Oracle Press Release

Oracle Unveils Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98

Latest Releases Incorporate Customer-Driven Enhancements; New Project and Government Contract Accounting Module Supports Complex Project Management

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco, CA – September 23, 2008

News Facts

Oracle today announced Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0, the latest release of one of the company’s leading ERP platforms, and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 includes a new Project and Government Contract Accounting module that helps meet the diverse and complex project management requirements of industries such as engineering and construction and professional project-oriented services. The new module also helps project-oriented firms meet U.S. government standards and requirements, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the U.S. Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and agency specific rules from other governmental bodies.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 includes enhancements for financial management, supply chain management and human resource management. The latest release also includes industry-specific capabilities for engineering and construction, food and beverage, commercial real estate, industrial manufacturing and professional services.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98, the technology infrastructure for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications, includes innovations in reporting, integration, system administration and user experience, and is available for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.10, 8.11, 8.11 SP1, 8.12 and 9.0.
Oracle’s strategy is to deliver complete, integrated and end-to-end product suites on an open, standards-based middleware and database architecture. Oracle’s approach helps customers to simplify computing environments, lower cost and risk, and provides greater choice and flexibility.

Enhanced Functionality Delivers Value to Companies of all Sizes

Key features of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 include:
New Project and Government Contract Accounting module provides advanced project accounting integrated to an enterprise's general ledger to help deliver better data quality for improved compliance and financial management and multiple options for expense allocation on projects. New functionality handles detailed client-required payroll and time card reporting, report generation and invoice printing to specific client formats, and different financial burden and allocation methods for meeting client needs.
Enhanced financial compliance capabilities through new data relationship functionality for assigning correct values to entered information. Now, data can be entered correctly using customer-defined rules to help eliminate the possibility that inconsistencies, abbreviations or incorrect spellings are captured.
Dynamic configuration capabilities enable sales and customer service representatives to correctly enter sales order combinations comprised of products and service offerings.
New industry-specific enhancements for food and beverage producers (harvest and blend operations), commercial real estate investors and managers (expense participation) and homebuilders (national purchasing).
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98 supports JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications 8.10, 8.11, 8.11 SP1, 8.12 and 9.0. Key features for reducing total cost of ownership include:
New User Interface that incorporates customer-driven user interface improvements and adopts a consistent Oracle standard to enhance productivity and improve the visual experience.
More standards adoption, including support for Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), increases IT staff flexibility and reduces learning curves for effective use.
Enhanced Batch Process Management with out-of-the-box functionality to improve the management and monitoring of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne batch processes and reports.

Oracle Customer Services

Oracle Customer Services provides complete coverage of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98 with the world's leading portfolio of IT lifecycle-based service and support offerings. Oracle Customer Services is focused on helping customers maximize their success with Oracle solutions while lowering the total cost of ownership through continued advances in providing personalized, proactive support and knowledge management capabilities. 

Supporting Quotes

“Companies across the globe rely on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to successfully run and grow their businesses,” said Oracle Group Vice President and General Manager, JD Edwards, Lenley Hensarling. “With Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 and Tools 8.98, we are delivering hundreds of new enhancements providing business value and driving ownership costs down. A new Project and Government Contract Accounting module lets companies meet complex project requirements with added accountability, compliance and performance.”

General Availability

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98 are scheduled to be generally available in September 2008.

Supporting Resources

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