Why Upgrading from JDE to the Oracle Cloud Makes Sense (and Cents)

The cloud is a hot topic in the world of enterprise IT—and for good reason. Cloud applications improve business agility, provide access to real-time data, enable work-from-home and so much more. But for companies reliant on the JD Edwards (JDE) ERP—and any other on-prem ERP solutions—migrating to the cloud prompts an important question: Is it worth it?

Our new ebook serves up the answers. The highlight: Cloud is more than worth the investment.

A recent study from Nucleus Research reveals that cloud technology deployments deliver more than four times the ROI of on-premise solutions. The study also shows that companies don’t have to wait long to realize that return. In an analysis of 101 case studies, Nucleus discovered that organizations recovered the cost of their initial investment 2.5 times faster with cloud applications than with on-premise technology.

Cloud solutions more than pay for themselves. But that’s not the only reason to migrate for JDE ERP users to consider migrating to a cloud suite such as Oracle Cloud Applications. As our latest ebook reveals, cloud applications provide value to multiple business lines and open up new opportunities for automation, visibility, and flexibility. The key to experiencing these cloud benefits and more? It’s all in the planning.

The JD Edwards on-prem struggle is real.

If you’re currently using an on-premise JD Edwards ERP solution, you’re likely familiar with the software’s challenges. Upgrading the software is time-consuming, taking time away from business operations and requiring hours of IT resources. Integrating with other business-critical software applications can also be a struggle, requiring manual connections or clunky workarounds that don’t optimize either solution.

Customizing the reporting to your organization’s specific KPIs and accessing real-time data and analytics is often impossible. And in an era that requires companies to not just respond to a rapidly changing environment but get in front of potential issues, report-ready data ensures your organization can be proactive and competitive.

Finally, the JDE ERP requires an IT team familiar with the ins and outs of the software. That’s becoming increasingly difficult to find as much of the up-and-coming talent isn’t experienced with the older, on-premise solutions. Companies reliant on JDE may see that their IT talent pool is getting smaller—instead of bigger.

Making the move from JDE to Oracle Cloud Applications

If the challenges above sound familiar, then you may be headed for an ERP upgrade. The ArganoCSS ebook outlines reasons that such a move makes sense—and how to make one successfully. For example, organizations migrating from JDE to the Oracle Cloud often begin by mapping their cloud functionality to their business objectives. It’s possible to start small, tackling one business challenge at a time and leveraging applications that solve specific problems. With Oracle Cloud Applications, for instance, you can add FP&A or supply chain planning capabilities. You can then migrate entire business processes, such as AP invoicing, or do a wholesale ERP migration.

Visualizing the impact of a cloud migration is also essential. A qualified implementation partner can help determine how to translate cloud goals into measurable results. For example, organizations often track the cost savings gained from replacing non-essential third-party software and productivity gains thanks to easier-to-use applications. Whatever the metrics, the goal is clear—a seamless cloud transition that yields real results.

As the Nucleus study reveals, the ROI for cloud migration is significant. Access the right expertise to help you plan, and you’ll put your organization on a fast track to all the benefits cloud has to offer.

If you’re interested in learning more, download the latest ArganoCSS ebookIs JDE to Oracle Cloud Applications Your Next Logical Upgrade?