Strategy and Planning First
We always start here to make the unknowns known and pave the path to a successful upgrade.
A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal. Strategy is distinct from tactics and must not be confused. If your goal is to upgrade your JDE Environment, shouldn’t you start with a strategy?
Your strategy should answer WHAT, WHY, HOW and WHEN to execute your upgrade.
One of the primary reasons for your upgrade is to take advantage of new functionality and features. However, we caution our customers to be aware of the challenges this poses to your upgrade plan. Anytime you start opening your business processes, your risk level (timeline, budget) goes up.
Hence, a prudent way to upgrade is: