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.
won against former ally Siebel Systems in the Financial Services market. Therefore, J.D. Edwards' functional scope is now undeniably large, as it offers almost about everything from traditional ERP to full web-based collaborative modules for CRM, SCM and optimization at both strategic and tactical level. The company's applications are 100% web-enabled using Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and HTML, and all applications also work on Windows CE at the lowest user interface (UI) level. Meanwhile,