''Oracle also worked with IBM while developing this latest release to optimise the performance of the IBM System i-business computing platform,'' he added. He explained that as part of the new release, Oracle had delivered service and warranty management, a new module that would provide functionality for managing, defining and executing service and warranty contracts, allowing customers to record service contracts, accept returns of materials for repair, execute repair orders and seamlessly bill or expense repair costs to the customer.
According to the specifications now, service was fully integrated with other JD Edwards World Applications, which would facilitate planning and provide an automated process for tracking service request status.
This latest release would also include enhancements to JD Edwards World Quality Management System to help customers identify areas where failures occurred, reduce the costs of unused materials and increase customer satisfaction by improving overall product quality.
With JD Edwards World A9.1, customers could create a comparison report of their current source code and the new release, thereby helping to predict what custom code should be eliminated and retrofitted. The new tool would compare the configuration settings of the customer's existing release with the new release. Since data clean up was important for efficient operations as well as upgradation, the release would consist of new tools to archive data and identify versions of reports that were no longer needed.
The JD Edwards World Web interface would support a Java deployment to help ease installation, improve performace and create a unified look and feel.
A new dynamic build feature, embedded in the Java Software, would allow custom panels to automatically display in a web browser. Also with the JD Edwards World A9.1, customers could gain more control and support for importing and exporting data between JD Edwards World and the mulitiple spreadsheets that were existing within an organisation.