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.
Learn More About each of the Product Announcements:
- Tools 9.1 Update 3 is now generally available
- Oracle VM V5 for JD Edwards EnteprriseOne 9.1
- World A9.3 Update 1 is now generally available
- Pre-Announcement of In Memory Applications for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
- Extended Support uplift Fees Waived for the 9s Releases
- 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
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
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
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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:
• My Oracle Support article
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.
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.
latest set of templates includes the following applications and technology
· 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 (188.8.131.52)
· Oracle WebLogic Server 11g R1 (10.3.5)
· Oracle Linux 5 Update 8, 64-bit
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
delivery also includes a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne deployment server
preconfigured to match the content of the templates.
Resources and other information
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.
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
Announcement 4 - In Memory JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications
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
Announcement 5 – Extended Support Uplift Fee Waived for Select JD
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
announcement supports Oracle’s commitment to help customers take advantage of
the latest innovation packed releases on a schedule that works with their
Announcement 6 – JD Edwards Launches the Innovating for
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.