2017 JD Edwards Update from Collaborate

Posted by Stefania Frigerio

It is that time of year again, Collaborate 2017, when the worldwide JD Edwards community gathers in Las Vegas, to learn from each other, share tips and success stories, learn what is new and planned for JD Edwards and, of course, attend the highlight of the week: Lyle Ekdahl’s keynote.

2017 JD Edwards Update from Collaborate Image

It is that time of year again, Collaborate 2017, when the worldwide JD Edwards community gathers in Las Vegas, to learn from each other, share tips and success stories, learn what is new and planned for JD Edwards and, of course, attend the highlight of the week: Lyle Ekdahl’s keynote.  

Lyle Ekdahl’s keynote at Collaborate is the event that no one in the JD Edwards community wants to miss, and, as always, Lyle did not disappoint!  Lyle and his team shared insights on ERP and IT and, of course, spoke about the strategic guidelines and roadmap for the coming months and years. 

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 | Continuous Innovation

To set the context, a few stats:

  • 2,400 downloads of E1 9.2 since its release, 18 months ago: this is the most successful release ever!
  • Nevertheless today, only 25% of the install base is using 9.2. 
  • Most customers are planning an upgrade in the next 12-24 months, 
  • The expectation is that more than 60% of the install base will be on 9.2 in two years’ time. 

One of the reasons for the speed of adoption is the continuous innovation brought in by the development team in Denver: more than 160 features have been added since November 2015 on every aspect of the solution: functional, technical, user interface:

New functionalities:

  • Global Revenue Recognition, 
  • Project Forecasting, 
  • One View Financial Reporting
  • Low code/No code – UX One, UDO’s
  • Internet of things, and connectivity in general
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 | Continuous Innovation
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Continuous Innovation


And there are many more innovations yet to come!


JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Support 2028 – Update

The new support strategy was probably the most important announcement of this keynote: EnterpriseOne 9.2 support will be extended to 2028, with an annual review for extensions! 

This announcement is in line with Oracle’s commitment  to meet and exceed today’s customers’ expectations of  more agility and simplification:


  • Continued innovation
  • New Industry enhancement and technology innovation
  • Continuous delivery
  • Continuous simplification tools
  • Annual Review of support policy for extension
  • Major release only as needed for major technology changes in packaging
  • JD Edwards on Public Cloud

JD Edwards & Digital Transformation — Unmissable Opportunity

“Digitalisation” is the way to preserve and enhance JDE clients’ competitiveness and agility, and it is more than ever at the heart of Denver development strategy. 


JD Edwards Enabling Digital Business
JD Edwards Enabling Digital Business


Digital Transformation is a reality, and businesses must leverage digital technologies in order to develop and support new business models and take advantage of the opportunities offered by our fast-changing economy. Automation, horizontal and vertical integrations, digitalization of processes and operations, collaborations, data collection and real-time analysis are among the most important objectives for our customers and their business.

JD Edwards Research and Development Focus 

Research and development investments are focused on four main areas: 

  • User Interface – UX One  – enabling better decision making, accelerate adoption, automation, simplified upgrades
  • Cloud – to complement, extend, optimise JD Edwards.  One Click Provisioning - reducing the risk of technology obsolescence, supporting rapid deployment of business solutions, lowering costs, creating operational efficiency, enabling innovation and agility
  • Digital technologies 
  • ERP – delivering more and more functionalities on a dense roadmap
JD Edwards New Features and Functionalities
JD Edwards New Features and Functionalities


Among those enhancements, some are coming very soon  

  • New additional UX roles (+12)
  • UX One analytics drill down capabilities
  • Form personalization enhancements
  • Social and collaboration capabilities (Document/Social Cloud embedded)
  • Mobile watchlists app
  • Project Costing Enhancements
  • Grower Management Enhancements


JD Edwards Labs – What the JDE team is Working on

The keynote ended with an overview by Gary Grieshaber on the current research in the JDE Lab. Two of the most exciting fields of  research are around :

  • Innovations around beacons (automated tile-tracking, equipment locations, proximity based-alerts)  
  • Virtual assistants (voice-based commands, natural language interaction, hands-free productivity) 
JD Edwards Research and Development
Strong investment in JDE R&D

Lyle reminded us that:

The strength of digital technologies—social, mobile, analytics, cloud—doesn’t lie in the technologies individually. Instead, it stems from how companies integrate them to transform their businesses.” 
    MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte University Press


Please note:  these slides are copyright of Oracle and some contain forward-looking statements. They are intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remain at the sole discretion of Oracle.



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