This blog post is the first part of a series highlighting the three keys to rapid EDI modernization for JD Edwards users.
IT modernization has become almost commonplace in today’s tech savvy business world. Computing platform replacements and enterprise application upgrades are important internal drivers for modernizing other IT systems and processes. In addition, external factors like onboarding of new trading partners with added integration requirements also impact the need to upgrade.
While Oracle JD Edwards (JDE) customers may face both kinds of modernization drivers, some businesses hesitate to take on EDI modernization because of concerns over switching costs. That’s despite the significant benefits and rapid payback EDI modernization can bring.
One critical option to help minimize the migration cost and maximize return from EDI modernization is to employ reuse to speed results, reduce risks and instill best practices. Since the business processes, maps and other integration objects needed for EDI migration follow predictable patterns, they can be used with multiple trading partners and transaction types. Many companies are able to cut EDI implementation time, cost and errors by effectively deploying reuse. In fact, systematic reuse of EDI integration objects can save up to 75 percent of migration time and cost.
Reuse benefits apply when onboarding trading partners downstream, as well as migrating to a new EDI platform. So investment in reuse at migration time can help reduce ongoing costs.
For more information about EDI modernization for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, download our “Three Keys to Rapid EDI Modernization for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne” whitepaper.