JD Edwards clients can put JD Edwards 9.2 in the rearview mirror and drive straight ahead into Release 22. Yes, you’re reading that right—Release 22. But don’t worry. You haven’t missed any stops along the way. In an effort to simplify release management, Oracle has changed the naming convention of its editions of JD Edwards.
It’s important to note that you do not have to upgrade to take advantage of any new features, either. EnterpriseOne 9.2 is a continuous codeline, so if you’re already on 9.2, the update process is the same.
Now let’s get into the good stuff: all the new functions and features you can expect to find in Release 22.
Highlights of JD Edwards Release 22
There are plenty of new features and enhancements to be found in Release 22, and it looks like Oracle has focused on three main areas with this release: Automation, Optimization, and Digital Transformation. Let’s dive a little deeper into each area, beginning with automation.
The automation portion of Release 22 is designed to help you to reduce the number of manual tasks you and your team need to accomplish, helping to save time and increase the value of your software. Here are a few of the key automation innovations you have to look forward to:
This means no more downtime (or scheduling on weekends) to build full packages for application updates.
Automated Volume-level Discounts in Procurement
The JD Edwards Advanced Pricing System for procurement allows you to automatically apply volume-level price adjustments on purchase orders, removing the time-consuming, error-prone work of manually adding these adjustments to purchase orders. The Advanced Pricing System also allows you to add volume-based discounts on multiple purchase orders.
New User Security Tracking
A better security history application makes it easier than ever to track user activity. The UX One page records data from this new app and gives you enhanced visibility into user access from different devices, helping to improve audits and compliance, leading to better security decision-making, and making it simpler to identify and block unauthorized access.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be ready for change. (As the old saying goes, the only thing that remains the same is that everything changes.) JD Edwards Release 22 will improve customer engagements and enable employees to make faster, better decisions, helping your business grow no matter what curveballs Life throws your way.
Here are a few specific optimization upgrades you have to look forward to:
New Application Interfaces
This latest release comes with more intuitive and interactive interfaces that simplify how you observe and manage business information. It’s easy to get started—just download the latest update. No additional servers needed.
Foreign Currency Joint Venture Cash Calls
Not only can you now pay joint venture cash calls with foreign currencies, you can also create multiple cash calls with the same effective date with multiple currencies.
Today’s organizations need to think digital-first. That means being more connected with real-time access to digital intelligence, and Release 22 is helping you do just that with these new-and-improved features:
Improved Form Extensibility Framework
The improved form extensibility framework should help empower citizen developers by reducing their dependency on the form design aid. Thanks to this updated framework, users can now pursue their customization needs from within the EnterpriseOne user interface—without opening the application code. This helps to eliminate customizations, overhead, and the delays typically involved in this process while increasing user productivity and user experience.
With the next-generation Workflow Studio, you can now easily update and manage workflows from a modern, browser-based interface. Making this process more intuitive gives more users the chance to design workflows that work for their needs, regardless of their level of technical skill.
Maximize Your JD Edwards Investment with Release 22
If you’d like to make the most of Release 22’s new features, Surety Systems is here for you. Our senior-level JD Edwards consulting team can partner with your organization on any sort of JD Edwards project, from implementation and upgrades to training and support.
So if you’re ready to take full advantage of your JD Edwards technology investment, contact us today to get started.