Oracle Primavera Cloud

Oracle Primavera Cloud offers a powerful solution for companies looking to transition their project portfolios and scheduling to an online environment. OPC is scalable, low-cost and modular and includes Primavera Schedule, Primavera Lean, Primavera Portfolio Management, and Primavera Progress.

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How much does Oracle Primavera Cloud cost?

*You must purchase a minimum of five (5) user licenses per module.

There are no start-up fees for Oracle Primavera Cloud. Updates and technical support are included with your subscription and you can add the optional modules to it at any time. Plus, every Oracle Primavera Cloud environment is assigned an Oracle Client Success Manager who will sponsor and support your deployment.

*Oracle Primavera Cloud is considered a very affordable option in comparison to Primavera P6. Primavera P6 costs a minimum of $3,904 per user and doesn’t include access to updates without an annual support subscription.

Oracle Primavera Scheduling Cloud Service

$1,452/ User / Year*

Oracle Primavera Task Management Cloud Service

*Now included with OPC Schedule. Available separately upon request.

Oracle Primavera Progress Cloud Service

*Now included with OPC Schedule. Available separately upon request.

Oracle Primavera Portfolio and Capital Planning Cloud Service

$2,640.00 / User / Year*

What is Oracle Primavera Cloud?

Oracle Primavera Cloud Service (OPC) is an all-in-one project, portfolio, and program management solution. OPC gives you full control over all stages of the project lifecycle. The solution works in an online, cloud-based environment which allows your company to perform and collaborate during all phases of work. With just one platform, your teams can perform planning, resourcing, risk mitigation, CPM and lean scheduling, and portfolio and program management. Working from the cloud gives your teams the communication, consistency, and confidence to work on multiple complex projects.

For new users, Oracle Primavera Cloud includes access to comprehensive online training content. These programs can help get your team started with the program with helpful videos and interactive exercises. Additonally, the training progarm features similar navigation and CPM scheduling apps to Primavera P6. This gives P6 users a familiar interface that is easier to learn. Conveniently, P6 XML files can even be imported into the cloud for access to projects from any location.

OPC’s lower cost and online access allows your team to easily transition from typical software application scheduling to an online environment. All you need is an internet connection and you can access OPC from any browser.

How do I get Oracle Primavera Cloud? 

Oracle Primavera Cloud offers three license models and four license types. The license types available to your users will depend on which license model you purchase. The three license models are: Project, Named User, and Enterprise. Read the features below to see which license model best fits the needs of your organization.

The Project license model allows you to contract a single project that can be accessed by an unlimited number of users. Plus, you can create or import additional projects to support the contracted project. When you purchase the Project license model, your users automatically receive the Schedule and the Task Management License types.

When you purchase the Named User license model your users receive access to all four license types: Schedule, Portfolio Planning, Progress and Task Management. The Named User license allows your company to create a limited number of users. However, you can always purchase additional users if needed.

The Enterprise license model allows you to create an unlimited number of projects for an unlimited number of users. There are two Enterprise license models: Enterprise Schedule and Enterprise Portfolio Planning. When you purchase the Enterprise Schedule license model, your users automatically receive the Schedule, Task Management, and Progress license types. When you purchase the Enterprise Portfolio Planning License model, your users automatically receive the Portfolio Planning license type.

What are the four license types for Oracle Primavera Cloud?

Oracle Primavera Cloud’s four license types are designed specifically to meet the needs of different organizations. These licenses determine what access users have to apps, pages, and functionality. The four license types available are Schedule, Portfolio Planning, Progress, and Task Management.

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What is the Schedule License for Oracle Primavera Cloud?

 The Schedule license allows schedulers to create, plan, prioritize, manage, and evaluate projects across their entire organization. This license type is best for CPM schedulers and Primavera P6 or Primavera Enterprise users.

Read below for more inforamtion about the features of this license type. 

Features of the Schedule License:

  • Schedule

The core of Oracle Primavera Cloud is Primavera Schedule, OPC’s CPM scheduling module. The Primavera Schedule app is powered by the cloud and allows multiple users to manage multiple projects simultaneously. This can be especially helpful for companies that work with project teams around the world. With the cloud, they can communicate, track, and adjust individual projects and programs.

You can think of OPC’s Primavera Schedule application as a more advanced, cloud-based version of Primavera P6 Professional or Primavera P6 Enterprise. The Schedule App allows you to add activities to your project and schedule them using the critical path method of scheduling. With your activities and schedule, you can continue to update, status, and analyze activity data using different Views. In the app, “Views” are layouts that you can save to the program for collaboration. The app also features a Schedule Health Check, which you can use to analyze the health of your project at any time. You can create, open, and compare additional project versions with your baselines and scenarios. This allows you to perform what-if analysis without affecting the current project. Additionally, you can compare baselines, scenarios and project versions, using the Schedule Comparison tool. This tool allows for the analysis of variances between project versions.

Oracle Primavera Cloud was made to ease the transition from Primavera P6 users to the cloud. It features a simplified, more accessible user interface while maintaining all functionality. Primavera P6 XML files can even be directly imported into OPC. OPC project files can also be exported to XML for use in Primavera P6 and Primavera Enterprise. This allows for a smooth transition of your in-progress projects and continuous collaboration with other Primavera programs.

  • Resources & Roles

Oracle Primavera Cloud features a resources App at both the Project and Workspace level. This allows users to create resources and roles that they can use in one or multiple projects. The Resources app allows project and resource managers to create and maintain a pool of resources and roles. They can later apply these resources and roles to cost load activities. Additionally, you can create labor, non-labor and material resources, to cover all work that needs to be performed within the project schedule.

The Resources app also provides different ways to analyze resource usage and allocation. You can view resource and role usage data on the Activities page and arrange it into customizable spreadsheets, histograms, and non-stacked histograms. These charts can give insight on resource/role usage over time during the project’s timeline. From the Analysis page, you can view resource allocation and utilization for all resources. This can quickly show whether resources are over allocated, ease-over allocation, and staff unfilled roles.

Plus, Oracle Primavera Cloud allows you to add resources from external companies and directly assign them tasks. This feature enables resources permitted access to the cloud if needed to view their task information and adjust their activity’s progress

 

  •  Risks

The Risks app in Oracle Primavera Cloud allows you to perform integrated risk analysis and risk-management, features which are unavailable in Primavera P6. The Risk Register page allows risk managers to identify, assess, and track potential risks and opportunities. This can be done at both the project and activity level. The page provides a clear view of the status of risks and allows project and program stakeholders to identify their best course of action to mitigate them. The Risk Register page also features a risk matrix which measures each risk on its probability and impact on both the project schedule and planned costs. Additionally, the risk matrix provides user risk scores which measure the severity of each risk. Risk managers can use these scores to analyze and track risks as well as assess whether a risk response is necessary.

What’s more, the risks app features a Risk Analysis page that allows for a more advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis. This page helps provide a better understanding of potential risks and opportunities. The page uses a Monte Carlo-based analysis where the project is simulated with up to 5000 different versions of the risk. This allows you to better understand the risk’s potential impact. You can uses these risk simulations and analysis to create histogram curves and mean impact diagrams. These diagrams show expected time and cost outcomes for each risk or outcome. Through this, you can document, assess, and identiy all project risks and possible effects. You can also produce statistical breakdowns of the project’s projected durations, dates, and costs which you can use for future planning.

 

  • Cost & Funds

Oracle Primavera Cloud’s Cost & Funds app allows cost engineers and project managers to track, manage and report on your project’s budget, costs, and funds. You can create a Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS)  on the Cost Sheet Page. The CBS can be used to roll up costs and manage a summary of all cost data at both the workspace and project level. You can also view these costs individually using the cost sheets. Any changes made to the budget are automatically transferred to the cost sheet, giving users the most updated data.

With the Cash Flow page, you can plan high-level project and program costs. Users can collaborate on cost allocation, and take snapshots of budget data to review progress over time. The Cash Flow page also allows users to predict future costs based on to-date costs. This enables you to plan and distribute for the budget well in advance.

And, you can manage all funding sources for projects on the Project Funds page. This page can help cost engineers track where money comes from, how that money should be used, and track where it ends up being used.

The Budgets page allows users to track the total estimated costs needed to complete the project. These estimations come from engineers and project managers. If costs change during the project, resources are automatically adjusted to compensate.

Additionally, the Actuals page tracks all actual costs, both pending and confirmed, to be used and tracked for insight on future projects.

 

  • Scope

The Scope app in Oracle Primavera Cloud provides a way for users to make project scope more manageable. Project managers and cost controllers are able to define deliverables, materials, or products as scope items. On the Scope Items page, you can track, record, and categorize scope items using the Project Breakdown Structure (PBS). The PBS allows you to break the scope down into smaller more manageable pieces. On the Work Packages page, you create a plan for how the scope items will be installed or delivered and the hours and costs required for the work.

With your schedule, you can link scope items to activities, and the schedule will automatically create assignment dates. You can still assign dates to scope items even without a detailed schedule but they won’t be automatically created.

The Scope app also enables users to use the Rules of Credit, which are sets of milestones and percent complete values formed at the workspace level. When a milestone is marked as complete, the percentages will automatically update. When you assign progress to specific activities, the Actual Costs and Units will also automatically update to match. This allows project managers to compare the scope that was completed and the scope that was billed along with the daily progress of the scope’s installation.

If you are working on your project in Primavera P6 Enterprise, Oracle Primavera Cloud features “scope integration” which allows your scheduler to easily import and export scope data between both programs.

 

  • Primavera Professional

When you purchase the Schedule license form, Oracle Primavera Cloud also gives users access to Oracle Primavera Professional (please note this application is NOT P6). Oracle Primavera Professional is an easy-to-use desktop application built specifically for CPM scheduler. Those familiar with Primavera P6 will find that Oracle Primavera Professional has a similar interface. Plus, the interface has been optimized for improved usability and performance.

Because Primavera Professional is a desktop version of the cloud platform, it features a tabbed views, which allow users to switch from one screen to another with ease. Any changes made in Primavera Professional are automatically saved to the cloud database. This is done without any extra effort which encourages continuous collaboration.

What is the Portfolio Planning license for Oracle Primavera Cloud?

The Portfolio Planning license for Oracle Primavera Cloud helps portfolio planners propose, develop, and manage their portfolios. This license type is best suited for portfolio planners that need to manage and analyze multiple portfolios across their organization.

Features of Portfolio Planning License:

  • Portfolios

The Portfolio app provides users with a platform to develop and track portfolios. You can use your portfolios to host groups of projects, programs, and sub-portfolios. With the Portfolio app, organizations can facilitate multi-year budgets, create better resource planning on many projects, and respond strategically to any changes. Plus, the Scorecard and Investor Map in the app gives managers the ability to track performances across all portfolios.

On the app, the Budget planning page allows you to select projects that you want to focus on and provides you with several tools. Some of these tools include the waterline features: Efficient Frontier optimizations, and customized analysis views. Budget planners can use these tools to allocate budgets, review budgets against key targets, and create strategies to manage budget planning requirements.

On the resource planning page,  portfolio managers can allocate resources and analyze resource constraints in order to select the right projects to execute. Using resource planning optimization to prioritize projects can help to maximize portfolio values across your organization.

  • Strategic Alignment

Oracle Primavera Cloud’s Strategic Alignment app allows you to create, track, and test your business’s short and long term strategies. Users can create Strategies for most data sets in the program, including projects, programs and apps.

In the app, the strategy List page lets you arrange strategy levels to represent a hierarchy of projects. This can help you track strategies from the organizational to the operational level. After arranging your strategies, you can assess your current project’s goals by measuring each strategy’s performance. You can also track your strategies with the Strategies Scorecard. The Strategies scorecard assigns measures which help users review the performance of current strategies. And, it allows you to quickly view both your target and actual values in both table and diagram format.

On the evaluations page, users can test projects, programs, and ideas against evaluation categories based off of your organizational strategies. These evaluations can help your project managers focus on projects and programs that align with your hierarchy. All of these measures can help streamline your project planning.

  • Ideas

With Oracle Primavera Cloud, your employees and contractors can submit ideas for organizational goals or improvements. Conveniently, you can add users as an “Idea Submitter user type”. This type doesn’t require a license, but allows users to submit new ideas to your organization. Once submitted, project managers can view and approve ideas. They can then progress approved ideas through a designated workflow. Another feature, the Investor Map, allows decision makers to review and focus on the ideas they wish to implement in future projects.

Finally, approved project proposals can be created directly from default ideas. This allows for a quick transition from a submitted idea to a finalized project. You can use the Related Items app to view the link between the proposed idea and the finalized project. This can show the direct impact of your employee’s ideas and contributions.

  • Dashboards

The Dashboards app in Oracle Primavera Cloud gives you the power to create and manage different visual representations of data. With the app, you can view your workspace, project, portfolio, and program data in various charts and dashboards. Plus, you can create multiple dashboards to show views of information that are catered to different audiences. This way, administrators, schedulers, and executives can view the same data in different forms. You can also create dashboards using a pool of preconfigured tiles to view the data in tables, images, and external URLS.

In app, on the Charts page, you can create graphs and charts from different types of data from projects and portfolios. There are a variety of charts available, including bar, bubble, line, pie, and tree maps. With these charts, you can graph different data points, such as costs over time or resource usage per period. Charts support both trending and drill-down functionality. This allows your organization to view data progress over time and to focus on subsets of data on the chart. Once created, you can add charts to dashboards to display a wide variety of project data and trends. This gives you a visual representation of your data from one single location.

  • Reports

The Reports app in Oracle Primavera Cloud gives users the ability to create and share customizable reports. Users can communicate important project, program, workspace, and portfolio data to stakeholders. You can save these reports and either run them on demand, or schedule them to run on a recurring basis. Once created, You can run reports on any project or program within the database and save them for output as a PDF, XLS, RTF, HTML, or XML file.

Oracle Primavera Cloud also features integration with BI Publisher. This allows users to create advanced visual display layouts for their reports. In the BI Publisher, you can add visual graphs, tables, and interactive elements for more dynamic report displays.

 

What is the Progress license for Oracle Primavera Cloud?

The Progress license allows users access to their activities and timesheets. This license type is more limited and is best suited for users that only need to access specific activities to perform updates and submit timesheets.

Features of Progress License:

  • Oracle Primavera Cloud Mobile

The Oracle Primavera Cloud mobile app allows users with the Progress license to view and monitor the health of their projects, update activities assigned to them, collaborate with team members, and access project documents from anywhere, at any time. The mobile app is available for free for both iOS and Android. Oracle Primavera Cloud also features a Get Primavera Cloud Mobile page with a QR code that users can scan to quickly install and begin using the app.

  • My Activities

The My Activities page for Oracle Primavera Cloud allows Progress license users to manage and update assigned activities. As the project manager, you can assign activities to users as “owners”. This gives them access to specific activities, without giving them full access to the entire project schedule. Activity owners can use the My Activities page to view, filter and manage their activities, from start to finish. Once an assigned activity has begun, users can perform status updates that will be saved to the project schedule. This gives project managers control over the overall project, while assigned users are still able to update their individual activity statuses without either party getting in each other’s way.

 

  • Timesheets

The Oracle Primavera Cloud Timesheets page allows users to personally enter in the hours that they’ve worked on projects. Progress License users can create personal timesheets and log activities against projects. They can then submit both for approval. Timesheet supervisors can also create timesheets for resources assigned to them as well as enter time on behalf of the resources. Once submitted, stakeholders will receive a notification and be able to approve, make changes to, or reject timesheets, if needed. Once approved, the user’s hours are added to the timesheet’s actual hours for the activity assignment.

  • Proxy Users 

The Oracle Primavera Cloud Proxy Users page allows Progress license users to act as another user in the application. As a proxy user, users can complete tasks and update activities on behalf of another user. This can be useful for team member absences. When assigned as a proxy user, users have access to all projects and workspaces as the original user. Any action completed by the proxy user will be noted as “Added On Behalf Of”. This allows proxy users to document that they completed the tasks in place of the original user.

What is the Tasks license for Oracle Primavera Cloud?

The Task Management license allows users to use lean scheduling techniques to manage their projects. This license type is best suited for users that need to break their CPM schedule into smaller ‘tasks’ to avoid bloating the overall project schedule.

Features of Task Management:

  • Tasks

The Tasks app from Oracle Primavera Cloud uses lean scheduling principles with a traditional CPM schedule. The app allows users to break down CPM project activities into smaller tasks to make larger tasks more manageable and boost their efficiency. You can divide and rearrange tasks on the the Work Plan page using a virtual planning board. The Work Plan page gives the entire project team a place to collaborate and plan the sequence of tasks. This allows you to create and follow the most concise and efficient plan possible. Plus, on the Hand-Offs page, users can view a network diagram of all the tasks in the project and the relationships between them.

Additionally, you can view and track a variety of charts on the Tasks Analysis page. Among other data, the charts can track overall task performance, task performance by company, and common work delays. Tracking this information can help your project’s team avoid any recurring work delays and missed deadlines.

Although the Tasks app allows you to use an existing CPM schedule, you can also use it without any activities. And, tasks do not have to be assigned to specific activities, which is useful for smaller projects and short-term changes in a larger project’s scope.

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