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Whether you are upgrading JDE World, migrating to or managing JDE EnterpriseOne, or integrating with third parties, our team has seen it all. Click below for answers to some common JD Edwards questions.

World Upgrades

How long does a World to World upgrade take?
A World to World upgrade typically takes four to six months, depending on the complexity. The time needed to complete a World upgrade depends on several factors, the most important of which is how many modifications have been made to the application code. Extensive modifications and customizations will lengthen the time it takes to analyze and retrofit the mods to the new version. Other factors, including whether or not you need an O/S upgrade and what version you are coming off of, will also affect the timeline.
What are the differences between technical, functional, and transformational upgrades?

A technical upgrade, sometimes referred to as a ‘like-for-like’ upgrade, keeps the software on the same platform and only implements changes to business processes that are required by the software. Technical upgrades are the fastest and least costly upgrades to complete. Functional upgrades add a layer of complexity by implementing new business processes and functionality that the company didn’t use before the upgrade; auto cash application, for example, when the company previously only applied cash manually. A transformational upgrade is the most complicated and can involve a re-platform and a re-engineering of business processes. For example, a World to EnterpriseOne migration is transformational.

We need to upgrade our IBM OS. Can we continue to run World A7.3?
You can run World A7.3 on IBM OS V7R3, but you must install a patch from Oracle for the software to function properly. The patch is only available to Oracle customers currently on maintenance.

World Migration to EnterpriseOne

We’re moving from World to EnterpriseOne. What are the most important training needs to consider?
System administrators will need to learn CNC (Configurable Network Computing), the technical underpinnings of EnterpriseOne, and Developers will need to learn the EnterpriseOne toolset, which is similar in many respects to C++. The most significant change for users is the interface, which is browser-based. Otherwise, the system works very similarly to World, only with new functionality and updated features.
Can we continue to use our IBM i AS/400 when we migrate to EnterpriseOne?
IBM i is an excellent platform for EnterpriseOne, however, an evaluation should be completed to make sure the hardware has the processing power, memory, and disk space needed to support the system.
Over the years, our World users have built lots and lots of FASTRs. Is there a way to migrate these to EnterpriseOne?

JD Edwards released One View Financial Statements (OVFS) with EnterpriseOne 9.2. OVFS significantly reduces the time to convert FASTRs to E1 compared to prior release levels. In OVFS, the concept of row and column specifications and versions are very similar, if not identical to, FASTR. However, JD Edwards does not offer a conversion utility to directly convert FASTRs to E1 because the technologies underlying World and E1 are so different.

EnterpriseOne Functionality and Upgrades

Does JD Edwards support the new joint IASB/FASB revenue recognition accounting standards?

Yes, new functionality within the EnterpriseOne sales order processing, contract and service billing, and accounts receivable modules has been introduced to support the IASB/FASB revenue recognition standard. The system can be configured to record the performance obligation liability at the time of invoicing and subsequently record the recognition of revenue when the performance obligation is complete.

What is a simplified EnterpriseOne upgrade and why does it matter?
Rather than replacing all objects on the system, a simplified upgrade replaces only those standard objects that JD Edwards has changed. This reduces the time and cost of analyzing and testing business processes because the upgrade team can concentrate on the business processes affected by the upgrade rather than having to retest the entire system.

Third-Party Integrations

What are the options for interfacing third-party applications with JD Edwards?
The two most commonly used methods for interfacing third-party applications are business services and batch processes. Depending on the tools release you are on, EnterpriseOne supports a broad array of business service calls using SOA or RESTful. Both World and EnterpriseOne provide interface files and native batch processes to connect third-party applications to JD Edwards, either through the z-file process or EDI files.
Does JD Edwards EnterpriseOne support REST web services?
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne began supporting RESTful services through AIS with tools release 9.1.4. Earlier tools releases support SOAP using BSSV services.

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