Chief Technology Officer at a renewables & environment company with 11-50 employees
15 January 20
I’m not a business owner, so I can’t speak to the pricing. I’m not sure if it’s expensive or not because I haven’t taken the time to compare pricing. However, it’s my understanding that it is a bit pricer than other options on the market.
We are currently evaluating P6 in our main production facility for managing resources across projects, however, our smaller offices use Microsoft project. Will Project Server give us the same level of resource analysis capability as Primavera? We would prefer to use one PM tool across the organization, if possible.
Thank you for reaching out to me on this. As I’m working with CA Technologies (CA PPM) I do not have deep insight into the
metrics that Project Server provides on Resources across projects, nor do I have that info on Primavera.
Based on a competitive analysis that was executed by a 3rd party on behalf of CA, by interviewing “users” in the market, this is what we got back on Microsoft Project Server and Resource mgt.
§ Limited automated resource mgt = estimates only without the ability to support chargeback
§ Uses “red/green” coloring for over/underutilization by time percentage only
§ Does not incorporate non-project hours
§ No resource leveling
§ No skillset proficiency alignment
§ No searching by skillset
Where the opinion on CA PPM was: ( sorry I have pushed this into being a CA PPM advocate ☺ )
Has strong capacity planning capabilities
§ Deep capacity analytics; analyze resource & capacity demand
§ CA has utilization capability; need to proactively highlight utilization capabilities
For your colleague’s information CA PPM is used by multiple companies in the aerospace/defense vertical, amongst which the Airforce Research Laboratory.
I trust this can be of value, let me know if there is anything else I can do.