What’s New in P6 EPPM 17.1

New Features in Primavera P6 EPPM 17

According to Oracle, at the moment, P6 EPPM and P6 Professional 17 are available only as cloud deployments.

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Product
Feature
First Release for Feature
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.
17.1
P6 EPPM Performance Enhancements.
Several performance enhancements improve the efficiency and speed of P6: hierarchical grouping is faster and more efficient on EPS, Activities, and Resource Assignment views; load times are reduced for EPS, Activities, and Resource Assignment views; the EPS page no longer automatically refreshes after copying or pasting a project or an EPS.
17.1
P6 EPPM Continued Improvements in Standard Views and HTML Pages.
Many pages have been converted to HTML5 in recent releases of P6, including the Enterprise Data page on the Administer menu and the Standard Views of the Activities and EPS pages. When creating hierarchical data, it is possible to move items left and right in the hierarchical structure from the Row Actions menu.
17.1
P6 EPPM HTML View on the User Interface View Page.
For more efficient work in the User Interface View page in P6, java applets have been removed and the view is now exclusively HTML5.
17.1
P6 EPPM Continued Improvements in the User Administration Page.
When connected to an LDAP repository, it is possible to update user information from LDAP.
17.1
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.
17.2
P6 EPPM Performance Enhancements.
Several performance enhancements improve the efficiency and speed of P6: loading, saving, and searching is faster and more efficient where grouping or hierarchies are visible on the Activities, EPS, Resource Administration, User Administration and Enterprise data pages.
17.2
P6 EPPM Continued Improvements in Standard Views and HTML Pages.
The standard view of the Assignments page includes Multi-view support.
The standard view of the EPS page includes Global Search & Replace.
17.2
P6 EPPM Status Update and Timesheet Approvals Get Their Own Page.
The Approvals Page combines functionality for Status Updates and for Timesheets. The Status Updates page has been converted to HTML. You can configure views to include or hide the Approvals, Status Updates and Timesheets pages in My Preferences and User Interface views.
17.2
P6 EPPM Global and Project Scheduled Services Streamlined into a Single Page.
Global Scheduled Services and Project Scheduled Services are both accessible in the same place. Both views are HTML only. Navigate to the Scheduled Services Page from the Administer menu.
17.2
P6 EPPM HTML View on the My Preferences and My Calendar Pages.
For more efficient work in My Preferences and My Calendar in P6, java applets have been removed and these pages are exclusively HTML5.
17.2
P6 EPPM Adding Projects with Advanced options runs as a service.
When you select to add a project in P6 EPPM using advanced options, the process runs in the background if it cannot complete in a timely manner. You will receive a notification when the process is complete.
17.2
P6 EPPM Work Offline in P6 for Android.
If you lose internet connectivity when using P6 for Android, your changes will be stored on your device and synchronized with the P6 Server when your internet connectivity is restored. While you are offline, you can easily view and revert pending changes. If you know you will be working offline for a period of time, you can synchronize task data before you go offline to ensure you have an up to date copy of the data in P6.
17.2
P6 EPPM Reminders for Tasks and Timesheets in P6 for Android.
You can configure reminders for task start and end dates and for timesheets.
17.2
P6 EPPM Audio and video attachments in P6 for Android.
You can record short video or audio clips and attach them to tasks in P6 for Android. Audio and video clips can provide further context and supporting information, helping to keep your project manager and other team members involved and clearly briefed on situations which cannot easily be inferred from task data updates alone.
17.2

 

New features include:

  • New HTML-based pages for User Interface Views and Update Existing Users from LDAP.
    Enhancements to grouping functionality.
  • New HTML Pages
    P6 17 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.

The pages below are updated to HTML5 in P6 17:

  • User Interface Views
    Update Existing Users from LDAP
    HTML pages are referred to as Standard View; applet-based pages are Classic View.
  • 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.

Grouping Enhancements
P6 17 includes the the following enhancements to the grouping functionality.

  • Duration and project UDF values roll up -- for example to the EPS or WBS level.
    The final feature
    Interval-based grouping has been added.

Overview1 FullScreen Grouping

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