Oracle Supports i 6.1 with JD Edwards World
May 6, 2008 Alex Woodie
Companies that rely on Oracle‘s JD Edwards World ERP software to run their businesses can begin seriously thinking about migrating to IBM i 6.1 (formerly i5/OS V6R1) now that the ERP application officially supports the new operating system. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers will have to wait a little longer for i 6.1 support, however.
Representatives for Oracle confirmed last week that Oracle has gone through the i 6.1 certification process for all versions of JD Edwards World release A7.3 cumulative 08 and above, A8.1, and A9.1.
EnterpriseOne is still being tested for compatibility with the new operating system, the Oracle representative said.
While Oracle didn’t make any formal announcements about support for i 6.1, it would appear that it’s the first vendor of i OS-based ERP software to support the new operating system release. Support for i 6.1 is a little more involved than support for past releases of the operating system due to the need to convert the programs.