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Collaborate 2017 - JD Edwards in the Cloud - Choice & Control

Why JD Edwards in the Cloud?

Cloud is driving Digital Transformation and  the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure compared to  traditional on-premise infrastructure are well known, including:

  • Lower Costs
  • Risk reduction
  • Agility 
  • Scalability

Paradoxical as it may sound, Digital Transformation is not actually about technology it is more about how businesses integrate these technologies to help them transform – check out Lyle Ekdahl's keynote at Collaborate 2017 to learn more about this.

Adopting new technologies is the beginning of the digital journey, but we have to keep in mind that “technology” is not the objective, but the means: whether our expected business outcomes are margin improvement,  better innovation, a reduction of the risk of technology obsolescence or the improvement of customer engagement and retention, the adoption of new technologies will help us to meet and eventually exceed our organisation’s expectations.

Shifting from an on-premise infrastructure to the cloud is not simply an IT matter, it is a strategic move that will bring value to the IT department as well as the business in several areas:

  • Support growth – the agility and elasticity of the cloud will allow you to better support the  company’s growth whether it is geographical (global expansion to new business units, new countries or regions; mergers and acquisitions) or business (entering new markets)
  • Enable business agility – as a CIO, you’ll be able to expand the footprint more easily, and quickly provide value-added solutions to your business users’ issues, without the hassle of upgrades or technology obsolescence (Apps Unlimited innovation)
  • Lower costs and risks – provide more cost-effective application deployment and management, reduce the operational and security costs and issues


Key Roles for Cloud

Business your way: JDE & Cloud equals choice & control

The journey to the cloud is not the same for every customer, and each customer needs the ability to choose - what, how and when – and to fully control this process. When you start planning your journey you take into account four main factors, and your own roadmap will be designed based on the best balance of the four of them:

  • Your corporate business strategy
  • The business growth anticipation
  • The availability of the right resources
  • Risk tolerance and mitigation



Oracle JD Edwards’ Cloud Strategy

“Empower customers to achieve their target business outcomes through choice and control across on-premise, hybrid and cloud migration strategies”

JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud provides you with the best of both worlds: the application you own, the customizations for your business on an enterprise-grade cloud platform.  You’ll find three different offers on the Oracle Marketplace, each one responding to specific business needs.

March 2017 release: JD Edwards One Click Provisioning

Deploy a complete working JD Edwards instance in the cloud in a few hours


JD Edwards Innovation

There is no shortage of innovation in JD Edwards ERP. There are plenty of new features and options in the JDE roadmap (please note, planned features for information purposes only).
  • One-Click Provisioning -  More JDE components, multiple server instances-Clustering/Load balancing
  • PaaS: Content & Experience
  • “Up-shift”
  • Oracle Bare Metal
  • One-Click for all platforms
  • Management Automation


The journey to the Cloud must support your strategy, Oracle and JD Edwards provide the choice and control that you need to do it your way. Your options are open, go and try it. Don’t miss out and don’t hesitate to share experiences and feedback. JDE in the Cloud is now mainstream it is no longer an early adopters market!


Please note:  these slides and videos 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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About the author

Stefania Frigerio

Stefania Frigerio is Group Product Strategy Director for Redfaire. She has been working with Oracle JD Edwards for over 15 years in a wide variety of roles including, finance consultant,project manager, pre-sales and consulting practice leader.

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