Seven Reasons Why JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Looks Good in Red
by Monica Mehta, November 2009
One of the distinguishing virtues of the architecture of Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is its open platform strategy. Customers have benefited from a broad matrix of options for hardware, operating systems, databases, and Web middleware. Among their platform choices, customers can now run JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on a complete Oracle technology stack, including Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Manager. Running JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on a complete Oracle stack offers users advanced capabilities that can help them better meet their business challenges. Here are seven good reasons to choose Oracle’s full stack.
1. Ensure system uptime and performance with Oracle Enterprise Manager. A system isn’t providing any benefit to its users if it is down or performing poorly. The Oracle stack, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and Oracle Application Management Pack for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enable administrators to provide better proactive monitoring of servers, faster troubleshooting, and a higher level of service to end users.
2. Give end users more control over the content and formatting of their reports. Also exclusive to Oracle’s technology portfolio, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher is integrated with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and enables users to design more-robust output templates for their reports, with features such as pictures, logos, and font control. Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher also gives business users the ability to write ad hoc queries into the JD Edwards data and run reports through common desktop tools Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher integrates with, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
3. Reduce the cost, complexity, and risk of integrating with Oracle applications. For organizations whose evolving business needs require adding new software, the Oracle stack offers the flexibility of seamlessly connecting to Oracle’s best-of-breed applications that deliver project management, demand planning, forecasting, and content management.
4. Improve the performance and increase the flexibility of business processes. The Oracle technology stack helps customers integrate JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with other applications, even if those applications are not in Oracle’s portfolio. By adopting the principles of a SOA, users gain a more flexible infrastructure, enabling better communication and interoperability between applications.
5. Simplify and improve user access and security. With Oracle Access Manager, users can sign in to all of their systems at once. This eliminates the need for multiple usernames and passwords and helps enforce strong password and authentication policies. It provides a centralized framework for security and compliance enforcement.
6. Increase productivity with a consistent user interface. As JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users switch from one Oracle application to another, Oracle’s standard user interface design enables them to have a seamless design experience that incorporates the latest advances in UI design. A standard design eliminates the time users spend learning how to navigate new interfaces and increases productivity.
7. Build enterprise IT on a trusted, reliable, rock-solid platform. Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is engineered and tested to work with Oracle’s core technology—Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle VM, Oracle Enterprise Linux, and Oracle Enterprise Manager. This allows for a more reliable experience as users work with different applications. Also, Oracle’s technology and applications consistently garner the industry’s top rankings—Oracle Database is the #1 relational database system in the world, with 49 percent of market share. With technology from Oracle at the core of the enterprise, customers get best-in-class performance that enables business to perform at its best.