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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne takes legacy into the future

Oracle JD Edwards takes its EnterpriseOne 9.1 to the next level, with ERP software that supports mobile, Internet of Things and cloud computing.

Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated ERP suite that supports more than 80 application modules for a range of business processes. The system is tailored for specific industry sectors, such as consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, distribution, asset-intensive businesses, and project- and service-oriented businesses. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne can run on multiple databases and hardware. Supported operating systems include Oracle Linux, Microsoft Windows and IBM OS/400. All versions use standards-based technology.

The modules in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne fall into the following categories:

  • Financial management: Accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, cost accounting, expense management and fixed asset management.
  • Project management: Contract and service billing, advanced contract billing, and project accounting.
  • Asset lifecycle management: Capital asset management, condition-based maintenance, equipment cost analysis, rental management and resource assignments. Assets are tracked and managed from capital planning and budgeting, to procurement and operations, as well as maintenance and repair. Full lifecycle asset visibility is designed to help organizations maximize profitability and return on investment.
  • Order management: Advanced pricing, agreement management, apparel/attribute management, product configurator, fulfillment, demand scheduling and product variants. These modules help streamline order processing, as well as maintain visibility and control of order tracking throughout the order lifecycle.
  • Manufacturing management: Includes a product configurator, requirements planning and quality management. This module is especially tailored for manufacturers that operate in a mixed-mode manufacturing environment, with a combination of process, discrete and repetitive manufacturing.
  • Mobile solutions: Delivers mobile services that users can personalize to their needs. Users can access these services at any time or from any place.
  • One View reporting: Real-time operational reporting that enables users to access and personalize transactional data into lists, charts, graphs and tables.

Additional information on all JD Edwards modules can be found on its website.

Oracle's JD Edwards division says it focuses on creating applications that support mobile computing, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and real-time, actionable analytics. The current release of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is 9.1. New product functionality and updates to previously delivered products are available via JD Edwards EnterpriseOne's continuous delivery model. This enables customers to evaluate what is available and what is coming, and then take updates based on how best to advance their businesses. Recent JD Edwards EnterpriseOne offerings that were made available to customers include mobile applications, rental management, in-memory applications, agri-business applications, as well as enhancements to applications for the manufacturing, distribution, and projects and services markets.

Historically, Oracle's JD Edwards has made major upgrades to the product every three years, and minor updates in between. It publishes a product roadmap for customers in its My Oracle Support documentation.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne's primary market is midsize companies that need vertical industry applications, although large enterprises with millions of users and small businesses with 10 or fewer users also employ it. In size, EnterpriseOne clients' revenue ranges from less than $150 million annually to more than $1 billion. Many have international operations.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is available for operational deployment on premises, but customers can also elect to have their systems delivered through either a public or private cloud. Oracle business partners also offer JD Edwards EnterpriseOne hosted versions via their own private clouds. Software as a service is not an option, but subscription pricing is available from select Oracle Partners.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne can be purchased either directly from Oracle or through a reseller. Since JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is modular, companies can add new modules over time, only paying for what they need. Pricing for software licenses is determined on a per-customer basis and based on a combination of a "package license," which takes into account the specific modules the company will use; and a "named user license," which indicates how many people will be using the product, along with their projected levels of use. Maintenance and support services are sold separately.

A free trial version of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is available from Oracle for 30 days.

Oracle provides application and technical support as a part of its annual maintenance offering. Both Oracle and its JD Edwards-certified partners offer consulting for architecture, planning, implementation, upgrade, migration, training and managed services across the Oracle stack.

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