The City of Onkaparinga had relied on its JD Edwards ERP for over 15 years. Over that time, they performed several application upgrades and ran 8.12 for several years before upgrading to version 9.1.2.
The City’s 30 JD Edwards users fulfil critical roles within the organisation, including finance, accounts payable, asset and fleet management, procurement, payroll, and human resources.
The ageing solution needed a major update to support additional payroll functionality. The council could have implemented a baseline Electronic Software Update (ESU) patch, but this would have entailed extensive testing by all users across a range of business-critical roles. And the need for extended support for their mature JD Edwards software already meant the City of Onkaparinga was experiencing significantly increased costs.
At the same time, strategic change within the organisation was driving an urgent need for new hardware and to further integrate JD Edwards into other systems.
Advancing to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1.2. utilising the 100-Day Upgrade programme — methodology and framework that simplifies the process and guarantees delivery within a hundred working days — was the ideal solution.