LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2001 — J.D. Edwards, a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy, and Microsoft Corp. today announced the release of J.D. Edwards’ first enterprise offering for the Microsoft® Windows® Powered Pocket PC platform. With this release, J.D. Edwards’ OneWorld® Xe offerings will support the Pocket PC as the exclusive PDA platform. Steve Ballmer, president and CEO of Microsoft, highlighted the solution in his keynote address at the CTIA Wireless 2001 show today in Las Vegas.
In response to a growing demand from enterprise customers for wireless access to secure corporate databases in real time while away from their desks, J.D. Edwards will optimize OneWorld applications for the highly mobile Pocket PC platform. This will enable a wide range of mobile access scenarios, including order entry, inventory management, direct procurement and materials management, and customer management information, allowing enterprises to provide better customer service and increase operational efficiencies from anywhere. For example, a sales representative on a customer call could use a wirelessly enabled Pocket PC to access real-time order status and inventory levels and open issues as well as resolve problems and input orders, all while on site with the customer.
“At J.D. Edwards, we pride ourselves on empowering our clients with very flexible solutions. Today, our clients can have real-time access to their systems at any time and in any place, increasing productivity and providing a competitive advantage in the collaborative market,”
said Ed McVaney, chief executive officer at J.D. Edwards.
“With the wide acceptance and growing demand for the Pocket PC platform by our enterprise customers, it was a natural decision for us. The advanced functionality of Pocket Internet Explorer made it easy to migrate our existing Microsoft Internet Explorer-centric development efforts to these devices.”
A recent survey of over 300 high-level IT executives conducted by Wit SoundView found that
“60 percent of respondents plan to add handheld computers to their corporate standards list within the next 12 months.”
“J.D. Edwards has a track record of embracing new technologies to address its customers’ needs,”
“We value the great working relationship we’ve had with J.D. Edwards over many years. It’s exciting to see how easily J.D. Edwards’ powerful, rich applications were deployed on the Pocket PC platform and how they will bring value to our customers.”
About J.D. Edwards
J.D. Edwards (Nasdaq
) is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy. The company’s open solutions give organizations the freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase competitive advantage.
Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the company via the Internet at http://www.jdedwards.com/ .
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.
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