New Features in Primavera P6 EPPM 18

What's New New Features in Primavera P6 EPPM 18

Features introduced in 18.2

Import tasks from the Oracle Prime Projects Tasks app for lean scheduling in P6. Tasks are displayed as steps assigned to activities in integrated projects. Add columns to Activities views and the Steps detail window to see task information from Prime, including start and completion dates. Add columns to highlight activities with tasks outside the activity dates; activities that are completed but have incomplete tasks; and activities that are not completed where all the assigned tasks are completed.

P6 18 continues the process of removing Java-based applets from the application in exchange for pages written in HTML5. The HTML-based pages load faster and do not require additional plug-ins. In some cases, the HTML-based pages offer the same or very similar functionality, while other pages have been redesigned. Common elements of new HTML pages are documented below, using the Activities page as an example.

Key Changes
Create multiple user views on the EPS, Activities, Resource Assignment, and Project Assignment pages. For example, create multiple user views for departments who need access to consistent views of information. Only the creator can edit the view and only those assigned can display it. Cut/copy existing User views to the Multiple Users category to allow other users to access them, or cut/copy existing Global views to Multiple Users to restrict access or prevent the views from being modified.

Other Enhancements
Performance Percent Complete Field Based On Labor Units. The Performance % Complete - Labor Units field shows the percentage earned value of the budget at completion as calculated from labor units.
Import and Export Location with Projects. When you import and export Projects using the Primavera XML format, location data is included in and retrieved from the XML file.
Performance Enhancements. P6 Web Services ReadActivities operation is faster in customizing the Activities Page view when the open project contains a large number of activities.

List of Features Added Since P6 17.12

Product
Feature
First Release for Feature
P6 EPPM P6 EPPM Web Services Enhancements.
For a comprehensive list of changes to the P6 EPPM Web Services, refer to What's New In P6 EPPM Web Services and Interface Change Details in P6 EPPM Web Services Programming Guide.
18.1
P6 Professional Primavera Cache Service Improves Performance Of Cloud Connect.
Customers using Primavera Cloud Connect can experience improved performance. The Primavera Cache Service allows most changes to be made in a local embedded database then synchronized in the background with the Cloud Connect.
18.1
P6 EPPM Choose Whether to Update Actual and Budgeted Units and Costs When Updating Baselines with New Assignments.
The Activity Data tab of the Update Baseline dialog box allows you to choose whether to update actual or budgeted units and costs when adding new resource and role assignments to the baseline. You can still choose to update actual and budgeted units and costs when updating existing resource and role assignments in the baseline.
18.1
P6 Professional Choose Whether to Update Actual and Budgeted Units and Costs When Updating Baselines with New Assignments.
The Activity Data tab of the Update Baseline dialog box allows you to choose whether to update actual or budgeted units and costs when adding new resource and role assignments to the baseline. You can still choose to update actual and budgeted units and costs when updating existing resource and role assignments in the baseline.
18.1
P6 EPPM Continued Improvements in Standard Views and HTML Pages.
You can cut- and copy-and-paste multiple WBS elements at the same time. Select multiple WBS elements using Ctrl+click or Shift+click. If copying multiple WBS elements will take a while, the process continues in the background so that you can continue working.
You can export classic and standard views from the EPS and assignments pages to a file and import classic and standard views as new standard views. This allows you to import your existing classic views as standard views. You cannot import to classic views.
You can apply the Progress Spotlight in the Gantt format of the Standard View. The Progress Spotlight is saved with the view and you can quickly and easily show or hide the Progress Spotlight, data date line, relationship lines, and grid lines from the Gantt Settings menu icon.
18.1
P6 EPPM Applets Deprecated.
Applets are supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release.
18.1
P6 Professional 32 bit Operating Systems Deprecated.
32 bit operating systems are supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release. Oracle recommends using 64 bit operating systems.
18.1
P6 EPPM Prime Lean Task Integration With P6 EPPM.
Import tasks from the Oracle Primavera Prime Projects Tasks app to P6 to integrate your lean scheduling process with P6. Tasks are visible in Standard Views as steps assigned to activities in integrated projects. You can add columns to your Activities views and steps detail window to see information from Oracle Primavera Prime Projects about the tasks, including the start and completion dates. You can also add columns to the Activities view to highlight activities with tasks outside the activity dates, activities which are completed but have incomplete tasks, and activities which are not completed where all the assigned tasks are completed.
18.2
P6 EPPM Continued Improvements in Standard Views and HTML Pages.
You can create Multiple User views in the Standard View of the EPS, Activities, Resource Assignment, and Project Assignment pages. A multiple user view can be seen and used only by the users assigned to the view and can be edited only by the creator of the view. Create multiple user views for groups or departments who need access to consistent views of information. Cut or copy existing User views to the Multiple Users category to allow other users to access them, or cut or copy existing Global views to the Multiple Users category to restrict access or prevent the views from being modified.
18.2
P6 EPPM Performance Percent Complete Field Based On Labor Units.
The Performance % Complete - Labor Units field shows the percentage earned value of the budget at completion as calculated from labor units.
18.2
P6 EPPM Import and Export Location with Projects.
When you import and export Projects using the Primavera XML format, location data is included in and retrieved from the XML file.
18.2
P6 EPPM Performance Enhancements.
The following performance enhancements improve the efficiency and speed of P6: P6 Web Services ReadActivities operation is faster in customizing the Activities Page view when the open project contains a large number of activities.
18.2
P6 EPPM P6 EPPM Web Services Enhancements.
For a comprehensive list of changes to the P6 EPPM Web Services, refer to What's New In P6 EPPM Web Services and Interface Change Details in P6 EPPM Web Services Programming Guide.
18.2
P6 Professional Cloud Service Updates and Enhancements.
P6 Professional has been updated to enhance your Cloud Service experience.
18.2
P6 EPPM Interactive Gantt in the Standard View of the Activities Page and the Capacity Planning Page.
You can change the duration, start, or finish dates of activities directly in the Gantt in the Standard View of the Activities Page. Drag the beginning or end of an activity bar to change the duration or drag the whole activity bar to apply a 'start on or after' constraint. You can drag multiple activities to change the start and finish dates. Add new activities, and link or unlink activities from the right click menu in the Gantt. Assign relationships by dragging in the Gantt and modify or delete relationships by right clicking on the relationship line.
In the Capacity Planning page, you can change the forecast dates of a project by dragging the forecast bar to a new position in the Gantt.
18.3
P6 EPPM Performance Enhancements.
The following performance enhancements improve the efficiency and speed of P6: Loading the Activities, EPS, Resource Assignment, Resources, Roles, and User Access pages when multiple user defined fields are included in the review.
18.3
P6 EPPM P6 EPPM Web Services Enhancements.
For a comprehensive list of changes to the P6 EPPM Web Services, refer to  What's New In P6 EPPM Web Services and Interface Change Details in P6 EPPM Web Services Programming Guide.
18.3
P6 EPPM Primavera Data Access Cloud Service Guide.
The Data Access Cloud Service (DACS) allows direct read-only SQL access to your cloud-based P6 EPPM, Unifier Project Controls, and Unifier Facilities and Real Estate Management transactional data.  The Data Access Cloud Service Guide is available in the P6 User and Integration library.
18.3
P6 Professional Cloud Service Updates and Enhancements.
P6 Professional has been updated to enhance your Cloud Service experience.
18.3

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