JDE Is definitely worth considering for your one-stop-shop construction needs
J. Mickey Merguerian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated March 18, 2020

JDE Is definitely worth considering for your one-stop-shop construction needs

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

A majority of our cost controls, revenue claiming, change events, forecasting, purchase order processing, and account payable is done through JDE. I would actually say that every aspect of our back office has in one way to another ended up being used by this program. Something that made this a one-stop-shop for us was the ability to continue using the programs for all different facets of our working model. Updating Cost codes and transferring them over to our Daily log program became a breeze.
  • The forecasting modules used for JDE are amazing. It allows us to use best practices for claiming forecasted costs and revenues.
  • JDE allows us to track our change events in their own module and apply different meanings to statuses- something extremely useful in the construction world.
  • Cost coding/budgeting simplified. By using the same budget module, revising budgets, active cost coding and purchase ordering, you can get a realistic snapshot of your job at the drop of a hat.
  • Without a doubt their UI needs improvement. There can be an entire lesson on the nuances of working within the JDE modules. Where to click, what does what, how come one method is not congruent with the other module? Although this program is definitely a goliath in the industry, there is something to be said about programs that can simplify even the more data-driven problems.
  • I would say that JDE needs to work on their security as well. Not from external attacks (they have that covered) but just within the programming of allowing people to have multiple roles. I'll say with confidence that I have to wear many hats at my company, meaning I need access to cost data along with Procurement data. For some reason, this was not achievable by JDE / IT and I had to have two separate accounts set up to access different modules.
  • I'm not sure if this is a flaw per se, but I noticed that a lot of people are extremely turned off by all the customizations allowable within each module. I personally enjoy it, but I've noticed the older generation definitely shies away from it altogether.
  • Well, by definition it definitely has not returned the investment yet, seeing as how it was tens of millions of dollars. That being said, I have faith that not relying on multiple contacts for a similar result will free us up a little in respect to not having to worry about all these different expensive software.
  • I will say one negative impact of this software is that it becomes increasingly difficult to find people willing to try and learn the practicality of the software. The robustness of it is intimidating to some.
Yes - I am a member of the New York Oracle User Group.

I would say that having the ears of the men and women writing the code gives us an edge on the competition, allowing us to resolve unique problems for unique scenarios. This is definitely one of the selling points.
I can't say that I have extensive knowledge about Sage, but I will say that for the months I did use it, I found JDE to be far superior.
I would say that this software is well suited for you if you own a large construction company and can pay for them to customize it to your needs. We had to pay a large amount of money to get this contract, in the order of 10-50 million dollars. It was a bumpy start and a bit clunky initially, but I can say now that it's definitely worth the investment. It has totally changed how we do things. So long story long: if you need the one stop shop for a construction company (WARNING: does not include a daily log module, or a time card module, or to be used for estimating, more databasing and analytics) then I would recommend this software.

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
9
Accounts receivable
Not Rated
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
10
Intercompany Accounting
10
Localizations
Not Rated
Journals and Reconciliations
9
Enterprise Accounting
9
Configurable Accounting
8
Centralized Rules Framework
10
Standardized Processes
10
Automated Invoice Processing
5
Shared Services Payments
5
Billings Management
9
Customer Receipt Applications
Not Rated
Customer Collections
Not Rated
Revenue Recognition
10
Cash Management
9
Asset Management
9
Travel & Expense Management
10
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
10
Period Close
10
Transactions Tax
9
Subledger Reconciliations
8
3rd Party Accounting Systems
10
Inventory tracking
Not Rated
Automatic reordering
Not Rated
Location management
Not Rated
Manufacturing module
Not Rated
Pricing
10
Order entry
9
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
Not Rated
Order Orchestration
Not Rated
End-to-end order visibility
Not Rated
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
9
Benefit plan administration
10
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
10
Reimbursement management
9
Dashboards
10
Standard reports
10
API for custom integration
10
Plug-ins
10
Role-based user permissions
2
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
6
Indirect Cost Management
8
Billing
6
Budgeting and Forecasting
10
Project Costing
10
Cost Capture
10
Capital Project Management
10
Customer Invoicing
10
Customer Contract Compliance
10
Project Revenue Recognition
10
Project Financial Performance Analysis
10
Project Financials Dashboard
10
Real-time Financial Reporting
10
Embedded Business Intelligence
10
Project Planning Collaboration
10
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Project Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
10
Sourcing Analysis
9
Bids Analyzed and Compared
9
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
7
Contract Authoring
9
Contract Compliance Management
10
Contract History
9
Contract Renewal Automation
10
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
9
Electronic Signatures
9
Invoice Automated Matching
10
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
9
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
10
Spend Compliance Management
9
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
10
Risk Repository
9
Control Management
8
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
Not Rated
Supply Chain Business Flows
Not Rated
Production Management
Not Rated
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Not Rated
Configuration Management
Not Rated
Work Definition
Not Rated
Work Execution
Not Rated
Advanced Fulfillment
Not Rated
Manufacturing Costs
Not Rated
Forecasting
10
Inventory Planning
8
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Not Rated
Performance Monitoring
9
Ideation Management
9
Requirements Management
6
Proposal Management
9
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
Not Rated
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated