How JD Edwards Helps a Leading Municipality
Ayo Fernando | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

How JD Edwards Helps a Leading Municipality

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

We are a leading municipality in Texas, using JD Edwards for Procurement, General Ledger, A/R, A/P, Inventory, Sales Orders, etc. The whole city uses JDE. It handles procurement we do through various contracts for bidding going by the state laws. We have build custom contract systems to keep track of contract details going by the state requirements. Also, as we handle budgeting in our city a little differently, we are using the JDE budget module with some customizations unique to us. Also, we are using a module call Utiligy, which we got from a JDE partner, to keep track and bill for city utilities. Basically JDE handles all the financial transactions in the city.
  • We have more than 2000 employees in the city and as a municipality we handle things a little differently. JD Edwards handles it really well with minimum customizations.
  • The beauty of JDE is, it is big enough to handle the work load of the city but small enough to maintain with a small technical staff with in the city.
  • It is not a complicated system to configure like SAP. A medium sized company can cover most of the areas of the company especially that feeds to the financial system with comparably smaller effort.
  • [It would be great] if we could connect security set up and approval routes in procurement and other modules. Currently those are two separate areas that require mutually exclusive set up, even when they are connected.
  • Cross reference facility of the files should be dynamic so developers can refer to those instantly.
  • We should be able to make the package assemble, built and deployments simpler, if there's a way to have a template that customer builds once which can be used after.
  • Positive - Can manage the ERP with less staff as it is not that complicated.
  • Cons - CNC administration area can be simplified, so it is easily configurable. Specifically looking at logs for specific users should be simplified that it can be done with less effort.
  • When you turn on new modules there should be a wizard that asks questions and does the complete configuration.
Yes - Quest. Because they have an online community and also has workshops for the latest features comes up. That gives hands on training on technology coming up from JDE.
Have checked out PeopleSoft. It is a great package for human resources area. JDE is a financial system and all the other reguler systems that feeds to financials.
If there are lot of complicated systems this might not be the best system. If you have only some complexity Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is a product a technical or application person can wrap their hands around and understand the whole system.

Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
8
Accounts receivable
8
Global Financial Support
9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
8
Intercompany Accounting
8
Journals and Reconciliations
7
Enterprise Accounting
8
Configurable Accounting
7
Standardized Processes
8
Automated Invoice Processing
8
Shared Services Payments
7
Billings Management
8
Customer Receipt Applications
8
Customer Collections
8
Revenue Recognition
8
Cash Management
7
Travel & Expense Management
7
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
7
Period Close
8
Transactions Tax
8
Subledger Reconciliations
7
Inventory tracking
7
Location management
Not Rated
Pricing
7
Order entry
8
Cost of goods sold
7
End-to-end order visibility
8
Order exception Resolution
7
Direct deposit files
7
Reimbursement management
8
Standard reports
9
Custom reports
Not Rated
API for custom integration
8
Plug-ins
9
Role-based user permissions
8
Single sign-on capability
10
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
10
Supplier Management
8
Inventory Planning
7
Product Master Data Management
8