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Committed to Customers and Product Innovation: 2030 and Beyond

Oracle will continue Premier Support for JD Edwards! Oracle's Lifetime Support policy provides JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 customers with Premier Support through AT LEAST 2030, and Sustaining Support indefinitely. A stable and predictable long-term support policy enables customers to maximize and expand their existing investments with ample time for future planning. They gain access to new features and capabilities as updates to their existing release without having to...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 | Read More

JD Edwards Education Available at COLLABORATE18

This year's program at COLLABORATE 18 features key themes such as how to achieve breakthrough value from existing on-premise and database offerings; increase the value of on-premise investments by migrating, connecting, and extending with Oracle's Cloud solutions; and how emerging technologies impact established business processes. COLLABORATE, the premiere, annual technology and applications forum for the Oracle community, will take place this year April 22-26, at the...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Read More

Let’s Get Personal: Using JD Edwards UX One Components to Personalize the User Experience

By Louise Farner Never before has a JD Edwards user had so much power and ease of use to personalize their experience. With a focus on personalization, users can now address their specific needs of the software using JD Edwards UX One components, rather than relying on customizations. This is important because customizations get in the way of taking ESUs and upgrades and become barriers to staying code current. Let’s level set: UX One components are web objects users...

Friday, March 2, 2018 | Read More

JD Edwards Investments – A Year in Review

2017 has been a great year for the JD Edwards product. Are you aware of the many new support and product announcements that were made in 2017? Let’s get everyone up-to-date.   Longer Support Timelines for EnterpriseOne and World We announced longer support timelines, to at least 2028 for EnterpriseOne Release 9.2 and at least 2025 for World Release A94. We are committed to frequent product enhancements that provide measurable business value for your organizations.   Continuous...

Monday, December 18, 2017 | Read More

Your JD Edwards Applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Upcoming Regional Events

Are you currently running JD Edwards on premises? Are you interested in learning about continued investments in JD Edwards? Do you want know how to move your JD Edwards applications to Oracle Cloud? If yes, you are invited to attend our upcoming half-day event – Simplify Your Oracle Apps with a Custom Cloud Path. Oracle Product Management and our Partners will cover: How to achieve cloud benefits while still leveraging your existing Oracle investments The value of running JD...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Read More

Announcing New JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release, User Experience Enhancements, and Industry Functionality

Oracle announced the availability of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools release 9.2.1.4 including new UX One features, functional enhancements, customer-driven ERP enhancements adding to deep industry functionality, localization and updated platform certifications.  Read more at Oracle.com.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Read More

Continuous Delivery: What and Why? A JD Edwards Engineering Perspective

An discussion from Manish Somani, Senior Director, JD Edwards If you are a customer or partner of Oracle JD Edwards, you probably have heard about our recent announcements regarding support timelines and continuous delivery: We recently made two important support and ongoing product release announcements. The support announcement expanded the Oracle Lifetime Support for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 to AT LEAST 2028.  A longer support timeline is something that customers have...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Read More

Oracle Support for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Now Through at Least 2028

Oracle recently announced extensions of Premier Support periods for the latest releases of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World. For JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2, Premier Support is effective through October 2025 and Extended Support through October 2028. For JD Edwards World A94, Premier Support is effective through April 2022 and Extended Support through April 2025. JD Edwards has a very active productroadmap and will continue delivering enhancements regularly,...

Sunday, April 9, 2017 | General | Read More

Provisioning Automation for JD Edwards on Oracle Cloud

JD Edwards One-Click Provisioning gives customers an easy-to-use, automated framework for deploying JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environments in Oracle Cloud. Customers inherit all the benefits of an agile cloud deployment while keeping full control of their deployment options to meet unique business needs. JD Edwards One-Click Provisioning provides an intuitive interface for automated deployment. This interface enables customers to configure their Oracle Cloudaccount details and...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | General | Read More

Why Attend COLLABORATE17? Let’s Network!

COLLABORATE17 is the most comprehensive and widely attended conference for Oracle’s JD Edwards business applications users and IT decision makers. The conference offers a wide variety of education and networking opportunities, including updates on the latest product information from JD Edwards. The conference highlights transformational content on today’s hot topics including cloud, mobility, internet of things technology,and industry solutions presented by JD Edwards, Quest...

Monday, February 6, 2017 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Digital Transformation in a JD Edwards Digital World

Digital transformation results from the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage customers. What does this mean for your organization? For most organizations, digital transformation replaces paper shuffling, manual data entry, and error prone human processes with technologies that digitize data. The broader goal, however, is to break down barriers between people, businesses, and things inorder to accelerate the creation of new...

Monday, December 12, 2016 | General | Read More

Digital Transformation in a JD Edwards Digital World

What does digital transformation mean for your organization? For most organizations, digital transformation replaces paper shuffling, manual data entry, and error prone human processes with technologies that digitize data. The broader goal, however, is to break down barriers between people, businesses, and things in order to accelerate the creation of new products and services and find more efficient ways of doing business. Why is Digital Transformation Important? Digitaltransfor...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | General | Read More

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Now Available in Oracle Infrastructure as a Service on the Oracle Public Cloud

Oracle recently announced JD Edwards EnterpriseOne availability on the Oracle Public Cloud. Companies that rely on JD Edwards solutions for innovating in the digital economy benefit from enhanced platform choice and operational control including running JD Edwards with other Oracle solutions in a hybrid Cloud model. Oracle’s Compute Cloud Service offers self-service provisioning of network, compute, and storage resources, tested with JD Edwards EnterpriseOneapplications....

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | General | Read More

How has JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 Transformed your Business?

At a time of rapid change in technology and business, maintaining a balance between stability and agility is essential. Even as we pursue innovation with new disruptive technologies and business models, we must sustain what works and what keeps the lights on. JD Edwards, specifically in our EnterpriseOne 9.2 release, provides an ERP platform to help your business navigate this duality of sustainability and innovation for the digital economy. For this release wehave focused in...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | General | Read More

Thriving in the JD Edwards Economy: JD Edwards Global Partner Excellence Awards

Partners are an important contributor in Oracle’s JD Edwards ecosystem. They collaborate with JD Edwards on many levels from sales leadership to successful customer implementations. The closeness and productiveness of these relationships developed over many years was in evidence at the recently concluded seventh annual JD Edwards Summit conference. The winners of the JD Edwards Partner Excellence Awards were announced at Summit 2016. Partners werenominated for their creative...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | General | Read More

JDE101 Graduates

Back in May we began recruiting our first class of new JDE professionals to attend the newly launched JDE101 training program (see the original May 26, 2015 post below).  The students successfully completed the course and many are now looking to begin their JDE careers. If you have open JDE positions in your company, please take a few minutes to explore the resumes of these great candidates. Who knows, you may find the perfect person for you company. Original Post:  Help us...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | General | Read More

Announcing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2

Transformational business innovation for companies to thrive in the digital economy Extending its commitment to Oracle’s JD Edwards, Oracle announces JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2. This latest release provides transformational business solutions to allow companies to innovate in the digital economy, new industry solutions to achieve competitive advantage, and enhanced choices of platform and deployment options to run your business your way. "ForOracle’s JD Edwards...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | General | Read More

Opera, Innovation and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

By Denise Grills, Vice President, JD Edwards Content and Communications Engineering In my last blog, I told you about my recent trip to the Santa Fe Opera and what I learned about orchestration and its meaning for technology. However, this year’s Santa Fe opera experience sparked another thought process, this time about tradition and innovation, and it’s not what you might think. The current summer season of the Santa Fe Opera includes a world premiere of the opera Cold...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 | General | Read More

Opera, Maestros, and the Internet of Things

By Denise Grills, Vice President JD Edwards Content and Communications Engineering What do opera and the Internet of Things (IoT) have in common? Trick question, right? Well, a recent trip with my husband to Opera Festival week in Santa Fe, New Mexico gave me a different way to explain how a newly released, powerful Oracle’s JD Edwards product, called the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IoT Orchestrator, actually works. Although we have attended more than 40 operas in Santa Fe over thela...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | General | Read More

ERP at the Speed of Intelligence: The Internet of Things Makes the Supply Chain Faster and Smarter

By Barbara Verble, Manager JD Edwards Information Development In just a few years, the Internet of Things has exploded across the technology world and beyond. For businesses running on ERP systems, the Internet of Things is no longer just a futuristic idea, but a clear and present opportunity. It’s not the proverbial elephant in the room because the techie and business blogosphere can’t STOP talking about it. What about the Internet of Things and ERP? Yes, we’retalking about...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | General | Read More

Partnering to Focus on Software Quality

By John Schiff, Vice President JD Edwards JD Edwards delivers new software products, new features and product enhancements to the market on a regular basis. Our top organizational goals are to deliver compelling, value add solutions to our customers, and to do so with high software quality, ensuring customers can achieve a rapid time to value and low risk. JD Edwards software is very high quality, and our quality trendingremains positive as is evidenced in our solid customer...

Monday, July 13, 2015 | General | Read More

Help us recruit new talent into the JD Edwards Community! Calling All College Students – IT & JD Edwards, the Perfect Pairing for a Great Career

Are you interested in seeing more trained JD Edwards resources in the market? If you are a member of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne community, either as a customer or partner, then you probably agree that having more new trained JD Edwards consultants would be a good thing. And it’s entirely within your power to help make it happen…and we need your help NOW. JDE101 is proud to announce the first JD Edwards training and certification program as part of university curriculum....

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | General | Read More

Look No Further - JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is Your Integration Solution Today.

If you could get one wish fulfilled to achieve a great IT system for your company, what would it be? There’s certainly no shortage of big ideas that are constantly being promoted and dissected in business and IT publications, social media, online discussion groups, and blogs. Big data, the cloud, the Internet of Things are some of the main themes energizing the current debate, and there are, without question, some great emerging ideas and technologiesthat are already driving...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | General | Read More

It’s the Best of Times for Oracle JD Edwards Partners: JD Edwards Puts a Spotlight on Global Partner Excellence

Partners play an important role in Oracle’s JD Edwards ecosystem. They collaborate with JD Edwards on many levels from sales leadership to successful customer implementations. The closeness and productiveness of these relationships developed over many years was in evidence at the recently concluded sixth annual JD Edwards Summit conference.  To acknowledge the importance of our partners, we announced the winners of the JD Edwards Partner Excellence Award at Summit 2015....

Monday, February 16, 2015 | General | Read More

Internet of Things— Superfood for your Business

By Ward Quarles - JD Edwards Director Popeye is depicted as capable of creating solutions to problems that everyone else thought were insurmountable. After consuming his superfood, spinach, solutions were possible because of his superhuman strength.  Will the Internet of Things become superfood to our businesses? The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next frontier in technology and business development. JD Edwards customers are exploring IoT technologies that allow them...

Friday, October 31, 2014 | General | Read More

6 Tips on How to Choose and Implement an ERP System

By: Lyle Ekdahl, Senior Vice President General Manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle The chief purpose of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is to integrate all departments and functions, such as accounting and finance, human resources, sales management, supply chain management, customer relationship management, and more, into a single computer system that can serve all of the different departments’ needs. Alth...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | General | Read More

Why We Do What We Do. (Part 3 of 5 Part Series on JDE 5G Postponed)

By Lyle Ekdahl - Oracle JD Edwards Sr. VP General Manager  In the closing of part two of this 5 part blog series, I stated that in the next installment I would explore the expected results of the digital overdrive era and the impact it will have on our economy. While I have full intentions of writing on that topic, I am inspired today to write about something that is top of mind. It’s top of mind because it has come upseveral times recently conversations with my Oracle’s JD...

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Part 2 of 5 By Lyle Ekdahl: JDE 5G - What Is It and Do I Even Care?

By Lyle Ekdahl - Oracle JD Edwards Sr. Vice President General Manager In my last post on Oracle’s JD Edwards 5th Generation, I introduced a world in digital overdrive, where almost everything is connected, interacting, or embedded with digital technologies.  You don’t have to look too far into the distance to see that the lines between work and play, professional and personal life are becoming more and more blurred as a new generation of workers brings its own unique digital...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accreditation path is now live!

By Kathie Simpson | Oracle Senior Principal Proactive Support Engineer The Accreditation program series is designed to help Oracle customers increase their expertise with My Oracle Support core functions and build their skills to better leverage product solutions, tools, and knowledge. The program is targeted to customersand partners who actively use My Oracle Support and Oracle products, including JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The content is focused on building skills around best...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | General | Read More

Delivering Real-time JD Edwards Analytics with Oracle Database In-Memory

By Ward Quarles - Oracle JD Edwards Product Strategy Director  Are your internal and external constituents demanding instantaneous information? With the availability of Oracle Database 12c In-Memory, world-class technologies are available for JD Edwards’s users. Leverage optimized in-memory capabilities across applications, middleware, databases, and systems to transform your hyper-connected, mobile and social business into a “real time enterprise” and revolutionize business...

Monday, June 23, 2014 | General | Read More

Part 1 of 5 By Lyle Ekdahl: JDE 5G – What is it, and do I even care?

Part 1 of 5 JDE 5G – What is it, and do I even care? If you attended Quest Collaborate 2014 this year and caught the JD Edwards keynote session, you heard the term JDE 5G used for the first time in a public forum. I used the term to describe JD Edwards’ approach to the market, our products and our organizational processes. The fact is that we are at the genesis of Oracle’s JD Edwards’ fifth generation! So what are the 5 generations you ask? Generations 1 through 5 mirror the...

Monday, June 16, 2014 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

ERP in a Flash! Latest News on JD Edwards and Oracle VM Templates

Oracle Announces the Availability of Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 Update 2 and Tools 9.1 Update 4.4 Continuing the commitment to rapid and predictable deployments of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle announces the general availability of Oracle VM templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application release 9.1 Update 2 and Tools release 9.1 Update 4.4. These templates can be used with Oracle VM for x86, on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and on the...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | General | Read More

Get The Goods From The Source – Fast, Efficient, Accurate.

Lyle Ekdahl Senior Vice President General Manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards Oracle’s JD Edwards has a vibrant, thriving eco-system, and for that we are thankful! This eco-system is a community of passionate, energized people and organizations that are eager to share their knowledge, resources, ideas and solutions with the market. We believe our community is unique and we truly consider ourselves a family. We hope you have experienced the benefits of being part of this family. Thanks...

Friday, April 18, 2014 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Collaborate 2014: Dramatic Changes are Coming in ERP and JD Edwards Continues To Lead!

Last week, Collaborate 2014,the annual Quest International independent user group conference, was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once again the JD Edwards team made several innovative product announcements including new Mobile Apps, a new In-Memory Application, new Business Process Models, and the availability of EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.1.4:  Summary:  Twenty additional new EnterpriseOne Mobile Enterprise Applications, putting into users’ hands role based and fit for purpose...

Monday, April 14, 2014 | General | Read More

No Excuse Not To Train on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. We Have What You Need

The amount of collaboration and support for JD Edwards across the Oracle internal eco-system is an awesome thing. The resources and leverage that Oracle brings to bear for JD Edwards customers and partners has never been stronger.  A point of evidence of Oracle's commitment and investment in JD Edwards is the recent focus by Oracle University in providing new and updated JD Edwards training curriculum.  Oracle University has a robust schedule of JD EdwardsEnterpriseOne 9.x...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 | General | Read More

Ensure Lower JD Edwards TCO Using Change Assistant!

One of the best and easiest ways to get higher value and to lower the cost associated with managing your JD Edwards software is to leverage JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World Change Assistant - an awesome tool provided on My Oracle Support. Change Assistant allows a single point of entry to facilitate administration of software updates & fixes. This application utilizes a navigational tree to help manage your deployment processes and enhance your search capability over Update...

Friday, November 22, 2013 | General | Read More

Sorry For The Short Notice! November Deep Dive Demo Invitations

If you would like to get a deep dive overview and demo of two of JD Edwards hottest products in the privacy of your own office, you are in luck!  The Oracle sales team invites you to attend their on-line seminars covering EnterpriseOne One View Reporting and EnterpriseOne Health and Safety Incident Management. You can get the details and register via these links. EnterpriseOne One View Reporting - November 13  EnterpriseOne Health and Safety Incident Management - November 20 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | General | Read More

Summit 2014 Registration Is Open

Attention Oracle (employees) Field Team and Oracle JD Edwards Partners REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Oracle's 5th Annual JD Edwards Summit - Monday, January 27th through Friday, January 31st, 2014, in Broomfield, Colorado. The theme of this year's Summit is "Success Through Continued Innovation”.  Our goals are to update you on our current and future product roadmap, new products, selling strategies for new prospects, growing the footprint in our JD Edwards install base,as well...

Monday, November 4, 2013 | General | Read More

Nucleus Research Names Three Oracle Product Lines in the ERP Leader Category

Nucleus Research recently released its 2013 first half Technology Value Matrix for ERP. Oracle stood strong against the competition -- three of our ERP product lines were named as leaders: the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Fusion Applications, and Oracle’s JD Edwards. Oracle’s PeopleSoft was recognized in the Expert category.For the report, Nucleus, a global provider of technology research, evaluated both the usability and functionality of ERP applications. The offerings...

Friday, September 13, 2013 | General | Read More

Cream of the Crop

JD Edwards has been working hard to ensure that you shouldn't have to work so hard! Yet there are still JD Edwards customers that may not be up to speed on all the new and or improved tools and utilities we have delivered, all designed to make your life easier. So today, I want to share what I consider to be the cream of the crop….those items that every customer should know about and leverage to make ERP life just a little bit (or A LOT) easier! These are my top picks, the...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | General | Read More

Oracle Open World 2013 - JD Edwards at Your Fingertips

The Oracle & JD Edwards Universe at Your Fingertips!  Oracle Open World features thousands of sessions from which attendees can choose, including keynotes, technical sessions, demos, and hands-on labs. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand to share what they’re bringing to the leading edge of Oracle technology. You will have an infinite number of opportunities to network, trade information with peers, and gain insights from experts. For JD Edwards’ customers this valuable...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | General | Read More

On Economics and Enterprise Software - Comparing Apples to Asparagus

Lyle Ekdahl, Group Vice President General Manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards “Substitute your lies for fact I can see right through your plastic mac…” The Who In recent discussions in the board rooms of some of my customers and as discussed in various media outlets from current age Twitter posts to classic WSJ articles, there seems to be a common discussion based on a fundamentally flawed premise. OK you ask, “What the devil are you talking about?” Well, maybe I shouldstart with the...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Unprecedented Speed and Business Agility: Introducing Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Applications

By Lyle Ekdahl, Group Vice President General Manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards Imagine that you could, in a moment’s notice, access your entire portfolio of projects or products in one view, including cost and profitability. Now imagine that your customer service representatives had real-time access to your customers’ historical order information and profitability while taking orders. That kind of speed and agility changes the game. Imagine newgrowth opportunities, smarter...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Did You Miss Collaborate 2013? That's No Reason To Be In The Dark!

Six Major JD Edwards Announcements Made at Collaborate 2013 Collaborate 2013, the annual Quest International independent user group conference, was held in Denver from April 8 – 11, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  As is the tradition, the JD Edwards team used this venue to make major product announcements to the hundreds of JD Edwards customers and partners that were in attendance. The announcements include new productannouncements, a new tools releases, an exciting new...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | General | Read More

It's what we do - taking care of our customers! Get To The 9s!

Announcement of Waiver of Extended Support Fees for JD Edwards “9” Releases  To ensure Oracle’s JD Edwards applications customers continue to receive world class, high value maintenance and support from Oracle and have ample opportunity to maximize return on their JD Edwards assets, Oracle recently announced the following changes to Oracle’s Lifetime Support: Waiver of Extended Support Fee uplifts on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Releases 9.0 and 9.1 Waiverof Extended Support Fee...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

What's Happening at Collaborate 2013 for JD Edwards Customers?

We are so excited that COLLABORATE is going to be back in Denver, CO – the home of JD Edwards! The JD Edwards community is stronger than ever! We have announced more products in the past 18 months than during any similar period in the history of JD Edwards. With the conference in Denver, you will have access to many of the JD Edwards experts from product strategy, development and support. That coupled with JD Edwards’ reputation for adding some real fun into many sessions,...

Friday, March 8, 2013 | General | Read More

Join Massimo Zanetti Beverage at JD Edwards Event, N. Carolina

-Posted by Kem Butler, JD Edwards, Communications Director  I thought I would share the open letter from JD Edwards customer, Mr. Bob Ashford, VP IT at Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA.  He is speaking at the upcoming JD Edwards update event in  Greensboro NC, USA on March 5th and invites you to hear how Massimo Zanetti improved their ERP ROI by 25 %.  For those in the NC area, we hope you will join Bob!     From:Bob Ashford, VP Information Technology, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA Su...

Monday, February 25, 2013 | General | Read More

JD Edwards in the Cloud…Really Already!

Yes, there is a lot of conversation about Oracle and the cloud.  Many of you may assume that Oracle applications in the cloud  only apply to Oracle Fusion Applications.  And JD Edwards customers are curious about if, when and how JD Edwards might be offered to them as a subscription offering.  The truth of the matter is that Oracle partners today are providing a JD Edwards subscription offering.  In order to helpyou understand what’s available, please read on for the...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | General | Read More

Are You "INFOCUS"? We are!

The JD Edwards team is looking forward to participating in JD Edwards INFOCUS, the inaugural JD Edwards EnterpriseOne deep dive conference from Quest International Users Group. We've worked diligently with the leadership of Quest’s JD Edwards Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Regional User Groups (RUGs) to make sure this national user event delivers JD Edwards content that meets the needs of the community. Plus, this event is being held rightin JD Edwards’ backyard… Denver...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | General | Read More

Meet Some Of The Key Players Behind New E1 User Experience

By Kem Butler, Oracle JD Edwards, Communications Director  Most of you are aware that JD Edwards has recently delivered Tools release 9.1.  This release delivers a host of enhancements designed to dramatically modernize and improve the ERP user experience.  If you would like to meet some of the core team, see their faces and hear their perspective on this ground breaking release, you will want to read this interview as conducted by the Oracle's own Kathy Miedema, Market...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | General | Read More

12 for 12 – a Flag, a Gun and a Duck (REDACTED*)

By Lyle Ekdahl, Oracle JD Edwards Group Vice President General Manager Well it is that time of year for predictions. Ok maybe I am a few weeks late but frankly I like to read all the other prediction posts before I stick my neck out. Here are my 12 predictions for 2012: #12 In late January, early February the biggest ever (bigger than the first two) Oracle JD Edwards Summit will occur with over 500 in the JD Edwards ecosystem converging on Broomfield, Colorado. With  80% ...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Lyle's New Year’s Resolution

By Lyle Ekdahl, Oracle JD Edwards Group Vice President General Manager My New Year’s resolution is to post more short blog entries.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Sea Monkey Sales & Marketing, and what does that have to do with ERP?

Tier One Defined By Lyle Ekdahl, Oracle JD Edwards Group Vice President and General Manager  I recently became aware of the latest Sea Monkey Sales & Marketing tactic. Wait now, what is Sea Monkey Sales & Marketing and what does that have to do with ERP? Well if you grew up in USA during the 50’s, 60’s and maybe a bit in the early 70’s there was a unifying media of culture known as the comic book. I was abig Iron Man fan. I always liked the troubled hero aspect of Tony Start...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Snow skiing & ERP upgrade....same diff don't ya know

An Analogous Rational of Upgrading Ski Gear and JD Edwards Software Rudy Lukez - JD Edwards Director One of Colorado’s largest ski resorts, Copper Mountain, opens tomorrow (November 4) for the winter season and I will be there with my nine year old daughter for some fresh tracks, a party or two, and swag. Over the past few weeks, as she has been upgrading her alpine gear to get ready for her competitive development trainingnext month, I thought about some of the similarities...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | Upgrades | Read More

Dawn of the Dead or Zombieland…A thought on ERP competition and Halloween.

By Lyle Ekdahl, JD Edwards Group Vice President and General Manager It’s a tired line repeated by countless competitive sales representatives in the market. They utter the words to long time Oracle’s JD Edwards customers and prospects alike, “Oh JD Edwards, that product is dead.” Really? Dead, like in deprived of life, dead? Or is it that they are implying JD Edwards no longer has commercial relevance, ortechnical significance? Hmmmm, last time I checked there were thousands...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | Lyle Ekdahl | Read More

Breaking the Boss's Rule...

By Kem Butler - JD Edwards Communications Director  My Boss (Denise Grills, JD Edwards Sr. Director Product Strategy) has one rule that applies to the entire JD Edwards team that contribute blog posts for Attitude@Altitude; she insists on proof reading every entry before it's posted.  This is not a rule designed to squash our free expression of opinion, but she knows that we are mostly a bunch of engineer & developer types, not professional writers/communicators andthat our...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | General | Read More

Got Angry Birds in your enterprise?

By Dawn Baker, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne VP Development  The recent announcement of support for EnterpriseOne on an iPad probably triggered some on-going debates about the role of tablets in your business. Beyond Angry Birds, Facebook, and email…do they really have a place in an enterprise systems environment? For those in IT over the past several years, the invasion of the tablet has been a bit of a love-hate relationship at times. We accepted laptops as the next generation PC,a...

Monday, October 3, 2011 | Mobile | Read More

Oracle’s One Big Happy Virtual family…..well almost!

by AJ Schifano - JD Edwards, Principal Product Manager (Tools/Technology) Tron—remember that sci-fi movie from 1982? I just got around to seeing the 2010 sequel. Still a cool concept: the computer whiz-kid gets sucked into the virtual world. I suppose that there are a number of us in the IT arena that are immersed in and loving what the virtualized world affords our companies these days. I base this observation on the question that I am asked quitefrequently in one form or...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 | General | Read More

My Frustration with Oracle OpenWorld...

By Lorrie Noll, JD Edwards - Product Strategy  It’s hard to believe that Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) is right around the corner. The conference will be held October 2nd – 6th in San Francisco. I am amazed and sometimes a bit frustrated at the number of comments that I hear that lead me to believe that many customers and partners do not understand what’s available to them at OOW. It seems that many customers think that the spring Collaborate conference is “the” Oracle conference for...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | General | Read More

Browsers are ‘more than just a pretty face’ – a new look at client-side performance tuning

By Chris Papineau, JD Edwards Senior Principal Engineer  I recently discovered what appears to be an excellent tool for collecting browser metrics while researching methods of JD Edwards performance analysis for the “client side”. By “client side”, of course, we no longer mean the “fat client”, but rather the so-called “thin client” or web-browser. Current JD Edwards trending methodologies do not measure any browser side metrics; they merely blast html traffic at a JAS server...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | Performance | Read More

Ovum Publishes Note on Oracle Continued Investment to its Application Suites

By Denise Grills - Sr. Director, Oracle JD Edwards Strategy  Ovum just published a research note that discusses Oracle’s continued commitment to its Applications Suites – “Oracle has a credible story on continued enterprise applications investment”.  You can find more information about this and other related notes on the Applications AR Blog. As I talk to customers and prospects around the world, we often get asked how Oracle can continue to invest in our product line.   Iencour...

Friday, August 12, 2011 | General | Read More

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." ~Don Marquis

By Bob Monahan,  Sr. Director Oracle JD Edwards Applications Strategy and Product Management In the last several months I have met with many customers who ask the same question regarding upgrading their current JD Edwards World or EnterpriseOne release: should I upgrade to the current release or wait for the next release. This is a very key question as it begins to form the basis of a larger overall upgrade planning strategy looking many years into the future. Clearly there is...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | General | Read More

The Second Annual Special JD Edwards Edition of Profit Magazine is here!

By Denise Grills, Sr. Director JD Edwards Strategy If you are a subscriber to Profit Magazine, the second annual special edition with be arriving soon in your mailbox. If you aren’t a subscriber, go to the following link to view online. http://www.profitmagazine-digital.com/profitmagazine/201108?sub_id=DVv3cNO2Hw6oT&u1=002#pg2 We in the JD Edwards organization are thrilled that Profit chose JD Edwards not only as the firstproduct line to focus on but to continue to work with us...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | General | Read More

To Be or Not To Be.....Of Course You Should Be!

By Kem Butler - Oracle JD Edwards, Communications Director  In all my years of experience in business (and they are considerable at this point!) there is one constant and predominate thing I have noticed, regardless of industry, product or service in question. This “thing” is the fact that nearly every prospective customer wants and demands that the vendors provide pre-purchase references. I don’t blame them. Given the magnitude and high risk/reward equation tied to the...

Monday, July 11, 2011 | General | Read More

Herding Cats - That's My Job....

Written by Mike Schmitz - Sr. Director, Program Management Oracle JD Edwards  I remember seeing a super bowl commercial several years ago showing some well dressed people on the African savanna herding cats. I remember turning to the people I was watching the game with and telling them, “You just watched my job description”. Releasing software is a multi-facetted undertaking. In addition to making sure the code changes are complete, you also needto make sure the other key...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | General | Read More

Starving to death while standing in the parking lot of a supermarket with cash in hand…..

By Kem Butler - JD Edwards Communications & Content Specialist  Starving to death while standing in the parking lot of a supermarket with cash in hand….a situation that would seem ludicrous to all of us, yet, it seems to be a fitting analogy to happens all too frequently when it comes to ERP system usage and support. Let me explain. I cannot tell you how many times it happens that as the Oracle JD Edwards team interacts with our community that we hear comments such as “the...

Friday, May 27, 2011 | General | Read More

Your Upgrade Weekend: Table Conversions or Golfing?

By Jeff Amerine - Oracle JD Edwards  Back in March, JD Edward’s Group Vice President, Lyle Ekdahl, mandated that his organization get focused on enabling our customers to “Get To The 9’s”.   Lyle formed a team known as the new Upgrade Projects and Technology Office – I am part of this new team focused on delivering tools and technologies that reduce time, expense and risk of upgrading.  Our goal is not only to give you back your weekends but make your go-live weekend...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | Upgrades | Read More

Getting The Test On Monday (Written By Dawn Baker, JD Edwards VP of Development)

May. Here in Denver, the month brings spring fever and for many semester-worn students…the anxiety of final exams. Hopefully those students had instructors this year with the same habit as one of my college professors. In his helpful (but somewhat annoying) way, he stomped his foot twice when a topic was going to be on the final exam. Naturally, we vigorously highlighted that section in our notes… (and a few students woke up to at least catch the end of that lecture). Awhile...

Friday, May 13, 2011 | General | Read More

Collaborate 2011 - What makes a good user conference anyway??

Quest's Collaborate 2011, the annual independent Oracle users group community group conference came to a close Friday, April 15th.  My personal observation leads me to claim that it was a successful event.  But those of us that typically attend this and similar conferences are apt to make that assessment... (Else we risk not getting approval to go again!).  But on a more serious note, I am going home with some thoughts and ideas about how we as a community potentially improvet...

Monday, April 18, 2011 | General | Read More

Point Counter Point: Forget About Technology: ERP Systems are All About Business.

As an avid reader of Panorama Consulting's 360° ERP News and Information, I was immediately drawn to the March 16th article, Forget About Technology: ERP Systems are All About Business. I figured this was just another one of their great hooks only to read on and find out that they were serious. With all due respect, the statement that "Technology doesn't matter," is not as much anathema as it is absurd. Imagine a thorough definition of ERP without using the word technology...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | General | Read More