The programming aspect of an upgrade can be the most difficult aspect to estimate. It can be very technical and quite complex and often contains hidden issues and “gotchas” that can increase the duration of the project, requiring re-funding and impacting on deadlines. DWS Dimension solutions reduce the typical issues found mid-project by identifying them up-front.
The DWS Dimension AnalyzeTM service is an innovative approach to reducing the amount of mods and gives certainty around the problems many customers face:
- What to do with customizations?
- Which ones do we really need?
- What will it cost us to move forward?
Dimension AnalyzeTM is a software led service that enables customers to audit and estimate their EnterpriseOne upgrades to a level of accuracy previously unseen. It is the leading Audit and Scope tool in the JD Edwards marketplace. No other product/service can drill down to the level of detail and understanding of a customer’s modified environment to produce such a detailed upgrade estimate.
In one instance, Dimension AnalyzeTM saved one EnterpriseOne customer $1m+ in development days. Dimension AnalyzeTM has reduced customers modified footprints by up to 75% by identifying unused and unneeded modified objects.
The DWS Dimension ExtractTM service gives you a high level view of your modified footprint which you can then cross-check against your own understand of your EnterpriseOne system. The Dimension ExtractTM executable is sent to your EnterpriseOne technical staff and the program identifies where all modifications are located by interrogating both the Pristine and Production environments looking for the precise net change. Clients can run the Extract over their own systems and DWS will then compare that to the appropriate pristine objects for that release, as they have all of the pristine environments loaded at their head office.
The Dimension AuditTM Service identifies all modifications, enhancements and extensions made to your EnterpriseOne system. The Audit will identify a list of objects for “Exclusion” – Dimension suggests which objects should not be taken up to the target release along with a reasons code.
Leveraging the information sourced during the Dimension AuditTM phase, Dimension EstimateTM produces a comprehensive report of our findings along with a detailed object-by-object estimate. This service uses sophisticated algorithms to calculate the time to uplift your “as is” modifications, enhancements and extensions from your current release to the “to” release.
DWS analyzes your EnterpriseOne system to:
- Track, capture and categorize the net change type and severity of impact on every modified E1 object
- Trade every net change that has occurred between the from and to releases
- Estimate the effort required to uplift your modified code to the target release
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