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Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14

Stephen D. Kelly

A one-stop reference to concepts and usability of the core modules of a complex application with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686907
Paperback208 pages

About This Book

  • Contract Management concepts
  • Understand PCM from thirty-thousand feet to the ground
  • What you learn can be used when working with previous versions
  • Section on the new Primavera Unifier

Who This Book Is For

Anyone who is using or is considering using contract management tools such as Oracle Primavera Contract Management.  This books provides a great basis of understanding of how these types of tools work and how you can use them.  Includes a section of the new Primavera Unifier as well.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Welcome to Oracle Primavera Contract Management v14
The contract in simplified terms
Oracle Primavera Contract Management in a nutshell
Don't be afraid
Chapter 2: Information Overload
Types of project information
Where does all this information come from
Using a hierarchical structure
Storage of information
Chapter 3: So Much to Manage
Types of information
Information sent or received
Module Types
Chapter 4: The Almighty Spreadsheet
Overusage of the spreadsheet
My spreadsheet
Spreadsheet = silo
Chapter 5: There Is a Better Way
What to use
Chapter 6: The Big Picture
Thirty-thousand foot view
The money
A matter of perspective
Understanding the hierarchy
Chapter 7: System versus Silo
Typical silo approach
The system approach
Chapter 8: Follow the Money
It starts with the Cost Worksheet
Drilling down to the detail
Chapter 9: The Only Constant Is Change
Understanding the process
What happens on the Cost Worksheet?
Example of a Change Management matrix
Following a change
Rejecting a change
Types of changes
Chapter 10: Time to Get Paid
Cost Worksheet and payments
Difference between Payment Requisitions and Invoices
Setting up the Payment Certificates module
Processing payments
Chapter 11: Reading your Crystal Ball
How is this possible
Chapter 12: Managing Drawings
What are drawings
Adding drawings to my project
Managing drawings
Chapter 13: Processing Submittals
Submittal overview
Concepts for submittal management
The submittal register
Managing submittals
Chapter 14: Out in the Field
Request for Information
Meeting Minutes
Daily Reports
Punch List
Chapter 15: P6 and PCM
Connecting the tools
Chapter 16: Where Do We Go from Here?
One man's opinion
The next step
Chapter 17: The New Contract Management Tool
What does this mean?
What does Unifier do for you?

What You Will Learn

  • The concepts of Contract Management differs with each organization, learn how PCM is designed to work your way
  • Learn how to manage the over-abundance of data in a project and find what you are looking for quickly
  • There is too much information to keep in your head; use PCM for easy storage and retrieval.
  • The Cost Worksheet is your friend, learn how to use it to your benefit.
  • The Change Process can be daunting, learn the various methods to manage this potentially complex procedure.
  • Learn to set up the Change Process to match your business; don’t be forced into a box.
  • Payments are key to a successful business, learn how to manage them quickly and easily
  • Improperly managed submittals are the second highest reason for losing money on a project; learn that your project does not need to be part of this statistic.
  • Learn how to use the drawings module to know who has what and when.
  • Learn how PCM can help out in the field

In Detail

Oracle's Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition is a document management, job cost, and field controls solution that keeps construction projects on schedule and on budget through complete project control.

"Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14" explains the concepts behind the core modules and how to use them.

"Oracle Primavera Contract Management, Business Intelligence Publisher Edition v14" makes this complex application understandable. You will understand the concepts behind the core modules and how to use them.

This book starts with some basic introduction to Contract management and then covers the advantages and disadvantages of using a spreadsheet in managing information on a project. The book then covers in detail the concepts involved with how it works from a 30,000 foot view and explains the concept of how Oracle Primavera Contract Management is diametrically opposed to a spreadsheet mentality.

The book also covers the aspects of how Oracle Primavera Contract Management manages the money and contractual relationships on a project.


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