Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Real-Time Insight into Supply and Demand

In-Memory Announcement:

One of the most challenging elements of the supply chain is planning. Without a single and comprehensive view of planning data, it’s extremely difficult to make efficient decisions that ensure customers are meeting their business goals. To help organizations address this challenge and achieve real-time visibility into supply and demand planning, Oracle has introduced Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor. Utilizing the extreme performance delivered by Oracle Engineered Systems, the new Oracle In-Memory Application enables real-time insight into supply and demand; allowing organizations to make faster, better decisions that maximize revenue and increase profits.

  • Thousands of SKUs and hundreds of thousands of components that make up those SKUs cause material planners/buyers to search through huge amounts of data to know if their supply can meet the demand.  This new application enables planners and buyers to make critical decisions in supply sourcing, based on real time planning information, and shop floor realities. Graphical indicators allow planners to easily visualize and make sense of hundreds of thousands of MRP messages in real-time. This new In Memory application provides a transformational approach to allow companies to innovate and significantly change how they do business today.
  • Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor is specifically built and optimized for extreme performance on Oracle Engineered Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SuperCluster which can manage large and complex data sets in real-time, central to in-memory applications.

· Running Oracle software on Oracle hardware, customers can lower the total cost of ownership, mitigate risk, improve user productivity and leverage Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c to streamline management while benefiting from the value of a single point of accountability.  Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor is yet another example that Oracle applications run best on Oracle systems.

Real-Time Insight into Supply and Demand

  • In order to understand if supply meets demand, material planners and buyers need to view days of supply, current inventory levels, supply and demand, inventory in inspection, past due supply, available to promise, held lots, and safety stock information.   Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor consists of two primary components that combine existing functionality of Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) / Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) with new real-time functionality in order to see all of this information in one place:
    • Planning Advisor Summary: A workspace that allows planners to view summary information about their items, including current inventory on hand, days until first receipt, safety stock and lead time.
    • In-Memory Planning Advisor Console: Helps planners manage fluctuating supply and demand by seeing in real-time how factors such as bringing in dates, increasing quantities or canceling supply will impact the overall supply required to meet demand.

More Mobile Announcements

More Mobile Announcements:

  • JD Edwards has refreshed our certification of EnterpriseOne applications with Microsoft Windows CE 6.5.  For customers who need to extend the usage of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications beyond the desktop and out to the warehouse or shop floor, certification with Microsoft Windows CE 6.5 enables customers and partners to use industrial mobile devices (e.g., hand-held "guns" or hardened tablets).  This is a convenient, inexpensive mobile solution that allows users to complete transactions very quickly and efficiently where the work is actually performed.
  • The User Interface on the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne for iPad application has been improved to comply with the Apple iOS7 UI Standards in order to improve the user experience and adoption of iPad applications.
  • The Application Interface Services (AIS), the foundation component for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications, was enhanced to support additional EnterpriseOne forms, providing more robust and rich Mobile applications. 

20 New JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications enables the mobile workforce to accelerate business execution on their device of choice. In this release, organizations can easily get users up and running with a modern user interface and fit for purpose apps.   The mobile applications are available at no additional cost when the associated base applications are licensed.  

 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications for smartphone and tablets are now on Apple’s App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android.

In addition to the previous 13 Mobile applications released in February 2014, below are 20 new Applications for Release 9.1 with a brief description:

 

  1. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Create Work Order Mobile Tablet - Allows a maintenance technician to create a new work order for company owned equipment that requires maintenance.  On the new work order the equipment, failure description, site, requested date, and notes are added.
  2. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Equipment Work Order Time Entry Mobile Smartphone - Allows a maintenance technician to create and view timecards associated with work completed on company owned equipment.
  3. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Equipment Work Order Time Entry Mobile Tablet - Allows a maintenance technician to create and view timecards associated with work completed on company owned equipment.
  4. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Review Team Work Orders Mobile Smartphone - Allows a maintenance supervisor to review the work orders assigned to his team members.
  5. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Review Team Work Orders Mobile Tablet - Allows a maintenance supervisor to manage the work orders assigned to his team by updating status and dates.
  6. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Review Cases Mobile Tablet - Allows a maintenance supervisor to view and manage open, urgent, and due today cases by priority and assignee.
  7. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Manage Cases Mobile Smartphone - Allows a service employee to view cases assigned to him and view key information such as the failure description, equipment, and site.
  8. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Expense Approval Mobile Smartphone - View a list of expenses awaiting approval with the ability to approve or reject.
  9. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Expense Approval Mobile Tablet - View a list of expenses awaiting approval with the ability to approve or reject.
  10. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Contact Supplier Mobile Smartphone - Search for a supplier and locate their address, main phone number, and list of contacts. 
  11. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Create Service Order Mobile Tablet - Allows a field service engineer to create a new service order for customer owned equipment.  On the new service order the equipment, failure description, site, requested date, and notes are added.
  12. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Manage Customer Equipment Mobile Smartphone – Search for and view characteristics for customer's equipment with the ability to update equipment information, add notes, and add photos.
  13. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Manage Customer Equipment Mobile Tablet - Search for and view characteristics for customer's equipment with the ability to update equipment information, add notes, add photos, and enter meter readings.
  14. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Manage My Service Orders Mobile Smartphone - View and manage a list of service orders assigned to me.  I can view service order details and view and attach photos.
  15. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Manage My Service Orders Mobile Tablet - View and manage a list of service orders assigned to me.  When work is completed I can update the status, issue parts, and add notes.
  16. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Review Team Service Orders Mobile Smartphone - Allows a field service supervisor to review the service orders assigned to his team members.
  17. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Review Team Service Orders Mobile Tablet - Allows a field service supervisor to manage the service orders assigned to his team by updating status and dates.
  18. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Service Work Order Time Entry Mobile Smartphone - Allows a field service engineer to create and view timecards associated with service performed on customer's equipment.
  19. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Service Work Order Time Entry Mobile Tablet - Allows a field service engineer to create and view timecards associated with service performed on customer's equipment.
  20. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Contact Employee Mobile Smartphone - Search for an employee and locate their contact information, work location, and organization summary information.  Also provides the ability to call, email or text the employee.
The above new mobile applications are available for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.1 and Tools Release 9.1.4.4

 

Monday Mar 31, 2014

New upcoming BI Apps release

A new version of BI Applications is now expected imminently. This release will provide a simplified approach to unifying on-premise and cloud application data, while also delivering new analytic content and self-service access to data discovery capabilities with Endeca. Expected significant functional enhancements include:

  • A new adapter that provides out-of-box integration between Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, in complement to Financials, Order Management and Supply Chain existing adapters; Oracle Spend and Procurement Analytics enable executives, managers, and frontline employees relying on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to benefit from increased visibility into corporate spend as well as the complete procure-to-pay process, with comprehensive analyses of procurement performance, supplier performance, supplier payable trends and employee expenses
  • Oracle BI Applications Connectors for Oracle Cloud Applications (Fusion HCM Cloud Service and Fusion CRM Cloud Service initially),
  • Oracle Talent Profile Analytics, a new Oracle Human Resources Analytics module for developing and maintaining a skilled work force,
  • Self-service access to data discovery functionality powered by Endeca Information Discovery.

Stay tuned! (any early question, please contact Jacques Senchet).

Friday Mar 28, 2014

March Newsletter is out

The latest EMEA JD Edwards Partner Community Newsletter is out now.
You can get access to the complete newsletter here.

I want to highlight one topic which came to my attention after the newsletter content was published yesterday.

Oracle Cloud Service is now Generally Available for Planning and Budgeting: (Hyperion)
This is relevant for all JDEdwards Customers and Partners to resell / implement.
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Start price = $14,400 p.a. for 10 users


Thursday Mar 20, 2014

JD Edwards Business Development & Product Strategy Townhall Q4FY14 Update Call

Lyle Ekdahl and John Schiff Invite You to Join the JD Edwards Business Development & Product Strategy Townhall Q4FY14 Update Call

Please join Lyle, John and their senior management teams to hear important information on the latest JD Edwards success and product strategy updates. 

Learn about new, professional content, collateral and training resources to help you with your sales and implementation efforts.  Attend this quarterly event and take advantage of this strategic information.  This update replaces the meetings you might have attended in the past at events like Collaborate and Oracle Open World.

Here is a sneak peek at the agenda we are lining up for you:

  • Lyle – business update and Q3 recap with key wins
  • Gary and Bob – Key product announcements
  • Business Development team – Summit review, Collaborate preview, Training, OVI, OBA and more!
  • Marketing & Communications – latest content to help you sell and win!  Event updates and more!

We promise this will be an information packed hour!

 

Tune in Monday, March 24th, to hear firsthand the Q4 news surrounding JD Edwards, with an interactive Q&A session following the team’s update.

Monday, March 24, 2014

5:00-6:00 PM CET
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Thursday Feb 27, 2014

February Newsletter is out

The latest EMEA JD Edwards Partner Community Newsletter is out now. I want to highlight two topics here:

- Download the OBA Sales Content --> now available

- 13 new Mobile Apps released already

You can get access to the complete newsletter here.

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Oracle EMEA Identity & Access Management Partner Community Forum

As you may know security is currently a “hot" topic and there is a lot of interest across EMEA. Especially around our recent Bitzer acquisition (now Oracle Mobile Security Suite. OMSS) which addresses the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Mobile Device Management trends that many companies are facing now. Many partners are already interested in these new solutions which may result in upsell opportunities for additional services.

There is a JD Edwards Connector already available. Please review the documentation here.

We have designed an “attractive” agenda for partners as we’ll be covering also important topics like Cloud, mobility security, IdM roadmaps, etc..  Hopefully, the areas covered are interesting for you. Please verify the Agenda here.


Thursday Jan 23, 2014

January Newsletter

The latest EMEA JD Edwards Partner Community Newsletter has been sent out today. You can access the newsletter here as well.

This is also the final reminder to consider attending the Global JD Edwards Partner Summit. The workshops will start on Monday already. Please verify the Agenda here

Friday Dec 20, 2013

Participate in the Future of Oracle PartnerNetwork

 

Please respond to the OPN Survey

We want to keep improving our partner program - ultimately to improve your business opportunity with Oracle. So let us know how we can improve OPN, and do it by January 31, 2014 (extended deadline).

You can start the survey online here




Monday Aug 05, 2013

JDE Summit Paris - JUN 24-27

This was an amazing 4 day-event.

On June 24/25 we started the Sales/PreSales Part of the JDE Summit in Paris. The audience was a mix of Oracle Sales and PreSales and Partners mostly from Western Europe. We listened to Lyle´s keynote and other important sessions explaining the Oracle message and Value Add for our Partners and customers. We highlighted the  JD Edwards OBA and explained the Oracle on Oracle advantage to all participants. On the second day we split into three tracks to cover specific Functional / Technical and Sales related topics. In total we have delivered 25 presentations in these two days.