Friday Apr 26, 2013

Watch the New Crystal Ball 3-Minute Demo Video

How do you deal with the Uncertainty and Risk in your Forecasts and Plans?

Crystal Ball helps users to forecast and plan more accurately in a range of applications and industries:

  • Future projected sales revenues
  • Project cost contingencies
  • Oil & Gas reserve level estimations
  • Lean and Six Sigma specifications
  • Inventory optimization……………… and many more!

Find out more watch our 3 minute video here

Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Register today for Oracle's 4th Annual Virtual Summit - June 13, 2013

Discover why Primavera is the #1 multi-initiative Project Portfolio Management Solution to help you achieve financial discipline, operational excellence and risk mitigation.

Attend live presentations about best practices, case studies and  industry solutions. Learn about the latest PPM Products from cloud based Unifier and  Instantis to Primavera P6 new release.Visit the Exhibit Hall to chat with Oracle PPM experts and partners.  

Check out the Resource Library to access valuable content, whitepapers and videos.

And don't forget to stop by the Networking Lounge to connect with your peers and make new connections.

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to attend Primavera's most eagerly awaited virtual event! Join June 13th, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT

Register today!

Thursday Apr 18, 2013

Did you miss the live webcast of “What’s New with P6 Analytics Release 3.1?”

View it today ON-demand and discover why Oracle’s Primavera P6 Analytics R3.1 is a best-in-class business intelligence solution for Oracle Primavera P6 customers.

P6 Analytics 3.1 delivers critical support for asset-intensive industries, alongside a host of other new features and capabilities. Learn how you can:

  • Minimize risk with smarter tracking of off-line and on-line maintenance projects

  • Increase control with deep, day-by-day histories of project changes and performance

  • Accelerate analysis with out-of-the-box metrics based on industry standards

  • Customize and innovate with new UDFs, ETL calculation options and more

Watch this webcast today, because it’s important to know how projects are performing day-to-day, in order to identify risk and manage large and complex assets successfully.

Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Live Webcast: Discover Primavera Unifier - December 5th

Join our live webcast to see what Primavera Unifier can do for you and your organization.

We are very excited to introduce you to the newest addition to the Primavera product family, Primavera Unifier (formerly known as Skire Unifier).

Attend this webcast and learn why this new cloud-based solution is the most comprehensive Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) offering to manage the complete project lifecycle, from capital planning and construction to operations and maintenance.

Save your seat: Register today for this online event and learn how the addition of Primavera Unifier can help your organization manage their projects and facilities with more predictability and financial control, improving profitability and operational efficiency

Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

From Trailer to Cloud: Skire acquisition expands Oracle’s on-demand project management options.

By Alison Weiss

Whether building petrochemical facilities in the Middle East or managing mining operations in Australia, project managers face significant challenges. Local regulations and currencies, contingent labor, hybrid public/private funding sources, and more threaten project budgets and schedules.

According to Mike Sicilia, senior vice president and general manager for the Oracle Primavera Global Business Unit, there will be trillions of dollars invested in industrial projects around the globe between 2012 and 2016. But even with so much at stake, project leads don’t always have time to look for new and better enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) software solutions to manage large-scale capital initiatives across the enterprise.

Oracle’s recent acquisition of Skire, a leading provider of capital program management and facilities management applications available both in the cloud and on premises, gives customers outstanding new EPPM options. By combining Skire’s cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, real estate, and facilities with Oracle’s Primavera EPPM solutions, project managers can quickly get a solution running that is interoperable across an extended enterprise.

Staff can access the EPPM solution within days, rather than waiting for corporate IT to put technology in place.

“Staff can access the EPPM solution within days, rather than waiting for corporate IT to put technology in place,” says Sicilia.

This applies to a problem that has, according to Sicilia, bedeviled project managers for decades: extending EPPM functionality into the field. Frequently, large-scale projects are remotely located, and the lack of communications and IT infrastructure threatened the accuracy of project reporting and scheduling.

Read the full version of this article in the November 2012 edition of Oracle's Profit Magazine: Special Report on Project Management

Wednesday Oct 31, 2012

Live Webcast for Skire Customers - 8 November

Join our Important Customer Briefing live webcast with Oracle Executive Yasser Mahmud to learn more about the product strategy for the combined Oracle Primavera and Skire offering.

Yasser Mahmud, VP Product Strategy, Primavera Global Business Unit, invites you to join him for an exclusive update on Oracle’s acquisition of substantially all of Skire’s assets.

Don’t miss this special, live webcast on November 8th,

Attend this online event and listen to Yasser share with you:

  • The strategic reasons behind Oracle’s acquisition of substantially all of Skire’s assets and what it means to you and your organization
  • Oracle’s vision to deliver the most comprehensive Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) offering to manage the complete project lifecycle, from capital planning and construction to operations and maintenance
  • Exciting new product releases to help organizations manage their projects and facilities with more predictability and financial control, improving profitability and operational efficiency.
  • Oracle’s consistent commitment to customer success and product support

Save your seat: register now to attend this exclusive online event and learn how the combination of Oracle Primavera and Skire can help your organization succeed.

For more information about the combination of Oracle and Skire, please visit oracle.com/skire

Friday Oct 26, 2012

Crystal Ball Live Webcast: Expert insight from EpiX Analytics

Register today for the November 2nd live Crystal Ball webcast- Expert insight from EpiX Analytics: Techniques for Improved Risk Management and Decision-Making

Join our speaker Dr Huybert Groenendaal, PhD, MSc, MBA, EpiX Analytics LLC and learn how to realize the full value of decision-making techniques, and:

Gain insight into risks and uncertainties

Account for risk in quantitative analysis and decision making

Generate a range of possible outcomes and the probabilities they will occur for any choice of action

Learn best practice for the use of Crystal Ball to support decision making in your own environment

Learn how to avoid common mistakes when using Monte Carlo simulations

Maximize your existing investment in spreadsheet technology

Register now for this November 2nd live webcast and don't miss this opportunity to learn how you can model, predict and forecast with better results.

For more information view the evite.

Monday Oct 22, 2012

Smarter Ways to Unlock Your Unused Contingency Budgets

Cash flow is becoming increasingly important in the current economy; senior executives are looking for smarter ways of unlocking unused funds for new or ongoing capital expenditure projects. With project contingency budgets on average equaling 10 percent of overall costs, are you confident that you can release this cash without risking existing investments or the health of your overall project portfolio?

This is the central question posed in a new report from the EPPM board,
Hedging Your Bets? Optimizing Investment Opportunities for Great Cash Flow. The board is Oracle’s international steering committee, which brings together senior figures from leading organizations to discuss the critical role of enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM).

C-Level Visibility Will Unlock Funds
In addition to exploring how unlocking your contingency funds enables you to augment your cash flow (without resorting to expensive borrowing), the report offers a number of suggestions on how this can be done in a risk-free way, including

  • Building an effective governance framework that shows the demonstrable value of every project within the portfolio
  • Undertaking contingency planning risk assessments that give you complete portfolio wide visibility into all risk factors
  • Establishing executive ownership of the portfolio to promote a more realistic appreciation of the risk levels inherent in the portfolio
  • Creating a chief risk officer role that can review consolidated contingencies and risks so they are not considered in isolation

The overriding message behind the report—and the work carried out by the EPPM board—is the need for increased C-level visibility across the entire enterprise project portfolio to enable better business decisions.

Read the complete report in English, Chinese, German, or French.

Read more in the October Edition of the quarterly Information InDepth EPPM Newsletter

Friday Oct 19, 2012

Don't Miss the Primavera Track Call for Presentations

COLLABORATE 13

Do you have first-hand experience with Oracle Primavera that will benefit others in the Primavera community? Can your insights save another company from learning an expensive lesson? Do you have a success story to tell?  The COLLABORATE 13 – Primavera Track Call for Presentations is now open!

April 7–11, 2013 in Denver, Colorado, is the premier event for Primavera and Unifier power-users to learn best practices from successful customers as well as hear details on the latest product functionality from the Primavera team. With over 50 sessions dedicated to Primavera products, users will also be able to learn about Primavera's complete product suite and network with other customers and partners within the Primavera community. Customers can also attend hundreds of sessions on Oracle's complete product suite.

Share your Primavera success story by submitting a presentation proposal. Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

The Primavera presence has been growing at Collaborate year over year, with 50+ sessions and 400 customers in attendance last year – but we want this year’s track to be even bigger and better so please submit a session!

Friday Aug 17, 2012

Reconnecting the Customer Community—Oracle Primavera Special Interest Group

The Oracle Primavera Special Interest Group (OPSIG) plays a key role in continuing the tradition of Oracle user group communities. Run by customers for customers, the user group offers a venue to share best practices, tips, and tricks, as well as interact with Oracle product and customer support teams.
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