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Oracle Primavera software suite offers powerful, robust, and easy-to-use cloud and on-premise applications for globally prioritizing, planning, managing, and delivering successful projects, programs, and portfolios. From project scheduling, cost and project controls, portfolio management, document management, analytics, to risk analysis, Oracle Primavera enables builders, engineers, and project owners in asset-intensive industries to improve outcomes across the project lifecycle.

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  • Installed - Mac
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  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

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  • In Person
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  • Documentation

Support

  • Online

Oracle Primavera Features

Budget Management
Collaboration
Dashboard
Issue Management
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Project Planning
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Status Tracking
Task Management
Time & Expense Tracking

Oracle Primavera Reviews

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4.5/5
Ease of Use
3.5/5
Customer Service
3.5/5

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Jasvin D.
Site Engineer
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
September 17, 2017

“A must For Every Project Managers”

OverallI have used MS Project in my College days and we use to work on extracts of the Big Commercial and Private Project and it explained us the little and major differences between the MS Project and Primavera. Primavera is overall the best detailed software for Project Management Professionals out there.
ProsThe main thing WBS is seperated from the activties. You can add sub-activities and even the minor expenses like travelling and training costs. You can put in the percentage of completion in the sub-activities. Since it is EPPM software you can work on multiple projects. It's user defined controls and access makes it more easier to set roles and responsibilities to each and every OBS and activities and only allows multiple users to work at the set EPS & WBS level as per pemissions allowed. I was once working on a Villa project and we had the option to set more than one relationship between two activities. You can also create resources as per composition based on the Schedule of Rates(SOR) from whichever region you are working from. It makes it more easier to assign for a particular project. One another big benefit is that you can create 'n' number of Baselines as compared to other project management softwares. You can add risk and issues as well. Overall I feel Primavera P6 EPPM is a detailed project management software and you can work it at any verticals and horizontals.
ConsWhat i don't like about this software is that it doesnt allow multiple entries on it's own based on the formulae set. Again you need to check out your project and schedule with correct date and time, well that is plus point definitely but in case you missed the proper date and time as per your working calender then it will affect the project at a minor level initially and major differences will be made if that remains ignored. Another drawback for it is that if you are working on a single project then it will require lot of detailing for WBS, OBS, EPS, Roles and responsibilities which can be unnecessary in some cases. You have to remember each and every detail wherever you are putting it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
September 17, 2017
Gustavo R.
Project Service Manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2017

“Oracle Primavera has been a great tool to integrate different schedules.”

ProsOracle Primavera provides the flexibility to integrate different schedules while maintaining each on as a stand-alone schedule when needed. The ability to create different layouts, filters and baselines is a great feature to satisfy different requirements from our stakeholders. We use Springboard platform to access the software through a web connection adding additional flexibility and real time access. We had use the software with a peak of seven planners including two CM companies in a Green Field project with great success. In addition, we are currently planning a shutdown and the ability to schedule using different calendars and resources has been very useful in identifying gaps and peaks in our plan. The option to have multiple baselines is also useful to compare current schedule through different phases of the project.
ConsResources/progress graph and histograms are not as good as I am used to get from other application like Excel. Data export is not always as expected and some data manipulation is required in the other application (like Excel) to get the appropriate formats.
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2017
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Prof. Dr Abdel J.
President
Civil Engineering, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2019

“Precise calculations, great for complex scheduling of projects”

OverallI have been using Primavera for about 12 years now, and I've been training people how to use it, I've managed to train government engineers, construction contractors, engineering firms, and sponsors, it has been a great experience, the program is very precise when it comes to time, cost, resource, risk, and schedule calculations (CPM, PERT).
Pros- Great for large scale projects - Detailed scheduling with time and cost breakdown - Perfect filtering features - High level resource management functionality - Expense distribution over activity duration
Cons- Graphics are not very appealing - Jumping between tabs on the lower ribbons is very annoying compared to the tabs functionality available now on office software, and Autodesk products
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 6, 2019
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Kevin T.
Project Planning & Control Lead
Utilities, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 22, 2018

“I have had 12 years of experience utilizing this software creating schedules for large scale project”

OverallTool which could assist projects to complete on time.
ProsThis software allows projects to create, implement, and monitor project schedules. This is a great analytical tool to provide project status, health of projects and other analytics which can help Project Teams to make better decisions timely. Software is straightforward to use and very integrated with Project Management standards. Software also allows for multi-user integration to collaborate on schedule reviews and updates.
ConsPrimary usage of the tool is for schedule management. Software could benefit users by providing more in-depth analytics on quality of schedules based on industry best practice.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 22, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2019

“Oracle Primavera”

OverallI would say that it is less challenging to use primavera than Microsoft project.
ProsIt is best project management software, planning, scheduling, resource managing, controlling can be done for any project . Eventhough it is a complex analysis and process, It is not much difficult to use. Some advance features like top-down scheduling, longest path critical activity definition , activity steps and etc are now available . VBA is not required to separate and material cost.
ConsIn my experience, It would be slightly difficult to adopt for beginner.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2019
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Chathura J.
Project Planning Engineer
Construction, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 17, 2019

“Project Planning Sheduling & Monitoring with Primavera”

OverallVery like, my overall profession "planning engineer" fully based on this software. Now i am using since 3 years this Oracle Primavera Project Management Software for getting the most success in every project till the handover. Compatible with report generation. Esay for analyzing reviewing of project progress status. Can export to different files and easy sharing. Updated versions coming more features continuesly.
ProsComplex, but it is full fix with more powerful tools which can help for more accurate project planning, scheduling and monitoring purposes.
ConsTools are little Complex - need more training and practice Undo feature is not enabled
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
January 17, 2019
Daniel B.
Project Engineer II
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 12, 2018

“This is a review for P6: like democracy, it's not great, but it's the best we have”

OverallAnyone working in putting together a schedule, in particular intricate schedules such as those required in a construction project.
ProsP6 is utilized industry wide in construction, so becoming familiar with it provides all the tools you need to generate and analyze schedules. It's very robust in the amount of things you can do with schedules. You can modify the relationships, type of activities, durations, calendar settings, views. Provides the ability to export data to excel, which is useful when analyzing schedule delays and performance.
ConsIt's not too user-friendly software. Since it operates as a database and does not work like Microsoft or Apple software (because it isn't) but it sort of looks like it, it's easy to believe it operates in the same way as software you are used to using, but it's fundamentally different. One example is how projects are "saved", which is not as straightforward as saving and/or copying files. There's more to it. P6 is rather rigid in that it's for the most part limited to Gantt charts. It has other views but they do't provide much value. One improvement the software could do would be to add flowline diagram features for producing and visualizing schedules.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 12, 2018
Juan R.
Project Manager
Oil & Energy, 5001-10,000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
December 5, 2016

“Better thatn Scheduling”

OverallI use the P6 version of Primavera on a daily basis allowing me to maintain record of all milestones, resources and material needed on my projects. The many ways of reporting data, showing completed work, work in progress and progress completed it is very useful to keep track of the actual things happening at your project. Baselines are used to keep track of how a project has changed since day one, and re-baselining is so easy to do. The manpower can be entered and reported knowing how many employees are assigned to a specific line item.
Prospowerful, multiple ES-FS, LS-ES, and many more ways of scheduling
Source: Capterra
December 5, 2016
Soumi R.
Engineer
Construction, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 24, 2019

“Best project management in construction world”

OverallOne of the required software in construction industry for early planning and monitoring the activities.
ProsWe can easily create activity with required input. We can easily monitor our progress and can make necessary decisions timely. We can forecast future delays and mitigate risks.
ConsPremium for this software is considerably high. Some of the outputs from this software leads confusions and questioned on reliability
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 24, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Construction, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 27, 2018

“Lots of Documentation”

OverallI liked it a lot more after I got access to their support portal and was able to actually get into their documentation and submit support tickets.
ProsThey are BIG and have been around for along time. This means there is a tremendous amount of support documentation they provide as well as user/administrator forums and notes.
ConsOracle products in general are a bit more expensive than other similar applications and their support is always extra.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 27, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Oil & Energy, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 19, 2018

“Getting a job done in multiple sectors has never been this easy”

OverallIt saves so much time from keying in entries and it is easy to teach older managers to use because of the ease of use. It just makes sense
ProsThis product allows me to work with people who work in different segmentation in our industry seamlessly on each and every project. It's so easy.. its a no brainer really. Approval processes are easy, everything is simple. If there is ever any kind of issue it has been resolved with in moments of reaching out to tech support. I also was able to teach myself this program which is always a bonus.
ConsExporting software to other platforms is hard. for our all employee meetings it is difficult to show some processes and such with ease. A mobile platform would also be beneficial to our company
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 19, 2018
Allison W.
Project Manager/Contracts Manager
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 9, 2018

“Not an easy scheduling software for beginners, but excellent tool!”

ProsMost owners that my company works for require this type of scheduling, and for a basic schedule and a background in the program, it is easy to put one together. I went through a P6 training, and still have to refer back to my manual sometimes. Once you figure out how to manuever through, you can build great cost loaded, resource loaded schedules. Using these schedules for claims is beneficial as well when having to prove critical path activities.
ConsI can always figure it out eventually, but some functions don't seem as user friendly. I went through a P6 training, and still have to refer back to my manual sometimes. I feel some type of training is required to build really good schedules rather than just being able to figure it out.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 9, 2018
Emir B.
Economist
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019

“Great for large scale projects”

OverallI use it most for tracking the progress of over 500 road construction project. I find it great for reporting to the board. It's really easy to arrange data you want to see on your screen and report from that set of data.
ProsEasy to learn and use. Great for reporting and managing big sets of data by all attributes.
ConsImport and export functions is kind of basic, it would be more useful if there are greater options.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 8, 2019
angie m.
Administrative Assistant
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2019

“Comfortable to use and understand”

OverallI would highly recommend Oracle for anyone in the construction/blueprint reading/editing field!
ProsI used Oracle software for 6+ years and I felt very comfortable with the software from the beginning. It wasn't hard to navigate and understand and made my everyday use of the program helpful and efficient.
ConsI was not the purchaser of the product, however, I was told it was a bit expensive.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2019
Emir B.
Senior Associate
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 9, 2019

“Great for large scale projects”

OverallI use it most for tracking the progress of over 500 road construction project. I find it great for reporting to the board. It's really easy to arrange data you want to see on your screen and report from that set of data.
ProsEasy to learn and use. Great for reporting and managing big sets of data by all attributes.
ConsImport and export functions is kind of basic, it would be more useful if there are greater options.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 9, 2019
andrew s.
managing consultant
Construction, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 10, 2018

“P6 is a great product for schedule management”

OverallAll in all, P6 is a great product to use for programs and projects.
ProsP6 does a great job in managing schedule for large programs and projects. P6 gets very powerful as you cost load your schedules and use data to construct reports and dashboards.
ConsP6 can get pretty complicated with their functionalities. P6 can use a better printable report for schedules.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
May 10, 2018
Robert S.
Project manager
Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2018

“Great and easy product”

Pros It's a logical and accurate software that I use for scheduling construction projects. Keeps things organized and easy to update changes as they come up during a project lifecycle.
ConsThis product is pretty complex and takes a lot of getting used to. It's not very intuitive more user-friendly so you need to train yourself on the program before using.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 24, 2018
Jeff C.
CEO
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
November 9, 2016

“Great Product”

OverallWe are a System Integrator and have implemented scalable project management solutions since 1993. Of all the applications available to support Project Portfolio Management, Oracle Primavera is the most robust and intuitive solution on the market. Our customers have raved about how Primavera helps them deliver their projects more effectively.
ProsFlexible, Scalable, Intuitive and market tested.
ConsTo maximize the value, it's best you partner with a partner.
Source: Capterra
November 9, 2016
Chamiru K.
Structural Engineer
Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 7, 2019

“Project Management has never been this easier...!!!”

OverallPrimavera is been used in all the projects our company is involved in.
ProsPrimavera is the widely used modern world project management tool which is famous among Civil Engineers. The software allows to create planning, scheduling of all the different resource types such as materials, labour and whatever the scale of the project, it will create a comprehensive schedule to maximize the profits by minimizing overheads.
ConsPrimavera is a very sophisticated but complex software. If you are just starting your journey with the software mastering it will take some time. When I was new, it took me like 2 months to get familiar with the tools in my hand. But when you pass that frame of window, this is the only tool you ever need for project planning.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 7, 2019
Efrain A.
Project Estimator/Scheduler
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 16, 2018

“Oracle Primavera”

OverallExcellent tool. As a project scheduler I could not do my job without it. Although you could use other products, Primavera is the best.
ProsThe Best Project Scheduling tool on the market today. I have used it for 20 years.
ConsIt needs to be able to print a report that shows the Predecessors and Successors in a better format.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 16, 2018
Krista L.
Administrative Assistant
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
1/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
2/5
Likelihood to Recommend
0/10
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2017

“It worked for what we needed”

OverallWe used Primavera primarily for Project Management. Submittals, Pay Apps, Transmittals. For the most part it was great. Especially once you got used to the system (It was not user friendly to all). The software was dependent on a particular version of IE and you could NEVER update your JAVA ever! Otherwise, it just wouldn't work. In the early years (before Oracle) the customer service was fantastic. However, since Oracle took over, the customer service has been terrible. We have since switched to a different software.
ProsIt managed documents very well. Once used to the system and formats it was easy to use. Early on customer support was amazing.
ConsCurrent customer support by Oracle is terrible. EI and Java could never be updated otherwise the software would not function.
Source: Capterra
January 25, 2017
Verified Reviewer
Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 6, 2019

“Comprehensive Software for Project Management”

OverallOracle is used for project management where I am working. Software is helping to make lot of efficient decisions.
ProsOracle Primavera is the best software currently available for project management work in Civil Engineering Industry. Primavera is a very powerful tool to prepare project programs aligning labor and resources for a successful completion. Primavera helps to make effective decision making at the correct time to increase the efficiency of the project. Presentation of results are very clear and at a high quality level. System is based on a cloud so everybody can have the access and work for the greater good.
ConsSoftware is complex for a beginner and it takes time to get familiar with the system. It is little difficult to what went wrong when you don't get the results you expected. I had to re do few programs from the beginning since I couldn't find what went wrong. Once an activity is changed, it cannot be simply undone.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 6, 2019
Riccardo F.
Business Process Manager
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 8, 2018

“Great scheduling program”

ProsGreat scheduling software for construction Easy to work with Great reporting Able to integrate with other programs
ConsStill windows based It was purchased by Oracle so the licensing costs have gone up Program has some weird quirks and requires fixes from time-to-time
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 8, 2018
Zachary W.
Construction Manager
Construction, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018

“P6 Review”

ProsIt is driven by data, which is good as long as you feed it the correct information. It is pretty simple and easy to use.
ConsThere are not a lot of additional benefits. It would be nice if it had graphics, or other newer-age technology uses.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018
Carl H.
Business Process Analyst
Utilities, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 20, 2018

“P6 - Versatile and Useful”

ProsP6 is a powerful project management software that allows users to plan any size project. Because this software is cloud based, it allows users from all over to collaborate seamlessly. It makes project planning much simpler. From resource management, GANTT charts, activity tracking, it takes a lot of the work out of project tracking.
ConsSometimes P6 can be a little finicky to work with regarding Dates and activities. The only issue we have had is in regards to dates getting a little haywire from time to time. More often than not, it is user error with schedules, but it can be tricky to track down.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
November 20, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018

“Very efficient construction project management software ”

OverallI use it to manage construction projects and it's very efficient in that. Actually we study primavera in engineering school as the very main software for construction management as it allows us to enlist all aspects of the project knowing that construction projects are very branched and require lots of details.
ProsWell for starter it's very easy to set up and takes no time and it's not heavy on the processor of the computer. I don't need to use any complementary software as it lets me include all aspects : resources, calender and business working days, managers and hierarchy .. etc.
ConsPlain User interface like it has not been updated for ages yet I somehow like it because it adds simplicity to the work for you don't need to get tangled with complicated layout when managing a project
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018
Todd C.
Project Manager
Construction, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 27, 2018

“Primavera P6”

OverallProgram is getting easier to use with each new version.
ProsI feel like this newer version of P6 Primavera might take the industry by hold. None of the scheduling software that is worth anything is intuitive. I am glad about very small updates in this, like the scrolling with a mouse, and speeding things up a bit for long and tedious projects.
ConsStill clunky but gets the job done. All of the scheduling software I have used is clunky however. Microsoft Project is intuitive but not what we use for large projects at all.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 27, 2018
Taylor C.
Project Manager
201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 22, 2019

“Powerful, sometimes overwhelming”

ProsThis is a very robust, very powerful software. Currently only really use it for tracking schedule and projecting cash flow, but it can do a lot more. Capable of doing very complex CPM with all the tools and needs to track impacts, logic, changes, resources, estimates, actuals and so forth.
ConsBeing powerful, it is a lot to learn to be proficient in the software. Not very intuitive and sometimes takes a lot of investigation to figure out why something isn't coming out they way you thought it would.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
February 22, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Construction, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 19, 2018

“Dependable Planning and Scheduling”

OverallVery reliable and convenient to use specially the interfacing between Prism G2 and this software. In just one click of a button data are transferred instantly and assigned to the proper linked data in Prism. Schedule and progress between two software coincides with each other making it more better for Management to analyze schedule and cost result and can deliver good decisions to a project using this software.
ProsUser friendly scheduling and Planning tool, new cloud based data make it more easier to access remotely.
ConsNone, all functions works well for us for the project and from the company.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 19, 2018
Mo S.
Senior Estimator
Construction, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 11, 2018

“The most powerful Scheduling Software”

ProsThere is almost no missing requirement/function in planning and scheduling already provided by P6. There is a variety of ability and functionality in P6, from the simple schedule to a very complicated delay analysis in construction or any other types of project. P6 can cover all the requirement of time management as one of the project management area of knowledge.
ConsThe feature of the software is not as beautiful as MS Project and learning the software needs a lot of effort and exercise.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
July 11, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 21, 2019

“Good Scheduling Software”

OverallEasy For Scheduling of Projects
ProsEase of Scheduling and resource management
ConsI like very much because daily i'm using this software
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 21, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 21, 2019

“Great for Project Management ”

ProsI am a project manager for a large commercial construction company and use Primavera for my schedules. I switched from Microsoft Project doing my schedules and have not looked back. Primavera is much more intuitive and simply laid out than M-project. I did not like on Microsoft project that when I wanted to change it to a PDF none of the views looked good for the end-user. Primavera has a much better looking end-user version and easier to make one when you are done with the schedule. As far as making the schedule it is pretty easy to do with predecessors and the timeline. You can have it that you won't start framing until the slab is poured. That way when you go back and have to update the slab pour for earlier or later, then it will automatically update the rest of the schedule that is dependant on the slab. If you need to go back to Microsoft project you can easily convert the file into a project type file for use. I would definitely give Primavera a shot if you are a project manager and need scheduling software.
ConsMy only complaint is I wish there was more of a drag and drop type system versus of an excel type feel. This software is very similar to project and so if you know how to do project you will pick this up quickly. I just wish it wasn't so much feeling in cells though. Other than that it is easy to use and I recommend it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 21, 2019
Abinet A.
Project Manager
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 24, 2018

“Powerful project management software”

OverallOnce you complete one project planning using this software, chance are you will prefer this software forever.
Pros- very powerful and have different features, - it's oldest and well know in the industry - owned by one of giant company Oracle, so the product will continue, once you know how to your knowledge will not be obsolete.
Cons- unlike other project management software it's not user friendly, so you have to learn the software probably it would take some time - expansive
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 24, 2018
Danushka U.
Geotechnical Engineer
Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 8, 2019

“Primavera made project management easier. Far Better than few other paid PM software.”

OverallFelt this is Much better software when I moved from MS project. Using wisely for my current project in Our building department in Sri Lanka.
ProsIt allows for combined working. Managing a large schedule plan by more people at a time. The professional package is actually free. Absolutely cheaper than few other PM software.
ConsDoesn't have much shortcut access. And don't have custom search for activity in a particular period or particular cost etc.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
February 8, 2019
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Blake B.
Associate Project Manager
Entertainment, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018

“Primavera P6 is the scheduling standard”

ProsThe ability to build huge and complex schedules. P6 has been the construction scheduling standard for a while now. The ability handle the thousands of activities in a large project and adjust to the constant changes of the construction industry.
ConsPrimavera P6 is not an easy software package to learn and it is not very cheap. You get out what you put into the software and the skills it takes to learn it.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2018
Jesse W.
PM, Estimator
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
September 16, 2018

“Powerful”

ProsThis is the most detailed and power scheduling and management tool I have had the chance to use. Picked it up during my degree in Project Management and never stopped using it. Nothing i have seen tracks costs and schedule as well.
ConsTake a bit of learning, as it has many many setting and is very detailed. If you don't need the level of detail is capable of you could get away with MS Project.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
September 16, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Unspecified
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 27, 2018

“Using it as a database management system at work.”

OverallDatabase for work related items.
ProsTons of functionality. From an engineering point of view, the ability to customize the database system in identifying master items and its database points is ideal.
ConsInterface is not too easy to identify and is slightly counter intuitive at times. Requires a user to perform additional steps that are sometimes unnecessary in carrying out functions.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
July 27, 2018
Rhea N.
Project Manager
Information Services, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
February 17, 2017

“Makes my life as a Project Manager easier!”

OverallMy company was using excel sheets prior to buying Primavera. It took a long time for us to get used to it as it is very detailed. However, once we started using it, Project Planning became a must easier and visual process and calculating the lag time, the Critical Path, the milestones identification, all became much more easier and less error prone. Very happy with this product and the support that we have recieved.
ProsFeatures of the product
ConsDifficult to grasp the first couple of tries.
Source: Capterra
February 17, 2017
Peter S.
Director - Technical
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2019

“Primavera - an effective tool for project scheduling”

OverallAn excellent tool for complex projects. Don't waste your time with other products like MS Project if you are serious about business
Prosa very logical softare tol that can be used for complex projects. the structure of it is adaptable to projects large and small
ConsTo people who don't think logically or can't follow a detailed breakdown it can be hard to explain the impacts of changes to a project.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 10, 2019
Nick F.
Project Engineer
Construction, 201-500 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 17, 2018

“The Scheduler Hero”

ProsWe use this program everyday, well some more than others but, all the extra add ins help with scheduling needs and requirements. The resource tab helps the most when identify bottlenecks in the project schedule. I am becoming a pro now
ConsSome line items are not intuitive for editing and the print screen is hard to "fit to page" when needing to print for a meeting.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
December 17, 2018
Quinn K.
Project Manager
Construction, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2019

“Tough learning curve”

OverallI had used a different software for most of my career. I needed to switch to P6 due to project requirements. I was able tp ick it up fairly quickly with some YouTube tutorials. I still have much to learn but I see the potential P6 has for these larger projects
ProsI am able to easily update and track my projects.
Consthe learning curve was a bit steep but nothing that YouTube won't fix.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 2, 2019
Peter S.
Senior Technical Manager
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 27, 2019

“Primavera - you valuable partner for a major project”

Overallessential for major projects
ProsIt has the ability to provide a information that allows m,e to manage my project but can be tailored to the needs the 'viewer'. Senior Management get summaries whereas Project Engineers get full details. A great asset. Its good at 'keeping the buggers honest'
Conspeople who don't understand how it works can think its too complex.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 27, 2019
ADDISON M.
Administrative Assistant
Civil Engineering, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 22, 2019

“Oracle Review”

OverallOverall I think Oracle is a very beneficial software that can store important personal or company information in a secure environment.
ProsWhat I like most about Oracle is that it is a very secure software that allows very sensitive information to remain protected.
ConsIt isn't as easy to reset your username and password as other sites, but that just secures the software more.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 22, 2019
Verified Reviewer
Higher Education, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018

“The best schedule you need”

OverallI highly recommend it.
ProsI used Primavera for so many years, it is a very strong scheduling software that has powerful functionality and allows you to generate sophisticated schedules.
ConsThe only problem is it takes time to get familiar with all its functions. If you used it to teach students it will take time for them to understand it comparing to MS projects.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 7, 2018
Sofia V.
Associate Professor
Civil Engineering, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2018

“Academic use”

OverallI have been satisfied overall
Pros- Easy to use - Includes resources, cost, and risk
Cons- Sometimes you would have to click on WBS and go back to Activities in order for it to allow you to add an activity (for add add activity not to be ghosted). Could be a glitch. - sometimes when adding WBS list, it does not show it in order you have listed it on the Activities
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 12, 2018
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Jason L.
Project Scheduler
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 30, 2018

“Primavera”

ProsPrimavera works great for construction companies in tracking information from many areas
ConsPrimavera was limited in certain areas causing extra work.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
August 30, 2018
FALAK T.
quality engineer
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 12, 2018

“PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE ”

OverallI GIVE IT A THUMPS UP TO ANYONE ACQUIRING PRIMAVERA AS AN ENTRY LEVEL SKILL FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
ProsI HAVE USED PRIMAVERA FOR ALMOST 6 YEARS NOW AND THESE ARE PROS I FOUND: EASE OF USE, SIMPLE UNDERSTANDING FOR FIRST TIMERS, USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE, UPDATES AVAILABLE, SUPPORTS ON DIFFERENT O/S, MANUALS AND HELP SECTION SELF EXPLANATORY FOR SOMEONE STARTING THEIR CAREER IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT. I GIVE HIGH FIVE FOR ITS RELIABILITY. I FEEL THIS IS THE ONE MOST WIDELY USED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE RECOGNISED IN MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES.
ConsI THINK THE ONLY CONS I CAN PINPOINT IS JUST LIKE HOW MANY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE HAVE A MOBILE BASED APP, PRIMAVERA IS STILL MUCH USED ON DESKTOP PC OR LAPTOP.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
April 12, 2018
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Matthew A.
Project Coordinator
Management Consulting, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019

“Project Management, for Professionals”

OverallFor Project Management software, I truly believe that despite its learning curve, Primavera is the hands down winner. Comparatively to other project management software that is enterprise-wide (minus the free or cheap version for small teams), Primavera stands tall.
ProsI can't stress enough that the amount of features in Primavera makes scheduling, baselining, statusing for large and small scale projects so detailed. You can add copious amounts of details that can be relevant to both the PDT and the client.
ConsPrimavera is honestly fairly hard to learn and takes even longer to master. The longer you learn and live in the system, the better you get. Training is definitely not enough to learn how to master the system.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 12, 2019
Vaibhav M.
Inspector
Construction, 10,001+ employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018

“Good for scheduling bad for installing”

ProsThe most versatile product for project management. Tons and tons of option with Gantt charts, can virtually manage endless projects under one program. Super product.
ConsInstallation is one heck of a job. While installing the data base for the product and configuring the same you always ask yourself, why am I using this product. I can use some other product as well.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
November 14, 2018
Bahar K.
Planning Manager
Construction, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 9, 2017

“Estimate your project's future”

OverallIt is a must for any kind of scale construction project to track project's overview.
ProsIt is good to work with Oracle database, you don't lose any data. Schedule options, claim digger, report properties are stable.
ConsIt is restricted program. Not easy to use with Excel. You have to import/export between Excel. Multi-currency is not supported.
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
August 9, 2017