JD Edwards

Oracle JD Edwards Licensing Guide for 2024

JD Edwards licensing works as follows:

  • Named User License: Specific individual users are licensed.
  • Concurrent User License: Based on the number of users accessing the software simultaneously.
  • Processor License: Based on the number of processors used by servers where the software is installed.
  • Enterprise License: A broader licensing option covering larger organizational needs.
  • Metered License: Usage-based licensing, typically involving measurement of specific usage metrics​

JD Edwards Pricing

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JD Edwards has used five pricing models in its 26-year history.

  1. Server Model-based – used before October 1993. The license fees were calculated based on an organization’s IBM AS/400 servers. This pricing model did not include users. The end-user would then license the server’s capacity and could have as many users as the server can host.
  2. Concurrent User-based – used between November 1993 and November 1996.
    The model contained a list of products many users could use. These users were considered concurrent—software license agreements listed by OneWorld and World products.
  3. Suite-based – Used between November 1993 and February 2002. Companies with existing contracts that used suite-based pricing were eligible to purchase licenses for additional users and products up until February 2004.

Two components were used to calculate the software license fees:

  1. A collection of products (the “suite”)
  2. Software license agreements include user fees. There are many types of user fees. These will be explained in detail below.
  3. Solution-based pricing – initially launched in February 2002. It was the last pricing model JD Edwards used.
    This model was further developed in 2004 and became the basis of PeopleSoft’s solution pricing model. Suite-based licenses can be compared to solution software licenses. However, products are more detailed. It would be similar if the Financial Suite consisted of Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, and General Ledger. Under the solution-based model, end-users could only purchase specific components.
  4. Enterprise licensing – permits unlimited users. End-users can purchase individual products as they need them.
  5. There are also JD edwards pre-requisites licensing that you should be aware of.

These types of user licenses (metrics), were used in conjunction with Suite or Solution-based pricing for World and EnterpriseOne.

JD Edwards Licenses

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Concurrent User

Concurrent users can be considered “Full-Use” users. Full use means the user can access all products, modules, and features.

The maximum number of concurrent users licensed is determined by how many users can access the JDE software at any given time. Please read our full article about JD Edwards concurrent licensing.

Named User

Named users are considered “Full-Use” users. One individual can have a named user license. One license is equal to one user.

Moderate user

Moderate user licenses are limited in functionality. One license for Moderate Users is assigned to one individual. One license is equal to one user.

Inquiry or casual user

Transactions are not permitted for Inquiry Users. A license for Inquiry Users is assigned to one individual. One license is equal to one user.

JDE Licensing models

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Oracle offers three pricing models for JD Edwards Applications:

Licensing for components

Oracle’s “a la carte” pricing model is Component Pricing. Although most products are priced according to Application Users, some use different metrics.

Prices for HR/Payroll products vary depending on the number of employees; supply chain products are priced based on the $M cost of goods sold; Expense Management licenses are based on the number of expense reports processed yearly.

Custom Application Suite (CAS) Pricing

This model allows products to be sold in a custom-made “suite” (or bundle) for a certain number of users (the Custom Suite Users). Some products cannot be purchased on the CAS pricing model. However, they can be combined with component-based licenses.

How to audit JDE

You can use a version of Oracle LMS Scripts to measure your license compliance.

Pricing for Enterprise

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This pricing model allows for licensing of products across the entire organization. This model has three license metrics: $M revenue, $M cost of goods sold, or employee count.

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  • Fredrik Filipsson

    Fredrik Filipsson brings two decades of Oracle license management experience, including a nine-year tenure at Oracle and 11 years in Oracle license consulting. His expertise extends across leading IT corporations like IBM, enriching his profile with a broad spectrum of software and cloud projects. Filipsson's proficiency encompasses IBM, SAP, Microsoft, and Salesforce platforms, alongside significant involvement in Microsoft Copilot and AI initiatives, enhancing organizational efficiency.

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