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What's Next for My JD Edwards Environment?

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External integrations, mobile access, advanced reporting, globalization, e-commerce, process efficiencies—and many other modern demands—are prompting widespread ERP analysis. With continuing ...

External integrations, mobile access, advanced reporting, globalization, e-commerce, process efficiencies—and many other modern demands—are prompting widespread ERP analysis. With continuing releases and advancements, JD Edwards
remains an ERP powerhouse offering complex applications across 80 modules that support organizations around the world and in virtually all industries. And while a sizable investment in an earlier version of JD Edwards may still be operational
in your organization, you could be asking, “What exactly is ‘Point B’ for our JD Edwards environment?” ManageForce can help you find Point B and provide the resources needed to get there.

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    • WHAT’S NEXT FOR MYJD EDWARDS ENVIRONMENT?JD Edwards Assessment ServiceManageForceExternal integrations, mobile access, advanced reporting, globalization, e-commerce, process efficiencies—and many othermodern demands—are prompting widespread ERP analysis. With continuing releases and advancements, JD Edwardsremains an ERP powerhouse offering complex applications across 80 modules that support organizations around the worldand in virtually all industries. And while a sizeable investment in an earlier version of JD Edwards may still be operationalin your organization, you could be asking, “What exactly is ‘Point B’ for our JD Edwards environment?” ManageForce canhelp you find Point B and provide the resources needed to get there.Signs that optimization and/or an upgrade are needed:> Business needs are gradually outstripping current capabilities.> End-user experience is deteriorating.> Industry compliance is in question.> Return on investment is noticeably low due to untapped potential.> Reporting and/or inferior operational information is impairing strategic decisions.> Customization documentation is missing, incomplete, or confusing.> Business processes are out of sync with software configuration.> Operations of acquisitions or divestitures have not been considered within JD Edwards.123Pressing questions answered by a tailored JD Edwards assessment:> Are there any cost-effective incremental changes that will meet today’s top priorities?> What version truly makes the most sense for our environment—from an objective perspective?> Will native functionality in newer versions replace third-party add-on expenses and work-arounds?> How will past customizations affect an upgrade? Can any customizations be replaced by native features?> Can reporting easily be enhanced to expand financial analysis and aid in executive-level planning?> Will product support for my version—and all its components—be available over the long term?> What business functions are using JD Edwards technology? What end-user and IT processes exist?> Is tablet or mobile access to applications needed by executives or field-based employees?
    • Leveraging our deep skills and experience within hundreds of JD Edwards installations,ManageForce will benchmark your application configuration against best practices andstandardized processes. As part of the benchmarking process, we will review and evaluateyour environment and application design of modules in use. This process includes a healthcheck, as well as a complete analysis of set-up and configuration, naming conventions,version usage, customizations, interfaces, and more. ManageForce will analyze andrecommend potential efficiencies and improvements to your current usage andconfiguration of JD Edwards applications, including quick-resolution items or low-costchanges that can be completed internally. We will present these findings to your ITmanagement team, as well as any business leaders, as needed.ManageForce helped us make our firststrategic push into virtualization, while alsomanaging the day-to-day issues surroundingour legacy JD Edwards implementation.Working hand-in-hand with our internal teamand offering unprecedented flexibility,ManageForce always puts our needs first.-- CIO, Global Metals ManufacturerManageForceRedefining Software Management.End-benefits of your JD Edwards assessment:> Make a fully informed decision about next steps for your JD Edwards investment> Explore incremental upgrades or selective optimization based on current or future needs> Plan your IT budget, including staffing and maintenance costs, around facts and metrics> Prioritize investments and look to reduce costs> Strengthen relationships with key user groups and leaders within the business> Keep pace with business needs while maintaining both technology and budgetary health> Remain agile by right-sourcing™ support, development, or maintenance, as needed> Analyze the human element of your JD Edwards functions—not just software configuration“Deliverables> Assessment interviews with functional leaders> In-depth survey for each module> JD Edwards custom object analyzer output> Module-specific documentation• Reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements (RICE)• Major pain points; issue severity• Next steps and recommendations• Level of effort to remediate> High-impact findings summary> Quick-resolution items> Items that can be resolved internally, at a low cost> Summary of large-scale efforts and long-term projectsContact us: www.manageforce.com | info@manageforce.com | 630.592.8648Copyright © 2013 ManageForce Corporation. All Rights Reserved.