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J.D. Edwards Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI
J.D. Edwards announced a new corporate vision that extends its ‘idea-to-action’ to inter-enterprise collaboration expressed in the phrase ‘freedom to choose

format of acknowledge  the electronic component and information technology sectors to conduct B2B transactions electronically using the XML based inter-enterprise technology standards, developed by RosettaNet. Embedding Netfish's best-of-breed B2B integration technology as a core component of our collaborative applications will help our customers reach beyond their enterprises, giving them the opportunity to gain tremendous cost and time-to-market advantages through cross-enterprise process automation, said Ed McVaney. This

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J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards


Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also differentiated itself from competitors by embedding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) into its OneWorld product. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. Part 2 presents an evaluat

format of acknowledge  information in a preferred format, systems may operate in different time zones and be geographically dispersed, scalability, performance, disaster recovery and contingence planning. Users for whose solutions J.D. Edwards partnered with other EAI vendors may benefit from informing themselves what the company plans for future service & support are and what would be the ramifications of switching or not to its above-mentioned strategic EAI partners. Improved technological integration is seldom guaranteed by Read More

Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


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