What’s Top of Mind for JD Edwards Users in 2024

What JD Edwards Users Find Most Important in 2024

We asked the JDE community about their #1 priority for 2024. If you read last year’s community survey results, we saw a 50% increase in a specific initiative from 2023 to 2024.The top three initiatives that are top of mind for JD Edwards users this year are:

1st Priority: Upgrading their JD Edwards System

With the announcement of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 24, 30% of the JDE community surveyed is planning to upgrade in 2024. Even with its recent announcement date in November 2023, we’re already seeing customers moving to Release 24.

But why upgrade with this release?

After 9.2 was released 8 years ago, JD Edwards went into a continuous innovation model, focusing on delivering incremental value quarter after quarter. By using a continuous code line and increasing delivery frequency, Oracle JD Edwards reduced the number of upgrades and minimized changes between releases. This makes it easier to implement and maintain a code current strategy, which further enables a continuous adoption mindset.

Oracle is continuously coming out with new features and functions around applications. In fact, more enhancements and tools were added January 2024. Let’s dive into some of the top application enhancements with Release 24:

Application Enhancements

  • Enterprise Automation: Requisition to Receipt
  • Volume Based Buying Recommendations in Procurement
  • Automated Safety Stock Population
  • Enterprise Automation: Shipment to Dispatch
  • OCI AI/ML Accelerator for JD Edwards
  • Ability to View Details of Vouchers Associated with Purchase Orders
  • View Joint Venture Parent BU in Business Units
  • JD Edwards Statement of Direction for Sustainability Framework

For a full breakdown of everything JD Edwards Release 24 has to offer, check out the JDE release resources.

Planning Your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Upgrade

Delivering a successful JDE upgrade goes beyond merely adhering to “best practices.” True success hinges on employing real, practical techniques that actively engage the entire project team.

There’s a lot to consider and this only scratches the surface. If you want to dive more into your upgrade strategy for the year, leverage the expertise of our team.

2nd Priority: Additional JDE Functionality / Modules

If upgrading isn’t the main focus, JDE users are likely concentrating on maximizing their data’s value within the EnterpriseOne system. Our annual community survey indicates that over 27% of users prioritize adding functionality/modules to automate and streamline business processes, doubling from 2023.

Orchestrator Capabilities

Nearly 59% of surveyed JDE users prioritizing additional functionality/modules identified new orchestrator capabilities as their top priority.

Given the dynamic nature of the industry, maintaining accuracy and currency in your financial records, inventory, manufacturing processes, and project data is paramount. Furthermore, Orchestrator allows you to translate third-party data into EnterpriseOne values through cross-reference mapping seamlessly.

Collect, filter, analyze, and act on real-time data with these Release 24 Orchestrator improvements:

  • Workflow Monitor
  • Task Tracking
  • Notification Reminders
  • Output Stream Access for Orchestrations
  • User-Defined Delimiter for Orchestrator Output to CSV
  • Prebuilt Workflow Data Structures

 

Discover firsthand how these latest JDE Orchestrator features optimize your operations for peak performance, propelling your business towards excellence.

3rd Priority: 64-bit

If you’re focusing on an upgrade in 2024, then this also means you’re moving JDE entirely to a 64-bit ERP. You’re not alone – over 13% of the JDE community surveyed said 64-bit processing is their top priority for the year.

Customers using tools release 9.2.5.x and earlier probably have a 32-bit JD Edwards setup and must upgrade to access the latest tools (9.2.6.x and above). Take this year as an opportunity to get current with code, infrastructure, third party apps and orchestrator. The upgrade is a requirement for customers who want to evolve their JD Edwards system.

While implementing 64-bit seems like a big undertaking for your organization, it simply eliminates the need for 32-bit compatibility. The software running natively in 64-bit operating systems has no impact on business processes or data. Look at it as a technical uplift within the foundation of JD Edwards.

Across the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne tools releases, Oracle has tested and concluded the following:

  • Improvement in total average interactive response time in the 64-bit version of EnterpriseOne.
  • Improvement in UBE runtime in the 64-bit version of EnterpriseOne.
  • Decrease in Enterprise Server CPU usage in the 64-bit version of EnterpriseOne.
  • Decrease in average C Business Function (BSFN) response time in the 64-bit version of EnterpriseOne.
  • Increase in Enterprise Server memory consumption when moving from 32-bit EnterpriseOne to the 64-bit version.
  • The IBM I on Power Systems platform is not discernibly impacted by 64-bit EnterpriseOne processing because this operating system is natively 128-bit.
  • Package builds run longer in an EnterpriseOne install which maintains both 32-bit and 64-bit Business Functions.

 

Get all your JD Edwards 64-bit questions answered.

How to Plan for 64-bit

Terillium’s JDE 64-bit workshop is tailored to meet your organization’s needs. This 2-hour planning workshop starts with a short session to better understand your goals and requirements. From there, our instructors will lead you through:

  • What it means to go 64-bit
  • A review of your JDE infrastructure
  • Different project options and paths forward

 

By the end of the workshop, you will have our recommended roadmap for your organization with costs and a well-tested plan to successfully move into the future fully optimized with a 64-bit architecture. Learn More About Workshop

2024 JD Edwards Users Top Priorities

While these top three goals are important for JD Edwards users in 2024, many businesses are also focusing on other key areas of growth and innovation. Specifically, advancing digital transformation through cloud integration and improving support services are also top priorities. See the complete results below.

Top 3 Strategic Priorities for JD Edwards Users in 2023

Get Ahead and Stay Ahead: Prepare for the Future with JD Edwards

Many JD Edwards users this year are focused on planning for the future while maximizing current systems.

Exploring Cloud Opportunities with JD Edwards

The evolving JD Edwards landscape is being significantly shaped by advancements in cloud technology, presenting fresh opportunities for innovation and operational efficiency. Whether you’re considering transitioning to cloud infrastructure, leveraging cloud services for scalability, or adopting cloud-native applications, these enhancements enrich your JD Edwards ecosystem. This modernization not only improves operations but also prepares you for future advancements within JD Edwards and beyond.

To facilitate this transformation, we’ve developed the Pathfinder Assessment. This tool is designed to streamline your decision-making process by honing in on three pivotal aspects of your future:

  • Functional Needs
  • Technical Design
  • Organizational Readiness

 

Employing our Assessment Methodology, we facilitate a swift evaluation of your business segments, pinpointing pivotal areas for consideration as you weigh your options.

Whether you’re thinking about a gradual transition or a full migration, the Pathfinder Assessment sheds light on your business’s complex needs. By offering a clear, tailored roadmap, it ensures a seamless transition towards a more agile and future-proof operation.

JD Edwards Pathfinder Assessment to the Cloud

Comprehensive Support for JD Edwards

Chances are you have a JD Edwards “wish list.” The list could include new reports, additional training for your team, help with certain areas like accounts payable or fixed assets – or it might simply be that you’d like to “do more” with JDE.

You’re not alone – over 11% of the JDE community surveyed said that JDE Support is their top priority for the year.

The right partner can help you optimize JD Edwards. If you’re answering yes to any of these questions, it might be time to choose a JD Edwards support partner.

  1. You know you could be doing more with JD Edwards.

  2. You need more (or ongoing) JDE training.

  3. You need help, in general.

Choosing a JD Edwards support partner isn’t just about solving immediate issues. It’s about preparing for a future where your business is constantly improving. The right partner turns your JD Edwards goals into reality, trains your team effectively, and helps with larger projects. With experienced JDE specialists, you’re not just making small improvements—you’re setting the stage for ongoing innovation and success.

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