Oracle Primavera Unifier – Project Controls
Oracle’s Primavera Unifier Project Controls is a powerful, easy-to-use solution for managing project portfolios, controlling costs, and managing collaboration and communications across projects. The portfolio management provides planners and project execution personnel a common platform for the collaborative management of project portfolios to ensure the most efficient use of capital funds. Cost management provides automation, flexibility, and the power to handle the most complex cost control, cash flow, and fund analyses. Project collaboration provides configurable business workflow to capture and record all aspects of documentation required during project execution.
Primavera Unifier’s web-based platform fosters and controls the collection of project requests from across the organization. You can use preconfigured project attributes or configure your own forms. All prospective projects are available for inclusion in portfolio scenarios for comparison and ultimate selection for approval. Project information is displayed in an intuitive grid format for easy manipulation of large volumes of data.
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With Primavera Unifier, you can create multiyear plans with information from ongoing projects rolling into subsequent period portfolios. In addition, you can manage multiple types of portfolios with different project types, with roll-up reporting across the entire organization.
Cost management is essential to maintaining the financial integrity of any project, contract, or portfolio. Primavera Unifier includes best-in-class automation of all cost processes, including estimates, commitments, spends, variances, forecasts, and more. Constantly changing information is managed through the Primavera Unifier workflow engine, where budget changes, contract changes, and risks are all tracked to ensure decisions are responsibly made with current data. Managing these elements is enabled through the product interface or even directly from automated e-mails, increasing ease of use. All costs roll up to a central cost sheet normalized by a robust cost code structure, where project cost information is available for drilldown by work package or for the entire project. All cost structures are easily configurable by an administrator.
The cash flow management feature is fully integrated with the business processes, cost sheets, schedules, and portfolio manager within Primavera Unifier and can also make use of data integrated from Primavera P6 EPPM.
RFIs, daily progress reports, meetings, and submittals are the fabric that binds a project together. The ability to quickly record, access, and review these elements often determines the successful outcome of a project. With Primavera Unifier, everything about your project is stored in a single, secure place enabling visibility into any potential issues or delays via workflows and alerts. Primavera Unifier’s Web-based architecture allows internal and external users to access the information they need. Several standard business processes are available and preconfigured. This allows for quick implementation or a starting point to further configure to your specific requirements.
Primavera Unifier includes a robust Document Manager module. Whether high-level basis-of design documents or detailed specifications, all documentation utilizes tight permission controls to manage access across the enterprise. Features include check-in and check-out, version control, and full text search for all Microsoft Office documents. Users can utilize Oracle’s AutoVue to view and mark files without the need to install the native application.
Oracle’s Primavera Unifier provides a mobile application that allows users to be able to action and create new tasks whether the user is on-line or off-line. The support for off-line allows users on a job site or within a building with no connection to be able to create likes of new Issues or capture the progress on a Work Order.
Oracle Primavera Unifier – Facilities and Asset Management
Oracle’s Primavera Unifier Facilities and Asset Management is a powerful and easy-to-use solution for managing your properties and facilities. Available as a cloud- based or on-premises solution, it provides automation and flexibility to handle customer-specific facilities management needs. These span service requests, preventive and corrective maintenance, inventory, and inspections as well as facility condition assessments and space management. Like other Primavera Unifier solutions for capital projects, our Facilities and Asset Management solution provides task reminders, notifications, document management and visualization, messaging, and various-level reporting.
Maintenance management is essential to the smooth operation of any facility, keeping interruptions, system failures, and safety incidents to a minimum. The many preventive maintenance features in Primavera Unifier Facilities and Asset Management include best-inclass automated processes for: mobile-enabled service requests, dispatch and helpdesk processing, preventive and corrective work orders, preventive maintenance books and job plans. In addition, the solution encompasses meter readings; seasonal maintenance control; scheduled, meter-based and gauge-based maintenance; invoices and payments; material and parts inventory; material orders and receipts, moves, and adjustments; and more. The constantly changing state of information is managed through the Primavera Unifier workflow engine, which tracks all task assignments. Users can manage these elements through the product interface or via automated e-mails. Making things even easier, all maintenance work-related costs are rolled up to a central cost sheet normalized by a robust cost code structure. Here, users can drill down through facility management costs by each transaction for the entire facility or across the portfolio of facilities. All cost structures are easily configurable by an application administrator.
Assessing facility condition is an important part of management and maintenance. This task includes inspecting, collecting, analyzing, and reporting on the condition of the entire facility or each building system (for example, foundation, roof construction, exterior enclosure, elevators and lifts, plumbing, HVAC, and more). Such assessments are primarily used to support decision-makers in their annual budgeting and maintenance project planning.
Whether moving a single person or restacking entire buildings, Primavera Unifier helps not only strategic planning and tactical reassignment of space but also the move process itself, including all associated tasks, dates, and assignments. The Space Manager feature provides a flexible and configurable solution to create, classify, and organize building floors and spaces by types such as usable spaces, common spaces, vertical penetrations, gross exterior measured areas, and more. Each space type definition has a configurable set of attributes for capturing critical data including occupant’s name and department, measured and/or extracted space area, space type, and usage. The Space Manager can also be integrated with AutoCAD® to take advantage of the graphical space planning features and to automate the creation and updating of your facility’s spaces. The solution supports the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) standards for calculating net leasable areas.
Primavera Unifier Facilities and Asset Management offers a comprehensive set of flexible and configurable lease management capabilities. In addition to supporting tenant and landlord lease types, the solution addresses lease payment terms, contacts, key dates, clauses, tenant improvement allowances, security deposits, and more. It also supports the automatic creation and routing of lease payments and invoicing and dynamic task assignments with notifications. The solution also provides the ability to manage the lease lifecycle, from lease creation to lease amendments, and lease termination. And for lease billing, the solution provides the ability to track payments and invoices and facilitates the process of lease reconciliation for CAM and other payment types. It also includes the ability to gather the information required to track critical lease information for reporting against federal guidelines and regulations, including future obligation statements and deferred rent liabilities.
Primavera Unifier Facilities and Asset Management supports a variety of common asset transaction types, including site selection and acquisition, dispositions, new lease initiation, subleasing and lease termination, and more. Flexible workflows are used to manage the scope, tasks, and deadlines associated with each transaction. As a result, users can route, review, and approve transactions, and track and manage every step of the transaction process. Transaction projects can be created for complex asset transactions such as new site selection and acquisition or disposition. Scope, schedules, costs, documents, and related due diligence processes, including candidate sites and site comparisons, can all be managed in these transaction projects.
Whether your portfolio consists of a single site with multiple buildings or hundreds of sites all over the world with thousands of buildings and structures, you need a portfolio management solution that represents your current portfolio structure so that you can plan and manage its performance and total cost of ownership.
This section covers activities related to the measurement and reduction of resource consumption (including energy and water) and waste production (including greenhouse gas emissions) within facilities. Common features that support sustainability and energy management include the ability to integrate with building management systems (BMS), sustainability performance metrics, energy benchmarking, carbon emissions tracking, and energy efficiency project analysis. Primavera Unifier Facilities and Asset Management’s configurable capabilities allow organizations to set up the processes they need to record, track and manage multiple dimensions of sustainability, including enabling your organization to: