You will have heard of Primavera P6 PM and P6 EPPM but do you really know the difference? Both are project management tools but Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is an enterprise portfolio and a project management tool.
What distinguishes P6 EPPM is that it is a 100% web-based tool. It runs in a browser and connects to a web server; P6 EPPM also connects to the main database where all of your project management information is stored. Web-based means that its mobile, so you can access and update your P6 project data on mobile apps with EPPM. Another major advantage of a web-based project management tool it that it’s easy to add users. All you have to do is provide a login, no installation onto your local PCs is necessary.
P6 EPPM brings a whole new set of features and functionality, the web side of EPPM is very rich in graphs, charts, pivot tables and dashboards. P6 EPPM offers new ways of seeing P6 project data in a graphical sense. The Portfolio Management features are good too, even incorporating a project selection feature where you can score next year’s projects and decide which ones deserve a green light.
Primavera P6 EPPM is a very sophisticated web-based PM tool the main complaint is that it can be slow. Many screens have to reload to get the right data to show. It can be slow to log in and to log out. Some say Primavera P6 EPPM isn’t as robust as P6 Professional. If you’re into 10,000 activity schedules, you might have trouble making things work in Primavera P6 EPPM. But since it requires a lot of infrastructures, it’s not ideal for smaller companies even though they might like the mobile access. HPS can help you decide if Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is for you.