In a year representing clear vision in its numerical representation, 2020 proved to be very uncertain in many areas.  However, at this years’ InFocus Virtual conference, Paul HoutkooperKeith Sholes and Jeff Ericksondiscussed trends, innovations and product roadmap to meet the ongoing needs of JD Edwards customers. Here are some highlights and a link to be video presentation. 

The three major trends driving JD Edwards customers include:

  • Investing in Continuous Innovations
  • Deploying Application Standards
  • Adoption of Cloud Infrastructure and Adjacent Applications

Currently, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 has been adopted by more than 75% of the customers with 65% of the customers planning to stay current at a 12-month upgrade cycle and 84% at an 18-month upgrade cycle.  I believe this represents the JD Edwards customer’s support and confidence in Oracle’s continuous improvement strategy and commitment to support the application through 2031.

Why do JD Edwards customers continue to stay on and invest more into EnterpriseOne?  To me the answer is simple based on working with JD Edwards customers every day.  There are three primary reasons why customers continue to invest:

  1. The application features are extensive and proven
  2. The underlying technology continues to stay modern
  3. The total cost to acquire, maintain and enhance are hard to beat

Over the past 24 months, we have sold and implemented a half dozen new companies and double that in upgrades, migrations to a private cloud and process improvements on EnterpriseOne and have several more companies evaluating this option.  We find this particularly true in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, mining, agribusiness and professional services industries.

To learn more about the key areas of investment for EnterpriseOne to help customers optimize business processes, adopt digital transformative technologies, and extend automations, check out the InFocus video presentation on JD Edwards Strategy and Vision at https://vimeo.com/questoraclecommunity/review/475891258/e5b634a7a5.  To learn more about GuidewireSI and our complete set of Application Managed Services to meet all of your JD Edwards needs, visit us online at https://guidewiresi.com.  

If you have any specific questions for me, drop me an email at mmcdermott@guidewiresi.com.

Michael