If your company is thinking of moving your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to the cloud, take comfort in knowing that it is a great decision. JDE in the cloud can help support the growth of new business, bolster your business agility, and enable your company to stay current with all the latest and greatest JDE has to offer. Other benefits include: improved security, access to skilled talent and insultation from surprises related to asset purchases, like hardware. However, if you are not careful, you can fall victim to one of five pitfalls of not being properly prepared—with the first being “readiness.”
This means fully realizing where you are starting from and determining what you are setting out to do.
A Blueprint to Get Started
As a starting point, Oracle and Denovo have developed baseline reference architectures that take best advantage of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and can be scaled based on your company’s current requirements and future potential needs.
These reference architectures are in effect, a blueprint for running, testing, and certifying JD Edwards on OCI. They can help you address several key workload requirements before you make the move, including:
- What is your current network connectivity and is it enough?
- Is there a need for high availability?
- What size/capacity do you need?
- Do you need Microsoft SQL compatibility?
- Do you want to take advantage of Oracle Tech Foundation?
- What are the current versions of your application, tools, and databases?
- What operating system are you currently using?
- Can we reduce complexity?
- Are we set for disaster recovery? Business Continuity?
- How does Change Management evolve?
- How does this impact the employee resources that I have today? What skill sets do I need to have for the future
An Example of How One Company Was Ready
One example of how Oracle and Denovo worked together in this effort, was for a large architectural firm that started using JDE for finance and purchasing procurement and eventually moved into manufacturing and distribution. As they developed needs for different entitlements, specifically, increasing application availability from 99.5% to 99.9%, Oracle and Denovo were able to create a high availability architecture that satisfied their greater demand. This included cluster database servers with Oracle Active Data Guard which enabled the company to simply access the other server, in the event of a failure.
Being ready to position your business to be to scale up or down as needed, even after deployment, can have huge advantage.
Want to make sure you avoid the readiness pitfall? We recommend working with a qualified ERP managed service provider to complete a cloud readiness assessment.
NEXT: Pitfall #2--Planning
Need help with moving JD Edwards to OCI? Contact Denovo today for more information.