JDE Community Survey - How Companies Plan to Use New JDE 9.2 Features
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With a promised product roadmap until at least 2030 – businesses running Oracle JD Edwards software can expect more enhancements and innovation for many years to come. We recently asked the JDE community about their priorities and initiatives for 2019, and it’s shaping up to be an ambitious year.
Below we’ve shared the top three goals for JD Edwards users in 2019.
Goal #1: Orchestrator Capabilities
Over forty percent of JDE users surveyed said Orchestrator capabilities are important to their organization in 2019.
Powerful end user tools like Orchestrator allow your organization to personalize your experience in JD Edwards. Orchestrations can be used for tasks in JDE as well as with integrated third-party systems. To further leverage your JD Edwards investment:
- Automate by invoking new functions that launch orchestrations from E1 events.
- Utilize Orchestrator Monitor to receive real time visibility.
- Create a smart process directly connecting devices such as scanners or weight skills to JDE with minimal effort.
Goal #2: Utilizing UX One
According to our results, 42% of survey respondents said utilizing UX One is important to them this year.
To take advantage of all UX One has to offer, it’s recommended organizations upgrade to the latest version of E1 to have the newest UX One applications and better user experience, including easier navigation.
By leveraging User Defined Objects (UDOs), customers can bring the most value to their business by harnessing the power of their Citizen Developer tools. Start maximizing your user’s experience by:
- Leveraging User Defined Objects (UDOs) – and how to harness the power of the Citizen Developer tools.
- Combining User Defined Objects to bring the most value to their business.
Goal #3: Improved Reporting
41% of companies using JD Edwards are focusing on improving visibility and reporting.
Improved reporting leads to better informed business decisions and improved long-term planning. To further enhance business processes, improved reporting will:
- Minimize delays between business needs and operational actions.
- Prioritize ways to increase your company’s cash flow
- Enable BI capabilities
- Enhance user and data interactivity without sacrificing real time capabilities
While those are the top three goals for JD Edwards users in 2019, many businesses are choosing to focus on other important areas of growth and innovation. JDE Security and AP Automation were selected as #4 and #5 top features and functionality in 2019 among those who completed the survey. See the complete results below.
Are you planning on any additional initiatives or functionalities? Over 61% of JDE users surveyed plan to maximize additional functionality/ modules in 2019.
#1 Additional Functionality
According to our results, 36% of JDE users find it important to take advantage of investing in an upgrade in the upcoming year. To help customers continue to drive and accelerate digital progress, JD Edwards Tools Release 9.2
is equipped to provide their clients with more transformative solutions to innovate in the fast-paced, digital economy.
According to Oracle, upgrading to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 includes applications that are SMART – Strategic, Mobile, Architected for Real-Time. These SMART solutions will continue to create a competitive advantage for JDE users. New functionality includes:
- Advanced Job Forecasting
- Outbound Inventory Management
- Internet of Things Orchestrator
- Rental Management
- Work Center Load Review Calendar
- One View Financial Statements
- New JDE Mobile Applications
See the complete survey results on the top initiatives for JDE users in 2019 down below:
All of these new JDE 9.2 features are solutions to enable digital transformation. So, what is digital transformation – and why does it matter? To quote an article on becoming a digitally mature enterprise in MIT Sloan Management Review:
“The power of a digital transformation strategy lies in its scope and objectives. Less digitally mature organizations tend to focus on individual technologies and have strategies that are decidedly operational in focus. Digital strategies in the most mature organizations are developed with an eye on transforming the business.”
Whether you would like to learn more about managing your JD Edwards upgrade process, to request an assessment, or to learn more about our award-winning consulting team and services – we can help. Contact us to learn more Oracle JD Edwards integrations or enhancing your JD Edwards capabilities.