Introduction to JD Edwards

If you are brand new to JD Edwards, you've come to the right place to begin the process of understanding JD Edwards (the company) and JD Edwards (the software). Probably the first tidbit you need is to know that "JD Edwards" is often abbreviated as "JDE". Those of you who are here to learn about Java Development Environment should look elsewhere!

JD Edwards is named after its first three founders, Jack Thompson, Dan Gregory, and C. Edward (Ed) McVaney. Jack was the technical guru, Dan was the marketing and sales guy, and Ed became the CEO, leading JDE for many years.

Introduction to JD Edwards


Read the full introduction to JD Edwards (JDE) as a company, and JD Edwards (JDE) software.

JD Edwards Module Overviews:


JD Edwards software covers key business processes including: Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, and Demand to Manufacture. These business processes are supported by the following JDE modules:

JD Edwards Technical Foundation:



JD Edwards User Forums


This page is designed to speed you to the best JD Edwards user forum sites, so you can get your questions answered, and go on your way, successfully configuring JD Edwards.

JD Edwards Certification


Our founder, Andy Klee, recently went through the JD Edwards certification exam process. Read about Andy's conclusions after sitting for, and passing, the Distribution Essentials JDE Certification Exam.

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Please Note: The Intro to JDE pages on this site are intended to be brief summaries for JD Edwards customers who are encountering JD Edwards for the first time. For more advanced knowledge, please review the articles in our JD Edwards Library, and our JD Edwards Training offerings for JDE clients.

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