What can we expect from Primavera P6 Analytics beyond the current R3.1 release? Before we answer that question, here’s a quick overview of what Primavera P6 Analytics is? Primavera P6 Analytics offers packaged business intelligence capabilities and dashboards that are all web based providing insight into an organizations Primavera P6 EPPM database. These involve best practice Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) culled from many years implementation experience all presented through pre-configured dashboards that senior management would value and appreciate. Of course, you can use Business Intelligence Publisher to add your own reports, scorecards, KPI’s either by modifying the existing dashboards and reports or creating your own new ones.
So, back to the original question. What can we expect from Primavera P6 Analytics beyond the current 3.1 release?
Primavera P6 Analytics R3.2
Primavera P6 Analytics R3.2 is tipped for release later this calendar year (2013) and will likely include:
- Additional P6 dimensional data
- Resource hierarchies
- Role hierarchies
- Project Owner
- Risk exposure start and finish dates
- Enhanced geospatial mapping support
- Catalog improvements
This will allow users to create more detailed reports and drill down into these dimensions offering improved insight into an organizations portfolio of projects.
Primavera P6 Analytics R4.0
Primavera P6 Analytics R4.0, planned for released in 2014, is going to build on the R3.2 release considerably. This will include much improved and significant capabilities including:
- Leveraging Oracle data integration
- Building out of specific use cases
- Leveraging ODI to deliver targeted reports and dashboards
- Adding additional Primavera P6 data elements including Issues, Notebooks, Activity Steps, Expense Items, etc.
Primavera P6 Analytics is already a great product that delivers enormous value through the simplicity of its dashboards. Senior management crave this sort of information presented in this way. The roadmap for Primavera P6 Analytics builds on some these capabilities and offers up and exciting future for the product.
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