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Look No Further - JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is Your Integration Solution Today.

Kem Butler
Product Strategy Director

If you could get one wish fulfilled to achieve a great IT
system for your company, what would it be? There’s certainly no shortage of big
ideas that are constantly being promoted and dissected in business and IT
publications, social media, online discussion groups, and blogs. Big data, the
cloud, the Internet of Things are some of the main themes energizing the
current debate, and there are, without question, some great emerging ideas and technologies
that are already driving transformation.

Still, an IT executive might be forgiven for thinking first
about the added complexity these great ideas would bring rather than the solutions
they might provide to business problems. Your IT executive might actually have
some more immediate, pressing concerns that need to be addressed before your
organization is able to launch into big data, the Internet of Things, or the
cloud. While no one can, or would want to, ignore the potential of these
technologies, many businesses deal with a pressing issue that impacts the
efficiency and cost of doing business today – the integration of their system
and applications.

Application integration or, more accurately, the lack of
integration, can be the “elephant in the room.” Businesses often work with
multiple on-premise systems and cloud applications, but at the same time are
continually driven to optimize their business processes to improve efficiency
and thereby reduce cost. Resolving this conundrum can be a challenge because:

  • Lack of integration leads to poor visibility of
    consolidated business data and information required to support business
    decisions. Lack of insight, in turn, can translate into poor or delayed
    decisions, increasing both cost and risk.
    • Integration poorly
      executed undermines productivity and compromises confidence in the
      resulting data, while still not achieving the goal of having timely access
      to data to support rapid and well-informed business decisions.
    • Having to manage disparate
      systems consumes IT and business resources and thus reduces business
      agility and the ability to be responsive to changing business conditions
      and advancing technologies. These technologies could be leveraged more quickly
      and effectively if resources were not tied up supporting the monitoring
      and maintenance of various systems.

So what is the answer then? How can your IT organization
optimize your ERP business processes today and be prepared for the technologies
of tomorrow? The answer is to think about integrations as an integral part of
any IT strategy and to consider integration capabilities of any solution or
solution set as a key part of buying and upgrade decisions.

The good news is that with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne you
already have or get a comprehensive, agile, and forward-looking integration
solution that enables you to run an efficient business today and will help you
prepare for the great solutions of tomorrow.

How so? Here are just some examples of how JD Edwards
EnterpriseOne not only supports your integration needs but makes these
integrations easy for numerous integration scenarios.

  • Looking for application integrations? - JD
    Edwards has done extensive work using the EnterpriseOne architecture and toolset
    to provide business interfaces that enable interfaces between JD Edwards
    EnterpriseOne and a range of Oracle and third-party applications. These business
    interfaces save effort and cost, while providing the flexibility to adapt the
    integration to a company’s specific requirements and achieve key business
    objectives.
  • Looking to build your own integrations? - JD
    Edwards supports this capability by providing interfaces, such as business
    (web) services and real-time events, that you can use to easily build
    integrations. These interfaces are built based on SOA standards and the Oracle
    Middleware SOA Suite.
  • Need integrations on demand? - JD Edwards
    enables you to use a Composition Application Framework to create quick and easy
    user interface integrations.
  • Wanting to move to mobile? - JD Edwards has not
    only delivered 80+ mobile applications across the ERP spectrum using the most
    modern, light-weight architecture in the form of RESTful business services, but
    also empowers customers to extend mobile apps by customizing existing mobile
    apps or building their own using the same technology.
  • Moving to the cloud? - JD Edwards has already
    provided the building blocks for interfaces to several Oracle Cloud
    applications. JD Edwards’s partners also provide integrations to cloud
    solutions or can host cloud solutions for you. And as Oracle expands the technologies and
    solutions to enable easy on premise to cloud application integrations, JD
    Edwards will develop strategies to embrace them where it makes sense. For more
    information on Oracle’s planned Integration Cloud Service, go
    here.

This list does not exhaust the list of integration options
that JD Edwards offers. JD Edwards integration options include point-to-point
solutions, as well as outbound and inbound batch processes.

Beyond what is available today, JD Edwards is also actively
engaging with customers’ future needs and requirements. Look for upcoming
discussions of JD Edwards initiatives on how to unlock the potential of ERP in
many industries, like never before, using Internet of Things.

Please visit www.learnjde.com
for the latest JD Edwards Integration Platform whitepaper, data sheet, and
other helpful information and tools.

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