JD Edwards is a suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software from Oracle. Focused on a modern and simplified user experience, the purpose-built applications are aligned to create a seamless experience for end users that’s integrated with digital technologies.

JD Edwards History

Originally developed by J.D. Edwards, an ERP vendor, the first version of the software was released in 1997. PeopleSoft Inc. acquired the technology in 2003, and in 2005, Oracle acquired PeopleSoft and the JD Edwards technology.

Oracle markets two suites, JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne. The two product lines share application architecture, but EnterpriseOne has greater functionality than the World version. There’s also a web-based user interface that can run on several hardware platforms, while World works only with IBM system servers.


JD Edwards offers over 80 separate applications to support a diverse range of processes. Among them are supply chain management, financial management, enterprise asset management, manufacturing operation management, order management, project management and operational reporting. The Suite also has mobile applications for both Android and iOS, making it useful for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Numerous companies use JD Edwards. Here are some of the benefits of the software:

  • Flexible and scalable: This ERP is designed to grow with a business, thanks to its underlying architecture. It provides a choice of database, hardware and operating systems, allowing you to build and expand an IT solution to suit business needs.
  • Improved productivity and profits: It can reduce operating costs and improve profitability by increasing employee productivity. This is due to features like customization for user navigation, which enhances workflow.
  • Regular updates and upgrades: JD Edwards is always evolving to suit the needs of its users with regular upgrades and updates.
  • Mobility: The modern workforce requires access to business-critical applications and information at any time and from anywhere. The JD Edwards mobile enterprise applications offer over 85 innovative mobile applications that are compatible with Android and iOS systems. They’re also free for desktop application users, so it won’t cost more for mobile capabilities.

Intuitive user experience: The suite was designed with user experience in mind. With the software, the workspace can be personalized to the user’s needs without sacrificing access and functionality. It can also automate functions and tasks, incorporate websites, build forms and embed third-party applications and share them with other team members, all without the need for IT.

Cash Flow Statement

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Equity Statement

Equity statements describe how the equity of a company changes over time. This change is affected by net profit or loss, individual gains or losses, shares bought and sold, and dividend payments.