Oracle’s Primavera Unifier has become a giant in the Primavera range of tools, complimenting Primavera P6 EPPM as a web-based on premises and cloud hosted tool. As the name may suggest, Primavera Unifier unites a range of project control processes across the entire life-cycle; including proposal management, vendor management, cost and schedule control, submittal management, project documentation, collaboration, configurable workflow, etc.
It is a robust tool that can be easily configured to the organizations needs and preferences and can be used for multiple purposes in productivity and tracking project progress and related documents. Unifier offers top-down and bottom-up visibility for planners and project managers and cashflow capabilities across the portfolio lifecycle.
Primavera Unifier is highly configurable, but also comes with out-of-the-box business workflows and templates for rapid setup and deployment. There is also two-way integration with Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM).
Primavera Unifier for Contract Management
Primavera Unifier allows for multiple scenarios and data linked to projects during execution. It has built in contract management and change controls capabilities including advanced document management. Document management includes document traceability, alerts and reports for control and compliance as well as detailed audit logging.
How compatible is Oracle’s Primavera Unifier? As an Oracle Primavera product, Primavera Unifier is compatible through Gateway with Primavera P6 EPPM, Primavera Analytics, BI Publisher, Microsoft Office and E-Business Suite, to name but a few.
Example Uses of Primavera Unifier
Unifier can provide a central Cost Sheet template that can be customized to your organization. Areas covered include budget, commitment, spend, variance, and forecast management. You also can generate cash flow curve generation for projects, contracts, line items, and cost codes as well as summary cashflow forecasts. There is support for transaction currencies, project currencies and future exchange rate estimates.
Users can records variances in spend and all cost control features can be produced in a graphical format. Cost codes can be mapped to activities in Primavera P6.
Unifier allows users to develop cash flow models through different scenarios which can gain approval for the whole portfolio base. Whether you are planning a multi-year, financial plan over 5 years or 10 years, Unifier will help you to quantify debt and produce affordable goals.
Real Estate Management
Unifier will track and manage all real Estate whether it is planned, leased or owned.
Unifier will help with Capital Project Management. Whether this is maintenance leases or organizational space, Unifier captures documentation of portfolio assets. It can also help manage relationships with contractors and vendors.
Project Delivery Management
Unifier will help with communication about project storage of documents. Project bids, project tasks, and action plans, from planning and managing to project execution can be used globally for project programs and portfolios. This business process and workflow is capable and adaptable and allows for multiple storage of forms, as well as due dates and schedule sheets.
Portfolio Management project requests can be received and processed from the whole organisation. Information can be stored in a grid format for ease of use, helping with the usual large volumes of data that portfolios attract. Portfolios can be untied to become individual projects if desired.
What is AutoVue?
Oracle’s Primavera Unifier has integration with Oracle’s AutoVue which allows users to make their notes or comments by annotating and marking up documents without altering the original documents. Users can then collaborate with other members by sharing their notes portraying any concerns they may have.
The mobile app is designed for task management. It can capture progress, record issues, etc. whilst working on-site, regardless of whether there is a mobile connection or not.
Oracle’s Primavera Unifier is relatively simple to deploy and use once you understand your information structure, required forms and workflow to name just a few. Once it is configured, and being role based, users quickly become familiar with their part of the project. Primavera Unifier also offers the capability to separate a project from a portfolio if required, enabling the user to work on it independently and then re-assign it to the portfolio at a later date.
AutoVue is useful, offering users the option to collaborate with members of the project team, annotate documents without altering the original documentation and view comments. Stakeholders find AutoVue useful as they can mark up the documents that they require and print them off for meetings.
Primavera Unifier offers visibility across all project information that allow users to make fast accurate decisions based on real-time information. The mobile app can help to record and create new tasks whilst on-site with or without an internet connection.