1 Introduction to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools

This chapter contains the following topics:

1.1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Overview

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools provides the underlying technology for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. All JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications, such as Human Capital Management and Customer Relationship Management are built, deployed, and maintained using JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools.

With JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools you can:

  • Develop new applications or customize existing applications.

  • Administer applications that you have deployed within your organization.

  • Provide decision support and reporting functionality to decision makers.

  • Integrate JD Edwards applications with other JD Edwards applications or third-party applications.

The area of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools contains over 40 tools, utilities, and technologies. This document provides two frameworks with which you can gain a better understanding of the delivered technology, how to categorize the tools, and when to use particular tools.

1.1.1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Categories

This framework divides the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools technologies, tools, and utilities into four categories:

  • Development Tools.

  • Administration Tools.

  • Analytic Tools.

  • Integration Tools.

1.1.2 Implementation Phases

This framework provides a sample set of implementation phases and lists the tools and technologies that are likely to be used or implemented within a particular phase. The implementation phases are:

  • Installation.

  • Application Configuration.

  • System Configuration.

  • Decision Support Configuration.

  • Business Process Integration.

  • Maintenance.


The implementation phases in this framework are intended to help you gain a better understanding of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools. The implementation phases in no way imply strict dependencies between phases or tools. Every implementation is unique.

1.1.3 Other Sources of Information

This section provides information to consider before you begin to use JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools. In addition to implementation considerations presented in this section, take advantage of all JD Edwards sources of information, including the installation, release notes, documentation, and training courses.

In addition, this guide contains references to server configuration settings that JD Edwards EnterpriseOne stores in configuration files (such as jde.ini, jas.ini, jdbj.ini, jdelog.properties, and so on). Beginning with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release 8.97, it is highly recommended that you only access and manage these settings for the supported server types using the Server Manager program. See the Server Manager Guide on My Oracle Support.

1.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Implementation

Implementing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools requires the installation of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools CD within a supported environment as described in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Installation.