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Diffrence P6 Vs P3

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BOULEKHSSAIM Abde...
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Hi all,
Can you tell me in brief explanation, what is a difference between P6 and P3, or what is new in P6 against P3.

Thanks a lot

Abdou.

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Rafael Davila
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From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactory_memory

There is also evidence suggesting that there are deficits in olfactory memory in individuals with brain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia.

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seriously..dude yeah p6 sucks if u dont know it..

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P6 sucks !

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A huge difference might be customer support and quality of the products.

P3 was supported by Primavera a different Company, then the name and the products were acquired by ORACLE. P6 was originally developed by a third company.

P3 was a very stable software and had very few bugs, but by what I have observed here it seems P6 experience is quite different.

For a report on ORACLE customer satisfaction follow the link, then you will be informed and no surprises will be blamed on you if you recommend P6, always make an informed recommendations.

http://podporasap.cz/downloads/Computer_Economics_Oracle_Customer_Survey...

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Hi Alexandre,

 

I am trying to import a project done in P3 to P6.7. I dont have P3 installed on my desktop, can I still import P3 on my desktop pc?

Please guide with information, if you can.

 

Best Regards,

Chirag Raval

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Can you please send me also the difference matrix of P3 & P6 at the email fescalora@yahoo.com


Regards,
Federico

 

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 HI ALL

 

I AM NEW TO PRIMAVERA. HAve used MS PRoject and have good understanding of Project Management Tools and MEthodologies. HAve completed PMP exam preparation course and worked in CAPEX related projects in Toyota Manufacturing Division for up to 4 years.

I would appreciate if somebody can help me finding a career in Petrochemical / Oil and Gas in Planning / Scheduling / Project Management discispline? Also, I have P6 CD on me but every time I install it, I do not get any success. P6 installation steps are requird too.

 

Thanks and Look fwd to hear from someone soon.

Best regards to all!

Mudassir KHURSHID (Melbourne)

Hi everybody,

 

is there such thing as a comparison that shows the changes between P6v7 and R8? Are there any chnages regarding the client, or did Oracle focus on their fancy web app?


Thank you

Hi everybody,

 

is there such thing as a comparison that shows the changes between P6v7 and R8? Are there any chnages regarding the client, or did Oracle focus on their fancy web app?


Thank you

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Dear Ellyn

Can u send me the matrix, i still m working in 6.2.

actually what i m looking for is alrnative names & ways of doing thing, to give u an example Hammock P3 is Level of effort in P6 and so on.

Regards

Sachin. 

Syed Junaid Ahmed
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P6 is very user friendly, fast and has rich graphics interface when compared to P3. Resources and cost management is very simple and powerful in P6.  

Junaid

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please could you send me a copy of the matrix to robertsmth52@gmail.com thanks

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Hi Ellyn

How are you doing?

Please can you send me to me the matrix of different P6 and P3?

My email address is SHAMROL@GMAIL.COM

 

Thank you

 

Cheers

Sham Ahmad

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Done. Please understand that this matrix is now out of date because P6 is on version 7 with many more fixes and features.

Ellyn
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HI Ellyn,

Can you please send me also the difference matrix of P3 & P6 at the email sksikka@gmail.com

thanks in advance....

Regards

Sushant
please post to hameed.ashb@gmail.com
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Please kindly send to me email is jemsenator@yahoo.com

Thank you so much
Hi Ellyn

Thanks for that clarification.

Keep on with the good work.

Best regards

Mike Testro
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The matrix downloaded from Primavera is readily available and not copyrighted. I would not, of course, distribute anything from the Paul Harris book that I recommend for detailed information on the topic.

Thanks,
Ellyn
Hi All

make sure that you are not distributing copyright material or i will close the topic.

Best regards

Mike Testro
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Done
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HI Ellyn,
pls send to me...
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thanks.
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Done. Truly, if anyone would like to see a well-written detailed outline of what’s new in P6, you might pick up a copy of Project Planning & Control Using Primavera P6, by Paul E. Harris. He details new features from P3 to P5 to P6, and includes detailed differences between Primavera and Microsoft Project, too. He’s very knowledgeable about both products and I learned a lot from this book. I downloaded the matrix from Primavera and it’s not very well done.

Regards,
Ellyn
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HI Ellyn,

Can you please send me also the difference matrix of P3 & P6 at the email dsg2723@yahoo.com

tnx in advance....

regards
george
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HI Ellyn,

Can you please send the difference matrix of P3 & P6 at the email ajithsreeja@gmail.com

Thanks & Regards
Ajith Kumar
Ellyn Gilbride
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Forgive me, but I thought this thread started with someone wanting to know the difference between the two versions. Given that, the differences are so many as to make P6 much more than an update of P3. I’ve been using it since it was available, and - while I am presently using P6.2 - there has been no further version introduced. And really, if you keep your maintenance current, new versions are offered at no cost.

I maintain schedules for multiple projects and multiple clients. I could not do this in P3.

Kind regards,

Ellyn Gilbride
mimoune djouallah
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what’s about features in P3 not implemented yet in P6 ?
Arjun Thomas
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Thanks Ellyn, with deepest respect to you we all know the difference.

However by the time we get to start using P6, Primavera would come out with P7,8,9,10......

I think Primavera is a very powerful software and sensible planners will make the best use of it whatever the version.

Best Regards,
Arjun Thomas.
mimoune djouallah
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hi

happy to see that you made the switch, and sorry if my writing sounded negative, it was not my aim.

happy planning
Ellyn Gilbride
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Perhaps you did not thoroughly review the worksheet items. I believe I got the document from Primavera and it pretty clearly outlines both new features in P6 and those that have been changed between the two versions.

If you would like to see a well-written detailed outline of what’s new in P6, you might pick up a copy of Project Planning & Control Using Primavera P6, by Paul E. Harris. He details new features from P3 to P5 to P6. There are many capabilities not found in P3, and I, for one, find them important and useful. I cannot imagine going back to P3.

And as for MS Project, well what can I say? It’s not even in the same league as P6. And anyway, how can you have have a useful schedule without a data date?

Take care,

Ellyn
mimoune djouallah
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thanks Ellyn for the files, but to be honest it is more a marketing material then a difference between P6 and P3

best regards
Ellyn Gilbride
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Done.
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Please, me too

mimoune.djouallah@gmail.com

thanks very much

ps; abdelrahman, happy to see you are with kbr,
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Sent this morning.

Great day,
Ellyn
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Ellyn,

I appreciate it so much if you have the time to send to me a copy.

email: charlieorbe@gmail.com

Cheers,
Happy Planning and Scheduling
R. Catalan
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Ellyn,

May I have the copy as well. My email is rrcatalan@hotmail.com

Thanks,
Arjun Thomas
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Hi All,

Looks like the difference on P6 vs P3 will go on forever.
Thats a good thing.

However, does P3 have anything better than P6 as well as MS Project?

I think P3 is still the most popular and quite a powerful software with planners due to its simplicity to intall and use. MS Project is also very popular. P6 is yet to catch on. Why?

Thanks and Best Regards,
Arjun Thomas



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hi
can you send me at: bouasria_h@yahoo.fr
thanks
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Already sent.

John - I sent the documents to you yesterday and again today. Hope you get them. If not, let me know and give me another address and I will re-send.

Ellyn
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hi ellyn

can you send me as well

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Already sent.

Ellyn
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Please may this also be mailed to me at eljarowalters@yahoo.com
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The address barry.fullarton@transnet.net was not deliverable, either. If you give me another, I will re-send.

Thanks,
Ellyn
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Gardsen Duco,

Your email address gtduco@yahoo.com came back as undeliverable. If you post another address, I will be glad to re-send.

Ellyn
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Already sent.

Ellyn
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Hi Ellyn,

Please send me the matrix outlining the difference between P3 & P6 at jalaludeen.khan@gmail.com

Thanking you.
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Hi Ellyn,

Could you send me a copy also at josh_ador@yahoo.com

Tnx
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Hi Ellyn, can u send me also the matrix. my Email ID is qasaduddin@rpdmails.com
hi ellyn, can u send me also the matrix. my emailadd is gtduco@yahoo.com
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Hi,

Elly or somebody, can send me that matrix. Thank you.

My email: juanmgarciag@hotmail.com
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Thanks Ellyn! email is kttarjun@yahoo.co.uk
Ellyn Gilbride
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Please send me your email address so I can send you the document.

Thanks,

Ellyn
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Please send me a copy too!
Ernani Garena
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Please send me a copy too!

My email address is ernan0518@gmail.com
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Hi Ellyn

Could you please send to me a copy at my E-mail :
ferasalasadi@hotmail.com


Thanx alot
pls send a copy to me also

ajiskp@gmail.com
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Hi Ellyn

Could you please send to me a copy at the following mail.
mahmsh@hotmail.com
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Ellyn,

May I have the copy as well. My email is nestorlprincipe@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Nestor
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hI eLLYN
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP, AND WELCOM TO OUR PALNET, BELLOW MY PERSONAL EAMIL :
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Thanks a lot.
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Hi, Abdou.

I downloaded a long matrix from Primavera that outlines the differences and improvements in P6 over P3. If you send me your email, I will be happy to forward the document.

And P6 is ever so much better - easier to use and more powerful.

Ellyn
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I want to add some more since I’m using both versions,
P6 interface is user friendly and very much pratical to use. P6 is a multi project multi user software with outstanding security capabilities, ie you can assign whaty each user can view and edit. P6 uses database, projects share common resources, calendars, codes etc...In P6 you can add a hierarchy for your projects and open, edit and analyze one, two, or even all your projects at the same time. You can add a hierarchy for your organization and assign responsibilities to projects, WBSs and activities. A lot of features exist in P6 like "claim digger" which compares two plans and delivers a very useful report. A lot of attributes are introduced to P6 like "physical percent complete" which measures completion according to one’s perspective and has no effect on actual qtys...what else...in summary, p6 is completely different and i highly recommend it.
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Abderrahmane,
these are entirely different peices of software: P3 is a standalone application for a standalone planner, while P6 is a role based project management application
that means that P3 is great at scheduling public works or engineering, oil and gas, ... projects, where the resources are site workers and therefore will not key in any personal data as actual hours, ... into the project file
and P6 is what you need when the resources need to enter their actual hours in electronic timesheets for the planner to automatically update his schedule
P3 was designed to run under MS Windows 3.1 and is still working under Windows Vista! the user interface is quite old looking, but the software is really robust
P6 is much more 21st century looking, with plenty of windows and different screens.
In Algeria, P3 is much more used that P6; I know that Sonatrach is willing to upgrade, but this is a big project.
I am giving training of both P3 and P6 (and P5 too!) in Algeria, and currently planning a large project in Arzew.
bqa 3la kheir,
Alexandre