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Primavera P6 Integration

Cost provides an easy and efficient way to integrate schedule data from Primavera P6 with the Cost Management module.

By connecting to P6 through an Application Program Interface (API) schedule data can be synchronized at any time, across different forms.

Integrating with P6 eliminates the need to manually enter schedule data or import it from a spreadsheet.

Self-hosted or third party hosted P6 servers must be approved by Oracle before the integration can be established. Please ensure your P6 server is internet accessible and meets the Technical Requirements for Connected Cost - Primavera P6 Integration.

Oracle hosted P6 environments do not need to go through the approval process. When your P6 server meets the requirements, please contact the Aconex Service Desk to start the approval process.

To enter your organization’s API credentials go to Cost Administration/Organization Data/Organization Settings/Integrations/Primavera P6.

The Organization Settings panel. showing Primavera P6.

You can configure both P6 and Primavera Cloud integrations for your organization, however projects can only link to one at a time.

Synchronizing P6

The information necessary to integrate with the Primavera P6 database through a web service is defined in Organization Settings. The credentials needed to connect to the P6 database are the same used to access the P6 application.

Once the connection has been set up for your instance, you can link P6 projects to Cost projects in the Project Settings window.

To connect to Primavera P6:

  1. Select Cost Administration/Organization Settings.
  2. Click on the Primavera P6 link.
  3. In the API Credentials section, enter the URL to the P6 web services API. Your IT administrator should be able to provide this information.
  4. Click in the Username field and enter the username for a P6 API user.
  5. Click in the Password field and enter the password for the user entered in Step 4 above.
  6. Select Set Connection.

Synchronizing Primavera P6 Data

Synchronizing Primavera P6 data through the web service is an automated process where Cost connects to P6 via the API and pulls data in.

To synchronize P6 with Aconex Cost navigate to Cost Management/Utilities/Run Schedule Integration.

To synchronize data, you must have Import/Export Permissions to run this feature.

The Sync all Primavera P6 Data window.

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