stay ahead in today’s competitive landscape, business units demand access to
innovation. They want it fast, and they want it now. But increasingly, IT groups can’t keep up
with rapid advancements in technology. In fact, the No. 1 problem facing IT
departments today is nonstop demand, according to research firm Gartner. Demand for more capabilities, faster connection
to the Internet, more computing capability, storage, networking and human
resources is increasing at a rapid rate, with no let-up in sight.
that want a competitive edge today are moving to the cloud to keep pace with innovation.
Right now, more than 360,000 projects are being managed in Oracle’s Primavera
cloud, representing $250 billion in project budgets managed each year.
companies know that moving software to the cloud can bridge the growing gap
between current software and the newest versions while raising the bar on
performance. Overloaded IT personnel
have the help of trained professionals and can focus on keeping the business
satisfied. Updates are regularly scheduled, all
the newest capabilities are available and handled by the service provider, and
security is ensured as partners and contractors access systems to collaborate
computing yields substantial economies of scale and skill, while lowering costs,
according to The Hurwitz Group. The total cost of ownership of running software
in the cloud can be 77% less than on-premise, according to the Yankee Group.
not convinced? Oracle’s
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service offers
even more benefits to moving to a SaaS model.
A Platform for
services allow companies to take advantage of world-class infrastructure and a
much more robust IT environment than what most currently have in house.
cloud infrastructure supports high speed, load balanced environments, which
means companies can quickly scale up or scale down without over- or under-utilizing
their investment spend on servers. It also guarantees system availability of
more than 99%.
spends over a million hours of development effort every year to quickly bring new
capabilities to users. Of course, it would be nearly impossible to consume all
those updates in house while tackling other IT responsibilities. With cloud
services, you can upgrade seamlessly to make sure you’re always on the latest
version and can take advantage of new capabilities.
schedules two releases every year for its flagship Primavera P6 PPM suite --
in the fall and spring – so you can plan on innovative functional enhancements
being introduced at a regular cadence. If you’re in the middle of a project or
a critical issue and want to hold off, Primavera’s cloud team can schedule the upgrade
to match your schedule.
Enhanced Support and
services take a lot of pressure off IT departments when it comes to
break-fixes, uptime and best practices. In the cloud, Oracle is responsible for
your success. Subscription models replace upfront license fees, so Oracle’s entire
business model of recurring revenue is dependent upon customers’ satisfaction
and usage. They’ll work hard to make sure you stay.
can also keep up with best practices by taking advantage of the cloud’s staging
environment. Here they can test new software before moving it into production.
Taking the Plunge
to the cloud may seem daunting, but Primavera’s team of professionals can do
most of the work for you.
– When you’ve decided on Primavera P6 EPPM as a service, a team of Primavera’s
most seasoned developers is the first to start work. The team’s highly skilled
pros are responsible for sizing and configuration options to ensure you’re
going to get the optimal solution.
– There’s always some nervousness when thinking of moving corporate data to the
cloud. The Primavera cloud uses a single tenant model. That means only a single instance of a software application and supporting infrastructure serves
one customer. They set up an environment that is solely used
extends to third-party interactions, even using mobile devices. Projects almost
always involve stakeholders outside the company, and information is constantly
imported and exported into systems. With cloud services, you don’t have to
worry about giving access to third parties into your network. In the cloud, project leaders can confidently roll
out mobile solutions and give third parties access to networks because Oracle
is managing the security.
– When considering a move to the cloud, companies often compare only the costs
of a cloud subscription fee with the cost of on-premise software, but there are
other costs to consider. When calculating costs, think about annual maintenance
costs of on-premise software, yearly costs for maintenance on databases and
middleware, hardware and networking costs, and floor space for hosting servers.
The Primavera P6 EPPM
Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Cloud Service includes Primavera P6
Professional - the desktop client, Primavera P6 Web Interfaces for project and
resource management, Primavera P6 Team Member -- the solutions that lets staff enter
status updates via mobile devices from the field, Oracle BI Publisher -- the
reporting engine embedded in the Web, and Web Services.
enabled with Primavera P6 Cloud Service are Oracle BPM for workflow
requirements, and Oracle’s AutoVue for in-depth collaboration with technical
and business documents without the need for CAD tools.
can also add on Primavera Analytics for deep reporting. Cloud functionality
with this solution is identical to on-premise functionality, with no difference
in the interface.
business pressures have IT departments overwhelmed and make it tough to keep up
with software upgrades. Updating requires time, purchases, resources and money
that many IT departments don’t have. Some have even settled into the status quo
and have postponed upgrades to avoid disruptions or maybe even failures.
the years go by, that gap widens between older versions and the newest software
features – making updates even more elusive – at least until something major
breaks, and you can’t avoid the problem any longer.
to the cloud can solve these problems. Leading companies already know that moving Primavera P6 to the cloud gives
them access to Oracle’s world-class infrastructure, guarantees timely updates,
provides all of the features of Primavera P6, frees up IT staff and saves
fall into the upgrade void. Bridge the
gap by moving to the cloud.