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Top 10 Primavera P6 Companion Tools

Primavera P6 is the ultimate project planning software in Construction, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and generally heavy industries. See the best third-party companion tools for Primavera P6 software.

Schedule Validator

Schedule Validator is tool that supports multiple project management solutions including Primavera P6. It improves schedule quality by revealing hidden issues with the help of project lists, pie charts and hierarchical list view.


ScheduleReader is the ultimate viewer for Primavera P6 XER projects. The software opens XER, XML and XLS files exported from Priamvera P6, and does not connect to a database.
ScheduleReader supports the following views:

  • Activities
  • WBS
  • Assignments
  • Resource
  • Project
  • OBS
  • Roles

Besides, it support tracing through activities with the Trace Logic feature, Progress Update, reports and dashboards, DCMA 14-point schedule analysis and is translated on 9 languages.

Project Reader XER

With Project Reader XER users can open, view and print Primavera P6 files on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. With highly customization Gantt chart view and intuitive interface, Project Reader XER is certainly one of the best Primavera P6 tools.

Project Tracker

Project Tracker is another softwre for Windows based environments. The tools imports project information from Primavera P6, MS Project and Asta Powerproject, creating S-Curves and Earned Value reports aimed to analyze the progress of the project.


ScheduleCleaner, as the name says, will clean unnecesary or sensitive data from Primavera P6 XER files. The main benefit is that project schedulers can choose what to share with stakeholders and other team members. For instance, they might want to hide the costs, units or rates, as not everyone in the organization or external stakeholders should see that data.

XER Schedule Toolkit

XER Toolkit is another tool for project planning process with Primavera P6. The tool has ability to export data to Excel, support most of Primavera P6 views.

Change Inspector

With Change Inspector, users can compare XER files with multiple projects, make data analysis using dynamic sorting and grouping, and export reports to Excel or HTML.

Not just Primavera P6 XER files, but Change Inspector opens P6 XML files as well as Microsoft Project files.

XER Manager

XER Manager produces "cleaner" XER file by converting, adding prefix, obfuscating, renaming or removing unwanted Primavera P6 configuration data.

The tool has ability to process 70 categories of data found in Primavera P6 XER & XML files.

Adrega PI Reporting Tool

Adrega PI dramatically reduces the time spent on creating reports by consolidating reporting into a single professionally supported solution.

With a range of reporting options, Adrega PI will make reporting from a P6 project more effective & productive.

XENA Professional

XENA Professional (or XENA XER) is software designed for P6 professionals to "clean" and re-code P6 schedules before importing the schedules into the P6 database.

It also features templates and automation functionalities to make sure that the database will remain clean during the importing of contractors’ and external participants’ schedules.