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Our Fall 2014 Primavera Newsletter is online now, and contains the following.

Two New Reports from Oracle:
o Delivering Success in Public Infrastructure Projects
o Connecting the Dots – Extracting Value From Your Portfolio Data

New Infographic: Six Critical Success Factors for Business-Driven PMO Success

New Presentation: What is New in Primavera Unifier 10.1

New On-Demand Recorded Webinars
o The Benefits of Oracle Instantis For E-Business Suite Projects Users
o Uncover Valuable Insights and Quickly Take Action With Primavera P6 Analytics and BI Publisher
o Primavera Unifier for Capital Projects Management
o Learn About the New Primavera Gateway and How to Use It

Integrating Primavera With Your Other Applications

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Oracle’s 5th Annual Primavera Virtual Summit Will Unveil Industry Research and the Latest Oracle Releases

Don’t miss this year’s Primavera Virtual Summit on November 6, 2014. This influential virtual summit is free. Read the rest of this entry »

By Kimberly McDonald Baker

A new white paper published by Oracle, Delivering Success in Public Infrastructure Projects, provides a compelling portrait of the quantifiable benefits delivered by Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, especially as pertaining to public infrastructure or civil engineering projects.

“Research from the Project Management Institute (PMI) suggests that performance in meeting project goals, timelines and budgets creates a financial impact of staggering proportions. Organisations with high performance in these three measures risk only US$20 million per US$1 billion spent, while their less successful peers jeopardise US$280 million for the same US$1 billion spent.”

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Oracle has just unveiled a new product: Oracle Project Procurement, as part of E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4.

Oracle describes Project Procurement as enabling project teams to establish and measure strategic project objectives and drive project procurement planning, decision-making and execution throughout the lifecycle of a project.

The solution reportedly provides an integrated platform for project managers and project buyers to collaborate, giving everyone the information they need to make planning and execution decisions without the need to “alert, notify or engage in unproductive communication.” That’s an interesting statement! Read the rest of this entry »

Oracle has just published a new EPPM Board whitepaper.

Mike Sicilia, SVP and GM of the Oracle Primavera Global Business Unit, and the rest of the Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Board met to discuss and assess the quality of project portfolio performance information available to executives.

“Quality is of course the key value in this pursuit, because no organization suffers for a lack of information quantity,” Mr Sicilia said. “Rather, the emphasis is on providing focus, and aligning the insights generated with the values and measures most directly connected to the decision making process.” Read the rest of this entry »

Continuing our discussion of Oracle E-Business Suite Project Manufacturing (PJM), how can you determine whether Oracle PJM is a fit for your organization? And what benefits does Oracle PJM deliver?

Industries Supported

Oracle Project Manufacturing was designed to support firms in the following industries.

  • Engineer-to-Order
  • Make-to-Order
  • Seiban
  • Aerospace and Defense

A common denominator is that these companies plan, track, procure, and cost based on project, contract, or Seiban numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

By Angela Walia

Companies can utilize Oracle’s Business Process Management (BPM) suite to streamline business processes and introduce automated workflows. By eliminating manual work efforts and creating standardized workflows, businesses can improve organizational value, overall costs and productivity. This article explains the benefits delivered by Oracle BPM.

Visibility Enables Improvements
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By John D. May

Oracle Project Manufacturing manages the construction of large, often unique, items or structures that require custom design.  It is a comprehensive system that, especially if combined with Oracle E-Business Suite Projects and Project Contracts modules, provides a robust solution for project or contract-based manufacturers in the Aerospace and Defense, Engineer-To-Order, and Seiban industries.

Oracle Project Manufacturing helps you control a broad range of product designs and quickly respond to changes that may impact your contract planning, costing, and, execution.

Criteria to Review When Considering Project Manufacturing

Project Manufacturing primarily addresses the Engineer-To-Order (ETO) manufacturing industries.  These industries are characterized by building unique custom products and generally require specialize costing, scheduling and financial management.  Consider the following items to see if your manufacturing method is more repetitive or specialized. Read the rest of this entry »

By Terri Maginnis

What is Expected Finish in Primavera P6?

Expected Finish is a date field that is available at the activity level in P6 (activity table only) and P6 Professional (activity table and activity details). This field can be used when updating your schedule in order to indicate when you expect on-going activities to be completed. This can be very useful when you are involved in a project where the team gives you the date they expect to finish the work instead of the amount of time they need to complete the work. As a matter of fact, this is a very common situation on a project. This may be due to the fact that it is more natural for the human brain to come out with a date rather than calculating the time/effort that is necessary to reach that date.

The Main Benefits of Expected Finish
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