"bolt-on" functionality



Can anyone pls help me to understand what is "bolt-on" functionality in JDE?

Hello Satya,

The phrase bolt on comes from the mechanical world where a machine has a connection that can be used for multiple purposes simply by bolting on or attaching the correct additional part. Bolt On in software typically refers to additional software that is not part of JDE, but the vendor understands JDE and the software has built in connections and/or documentation that make it very easy to setup and use it with JDE. This is usually accomplished by installing an ASU the vendor provides or creating database connections as detailed by the vendor. This is often an advantage over software that will work with JDE but you have to figure out and create all the necessary pieces to make JDE and the other software work well together because it saves time during installation.

You may hear some people refer to additional JDE software as bolt on, even though it is created by Oracle specifically for JDE but not included in base licenses, BSSV and AIS would be examples.

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What Jer has said is true but my company here actually refers to 'bolt ons' as external systems written in something else NON JD related, but bolted on and linked via the same database etc.

So we have an order verification system written in .NET and PLSQL that has nothing to do with the E1 toolset but uses and hits the same E1 database.