proimporter - Release 20.5 - now compatible with Oracle® Primavera P6 PPM




The proimporter is growing!

From release 20.5 on, our tool also works with Oracle® Primavera P6 PPM, as long as the system runs with a Microsoft SQL database or Oracle® DB.

Up to now only users of the EPPM version had the advantage of intelligent data import with the proimporter.

A little something for everyone

At first glance, the differences between Oracle® Primavera P6 PPM and EPPM are not significant. There is no doubt that both programs are the alpha and omega for the management of large-scale projects, whereas EPPM offers more in the area of portfolio management. In summary, P6 EPPM provides a web-based solution in addition to a desktop client, while PPM can only be used as a desktop client.
Especially the web version was a weak point of EPPM regarding the scheduling, because the Java-based programming and the internet dependency made the tool sluggish and difficult to handle when used in large-scale projects. However, Oracle® Primavera has improved and replaced Java with html5, which made EPPM more agile and the user experience much smoother. PPM on the other hand can also be used as a stand-alone tool on smaller P6 system environments or on clients with an SQL database.

proimporter from now on also compatible with Oracle® Primavera P6 PPM

Nevertheless, Oracle® Primavera P6 EPPM and PPM share a common problem. In both systems, the import of XER or MPP files from other P6 data sets or MS Project projects does not work as one would like it to.
The proimporter helps here, because the tool prevents the occurrence of corrupt data during transfer and keeps the relevant database clean.

Oracle® Primavera P6 PPM project planning

Up to now the proimporter only worked with Oracle® Primavera P6 EPPM. This will change on May 29 with the release 20.5, as the developers at proadvise have made the tool suitable for Oracle® Primavera P6 PPM as well.

A little “but”...

Nevertheless, there is a small but with the release 20.5. Similar to the use of the proimporter with Oracle® Primavera P6 EPPM, only P6 PPM versions in connection with Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle® DB are supported so far. Unfortunately, other versions of P6 PPM lack appropriate programming interfaces that would make a compatibility with the proimporter possible.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Do you have any suggestions? You are welcome to send us your suggestions via our contact form. You can also use our chat function. At regular intervals we also offer webcasts for our proimporter. You can find the dates for these in our webcast announcements.

 

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Secure, faster, easier – proimporter

You know the exchange of project schedules via XER or mpp files and the issues that this causes in Oracle Primavera P6? You do not want to import any corrupted, inconsistent or irrelevant data into your database? You want to avoid time-consuming clean-up actions after an import? With proadvise proimporter we offer you the solution for fast, precise and secure imports of XER and mpp files directly into your P6 database!

Application area

proimporter is versatile in various applications

Consortium partners

who exchange monthly schedule updates with customers and suppliers

Administrators

who migrate data between different databases

New P6 customers

moving their existing MS Project schedules to P6

Overall schedulers and project managers

who consolidate subproject plans from various business units in P6

Your Benefit

Increase in data quality

Increase in data quality

through inspection and individual selection of the data to be imported
Cost savings

Cost savings

by avoiding the necessary database cleanup due to corrupt data
Training expense savings

Training expense savings

through intuitive user interface
Straightforward collaboration

Straightforward collaboration

externally with partners, suppliers, and customers and internally between your P6 databases
Importing Baselines

Importing Baselines

Baselines that have been converted to projects in P6 can be imported as baselines to the target database
Trouble free migration

Trouble free migration

easy transfer of data during reorganization or tool rollout

proimporter Roadmap – Outlook on our functional expansions

 

  Function included in product
  Function in planning

1st quarter of 2020

Minor improvement measures
Q1 2020

2nd quarter of 2020

Compatibility of the proimporter with Oracle® Primavera P6 PPM
Q2 2020

3rd quarter of 2020

Proof of concept for transferring XER files to the Oracle® Primavera P6 EPPM cloud including performance tests
Q3 2020

4th quarter of 2020

Compatibility of the proimporter with the Oracle® Primavera P6 EPPM Cloud
Locking global elements during import as soon as a user works on them
Q4 2020