Oracle Primavera licensing has a few unique challenges that exposes enterprises to a substantial financial risk if not managed correctly. We are listing some of the most common licensing challenges we come across. The way to audit Primavera P6 is to use Oracle LMS audit scripts to measure how you are using Primavera as well as a questionnaire to capture indirect usage. If you need support on this, reach out to us.
Application users – Not counting correctly.
Primavera P6 is licensed per user, it’s individual users who are authorized to access Primavera application. You need to license every user behind a generic username. If you are sharing usernames, all users who are authorized needs to be licensed for Primavera. If you haven’t end-dated users in Primavera and they no longer require access, they will need to be covered by a license as well.
Indirect Access – Not counting users in multiplex env.
Primavera is often integrated into other applications. It may be an interface that is sending data between Primavera P6 and a third-party application such as SAP. Oracle position is the users at SAP – who are receiving data from P6 – must also be licensed. You can find this in Oracle Primavera licensing manual. Below is the licensing text:
“Developers and/or users (I) who are not already licensed for the Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management program and (ii) who access (including through Access Points) applications, must be licensed for the Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Web Services program. “Access Points” includes, but is not limited to, third party, Oracle or custom versions of the following: interfaces, API’s, web services and database links.”
Assigning users to Primavera modules without a license
As with all Oracle software there are no serial keys. P6 administrators are often mistakenly assigning users access to Primavera applications they lack a license for. By reviewing the database where you store the P6 administrative user information, you can map each user to each Primavera application license and establish a license position.
Redress Compliance have the capability to analyse Primavera Oracle LMS audit scripts and can help you understand your financial risk associated with P6 licensing. Contact us if you believe we may be able to help your company.
Your Primavera provides you to use other Oracle software as part of the P6 license, thesse are called restricted use licenses
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