Each phase of the upgrade lifecycle plays an important role in the successful functioning of the system.
When upgrading Oracle JD Edwards Enterprise One, consolidating business units can play a major role in its success.
Along the way, the enterprise can nurture some great power users who lay the foundation for building an in-house implementation team for other business units.Business requirements can identify gaps in the current system and the extent of customization needed.This will help to reduce the cost of ownership and stabilize the system.Many organizations are consolidating back-office functions across business units, companies and geographical locations.This is very often on a national or business unit level.
The result is a trading community supported by a number of different solutions from a number of different suppliers on a number of different platforms.
By centralizing or consolidating functions such as B2B e-commerce your business becomes more agile as it can grow quickly without the expense of re-inventing or extending your back-office functions.
Most medium and large organizations will have developed piecemeal B2B solutions over time.
If business processes are not changing across the release, then enterprises can attempt to roll out new business units before upgrading.
We believe enterprises should do a JD Edwards upgrade only after evaluating how to consolidate business units.
If gaps are major, then customization or standardization may add additional cost of ownership.