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Asta Powerproject vs Primavera P6 Comparison

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At Projects Analytics, we offer Asta Powerproject and Oracle Primavera P6 product suites. View the chart below to compare Powerproject to Primavera P6 for project management.

Powerproject (formerly Asta Powerproject)

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional

License types

Asta Powerproject Named: $1575
Concurrent: $2199

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Named: $2500

Annual product maintenance

Asta Powerproject Named: $315
Concurrent: $440

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Named: $550

Training Recommended

Asta Powerproject 1-3 days

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 5-7 days

Import/Export Formats (ie. compatibility with other tools)

Asta Powerproject
• Asta Powerproject (.pp)
• Microsoft Project XML
• Primavera XER
• SureTrak
• Primavera P3 Batch
• Copy/paste Excel
• XML

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
• Primavera XER
• Primavera P6 XML
• Spreadsheet
• Microsoft Project (XML, MPX)
• Primavera P3 (32 bit environment only)
• XML

True CPM schedule?

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 

4d Modelling

Asta Powerproject
Asta Powerproject BIM

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Synchro

Baseline displays on ghantt

Asta Powerproject unlimited

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional

Resource and Cost Management

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 

Undo/redo

Asta Powerproject
Undo & Redo through saves and reschedule (great for “what if” scenarios)

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Undo only; cannot undo schedule calculation

Drag and drop functionality

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 

Track income and cost for net income projections and customizable histograms

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 

Print Options

Asta Powerproject
Asta Powerdraw borders can be created and used across all views/layouts; can include header/footer and left and right borders

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Must customize header & footer for each view/ layout

Open multiple views/layouts to view different aspects of the project

Asta PowerprojectYes and these can be tiled vertically or horizontally

Oracle Primavera P6 ProfessionalCan only open one layout at a time

User defined formulas

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 ProfessionalUsers create user udfs and use “global change” to calculate results; results are only calculated when “global change” is run versus calculated live.

Methods for linking activities

Asta Powerproject
• Draw links including lag (very easy)
• Block link
• Link-task mode
• Maintain offsets
• Activity details
• Activity table columns (can add preds/ succs, relationship type, lag)
• Right click to assign

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
• Draw links (not lag)
• Block link
• Activity details
• Activity table columns (can only add preds/succs)
• Right click to assign

Lead and Lag

Asta Powerproject can be expressed as days or as %

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Expressed as days only

Multiple tasks per row (great for submittal tracking)

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 

Project Comparison Features

Asta Powerproject
Asta Project Comparison

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Claim Digger

Change order management (ie. add scope to project)

Asta Powerproject
Use Task pools and drag and drop to add scope plus all copy/paste options

Oracle Primavera P6 ProfessionalCopy/paste from within project, from another project or import

Built-in BI Reporter

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
No built-in Bi reporter but users can use “Report Wizard” to create basic reports

Setup recurring activities

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 

Setup Buffer/contingency tasks and monitor buffer consumption?

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
Manual effort only

Basic Earned Value Reporting

Asta Powerproject 

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional 

Multiple Progress Periods (data dates)

Asta Powerproject
Enables you to identify, via color coded shading, the period (s) in which work was performed on a task.

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional
One progress period/data date