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Our project management and schedule risk analysis experts share their knowledge.

Part 5: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — Risks and Uncertainties

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) has long been one of the industry’s most popular risk management tools.

I myself have relied on it for the best part of two decades. However, technology has come on leaps and bounds since the turn of the new millennium. It’s progressed to such an extent in fact that legacy systems like OPRA are, quite simply, no longer capable of meeting the needs of the modern project manager.

26th March 2020 Read more

Part 4: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — Analysis by Exclusion

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates

Over the past 20 years, I’ve gained a deep understanding of both the capabilities and the limits of Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA).

Back in 2006, when it was still known as Pertmaster, it was more than capable of meeting the requirements of the average project manager. However, during the last decade, Oracle has been gradually sunsetting the product, downgrading it to “Controlled Availability” status last year. A move that essentially rendered it no longer fit for purpose.

19th March 2020 Read more

Part 3: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

I've worked closely with Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) for the best part of two decades.

For much of that time, OPRA was widely regarded as one of the best risk analysis tools available. But technology has moved on since Emerald became the platform's exclusive Canadian distributor in 2001 — as have the expectations and requirements of the world's project controls professionals. 

12th March 2020 Read more

Part 2: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — User Interface

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

Over the last two decades, I've worked extensively with Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) — or Pertmaster as it was known, before it was acquired by Primavera in 2006.

05th March 2020 Read more

Part 1: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — Technology

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

I’ve been working with Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) since 2001 — Emerald being the exclusive Canadian distributor for Pertmaster (as it was then known) until its acquisition by Primavera in 2006. 

03rd March 2020 Read more

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