proimporter - The proimporter Makes Calendars Visible




Importing third-party project plans into Oracle® Primavera P6 often results in contamination by unnecessary data. One example are calendars, which are often configured differently. The proimporter helps you to avoid this!

For complex projects, it is inevitable that the project files of your own company, suppliers and subcontractors are merged. However, these large-scale data imports into Oracle® Primavera P6 can be a threat to the target database. If the Oracle® Primavera P6 standard import is used and the XER file to be imported contains different data compared to the target database, inconsistent data will be imported. The data content in the target database increases, resulting in duplications, synonyms and data that is not needed or deviates from the P6 company specifications.
 
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A good example for this are calendars, which have the same name, but differ in configuration and content from database to database. A standard data import is therefore often problematic, because with Primavera P6 EPPM you cannot view the calendar content in advance. Especially the import of global calendars is a big problem for the database, because they could affect all projects where the calendars are stored and in use. If such a calendar is already assigned to activities or resources, it is already in use without being visible to the scheduler. This can have far-reaching consequences for the schedule. Ultimately, all data must be cleaned and adjusted manually. This costs a lot of time and money.
 
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The proimporter displays the following configuration information:
 
• Time Periods
• Standard Workweek
• Exceptions (Non-Work Days/Holidays)
 
Furthermore, the proimporter gives the user the possibility to convert global calendars into project calendars. This leaves the global database elements untouched and the existing content P6 configuration cannot be contaminated by deviating naming conventions.

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