Brian Stanz | Vice President, Global Support Services
And just like that, EnterpriseOne 9٫2 is Release 22!
Oracle designated a new name for the latest JD Edwards EnterpriseOne release: Release 22. I view this as primarily a ‘marketing’ change. Nothing under the covers, as far as release numbering, has changed. You will still see Apps 9٫2 and Tools 9.2.x throughout the documentation.
Are you confused yet? Well, you don’t have to be.
Oracle has decided to realign the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 releases with how it publishes Oracle Database and Oracle Tech Stack releases. Going forward, releases will be named for the year published. So, Release 22 is for the calendar year 2022. You may see updates to Release 22 through 2022, and I would suspect that towards the end of 2022 you will start hearing about Release 23.
Here’s a list of questions I’ve been answering for our customers.
Is Release 22 a major upgrade release?
The answer is no. This release follows just like the continuous innovation releases have previously. There will be some application updates and new Tools innovations. For Release 22, you can find the details on the Oracle website.
And of course, the JD Edwards team at Spinnaker Support is well trained and ready to help you with all your Release 22 questions and needs, including Digital Transformation (Orchestrator), UX One, and System Automation enhancements through our managed services offerings.
Do I need to take this release?
Well, that is totally up to what you need from it. After looking through the list of changes, I would suspect that unless you asked for a specific fix or enhancement from Oracle, you probably do not need this update. Check back to this blog post series as we’ll dive deeper into some of the new features contained in Release 22 and what they really mean for your business.
How do I evaluate the support-cost benefit?
Finally, you may be asking, why do I keep paying these extremely high maintenance costs to Oracle for minimal functionality changes and a self-service support model? Spinnaker Support can help you re-allocate and save some serious capital for other important IT projects, while at the same time giving you a much more robust service offering.
If you would like to discuss how we can address the critical challenges in your JD Edwards ERP and make your life easier, please reach out today.