License Types

To log on to PPM, a user must have a license. The different license types are designed to suit different business needs and responsibilities. User access to screens and functions in PPM are controlled by a combination of license and access grants. For information on access grants, see Access Grants.

Within PPM there are the following license types:

  • Product licenses. Provides basic product features and access to data.

    Product licenses provide access to PPM features in the standard (HTML) interface, including the PPM Dashboard, and the PPM Workbench, depending on the product license used.

  • Configuration. Provides product license level access and additional advanced configuration functionality.

    Provides access to all product features through both the PPM Workbench and the standard interface.

  • User Administrator. Provides access to the PPM administration of users, security and the PPM application.

    You must have this license to configure user accounts and security groups, and to run reports related to importing new users through the Open Interface. This license also provides access to the system administration functionality of the PPM licensed at your site.

The following table lists the available licenses, their type and a brief description.

Table B-1. Available Licenses

License

License Type

Description

Configuration

Configuration

Gives access to all functionality for the products licensed at the site, including configuration interfaces for all PPM entities (such as object types and request types) except users and security groups.

Provides access to all product features through both the PPM Workbench and the standard interface. It gives access to all product features available to a product license user, as well as more advanced configuration functionality through the PPM Workbench.

For example, a user with the Configuration license does not require the Project Management license to perform the tasks associated with project management.

Demand Management

Product

Provides access to all default product functionality available through the PPM Workbench interface and grants additional access to the Demand Management screen group or menus.

Deployment Management

Product

Provides access to all default product functionality available through the PPM Workbench interface and grants additional access to the Deployment Management screen group or menus.

Deployment Management Extension

Product

Extension licenses are site wide and enable additional screens and fields in PPM. For details, see the documentation for the Extensions installed at your site.

Deployment Management Extension licenses are provided for an entire site; that is, they are not assigned to individual users. Extension licenses enable additional screens and fields in PPM.

These licenses cannot be assigned to individual users.

Portfolio Management

Product

Provides access to Portfolio Management functionality.

Requires a Demand Management license.

Portfolio Optimization

Site wide

This is a site wide license that allows all users who have Portfolio Management licenses to configure and run scenario optimizations and to generate the efficient frontier graph.

Requires a Portfolio Management license.

Program Management

Product

Provides access to Program Management functions.

Requires the Demand Management and Project Management licenses.

Project Management

Product

Provides access to work planning functions such as work plans, baselines, and earned value, as well as functions like project types and work plan templates.

Project Management functions such as project type management and work plan management are only available to users with a Project Management license.

Time Management

Product

Provides access to Time Management functions.

Users for whom timesheets are to be submitted must also have this license.

User Administration

User Administrator

Allows configuration of user accounts and security groups.

For users responsible for administering PPM users and security, as well as the application itself. You must have this license to configure user accounts and security groups, and to run reports related to importing new users through the Open Interface. This license also provides access to the system administration functionality of the PPM licensed at your site.