JDE Community Survey - What JD Edwards Users Find Most Important in 2022
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We recently asked the JDE community about their priorities and initiatives for 2022, and it’s looks a bit different than the previous year’s initiatives.
Goal #1: Orchestrator Capabilities
Over sixty percent of JDE users surveyed said orchestrator capabilities were their number one priority for their organization in 2022.
Oracle JD Edwards Orchestrator Studio enables a cost-effective way for organizations to streamline their business processes in EnterpriseOne applications. It provides an intuitive, graphical user interface that hides the complexity of the rooted code that’s required for processing orchestrations and service requests – which contain the process steps for turning the Internet of Things (IoT) data into transactions in EnterpriseOne.
With the ever-changing nature of the industry, it’s important to keep your financial records, inventory, manufacturing processes, and project data accurate and up to date. Orchestrator also allows you to translate your third-party data to EnterpriseOne values with cross reference mapping.
With our JDE Orchestrator training, we help organizations successfully implement and launch JDE orchestrations. Tailored to meet your organization’s needs, our instructors lead you through:
- Orchestrator Studio foundation training
- Instructor-led tutorials
- Hands-on training – tailored with specific exercises developed for your organization
Goal #2: Upgrading to Release 22
With the announcement of the latest JD Edwards EnterpriseOne release and a new naming methodology, upgrading to Release 22 is the second highest priority for JD Edwards users in 2022.
To further empower companies and their business transformation journey, this new naming convention, along with release 22 itself provides innovation that automates, optimizes, and transforms business processes.
As a digital transformation platform, the ability to integrate with third-party systems and cloud services is simplified with EnterpriseOne. Release 22 provides real-time accurate data and the ability to build alternative user interfaces such as mobile applications. Enhance the value of your business with these improvements:
- Build and deploy customization with JDE Events Rules language
- Easily retrieve data items from data requests with enhanced orchestrator
- Bypass warnings during processing recording
- Designate a service-only user
- Include attachments with orchestration and notification messages
With the new release, Oracle has also announced they are also moving JDE entirely to a 64-bit ERP. Beginning with EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.2.5., they will stop releasing updates for the 32-bit version (which most JD Edwards customers are currently using). Instead of getting left behind, empower your organization with a move from 32-bit to 64-bit ERP processing. There’s a lot to gain.
Goal #3: Utilizing UX One
As the third most important goal for JDE users this year, user experience serves as the personalization that aligns ERP to how users work.
“JD Edward’s personalization frameworks not only help you cut costs on customization but enable you to meet requirements at a rapid pace. Use the citizen developers in your organization to reduce the amount you spend on customizations.”
JD Edwards UX One gives you choice and control by providing options to personalize and configure your user experience. From improved interfaces to CafeOne composite applications to E1 pages in JDE – the benefits of UX One include:
- Reduced Friction and improved interfaces
- Continuous adoption to help customize user experience
- Quick time to market to tailor-make experiences
- Increased agility to meet user interface requirements quickly
Formulate a successful UX One implementation strategy that makes sense for your organization and learn more about our UX One Training Workshop.
While those are the top three goals for JD Edwards users in 2022, many businesses are choosing to focus on other important areas of growth and innovation. Implementing 64-bit and digital transformation were selected as #4 and #5 top priorities in 2022 among JD Edwards users who completed the survey. See the complete results below.
Are you planning on any additional initiatives or functionalities? Nearly half of the JDE users surveyed plan to upgrade their JD Edwards system in 2022.
#2 Additional Functionality/Modules
Planning Your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Upgrade
According to our results, the importance of investing in an upgrade continues to be a major priority for the new year. As of October 2021 – JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 22 is now available.
Anytime you start planning for an upgrade, it’s a good time to start looking at your licenses. Depending on how far back your version of EnterpriseOne goes, you’re probably going to need to license some new things like the Oracle Tech Foundation.
You should also look at your architecture and decide if there needs to be any changes there. Do you want to continue to keep things on premise? Maybe you want to go to the cloud. There’s a lot of hosting options where you can go with Oracle’s infrastructure as a service or other hosted providers that takes the whole day-to-day management of all that architecture off your hands and puts it in the responsibility of someone else.
There’s a lot to consider and this only scratches the surface. If you want to learn more about JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2, leverage the expertise of our team and reach out to us about your JDE upgrade plans.
Finding the Best Path Forward
Today there are more choices than ever for Oracle ERP solutions. Making sense of the offerings when it comes to a path forward with JD Edwards can be a confusing and time-draining experience.
Tailored to your organization’s needs, our JD Edwards roadmap workshop will help you understand:
- What’s new with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (including a demo)
- How to create a JDE roadmap for continuous improvement
- How to be successful with implementing new features and functionality
- How to plan for an upgrade (if applicable)
Take advantage of the latest/greatest and move forward with a JDE roadmap that make sense for your organization.
Move to the Cloud – On Your Time
Organizations that rely on older ERP solutions typically “tune” their systems to their own needs and are comfortable with their existing configurations. This comfort zone can be dangerous in today’s fast-paced business environment. For example, when it’s time to make changes and adjust to market conditions—such as adding a new line of business or sales channel—older systems can’t keep up or scale.
While every business has a different path, we can assist your decision-making process by distilling down the three most important segments of your future: Functional Needs, Technical Design and Organizational Readiness. We’ve created The Pathfinder Assessment to quickly assist in identifying areas of your business to consider when analyzing the options.
Get in touch today to learn more about our Pathfinder Assessments. We’ll respond within one business day.