Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The flexibility of workflows and multi-industry implementation support should be improved. In the next release, there should be more planning features.
We originally used EnterpriseOne for preventative maintenance, but it is not very good at that so we migrated to Maximo for that task.
I would like to see the HR features enhanced with respect to localization for South Africa and other countries. They have perhaps 12 localizations but I think that for countries like South Africa, where the payroll system is unique, they should start investing more heavily. I would like to see more training documentation, or alternatively, training that you can do without having to go offsite. Unfortunately, when training with Oracle, it is quite expensive. Also, the instructors come from India and the dialect is very difficult for people from South Africa to understand. Consequently, a lot of people feel that it's a waste. It could have been very good but they didn't understand what the trainer was saying. This is a big thing that I would like to see more with. The documentation that they have is good, but it's very expensive so people would rather not buy it.
I think they could maybe expand the financial side. It's not complex but they could perhaps bring in things like the IMS. Aside from that, I think the manufacturing is really good. I think it's one of the best of all the ERPs, they have very good manufacturing. It's difficult to pinpoint additional features to include because everything depends on your company and the industries and clients you work with because normally what JD Edwards does is follow the needs of the client and industry standard specifics. They constantly make small improvements and implement innovations. That said, I would like to see more use cases so new customers can see references from existing customer experiences in different industries.
How do you or your organization use this solution?
Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.
What is the difference between ERP and BPMS Tools? On which elements can we rely to decide if we used an ERP (Like Odoo) or a BPMS tool (e.g. Camunda, BONITA) to develop an application?
Thank you for your response.