Why Upgrade?
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1. Reduce Risk
Upgraded ERP software supports updated system components including databases, hardware operating systems, Internet browsers and language compilers.  Avoid "time locking" your system.  See real stories from customers with frozen systems.
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
New releases of system components (e.g., databases, operating system) are not certified or supported.  Newer versions of components may not work and older versions can fail and subsequently break an ERP environment.
Why Upgrade? JD Edwards’ upgrade projects are driven by these business needs: 1. Reduce risk 2. Reap rewards 3. Realize research 4. Retain resources 5. Reach remotely 6. Replace regulations 7. Real ROI 8. Reach rapidly Discover why new upgrade projects are started everyday.  And how these projects are driving upgrade activity across our planet as more customers daily upgrade to the 9s for JD Edwards rather than let their organization stagnate.
Upgraded ERP software embraces evolving Internet and enterprise security approaches to counter new threats from cyber criminals, corrupt corporations, and rogue countries. Industrial espionage is real.
When ERP systems are not upgraded new security threats, including industrial and military espionage activity, are not addressed.  Valuable IP and data may be compromised, lost, or stolen.
Upgrading your ERP software permits broader currency with independent software vendors who are also delivering new releases with new features and critical operational improvements.
It is more difficult, and potentially impossible, to use updated third party software and other solutions.  An inability to use newer solutions puts other systems, including ERP, at operational risk.
2. Reap Rewards
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
With an upgraded ERP system, companies take advantage of thousands of enhancements driven by industry SIGs and deploy new functional modules built in cooperation with customers.  Learn more from Oracle’s cloud-based Product Features  application.
Old releases do not incorporate thousands of enhancements and cannot use new modules designed for later releases.
Deploy a modern user interface to increase user productivity with drop down menus and workflows to lower training costs and promote positive user experiences.  See the interface!
With older releases users are resigned to a 20th century user experience characterized by last century ERP design paradigms. 
Leverage user-driven, graphical reporting across all available enterprise data using One View Reporting based on user roles and responsibilities.
Old releases cannot use One View Reporting and are limited to either third party solutions or IT managed solutions.
New administration utilities reduce system admin costs, new user interface lowers training costs and added enhancements and modules reduce and often eliminate customizations which together drives down TCO.
Old releases use more costly user and administration approaches.  Customizations need to be maintained even if they are functionally addressed in new modules and later-release enhancements.
3. Realize Research
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
Upgraded software leverages billions of dollars of Oracle R&D with demonstrated delivery of many technologies, including SOA, business services, enterprise management, and other areas.
Old software cannot utilize modern ERP constructs and associated enhancements including SOA, modern middleware, business services, and enterprise management.
Leverage the three new technology pillars: cloud (hosting and managed services), mobility (tablets and smart phones) and big data (systems like Oracle's Exadata) as defined by IDC Research
By remaining on old releases, customers cannot leverage their enterprise data and systems in conjunction with rapidly evolving technology pillars.
4. Retain Resources
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
With upgraded software, users and administrators work with modern user design principles and modern languages which generate positive employee experiences.  Employees feel empowered and more confident when provided with the opportunity to work with new software.
As software design evolves and mobility increases, employees will desire modern computing experiences.  Working with old systems may be viewed as a career limiting factor at a dated company which fuels a desire for top talent to depart to firms who are staying current.
5. Reach Remotely
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
Upgrade to use native JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications with mobile platforms (tablets and smartphones) for better support of employees outside traditional office environments. 
Old releases cannot leverage today's JD Edwards mobility for smartphones and tablets for employees working remotely.
6. Replace Regulations
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
Upgraded software updates a wide variety of ever changing tax and regulatory localizations in different countries, including the United States and Canada.
Old releases may not satisfy constantly evolving country or regional localizations for tax and regulatory requirements.
7. Real ROI
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
Upgrades position an organization for better results related to better reporting, more productive users and lower ownership costs.  Use ROI tools to find your return.
Old releases do not deliver the enterprise wide cost reductions, productivity improvements and other benefits associated with the latest releases.  
8. React Rapidly
Choice 1: Upgrade
Choice 2: Stagnate
An upgrade today simplifies future upgrades so the next enhancements, additions and new technologies are embraced faster.
By not upgrading sooner rather than later, organizations become stranded and upgrades at later dates are significantly more difficult and costly.
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