J.D. Edwards World Solution Company or JD Edwards (JDE), was an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software company founded in 1977. Their products included World for IBM AS/400, OneWorld for CNC architecture and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. In 2003, the company was purchased by PeopleSoft, then in turn, PeopleSoft was acquired by Oracle in 2005.
Oracle continues to sell EnterpriseOne and World ERP software. However, if you are one of the companies still running on an AS/400 or IBM i-series, you may want to start considering more modern ERP solutions.
These World and AS/400 systems, once satisfactory, are slowly becoming difficult to use and support for the systems is fading out. Your company needs a system that will stay current with new technology, support your data models and have an easy user experience.
Why would you stay on World or AS/400?
The easiest thing to do is nothing, make no changes. The system works, why change it? If you stay, you experience:
But what you don’t know…
While you’re staying comfortable on your outdated systems, your competitors are strategically moving to modern and cloud-based systems, giving them a competitive advantage over your company. Although there are still differences between Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and other modern ERP systems, the ultimate truth is that most current ERP systems give you a leg-up over the outdated World or AS/400 ERP system you’re currently running.
What do modern ERP systems have that World or AS/400 systems don’t?
The benefits are significant. No matter which outdated ERP system or version you’re currently running, moving to a newer system will undoubtedly result in these benefits (and many times, more).
The Time is Now.
At some point, each company needs to make a decision – continue running an outdated system without much support or eventually move to a newer, modern system? You’ll need to eventually move to a newer system, so why wait?
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Author: Mark Lanoue, Solution Architect
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