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Which P6 Professional, P6 EPPM, or P6 Team Member Web is right for you?

Are you a struggling Primavera Administrator, IT Applications Owner or Planning Manager wondering whether a Cloud or On-Premise P6 solution is right for you, and then what release? You can also use our comparison tool to put in your current release (from v6.21 to v22.12) and then compare it against the potential Target release and you get a report on the delta functionality.

By way of background since 2019 Oracle Cloud users’ software get updated monthly however for on-premises users Primavera P6 Professional and Primavera P6 EPPM get a single update in December (xx.12).

And so, new versions of Primavera P6 on-premise are released in December each year. And so, companies using Primavera P6 EPPM (or P6 Professional) on premises can now upgrade to version 22.12. This annual release is a culmination of monthly updates that Oracle Cloud users have enjoyed throughout the year.

Use our comparison tool to understand what is new in the current release of P6 Professional, P6 EPPM, or P6 Team Member.

What’s New in Primavera EPPM Version 22

Here is a list of significant changes Oracle Primavera made recently for their 22.12 EPPM version.

  • Run Project Scheduled Services Against a Group of Projects According to Their EPS Node or Portfolio
  • Import Primavera XER Files To P6
  • Further Enhancements to Exporting Projects in US Department of Energy’s CPP Format
  • BI Publisher Configuration Settings Available in P6 Application Settings
  • Oracle Guided Learning Application ID Available in P6 Application Settings

Run the ‘Cumulative Features‘ overview comparison tool which allows you to compare and review changes from your Current release and then compare it against a potential Target release (up to v22.12). This allows you to then decide which progressive release is ‘right’ for you as some users on a day-to-day basis may not use the more recent features.

Run the “22.12 Cumulative Features Overview (CFO)”

What’s new in P6 EPPM 22 HTML
New! Rest API documentation HTML
End User Guide PDF
Web Services Programming Guide PDF
Web Services Reference Guide PDF
Application Administration Guide PDF

What’s New in Primavera Cloud Version 22: Features by Release

As Oracle Cloud users enjoy monthly updates throughout the year, as opposed to a single annual update with on-premise licenses, we have stepped through each P6 Cloud releases to explain the enhancements throughout the year.

22.12 Features

Feature AreaDescription
AdministrationExport Projects in IPMDAR Format From PPM and SQLite Databases
You can export projects and their associated activities and resource assignments in IPMDAR format from P6 Professional when connected to a PPM or SQLite database.
ScheduleCopy and Paste a Range of Cells in Spreadsheets
You can copy the values in a range of cells from one row of a spreadsheet and paste the values in those cells elsewhere in the same row or in another row. To copy a range of cells, use the context sensitive right-click menu or use the shortcuts Shift+Ctrl+C (Copy Range) and Shift+Ctrl+V (Paste Range). Only the values in the cells are copied and pasted, so it is possible to copy and paste between cells with different units of measure. When you paste a range of cells, the data is only pasted into editable cells.

22.11 Features

Feature AreaDescription
ResourcesSee Earned Value for Assignments in P6 Professional.
Earned value is calculated for assignments. On the Resources tab of Activity Details and the Planning tab of Resource Assignments Details you can view the following fields: Assignment % Complete, Budget at Completion Units, Budget at Completion, Estimate to Complete Units, Estimate to Complete, Earned Value Units, and Earned Value. These fields are also available as columns for Resource Assignment spread.
The calculations used for these fields take into account the Earned Value Technique in use for the WBS of the assignment’s activity, whether a resource curve is applied to the assignment, the calendars assigned to the resource or activity, and the percent complete type of the activity where relevant. The data is calculated live and is not stored in the database.
22.11
ResourcesView High Level Resource Planning Assignments Made in P6 in P6 Professional.
EPPM only: You can view planning resources assigned in P6 on the Planning tab of the WBS view in P6 Professional. This data is read-only in P6 Professional. You can choose whether to copy these planning resource assignments when you copy and paste a project and whether to import them with a project from an XML or XER file. When summarizing a project, you can decide whether to summarize based on High level resource planning or Detailed activity resource assignments. A new reporting subject area allows you to build reports of high level planning assignment data.
This data is separate and distinct from the high level resource planning data entered on the planning tab of the Resource Assignments Window of P6 Professional.

22.10 Features

Feature AreaDescription
N/ANo incremental release update

22.9 Features

Feature AreaDescription
ProjectsDetermine Whether to Copy Visualiser Layouts When Copying Projects.
A new copy project option allows you to decide whether or not to copy the Visualiser layouts saved to the project.
UsabilityUser Preference to Control OBS Assignments for Copied and Moved Projects.
A new User Preferences option on the Assistance tab allows you to determine how OBS assignments are handled when copying or moving projects between EPS nodes with different Responsible Managers. You can select either to retain the responsible managers that were assigned to the moved, copied, or cut data or assign the OBS node of the new parent node to be the responsible manager for all moved or pasted data.

22.8 Features

Feature AreaDescription
IntegrationConfigure Advanced Tab Options for Importing Multiple Projects and Baselines.
EPPM Only: EPPM Only: When you import a Primavera XML file (or a zipped Primavera XML file) that contains multiple projects or multiple baselines, you can set options on the Advanced tab of the Import template. The advanced tab of the import template allows you to specify how to handle the import of codes, user defined fields, calendars, and resources in the import file.
PortfoliosView Projects Side-by-Side
In the Projects menu, select open an Additional Activities View to compare two projects side-by-side. You can open different layouts in each view, and the layouts are saved independently. You can filter, group, and sort the views separately. Each view can be configured differently for critical path and check schedule options, and auto-reorganization works independently in the two views. Both views can be docked and you can copy and paste or drag-and-drop activities between them. You can print either view simply by clicking on the view you want to print before clicking Print.
AdministrationUpgrade Secure Global Desktop Client for Primavera Virtual Desktop.
Secure Global Desktop release 5.6.567 is now available. The Secure Global Desktop client is required for Primavera Virtual Desktop. You must remove the previous version of Secure Global Desktop client and install the new version to continue working in Primavera Virtual Desktop. When you install the new version of Secure Global Desktop client, you must allow sharing of at least Files, Clipboard, and Printers when prompted.

22.7 Features

Feature AreaDescription
UsabilitySpecify How Finish Date Filters Define Their Timeframe.
A new option called Finish date filters use start of Current Date, Week, and Month has been introduced in the Date Filters section of the General page of Admin Settings. Since release 20.4, filters comparing any finish date to the current day, week, or month define the timeframe based on the end of the day, week, or month. You can select the new option to revert to the previous default behaviour which always defined the timeframe based on the beginning of the day, week, or month even when comparing against finish dates. This option benefits customers upgrading from a release earlier than 20.4 who require their existing filter definitions to work consistently after upgrade.
AdministrationAdvanced Installation Option to Restrict Cloud Users of P6 Professional Installing Standalone Databases.
EPPM Only: In the Drivers section of the Primavera P6 Professional (x64) install options, clear the option for P6 Professional Standalone (SQLite) Database to prevent users from installing local standalone versions of P6 Professional.
In the P6 Pro OCI Deployment Utility for deploying ClickOnce installations, clear the option for P6 Pro Standalone (SQLite) in the Supported Drivers section to prevent users from installing local standalone versions of P6 Professional.
When using JSON and XML, enclose a string tag containing the text SQLite inside UnsupportedDrivers tags to prevent users from installing local standalone versions of P6 Professional.
When installing from the command line, use the DeleteDriver value of the /action parameter to remove the database type specified by the /dbtype parameter. You can also use the /bootstrapFile parameter to modify the bootstrap file.

22.6 Features

Feature AreaDescription
UsabilitySpecify How Finish Date Filters Define Their Timeframe.
A new option called Finish date filters use start of Current Date, Week, and Month has been introduced in the Date Filters section of the General page of Admin Settings. Since release 20.4, filters comparing any finish date to the current day, week, or month define the timeframe based on the end of the day, week, or month. You can select the new option to revert to the previous default behaviour which always defined the timeframe based on the beginning of the day, week, or month even when comparing against finish dates. This option benefits customers upgrading from a release earlier than 20.4 who require their existing filter definitions to work consistently after upgrade.
AdministrationAdvanced Installation Option to Restrict Cloud Users of P6 Professional Installing Standalone Databases.
EPPM Only: In the Drivers section of the Primavera P6 Professional (x64) install options, clear the option for P6 Professional Standalone (SQLite) Database to prevent users from installing local standalone versions of P6 Professional.
In the P6 Pro OCI Deployment Utility for deploying ClickOnce installations, clear the option for P6 Pro Standalone (SQLite) in the Supported Drivers section to prevent users from installing local standalone versions of P6 Professional.
When using JSON and XML, enclose a string tag containing the text SQLite inside UnsupportedDrivers tags to prevent users from installing local standalone versions of P6 Professional.
When installing from the command line, use the DeleteDriver value of the /action parameter to remove the database type specified by the /dbtype parameter. You can also use the /bootstrapFile parameter to modify the bootstrap file.

22.5 Features

Feature AreaDescription
AdministrationCopy Database Aliases in Database Configuration.
On the login screen for P6 Professional, you can copy an existing database alias. When you copy an alias, all the connection information for the alias is copied to the new version of the alias. You can also delete database aliases.

22.4 Features

Feature AreaDescription
ScheduleCheck Schedule Report Available in P6 Professional.
The Check Schedule Report analyses the schedules of open projects allowing you assess project heath metrics. You can specify your own target percentages for each report parameter. The analyses look for:
– Missing relationships, relationship types, lags, and relationships to closed projects.
– Hard and soft constraints.
– Large durations and negative or large total float
– Invalid progress dates, late activities, and activities missing from the project baseline.
The Check Schedule toolbar allows you to filter the view to only those activities that fail specific tests of the Check Schedule Report.
22.4
AdministrationPrimavera.CacheService.exe Command Line Switch Change.
When you run Primavera.CacheService.exe from the command line, the switch required to generate a log file has changed from /logfile to /pmlogfile. Use the new switch /pmlogfile to generate a log file when you run a report batch, import projects, or export projects from the command line.

22.3 Features

Feature AreaDescription
ResourcesImprovements to Timesheets in P6 Team Member.
EPPM Only: You can edit the Uses Timesheet option for resources in P6 Professional.
22.3
IntegrationRe-enter Your Unifier Integration Password.
P6 Professional has changed its encryption method for passwords. If you have integrated Primavera Unifier with P6 Professional, you must re-enter your Primavera Unifier integration password to store it using the new encryption method. This is a one-time process.
To enter your Primavera Unifier integration password:
1. Log into P6 as a user with the Edit Application Settings privilege.
2. Select the Administration tab.
3. On the Administration navigation bar, select Application Settings.
4. In the Application Settings pane, select Integration & Allow Lists.
5. In the Unifier section, type your password in the Password field.
6. Click Save.

22.2 Features

Feature AreaDescription
AdministrationConfigure SMTP Port in P6 Professional User Preferences.
The Mail Configuration section of the E-Mail tab of User Preferences now allows you to specify the SMTP port, and whether to use SSL, TLS, or no security for authentication with the mail server.

22.1 Features

Feature AreaDescription
IntegrationGreater Control Over Importing Data.
PPM Only: You can specify whether and how to import resource calendars and responsible managers from a Primavera XML file. You can also specify whether and how import global activity codes and EPS level activity codes separately from each other
AdministrationAccess Information About New Features Directly From The Help Menu.
The What’s New option on the Help menu allows you to open the Cumulative Features Overview document and read about the latest updates to P6 Professional.

What’s New in P6 Team Member Web: Cumulative 22 Features by Release

DescriptionRelease
Improvements to Timesheets in P6 Team Member.
The following changes have been made to improve your experience working with timesheets in P6 Team Member:
– The Add Overhead Time option is not available if there are no overhead codes defined on the Enterprise Data page of P6.
– Users cannot access timesheets in P6 Team Member Web, P6 for Android, or P6 for iOS if the resource associated with their login does not have the Uses Timesheets option selected in P6.
– Overtime hours on timesheets are hidden if the resource does not have the Overtime Allowed option selected in P6.
– When you copy from a previous timesheet, you can choose to copy only the activities, or the activities and the associated hours.
22.3
Configure Notification Settings From P6.
You can configure the settings that allow team members to receive daily emails about timesheets and status updates and the settings to allow users to receive emails when issues are created or modified in the Application Settings page of P6. These settings were previously available in the P6 Administrator.
22.4
Grid View Introduced for P6 Team Member Web Timesheets Page.
You can choose to view the Timesheets page in P6 Team Member Web as a grid with a similar look and feel to P6. The Grid View includes all the same information as the card view, but allows access to more data columns and enhances your use of the Timesheets page with access to filters, grouping and sorting. You can also add and remove columns in the main grid and add and remove rows in the spreadsheet area. The detail panel of the grid view shows the discussions associated with the selected timesheet row.
You can switch between the Classic and Grid views of the timesheets page and the data you entered and filters you applied will be retained.
22.6

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