Mitchell & Associates is a leader in providing global consulting services for organizations who have selected JD Edwards as their enterprise software solution. We combine 20 years of world wide experience, proven methodologies, tools and expert consultants to assist your organization with its information technology solutions.
By building a consulting practice to specifically address the needs of the J.D. Edwards client we are able to provide excellent recommendations and solutions to each client’s unique requirement based upon years of business and industry-specific knowledge and experience. Although our implementations vary in sizes and scope, complexity and industry, includes EnterpriseOne, OneWorld Xe and World, they all have one thing in common, they were implemented on-time, on-budget, and with a 100% client satisfaction rating.
Whether your project involves the evaluation / selection of new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the implementation and customization of a new technology, or simply an upgrade of your current programs, Mitchell & Associates provides you with the depth, breadth and flexibility you need to support your corporate strategies.
|Evaluation Services – includes software comparisons / justifications, system audits, upgrade comparisons, vendor analysis, and RFP preparations.|
|Project Management Services - complete project design and deployment of J.D. Edwards software solutions.|
|Functional Services – setup and integration services to provide deep expertise during the implementation cycle of J.D. Edwards software solutions.|
|Technical Services - assists with application development, the solution infrastructure, and collaborative technologies.|
|World to EnterpriseOne Migration Services – assists existing JD Edwards World Software clients with the safe migration to the client server version of the software solution EnterpriseOne.|
|Data Migration Services – includes data architecture for enterprises, converting global legacy applications to the new system, and integrating complementary products.|
|Training Services – Comprehensive training is provided to fully maximize your software utilization.|
The JD Edwards Upgrade Assessment is a comprehensive analysis of the customer's J.D. Edwards environment and user community resulting in specific courses of action for upgrade with recommendations to enhance functionality, boost performance, and improve the user skill base.
The investigation focuses on both the effective use of technology, and whether the technology employed is meeting the current and/or future needs of the organization. Several process areas are targeted depending on which JD Edwards modules are in use. Technical implementation issues are also addressed. System software configuration, software limitations, user access, and training issues are used to develop an action plan to close the gap between the current situation and original objectives.
The typical high-level JD EdwardsUpgrade Assessment can be completed 2-4 week period. two weeks are required at the client site by a senior professional, with two weeks allotted for deliverable preparation. A detailed JD EdwardsUpgrade Assessment typically takes twice as long.
Feedback and Action Planning
Results Documentation and Feedback—based on the above evaluation; a detailed report on findings, conclusions, and recommendations is prepared.
Identify current gap or potential based on findings and original objectives. Mitchell & Associates experience with best practices and JD Edwards is used to suggest the performance gap.
Validate the report findings and recommendations with all personnel to ensure that all documentation is both factual and realistic.
Present the report to management and key personnel and seek agreement on the analysis.
Develop an action plan based upon approved recommendations, costs, and establish a schedule for implementation. A separate engagement proposal is written and signed for services to be provided.
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Return on Investment (ROI)
Mitchell & Associates is your partner in your implementation project. When you are successful, we are successful. MAA has more than 20 years of experience implementing enterprise software. Based on this experience, we continue to provide enhanced tools and innovative methods to improve our implementation process.
Throughout your implementation, you work with some of the best industry experts. Armed with a solid understanding of your business, these experienced Mitchell & Associates professionals can help you implement best practices into your business processes. Their knowledge combined with the Mitchell & Associates implementation methodology ensures that you realize return on the investment, quickly effectively, and efficiently.
Focusing on Results
We know the successful implementation of your JD Edwards system means you achieve short-term and long-term results. During the implementation, our professional services team will focus on the results that are important to you, such as:
• Streamlining processes
• Introducing “best practices”
• Improving workflows
• Meeting expectations
• Maintaining system flexibility
• Providing ease of use
• Increasing visibility
• Increasing information flow
You business objectives are the focal point.
A Detailed Map to Guide You
We leverage the experience gained from years of continuous success to ensure your success. Using our six-step methodology, you MAA project manager and team of industry expert’s work with you through each stage:
1. Project Initiation
In this phase, essential preparation for a successful project is done: discovery information is gathered, define project scope, prepare a project plan, form a project team, and set up a steering committee. Finally, you make a formal announcement of the project kick-off to the entire company.
In this phase roles and responsibilities are defined, “AS-IS” business processes are identified, “TO-BE” business process are defined, system configuration is reviewed, prototype planning is discussed, define technical architecture, and legacy data is reviewed
Based on our analysis we design the system configuration for specific business process, design additional development requirements, and design conversion strategies and plans. Next a
“Conference Room Pilot” is conducted, which ensures that issues are resolved and system configuration meets business requirements.
If enhancements were identified a work plan is established for target development items to adjust for each module and execute actual work in order to change the processes provided as standards by JD Edwards to meet requirements of this system.
Integration testing is also performed to determine the reliability of the enhancements and interfaces. This also allows the developers to perfect the final system.
A final integrated system test is performed to determine readiness and ensure all business requirements have been covered. Cut over planning is reviewed, migrated development and conversion programs to production environment, review system administration tasks, develop user manuals and conduct final training, and roll out new system to the entire company according to plan.
6: Project Completion
In this phase, the project team and the customer close the project, announce the official closing of the project to the entire company, and analyze the project outputs. Developers evaluate and arrange enhanced programs accordingly.
Working globally with JD Edwards customers for over twenty (20) years, while crossing various industries, has given us an extensive depth of knowledge and unmatched expertise in EnterpriseOne, OneWorld (XE) and World software. In fact many of our associates worked directly with JD Edwards.
But before initiating the JD Edwards upgrade, you need to evaluate your current infrastructure to make sure existing hardware and systems configurations will be compatible with the latest software version. If you don’t diligently map out the time, equipment, cost, and resource requirements for the software upgrade, you may encounter unexpected roadblocks and unresolved system issues that impede an on-time, on-budget upgrade.
Mitchell & Associates Upgrade Planning delivers a systematic approach for transitioning your existing World or OneWorld Xe environment to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. Our experienced consultants address the upgrade from a staged perspective, getting current systems prepared for the upgrade and providing a comprehensive road map that’s ready for your implementation team to execute. (Also see our upgrade express page)
First, we conduct a solution assessment. One of our technology specialists visits your site and examines your end-to-end environment—from existing hardware and service packs to any customized code your IT teams may have integrated. This system analysis offers a clear picture of your IT systems and gives us the fundamental information we need to recommend the right approach for transitioning your platform to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1.
Next, we facilitate an JDE upgrade planning workshop where we review the results from your system assessment as well as our proposed upgrade strategy. During this session, we conduct an informal gap analysis, reviewing the state of your current JDE environment and pin-pointing the changes that need to be made prior to commencing with the JDE upgrade.
We also provide you with a detailed project plan—complete with suggested project team members, critical milestones, and time frames—that estimates the number of hours and costs associated with the recommended upgrade plan. This way, you know upfront what’s in store for your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 upgrade and can begin communicating the estimated financial and time implications across the enterprise.
For additional information please look at Oracles whitepaper "JD Edwards Enterpriseone Upgrade Best Practices"
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