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The PizzaExpress Story: JD Edwards, Upgrades & the Cloud

Redfaire and PizzaExpress shared the success story of a JD Edwards upgrade and a move to the Cloud during a recent webinar.

The team at PizzaExpress has upgraded JD Edwards twice in the past two years (from XE to 9.1 to 9.2 and also a move from SQL to Oracle database).

Special guest speaker, Finance Systems Project Manager at PizzaExpress, Olga Pavlova, presented the webinar with Christian Fronteras, Director of Redfaire. Some of the highlights of the webinar included: 

Benefits of Upgrading to JD Edwards 9.2

  • Improving Performance: Olga and the team at PizzaExpress have seen a huge difference in performance. Olga gave the example of daily data integrities which are now completed very quickly.
  • New Functionality: The JD Edwards product Development team continues to add new functionality and thanks to Apps Unlimited there is a very detailed product roadmap for JD Edwards until at least 2028. One of the highlights of the recent release is the JD Edwards Orchestrator.
  • Simplification & Automation: Thanks to JD Edwards UXone the end-user experience has been greatly enhanced. An example given by Olga is the use of CafeOne to combine key information on one screen.
  • Empowering the End-user with Watchlists: Olga and her team have put on a watchlist which lets business users know if there is an issue with any of the interfaces. This simple hack has lightened the load of IT by ensuring any issues are flagged well in advance of month-end. 

JD Edwards in the Cloud

Stay tuned right to the end to hear a great Q&A on the why and how of moving JDE to the Cloud. PizzaExpress has been using a hosted version of Oracle JD Edwards for a number of years now which is part of the reason they have been able to upgrade so quickly and easily.

Olga also talks about the benefits for her of a Cloud-based JD Edwards, because it means she gets to spend more time on improving business processes rather than having to worry about the infrastructure.


PizzaExpress JD Edwards Upgrade Video

The webinar recording of the PizzaExpress Story is available here. Watch the video to hear in Olga’s own words about the ‘gotchas’ and the benefits to the business of upgrading JD Edwards.


Tags: JDE, JD Edwards, Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle ERP, Oracle Cloud, Upgrades, ERP, Hybrid Cloud, hosting, EnterpriseOne

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Emma Corbett

Emma works in Marketing with Redfaire. Managing marketing and communication activities, Emma researches & shares relevant ERP content with the Oracle JD Edwards community.

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