JD Edwards: program to price list module mapping

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software combines enterprise applications with an integrated toolset to tailor those applications to the needs of your business. Because the functions and features of all the systems are similar and integrated, you are not necessarily aware of moving from one system to another when working with various applications. This can result in a compliance risk under Oracle’s current pricing models.

As described in the “JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Foundation Guide

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software combines enterprise applications with an integrated toolset to tailor those applications to the needs of your business. […]

Example: Each application suite is made up of systems. For example, the Financial Suite contains systems such as Enhanced Accounts Receivable (system 03B), Accounts Payable (system 04), General Accounting (system 09), Fixed Assets (system 12), and others. Each system consists of applications, forms, reports, and database tables that are designed to handle specific business needs.

Because the functions and features of all the systems are similar and integrated, you are not necessarily aware of moving from one system to another when working with various applications.

This can result in a compliance risk under Oracle’s current pricing models. For example, to accomplish his/her job function, a user may use an application/report etc. from a different module/system than the one designed specifically for his or her role. This will trigger the need for an additional license; a license for the additional module to which the user got authorized.

To prevent this issue, organizations need to understand which programs and reports are being used in their business processes. The best approach is to make an inventory of all the names corresponding to these objects. Once this inventory is available, an end-user should understand to which systems these objects belong. This can be done either by understanding JD Edwards Naming Conventions or by extracting the system code for each object from the application’s Object Librarian table.

Finally, organizations need to make sure they license all the modules and systems resulting from this process.

In our next article, we will talk about licensing “JD Edwards: Custom Programs and Reports”. More information can also be found in our latest white paper “JD Edwards – License Compliance Risks”. Our new white paper format is really mobile friendly, so you can easily read it on your tablet or mobile phone.

B-lay helps organizations effectively use and manage their software assets with practical solutions and services. We love helping you avoid costs, so contact us for support on your JD Edwards license issues!

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.