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3 reasons why JD Edwards is alive and kicking!

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” – JD Edwards, 2018. Ok, slight misappropriation, it was actually Mark Twain who said it in 1895, but the message remains the same if you have ever heard someone say that JDE is dead…

This erroneous line started circulating around 2005 when JDE was bought by PeopleSoft and then surfaced again when Oracle acquired the ERP system. Unfortunately for competitors, the truth is far from that. In fact, recent announcements show that JD Edwards has never been more alive!

This article highlights three compelling examples which show why JD Edwards continues to be a trusted and valued platform for business.

  1. Oracle's Lifetime Support for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 extends through 2030!

Premier Support for Oracle JD Edwards E1 is extended through at least 2030, reinforcing Oracle’s commitment to customers and product innovation. A stable and predictable long-term support policy enables customers to maximize and expand their existing investments with ample time for future planning.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2: Premier Support is effective through at least December 2030.

JD Edwards World A9.4: Premier Support is effective through at least April 2022 and Extended Support through at least April 2025.

  1. Continuous JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Releases.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 and JD Edwards World A9.4 are referred to as the Continuous Innovation releases for JD Edwards products.

The above dates have been pushed out further into the future based on the move to a Continuous Innovation delivery model for new product releases as well as input from customers.

Continuous Innovation delivery model

The plan is to deliver any new functionality to JD Edwards products as updates to the existing release. Upgrades are therefore not required to gain access to new features and capabilities, meaning less rolling investment for customers.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne User Experience Enhancements, New Mobile Features, Modern ERP Enhancements, and Tools Digital Transformation Features were announced in Q1 and Q2, and the year is not even over yet.

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  1. Digital Transformation with JD Edwards.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications (Releases 9.1 and 9.2)

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications are the latest mobile offering. They include mobile applications for phones and tablets that utilize Oracle’s most advanced mobile technology.

Mobile Enterprise Applications give users the ability to access and update important business data directly from a mobile tablet or smartphone device using Oracle's Mobile Application Framework (MAF) technology. In addition to delivering mobile applications, JD Edwards also supports customers' and partners' ability to modify and extend mobile applications using Mobile Application Archives (MAA). Customers can additionally build their mobile applications using the JD Edwards Mobile Framework.

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Internet of Things

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne provides an integrated IoT platform, powered by the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Orchestrator, that enables companies to increase operating effectiveness and revenue while at the same time reducing costs and helping address compliance related needs. This solution enables you to:

Connect IoT data to your business data, so that your machines, along with your people and processes, are all connected enabling solutions previously not possible.

Simplify the integration of IoT data with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Orchestrator Studio. Available starting with EnterpriseOne Tools, the Orchestrator Studio is an intuitive, easy to use web-based application that business analysts can use to create orchestrations that tie IoT device data directly to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications, thus eliminating costly, mundane, and error-prone manual input.

Oracle JD Edwards Cloud Offering

Only Oracle delivers a complete cloud business suite that allows CFOs to adopt new finance operating models to support their digital business strategies, using a complete portfolio of finance applications with native social, mobile, and analytics to enhance collaboration and agility.

Oracle Cloud is a public cloud that you can use to deploy JD Edwards EnterpriseOne instances. At the same time, you can continue to run some of your applications on-premise.

All of Oracle’s cloud service layers can provide value to JD Edwards customers depending on their business and technology goals. You can choose different cloud service layers individually or in combination with others. These are IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Software as a Service).

Read more about how to successfully migrate your JD Edwards data to Oracle Cloud.

UX One - User Experience for EnterpriseOne users

JD Edwards continues to enhance the user experience through UX One by providing navigation capabilities on Analytic Components. Additional roles and their Analytic Components now provide drilldown and right-click options on context menus with a selection of applications that can be launched. This allows users to easily navigate from analytic graphical presentations to review and act upon detailed master data or transaction information.

UX One Analytic Components provide real-time, transactional information to JD Edwards end users in an intuitive and graphical format. Users are able to visually analyse current business conditions and more easily identify problems that need attention.


Oracle keeps demonstrating a rapid response to the needs of your organizations delivering application and tools enhancements and updates in a continuous and cost-effective manner. There are many reasons that prove that Oracle JD Edwards is delivering new innovation and Digital Technologies that lead your business into a digital enterprise.

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