During Quest Forum Digital Event: JD Edwards Week, Ward Quarles, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Marketing, walked through the possibilities that are awaiting JD Edwards customers that are looking at migrating from World to EnterpriseOne.
If you’re a JD Edwards World customer, it may be time to migrate to EnterpriseOne. AS/400 operations and RPG programming resources are becoming scarce and outdated. Additionally, technology infrastructures and IT security concerns create urgency to move. JDE World is unable to align with today’s digital demands and cannot keep up with evolving business goals.
Options for World Customers
If you’re a current World customer, you have five options:
- Do nothing – Remain on your current release with a Sustaining Support release from Oracle
- Upgrade to A9.4 while you make the decision to migrate
- Migrate to EnterpriseOne 9.2
- Move to Oracle Cloud ERP
- Replace World with a competitor’s offering
Challenges Customers Face
If you don’t feel ready to migrate, you may be facing one of the following challenges.
Challenge #1: Too many customizations to migrate.
Solution: Customizations can be significantly reduced with EnterpriseOne and personalization options.
Challenge #2: You don’t have the resources to deliver and support EnterpriseOne.
Solution: Check out Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
Challenge #3: You have 20 years of data that you must keep.
Solution: Oracle technologies assist with data migrations.
Challenge #4: You are no longer on Oracle Maintenance.
Solution: An Oracle rep can help you with this.
No matter your issue, Oracle can provide solutions to help you accomplish a migration.
What You Can Have with EnterpriseOne
Current JD Edwards investment strategies fall in three areas:
- Simplify & Automate
- Efficiently run and maintain
- Enterprise-class infrastructure
- Continuous innovation and deployment
- ERP Optimization
- Customer-driven productivity
- Extend existing business processes
- Regulatory compliance
- Digital Transformation
- Process automation
- Low/no code UI
- Integrations and extensibility
Orchestrator is one effective tool for digital transformation. It leads to success through:
- Process automation
- User interface (mobile)
- Real-time machine to machine data (IoT)
- Cloud Integration (SaaS, PaaS)
- Third-party integrations
- Emerging technologies
More digital transformation shows through a new JDE tool that allows customers to create their own mobile apps. A low/no code development tool can be combined with Orchestrations to connect to JD Edwards. The result is rapid application development that enables mobile access, chatbots, IoT, and collaboration.
EnterpriseOne offers a modern user experience with alerts, graphical display with intuitive insights, personalized design, and ease in drilling down to access applications and take action.
UX One includes personalization options managed with the following lifecycle tools:
- Query Manager
- One View
- Composed Pages
- Form Personalization
- List View
- Enterprise Search
- Orchestrator Studio
- Form Extension
Regarding ERP, JD Edwards is committed to:
- Provide comprehensive industry end-to-end business solutions
- Increase the business value out of your investment
- Leverage customer-driven feedback in your industry
- Eliminate customizations or third-party solutions
For instance, recent improvements have been made for Lease Accounting and Project Status Inquiry. More product announcements can be found at www.learnjde.com.
Alternatively, JDE World customers can add OCI and benefit from technology, software, and infrastructure that ensures maximum operational capability and flexibility for the lowest cost. It’s your JDE, with your customizations, integrations, and data moved onto an Oracle data center. This is what Oracle calls a Lift and Shift. Currently, more than 140 customers are utilizing this option. Those customers include household names like Circle K and TruGreen.
All World customers are candidates for OCI, but some may want to consider Cloud ERP. To determine whether or not this is an option for you, connect with your AU sales rep to discuss licensed products and modernization goals.
To learn more about migrating your JD Edwards World system, check out the Quest Forum Digital Event: JD Edwards Week presentation and additional resources below.
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