Friday Aug 12, 2011

Ovum Publishes Note on Oracle Continued Investment to its Application Suites

By Denise Grills - Sr. Director, Oracle JD Edwards Strategy 

Ovum just published a research note that discusses Oracle’s continued commitment to its Applications Suites – “Oracle has a credible story on continued enterprise applications investment”.  You can find more information about this and other related notes on the Applications AR Blog.

As I talk to customers and prospects around the world, we often get asked how Oracle can continue to invest in our product line.   I encourage you to read the research note from Ovum for an analyst opinion on the issue. 

In the research note, Ovum challenges IT Executives to continue a dialogue with Oracle applications executives about roadmaps and plans. Keeping in touch and engaging in a dialog as prescribe by Ovum can be a challenge.  But if you subscribe to this blog (Attitude@Altitude) you are on the right track as we continue to share new information about our ongoing plans and investments here, and in a variety of other venues.  I also encourage you to attend Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oct. 2-6 for the most up to date, consolidated Oracle and JD Edwards news, and roadmap information available.  For those of you not attending, we have several recorded webinars on our roadmap and strategy available here (click on the locations link lower left, then Resource Library and then JD Edwards).  Lyle Ekdahl, Group VP and General Manager of JD Edwards, and our management team are always happy to host conference calls or Denver visits in the spirit of open dialog with our customers. 

I’d love to hear or read what you think of the research note…. 



Tuesday Aug 02, 2011

The Second Annual Special JD Edwards Edition of Profit Magazine is here!

By Denise Grills, Sr. Director JD Edwards Strategy

If you are a subscriber to Profit Magazine, the second annual special edition with be arriving soon in your mailbox. If you aren’t a subscriber, go to the following link to view online.

We in the JD Edwards organization are thrilled that Profit chose JD Edwards not only as the first product line to focus on but to continue to work with us on what is becoming an annual issue. We hope you will find this issue enjoyable with case studies and profiles on varied JD Edwards customers and partners.

We are particularly proud of our cover story on United Streetcar, a JD Edwards customer who has reignited light rail manufacturing in the United States. Chandra Brown, president of United Streetcar, is committed to establishing a U.S.-based supply chain that sources at least 60 percent of manufacturing materials from domestic suppliers. “Streetcars, like light rail, are 100 percent electric, so it’s zero emissions. They are incredibly green,” stated Brown.

Another interesting read is an interview with editor in chief of Profit, Aaron Lazenby, and our group vice president and general manager of Oracle’s JD Edwards, Lyle Ekdahl. Lyle discusses his concept of a “New Era of ERP” reflecting the pace at which market volatility and technological advances are transforming business.

The issue is filled with other case studies detailing the growth in our product line and community. Thank you to the team at Profit, our wonderful customers who participated and the advertising partners that made this issue possible.

We have heard from our customers and partners that you like to see JD Edwards specific stories and advertising – well here you are for the second year and counting. I’d love to hear your reaction to the issue, and your ideas for the next.


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