JD Edwards implementation partners
Many JD Edwards end-users turn to 3rd party companies for implementing their JD application. Implementation partners are typically hired to implement the system and not to manage the licenses.
Although these companies generally create reliable and well-documented systems, this creates a risk both in terms of licensing needs and the ability to properly maintain the JDE installation.
The Oracle License Review or License Audit process can become quite costly for organizations who have to turn to the implementation partner in order to fulfill the audit requests. Especially because Oracle’s standard audit clause states that you will pay all your own costs related to the execution of an audit. Because of this, the end-users should ensure that the implementation partner documents the complete implementation of the software, including what modifications have been made and why they have been made. This will help the end-user to assess the licensing implications. After all, ultimately, the license compliance position is the end-user’s responsibility.
Next week in our final article in the series, we will talk about licensing JD Edward 3rd Party Security Tools. More information can also be found in our latest white paper “JD Edwards – License Compliance Risks”. Our new white paper format is mobile friendly, so you can easily read it on your tablet or mobile phone.
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This article was published on 26-07-2016
Andrei has been working in the Software Asset Management industry since 2011 when he started as technical analyst in Oracle’s License Management Services (LMS) department. After 3 and a half years, he joined B-lay in 2014. Since then he’s been working with customers from various industries to help them get in control of their software license management. In parallel he’s contributing to B-lay’s internal automation for software deployment analysis. Andrei has a bachelor degree in Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology and a master in Database and Web Technologies.