Primavera Reader- A great tool for every project execution team
Recently I came to know about a tool that can read Oracle Primavera schedules effectively with a visually appealing way, literally its user interface is beautiful than oracle Primavera.
In our company, Primavera P6 has been installed in our corporate office located in Bangalore, and its connection has been given to project sites to every planning engineer to update site progress.
Few access to modify baselines and calendar is declined for site planning engineers and their job is to just update the site progress every week.
But here there is a problem, not every planning engineer are good at using Primavera, some updates progress in a wrong way and reschedules the project. Such issues are normal in construction companies that have several projects handling at same time.
Once such issues are identified our PMO experts will visit the site or remote access site PC to fix the issue.
This is an frequent issue in our company and to fix this we found this tool called Primavera Reader and attended their demo and what I found this tool very helpful. I can now suggest my company to not purchase expensive Primavera licenses for every sites and instead let every site use Primavera reader so that they can read the schedules and update progress.
Best part of Primavera Reader is, an site planning engineer can update site progress in it, but they can’t make changes in Primavera P6. An review and approval is required to such updates before or make changes in Primavera schedule.
This is a wonderful feature and I loved it. Let me explain few of its wonderful options which I really liked
Users can create Groups, Filters and Sort by combining multiple fields such as WBS, Activity Codes, Primary Resource, UDFs and all the other fields. Thus having organized view based on each project specific
The Trace Logic view can be utilized for detailed analysis as it presents selected segments of the project schedule visually. This view is combined with the Activity View, so that when particular activity is selected in the Activity view, the same activity will be in the focus in the bottom Trace Logic view and it shows predecessor and successor activities
Progress Update feature will provide team members with the ability to send activity and assignment progress feedback to their responsible superiors
The baselines functionality enables comparison of up to four updated versions of a project schedule. Users can get a detailed graphical presentation of the aspects that have been changed from the original schedule in the Gantt preview
Filtering and auto-filtering options allows preview of project data in one or more columns according to the cell contents. Users can view and navigate the display of data of interest from the activities in the project schedule, particularly if it is a large schedule
View how the resources are spent over the predefined period in order to make resource allocation or units adjustments, if necessary
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