Oracle Press Release

Oracle Updates Oracle’s JD Edwards World and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools

Continued Investment in JD Edwards Demonstrates Oracle’s Commitment to Applications Unlimited Strategy

COLLABORATE 2009, ORLANDO, FL. – May 5, 2009

News Facts

Building upon its Oracle “Applications Unlimited” strategy, Oracle today announced the latest release of Oracle’s JD Edwards World and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools at COLLABORATE 09.
JD Edwards World A9.2 includes hundreds of enhancements and new Purchase Card Management module that help lower customers’ total cost of ownership. This latest version allows companies to reduce inventory costs, eliminate lead times and improve productivity.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release 8.98.1 includes new tools and technology capabilities for leveraging Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (Oracle BI Suite EE Plus), an integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager and certification with the latest platform technology releases.
Oracle is also delivering JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 24.0 for customers running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application releases XE and 8.0.

JD Edwards World

New Industry Functionality Helps Preserve Cash, Reduce Cost

JD Edwards World A9.2 helps project-based industries be more profitable by maximizing contract cash flow with “pay when paid” processing capability, improvements to contract usability and accuracy and a more efficient labor correction process with Labor Reclass module enhancements.
Upgrades to JD Edwards World A9.2 support:
Reduced administrative costs of processing small invoices with a new Purchase Card Management Module.
More flexibility and information sharing through new EDI User Defined Fields for Trading Partners.
Greater control of data by leveraging Approvals Management for Purchasing enhancements.
Manufacturing and distribution customer benefits from reduced costs associated with the administration of internal work orders with Orderless Processing, increased accuracy and an accelerated shipment confirmation process with Batch Ship Confirm updates and more efficient shop floor operations through automatically created Shop Floor Calendars.

Technical Innovation Provides Access to Advanced Applications and Business Information

Allowing easier, faster sharing and delivery of information, JD Edwards World A9.2 leverages Oracle’s leading products and technology to enable the following capabilities:
Advanced analytics that take advantage of Oracle's Demantra Demand Management integration to better forecast and anticipate market needs.
Cost savings by relying on the expanded Oracle User Productivity Kit training content.
Speedy delivery of information that helps reduce operating costs with electronic report distribution.
Increased flexibility of data and reporting through Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher integration that allows reports to be distributed via email, fax, FTP or on the Web.
Conformity to Oracle Application Integration Architecture standards for future integration needs and increased access to applications and technology options.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Comprehensive System Management Across the Enterprise

Achieving more streamlined integration, the Oracle Enterprise Manager application pack developed for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release 8.98.1 delivers the ability to manage and support Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and other applications and technology components such as the Oracle Database and application server, all from one single console.
Information on Business Performance
Through embedded Oracle Business Intelligence reports, the new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools provide more in-depth analytics to enable better decisions by ERP users.
Integration with Oracle BI Suite EE Plus empowers business users to create their own reports and queries within JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, expanding the overall business intelligence capabilities available to casual, day-to-day users.
Release of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 24.0 Now Available
Today, Oracle is also delivering JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 24.0 for customers running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application releases XE and 8.0.
Through Oracle’s Applications Unlimited program, this latest release further demonstrates Oracle’s ongoing investment in platforms and technologies for older, supported versions of JD Edwards products.

Supporting Quotes

"JD Edwards World A9.2 will allow us to take advantage of new, key manufacturing and distribution enhancements such as Work Orderless Processing, work order ledger, batch ship confirm and the introduction of Oracle BI Publisher and an improved document distribution," said David Bryant, Maxco's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. " With JD Edwards World A9.2, the cost/benefit ratio is very favorable. With this latest release, and in conjunction with our IBM iSeries server, Maxco continues to have a solid and reliable foundation for the future."
“These latest updates to the JD Edwards products offer technical innovations that give JD Edwards customers improved integration with third-party products and access to advanced applications and business information,” said Oracle Group Vice President, JD Edwards, Lenley Hensarling. “These new products help JD Edwards customers drive down the cost of ownership while expanding on analytics capability and delivering measurable efficiencies.”

General Availability

Oracle’s JD Edwards World A9.2 and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98.1 and 24.0 are currently available.

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