CMCS Introduces Adrega PI for Primavera P6

Adrega PI (Project Intelligence) gives you high quality project portfolio dashboard and spreadsheet reporting for Primavera P6.

Adrega 01With Adrega PI you can easily create:

  • High-quality Gantt charts
  • Reporting dashboards
  • Bundled Excel based S-Curve
  • Time phased reports
  • Histogram reports

all at the click of a mouse.

Why Adrega PI?

Reporting in Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project has some limitations that often lead organizations to look outside the tool for a solution. Many companies simply get by using ad-hoc reporting solutions that invariably include Microsoft Excel and a generous amount of manual configuration and formatting. Examples of common reporting limitations include:

  • Lack of flexibility
  • Challenges in licensing and distribution of project reports to all stakeholders
  • High-cost, complex integrated system that require considerable development
  • Global and project access rights
  • Lack of support for multi-cut-off dates (last Sunday of the month, second Friday of the month and bi-weekly)
  • Late schedule curves

These are examples of issues that contribute to making reporting of project performance and S-Curves along with various other report types in Primavera P6 a complicated and time-consuming process. As a result, project schedulers often resort to using two reporting tools, one to create S-Curves and performance reports and another to produce better quality Gantt charts. Adrega PI replaces all ad-hoc reporting tools with a single, centralized, role-based reporting solution.

What Does Adrega PI Mean to Your Organization?

Adrega PI works by importing Primavera P6 projects, which then allows you to:

  • Provide a range of reporting options that are not available within Primavera P6
  • Dramatically reduce the time spent creating reports
  • Improve the quality and consistency of reporting across projects
  • Build up a history of the project’s period-by-period progress in the Adrega PI database.
  • Users with different roles can have instant access to Adrega’s Reporting module without the need for reorganizing access rights in each Primavera P6 project
  • Provide clients and internal management with a wide range of reports

The benefit is that it is a centralized reporting solution available on a company wide basis through a web browser. For users to get the maximum benefit out of using Adrega PI reporting of historical performance or status data, the feature “Save Period Performance” in P6 can be used to save periodic project status, or Adrega PI will create the history based upon the Data Date with each new import of P6 data via the .XML file.

Supporting Earned Value Management

Adrega PI’s historical time phased capability augments your Primavera P6 investment with respect to earned value reporting. With time phase data, S-Curves and current period/cumulative reports at your fingertips, earned value reporting and trend analysis becomes much more feasible with Primavera P6.

A Wide Selection of Standard Report Types

Adrega provides as suite of 15 standard report types that include:

  • Gantt chart
  • Project/Activity, Resource, Capacity, Other Resource Types, Trend and Pie
  • Tabular reports Project/Activity Information, Project Performance, Time Phased Project and Resources

The Compare View Shows You What has Changed in Your Project

Adrega 02The “Compare View” in Adrega PI displays data for the project before it is updated (current) as well as what the project will look like once the changes for the new period have been merged.

The left pane of the “Compare View” displays status for the previous period while the right pane displays current status. This represents how the project will look when current status is merged with the previous period.

“Bundle Up” – Create Collections of Reports

Report Bundles is another feature that simplifies and speeds up the process of running the same reports against specific projects at each reporting period, without the need for project and report template selection at the time when the reports are run. With a single click, you can run a complete set of preconfigured Graphical and Tabular reports for a single project or a program of projects. Everything is pre-configured; no changes to column widths, modifications to headers and footers are required. Report bundles support an unlimited number of projects and associated reports. Finally, you can select PDF as the output format, which allows you to produce a PDF file with only one click.

Present All Reports to Customized Dashboards

Adrega 03Users can go directly to their personal Dashboard and view a pre-defined report set called a “Dashboard Report Bundle”. There is no need to save status or save the project, as access to the latest project information is automatic. Alternatively, you can open the Reporting Module and, with a few mouse clicks, run all preconfigured reports using predefined report bundles.

A Wise Investment Decision

Adrega PI is an affordable system that adds significant reporting capabilities to a Primavera P6 solution; and does so in a very elegant way.

Many organizations could save a lot of time, money and frustration by using Adrega PI with P6 and will certainly enjoy the additional features that simply are not available in Primavera P6.

For Additional Details on Adrega BI, please contact CMCS at info@CMCS-MENA.com