J. D. Edwards – The First E.R.P.

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J. D. Edwards – The First E.R.P.

J. D. Edwards Series
Part 1

J. D. Edwards – The First E.R.P.

J.D. Edwards, also called JDE, was a software company founded in March 1977 in Denver, Colorado by Jack Thompson, Dan Gregory and Ed McVaney.

The company made its name building accounting ERP software for IBM minicomputers, beginning with the System/34 and /36, focusing from the mid 1980s on System/38 minicomputers, switching to the AS/400 when it became available. Their main AS/400 offering was called J.D. Edwards WorldSoftware and is popularly called World. In 1996, J.D. Edwards also launched a client-server version of their software called OneWorld, later called EnterpriseOne.

The company’s official name was J.D. Edwards World Solution Company. The company headquarters was located at One Technology Way, in Denver; CO. JDE was bought out by PeopleSoft in 2003. PeopleSoft, in turn, was purchased by Oracle Corporation in 2005. Oracle Corp. continues to sell and support the J.D. Edwards EnterpriseOne and World ERP software line.

J. D. Edwards Enterprise One – Learning Tracks

There are basically two learning tracks for J.D. Edwards:

  1. Applications Rel 8.12
  2. Tools & Technology Rel 8.98

Under JDE Enterprise One Applications 8.12 comes the following learning path:

  1. Supply Chain Management
  2. Customer Relationship Management
  3. Asset Lifecycle and Real Estate Management
  4. Project and HomeBuilder Management
  5. Financial Management
  6. Human Capital Management

Under JDE Enterprise One Tools & Technology 8.98 comes the following learning path:

  1. Technical Programming
  2. System Administration
  3. Reporting & Analytics
  4. SOA & Business Services
  5. Installation & Upgrades

J. D. Edwards Enterprise One – Certification

The only Oracle certification available for JDE Enterprise One is Financial Management Certified Implementation Specialist.

J. D. Edwards Enterprise One – Customer Base

Some of the satisfied Clients of JDE Enterprise One are –

  • Avaya,
  • CEVA Logistics,
  • Cairo Cummunication Spa,
  • Deloitte,
  • FW Murphy,
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd,
  • Larsen & Toubro,
  • Projectiondesign.

Oracle offers 70 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application modules to support a diverse set of business operations.We will continue with specific modules with their most important functionalities in continuation of this series.

Rajendra  Shah.
Oracle Apps. &  J.D. Edwards Consultant.