Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
Old Dutch Foods, known for its broad selection of snack foods in the midwest United States and Canada, was struggling to get the right products to the right places at the right time. Its data center included outdated physical servers, and batch processing meant that inventory would not be updated until the end of the day as opposed to real time. In addition, recovering from power outages and disk failures could frequently take up to two weeks.
To modernize its data center, Old Dutch Foods invested in EMC Converged Infrastructure. The fast and easy deployment of two VCE VBlock® systems running JD Edwards, MS Exchange, mobile device apps, and operation of a backup site with replicated applications and data.
This enhanced the IT department's responsiveness to the business, allowed them to shift to real-time inventory, and reduced CapEx and OpEx costs. Operations were simplified by reducing person-hours needed for infrastructure maintenance
by 75 percent.
It’s critical that Finance teams have accurate, relevant, and timely data to understand current run rates and to steer your company toward growth. “The Finance Boss Guide to JD Edwards to Drive Exponential Financial Gains” will help you translate numbers into fiscal performance through better reporting, analytics and planning, such as:
How to create your own usable, sharable reports and web-based dashboards tracking financial performance and progress against company-wide KPIs
Avoiding over-investing in dated ERP tools
Industry analyst’s take on how to get better reporting and planning best practices and tools
How Finance leaders at Bibby Distribution used the ability to drill down into reports to get exactly the detail they needed to address immediate business issues
Get “The Consummate IT Pro’s Guide to JD Edwards,” and we’ll help you capitalize on the value of IT through better reporting, analytics, and planning directly through your critical business systems. Use these resources to get up to speed on:
Enabling end users to create their own usable, sharable reports and web-based dashboards tracking financial performance and progress against company-wide KPIs
Avoiding costly mistakes when upgrading your ERP system
Industry analyst’s take on how to get better reporting and planning from ERP systems
How Bibby Distribution gave users the ability to drill down into reports to get exactly the detail they needed to address immediate business issues
Forget making business decisions with outdated data. Keep operations on track with real-time insights from every facet of your business including finance to supply chain management. “The Operations Guru’s Guide to JD Edwards” will help you master more efficient company operations so you can focus on making a massive operational impact. Tactical insights, covering:
How your team can create usable, sharable reports and web-based dashboards tracking progress against company-wide KPIs from multiple systems, without leaning heavily on IT
An industry analyst’s view on how to get better reporting and analytics from ERP and other critical data sources
How Bibby Distribution gave users throughout the company the ability to drill down into reports to get exactly the detail they needed to address immediate business issues
Different finance departments want different financial solutions. Some may simply require financial reporting while, at the other end of the spectrum, some will want a comprehensive performance management solution. This paper compares different approaches to these choices that are available for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environments. The offerings in this space range from simple reporting tools to complete, integrated solutions. While noting the value that targeted toolsets provide, a survey of the available offerings suggests that most organisations are better served by implementing a holistic, integrated approach rather than a hybrid, multivendor approach.
This white paper explains how the seven basic principles for managing enterprise application data can help your organization: Establish effective policies for full-lifecycle enterprise data management to control data growth and lower storage costs; Meet service level goals to achieve the timely completion of key business processes for mission-critical applications; Support data retention compliance initiatives and mitigate risk for audits and e-discovery requests; Implement scalable archiving strategies that easily adapt to your ongoing business requirements.
ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-Market discusses the nuances of outsourcing and critical success factors for mid-market companies. Specifically, how companies can effectively select a compatible outsourcing partner who understands both parts of the equation - business and technology - and how to create a governance environment that fosters a successful outsourcing relationship.
The nature of corporate accounting and financial controls has forever been changed by Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. This white paper discusses the ripple effect of the Act on the IT outsourcing community and the new responsibilities and ethics that rest on companies, both public and private, that entrust all or part of their IT environment to an external third party.
In November 2002, Skanska embarked on the construction industry’s largest consolidation effort. Having acquired numerous companies in the previous 12 years — ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and comprising the $3.9 billion Skanska of today — CIO Chris Stockley was charged with migrating all the companies onto the J.D. Edwards application platform already in use by a few of the organizations.
Oracle is moving JD Edwards software to “sustaining support,” where there will be no new features or fixes. That’s your cue
to start looking for another ERP application. We thought we’d share some insights so you can make the most informed decision.
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