JDE Upgrade Blog Series: Go Mobile-First with JDE 9.2


Your employees need to access more information and functionality from mobile devices while traveling and working remotely.

It's no secret that in today's world, mobility drives business growth and opportunity. Because of this, high-profile CEOs recognize mobility as a priority on technology hit lists.


According to Apps Freedom, “84 percent of all companies who view themselves as cutting-edge in mobility report an increase in overall productivity as a direct result from incorporating mobile applications."

But it doesn’t happen automatically just because employees are using mobile devices.

Let’s drill down to the user and IT admin level to explore some common complaints and challenges to explore how JD Edwards EnterpriseOne can help.

Mobility is a Different Animal

Desktops don’t move. There was no BYOD when desktops were the only game in town, and IT didn’t have to worry about users accessing corporate data from different locations around the globe all day, every day. Additionally, desktops didn't have multiple operating systems and versions or hundreds of public apps tempting users to dabble in shadow IT. Simply put, desktops were easier to control.

Mobile Access to ERP data

Legacy back-end systems do a great job managing your business processes and keeping operations running smoothly. Unfortunately, as enterprises become more mobile-centric, many are hitting a wall when it comes to providing mobile access to the enterprise systems that drive critical business functions -- from CRM, to Finance, to Supply Chain Management and beyond. And that’s takes a big slice out of your Mobility ROI pie.

User Experience Challenges

Users rule. While IT staff on the mobility front lines struggle to protect your data and stay compliant,  developers work to build mobile apps that employees want to use. This takes a ton of time and specialized skill sets.  And if users don’t like your app, they won’t adopt it and that spells trouble for your team.

This brings us to a key question: “Why should my team be burdened with mobilizing business apps? Why can’t my vendor mobilize our most important functions?"



Mobile First with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2  

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 delivers a mobile-first paradigm that adapts to the way your employees work in a global digital marketplace. More than 80+ mobile apps for iOS and Android devices are available out-of-the box on Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and as Archives on the Update Center. In addition, the Oracle Mobile Application Framework and JDE EnterpriseOne Application Interface Services (AIS) give customers the ability to easily extend or create new mobile apps.

New User Defined Objects

One of the most powerful and productive enhancements delivered in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 is User-Defined Objects – a simple, standardized process enabling users to personalize their experience and interaction with the JDE system -- on their own schedule and without requiring IT resources to deploy.  These objects currently include: Grid Formats, Queries, One View Reports, One View Watchlists, EnterpriseOne Pages and the Composite Application Framework.

More JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 Highlights

  • Simplified Upgrade Process – reduces time and effort for updating customizations and testing applications

  • Simplified and Modern Interface

  • Industry Enhancements

  • Advanced Job Forecasting

  • Outbound Inventory Management

  • Rental Management

  • Work Center Load Review Calendar

  • One View Financial Statements

  • Recognition of Revenue - FASB and IASB - new joint accounting standards

  • Affordable Care Act - Employer Shared Responsibility provisions

Key 9.2 Upgrade Benefits Summary

When employees can access other stakeholders and JDE data and systems from anywhere, your enterprise benefits from:

  • More productive collaboration

  • Rapid response to issues

  • Faster approvals, decision making

  • Improved customer service

  • Reduced project cycles

  • Fewer errors

  • Streamlined work processes

  • Reduced man hours and IT costs


Get to Mobile First With Velocity

As the 1st third party provider to host JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne, we’ll help you take advantage of the hundreds of new user-empowering features, mobile applications, tools, smart analytics and reporting improvements available in the most recent releases of your JD Edwards applications.

With Velocity, Your JD Edwards Application Is Covered End-to-End

  • End-to-end JD Edwards service team can handle all JDE upgrade and implementation requirements.

  • Business process expertise to ensure your JD Edwards solution is designed according to industry best practices.

  • Global team of IT infrastructure and CNC administrator resources trained in JD Edwards.

  • Global technical and functional support for JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne software.