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What is JDE? Definition & Intro Guide to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software

Jul 24, 2019

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If you’ve been considering an enterprise resource planning solution, you’ve probably heard about Oracle JD Edwards (and more specifically, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne), but how do you know if JDE EnterpriseOne is the right fit for your organization? Not to worry—we have you covered. This article will explain what enterprise resource planning is in general, as well as provide you an overview of the JD Edwards solution. 

What is JD Edwards EnterpriseOne?

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that provides ERP applications and tools for finance, human resources, distribution, consumer goods, and manufacturing sectors. It’s designed for all types of businesses—small, midsized, and large—and it’s compatible with Linux, AIX, Microsoft Windows, IBM, and the Oracle Mobile Platform. Some of its primary features include financial management, CRM, project management, manufacturing, supply chain planning and logistics, reporting and business intelligence.

What is Enterprise Resource Planning?

Enterprise resource planning (also called “ERP”) refers to a suite of software that organizations use to manage day-to-day business activities, including accounting, supply chain, procurement, project management, compliance and more. Connecting a variety of business processes—as well as the flow of data between them—an ERP system functions as the foundation of your organization, providing a single source of truth for your company’s data. 

With ERPs performing such a vitally important business process, it’s no wonder that there are a wide variety of solutions on the market today. In fact, a report from Allied Market Research states that the global ERP market will reach $41.69 billion by 2020. ERPs really got their start in the late 1970s, when JD Edwards got its name by building accounting ERP software for IBM minicomputers. Today, Oracle JD Edwards offers a comprehensive enterprise solution, helping organizations from all sizes and industries manage every aspect of their companies’ business. 

What Kind of Companies Use JDE?

JD Edwards was designed for demand-driven environments where employees wear many hats, people with multiple responsibilities that require visibility into an entire business process. For example, an employee who quotes a process may also need to take an order, check credit, and approve invoices. Having a single, integrated database allows them to have the latest information to make informed decisions quickly. 

JD Edwards has functionalities for different business units in a wide variety of industries, including: 

Benefits of JD Edwards

Thousands of companies around the world have implemented JD Edwards, gaining both immediate and long-term value. Here’s a breakdown of some of the benefits you can expect from implementing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: 

Flexible and Scalable

A flexible and scalable solution, JD Edwards can grow with your business due to its underlying architecture. It permits you a choice of database, operating systems, and hardware, allowing you to build and expand your IT solution to meet your business needs. 

Increase Profits and Productivity

If you’re taking advantage of all its features, JD Edwards can reduce operating expenses and boost profitability by increasing employee productivity, with features like drag-and-drop customization for user navigation to help improve business process flows. 

Regular Updates and Upgrades

Oracle is continuously evolving JD Edwards to meet a wide variety of business needs better. By responding to the needs of its users with regular updates and upgrades, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne stays competitive. 


Today’s workforce is everywhere. And with that need in mind, Oracle has expanded its JD Edwards mobile enterprise applications portfolio to include more than 85 out-of-the-box mobile applications. These applications are compatible with both iOS and Android and are free for the user of the desktop application (or can be purchased from Oracle as a bundle).

Implementing JDE

After you’ve done your research and decided that JD Edwards is the right software for your organization, the next step is getting it implemented. To make sure you get the most out of your investment, it’s important to partner with an IT consultant that has experience with JD Edwards. The right partner can help you not only implement your software but also make sure your employees get up to speed quickly (and help you avoid any potholes on the way). Our senior-level JD Edwards consultants have just the expertise you need to help with any type of project from implementation to optimization. Contact us today to learn more and get started.

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