Your JD Edwards Upgrade Partner
Terillium is a global leader in Oracle JD Edwards upgrades – we were the first Oracle partner in North America to go live with an upgrade to EnterpriseOne 9.2. Since then, we’ve helped dozens of organizations make the move. Terillium has more than 170 full-time, U.S. based ERP consultants on our team. Our JDE team has an average of 16 years of professional experience with JD Edwards. We unite our expertise with our proven methodology and project management approach for a combination that our clients can trust during a JD Edwards upgrade project.
Oracle has extended premier JDE support through at least 2031 with improvements planned through its continuous delivery model. There are a number of other reasons to plan a JD Edwards upgrade project:
New Tools and Functionality
Orchestrator Studio, UX One, CafeOne, and numerous other application enhancements.
Software Vendor Support
Releases older than Enterprise 9.0 are losing Oracle support, which is critical to maintain regulatory compliance, fix software bugs and utilize new infrastructure platforms and third-party products.
New releases of EnterpriseOne come with tool enhancements, code optimizations, improved user experience and more.
EnterpriseOne 9.2 includes a robust integration framework with dozens of business interfaces. This enables integration with other Oracle applications, including cloud applications, as well as third party integrations.
What's New with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2
What to Know About the Latest Release
Since JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 was released, Oracle has routinely updated the software with application enhancements, new tools and additional functionality. The most recent update, EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.2.5, included new or improved usability for 19 modules, provided legislative, regulatory and localization updates, enhanced user experience and accelerated digital transformation through new tools in JDE Orchestrations.
Here are some of the latest updates to come out with the most recent release.
The new release includes Assertion Framework in Orchestrator, which allows you to specify, or “assert,” the values that are expected to be produced by an orchestration. Additionally, users can now use Orchestrator to retrieve very large data sets and pass the results.
The UX One framework allows EnterpriseOne users a converged, flexible and configurable interface for all of their applications, including web-based third-party applications. This addition provides you with a more integrated user experience and increased efficiency.
Users can now use JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Search for exact match searches, the ability to export the search results and to enter a specific query and personal form for a related action to execute a JDE application.
Users can now unhide the business view columns on a grid that have been hidden using Form Design Aid, or FDA. In addition, you can now mark a field as required in a form extension, which will apply to all versions of the application.
Virtual Batch Queues allow you to run and rerun jobs on a group of congruent batch servers, reducing the dependency on queues per individual server and centralizing output. This provides high availability for batch processes, expedites batch job processing and helps users scale performance of batch jobs.
JD Edwards added support for long and complex database passwords with the EnterpriseOne Tools 9.2.5 release in order to ensure security compliance and eliminate vulnerabilities.
As part of the most recent EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.2.5 is support for 64-bit JD Edwards on UNIX platforms. Beginning with this release, JDE will add support for running the EnterpriseOne Tools foundation in full 64-bit mode on these platforms:
- Oracle Solaris on SPARC
- IBM AIX on POWER Systems
- HP-UX Itanium
Also included in this release are new platform certifications. Platforms with certification in this release are:
- Oracle Database 19c
- IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit JDE)
- HP-UX Itanium (64-bit JDE)
- Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit JDE)
- Local database for deployment server
- Oracle Linux 8
- Oracle SOA Suite 184.108.40.206
- Microsoft Windows Server 2019 support for deployment server and Development Client
- Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser 85
- IBM i 7.4 on POWER Systems
- IBM MQ Version 9.1
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
- Mozilla Firefox 78 ESR
- Google Chrome 85
Multiple ERP application optimizations were released with the latest version. These enhancements are in:
- Advanced Pricing
- Order Management
- Agreement Management
- Requirements Planning
- Quality Management
- Inventory Management
- Warehouse Management
- Transportation Management
- Grower Management
- Project Costing
- Homebuilder Management
- Real Estate Management
- Service Management
- Capital Asset Management
- Human Capital Management
- Health and Safety Incident Management
- Legislative, Regulatory, and Localizations
Preparing for a JD Edwards Upgrade
Prepare by Planning
Once you know an upgrade is coming, start planning. Define the scope and timeline, as well as the type of upgrade you’re performing – technical (also referred to as “like-for-like), functional (technical with some process or functional enhancements) or transformational (AKA, starting from scratch). Other aspects to plan for include controls, such as communication, task management and issue resolution; deliverables, resources and identifying the key benefits and objectives that are most important.
Choose the Right People
Tap members of your organization that you think can’t be spared from their responsibilities – these are usually your best candidates for your upgrade team. Understand the personalities of those you choose in addition to their skillsets. Don’t forget to include subject matter experts and members of the IT team.
Identify the "Critical Path"
This is all the work that needs to be accomplished to ensure critical business processes are functional. These typically include retrofitting modifications, planning for third-party integrations, scheduling end-user training and identifying the most critical business processes, such as payroll or invoicing.
Performing all necessary tests throughout the project is critical – but you don’t have to do them all every time you test. The key is to perform the right tests at the right time. Keep in mind the importance of documentation, testing types and testing audits.
Like testing, user training is also very important. Plan for it by considering the five Ws – who, what when, where and, subbing in how. Additionally, prioritize topics based on your needs – those that bring the greatest value are General Navigation and features that improve user experience.
Go-Live Support and Beyond
Define a procedure that includes details for cutover, go-live and end-user support. Factors include timing, support strategy and issue management. Also keep in mind that issues can arise after the upgrade is complete – consider including managed services to help in the period following go-live.