Special Report: Project Management

May 2013

On June 13, Oracle executives will host the fourth annual Primavera Virtual Summit. By attending the summit, you'll have a chance to hear from some of the world’s leading Enterprise Project Portfolio Management experts. Plus, you can get your questions answered, network with peers, earn professional development units and discover new tools and resources to help your organization manage financial discipline, drive operational excellence and mitigate risk.

In this special report, find out how to register for the summit. Also, read about Oracle's latest enhancements to its Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solutions, and get advice from other executives who are using project management technology to drive their companies forward.

Oracle's 4th Annual Primavera Virtual Summit
Register to find out why Oracle Primavera has been the leading EPPM solution for the past three decades.

Oracle Announces Three Important Enhancements to Its Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Portfolio
Oracle recently made a series of new product introductions in its lineup of solutions for enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM). Included are expanded versions of Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 8.3 and Primavera P6 Analytics 3.1.

Five Key Challenges Facing Global Project Delivery (pdf)
In the decade ahead, the nature of projects will be more intensely shaped by transformative forces, including economic, geopolitical, cultural and technological. This Oracle paper covers five of the biggest issues affecting globalized project portfolio performance.

Making the Connection
To streamline and improve the processing of invoices, SDUSD's leadership decided to automate this process and integrate its Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) system with its Oracle PeopleSoft. Financials system. To ensure the success of the integration, SDUSD's administrators sought the support of Partners Consulting, a long-time Oracle partner, well-known for their experience integrating ERP systems with Primavera.

Three Keys to Project Management
With portfolio and project management increasing in complexity and contributing more to revenue, business leaders should consider approaches to automate processes, integrate portfolio and project management, and employ best-practice processes.

Planning Power: Project management best practices built into Oracle solutions help re-energize Bruce Power
“Every minute a nuclear unit is offline is time when it’s not producing revenue,” says Keith Cooke, Accenture project delivery lead on the Bruce Power deployment. “So if you can effectively manage a project to reduce the amount of offline time, that is real revenue to the investors of the company.”

Projected Results
Sound project management practices, combined with a complete technology platform, have an immediate and lasting impact on an organization's bottom line.

From Trailer to Cloud
Oracle's recent acquisition of Skire, a leading provider of capital program management and facilities management applications available both in the cloud and on premises, gives customers outstanding new EPPM options. By combining Skire's cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, real estate, and facilities with Oracle's Primavera EPPM solutions, project managers can quickly get a solution running that is interoperable across an extended enterprise.

Getting the Most Out of Your Project Team
How can project leaders use their understanding of changing project circumstances to make their team work as a cohesive unit, capable of increasing throughput at crunch time?

Five Ideas: Project Management
This month, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Instantis, a leading provider of cloud-based and on-premise project portfolio management solutions. Here, learn more about the proposed acquisition, plus get more insight from the November issue of Profit magazine.


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