Monday Apr 14, 2014

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 applications on the most popular mobile devices.
  •  A new module, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Planning Advisor, to help organizations respond quickly to changes in supply and demand. 
  • New editable Business Process Models for EnterpriseOne 9.1 which simplify deploying and using JD Edwards, thus reducing costs while leveraging best practices. 
  • Tools release 9.1 Update 4, which includes technical and platform enhancements in addition to several compelling user experience enhancements such as Watch list within EntrpriseOne Pages, Scratch Pad and create your own application capabilities as part of user personalization features. 

But the most compelling and engaging statements made by Lyle Ekdahl, Sr. Vice President of JD Edwards, were his commitment to invest in the technologies that are driving the future of ERP; including Simplification, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and the Consumeration of IT.

JD Edwards software will make it easier, faster, cheaper and safer for customers to benefit from rapidly delivered enhancements…and by collaborating with our customers and partners, we are developing innovative and differentiated solutions that provide high value. The JD Edwards call to action encouraged customers to go mobile, embrace the simplified user experience, leverage deep vertical features, consider in-memory benefits and to collaborate with product development to shape the future of business.

Watch this blog for further product announcements and updates from Collaborate 2014!

Supporting Resources

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Applications Data Sheet

Mobile Apps on Oracle.com

Oracle JD Edwards In-Memory Planning Advisor

Oralce JD Edwards In-Memory Applications

Oracle In-Memory Applications

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

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 Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.x training courses plus new certifications for implementers. Each class is delivered by experts and includes premium content developed by the same JD Edwards teams working to develop the JD Edwards products.

New and Featured JD Edwards 9.x courses include:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accounts Receivable Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Capital Asset Management Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Common Foundation Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Development Tools I/II Accelerated Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Fixed Assets Accounting Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Human Resources Accelerated Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Job Cost Accounting Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Payroll Accelerated for Canada Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Payroll Accelerated for US Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Report Writing Rel 9.x

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Development Tools Part 1 Rel 9.x - Available On Demand

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne General Accounting Rel 9.x - Available On Demand

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management Rel 9.x - Available On Demand

Oracle University delivers courses in Live Virtual Class and traditional classroom formats and a few of the courses are also available in the Training On Demand format. Many Live Virtual Classes are included in the public schedule. Contact Oracle University if you are interested in classroom training or dates that you do not see on the public schedule as they can often accommodate special requests.

You can view Oracle University’s complete catalog of JD Edwards Enterprise One courses here. Find courses for the latest release by searching JD Edwards 9.x from the front page of education.oracle.com.

Do the Oracle University training courses cover Release 9.0 or 9.1?

Oracle University’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.x courses include content for both release 9.0 and 9.1 so it is relevant to both 9.0 and 9.1 users.  All guides reference and all classes are taught on a 9.1 environment.

How do I find the list of scheduled courses?

View a list of publicly scheduled courses for US here and Canada here.  Oracle University includes both Live Virtual Class and Classroom courses in the public schedules. Oracle University is also able to accommodate requests for events in specific time frames or locations. Contact your local Oracle University representative to find out what courses are scheduled in your area or submit a request here if you are not able to find the course or schedule that works for you. Schedules are available for all countries worldwide

How do Oracle University’s training courses differ from other JD Edwards Workshops?

Oracle University delivers deep-dive, lab-intensive training that provides you with hands-on practice with the different JD Edwards features.

Don’t see the course you are looking for or can’t find a class in a location near you or in the time frame you need?

Oracle University prides itself on giving all students the training they need when they need it. Submit your request to Oracle University if you are having trouble finding the right course or schedule that works for you. To discuss training options, simply provide your contact information and details around the course(s) you are looking for and an Oracle University representative will follow up with you right away. Oracle University can also come to your location to provide private training to your team.

How much does it cost?

Pricing varies by course. All prices are listed on the Oracle University website for each course. You may be eligible for other discounts on your training. We recommend you contact your Oracle University representative or call Oracle University customer service to find out.

Our organization needs training for very specific topics, but we don’t have time to take several courses.

Oracle University frequently creates custom training content to address an organization’s specific training needs and environment. Contact your Oracle University representative with your request.

Have another question? Ask here and we’ll get you an answer.

Friday Nov 22, 2013

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 Center and My Oracle Support information. 

Change Assistant is available to customers on EnterpriseOne release 8.9 and higher.
Features include the following:
  • Defect Category for searching specific defects such as memory and performance concerns
  • Package Details and SAR Details buttons have been added to tabs to allow better content integration
  • Work with Batches buttons have been added to allow editing for better deployment of packages
  • Integrated News & Links for current information regarding downloads and installation guides
  • Advanced Search including: Date Ranges, System Code Searches and Multiple Object Selection
  • Subscriptions utilizing Saved Personal Queries and JD Edwards Pre-Defined Queries
  • Net Change comparing current packages to superceded
  • Integrated Downloading per result page
  • Deployment Features including direct download and deployment of multiple ESUs to selected environments
  • Help - New Enhancements shows all the new enhancements introduced in the version
  • Analyze and Summarize options help determine the deployment impact and consolidates Special Instructions
  • Impact Analysis option automates the Impact Analysis application
  • Visual UDC and Glossary Compare option automates the process to update the Automated Special Instructions
  • Support for deploying Oracle Business Accelerators for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Enhanced JDBC driver support
  • JDK 1.6 Support
  • Enhanced Support for Locale Preferences
  • Enhanced Business Accelerator Support
  • Batch Deployment Enhancements
Note that Change Assistant also works for Localization. Localization ESUs are grouped on their own, then broken listed by region, country and release.

Installing Change Assistant: 

1) Click here to install the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 24 for 32-bit Windows (i.e., JRE 1.6.0_24). Be sure to install the 32 bit version (i.e. from the list choose Windows Offline Installation, jre-6u24-windows-i586.exe). EnterpriseOne and Change Assistant are 32 bit applications which require the 32 bit version of the JRE. 


If you have not installed the JRE, Change Assistant cannot be launched and executed. 
2) Click here to install and launch the latest version of Change Assistant.

 If you are already using Change Assistant, we would love to hear your comments about how it's working for you!

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

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 

Sunday Nov 03, 2013

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 as providing a venue for networking. 

The JD Edwards Summit is to the selling and servicing community what COLLABORATE is to the user community.  This is a MUST ATTEND event if you recommend, sell, implement and/or support the JD Edwards product, whether you are new to JD Edwards or a seasoned pro, an executive, account executive, in presales or in consulting. 

The Summit promises a content-rich and unique networking experience for all attendees. Highlights include:

  •  Monday afternoon kicks off the Summit with a variety of workshops as well as an afternoon preview of the Sponsor Showcase.  Start your networking at the Summit kickoff party Monday evening.
  • Tuesday morning features several informative keynotes in the Summit General Assembly followed by key messages delivered in Super Sessions in the afternoon, focused on each of the JD Edwards community audiences.
  • The educational offerings continue on Wednesday and Thursday with over 90 breakout sessions on topics spanning technology, applications (core JD Edwards, Edge, Fusion), Sales, Presales and Implementation.
  • Friday concludes with new workshops for the implementation community.A
  • Attendees will be enriched with numerous opportunities to network with fellow partners and Oracle throughout the week. 

Consider bringing your team and using this venue to hold your own organization kickoff meeting prior to or post Summit. Contact Sheila Ebbitt (Sheila.ebbitt@oracle-DOT-com) for further assistance with your planning. 

Attendees will be charged a Summit fee of US$ 250. Online registration cut-off is January 17, 2014. All registration requests after that time will be processed on-site at the event with an attendee fee of US$ 500.

Please contact Rene Chapman (rene.chapman@oracle-DOT-com) for information on sponsorship opportunities. For further details on the JD Edwards Summit including agenda, workshops, educational sessions, lodging,  sponsors and Summit registration, click here! Register now! This is going to be an awesome event!

John Schiff
Vice President JD Edwards Business Development 

Friday Sep 13, 2013

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 were then placed into four categories of the Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix: Leaders, Experts, Facilitators, and Core Providers. Being placed in the Leader quadrant signals that Oracle’s products have the ability to deliver initial ROI and ultimately, maximum value over time.

According to the report, many companies are considering changing up their ERP apps. Decision makers are drawn to the intuitive UIs, powerful analytics, and mobile platforms of emerging solutions. They see moving their ERP to the Cloud as an attractive option to derive more benefit from their ERP investment. They want to upgrade, consolidate, and streamline as they plan their ERP future.

In response, vendors have to step up their game to maintain their position in the ERP market. Customer expectations are putting pressure on ERP vendors to show both initial and ongoing incremental benefits of their products. Here are some snippets from the Nucleus report about the Oracle products in the Leader category:

“Nucleus continues to see customers upgrading their Oracle E-Business Suite deployments to take advantage of features and components that leverage Oracle’s newer technology.”

“Nucleus has found that for companies evaluating new ERP opportunities, Oracle Fusion Applications’ (Oracle ERP Cloud) standards-based foundation, built-in social and collaboration capabilities, choice of cloud or on-premise deployment, and modular approach make Oracle, in principle, an attractive contender.”

“Nucleus has found that, as a result of key investments in usability and specific vertical functionality, JD Edwards continues to both attract new customers and drive existing customer upgrades and consolidation onto later versions of EnterpriseOne. The JD Edwards team has also had razor focus on articulating to customers the roadmap for maximizing value from their existing JD Edwards investment whether they upgrade or not, which is a refreshing message for customers in a risk-averse marketplace.”

The entire Nucleus Research Technology Value Matrix First Half 2013 for ERP is posted on Oracle.com.

Tuesday Jun 25, 2013

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 cream of a very good crop! Explore and enjoy, and gain some of your time back to do with as you please.

  • www.runjde.com It’s where to go when you need to know! The Resource Kits available on www.runjde.com provide comprehensive Resource Kits (guides) by user type. The guides provide brief descriptions of the wide array of resources that are available to JD Edwards’s eco system and links to each of those resources. 

This link will take you to an index that is designed to provide you with simple and quick navigation to the available EnterpriseOne Information Centers. This index provides links to:

    • EnterpriseOne Application specific Information Centers
    • EnterpriseOne Tools and Technology Information Centers
    • EnterpriseOne Performance Information Center
    • EnterpriseOne 9.1 and 9.0 Information Centers

Information Centers give Oracle the ability to aggregate content for a given focus area and present this content in categories for easy browsing by our customers.

Information Centers offer a variety of focused dynamic content organized around one or more of the following tasks.

    • Overview
    • Use
    • Troubleshooting
    • Patching and Maintenance
    • Install and Configure
    • Upgrade
    • Optimize Performance
    • Security
    • Certify 
       
  • JD Edwards Newsletters

Be in the know by reading the Global Customer Support Product Newsletters. They are PACKED with news and information covering a wide range of topics and news. It is a must read if you want to know what’s happening in the JD Edwards universe!

Read the latest EntepriseOne newsletter

Read the latest World newsletter

Learn How to receive notification when a new newsletter edition is published

Oracle Learn Library is the place to go for easy access to JD Edwards Application and Tools training.

For a comprehensive view of the training available for a specific product/functional area, explore the Knowledge Paths

For Net Change (new feature) training, explore the TOI sessions (TOI stands for Transfer Of Information).

Tip: Be sure to experiment with the search filters!

  • www.upgradejde.com The site designed to help customers and partners with the process of upgrading JD Edwards. The site is a wealth of information, tools and resources designed to assist in the evaluation, planning and execution steps required when upgrading.  

Of note is the wildly successful upgrade strategy known as “The Art of the Possible” wherein JD Edwards and many of our partners hold free workshops to teach customers how to conduct upgrades in 100 days or less.

Equally important is the fact that on www.upgradejde.com, customers can gain visibility into planned enhancements using the Product and Technology Feature Catalogs. The catalogs are great for creating customer specific reports about the net change between older releases and current or planned releases.

Examples of other key resources on www.upgradejde.com are the product data base changes between releases, extensibility guides, (formerly known as programmer’s guides), whitepapers, ROI calculators and much 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 experience is twofold. Enjoy the convenience of attending the core JD Edwards’ program featured at the Intercontinental Hotel and experience the keynotes, educational sessions, networking events and partner solutions exhibited at the adjacent Moscone Convention Center.

 Highlights for JD Edwards Customers:

  •  Kickoff with the JD Edwards General Session, followed by product strategy road map sessions.
  •  Select from over 60 educational sessions specifically applicable to JD Edwards.
  •  Deepen your knowledge by attending the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne technical hands on lab sessions including:
o One View Reporting – basic and advanced
o EnterpriseOne Page Generator
o User Interface Personalization
o Configuring Composite Applications with Café One
  •  Chose from thousands of educational sessions offered throughout the entire conference covering Oracle applications, industries, middleware, server and storage systems and database.
  •  Meet the JD Edwards experts in the Oracle DEMOGrounds and get hands on experience with the latest and hottest features in Applications, Tools and Technologies, Mobility, In-Memory Applications, Health and Safety Incident Management, User Experience and Reporting.
  •  Visit the JD Edwards Partner Pavilion at the Intercontinental Hotel featuring partner organizations with solutions for JD Edwards’ customers.
  •  Meet with the Oracle JD Edwards Upgrade team during the conference as part of the Upgrade Care Program. Maximize your conference experience and leave with the information and contacts you need to turbo-charge your upgrade planning. Contact Barbara.canham-AT-oracle-DOT-com prior to the conference for more information.
  •  Arrive on Sunday to participate in sessions presented by the Special Interest Groups of Quest International User Group.

Oracle OpenWorld

Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

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 product announcements, a new tools releases, an exciting new focus initiative and a new website, all designed to provide value to customers, while increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty. 

Learn More About each of the Product Announcements:

  1.  Tools 9.1 Update 3 is now generally available
  2. Oracle VM V5 for JD Edwards EnteprriseOne 9.1
  3. World A9.3 Update 1 is now generally available
  4. Pre-Announcement of In Memory Applications for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  5. Extended Support uplift Fees Waived for the 9s Releases
  6. www.runjde.com Launched

ANNOUNCEMENT 1: EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.1 Update 3 is now generally available

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 update 3 (Tools 9.1.3) is the next update release to the groundbreaking Tools 9.1 release which delivered a next generation user experience for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 and 9.1 Application releases. 

Background Information

Supporting every JD Edwards EnterpriseOne installation is a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools release which delivers a platform with an innovative user experience, scalability, high performance, security and reliability for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application modules. Tools update releases are typically delivered every six to twelve months and contain new feature enhancements, new platform certifications and product maintenance.  This update release includes enhancements to the End User experience and Mobile Solutions, Reporting, and System Administration and Development Tools. 

Tools 9.1 Update 3 continues to enhance the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne End User Experience

· A new iPad application that can be installed directly onto the iPad device, will optimize the EnterpriseOne User Interface for the iPad, and provide interfaces to native device capabilities such as the camera and images.

· A new One View feature, Watchlist, can be used as a "Manage by Exception" solution allowing users to define and monitor key data points over base EnterpriseOne applications and then easily identify and take action when data has exceeded acceptable thresholds.

· A Composite Application Framework which enables an end user to define a multiple frame layout consisting of an EnterpriseOne application, Oracle Business Intelligence reports and external web applications into a single view.

* An intuitive drop down list feature for User Defined Code entry fields that can be used as alternative to the Visual Assist (flashlight search / select dialog).

· Transaction Change Confirmation Warnings which prompt a user when an action could result in data loss or unnecessary database updates.

Tools 9.1 Update 3 continues to enhance the native JD Edwards EnterpriseOne reporting capabilities

  • One View Reports can now be displayed in an EnterpriseOne page, such as the first home page the user is presented with upon login.
  • One View Reports can now be launched in a single step from JD Edwards Menus, Favorites, EnterpriseOne Pages, or even from an external web application.
  • The Embedded BI Publisher reports can now be configured to dynamically select the printer for output as well as output to a combination of different printers and email addresses in a single report.
  • Additional Postscript printer types, including those which do not support a PDF to Postscript conversion on the printer itself, are supported. 

Tools 9.1 Update 3 adds System Administration and Application Development capabilities

· An updated version of the Oracle VM templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne includes updated software and new template support for One View Reporting and JD Edwards Mobile applications.

· A simplified process within the Server Manager tool is available for provisioning new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne instances and for cloning existing JD Edwards instances

· Application Development Productivity Improvements including a collapsible group box option within the Forms Design Aid tool and more powerful search capabilities within the toolset.

· Additional security controls are available for users of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Smartphone mobile applications.

Key Facts

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 3 is the second update to Tools 9.1. 
  • Available as part of standard maintenance, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 3 is available for Application releases 9.0 (including Updates 1 & 2) and 9.1.
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 3 is not compatible with Application releases prior to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications 9.0. 

Resources and other information

Announcement 2 – Oracle VM V5 For JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1

Oracle Announces the general availability of Oracle VM templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application release 9.1 and Tools release 9.1.3. These templates can be used with Oracle VM for x86 version 3.1 or later and on the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

Customers can realize significant time and cost savings when they use Oracle VM Templates to install JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.  Not only do the templates speed the implementation process, they dramatically reduce the complexity by reducing the number o f disk and reference materials, and experience/skills  required to successfully complete the task.  These VM templates are one component to the “Innovating for Simplification” initiative that was also launched at Collaborate.  Read more about this here:

Background Information
• My Oracle Support article 884592.1

Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne accelerate the process of setting up a working environment compared to the traditional installation process. The templates contain preconfigured images of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enterprise, HTML, and database servers, complete with Linux operating system, Oracle WebLogic Server, and Oracle Database.

The templates can be installed into an Oracle VM for x86 system running on standard x86 servers, the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2. The templates can be a key component to a well-managed cloud infrastructure, allowing system administrators to quickly provision fully functional JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environments for evaluation, development, or production use.

The latest set of templates includes the following applications and technology components:

· JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.1 including ESUs as of February 15, 2013

· JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1 Update 3

· Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.3)

· Oracle WebLogic Server 11g R1 (10.3.5)

· Oracle Linux 5 Update 8, 64-bit

In addition to the templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enterprise server, HTML server, and database server this release includes two new templates:

· Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher, for use with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting

· JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Business Services Server and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF), for use with the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile Applications

The delivery also includes a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne deployment server preconfigured to match the content of the templates.

Resources and other information

Oracle Technology Network

ANNOUNCEMENT 3 - Oracle Announces Oracle’s JD Edwards World Release A9.3 Update 1

JD Edwards World A9.3 Update 1, the first set of significant enhancements for JD Edwards World A9.3, includes enhancements to Financial, Distribution, Manufacturing, Human Capital Management, Reporting, and Technical Foundation applications.

Background Information

Organizations from around the world rely on JD Edwards World applications for their daily business operations. JD Edwards World has long enjoyed a well-earned reputation for robust capability, renowned stability, and a proven low Total Cost of Ownership. Flexibility, strength, simplicity, and consistency continue to be key words for A9.3 Update 1. JD Edwards World builds upon current version A9.3, making user requests a reality with significant enhancements to application capabilities and technology foundation.  Robust and actionable information is delivered through application and reporting enhancements, reduced costs through streamlined processes, improved control through robust security and increased visibility of processes, and continued commitment to globalization through availability of double-byte language support.

A9.3 Update 1 delivers robust and actionable information through business process enhancements

· Asset Warranty and Incident Management manages all the information about warranties and incidents associated with an asset, including renewals. There is now one place to go to manage all warranties and their associated incidents for Fixed Assets.

· Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) now supports archiving of documents flowing through the gateway to Oracle BI Publisher. The desired storage directory is defined for each EDD profile, if archival of formatted documents is desired. This includes bursting logic, so archiving supports different placement based on a combination of the values being used for bursting.

· An additional document type is supported by Import/Export to support export of a formatted Excel spreadsheet. Using XML as the basis, it is now possible to export a document from World and open it in a spreadsheet application without having to reset the formatting of the spreadsheet.

· Dependents and Beneficiaries by Employee is enhanced to filter out past enrollment and to only display the current effective enrollments. A new field has been added to Dependents and Beneficiaries by Employee to display only the current enrollment records. When set to yes, the application displays the most current record for each Plan Id, based on the Effective From Date.

· The Automatic Overtime Generator has been enhanced to allow more flexible processing when creating overtime from timecards that include equipment. When some hours of a timecard are split off to overtime, and those timecards include equipment, a processing option setting determines whether the equipment information should be included on the overtime split timecards. If the entire timecard becomes overtime, the equipment values will always be retained.

A9.3 reduces costs and improves compliance support through streamlined processes

· The Depreciation Expense Allocation application automatically books the depreciation expense from a single asset to multiple business units based on a specified formula. 

· The budget spread application allows setting of budget spread pattern codes by company and business unit. 

· An enhancement to Pre-Payroll allows optionally generating timecards for all or a subset of employees being processed in the payroll. 

· Utilizing integration with Vertex’s Q Series for Canadian Payroll Tax, A9.3 Update 1 provides market-leading tax compliance for managing Canada payroll taxation.

A9.3 dramatically improves process control and visibility

· Field level security uses a database level IBM i7.1 operating system database-level convention called Field Procedure (Fieldproc). Implementation of this feature allows masking of values contained in the display file.

· Purchase Card Management now integrates with Approvals Management. 

· Extensibility for JD Edwards World! When analyzing the impact of a World version upgrade, if one of the biggest obstacles is reapplying modifications to World applications, this enhancement can have significant impact on the cost and effort of that important task. 

· Interoperability for Plant & Equipment and Quality Management is enhanced by the addition of Z-File processing, making movement of data to external applications or spreadsheets much easier.

· Inventory Lot Management and Planning is enhanced through the addition of a Future Lot Effective Date to determine future availability of a Lot for sales order and planning commitments.

· Reverse Ship Confirm is enhanced to include reversal of freight, adjustment, and other miscellaneous line items as well as support for reversal of direct ship line items.

A9.3 supports popular localizations for global presence

Double-byte language support is delivered simultaneously with single-byte support in A9.3 Update 1

Resources and other information

· Upgrade Value Proposition and Release Notes for World A9.3 Update 1

· World content on Oracle.com JD Edwards World page

· Minimum Technical Requirements for JD Edwards World are now available on the “Certifications” tab

· Sales collateral on the JD Edwards World page (Selljde.com)

Announcement 4 - In Memory JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications

Oracle pre-announced new In Memory applications that will be available in May.  The pre-announcement included two new JD Edwards In Memory Applications, In Memory Sales Advisor and In Memory Project Portfolio Management.  In Memory applications provide the ability to complete complex logic/calculations on large data sets in real time that previously has been unavailable.  Please find additional information and resources on these new application on oracle.com here.

Announcement 5 – Extended Support Uplift Fee Waived for Select JD Edwards Versions

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 
  • Waiver of Extended Support Fee uplifts on JD Edwards World Releases A9.1, A9.2 and A9.3.

These fee waivers cover the entire three years or remaining Extended Support period for the above releases.  By upgrading to the “9’s” JD Edwards customers receive the extended support commitment at a predictable cost.

The description of Oracle’s Support Policy and definition of Extended Support for JD Edwards applications are documented in the “Oracle Lifetime Support Policy” for Oracle Applications found here: http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-applications-069216.pdf

This announcement supports Oracle’s commitment to help customers take advantage of the latest innovation packed releases on a schedule that works with their business goals.   

Announcement 6 – JD Edwards Launches the Innovating for Simplification Initiative

In response to customer feedback, JD Edwards is launching an initiative focused on simplifying – where every possible!  The initiative will not be limited to just simplifying how the software functions (User Experience for example), but will address complexities that may exist in any part of the ERP lifecycle, including how we deliver training, information, news, documentation, how utilities work, the install and upgrade processes, etc. 

JD Edwards announced at Collaborate 2013 the new www.runjde.com web page (sister page to upgradejde.com) and this new site is aimed at all users/customers, not just those that are upgrading.  Phase One of runjde.com provide new Resource Kits that are comprehensive guides to the vast body of resources and tools available to the JD Edwards community.  The resources are organized by user role so that distinct types of users can easily get a comprehensive index of resources available, a brief descriptions with key tips, and links to those resources.

Please explore the runjde.com site and the resource kit, and PLEASE share them with your JD Edwards user and support communities. 

Friday Mar 08, 2013

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, should be enough to entice you to attend this year. We have a FANTASTIC agenda planned for COLLABORATE. Our goal is to update you on our product strategies, new products and functionality, cloud options and more. You will not want to miss out on the education, networking and fun with the Quest International User Group community at COLLABORATE this year!

  • Select from nearly 200 educational sessions specifically applicable to JD Edwards.
  • Visit the JD Edwards experts in the Oracle Demo Grounds and get hands on experience with the latest features in applications, mobility, user experience, technology and reporting.
  • Meet with the Oracle JD Edwards Upgrade Program and Technology team (UPTO) during the conference as part of the Upgrade Care Program. Maximize your conference experience and leave with the information and contacts you need to turbo-charge your upgrade planning. Contact barbara.canham-AT-oracle-DOT-com prior to the conference for more information and to set an appointment.
  • Participate in the JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne Upgrade Consortium meetings.
  • Network with fellow JD Edwards World customers at the World User Group (WUG) meeting and reception.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CONFERENCE
  • JD Edwards World Workshops brought to you by Quest’s World User Group and the Oracle JD Edwards strategy team.
    • Two workshops Sunday 9 am-noon (Import/Export, Electronic Document Delivery, BI Publisher Gateway) and (Procure to Pay)
    • Two workshops Sunday 1-5 pm (BI Publisher) and (Security).
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne User Interface and One View Reporting Workshop. Sunday 9-5pm
  • Other Product and Industry SIG meetings on Sunday and during the week.
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Upgrade in 100 days workshop provided by the Oracle JD Edwards Upgrade Program and Technology team (UPTO). Discover the Art of the Possible: resources, tools and best practices based on companies who have upgraded successfully. Thursday 8:30-4pm

New JD Edwards 9.1 Training Before and After Collaborate 2013

If you’re attending the Collaborate 2013 Conference, take full advantage of your experience and save on travel expenses by taking a new JD Edwards 9.1 course from Oracle University.

In support of Oracle’s JD Edwards’ team, Oracle University is offering a series of instructor-led and in-class courses in Denver and San Francisco before and after Collaborate.
These 9.x courses are taught on the latest 9.1 release of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and are fully relevant to students on prior releases.

 Courses in Denver:

Course in San Francisco:
See the full training schedule of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne training.
Talk to Your Education Sales Representative
Oracle University provides customers with personalized service. Contact us on our toll-free number at 1.800.633.0575 (in the US) or 1.800.510.3432 (in Canada) and one of our customer service representatives can connect you with your personal Education Sales Representative.
Go To COLLABORATE site

Monday Feb 25, 2013

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

Subject: Personal invite for you to hear my JD Edwards Success Story in Greensboro, NC March 5th

Importance: High

Business executives, 

What you and I have in common is an interest in improving customer satisfaction by delivering superior value.   Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA is a rapidly growing business with a goal several years ago to: 

· Streamline operations

· Improve financial performance

· Gain better visibility of our value chain

We managed to accomplish this while increasing sales volume, improving forecasting accuracy, improving fill rates, reducing safety stock, and increasing inventory turns, while saving on system maintenance and hosting with consolidated processes. Perhaps you are interested in knowing how we did this? 

Join me on Tuesday, March 5th to find out about the single scalable platform through which we run user-friendly manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, forecasting, and financial management applications.  I’ll explain how our consolidation of these critical processes eliminated the cost and aggravation of multiple software packages while delivering an ROI of 25%+ 

Oracle will host a ½ day JD Edwards Community Update event at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, March 5th.  Be sure to join me for lunch, a keynote presentation from Dawn Baker, VP of JD Edwards Development and the Massimo Zanetti Beverage success story.  Stay for breakout sessions on complementary products to JD Edwards software, like Demantra, which we used to achieve these results.  Be sure to bring others on your team to hear about the many improvements JD Edwards is offering. 

Reserve your space now  - call 1-800-820-5592 Ext 11376.

Or go to and share this link to reserve online:

http://bit.ly/JDEGreensboro

Let’s talk further on March 5th.

I’m looking forward to meeting you – 

Bob Ashford

VP Information Technology

Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA

Post on behalf of and with permission from Bob Ashford.

Tuesday Oct 23, 2012

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 help you understand what’s available, please read on for the reader’s digest version!

Let’s start with a definition.  JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is available as an Accelerate subscription.  Oracle “Accelerate” subscription is Oracle's approach for providing simple to deploy, packaged, enterprise-class software solutions to growing midsize organizations through its network of expert partners.

The partners that offer Oracle  JD Edwards Accelerate Subscriptions do so via their Partner Private Clouds (PPC).  The Oracle JD Edwards cloud solutions are offered only by qualified Oracle JD Edwards partners and they provide customers a complete Oracle solution that includes license software, maintenance, hosting and other services on a monthly subscription basis. 

Qualified partners must be members of Oracle PartnerNetwork, be an Oracle Accelerate solutions provider and be enabled to deliver JD Edwards applications via Oracle Business Accelerator rapid implementation technology. 

Currently we have many JD Edwards partners around the globe that offer the JD Edwards Accelerate Subscription model.  To access a list of Oracle JD Edwards partners currently in this program click here

To learn more about Oracle JD Edwards Cloud Computing read this recently published white paper:   Oracle JD Edwards Cloud Computing. Choosing a deployment strategy that fits

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

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 right in JD Edwards’ backyard… Denver (Broomfield), Colorado!

JD Edwards INFOCUS will be held November 7-9 at the Omni Interlocken Resort. Through our Product Strategy, Development and Support teams, Oracle will provide support for education sessions in these key tracks:

· HCM

· Financials

· Manufacturing and Distribution

· Real Estate Industry Forum

· Supply Chain

· Tools & Technology

Oracle will host a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Support demo booth to showcase many of the new capabilities available to you plus best practice approaches with existing capabilities, all to enhance your support experience. Oracle is also hosting a classroom-based Upgrades Workshop to explore methodology for a complete JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP software upgrade project. Space is limited so pre-register at QuestDirect.org/INFOCUS by adding the workshop to your agenda using the Agenda Builder on the Education tab. Finally, participate in one of the many enhancement discussions for key JD Edwards solutions at INFOCUS and contribute to the future of  JD Edwards through an interactive forum.  All of this is part of the 140+ education sessions being offered by the customer and vendor community.  

There’s a lot of buzz around this conference, so don’t delay in registering key members of your team today.  We look forward to seeing you there so register NOW!

Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

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 Research Analyst-Applications User Experience. http://ow.ly/92NcL

If you have not yet seen the new EnterpriseOne look and feel, view a demo on YouTube

Enjoy! 

Tuesday Oct 25, 2011

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 and that our spelling and attention to grammar rules might be a bit lax.  So in an effort to ensure your reading pleasure, she edits for us. Thanks Denise!

 But today, I am breaking her rule and posting without going through the edit cycle (so please be kind if you see an error!).  I am breaking the rule because I want to express a spontaneous and heartfelt thank you to Denise and Lyle Ekdahl (JD Edwards Group VP and General Manager) for being good managers.  

I have been reflecting on my professional career, and I have to say I have had some good managers, but I have also had some terrible managers (and I do mean awful!).  It's with that perspective in mind that I thought I would take a couple of minutes to say thanks.  As an employee, I work hard. I work to be productive and effective....and I enjoy being recognized and thanked for a job well done.  Doesn't it just make sense then that we as employees should anticipate that our managers would appreciate the same treatment when they are doing a good job?

It starts at the top, and Lyle Ekdahl does a great job of leading our team, of being focused, calm, positive, kind and effective!  Thanks Lyle.  Denise thanks for you trust, your support and on-going recognition of our efforts.  It makes coming to work so much more rewarding, and personally, it motivates me.  Thanks again - and sorry for breaking the rule!

Is there a manager or executive in your life you should say thanks to?  

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Welcome to the JD Edwards Blog. Post are contributed by the JD Edwards strategy and development teams, covering a broad range of topics. The goal of the blog is to create opportunities for information and idea sharing, to engage JD Edwards customers/users, partners, and Oracle employees in conversation, the spirit of improving the experience and effectiveness of all that participate in the community. Both EnterpriseOne & World products are fair game for blog topics. Topics will cover functional, technical, business topics,but it is not the intent of this blog to provide "support" activities and those discussions will be best served via My Oracle Support or Oracle Mix. We invite your comments and feedback, and look forward to lively conversation.

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