When planning your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2 upgrade, follow established best practices to ensure a smooth transition for your organization. Consider how each of the following approaches is relevant to your specific environment.
A Simultaneous Move to Cloud
Companies are shifting how they manage their IT infrastructure, moving critical workloads from private hosting providers and their own data centers to public cloud. If you haven’t yet migrated to the cloud, some of the most compelling reasons to get out of the hardware and infrastructure business and into the cloud are improved security, performance, high availability, disaster recovery, and flexibility to scale data storage.
Expedite with a Technical Upgrade
It has long been established that cost overruns plague too many IT projects. While the average IT project overruns its budget by 27%, one in six IT projects incurs a cost overrun of 200% and a schedule overrun of 70%. And bigger projects are more at risk of failure than smaller ones. Expedite the move to JDE E1 9.2 with a technical upgrade, which gets you to the latest platform as quickly as possible, while laying the foundation for future enhancements. Then you can phase in new functionality in smaller, incremental, and more manageable cycles as it makes sense for your business.
Schedule Regular Health Checks
Just like routine check-ups with your doctor, regular “health checks” help you head off problems early and fully optimize your JDE environment, identifying unmet needs and preparing for planned growth. Health checks reveal opportunities to resolve performance issues, automate manual processes, assess module utilization, re-evaluate customizations, and improve backups, not to mention identifying opportunities for user training.
Select the Right Upgrade Partner
Choosing the right partner is imperative to a smooth upgrade experience. When evaluating potential partners, start with these critical qualifications:
- Full-service provider with experienced functional and technical resources
- A project management methodology refined over decades of JD Edwards implementations, upgrades, and migrations
- A proven cloud environment consulting partner
- Industry-leading tools around customer care, visibility, monitoring, and alerting capabilities to enhance security
The right partner will tailor its upgrade methodology to your requirements so that you can maximize value, minimize risks, reduce time to upgrade, and ensure knowledge transfer for superior end-user adoption.
Syntax has over 40 years of Oracle ERP experience and over 20 years providing cloud and managed services for JD Edwards solutions.
If you would like to understand more about how an upgrade to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2 can enable accelerated capabilities and functionality at your company we encourage you to read the Syntax eBook, How Moving to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 Unlocks a Compelling Future.
Or contact us today and discover how we can help streamline your JDE E1 9.2 upgrade experience.