Oracle Primavera Solutions for Engineering Firms

Construction projects are becoming increasingly complex: project lifecycles are lengthening; skilled labor is in short supply; and effective coordination, communication, and collaboration with every project stakeholder remains difficult. All of these challenges are compounded by savvy owners who are more demanding than ever before.

Oracle’s Primavera solutions for engineering firms help you successfully plan, manage, control, and deliver projects, resulting in improved client service without sacrificing project profitability.  Oracle’s comprehensive, end-to-end set of project and program management solutions is designed to reflect the unique business processes and challenges that  engineering firms face today, enabling you to:

  • Proactively manage projects.
  • Gain visibility into project performance.
  • Accurately forecast to completion.
  • Improve project team collaboration.
  • Develop, capture, and implement the right risk mitigation strategies.
  • Align project selection with your strategic business objectives.

Oracle’s comprehensive, end-to-end set of project and program management solutions is designed to reflect the unique business processes and challenges that construction and engineering firms face today, enabling you to:

  • Protect yourself against claims.  Primavera applications allow you to rigorously enforce a consistent process and workflow (from requests for information (RFIs) to change orders), ensure accountability for all project participants as well as collaboration across the team, and manage updated contracts.
  • Increase profitability through standardization.  Primavera solutions enable you to standardize your business processes and best practices across all your projects, enhancing project collaboration and execution. The benefits are greater consistency, meaningful metrics,and standardized reports across projects—which ultimately lead to a better bottom line.
  • Manage your projects any time, anywhere.  Only the Primavera product line brings you a system that is 100 percent accessible over the Web and as easy to deploy and use in your home office as it is in the field.
  • Avoid costly surprises.  Primavera solutions provide immediate access to critical project information for real-time, informed decision-making. With superior analysis and forecast metrics, you will spot problems early, mitigate risks, and make practical course corrections—long before a crisis occurs.
  • Optimize labor, equipment, and materials.  Balance all resource requirements across multiple projects for labor, materials, and equipment, as well as identify capacity requirements for meeting future project and program needs.
  • Assess project performance. Primavera solutions help you meet business objectives by aligning your projects and programs with strategic business objectives. With powerful analytics, you can see across projects to prioritize your backlog, plan and allocate resources, proactively manage your business, and easily communicate the performance of projects and programs to stakeholders. With dynamically linked graphical analysis, you can control cash flow by quickly tracking current and future cash flow impact and other critical business metrics across your programs.
  • Control job costs.  With Primavera solutions, you can monitor performance across multiple projects at a glance, all the way to completion. Configurable key project performance indicators, including actuals-based performance forecasts, foster proactive action so your projects are kept on track. The program-level cost worksheet automatically collects and summarizes cost details across multiple projects, so you can track program costs at every step. You can group and organize information in an easy-to-read spreadsheet to quickly understand variances.
  • Maximize resources and capacity.The Primavera product line fully supports both top-down and bottom-up resource planning. You can dynamically map out resource requirements for both equipment and personnel across your organization to ensure that you have the appropriate capacity on hand. By filtering resource requirements by specific roles or equipment types, you can quickly understand your future resource requirements across all projects.
  • Enable collaborative scheduling.  With Primavera solutions, you can create, schedule, and manage projects—whether simple or complex—online. With user-level security, all project participants can see and update just the information they need, so the entire project team benefits. Interactive Gantt charts support team collaboration by allowing for the addition, deletion, and modification of projects, from work breakdown structure, activities, and relationships to resource assignments and costs.

Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is the most powerful, robust, and easy-to-use solution for globally prioritizing, planning, managing, and executing projects, programs, and portfolios. Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member's needs, responsibilities, and skills. It provides a single solution for managing projects of any size, adapts to various levels of complexities within a project, and intelligently scales to meet the needs of various roles, functions, or skill levels in your organization and on your project team.


  • Plan, schedule, and control large-scale programs and individual projects.
  • Select the right strategic mix of projects.
  • Balance resource capacity.
  • Allocate best resources and track progress.
  • Monitor and visualize project performance versus plan.
  • Foster team collaboration.
  • Integrate with financial management and human capital management systems.

Oracle's Primavera P6 Professional Project Management gives today's project managers and schedulers the one thing they value most: control. Primavera P6 Professional Project Management, the recognized standard for high-performance project management software, is designed to handle large-scale, highly sophisticated and multifaceted projects. It can be used to organize projects up to 100,000 activities, and it provides unlimited resources and an unlimited number of target plans. Massive data requires sophisticated, yet highly flexible organization tools to provide you a multitude of ways to organize, filter and sort activities, projects, and resources.


  • Balance resource capacity.
  • Plan, schedule, and control complex projects.
  • Allocate best resources and track progress.
  • Monitor and visualize project performance versus plan.
  • Conduct what-if analysis and analyze alternative project plans.

Oracle's Primavera Contract Management is a document management, job cost, and field controls solution that keeps construction projects on schedule and on budget through complete project control. Construction project management involves groups of people representing different disciplines, from project managers, contract managers, and division managers to subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, and owners—all trying to collaborate on a multitude of issues and changes while juggling multiple documents and contracts. Controlling your construction project's plan, budget, forecast costs, and deliverables is vital to the success of your projects and the future of your business.


  • Provide visibility into contractor performance.
  • Enable timely payment for completed work to avoid claims.
  • Facilitate project team collaboration so there are no surprises.
  • Streamline field communications and document administration.

Oracle's Primavera Risk Analysis is a full lifecycle risk analytics solution integrating cost and schedule risk management. Primavera Risk Analysis provides a comprehensive means of determining confidence levels for project success together with quick and easy techniques for determining contingency and risk response plans. You'll have an objective view of required contingency to account for cost and schedule uncertainty as well as analyzing the cost effectiveness of risk response plans. Combined, these form the basis of a "risk adjusted schedule," which today is becoming the norm within the planning and scheduling process.


  • Identify common scheduling pitfalls that may result in misleading schedule or risk analysis results.
  • Integrate predeveloped risk registers and define new risk registers.
  • Address full lifecycle risk management through advanced Monte Carlo-based cost and schedule analytics.
  • Report confidence levels with regards to finish dates, costs, float, internal rate of return and net present value.

Oracle's Primavera Contractor is an affordable solution specifically built for contractors that makes scheduling, reporting, and progress planning simple. As a contractor, the ability to build an effective schedule that everyone on your project can understand and use is crucial. Primavera Contractor allows you to continually communicate and provide accurate and up-to-date reports to the project manager as necessary throughout the project to ensure you get paid on time.


  • Plan and schedule projects quickly and easily
  • Identify driving relationships using activity network diagrams with trace logic
  • Easily create attractive and fully customizable graphics including Gantt charts, activity network diagrams, time scale logic diagrams and histograms
  • Control budgets, changes, and estimates at completion to ensure a successful project delivery

Oracle’s Primavera P6 Analytics is a packaged business intelligence solution that provides valuable insights into your Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management project portfolio performance so you can uncover trends, discover root cause of issues and forecast costs, helping you to drive efficiencies in your project processes by making better decisions about your projects.

Built on top of the Oracle Business Intelligence platform (Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus), Primavera P6 Analytics comes packaged with a new updated version of the Primavera P6 Reporting Database. All of the data loading, data mapping, data models and dashboard reports you will need to start gaining unprecedented visibility into your Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management projects and portfolios is included.

Oracle’s Primavera P6 Analytics enables you to:

  • Uncover deep insights into projects as well as complete history and trends over time.
  • Quickly identify potential performance issues.
  • Effectively course-correct problems throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Ultimately help you make better project portfolio decisions.