Making the move from JDE World to EnterpriseOne

Everything you need to know to prepare for a JD Edwards World to EnterpriseOne migration

Many JDE Software customers are still on the older version of JDE World (A7.3 or A8.1) that is decades old, and likely does not support the evolving needs of the business. As these organizations continue to grow and evolve, the IT systems and especially the JDE system must grow along with it.  Therefore, organizations that are growing and evolving must consider upgrading their JDE World software so that their system supports their corporate initiatives.

Oracle has and continues to make significant investments in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. This is where all the significant enhancements to JDE are being added. New modules like Health and Safety Incident Management have been added, and One View Reporting continues to be expanded and enhanced.  Some of the most exciting news is in mobile, where over 80 apps have been released.  Just as importantly, Oracle is moving to make the entire system more open by supporting REST and a more open mobile architecture

Therefore, companies that are looking to upgrade their JDE World software should make the jump to JDE EnterpriseOne.  The migration from JDE World to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is not one to be taken lightly.  However, the advantages and benefits gained are amazing.

6 Key benefits of migrating from JDE World to EnterpriseOne

  1. Modern user experience including a browser-based user interface  that simplifies tasks for end users.
  2. Flexible architecture that allows the system to run on the hardware stack of choice, Linux/AIX, Windows or IBM i enabling you to retain IT administrative expertise.
  3. New enhanced features and functionality which is tailored to the specific business needs of various industries.
  4. Powerful reporting and analytics via the One View system which provide more control to business users.
  5. Robust set of Mobile apps, Mobile Application Framework (MAF) that have already been delivered with more on the way to increase productivity.
  6. Native applications on Tablet (over 80) allow for greater freedom of movement and performance flexibility.
  • Determine Your Upgrade Path
  • Assign an internal resource as the only project manager
  • Build an Upgrade Team with Broad and
    Complementary Skills
  • Identify Peer and Oracle Resources to utilize
  • Define Your Upgrade Activity as a Formal
    Company Project
  • Prepare the Organization for the change – communicate, communicate, communicate

Potential Risk: Not explaining what a new system
means to users before starting the project

  • Decide on an Appropriate Change Management Strategy
  • Agree on when to Change or Add Business Processes

Key Consideration: Will you implement the new functionality as part of the upgrade, or upgrade your current processes without change, and implement new functionality as a follow-on project?

  • Outline Your Issues Management Strategy/Process
  • Ensure the Quality of Your Data
  • Identify possible Project Risks and Develop
    Contingency Plans
  • Prepare Your Technical Environment
  • Test with a Copy of the Production Database
  • Train end users as well as technical users
  • Utilize functional end users to compete testing
  • Utilize GO Live checklist

why you should create a project charter

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