We were thrilled to once again host our annual JD Edwards User Group Event along with Mike Stahl from Oracle. We love to use this opportunity to connect with other JD Edwards users and learn the latest from Oracle.
The event started with an introduction from Bill about Briteskies and our recent rebranding efforts, as well as some discussion about the upcoming IBM i changes that are affecting JD Edwards users.
Mike Stahl then presented updates from this year's JD Edwards Partner Summit. Much of his presentation focused on Oracle Cloud and Oracle’s JDE strategy of empowering customers to achieve their target business outcomes through choice and control across on-premises, hybrid, and cloud migration strategies.
Oracle Cloud is a complete, open, and secure platform that spans all layers of the cloud and provides choice and access to intelligence. Oracle Cloud features IaaS, SaaS, DaaS, and PaaS options to complement, extend, and optimize your JD Edwards application.
Along with leveraging cloud services to get the most out of your JDE investment, Oracle has extended JDE support timelines significantly and continues to invest in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
New support timelines include World A9.4 support through 2025 and EnterpriseOne 9.2 support through 2028. Customers want less disruptive updates and stronger ROI for upgrades, leading to Oracle’s commitment to longer support timelines.
Oracle has estimated that more than 75% of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers will be on release 9.1 or higher by the end of next year. Because of that, they have started implementing EnterpriseOne 9.2 Continuous Delivery.
Continuous Product Delivery will deliver product innovation and new features in smaller and more frequent updates, reducing the requirement for costly, disruptive upgrades. Continuous Service Delivery will feature timely partner offerings to respond to customer business needs.
While JD Edwards has been doing continuous delivery for World for a while, it will now be the new normal for EnterpriseOne as well. Users can expect a few releases a year followed by a year-end cumulative release for those who need to catch up.
From a user perspective, JD Edwards continues to invest in ERP management features as well as user experience. One of the best resources for E1 users is LearnJDE.com, where users can access information and tutorials for their JD Edwards investment.
For example, users can learn all about UXOne and OneView reporting through informative videos like this one:
You can learn even more about your JD Edwards environment at LearnJDE.com.