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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management

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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management

Overview of this book

In 2008 Oracle acquired Primavera Software, Inc., a leading provider of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions for project-intensive industries.Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) solution comprising role-specific functionality to satisfy each team member's needs, responsibilities, and skills. It provides a single solution for managing projects of any size, adapts to various levels of complexities within a project, and intelligently scales to meet the needs of various roles, functions, or skill levels in your organization and on your project team.Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management aims to show you all the features and functionality of the software thoroughly and clearly.With Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management, readers will master the core concepts of Primavera P6 and the new features associated with version 8.This book is divided into two sections, in the first section we learn the fundamental concepts behind managing projects which include organizing projects, adding activities and relationships, assigning roles and resources, scheduling a project, and much more. In the second section we cover portfolio management and how to make the best use of the web client that includes working with portfolios, portfolio analysis, portfolio capacity planning, ROI, tracking performance, and lots more.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Appendix A. Integrations

Oracle owns a wide variety of software products, many of which, such as Primavera, were created by independent companies and then acquired by Oracle. Yet it is strategically important to Oracle that these products work together. There are a number of approaches to unify these disparate systems. The core technology behind this unification is implementing a standards-based web-services API. This API series of interfaces allow virtually any software—from Java, to .NET, to Ruby, to Excel—to communicate with Oracle software using an HTTP client that passes SOAP messages.

On top of these interfaces, Oracle implements specific integrations between its products. These integrations may vary in their underlying architecture, but at a high level, Oracle has implemented a set of standard integrations between P6 and a number of its ERP systems. In this appendix we start with a general overview of integration, and then discuss the standard integrations between P6 and the following key Oracle products:

  • JD Edwards

  • PeopleSoft

  • Oracle E-Business Suite