Intelligent ERP – the AI version

Maybe you have read my blog on Intelligent ERP here. Just to give you an idea how AI would optimize this, I have asked chatGPT to optimize my article and I thought I publish it here as a separate blog so you can all see the differences. The links were left out but you can still find them in the initial blog post.

Exploring the Future of Intelligent ERP with JD Edwards

In this post, I aim to share insights on the evolution within the JD Edwards community and specifically, the advancements of JD Edwards ERP software. Reflecting on significant milestones and projecting future trends, this narrative seeks to inspire JD Edwards users, ERP managers, business analysts, and all members of this flourishing community.

While not delving into the exhaustive history of JD Edwards, I will spotlight transformative moments over the past 15 years that have paralleled broader shifts in the IT sector.

The Advent of the Smartphone Era

The 2007 announcement of the first iPhone marked a pivotal transition from conventional smart devices to a new ecosystem enriched with mobile applications. This shift, coupled with the expansion of mobile internet, introduced novel interactions with business applications.

Mobilizing Business Applications

Between the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, the first mobile applications emerged. Oracle’s 2014 release of more than 50 JD Edwards applications for complimentary use represented a significant stride, albeit one that was perhaps introduced prematurely given the technological constraints faced by IT departments at the time.


The Rise of Citizen Development

2016 saw the emergence of the Citizen Development paradigm, emphasizing personalization and configuration in application development to enhance user experience. This trend, alongside the initial embrace of cloud computing, illustrated the importance of flexibility in IT infrastructure.

The IoT Orchestrator and Beyond

In the summer of 2015, Oracle JD Edwards unveiled the IoT Orchestrator, initially designed for real-time data collection and analysis. This tool eventually evolved into a game-changer for the JD Edwards ecosystem, facilitating seamless API Rest integration and process orchestration, and automating internal processes akin to Robotic Process Automation (RPA) within JD Edwards.

Embracing Low Code and No-Code

By 2016, the shift towards Low Code and No Code development highlighted a new approach to application development under the Citizen Development paradigm. This transition led to the exploration of API integration capabilities and the experimental combination of new technologies, enhancing the JD Edwards ecosystem’s adaptability and integration.

The Cloud Revolution Continues

The ongoing migration to public cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and Oracle OCI underscores a significant move towards digital transformation, enabling JD Edwards environments to connect with other cloud applications and middleware.

The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence in ERP

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) gains traction, its potential to revolutionize JD Edwards ERP systems is immense. From automating tasks to enhancing decision-making, AI promises to significantly improve and simplify ERP usage.


Looking Ahead

As we transition from traditional and digital ERP to the era of Intelligent ERP, the possibilities for innovation within the JD Edwards ecosystem are boundless. The integration of AI technologies and the continuous evolution of ERP systems herald an exciting future for JD Edwards users.


Stay tuned for upcoming posts as we delve deeper into AI’s role in ERP systems and how Metis Edge can guide you through this transformative journey. These are indeed exciting times for the ERP community, as we stand on the brink of a new era in enterprise technology.


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