ARCAD Software, leading vendor in software solutions for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) on IBM Power, today announced the compatibility of Version 9.2 of its solutions with Oracle JD Edwards World A9.3.
With the latest 9.3 version of the ERP released in April 2012, Oracle has furthered its commitment to the IBM i customers, extending support and enhancement efforts for JD Edwards Applications on the platform. JDE applications are integrated and pre-bundled on a single database, with a Web-enabled architecture.
The new ARCAD version 9.2 with JDE World interface is now positioned as the most comprehensive change management solution for users of the package. "Support for JDE has been a strategic priority for ARCAD Software given the sheer scale of its installed base on IBM i and in particular the extensive local customizations made" states Philippe Magne, ARCAD CEO.
Indeed one of the major strengths of JDE World software is the extent to which customers can tailor the product. These customizations are made through soft-coded files that allow users to control everything from the description of a field to how that field will be used.
The ARCAD JDE interface allows the customer to continue to manage these files using the JDE tools, while the results of the changes are captured transparently via the unique ARCAD-Datachanger technology. The solution provides one-step check out and easy promotion of these record-level changes from development, through test and into production, even supporting the distribution of JDE-specific record types.
Another specific characteristic of JDE World is the Software Version Repository (SVR), the backbone of the development environment. The ARCAD interface utilizes information from the SVR and allows the developer to work with the SVR tools, including editing and compile of programs, while the ARCAD interface prompts the developer for check out and request related details.
Utilizing the ARCAD JDE interface the customer can:
- Obtain auditable tracking of program changes and capture change information in both the SVR and ARCAD repository
- Use specialized JDE create commands and pre-processing options
- Track soft-coded functions that have a high impact on the JDE environments
- Rollback changes if necessary
Magne summarizes the company's objectives behind the ARCAD JDE interface: "Our design goal has always been to minimize the learning curve for the JDE programmer, as we are adding to his toolset rather than replacing it".