What is JD Edwards?

What is JD Edwards?

Owned by Oracle, JD Edwards ERP software is used by more than 7,000 organizations worldwide. Learn more about Oracle JD Edwards below.

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What is JD Edwards?

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated ERP software suite. JDE is unique in that organizations running the software have choice of database and deployment options. JD Edwards can be deployed on-premise or on the cloud (private, public, or hybrid cloud). JD Edwards ERP has over 80 application modules, end-user reporting, and robust industry functionality. Learn more below.

Oracle JD Edwards Modules

Oracle JD Edwards is ERP (or Enterprise Resource Planning) software. JD Edwards ERP is robust in its capabilities, and includes software functionality for:

  • Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  • Financial Management
  • Human Capital ManagementJD Edwards ERP
  • Project Management
  • Order Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Real Estate and Home Construction
  • Agribusiness
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Apparel/Attribute Management
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Supply Chain Execution – Logistics
  • Supply Management – Procurement

Versions of JD Edwards

Businesses running JD Edwards ERP software today fall into a few camps, for the most part.

  • JD Edwards World
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

According to the 2018 JD Edwards Survey by Quest Oracle Community, 91% of users are on EnterpriseOne while 9% remain on JD Edwards World.

JD Edwards World

JD Edwards was founded in 1977. The company’s first version of the software is called JD Edwards World, and runs on the IBM hardware AS/400 (rebranded in 2000 to IBM eServer iSeries). The software was initially very accounting focused, and was used by mid-sized businesses. This was a change in the market, previously ERP was only for larger companies (mostly Fortune 500). With the launch of JD Edwards, smaller mid-sized businesses could now implement ERP technology.

The most recent version of World, A9.4 released in 2015, now includes a web-based interface.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

The majority of businesses today running JD Edwards ERP are using EnterpriseOne (E1), a web-based ERP. The JDE product team continues to invest in software enhancements and innovation. Now on version E1 9.2, feature updates are generally available twice a year.

Oracle Acquisition

Oracle officially acquired JD Edwards in 2005, bringing JD Edwards under the Oracle umbrella of products.

JD Edwards User Community

JD Edwards has a very active and loyal user community. Twice a year thousands of users attend the main user group conferences, COLLABORATE and INFOCUS. Regional user groups across the United States, and the world, also meet throughout the year to network, share knowledge, and learn about the latest software features and functionality. Learn more about JD Edwards events.

Industries that Use Oracle JD Edwards ERP

Businesses across a variety of industries use JD Edwards World and E1 – main industries among the user base are:

  • Consumer Package Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Asset Intensive
  • Construction
  • Home Builders
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Other Project-based
  • Service-based

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Oracle JD Edwards Product Highlights

JD Edwards ERP is robust in the breadth and depth of functionality of the software. Overall JDE has more than 80 application modules. Pillar modules are in the following areas: assets, sales, financials, human capital, manufacturing, procurement, order management, project management, and supply chain.

Over the course of delivering JD Edwards software for more than 30 years, the product has become known for its reliability and stability.

Over the past five years, the JDE product team at Oracle has become increasingly dedicated to ensuring the best user experience (UX) possible. Latest features include:

  • Features for user personalization based on their job and responsibilities
  • Enhanced interface and google-search-like navigation
  • New notifications and watch list capabilities
  • Ability to use more software functionality, without developer skills

Oracle JD Edwards is flexible based on business needs.

  • Deployment – Businesses can choose whether to deploy JDE on-premise or in the cloud
  • Module implementation – Businesses can choose the modules they need from the suite of applications, this includes the ability to integrate cloud software
  • Pricing – Businesses can purchase the software upfront, or setup a plan for repayment over time

JD Edwards ERP today includes modern technology such as JD Edwards Orchestrator Studio – a tool that enables automation and IoT capabilities.

At least twice a year the JDE product team releases new feature updates. Businesses running the most current version of the software, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2, can take advantage of new features with minimal upgrade effort.

JD Edwards and the Cloud

Oracle JD Edwards continues to thrive as a product and has made advances in cloud technology.

  • Cloud hosting – organizations running JDE have the option to host and run JD Edwards in the cloud
  • Cloud application integration options – integrating third-party or Oracle cloud applications with JDE

JD Edwards Features and Functionality

Some key JDE features worth highlighting include:

  • One View Reporting: Real-time, built in reporting to access data and create list, charts, graphs and more
  • Cloud capabilities (more info above)
  • UX One: Features for streamlined and modern user experience
  • Mobile Applications: There are over 88 mobile JDE apps available for users who want mobile access to JD Edwards ERP
  • Internet of Things: An integrated IoT platform
  • Infrastructure Tools and Integrations: Flexibility and options as far as platform, database and hardware options

What’s New with Oracle JD Edwards

Latest announcements from Oracle include:

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