Enhancing Project and Program Management with Technology-Based Solutions

Eric Soukup
Oracle’s Unifier Partner Enablement Conference, held recently in Miami, focused on technology-based solutions that support clients’ capital projects and facility management.

Faithful+Gould’s project and program management consulting (PPMC) team, as a global partner for the deployment of Oracle’s Primavera Unifier - part of Oracle’s enterprise project portfolio management solution suite, participated in the conference.

The PPMC team focuses not only on implementing project management systems for clients, but also leveraging process improvements and standardizing our client’s internal processes. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs based on project requirements, and Primavera is often the technology solution chosen.

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs based on project requirements, and Primavera is often the technology solution chosen.

Primavera Unifier, part of Oracle’s Primavera solution suite, is a lifecycle management technology solution. It can be employed across all project phases, from capital planning and project delivery to cost control and facilities management.

Providing Client-centric Solutions

The Oracle team presented case studies showcasing examples of how Primavera Unifier can provide maximum value to an organization. The value proposition is powerful when you hear current Unifier clients share examples of the software being used to assist in meeting their unique sets of challenges.

The topic of system architecture was also discussed, since integration is critical to the performance of the solution. Often our clients need a solution that effectively integrates with their legacy systems. We can employ Oracle’s Primavera Unifier on a project to promote collaboration with existing systems, especially an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and improve management through all phases.

We can employ Oracle’s Primavera Unifier on a project to promote collaboration with existing systems...

Solution for Facility and Asset Lifecycle Management

The industry is moving toward the concept of full project lifecycle management. Clients are looking for solutions that provide cost and schedule data on every aspect of a project – from commencement to completion, facility maintenance plans and to eventual decommissioning and replacement.

During the conference, Oracle also discussed new capital planning and construction capabilities in Primavera Unifier designed to address more of the project lifecycle. This included preconfigured business processes for facilities maintenance and real estate that will help close the loop on the project lifecycle. Primavera Unifier promotes efficiency in project and program management. Instead of multiple systems, organizations can use one system to manage any given project.

Oracle’s Primavera Unifier gives owners a powerful solution to help them manage their data from initiation to execution and close-out—and to manage the facility once it's in service. It provides full visibility throughout the lifecycle and can make it more effortless to transfer data from construction to facilities maintenance without the need for a complicated export of knowledge and documentation.

Oracle’s Primavera Unifier gives owners a powerful solution to help them manage their data from initiation to execution and close-out...

In keeping with this trend toward full lifecycle management, Faithful+Gould will leverage the new tools to offer clients a 'one source' solution through our PPMC service line. In addition to implementing technology solutions, key services include process improvements and establishing governance; combined, these services promote efficiency for our clients.

The solutions previewed at the conference will play a fundamental role in providing owners with one source of information through the entire lifecycle of an asset or facility. As a Gold Level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, Faithful+Gould has the tools and knowledge to provide our clients with a comprehensive management solution.

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