Oracle JDE Licensing Guide

Introduction to JDE Licensing and product

This article is here to provide an overview of Oracle JDE licensing and product description. It is recommended you work with a licensed expert to understand which licenses you need for your JD Edwards environment.

What is Oracle JD Edwards 

Oracle JD Edwards is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed to be flexible and scalable, able to grow with a business as its needs evolve. It is compatible with various operating systems and hardware and supports multiple databases. The Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application is a cloud-based ERP solution for manufacturers and distributors. It has received positive reviews from users, including IT staff, procurement supervisors, systems analysts, and software developers, who have praised its customization and comprehensive features. Oracle has set support timelines for different JD Edwards versions, with the Xe version supported through 2025 and the World product line supported for AS/400 users. Oracle JD Edwards is an affordable and comprehensive business management software suite with a low cost of ownership and a proven track record for providing a high return on investment. 

Which databases does Oracle JD Edwards use?

Oracle JD Edwards is designed to support multiple databases, allowing businesses to choose the one that is most suitable for their organization. Some of the databases that Oracle JD Edwards can use include Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2. It is important to note that the specific databases supported by Oracle JD Edwards may vary depending on the version and release of the software. It is recommended to check with Oracle or your JD Edwards vendor for the most up-to-date information on supported databases.

What is Oracle JD Edwards used for?

Oracle JD Edwards is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system used by businesses to manage their financial, supply chain, and manufacturing operations. It is designed to be highly customizable, allowing businesses to tailor it to their specific needs and processes. Some of the main features and benefits of Oracle JD Edwards include the following:

  • Streamlining and automating business processes: JD Edwards can centralize data and automate tasks, helping businesses save time and reduce errors.
  • Providing real-time visibility into business operations: The system can generate reports and dashboards that give businesses a clear understanding of their financial performance, supply chain management, and manufacturing processes.
  • Scalability: JD Edwards is suitable for businesses of all sizes and can be easily customized and integrated with other systems and applications.
  • Customization: JD Edwards offers a range of modules, including Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Human Capital Management, Project Management, Customer Relationship Management, and E-Commerce, which can be customized and integrated to meet the specific needs of a business.

Comparison of Oracle JD Edwards and NetSuite 

  • Oracle JD Edwards:
    • Developed by Oracle, a leading provider of enterprise software and technology
    • Specializes in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
    • Highly customizable and scalable
    • Offers a range of modules for different business functions
    • It can be expensive to implement and maintain
  • NetSuite:
    • Developed by NetSuite, a company specializing in cloud-based business management software
    • Offers a range of software solutions, including ERP, CRM, and e-commerce
    • Fully cloud-based, with no need for hardware or IT infrastructure
    • It can be more cost-effective than on-premises software solutions
    • It may have a lower level of customization compared to JD Edwards.

JD Edwards has used five pricing models throughout its history:

  • Server Model-based: Used before October 1993, this model calculated license fees based on an organization’s IBM AS/400 servers without including users.
  • Concurrent User-based: Used between November 1993 and November 1996, this model included a list of products that could be used by a certain number of concurrent users.
  • Suite-based: Used between November 1993 and February 2002, this model allowed companies with existing contracts to purchase licenses for additional users and products until February 2004. It included user fees and was based on a collection of products, or “suites.”
  • Solution-based pricing: Initially launched in February 2002 and further developed in 2004, this model allowed end-users to only purchase certain components and was similar to suite-based licenses.
  • Enterprise licensing: This model allows for unlimited users and allows end-users to purchase individual products as needed.

Oracle JD Edwards Licensing metrics

There are several types of user licenses for Oracle JD Edwards:

  • Concurrent User: These users are considered “Full-Use” users, meaning they can access all products, modules, and features. The maximum number of concurrent users is determined by the number of users able to access the software at any given time.
  • Named User: These users are also considered “Full-Use” users, with one license assigned to one individual.
  • Moderate User: These users have limited functionality, and one license is assigned to one individual.
  • Inquiry or Casual User: These users are not allowed to make transactions, and one license is assigned to one individual.