• As400mainmastermenu.jpg

The software ultimately sold was named JD Edwards WorldSoftware, popularly called World. Development began using System/34 and /36 minicomputers, changing course in the mid-1980s to the System/38, later switching to the AS/400 platform when it became available.

The company's initial focus was developing the accounting software needed for their clients. World was server-centric as well as multi-user; the users would access the system using one of several IBM computer terminals or "green-screens". (Later on, users would run terminal emulator software on their personal computers).

As an ERP system, JD Edwards World comprised the three basic areas of expertise: functional/business analyst, programmer/software developer, and CNC/system administration.

Master Directory

The Master Directory lists the main product groups that JD Edwards World offers. The Master Directory is a menu of menus; every selection from the Master Directory accesses the main menu for that system.



Account Payable

The JD Edwards World Accounts Payable system accommodates the need for accurate and timely payables that follow your standard procedures as well as those times when proactive cash management calls for overriding the rules. You have the flexibility you need for effective cash management because you, not the system, manage your workflow. At each stage in the workflow, you designate the next step and the system calculates taxes, discounts, and currency conversions according to your specifications. With the Accounts Payable system, you can streamline the day-to-day functions of your entire accounts payable department and improve communication and reporting among your personnel. For organizations that have offices around the world, JD Edwards World software provides the flexibility needed to operate in multiple countries, each with unique currency, language, and statutory requirements.



Your company might integrate the JD Edwards World Procurement system with the JD Edwards World Inventory Management system. This integration involves the validation and exchange of information that pertains to inventory items.


General Accounting

The General Accounting module lets you set up an accounting system to record and post journal entries from all the various modules within JD Edwards: invoices from the Sales Update process, purchase order receipts from the Procurement system, inventory transactions, accounts payable vouchers and checks, accounts receivable invoices and receipts, and much more. You can record these journal entries in any currency, and you can even create balances by both G/L account and currency for easier analysis.

You can allocate costs to various business units and accounts automatically by setting up and running three types of allocation programs. You can enter budgets either as journal entries or via uploads from Excel. You can also easily export from JD Edwards to Excel, so that you can use powerful tools like PivotTables to analyze data. JD Edwards even has a program that automatically reconciles bank accounts, Accounts Payable Trade, Accounts Receivable Trade, Voucher Logging Suspense, and the Received-Not-Vouchered liability account. At month-end, you can restate balances in any currency and create consolidated financial statements from the restated balances.

The main features of the General Accounting system include:

·         Account Management

·         Journal Entry Processing

·         Allocations

·         Automatic Account Reconciliation

·         Consolidated Reporting in Any Currency

·         Annual Close

·         Integrity Reporting



Direct Migration from Oracle’s JD Edwards World to Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne


 The direct migration from Oracle’s JD Edwards World to Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 begins by performing a standard install of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12. This installation has no impact on the JD Edwards World production environment. Using migration tools developed with the JD Edwards World toolset, the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne toolset, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne CNC technology, the business data is migrated to empty JD Edwards EnterpriseOne tables. After testing the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 setup, this process is repeated using live production business data. Once the process is completed, only JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 environments are run. JD Edwards World is archived and removed from the machine.

1. Install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12

    a. Install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 with all path codes.

    b. Apply the latest Planner Update.

    c. Run R98403 XJDE0039 to create temporary migration tables.

    d. Run Database Initializer.

2. JD Edwards World Environment Preparation.

    a. Install JD Edwards World PTF (A73PC000Y2) to the JD Edwards World environment or run from the A73 CU 15 environment.

    b. Run Migration Database Analyzer.

    c. Review the report and manually clean up duplicate records.

3. JD Edwards World Conversions

     a. Miscellaneous File Validation

              i. Run the Miscellaneous File Validation program.

             ii. Review the list of files not to be converted.

            iii. Resolve/Setup necessary data in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12.

     b. Application Specific Data Preparation and Conversions

              i. Execute Application Specific conversion programs.

             ii. Review conversion reports.

     c. Data Dictionary Comparison

              i. Run the Data Dictionary Comparison program.

             ii. Review the Data Dictionary Comparison report.

            iii. Manually apply necessary changes to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 Data Dictionary.

      d. Next Number Synchronization

             i. Run the Next Number Synchronization program.

            ii. Review the Next Number Synchronization report. Understanding JD Edwards World A7.3 Migration to JD Edwards                           EnterpriseOne 8.12 4 Copyright © 2006, Oracle. All rights reserved.

      e. User Defined Codes (UDC) Synchronization

            i. Run the UDC Synchronization program.

           ii. Review the UDC Synchronization report.

           iii. Manually apply necessary changes to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 User Defined Codes.

    f. CCSID Conversion Tool

            i. Run the CCSID Conversion Tool

     g. Business Data Copy

            i. Execute the Copy File Conversion program.

           ii. Review the Copy File Conversion report.

          iii. Review the Joblogs and clean up duplicate records

4. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 Conversions

      a. Application Specific Data Conversions and Post Conversions

            i. Execute Application Specific conversion programs.

            ii. Review conversions reports.

5. Turn off JD Edwards World

       a. Delete all necessary libraries and other related objects.



JD Edwards World Web user

JD Edwards World Web user interface is a graphical user interface (GUI) to the JD Edwards World business applications running on the IBM i platform. The Web user interface presents screens in a graphical format via Internet. The Web user interface uses the 5250 data stream produced by the interactive JD Edwards World programs to create a new graphical front end, thus giving you the benefits of JD Edwards World application functionality and security presented in a user-friendly format. For customized JD Edwards World screens, a dynamically built panel will be displayed.