What is Primavera P6?

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  • Primavera P6 CPM Schedule
    Plan, schedule, and control large-scale programs and individual projects
    Secure multiuser access to schedules
    Allow project managers to coordinate costs
    Open and schedule multiple projects simultaneously
    Adaptable views
    Team member interfaces for gathering status updates

Oracle Primavera P6 is a project, program and portfolio management tool that is used for planning, managing and executing your project work. It is designed to handle large and small projects in a number of diverse industries, such as construction, manufacturing, energy, and IT. It’s been doing so for more than 30 years in projects across the globe.

Primavera P6 can trace its origins to 1983 when it was first established under the name Primavera Systems. In the next 15 years, it would rapidly gain in popularity. By the late 90’s, advancements in server technology drove the company to split Primavera systems into two versions of the software: a desktop application (which is preferred by contractors, suppliers and manufacturing companies) and a web-based enterprise option.

In 2008, Primavera Systems was bought out by Oracle, which then developed the tool into the version that is used today.

The modern incarnation sells itself as a tool to increase your efficiency when planning, which reduces the risk of schedule overruns. One way it purports to do this is by providing visibility into the work, so potential bottlenecks can be identified and resolved before they cause delays. It claims to work on projects of all sizes.

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