Oracle Press Release

Oracle Project Portfolio Management Integration Packs Integrate Project Management with ERP

Pre-Built Integration Delivers Complete Enterprise PPM Software

Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 16, 2009

News Facts

Project management and enterprise resource planning (ERP) are now integrated with the availability of Oracle® Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Release 2.5 PPM Process Integration Packs (PIPs).
Oracle Project Portfolio Management Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and the Oracle E-Business Suite connects Oracle’s Primavera P6 with the Oracle E-Business Suite to seamlessly integrate project management and financial information for complete enterprise project portfolio management (PPM) functionality. It allows users to synchronize information regardless of whether they create projects in Oracle Project Portfolio Management or Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.
Oracle is delivering Oracle Project Portfolio Management Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, connecting Primavera P6 and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, offering seamless integration that allows users to synchronize information between the two solutions regardless of whether they create projects in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Project Management or Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.
With either pack, users can synchronize project structures, resource details, budgets, actual costs, progress and cost to complete. This provides one cohesive look into all projects and portfolios within an enterprise.
The PPM Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and the Oracle E-Business Suite helps synchronize activities and resource assignments, while the PPM Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables synchronization of timesheets between P6 and JD Edwards.
The project management PIPs in Oracle AIA Release 2.5 help project managers, and project finance and accounting teams to:
Synchronize business and project objectives;
Successfully deliver more projects per financial and time investment;
Integrate actual costs, schedules and forecasts;
Accurately communicate progress, performance and business intelligence;
Connect the schedule with the supply chain; and
Maximize resource productivity.
With pre-built integrations, Oracle AIA Release 2.5 helps organizations reduce business process integration complexity and accelerate delivery of enterprise application solutions with a proven and reliable SOA-based framework.
Oracle AIA provides an open, standards-based approach for organizations to integrate end-to-end business processes across a broad range of custom, Oracle or third-party applications, while gaining efficiencies, increasing competitive edge and enabling lower total cost of ownership.
The PPM Integration Pack for Primavera P6 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne was co-developed by Oracle and CSS International. CSS is a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Supporting Quotes

”In construction management one of the most crucial tasks is maintaining a complete view of project data to ensure plans and budgets are on track. The availability of the AIA PPM Process Integration Packs for P6 and the Oracle E-Business Suite supports quicker implementation of an integrated solution and savings in the development of customized integration and in terms of maintenance and updates,” said Marie Gunnerson, Global Primavera Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff. “This is the most exciting recent advance in project management systems because it offers a strong, supported, and automated link between the two most important systems for project management – our Primavera P6 for plan and execution information and the Oracle E-Business Suite for financials, human resources and supply chain management.”
“The ability to fully integrate and synchronize information between Oracle’s Primavera P6 and JD Edwards systems could be beneficial,” said Ugo Ferrante, Vice President Enterprise Applications, Lafarge North America. “It would be an advantage to be able to seamlessly reconcile budgets with actual spends, update time sheets, see effects on progress and schedules, and provide a quick and complete up to date view of project status to stakeholders."
“Organizations that rely on successfully completed projects to create value for their business need an enterprise-wide solution that connects key project-based business processes that are currently fragmented across their ERP and PPM systems,” said Joel Koppelman, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle’s Primavera Global Business Unit. “The Oracle PPM Integration Packs bridge the gap between ERP and project management to deliver true enterprise PPM for the first time, helping ensure projects adhere to committed budgets and timeframes.”

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