As the market leader for construction management software, Oracle Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project are solutions that work for their given needs. Between Oracle Primavera and Microsoft Project, Elecosoft Powerproject gives the best of both worlds. It has the familiarity of the Microsoft Office Suite while having many of the features of Primavera.
Having Primavera type functionality, at a lower cost point, coupled with the ability to share licenses, makes Powerproject a great solution for small to medium size companies looking for a project scheduling solution.
Here are three scenarios where Elecosoft Powerproject could fit your needs.
Get Up and Running Fast
While some tools can take weeks/months to get up and running, Powerproject is much faster to implement. In fact, it is possible to be building a project in a matter of hours.
At its core, Powerproject features a fully functional Gantt chart with drag-and-drop functionality. This takes the cumbersome task of creating new projects, adding activities, costs, and calendars, and makes it as simple as pointing and clicking.
Powerproject’s software also makes it easy to test out multiple scenarios. With multiple “undo” and “redo” options, you can easily change the variables in your project plan to see how your overall timeline would change. This puts you in the driver’s seat and makes accurate planning and forecasting a breeze.
Whether it’s with your boss, your employees, or your subcontractors, communication is key to a successful project. Senior management doesn’t like surprises, so Elecosoft Powerproject has been built to keep your management team in the loop.
Powerproject’s reporting functionality enables them to monitor key performance indicators and track project performance with business intelligence tools and reports.
This means whether they’re in the office, on the construction site, or even at home, they can know exactly how the project is going from any device.
Additionally, Powerproject integrates seamlessly with other software like Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.
This allows you to easily communicate timelines with other teams, regardless of the platform they use.
Licensing That Fits the Construction Industry
With single-user licensing structures, like Primavera P6, you are faced with a dangerous choice. You can either buy more licenses for everyone on your team to keep everyone in the loop – adding substantial cost to every project – or you can buy fewer licenses – saving you money, but costing you transparency. With Powerproject, however, you only need to buy enough licenses for the users that will be on Powerproject at the same time. This makes your technology substantially more affordable without sacrificing communication with your team.
- Software Licenses are kept in a central location.
- As projects are open, a license is “borrowed”. Once closed, the license becomes available again.
- Cloud licensing is coming
The Bottom Line
Over the years we have worked with thousands of contractors, construction managers, and state agencies. We have seen plenty of technology come and go, and we have seen some technology like Primavera P6 have success. While Primavera P6 is a fine software with robust functionality, it can be very pricy for large and small projects.