How to Install Primavera P6

Are you facing issues with Primavera P6 Installation on your Windows System? If it is so, you landed at the right place where all your queries will be resolved. This article covers a detailed guide about Primavera P6 installation, its basic overview, and its features. As you reach the end of this article, you will have Primavera smoothly running on your system. Let us utilize the Primavera for all your Project Management-related tasks.

Software professionals are always in search of efficient tools that can enable them to manage complex projects and workflows. Primavera P6, developed by Oracle’s product addresses this issue and provides planning, execution, and monitoring of projects across diverse industries. It uses the hierarchical Work Breakdown Structure to organize and visualize the components. In this article, we will learn about Primavera and the steps to install and configure it on your Windows system so that you can easily manage complex project workflows. 

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Overview of Primavera P6

Primavera P6 is a Project Management Tool that provides scheduling and resource management tools for Projects and helps users to optimize project timelines, allocate resources, and control costs. It breaks the Project into small manageable tasks and supports the critical path method (CPM) to prioritize tasks for project completion.

Project Managers can also use its reporting and analytics features to get real-time insights about the project performance. Thus, it enhances collaboration and communication with different stakeholders. Before we install and run this tool, it is important to look at some of its features.

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Features of Primavera P6

  • It helps to break down complex projects

Users can manage complex projects by breaking them into smaller tasks. This is possible due to the Hierarchical Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) supported in Primavera

  • It supports analytics and reporting capabilities 

Primavera has reporting features using which users can create custom dashboards to gain project insights. It also provides analytics support to identify the trends in the project execution,

  • It has integration features 

You can take advantage of integrating the Primavera with other systems such as Oracle databases to manage projects in a better way.

  • It provides Role Based Access Control 

In Primavera, users can get the information only as per the roles and access assigned to them. This ensures that your project execution is secure and data is consistent.

  • It has advanced scheduling features 

You can schedule the timelines using advanced algorithms such as the Critical Path Method (CPM) to manage the project execution

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Prerequisites for Primavera Installation

Before you install the Primavera P6, ensure that your system fulfills the minimum system requirements shown below:

  • Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • Memory (RAM): 1 GB of RAM required.
  • Hard Disk Space: 900 MB of free space is required for full installation.
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Dual Core GHz or higher.

Along with these, you will need to create an account on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Platform to download the Primavera P6 files on your system. The account creation steps are covered in the next section.

Steps to Install Primavera P6 on Windows 

  • Step 1:  Visit https://edelivery.oracle.com. Choose “Sign in” or create an account, if you don’t have one. Here, we are creating a new account as shown below.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 2: After, you created an account, click on the verification link received in the mail. Your account verification resembles the pop-up as shown below.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 3: Type “Primavera P6” on the search bar as shown below. 

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 4: Then, choose “Primavera P6 Professional Project Management” as the required file to download.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 5: After you choose the required version, the file should be visible in the ‘view items’ section as outlined below:

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 6: Then, hover on “View Items”, It will show the selected version, and click on “Continue” to download Primavera.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 7:  After clicking on “Continue”, the page appears as mentioned below. Make sure all the formats are the same then click on “Continue”.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 8: Accept “Oracle Standard Terms and Restrictions” by clicking on the “Continue” button.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 9: Click on “Download” and the Primavera will be downloaded on your system as outlined below. 

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 10: Navigate to the folder where the file has been downloaded. Double-click on it to run the wizard. Click on the “Next” option to start the download process of Primavera P6 on your system.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 11: Choose the folder where you want to download the files related to Primavera P6 as depicted below.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 12: After, you specify the folder, the downloading of the necessary files will start. Do not close the window till it finishes downloading all the files. Once the download is finished, the pop-up appears as illustrated below.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 13: Go to the destination where all the files have been downloaded. Extract them as shown below.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 14: After the files are extracted, various folders and files are visible within the folder as shown below. Among them, ‘P6_Pro-R2212’ is the main folder where you have to navigate.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 15: In the main folder, double-click on the ‘P6ProfessionalSetup’ file to start the installation process.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 16: After you start the installation, the setup appears as shown below. Let the checkbox be selected on the ‘Typical’ option and click on the ‘OK’ button.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 17: Now, click on the ‘Install’ button to start the installation process as depicted below

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 18: The installation starts as shown below:

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 19: Once, the installation is finished, click on the ‘OK’ button to configure the database connection.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 20: In the database configuration, click on the ‘Add’ button then choose ‘the P6 Pro Standalone (SQLite)’ and select the ‘Next’ option as demonstrated below:

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 21: Now, choose “Add a new Standalone database and Connection” and select the ‘Next’ option. 

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 22: Choose the admin name and password and click on the next option to continue as shown below:

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 23: Specify the path where you want to store the data and then select the ‘save’ option to complete the database configuration.

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

  • Step 24: After the database configuration is completed, type P6 Professional on the search bar open the application, and enter the credentials. The Primavera P6 appears as shown below:

Primavera P6 Installation On Windows Steps

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Primavera P6 free or paid?

You can download the Primavera P6 for a 30-day free trial. After that, you have to pay the renewal charges to use the Primavera P6.

2. What is the difference between Primavera P6 professional and Primavera EPPM?

Primavera P6 Professional is a standalone desktop-based application while the Primavera P6 EPPM (Enterprise Project Portfolio Management) is a web-based platform for collaborative project management.

3. Is Primavera available on the Cloud?

Yes, Primavera P6 is available on the Cloud platform which has different pricing plans based on the services like scheduling, management service,  progress cloud service, and portfolio planning service.

4. Can I use Primavera P6 on Mac?

No, Primavera P6 is not available for Mac Operating systems. It is available only for Windows systems.

5. Do I need a database for Primavera P6 installation?

Yes, Primavera requires the database configuration to store the project data. You can add a new database connection or add the files to the existing database using the database configuration wizard. 

6. Can I use Primavera on Mobile?

Yes, Primavera P6 is available on the Play Store as a mobile app. You can install it and use it for project management. 

Conclusion 

Primavera P6 is a versatile Project Management tool using which you can manage complex projects, plan the timelines and execution, get insights about project performance, and all these features in one place. Thus, it enables us to manage multiple Project Portfolios through a user-friendly interface and mobile accessibility. Now, you have successfully installed Primavera P6 on your Windows System and gained all the information, from its overview to its features. You are all set to simplify your complex project portfolios with Primavera P6.

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Last updated: 30 Jan 2024
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