Project Portfolio Management
Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
|Fate||Primavera Systems Inc. became Oracle Primavera when acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2008|
|Headquarters||Philadelphia, PA, USA|
Primavera Systems, Inc was a private company providing Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software to help project-intensive organizations identify, prioritize, and select project investments and plan, manage, and control projects and project portfolios of all sizes. On January 1, 2009 Oracle Corporation took legal ownership of Primavera.
History of Primavera Systems, Inc
Joel Koppelman, Les Seskin and Dick Faris founded Primavera Systems, Inc. on May 1, 1983. It traded as a private company based in Pennsylvania (USA), developing software for the Project Portfolio Management market. To help expand its product capabilities, Primavera acquired Eagle Ray Software Systems in 1999, Evolve Technologies (a professional services automation vendor) in 2003, ProSight  (an IT portfolio management software vendor) in 2006, and, in the same year, Pertmaster (a project risk management software vendor).
After a 27-year version life, Oracle ceased sales of the P3 and SureTrak versions on December 31, 2010.
In 2011, co-founder Joel Koppelman announced his retirement; Mike Sicilia, SVP and General Manager, succeeded him. Co-founder Dick Faris remains in the PGBU as Senior Vice President, Customers.
- San Francisco Business Times article regarding the acquisition of Pertmaster and Prosight
- Gartner analysis on the takeover of ProSight and Pertmaster
- Forrester blog: Oracle Acquires Primavera