JD Edwards, acquired by Oracle Corp in 2005, is one of the leading providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, offering industry-specific applications and built-in integrations to help you make the most of your software investment.

Read on to learn more about Oracle’s JD Edwards ERP solutions, as well as where our senior-level consultants can fit in your organization.

What is ERP Software?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to a type of software that helps organizations efficiently manage day-to-day operations, like accounting, procurement, finance, supply chain, and project management, in one integrated system.

ERP systems, like JD Edwards software, enable companies to…

  • Improve process efficiency, business value, and the overall customer experience
  • Reduce operational costs through well-defined business processes and integrations
  • Better collaboration between employees, suppliers, and customers
  • Gain a more comprehensive view of your organization’s overall performance, including key performance metrics, KPIs, and other analytics
  • Reduce risk with better data integrity and controls
  • Streamline software development and business process management through a more consistent infrastructure

Is JD Edwards an ERP System?

JD Edwards is an enterprise resource planning software designed to create a modern, simplified, and streamlined experience for users throughout a wide range of industries. The suite of applications offers 75+ separate applications, including Financial Management, Manufacturing, Order Management, Asset Lifecycle Management, and more.

The JDE system offers two different suites of applications: JD Edwards World and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Both offer an intuitive interface that can be used to automate core business operations, reduce operating costs, improve mobility and productivity, and enhance the user experience for JD Edwards customers.

JD Edwards World vs. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

While the two ERP packages do share a similar application architecture, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne products do provide a more flexible and functional interface for users, making it easier to get the most out of their JD Edwards ERP system in the long run.

Here are a few key features of each solution to help you understand which solution would be a better fit for your organization’s needs…

What is JD Edwards World?

JD Edwards World is the initial enterprise resource planning software designed to help companies enable collaboration both within their organization and beyond and provide a more streamlined approach to business process management across the board.

With JD Edwards World software, users are enabled to…

1) Reduce costs and drive growth with lower cost of ownership and more productive operating systems.

2) Leverage a graphical interface and Configurable Network Computing (CNC) functionality to improve efficiency and boost performance.

3) Easily configure, setup, and navigate core components to complete tasks more efficiently and meet business needs across business units.

4) Enable collaboration between internal and external systems and parties to improve performance and drive organizational growth.

What is JD Edwards EnterpriseOne?

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne offers a fully integrated suite of applications that allows customers to choose the database, deployment options, modules, applications, and integrations that best meet their needs. This is the solution that most JD Edwards customers leverage to improve functionality, productivity, and engagement across their organization.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne gives you the opportunity to…

1) Leverage customized solutions to reduce total cost of ownership and improve system flexibility throughout the organization.

2) Accelerate business process management and execution through Oracle’s complete mobile solution and integrated applications.

3) Update and expand your JDE software to meet ever-changing needs throughout your team, organization, or industry as a whole.

4) Automate core business processes to reduce manual workload, reduce operating expenses, enhance system performance, and improve overall employee productivity.

Core Modules in JD Edwards ERP Software

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne suite of integrated modules and applications combines flexibility, functionality, and value to accelerate the execution of core business processes.

Let’s take a closer look at a few core JDE ERP modules included in the solution…

Supply Chain Management

The JD Edwards Supply Management module helps companies build a more flexible and adaptable supply chain, facilitate real-time exchange of information between suppliers, and maximize supplier relationships for both direct and indirect goods.

With JD Edwards Supply Management products, users are enabled to…

  • Leverage the Buyer Workspace to keep up with changing supply conditions, customize solutions to meet your needs, and adopt efficient procurement processes
  • Create, publish, and analyze requests for information (RFIs) and requests for proposal (RFPs) with the Operational Sourcing solution
  • Optimize Procurement, Subcontract, and Agreement Management processes to improve relationships and enhance purchasing power
  • Improve supplier collaboration and requisition policies through Supplier and Requisition Self-Service functions

Financial Management

JDE Financial Management helps users build a solid financial foundation for their organization, respond quickly to changes across the organization or industry, and improve the accuracy of their financial reporting and management operations.

Users can improve financial operations with core JD Edwards products, including…

  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Expense Management
  • Joint Venture Management
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Fixed Asset Accounting
  • Lease Accounting
  • General Ledger Management

Manufacturing

The JD Edwards Manufacturing module offers all-inclusive solutions designed to help manufacturers develop, manufacture, manage, and distribute products efficiently, optimize resource management processes, and improve the customer experience.

JDE Manufacturing helps manage and plan material and product requirements by…

  • Executing Materials Resource Planning (MRP), Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP), and Master Production Schedule (MPS) solutions in a single run
  • Designating any facility as a Supply Source or Demand Source
  • Run MRP processes across multiple organizations or within a specific group in a single organization
  • Conduct re-planning procedures on specific product lines or individual items to ensure supply aligns with demand across the organization

Human Capital Management

The Human Capital Management (HCM) solution within JD Edwards offers a suite of fully integrated, collaborative applications built to automate tedious manual tasks, leverage self-service tools to reduce administrative costs, and streamline operations throughout your Human Resources (HR) department.

With JD Edwards HCM software, users have access to…

  • Improved HR management processes and functionality
  • Enhanced Payroll tracking and processing tools
  • Self-service HR applications and resources
  • Accurate and efficient Time and Labor tracking solutions

Main Advantages of JD Edwards Software

1) Automated Business Processes

Rather than continuing to burden employees with less-than-optimal administrative processes and unnecessary tasks, JD Edwards software allows users to automate their core business operations, offload mundane tasks, and improve communication and collaboration between employees and business units.

2) Seamlessly Integrated Solutions

JD Edwards understands that many companies operate under multiple different umbrellas, meaning that a combination of business units and operations keep the company up-and-running. But, with steady growth and change across your organization and your industry, a solution that can manage all of your core applications in one place is essential to your success.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne products provide flexible, scalable, and adaptable solutions that streamline Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, and more with a single solution.

3) Database Optimization

When it comes to preparing for growth and change in your company and beyond, outlining proper data use and management practices can be a make-or-break factor in your success.

JD Edwards software simplifies the extraction, migration, management, usage, and storage of master data across all business units in your organization.

4) Enhanced User Experience

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solutions deliver a modern, intuitive interface that allows users to configure and customize their applications, reports, and dashboards to provide the best user experience (UX) possible.

And, with easy-to-use source applications, charts, and drag-and-drop features, JDE users have tools at their disposal to control their own experience (and improve productivity and satisfaction in the process).

5) Flexible and Scalable Architecture

The underlying JD Edwards architecture provides flexible and scalable solutions that allow customers to choose the database and hardware options that meet current organizational needs and can build and expand to meet evolving needs in the future.

JD Edwards also provides advanced functionality and a continuous delivery model to ensure companies are making the most of their ERP systems and staying up-to-date with JDE application enhancements, tool upgrades, new version releases, and more.

6) Industry-Specific Applications

JD Edwards tools are used to streamline operations and maximize ERP functionality in a variety of industries, including Manufacturing, Distribution, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Packaged Goods, and more.

Regardless of the nature of your work or the industry you’re in, JDE provides easily-configurable solutions that can be customized to meet even your most complex industry needs without the use of complex programming or coding functions.

7) Improved Data Security

Data security is a top priority within the JD Edwards space, and, with every new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne release, security permissions and requirements are updated and strengthened.

From advanced encryption protocols to customizable user permissions, controlled authentication policies, secure site keys, well-defined File Transfer Protocol (FTP) for media objects, and more, your data is secure and protected across your entire JD Edwards ERP modules, applications, and tools.

8) Mobile-Enabled Solutions

Both JDE software solutions, JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne, offer the functionality and accessibility needed for users to access important data and tasks whenever and wherever they’re needed.

With a complete enterprise mobile solution, like JD Edwards, that can host a variety of functional mobile applications, companies can more effectively and efficiently give users access to specific applications, tools, or functionality within the system.

How Can We Help?

Whether you’re implementing Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system for the first time or you’ve been involved in the JD Edwards space for years, Surety Systems is here to meet all your needs, regardless of the size, scale, or scope of the project at hand.

From outlining steps for a successful implementation to integrating core JD Edwards applications with other tools and third-party systems, navigating complicated upgrade processes, and everything in between, our consultants are here to help.

Our team of senior-level Oracle JD Edwards consultants has the functional skills, technical expertise, and real-world experience needed to lead you to success…the first time.

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