Everything you Need to Know About Primavera P6 – Price? Training?

Oracle Primavera P6 FAQ

Everything you need to know about Primavera P6 – Price? Training? Download?

Dipping your toes into the world of Primavera P6 – and it’s various different versions, can seem like quite the daunting task. 

How do you figure out which Primavera P6 software product you require? What is the Primavera P6 price? Will I require Primavera P6 training?

The list of questions go on.

Fear not. 

In this article we will break down the different versions of the Primavera P6 software suite, looking at the type of tasks each product is better suited for. If you’re currently looking for an Oracle Primavera product, but are not sure which you need, we hope that you will have a better understanding by the time you finish reading this article.

(As a side-note, we here at Hyde Park Solutions would be happy to conduct a free no-obligation review of your requirements to match you with the correct Primavera P6 product – just get in touch).

Before we get onto the main software products, let’s first answer the most frequently asked questions to do with the Primavera P6 range.

Primavera P6 Price?

The Oracle Primavera Software suite consists of more than one product, and prices typically exclude VAT and user support costs.The most widely used, and the products you will came across most often (with UK RRP), include: 

Prices Below are for a Perpetual License (no renewal fee).

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management (PPM): RRP £1,811.

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM): RRP £1,992.

Primavera Risk Analysis (Risk Analysis): RRP £6,882

Primavera P6 Analytics (Analytics): Price on Request as dependent on requirements.

Primavera Unifier (Unifier): Price on request as dependent on requirements.

2. Where can I find a Primavera P6 tutorial?

Primavera P6 training can be hard to find. We believe your best option is always to book onto an accredited Primavera P6 training course. Hyde Park Solutions offer an excellent immersive three day Primavera P6 Training course, with each package having been personally tailored and designed from the ground up in order to suit and meet the needs of the client organisation’s staff.

Hyde Park Solutions are one of the few Primavera experts with capabilities in every stage of the Primavera product life cycle, including; proof of concept, design, implementation, integration, training, and support.

Short of a Primavera P6 tutorial or training course, there is a wealth of free information available online through various sources, although the quality and authenticity of the training / teaching may not always be of the highest standard. There is no substitute for real, hands-on training.

3. Where is the Primavera P6 download?

The final Oracle Primavera Software product is obtained via downloading from the Oracle eDelivery Cloud. Although the customer may purchase the Primavera P6 software from reputable and Oracle trusted resellers – such as Hyde Park Solutions (where it is often cheaper!), the final software product will always be downloaded from Oracle’s eDelivery cloud. After purchase the customer will be provided with all the credentials needed in order to log in and download their product. Do not trust or download supposed Primavera Software from anywhere else.

Looking at the two most popular Primavera P6 Software Products (P6 PPM and P6 EPPM).

Now that we’ve covered those initial questions, let’s move on to having a closer look at the individual strengths and tasks best suited to the different Primavera P6 products.

Primavera P6 PPM (Professional Project Management)

Primavera P6 PPM is a project management tool widely used within engineering, construction, oil and gas, and other related fields, often being considered the gold standard for managing and tracking large complex projects in these industries.

The Primavera P6 PPM client is Windows based and can be installed onto a standalone PC for a single project manager to access and manage tasks, or onto a database – allowing many different individuals to log into and use the software. Popular servers used in conjunction with Primavera P6 include Oracle databases, Microsoft SQL, and SQLite.

Primavera P6 PPM includes many useful features out of the box, including: CPM scheduling (Critical Path Method) – this ‘Critical Path’ is created by assigning dates to tasks based on the duration and sequence of a particular task. The software also comes with all the other key features one would expect as part of a premium Project Management software – analytics and reporting tools, Gantt charts, spreadsheets, graphs ect.

Is Primavera P6 PPM a standalone or enterprise tool?

The answers to this, is both. P6 PPM will often be installed onto a single device for an individual or small team to monitor and track a project. Equally, the system is often integrated into, and installed onto a local server – allowing many individuals to access the product – but each user will require their own copy of P6 installed on their own device.

Primavera P6 EPPM (Enterprise Project Portfolio Management)

The biggest difference between P6 PPM and P6 EPPM (which we will now discuss), is the fact that Primavera P6 EPPM is completely web based – with all users accessing and logging into their dashboard though a traditional web browser. 

One of the benefits of a complete web-based approach is the fact that new users can quickly be set-up, and brought onto the system, just by providing login credentials. Additionally, the web-based nature of P6 EPPM allows users to access the software using their mobiles, making it quicker and easier to update projects on-the-go. 

P6 EPPM takes many of P6 PPM’s best features, and presents them in a more up to date and graphically-rich display, including many graphs, dashboards and charts. Many of these graphical representations can be further drilled into to gain a more detailed oversight of any particular project’s details.

As the name would suggest, P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (P6 EPPM), is largely focused on managing a Portfolio, or set of projects, simultaneously.  As a result, P6 EPPM is often better suited to larger organisation who have the need to oversee and manage multiple large projects at the same time.

In conclusion

P6 PPM has been around a long time – almost two decades. As a result many of it’s interfaces look slightly dated, however, this also means that Oracle has had a long time to refine and adjust the product to truly suit the needs of companies looking to manage a large complex project, where on-time delivery and budgeting are considered vital.

P6 PPM is cheaper to use and to install than P6 EPPM – with the latter often requiring additional add-ons to achieve full functionality. P6 EPPM is, however, a more modern approach to project and portfolio management, featuring more intuitive displays and easy to use graphical data interfaces – things P6 does not do so well. P6 EPPM also makes it easier to onboard users as it’s entirely web based.

P6 PPM will remain the product of choice for small to medium sized corporations within the construction, engineering and oil and gas fields, looking to manage a single, large and complex project, well. P6 EPPM will be chosen by medium to large organisations who require the ability to manage multiple large, complex, projects at the same time.

Our experts at Hyde Park Solutions have designed, installed, and built every type of Primavera P6 system for clients in different business sectors all over the world. 

If you’d like to talk about anything contained within this article – be it Primavera P6 Training or the purchase of a Primavera P6 product, we would be delighted to hear from you. Simply give us a call or email us for an obligation-free discussion on the P6 range.