upgrade path from P6 Professional to P6 Enterprise. P6 Enterprise is now only available as a perpetual license. Like P6 Professional, you are able to waive Oracle annual support, but we stronly recommend against it. If you purchase P6 Enterprise through Taradigm, support renewals are discounted by approximately 20%. Here are the prices for P6 Enterprise and Professional plus the first year of Oracle annual Support for comparison: