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Seeking advice: P3e or Contractor?

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Julia Alvarez
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I am a pipelines planner. The software I have worked with so far is P3 and MS Project. I have been offered the choice of a course in either Primavera Enterprise or Contractor. I lack the information to make a decision. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Paul Harris
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Rafael Davila

No leveling, but there are some other advanced features such as do have Claim Digger and multi Currencies available.

Paul E Harris
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Rafael Davila
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Paul can you confirm that Contractor has no levelling. A job takes resources, usually limited resources, the whole issue about P3e is esentially resources. I cannot believe Contractor has no levelling, even after my dissapointment with Primavera products. Then it is useless when you have limited resources, 99% of construction jobs.
Now with the new Microsoft’s operating system at the corner "Vista" compatiblity issues makes P3 a no no. P3e is a disaster, but also Contractor, a useless toy compared to Suretrak.
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Thanks!
Paul Harris
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Julia

In summary Primavera Contractor is a cut down version of Primavera Enterprise without functions such as:

1. It is restricted to 750 activities
2. No Enterprise Breakdown Structure
3. No Roles
4. Only one project may be opened at a time
5. No Levelling

If you do an Enterprise course then you will know how to drive Primavera Contractor.

Paul E Harris
Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Planning and Scheduling Book Publishers, Training & Consulting
www.eh.com.au