A leading global manufacturer of systems and components for moving water and fuel had recently migrated from JD Edwards World A9.2 to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. Their legacy installation of World was heavily customized, so when moving to EnterpriseOne they planned to standardize as much of that functionality as possible using code and functionality available out-of-the-box. One of the functions in their legacy World system that had been customized was their forecasting process. They had broken it into two pieces: sales forecasting, where they were creating a financial forecast; and material forecasting, where they were creating a production plan.
However, the two systems didn’t communicate — they were completely separate processes — and company decision makers wanted to ensure both systems could successfully become one system within EnterpriseOne. Surety provided them with an unbiased JD Edwards Manufacturing consultant who would be able to accurately assess both processes and the capabilities of the new system, to advise them on the best path forward.