- JD Edwards
- IBM i / AS400
Scott Fetzer is a diversified manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of a variety of products from over 20 businesses. George Scott and Carl Fetzer founded their company as a machine shop in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914. They were joined by Jim Kirby to produce their first major product, Kirby vacuum cleaners. The company is now owned by Berkshire-Hathaway and produces everything from encyclopedias and Ginsu knives to electrical fittings and sump pumps.
Scott Fetzer was running JD Edwards World A8.1 primarily for financials; their month-end corporate consolidations and reporting, fixed assets, and accounts payable.
In order to stay on JD Edwards support, they needed to upgrade to JD Edwards World A9.3.
Like most JD Edwards customers, Scott Fetzer upgraded to stay on support. But the company, specifically their financial users, have realized additional benefits.
Prior to the upgrade, Scott Fetzer was using an older Seagull GUI, which didn't provide the functionality and stability of the A9.3 web interface. Users now benefit from a more intuitive browser-based GUI.
Additionally, this was an opportunity to upgrade the hardware, which has resulted in shorter program run time, making the close process faster and more efficient.
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