Focus: Scheduling & Project Management
Optimum company size: > 15 million dollars
Quick evaluation: Hands down, the best scheduling program out there.
#1 Strength: Primavera P6 is a scheduling, excellent project management / forecasting tool using Critical Path Method, superb analytical tools. Enterprise component allows a company to see all its active projects at once. Web-based utility has most functions available through internet. Gold standard for DOD projects.
#1 Disadvantage: To get the most out of Primavera P6, a SQL server is required, but it does run well on (free) SQL Server Express for smaller companies; Named User Licensing is most expensive type.
Base price: $3,300 per license (Named User Licensing).