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Drive Digital Transformation in 2018 with JD Edwards

Posted by Matt Poole | 2/2/18 10:28 AM

As the backbone to many market-leading companies, JD Edwards is one of the strongest, most reliable ERP systems on the market today. However, for many business executives they continue to question if they’re consistently taking advantage of JD Edwards to solve their current technology needs.

In a recent interview, Lyle Ekdahl, Oracle’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, said “The strength of digital technologies―mobile, analytics, cloud―doesn’t lie in the technologies individually. Instead, it stems from how companies integrate them to transform their businesses.”

Below, we’ve outlined 5 ways JD Edwards is implementing changes in 2018 and beyond that will help you to drive digital transformation and transform the current state of your business.

A Strong Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software: Although not a new change, the foundation to any successful business is a competitive ERP (like JD Edwards), and is the key to a successful launch into digital transformation within your organization.

Virtual Reality (VR) is the New Reality: Even though virtual reality is most popular in the consumer marketplace, Bob Monahan, Vice President of Product Management at JD Edwards, hopes to bring virtual reality into the business world within the coming years and sees tremendous opportunities for JDE with VR.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile Applications: IoT and mobile are especially popular with business leaders wanting to begin a digital transformation journey. In addition, migrating to the cloud or integrating other cloud applications will further enhance the utilization of these two technologies.

If you’re interested in transforming your JDE environment with the cloud, check out our complimentary eBook titled, JD Edwards in the Cloud: A Strategic Roadmap, to get started.


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Actionable Analytics: Access to data in real-time without time-consuming manual input is vital to driving digital transformation in 2018. Check out our on-demand webinar with Preferred Strategies to learn how you can get better reporting and analytics from your JD Edwards ERP system.

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Market-leaders have said AI is the future of ERP software, although there still seems to be some confusion around the best business cases where it’s makes the most sense. A few years ago, JD Edwards was recognized for their work with voice-enabled devices, and the fusion of JDE EnterpriseOne and other artificial intelligence mechanisms is claimed to be on the rise in the next year.

Blockchain: “Blockchain” has been a buzzword for months (thank you bitcoin!), but what exactly is it? The quick definition is, “a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions.” At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle stated an interest in getting more involved in blockchain, so we’re excited to see what might develop in the future.

Click here to view the full blog from JD Edwards for more information.

Ready to start your digital transformation journey with JDE but not sure where to begin? Set up a quick 15-minute consultation with one of our JD Edwards experts today.

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Topics: Managed Services, JDE Enterprise One, Cloud, JD Edwards, ERP

Written by Matt Poole


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