Oracle Previews JD Edwards World A9.1
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Press release date: January 31, 2007
Significant Enhancements in Latest Release Intended to Support Complex Business Operations for Oracle's JD Edwards World Customers
NEW YORK, Jan. 31 // -- Today at Oracle's (NASDAQ:ORCL) global "Applications Unlimited" launch held on 6 continents over 24 hours, Oracle previewed Oracle's JD Edwards World A9.1, the World Renaissance Release. As a proof point to Oracle's "Application Unlimited" program, the new JD Edwards World release is expected to offer enhanced functionality including upgrade tools and processes and to provide customers with compliance support, operational excellence, technology improvements and capabilities for global operations to better meet the critical needs of its installed customers.
"Customer feedback played a significant role in the planned enhanced features and functionalities of the new release of JD Edwards World," said Oracle Vice President and General Manager of JD Edwards World John Schiff. "The planned capabilities are specifically designed to maximize the existing investments of our customers. Using JD Edwards World A9.1, customers should be able to easily and efficiently integrate and upgrade their enterprise applications software."
Developed for the IBM System i business computing platform, JD Edwards World A9.1 continues Oracle's relationship with IBM. Developers from Oracle and the IBM System i division coordinated efforts throughout the development cycle to optimize performance of A9.1 on System i.
"IBM is firmly committed to our loyal System i and Oracle JD Edwards World clients," said Mark Shearer, General Manager of IBM System i. "Oracle thoroughly tested World A9.1 with the IBM i5/OS operating system and we believe our mutual customers will benefit from the feature-rich product set and can upgrade to A9.1 and our latest operating system, i5/OS V5R4, with minimum disruption. We are working closely with Oracle to provide innovative solutions that can help make our clients more successful."
Enhanced Capabilities Help Protect Investments
By including a process of rigorous and robust testing in the development process, Oracle intends for JD Edwards World A9.1 to reduce the cost and complexity of integration, improve upgradeability and decrease an organization's total cost of ownership. By leveraging the manufacturing and distribution enhancements, users should be able to streamline operating costs to realize operation excellence. These plans enable customers to support complex business processes with minimal costs, providing significant value to a broad range of organizations.
Customers utilizing this release would be able to take advantage of several additional planned features that include:
oFinancials -- Address Book, Accounts Payable & Receivables, Reporting, Security, Contract/Service Billing and Fixed Assets oDistribution -- Service and Warranty Management, Inventory Management and Global Commerce oManufacturing -- Advanced Lot Control, Quality Management, Kanban and Super Backflush oHuman Capital -- Spousal Life Insurance and Positive Pay Processing oTechnical -- Web Enablement, Services Enabling, Spreadsheet Import & Export, Attachments, Email and Internet capabilities
JD Edwards World A9.1 is scheduled to be available for traditional deployment, and on demand via Oracle On Demand.
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