No Shortage in Oracle ERP Options
By Steve May, Vice President at Terillium
There is one certainty within the ecosystem of Oracle: it’s never boring. Oracle keeps partners like us on our toes. 2016 was no exception. As expected Oracle ERP options continued the move toward the cloud, including the roll out of new modules like Manufacturing Cloud and Supply Chain Cloud. Not so expected, but intriguing none the less, was the decision on Oracle’s part to purchase NetSuite.
Terillium has been a long-time partner specialized in Oracle JD Edwards, and in 2016 we had more JDE projects than ever.
All three solutions, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle JD Edwards, and Oracle NetSuite had a home in the leader quadrant on the most recent ERP Value Matrix from Nucleus Research.
These solutions present an interesting mix of options for businesses considering a new ERP solution in 2017. Below are a few thoughts on each product.
ORACLE JD EDWARDS
Very few Tier 1 ERP solutions on the market today are as robust as JD Edwards. Making its debut in the 1970s, JDE is unique in that it is a mature product that is also modern considering how JDE has evolved. JDE was the first ERP solution to be available on the iPad, and has over 80 mobile apps today. Given Oracle’s continued product roadmap for JDE, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, and customers running JDE have more options than ever to leverage their system – from cloud integrations to upgrading to the newest UX to IoT technology. For those considering a new ERP, JD Edwards is a great solution – especially mid-size manufacturing, distribution and service oriented companies.
ORACLE ERP CLOUD
Oracle ERP Cloud is a young solution, but for being so young has a lot to offer. A key benefit to ERP Cloud is its flexibility. Companies can be up in running on the Financials Cloud module in a relatively short timeframe – and add on additional cloud functions later. The embedded business intelligence tools allow for fast financial analysis, and users benefit from ease of use and modern interfaces expected of a cloud solution. Oracle ERP Cloud is a good match for mid to large size companies who desire a cloud-based solution.