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What is JDE? An Intro Guide to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software

If you are in the market for enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and you are looking to get more details on exactly what the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software solution can provide, you have come to the right place.


A Brief History of JD Edwards

JD Edwards was the very first ERP solution company and they got their name by building accounting ERP software for IBM minicomputers in the late 1970s. Today, JD Edwards offers a holistic enterprise solution, helping organizations manage every asset of their business, including financials, sales, inventory, manufacturing, human resources, customer relations and much more.

The company name was derived from the initials of its founders’ names, “J” for Jack Thompson, “D” for Dan Gregory, and “Edwards” for “Ed” Edward McVaney.

From the green screen era to the mobile-age, JD Edwards has continued to deliver innovative enterprise-class solutions that respond to businesses’ regulatory, infrastructural, operational and technological requirements, accelerating the achievement of their goals.

Exploring JD Edwards EntrepriseOne Software for Your Business

Within the EnterpriseOne family, there are over 80 JD Edwards Enterprise One application modules that can support specific business operations, whether it’s project management, order management, reporting needs, or all of the above.

Let’s look at these features more closely:

  • Financial Management

    Financial management is designed to help streamline finance department processes and improve financial reporting accuracy. Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Ledger accounting can all benefit from this flexible and collaborative tool that links seamlessly with all other JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software solutions.

  • Project Management

    You can actively manage projects from start to finish with EnterpriseOne Project Management. This module helps improve the way complex contracts are managed, streamline repetitive billing processes for sales and purchasing, and integrate projects throughout the extended enterprise, to increase financial control and gain better project performance.

  • Asset Lifecycle Management

    Asset Lifecycle Management can drive greater value from your assets helping with planning, budgeting, procurement and more. Harnessing the power of Capital Asset Management, Condition-Based Asset Management, Equipment Cost Analysis and Resource Assignment, businesses can keep assets running at maximum availability, while having the ability to tie costs and revenue generated to individual key assets.

  • Order Management

    Order Management enables order processing to be streamlined and helps businesses control their order tracking systems for the lifecycle of the order, including ordering, fulfillment and tracking.

  • Manufacturing Management

    The manufacturing module can help businesses optimize and develop efficient processes to achieve superior customer satisfaction. EnterpriseOne Manufacturing Management can assist with the complete manufacturing process, including pricing and delivery.

  • Reporting

    JD Edwards EnterpriseOne’s reporting solution, One View Reporting, provides end users with data that can be easily converted into lists, graphs, tables and charts. It is very flexible to accommodate users’ needs throughout your organization.

  • Mobility

    Juniper Research has recently predicted that the number of workplace BYOD devices will double during the next two years. By 2014, over 300 million BYOD devices will be in use. EnterpriseOne Mobile Solutions deliver personalized solutions that can be accessed from anywhere at any time.


Implementation Success Factors: JD Edwards Training

Leveraging Syntax’s proven implementation methodology, your organization will benefit from a complete menu of services tailored to your business requirements. Our team will ensure that you receive rapid implementation of complete, integrated solutions with minimized risks, controlled scope and superior end-user adoption. We provide you with the guidance and assistance you need to control the time frame for completion and help you achieve a rapid return on your systems investment.

To get the most out of your ERP software investment, it is important that your IT partner be fully versed in JD Edwards and able to train your staff so they understand the system’s ins-and-outs. Syntax training can help establish workflows and procedures for the whole organization to ensure that all departments become functional and effective with this advanced business solution.


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