J.D. Edwards Offers Supply-Chain Bundling - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

J.D. Edwards Offers Supply-Chain Bundling

Enterprise software provider J.D. Edwards announced plans yesterday to bundle its OneWorld suite of enterprise resource planning software with supply-chain planning software from SynQuest and E-commerce software, hardware, and services from IBM. The three companies say they will provide up-front analysis of an ERP project's costs and scope, promising to speed ROI and shave time and expense off implementations, which the industry analyst firm the Meta Group estimates take an average of 26 months.

The bundled software, hardware, and services package--labeled the Supply Chain Advantage--is initially targeted at a vertical market known as industrial fabrication and assembly companies, which JD Edwards, IBM, and Synquest believe has gone untapped. "We found that IFA is an under- served market, but there's no doubt we'll eventually expand the solution into other vertical markets, such as automotive and consumer packaged goods," says Bill Goodison, J.D. Edwards VP of the industrials vertical solutions group.

Analysts say such bundling will limit the number of vendors an IT organization has to deal with in an application implementation. "Anytime you can reduce the number of constituents in an implementation, it reduces the risk," says Barry Wilderman, a Meta Group analyst. Supply Chain Advantage will be generally available July 13, and while pricing will vary according to project scope, an early pilot implementation totaled $3 million, including software, hardware, and services.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
2021 State of ITOps and SecOps Report
This new report from InformationWeek explores what we've learned over the past year, critical trends around ITOps and SecOps, and where leaders are focusing their time and efforts to support a growing digital economy. Download it today!
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

News
Remote Work Tops SF, NYC for Most High-Paying Job Openings
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  7/20/2021
Slideshows
Blockchain Gets Real Across Industries
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  7/22/2021
Commentary
Seeking a Competitive Edge vs. Chasing Savings in the Cloud
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  7/19/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Monitoring Critical Cloud Workloads Report
In this report, our experts will discuss how to advance your ability to monitor critical workloads as they move about the various cloud platforms in your company.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll