GrafTech Upgrades from JD Edwards XE to 9.2 Release 22

GrafTech Upgrades from JD Edwards XE to 9.2 Release 22

GrafTech upgrades to Release 22 from their old, highly customized version of JDE XE.

The Client

GrafTech is a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel. With over 135 years of experience in the research and development of graphite- and carbon-based solutions, GrafTech provides highly engineered products, services and solutions for their steelmaking customers around the world.

The Challenge

GrafTech was on an older, highly customized version of JD Edwards (Xe). The purpose of this project was to get to a stable, supported release of JD Edwards.

GrafTech wanted a like-for-like approach to their upgrade but also wanted to look for opportunities to reduce the number of modifications within the system (over 3,000), as well as support their internal IT Strategic Road Map.

Our Solution

Terillium upgraded GrafTech’s JD Edwards system to a stable platform and release. The upgrade included:

  • 73 Interfaces/Integration Points into/out of JDE
  • Tools Release Update –
  • Retrofitting Custom Objects/Applications/Reports – 1,500+
  • Elimination of 1,400 Obsolete/Custom Objects


The JDE upgrade was completed on time and under budget with no unscheduled down time.

Redfaire International along with their North American partner, Terillium, was a top-notch partner to work with while upgrading our JD Edwards system. The success of the upgrade was a testament to their expertise and ability to execute complex projects seamlessly. The team went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. Their dedication, professionalism, and attention to detail were key to the project’s success.
John Broerman
VP Information Technology - GrafTech International
Modern ERPOperation on the most recent JD Edwards release
Updated ToolsUpgraded Tools Release Update -
Streamlined SystemUpgrade allowed for the elimination of 1,400 obsolete/custom objects
IndustryManufacturing - Graphite Electrode
ProductsOracle JD Edwards 9.2 Release 22: Address Book, General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, Job Cost, Multicurrency, Sales Order Management, Advanced Pricing, Inventory Procurement, Shipping, Advanced Transportation, Shop Floor Management, Work Orders, Product Costing, Manufacturing, Plant & Equipment Maintenance