In a nutshell, J.D. Edwards seems poised to deliver applications within its traditional verticals that are wide-ranging, integrated, and modular (loosely decoupled) at the same time, which is apparently a clearer message and a better business model for the company. With a new management team the company seems to have found its soul, as it has finally pinpointed the right offering for its target market (both geography, customer size, and vertical segments wise), and it also seems to be exuding an air of confidence without arrogance, which had rarely, if ever, been seen in the past.
integration alliance troops part 2
, Siebel Rallies Its Integration Alliance Troops and Oracle Makes A U-Turn At The All Things To All People Exit ), and although the XPIs/XBPs seem to have proven their concept, the company has until very recently struggled without widening the breadth of its natively provided applications. Now, with J.D. Edwards 5 and its ample natively provided functionality, the Idea to Action and Freedom to Choose mantras could sound as a plausible humility of a vendor that offers flexibility to its customers,