JD Edwards

Five Ideas: JD Edwards

Profit produces special issue for the community

August 2012

This has been an important time for JD Edwards: In the past year, Oracle released a major update to Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solutions, debuted a significant new reporting technology, and evolved the products for next-generation. This month, Lyle Ekdahl, group vice president and general manager of JD Edwards, spoke to customers about Oracle's investment strategy and the product roadmap for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World at the 2012 JD Edwards Forum. There, customers also shared details about how they are yielding greater simplicity and productivity while driving down the total cost of ownership. In this week's Five Ideas, learn more about Profit's new special issue for the JD Edwards community, and read about partners and customers using Oracle's solutions to make businesses more efficient and effective.

“At Oracle, with JD Edwards we strongly believe that the best products are built through customer interactions, whether we’re interacting with users at conferences or going out to talk to customers in a specific market. At the end of the day, we’re solving business problems here, so really understanding those business problems is important to us.” —Lyle Ekdahl, group vice president and general manager for Oracle’s JD Edwards product family

“We believe that the technology we have invested in, along with our talent, will enable us to achieve efficiencies. We were able to dedicate the resources to truly support JD Edwards internally, limit our consulting fees, and operationalize upgrades to ensure our return on investment.” —Fran Bobb, senior vice president and COO at Energy Alloys

“All of the accounting information and the chart of accounts are set up in the general ledger and validated in payroll when time cards are entered, so there is no way you can inadvertently apply an employee's time to business units or accounts that don't exist. Once the payroll is processed, you can easily make a pro forma journal entry to revalidate that the time cards are applied to still-valid accounts, along with the associated deductions and benefits. It's simply a matter of posting it to the general ledger, and that component of it is completed.” —David Schleicher, JD Edwards applications supervisor and business systems analyst at LOGIS

“Most of our organization that lives in a transactional world—finance, distribution, sales, procurement, manufacturing—uses JD Edwards every day. If we're creating or moving or buying or selling inventory, or creating a service call or a return merchandise authorization—all of these key processes are controlled by JD Edwards.” —Jason Perry, Christie's director of global IT applications

“The collaboration and alignment that the JD Edwards product team has with its partners and customers is remarkable. That, added to the identity that JD Edwards has retained for itself in the midst of all the other Oracle products, is what makes this a special organization. Lyle Ekdahl [group vice president and general manager of Oracle’s JD Edwards product family] and his team are to be congratulated.” —Denise Grills, senior director of strategy for Oracle's JD Edwards