MUFI Rating & Risk – JD Edwards World
MUFI: Maintainability, Usability, Functionality, Implement ability
Vendor: Oracle (Select For Vendor Profile)
Oracle JD Edwards World is Oracle’s ERP system for the midmarket, also acquired from JD Edwards.
Oracle acquired PeopleSoft and JD Edwards in 2005 (JD Edwards having itself been acquired by Peoplesoft in 2003), which means that as Oracle puts minimal developing into its acquisitions, this application is quite dated. Oracle JD Edwards World has a dated user interface.
Oracle JD Edwards World is a seriously old application. All of the screens appear to have been retrofitted from a green screen system.
Oracle JD Edwards World is our lowest rated application regarding usability, and its functionality is difficult to access.
It’s time to sunset this application. Oracle JD Edwards is not a competitive ERP system, and without the tie to Oracle, it would not survive on its own. The fact that Oracle has allowed the application to continue to be sold in its present state without investing development money is further evidence that being purchased by Oracle is a ticket to being obsolete as an application. Oracle is rated as our most slippery and difficult software vendor to deal with, and Oracle’s support is badly slipping for its applications. Every ERP system on our list will be a better choice over Oracle JD Edwards World, and most of these applications are developed by vendors far easier to deal with than Oracle.
All scores out of a possible 10.
Vendor and Application Risk
Oracle JD Edwards World is a risky implementation, the largest risk being related to the quality of the application itself. World is a much less expensive application than EnterpriseOne, and World accounts do not get the same type of control from Oracle account management as EnterpriseOne. Because the consulting rates are not very high for Oracle World they are not targeted by the major consulting companies, and those are both positives.
Likelihood of Implementation Success
This accounts for both the application and the vendor-specific risk. In our formula, the total implementation risk is application + vendor + buyer risk. The buyer specific risk could increase or decrease this overall likelihood and adjust the values that you see below.
Risk Management Approach
Oracle’s refusal to invest in World means that the buyer is implementing an inefficient system that has constant and well-deserved user adoption issues. Because of this, buyers must put a very high amount into user training versus other ERP implementations.
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