Maximising value from JDE EnterpriseOne
According to Oracle’s latest figures, around 80% of E1 users have made the move to release 9.2 and are now preparing to embrace the strategy of continuous delivery and adoption. To benefit fully from this strategy, E1 customers need to decide when is the right time for them to implement ESUs and updates.
In addition to the annual Tools Release in November, Oracle JD Edwards has established a regular cadence for the release of new features and functionality. Each new Update contains all of the previous updates and Electronic Software Updates (ESUs), so customers won’t be missing out on features if they don’t implement straightaway. However, to make the most of continuous delivery, customers shouldn’t build too much of a technical debt by delaying for an extended time.
Clarity of vision
Before you tackle an upgrade you need to know the scope of the work ahead of you. DWS is offering a free Dimension Analyze audit, so you can see exactly what’s involved in the technical retrofit elements of your next project.
How does it work? Dimension Analyze compares your modified version of the software with a stock version of the latest release. It provides a forensic analysis of every object to identify what needs retrofitting, what can be retired and what stays the same. The result is so accurate it allows us to provide a fixed price and timescale for the technical retrofitting element of your project.
- Reduce your modified footprint
- Eliminate redundant code
- Accurately scope your project
- Standardize your software
Making an informed decision about when to take an ESU or Update includes understanding the impact the update will have on the business, plus an accurate view of the time and costs associated with the technical retrofit.
To support customers on 9.2 in their strategy of staying code current, DWS has developed a portfolio of professional services:
- Code current change event planning
- Code current technical retrofitting
- Continuous innovation-as-a-service
By keeping code-current you are better able to respond to innovation requests made by the business, you benefit from the significant investment that Oracle continues to make, and you become more agile; ultimately achieving a better return on your investment in maintenance.
Code current change event planning
For customers on 9.2 looking to remain code-current and leverage the new functionality and enhancements being made by Oracle. Dimension Analyze is a software-led service that audits your JD Edwards E1 system, identifies which custom/modified objects are no longer required and estimates accurately the effort involved in retrofitting for code current.
Dimension Analyze compares your production environment’s code/specs with a pristine environment and that in the Update/ESUs, to establish the most accurate view of both your modified footprint and net-change to be applied. We then analyse every object, every line of code and every user setting/specification, down to a pixel movement level of detail. This granular level of analysis enables us to identify decommissioning opportunities across your JDE E1 instance and can help reduce your modified footprint by up to 75%.
This enables us to uniquely fix the price and time scale for your upgrade project; delivering an immediate return on your investment.
Code current technical retrofitting
A one-off, code current technical retrofit project for users on 9.2 looking to take advantage of the latest features and functionality available. Dimension Professional is a suite of tools that leverages the data produced by Dimension Analyze. It allows DWS to fully manage and fix the price of the modifications uplift component of any EnterpriseOne code current change project.
Utilizing a best-upgrade approach, the Dimension Professional toolkit also enables DWS to deliver on time, on budget and with the lowest defect levels in the industry.
Depending on your requirements, we can work as a dedicated upgrade resource, leaving your team to focus on your live system, or alongside your in-house team to provide vital additional expertise or capacity to meet deadlines.
For customers on 9.2 who are committed to a strategy of continuous innovation. DWS can help you underpin your business objectives with a managed code current retrofitting service called Dimension Tempo. The service utilizes both Dimension Analyze and Dimension Professional to set a predictable cadence for code current events, delivering value for the term of the agreement.
Every code current change event provides an opportunity to reduce the size of your modified footprint, remove any functional or technical obstacles that prevent you from making the most of your investment in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
We offer a 3-year fixed price, fixed timescale code current retrofitting service that provides cost certainty with no risk.