Do you have JD Edwards (JDE) Enterprise One or World installed? You will need to make regular updates if they are to function optimally. A JDE upgrade is important because it means new functionalities and features will be added and bugs will be fixed. There are companies that specialize in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) upgrades. Understanding what to expect from such a company will help you get the most out of it.
A good JDE upgrade company will have different offerings from which you can choose from. You will need internal selectivity and knowledge to ensure you pick the best offering. You expect the company to do the initial planning and preparation. This is important because a path that you can easily follow will be created.
The company will manage the project from the beginning to the end. Your team will be taken through the functions and features of upgraded version of the software. Most companies offer customized training. This training could be on-site or through workshops, where topics covered include how to work with custom code, how to build a business case, data migration and management, testing, on-premise hardware, best practice, project team organization, and activities necessary before going live.
A good consultant will give you application guidance and assistance. He/she will carry out the necessary tests and resolve any issue that may arise. If your team is doing the JDE upgrade, you expect your consultant to assist your in-house team with all the technical activities.
A JD Edwards upgrade company will help with the retrofitting of mandatory interfaces and modifications. If you are using JD Edwards World, the team will assist you with migration to JD Edwards Enterprise One.
If you are lucky enough to get a good consultant, you will get white papers that help with the analysis and comparison of different JDE upgrade options. This allows you to choose between rip & replace with SAP and different upgrade options. You will also get news and other resources to help you make an informed decision.
Oracle Corporation recently added support in its latest service packages and releases for IE 9, SQL Server 2008, Windows 7, and other third party software packages. You are unlikely to know about this and how to go about the JDE upgrade without insight from a professional. An upgrade of JD Edwards Enterprise One application version 9.1 and JD Edwards World A9.3 are expected to be released any time in 2013. A consultant will keep you updated on this.
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