Primavera P6 Review - why 4 stars?

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Review
ITQlick Score: 87/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Pricing: 8.4/10 - high cost
Category: Construction -> Primavera P6
Ranking:Ranked 39 out of 443 Construction systems
Company: Oracle
Pricing: starts at $3,904 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Primavera P6 pricing, Primavera P6 alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 13, 2022

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What is Primavera P6 and its features?

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is a cloud and on-premise construction software that is aimed at project portfolio management. The software helps in planning, managing, and delivering successful projects as well as bringing in all the participants of the construction project onboard.

Primavera provides cost estimates and job costs, saving users time and effort. Some of the key features of Primavera include cost estimation, portfolio management, performance tracker, field management, collaboration, and payment management.

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is a product of Oracle, a company that was founded in 1977 in the United States. The company has grown since its establishment and has extended its operations into over 175 countries.

What is Primavera P6 rating?

The rating of Primavera P6 is 4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 87 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Primavera P6?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Primavera P6 makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Primavera P6 cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Primavera P6 on your mobile/smart phone.

Is Primavera P6 the best Construction system?

Primavera P6 is ranked 39 out of 443 software in their category (Construction systems).

What are Primavera P6's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Premavera P6 is featured-packed for everything that is required to schedule
  • The program enables users to complete activities that are impossible with Microsoft Project
  • Using a unique identification number, users can group a collection of actions to be done by a certain resource

What are Primavera P6's cons? (1 cons)

  • Users complain that the software requires extensive training and certification

Who are their main alternatives?

Premavera P6 competes with construction systems like Autodesk Construction Cloud, Buildertrend, and Procore. We will compare these construction systems in some specific aspects below.
  • Functionality: Premavera P6 offers features like Open and schedule multiple projects simultaneously, Adaptable views, multiuser access to schedules, etc. Compared to its alternatives, Premavera P6 and its mentioned alternatives offer features like Contractor Management, Bid Management, RFI & Submittals, Budget Tracking/Job Costing, Change Order Management, etc. Features like Subcontractor Management, Estimating, Incident Reporting, Customer Relationship Management, Commercial and Contract/License Management are provided by the mentioned alternatives except for Premavera P6.

    Equipment Tracking and Offline Access are provided by Premavera P6 and its mentioned alternatives except for Buildertrend. Client Tracking is provided by Buildertrend and Procore but is unavailable in Premavera P6 and Autodesk Construction Cloud. Premavera P6 and its mentioned alternatives, except for Autodesk Construction Cloud, provide job scheduling and project scheduling.

    Prioritization is provided by Premavera P6 and Autodesk Construction Cloud but is unavailable in Buildertrend and Procore. Resource Management is provided by Premavera P6 and Buildertrend but is unavailable in Autodesk Construction Cloud and Procore.
  • Customers/Industries: Premavera P6 serves Engineering & Construction Energy & Resources Public Sector Manufacturing. Premavera P6 has customers like ITER energy project, Assystem, Clayco, etc. Compared to its mentioned alternatives, Autodesk Construction Cloud is built to support construction project teams, including general contractors, construction managers, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and owners. Customers using Autodesk Construction Cloud are AECOM, Balfour Beatty, Clayco, etc.

    Buildertrend is ideal for homebuilders, remodelers, specialty contractors, and general contractors. BuilderTrend has customers like Tass Construction Group, Risinger Build, Owen Homes, etc. Procore connects all members of construction project teams including owners, general contractors, and subcontractors from field to office. Customers using Procore are Harkins Builders, Boston Childrens Hospital, Compass Datacenters, etc.
  • Cost: The license cost information for Premavera P6 and Procore is unavailable. Autodesk construction cloud starts at $470 per year, $39 per month on annual billing, $600 per year, and $50 per month on monthly billing. BuilderTrend starts at $99 per month and $2,899 per year.
  • Cloud-based/On-premise: Premavera P6 and its mentioned alternatives are cloud-based. Premavera P6 has an On-Premise version for Windows and Linux.
  • Scalability: Premavera P6 and its mentioned alternatives can scale their clients from small to large enterprises.
  • Support: Premavera P6 and its mentioned alternatives all provide a Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, and Chat support channels. The mentioned alternatives provide email/Help Desk and except for Premavera P6. 24/7 (Live Rep) is provided by Premavera P6 and Procore but is unavailable in Autodesk construction cloud and BuilderTrend.

What is the cost of Primavera P6?

The cost of license starts at $3,904 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 8.4 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Primavera P6. You can also find here pricing information from Primavera P6's website.

What should you ask Oracle during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Primavera P6 and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Primavera P6 in action. Visit the vendor's website here.

Where Primavera P6 is used?

Premavera P6 is a good fit for organizations seeking a construction system with solutions that integrates project and portfolio planning. It also offers delivery teams for planning, resourcing, risk mitigation, scheduling, and program management. Premavera P6 has customers like Swinerton, Hawkins, Richard Crookes Constructions, etc.

List of categories

Construction
Capital Program Management
Construction Apps
Construction Program & Portfolio Management
Construction Project Scheduling
Electrician Apps
Home Builder
Web Based Construction
Online Project Management
Team Collaboration
Project Portfolio Management
Project Resource Management

List of features

Collaboration
Resource Management
Project Planning
Project Portfolio Management

Primavera P6 Vs. Alternatives

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Primaver...
ITQlick rating
4/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
8.4/10
License pricing
$3,904 per license
Functionality
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Procore
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
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$667 per month
Functionality
33
PlanGrid
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$39 per user/month
Functionality
16
BuilderTREND
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
31
CoConstruct
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
23

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.