Primavera Cloud: What Is It?
... And What Will It Do For Me?
It wasn’t that long ago that Oracle released the Oracle Primavera Cloud, a cloud-based offering for Oracle’s popular project management software packages. If you’ve been following the news, you might know that Oracle was a bit late to the cloud-party. Nonetheless, if you work in an enterprise with large Primavera installations, you’ll be happy they finally showed up – fashionably late albeit.
What is the Primavera Cloud Service?
Nowadays, software is moving to the cloud and being offered as service. For example, instead of purchasing individual copies Microsoft Office and installing them on a number of desktops, now you can purchase Microsoft Office 365, which offers the software as subscription service; you pay a much more reasonable price monthly and can access Office on desktops and mobile devices. The benefits for the end user are many: lower cost, automatic updates, accessibility over the web and much more.
In recent years, we’ve seen many software products launched using the SaaS (software-as-a-service) model, from Google Apps for Business, Adobe’s Creative Suite, to Canva – a graphic design tool that’s completely web-based.
Oracle has been behind but they are quickly playing catch-up and they have made a huge play for a piece of the cloud SaaS market with their Oracle Database Cloud and other Enterprise SaaS offerings too many to mention here.
It’s no surprise and a bit of a relief to see Primavera software move to the cloud. Many applications within the Primavera suite of tools are already 100% web-based like Contract Management, Primavera P6 EPPM and Unifier. So making the jump to a cloud-based version makes sense.
What Primavera Applications have Cloud versions?
There are quite a few applications under the Primavera umbrella – not just Primavera P6 Professional. The majority of Primavera applications are now available as a cloud service. That means companies can pay a monthly subscription to access this software over the internet from virtually any location.
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