What’s New In Primavera P6 16.1

Discover the Latest Release of Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

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Differences between 15.2 -> 16.1

Product
Feature
First Release for Feature
P6 Professional Copy Project Runs as a Scheduled Job.
The Copy Project process runs in the background as a scheduled job, freeing you to continue working in P6 Professional while the project is copying. Once the new copy of the project has been created, you receive a notification. This functionality is not available if P6 Professional is installed Standalone.
15.2
P6 Professional Add Baseline Runs as a Scheduled Job.
The Add Baseline process runs in the background as a scheduled job, freeing you to continue working in P6 Professional while the baseline is being created. Once the new baseline is available, you receive a notification. This functionality is not available if P6 Professional is installed Standalone.
15.2
P6 Professional Add Reflection Runs as a Scheduled Job.
The Add Reflection process runs in the background as a scheduled job, freeing you to continue working in P6 Professional while the Reflection is being created. Once the new Reflection is available, you receive a notification. This functionality is not available if P6 Professional is installed Standalone.
15.2
P6 EPPM Basic View on the Activity Page.
For more efficient work in the Activity page in P6, you can use the Basic View, which allows you to perform basic actions quickly and easily. The basic view uses html rather than java applets. Add and delete activities and WBS elements, view all activities in a grid and customize the columns you want to see. View a Gantt with a customizable timeline. View details of the activities and their relationships in a dock which includes the following detail windows: General, Status, Assignments, Predecessors, and Successors. When you need to perform more complex tasks, you can switch to Classic View.
15.2
P6 EPPM HTML Based Open Project Dialog.
The Open Project dialog box is html-based, allowing you to open projects more quickly.
15.2
P6 EPPM Enhanced Filter Criteria For Codes.
You can filter EPS and Assignment and Classic Activity View pages by project, activity and resource codes with filters using Is Under, Contains and Does Not Contain.
15.2
P6 EPPM Filter on Rolling Dates.
You can filter on rolling dates in the EPS, Activities, and Assignments pages in P6 EPPM. Create filters comparing a date field to Project Early Start, Latest Project Finish, Earliest Data Date, Current Date, Current Week, and Current Month plus or minus a time period. You can also create filters specifying that a date should be within range of two of those date types plus or minus a time period.
15.2
P6 EPPM Support for MS Project 2013.
You can share P6 EPPM projects with users of Microsoft Project 2013 by importing and exporting projects using the MSP 2013 XML import and export options in P6 Professional.
15.2
P6 EPPM Scheduled Import and Export.
You can create job services to schedule the import and export of projects to and from P6 EPPM. If you need to import and export on a regular basis, for example to share your schedule with another organization, you can create scheduled jobs to manage that process automatically.
15.2
P6 EPPM Asynchronous Import and Export.
When you export to or import from Primavera XML, Microsoft Project XML and UN/CEFACT XML, you do not need to wait for the process to complete before you continue working. These processes are handled in the background and you will receive notification when the process has completed. The View Service Status dialog box shows the progress of the import or export.
15.2
P6 EPPM Web Services and API Features have been added for P6 EPPM.
P6 EPPM Web Service and API support features such as Check Schedule, Read Baseline Project Spread, Assign Project as Baseline, Set Privilege, Get Privileges, Get Primary Baseline Project, and Set Primary Baseline Project. These features relate to the health and progress of projects as well as user permissions and privileges.
15.2
P6 EPPM Check Schedule Reports Can be Generated Through Web Service.
The Check Schedule job can be created through the P6 EPPM application or web service. For Check Schedule jobs created in the application, you can create a report once the job completes. The report is generated as an XML file. Check Schedule jobs can also be viewed or created in web service. You can review the report by using the View Log option in the View status dialog on the Activities page, or you can use the ReadJobLog method with the JobService web service. You can obtain a copy of the log in XML format from the server. XML logs are stored in the CheckScheduleLogs folder in the P6 EPPM installed location. For example, C:\P6Install\EPPM151\p6\CheckScheduleLogs. The XML log file name will be ScheduleCheckLog_.xml.
15.2
P6 EPPM Go Straight to the View Service Status Dialog from Notifications.
When a notification for a project service job appears, you can click the link in the notification to go directly to the View Service Status dialog box.
15.2
P6 EPPM View Resource Usage When Assigning Resources to Activities.
You can easily see whether a resource has availability to work when assigning resources to activities. In the Select Resource dialog box, select the View Usage option to view the Resource Usage Spreadsheet or Histogram for the selected resource.
15.2
P6 EPPM Improved Sample Reports for Auditing.
The sample reports for the auditing feature have been improved to provide clearer information about the data collected during the process of database table auditing.
15.2
P6 EPPM Quickly Publish Baselines for Reporting.
Adding and updating baselines can mean that the data published for reports does not include the additional or modified baseline data. Send the baseline data to be published for reporting as soon as possible in the Define Baselines dialog box.
15.2
P6 EPPM Database Rollback is Available to Users Upgrading the P6 EPPM Database from Earlier Versions.
When you are upgrading P6 EPPM from an earlier version, you can revert to a previous version of the database if you reach a failure point or receive an error during the upgrade. You can also cancel the database update process while it is in progress and revert to an earlier, working version of the software. The Database Rollback feature reduces the risk of attempting to upgrade and receiving an unfixable, critical failure that renders software and data unusable. You can roll back changes which create new tables, columns, views, synonyms, and grants on objects. You can also roll back changes to the Prefer table. You cannot revert changes to source code, including old stored procedures that have been dropped or modified during upgrade and old triggers if dropped or modified during upgrade. You also cannot roll back auxiliary SQL code which refers to old table data that has been deleted or modified during upgrade.
15.2
P6 EPPM Close All Open Projects From the Right Click Menu.
In the EPS View, the Close All item appears on the Actions menu and also the right click menu.
15.2
P6 EPPM Save More Details With Views.
When you change the width of a column in a detail window in the Classic View of the Activities page, or the EPS page, those changes are saved when you save the view. Saving a view will also save the state of the detail windows in the view; collapsed, expanded, or floating.
15.2
P6 EPPM Never Lose Your Place When Sorting A View.
When you sort your view in the Classic View of the Activities page or the EPS page, the item you had selected stays selected.
15.2
P6 EPPM Assign Yourself to an Existing Task in Team Member and P6 for Android and iOS.
Team Member Web, P6 for Android, and P6 for iOS allow you to assign yourself to existing tasks with the Assign Tasks feature. On the Review Status Updates page, Project Managers can see the task assignment.
15.2
P6 EPPM Improvements to Timesheets in P6 for Android and P6 for iOS.
You can configure P6 for Android and P6 for iOS to remind you when you need to complete a timesheet. Set the reminder to appear up to 3 days before or after a timesheet is due and open the Timesheet from the reminder. You can also see which timesheets need your attention in P6 for Android and P6 for iOS. The timesheet for the current period is marked in blue. Timesheets which have been rejected by a timesheet approver or which are due before today but have not been submitted will be marked in red. Rejected timesheets will continue to be marked in red until you resubmit them. You can see the date and time when you last submitted a timesheet in the timesheets page.
15.2
P6 EPPM Choose to Display the Project ID Along With The Project Name in P6 for Android and P6 for iOS.
The Display Project ID setting allows you to specify whether you want to see the Project ID along with the Project Name on the My Tasks an Timesheets pages.
15.2
P6 EPPM Filter by Project, and WBS in Team Member Web, P6 for Android, and P6 for iOS and by Location in P6 for Android and P6 for iOS
In Team Member Web, P6 for Android, and P6 for iOS, you can filter the My Tasks page by Project to focus on the tasks which are most important to you today. You can then also filter by WBS to narrow your focus further. In the mobile apps (P6 for Android and P6 for iOS), you can filter tasks by their assigned Location. The Near Me filter allows you to filter tasks to those within a specific radius of your current location. The Near Me filter requires GPS and Location Services to be switched on.
15.2
P6 EPPM SAML 2.0 Enhancement
SAML, or Standard Assertion Markup Language, is an XML based protocol that uses security tokens to exchange authentication and authorization information between identity providers and service providers to enable cross-domain single sign-on. SAML support for authentication through WebSSO is available to P6 EPPM, Team Member Web, Web Services and Integration API (http only).
15.2
P6 EPPM Search For and Replace Data Globally.
On the Actions menu in the EPS view select Global Search & Replace to define up to 5 search criteria and up to 5 data items to replace on a global basis. Review the proposed changes and edit them before applying them.
15.2
P6 EPPM Offline Mode in P6 for iOS is Automatic.
There is no need to go offline manually. P6 for iOS caches data automatically if you lose internet connectivity and uploads the data automatically when your internet connectivity is reconnected.
15.2
P6 EPPM Demo Mode in P6 for iOS.
Accessible from the Login screen without a username or password, Demo Mode for P6 for iOS allows you to access the application with a set of sample data.
15.2
P6 EPPM Crop and Annotate Images Before Assigning Them to Tasks in P6 for iOS.
When you assign an image to a task in P6 for iOS, you can crop the image and annotate the image with freehand drawings or typed text prior to uploading the image. To attach a photo, you must be connected to a P6 server which has a content repository configured.
15.2
P6 EPPM See Your Tasks on your Calendar in P6 for iOS.
You can subscribe to the P6 ICS calendar from the P6 for iOS application. Once subscribed, your iOS calendar will show all your tasks, or only those tasks for the subscribed projects, in the calendar on your iOS device.
15.2
P6 EPPM View and Navigate to the Location of a Task from P6 for iOS.
If you have locations assigned to tasks and location services enabled on your iOS device, you can open a map showing the location assigned to a task. You can also use your iOS device to navigate from your current location to the location assigned to a task.
15.2
P6 EPPM Windows 10 Support.
Windows 10 is supported for Team Member Web.
15.2
P6 EPPM Microsoft Edge Browser Support.
Microsoft Edge is supported for Team Member Web.
15.2
P6 EPPM WebSphere Deprecated.
WebSphere is supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release. Oracle recommends using WebLogic.
15.2
P6 EPPM P6 Integration API Deprecated.
P6 Integration API is supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release. Oracle recommends using P6 EPPM Web Services for integrations.
15.2
P6 Professional Asynchronous Import and Export.
When you export to or import from Primavera XML, Microsoft Project XML and UN/CEFACT XML, you do not need to wait for the process to complete before you continue working if you are working in P6 Professional connected to an EPPM database. These processes are handled in the background and you will receive notification when the process has completed. The View Service Status dialog box shows the progress of the import or export.
15.2
P6 Professional P6 Professional can be Installed in 32-bit or 64-bit.
64-bit P6 Professional is available for users with a 64-bit operating system. If you are running a 64-bit operating system, you will have a choice to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the software. Users with 32-bit operating systems must install 32-bit P6 Professional. Different features are available for each version.
15.2
P6 Professional Job Services is Available for 64-bit P6 Professional.
If you install have a 64-bit operating system and install 64-bit P6 Professional, you can install the Job Service. Job Service enables you to automate certain functions and run them in the background, such as applying actuals, running a batch report, exporting projects, scheduling projects, and summarizing projects. Job Service cannot be installed on 32-bit instances of P6 Professional, including 32-bit installations on 64-bit machines.
15.2
P6 Professional SAML 2.0 Enhancement
SAML, or Standard Assertion Markup Language, is an XML based protocol that uses security tokens to exchange authentication and authorization information between identity providers and service providers to enable cross-domain single sign-on. SAML support for authentication through WebSSO is available to Cloud Connect, Visualizer, P6 Professional, and Integration API (http only).
15.2
P6 Professional Continue to Work While a Project Copies in the Background.
When you are using P6 Professional connected to a P6 EPPM database and choose to copy single project, group of projects or EPS node, you can continue to work in the application while the project is copied. P6 copies the projects or EPS nodes in the background and you will receive notification when the process has completed. To see the progress of the job, choose Tools, Job Status.
15.2
P6 Professional Scheduled XML Import and Export.
You can create job services to schedule the import and export of projects to and from P6 Professional in XML format when connected to an EPPM database. If you need to import and export on a regular basis, for example to share your schedule with another organization, you can create scheduled jobs to manage that process automatically.
15.2
P6 Professional Enhanced Filter Criteria For Codes.
You can filter the EPS, Activities, and Assignments views in P6 Professional and views in Visualizer by project, activity and resource codes with filters using Is Under, Contains and Does Not Contain.
15.2
P6 Professional Startup Performance Improvements for the Resource Histogram and Spreadsheet.
When you select one or more resources in the Resource Histogram or Spreadsheet and then close P6, those selections with be used the next time you start the application to minimize the amount of data required by the application on startup. This means that P6 can start more quickly.
15.2
P6 Professional Support for MS Project 2013.
You can share P6 Professional projects with users of Microsoft Project 2013 by importing and exporting projects using the MSP 2013 XML import and export options.
15.2
P6 EPPM Schedulling in the Basic View of the Activities Page.
New in 15 R2 SP1: You can schedule projects in the Basic View of the Activities page.
15.2
P6 EPPM Create Custom URLs to Access Pages Directly.
New in 15 R2 SP1: You can create a custom URL to allow users to access specific pages in the application directly. The URL can specify which page to open, whether to open the page in Basic or Classic view, which projects you want to have open and whether you want to see the page navigation area. See the Application Administrator's Guide for more information.
15.2
P6 Professional Software Development Kit (SDK) Deprecated.
The P6 Professional SDK is supported for this release, but is intended to be used only as a legacy technology for customers who already implemented integrations with it. The SDK has not been enhanced for multiple releases, and might not be available in a future release. Oracle recommends using the Integration API instead.
15.2
P6 EPPM Basic View on the Assignments Page.
For more efficient work in the Assignments page in P6, you can use the Basic View, which allows you to perform the most common actions quickly and easily. The basic view uses HTML rather than java applets. When you need to perform more complex tasks, you can switch to Classic View.
Basic View on the Assignments Page.
For more efficient work in the Assignments page in P6, you can use the Basic View, which allows you to perform the most common actions quickly and easily. The basic view uses HTML rather than java applets. When you need to perform more complex tasks, you can switch to Classic View.
16.1
P6 EPPM Configure Events in Application Settings.
The P6 EPPM Event Notification system can be configured from the Application Settings page in P6 EPPM.
16.1
P6 EPPM Configure P6 For Android or iOS With a QR Code in TeamMember.
Typing a URL on a mobile device can be time consuming and prone to error. Users can now configure the P6 URL on their Android or iOS device by scanning a QR code in TeamMember Web before logging in with their username and password.
16.1
P6 EPPM Crop and Annotate Images Before Assigning Them to Tasks in P6 for Android.
When you assign an image to a task in P6 for Android, you can crop the image and annotate the image with freehand drawings or typed text prior to uploading the image. To attach a photo, you must be connected to a P6 server which has a content repository configured.
16.1
P6 EPPM Documentation Library Improvements.
The documentation library is improved to make it consistent with other Primavera documentation libraries for this release. Improvements include the general appearance of the library, the categorization of documents, the formats (HTML and PDF) available for documents, and documentation titling. These changes make it easier for Primavera product users to navigate related Primavera product libraries.
16.1
P6 EPPM Enhancements to Global Search and Replace.
Global Search and Replace templates can be saved as Global or User templates. Existing (User) templates can be made Global. You can cut templates in the Global Search and Replace dialog box to move them between groups. Search criteria can be nested and Resource Assignments are available as a subject area for searching.
16.1
P6 EPPM Enhancements to Migration Tool.
Functionality has been added to the Migration Tool that enables you to migrate the P6 database schema from P6 EPPM to P6 Professional and from P6 Professional to P6 EPPM.
16.1
P6 EPPM Functionality Added to the Activity Page.
The Basic View of the Activity Page has been renamed the Standard View. The functionality of the view has been enhanced to allow you to:
- Customize your view in the Standard View of the Activity Page to specify the columns you would like to show, and specify how to group, sort and filter your data. You can also configure bars and the Gantt chart.
- Display WBS fields as columns in the activity grid and edit that data, and configure WBS information and earned Value settings for WBS.
- Schedule projects, maintain baselines, participate in discussions, and attach documents to tasks in the Standard View of the Activity Page.
- Access information about earned value, codes, expense, risks, and steps.
For full information on the functionality of the Standard View in the Activities Page, refer to the P6 Help.
16.1
P6 EPPM HTML View on the EPS Page.
For more efficient work in the EPS page in P6, you can use the Standard View, which allows you to perform the most common actions quickly and easily. The standard view uses HTML rather than java applets. When you need to perform more complex tasks, you can switch to Classic View.
16.1
P6 EPPM Importing and Exporting P3 projects is no longer supported.
The ability to import and export P3 projects directly with P6 has been removed from P6 Professional. Also, the P3 to P6 Migration Guide has been removed from the library.
16.1
P6 EPPM Improved Copying of Activity Data when Copying Projects.
When you copy a project, there are more options available for the activity level data which will be copied.
16.1
P6 EPPM Improved Help Style in P6 for iOS.
Larger links are easier to tap so you can navigate around the help more efficiently.
16.1
P6 EPPM Improved Visibility And Access to Dates For Team Members.
In TeamMember web, you can view planned units in My Tasks and Timesheets. You can edit the Start Date, Finish Date, and Expected Finish date for a task in Timesheets. Expected finish dates cannot be in the past.
In P6 for Android and P6 for iOS, you can view planned units in the Task List and Timesheets. Expected finish dates cannot be in the past.
16.1
P6 EPPM Improved WBS Filtering In The Activity Page.
When you are filtering on WBS in the Activity Page, you can filter on WBS names or IDs on the basis of their names containing or not containing certain words or characters, using the Contains and Does not contain filter constraints.
16.1
P6 EPPM Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) for P6 EPPM Web Services Authentication.
Use OWSM to implement message protection and encryption for P6 EPPM Web Services.
16.1
P6 EPPM P6 EPPM Web Services Enhancements.
For a comprehensive list of changes to the P6 Integration API, refer to What's New in P6 Integration API and Interface Changes in P6 Integration API in the P6 and P6 Professional Integration API Reference Guide.
16.1
P6 EPPM P6 for Android and P6 for iOS have been redesigned.
The P6 applications for Android and iOS devices have a new look and feel. Both application have a logout feature for improved security.
16.1
P6 EPPM P6 for iOS improvements.
When you lose network access, P6 for iOS handles your online/offline state seamlessly. P6 warns when you go offline and the changes you make are be stored locally then automatically synchronised with the server when you are reconnected to a network. You can view and delete the changes which are pending while you are offline.
P6 for iOS can be used in split screen mode on iOS 9 to facilitate multi-tasking.
16.1
P6 EPPM P6 for iOS server requirement.
P6 for iOS requires Team Member server version 8.2 or later.
16.1
P6 EPPM P6 Integration API Enhancements.
For a comprehensive list of changes to P6 EPPM Web Services, refer to What's New in P6 EPPM Web Services in the P6 EPPM Web Services Programming Guide.
16.1
P6 EPPM Receive an Email When a Publication Service Fails.
An option in the Services page of Application Settings allows you to sign up for notifications when PX services fail.
16.1
P6 EPPM Show Relationship Type and Relationship Lag for Predecessors and Successors in the Activity View.
Get a clearer insight into the schedule by showing the Predecessor Details and Successor Details columns in the Activity View. The Predecessor Details and Successor Details columns show the ID of predecessor or successor activities, with the relationship type and any lag applicable to the relationship.
16.1
P6 EPPM Sort Tasks in Your Timesheet in TeamMember.
Sort items in your timesheet by Task ID, Task Name, Project ID, Project Name, Start Date, Finish Date, or WBS.
16.1
P6 EPPM Spread Team Usage By Days.
The Team Usage page in P6 can show spread data at day level.
16.1
P6 EPPM Unifier Import/Export Data Map Guide for Schedule Sheet Integration.
The Unifier Data Map Guide for Schedule Sheet integration provides information on the data which is transferred when you integrate P6 and Unifier with Schedule Sheets. This guide does not apply to Summary Sheet integration, which is achieved using the Primavera Gateway.
16.1
P6 EPPM View Primary Resource in the My Tasks Pane of TeamMember.
If you are the owner of a task which has a primary resource, you can see the ID and name of the primary resource in the My Tasks pane.
16.1
P6 EPPM WebSphere Not Supported.
WebSphere is no longer a supported application server. Oracle recommends using WebLogic.
16.1
P6 Professional Unifier Import/Export Data Map Guide for Schedule Sheet Integration.
The Unifier Data Map Guide for Schedule Sheet integration provides information on the data which is transferred when you integrate P6 and Unifier with Schedule Sheets. This guide does not apply to Summary Sheet integration, which is achieved using the Primavera Gateway.
16.1
P6 Professional .NET Application to Configure ClickOnce.
You can configure ClickOnce with a .NET application. This application replaces the batch files, ConfigureClickOnce.bat and ConfigureClickOnceEPPM.bat.
16.1
P6 Professional DBConfig Options for Cloud Connect.
Options for Cloud Connect have been added to DBConfig to enable use of SAML authentication and to enable client-side caching.
16.1
P6 Professional Documentation Library Improvements.
The documentation library is improved to make it consistent with other Primavera documentation libraries for this release. Improvements include the general appearance of the library, the categorization of documents, the formats (HTML and PDF) available for documents, and documentation titling. These changes make it easier for Primavera product users to navigate related Primavera product libraries.
16.1
P6 Professional Enhanced Logging and Debugging.
You can optionally enable detailed logging to troubleshoot cloud environments.
16.1
P6 Professional Importing and Exporting P3 and Microsoft Project MSP file types is no longer supported.
The ability to import and export these file types to and from P6 Professional has been removed. Oracle recommends using Microsoft Project MPX or XML files instead. Also, the P3 to P6 Professional Migration Guide has been removed from the library.
16.1
P6 Professional Improved Installer.
Installing the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) is optional.
The installer includes more Repair and Remove options
The Standalone Database Upgrade Tool has been removed from the installer. It is now included as a separate utility.
16.1
P6 Professional Java Not Required.
Java is no longer required for P6 Professional connecting to an EPPM database.
16.1
P6 Professional Local Installations of Help are Provided on OTN.
Help links default to the online help locations so that users see the most up-to-date version of help available. The help file for local install is not included on the media pack. If you need to install help locally download the most up-to-date version from OTN.
16.1
P6 Professional Schedule Comparison in Visualizer.
The Claim Digger tool has been renamed Schedule Comparison and is available in Visualizer. Schedule Comparison works for all database types; EPPM, PPM, Standalone. In addition to the functionality that Claim Digger offered, Schedule Comparison can compare expected finish dates, relationships, and user defined fields.
16.1
P6 Professional Show Relationship Type and Relationship Lag for Predecessors and Successors on the Activity Page.
Get a clearer insight into the schedule by showing the Predecessor Details and Successor Details columns on the Activity Page. The Predecessor Details and Successor Details columns show the ID of predecessor or successor activities, with the relationship type and any lag applicable to the relationship.
16.1
P6 Professional Standalone Database Upgrade Tool.
The Standalone Database Upgrade Tool has been removed from the installer. It is now included as a separate utility.
16.1
P6 Professional Microsoft SQL Server Deprecated.
Microsoft SQL Server is supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release. Oracle recommends using the Oracle database server.
16.1
P6 EPPM Microsoft SQL Server Deprecated.
Microsoft SQL Server is supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release. Oracle recommends using the Oracle database server.
16.1
P6 EPPM The SharePoint connector is deprecated.
The SharePoint connector is supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release.
16.1
P6 EPPM Enterprise Manager for Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM Plugin Deprecated.
The Enterprise Manager for Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM Plugin is supported in this release, but might not be supported in a future release.
16.1
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