The CE team just wrapped up another successful virtual conference experience with InFocus Dive Deep, and I’m thankful that Quest and the Oracle JD Edwards team have remained committed to bringing together the JDE community – whether we’re working from our home offices or businesses – for customer success stories, educational sessions, Oracle updates, networking, #ContinuousInnovation, virtual booth experiences and so much more #GoodTimesWithJDE 🎉
Continuous Innovation with JD Edwards
The Oracle JDE team kicked off the week with a “deep dive” into Release 22 which includes not only a name change for the latest Apps & Tools delivered in E1 9.2, but also enhancements in the areas of digital transformation, system automation, platform and ERP that enable customers to further automate, optimize and transform their businesses.
And with 77% of JDE customers (and growing) running on 9.2, 750+ new features delivered and Premier Support through at least 2032, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of all that JDE has to offer.
This also means a new version of the 9.2 Capabilities Whitepaper is available which highlights all tools, features & technologies within 9.2 Apps & Tools and includes *new* 1pg Orchestrator & Tools Enhancements Overviews. Request the latest version here.
Next, an overview of the latest & future product updates –
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A few examples of how customers are overcoming challenges to remain resilient with 9.2 Tools including Mobile, Orchestrator, Automation & UX One –
Which is a perfect setup for CE Customer Success Stories & Educational Highlights
CE Customer Success Stories & Educational Highlights
A popular session for Getting Started with Orchestrations was CE’s interactive 2-hour workshop where customers had the opportunity to get hands-on with the Orchestrator Studio to create, test & troubleshoot their automations. CE’s Sagar Bora, Technical Consultant, provided an overview of basic concepts and sample use cases including calling orchestrations from E1 forms, uploading data into E1 using a CSV file and enhancing orchestrations with Groovy scripting.
Additional sessions featured CE SME’s to demonstrate some of the latest tools & functionality for simplifying and optimizing JDE processes & systems –
Harshal Sheth, Director of Presales & Application Support, demonstrated Advanced Pricing, Repricing & Procurement in Action, where we learned how Basket-Level, Order-Level and Volume-Level pricing can help make procurement easier while optimizing spend, improving accuracy and reducing costs across the organization.
Tonio Thomas, Director of Cloud Operations, and Sworna Dunant, Sr CNC Consultant, highlighted exciting features available in Tools 9.2.5.x including Web OMW, Virtual Batch Queues, Orchestrator Enhancements, Export/Import to Excel, End User Web Client Authorization, etc.
Tonio was also joined by sAchin cHoudhari, CEO & Founder, and Saurabh Turate, Sr Consultant, for Reporting Tips & Tricks with BI Publisher and SharePoint including common use cases including PO Print, Invoice Print, Check Print, Pick Slips, etc and advanced use cases including ERPSign for integrated eSignature workflows, Real Estate/ Lead to Lease, etc.
A customer case studies session led by Deepak Venkatesan, Director of Program Mgmt, featured a customer who optimized production scheduling processes to overcome a lack of visibility across multiple manufacturing product groups (among other challenges) and another who realized bulk sales order cancellation while developing a product compliance matrix to automate and optimize distribution processes.
PS – All of this can be achieved via Smart Help which enables customers to tap into 160+ skills and resources across technical, functional, CNC & 3rd party resources for things like project completion, managed services, gap analysis, rollouts, implementations, lift and shift migrations, Staff Aug+, project and resource supplementation, skills enablement, or even, for backup or on call support with just troubleshooting and guidance 😊
CE also showcased more product innovations including AtomIQ, LC/NC Mobile Apps, ERPSign, and Smart Scheduler across several educational sessions.
During Automate & Digitize Your JDE with Integrated eSignature Workflows, Abhishek Kanungo, Director of Engineering, shared how ERPSign integrates with DocuSign to bring eSignatures into JDE to simplify sending, signing, tracking & managing signed documents while automating workflows across Finance, Sales, Procurement, Support, HR, Legal, Marketing, IT, Operations, SOX & more.
Two sessions around building and deploying LC/NC mobile apps were led by Nitin Lakhpat, Partner & Product Development. In 10 Warehouse Mgmt Apps to Kickstart Mobile Deployment, we learned how out-of-box AtomIQ apps can be integrated into the entire supply chain, from Barcode Scanning to Approving Purchase Orders & beyond, as well as into other enterprise areas such as Expense Mgmt, Asset Tracking, etc.
During 6 Easy Steps to Rapidly Build & Deploy Mobile Apps from Scratch, we learned how to simplify user experiences across desktops, tablets and smartphones to empower users to take action while on the go – all from one universal app. This included a live, interactive demo where attendees were able to see the mobile app being built in real-time.
Finally, Tonio took us on test drive of Smart Scheduler to demonstrate exciting new features including the ability to call E1 Orchestrations, email Work Center messages directly to your inbox and load balancing, as well as new add-ons including user-submitted jobs and Smart Build package automation.
Blending #ContinuousInnovation & #EntertainingExperiences
A few more highlights:
* 5-Minute Demos & Innovations: Mobile Apps, ERPSign for eSignatures & Workflow Automation, Server Manager Mobile App, Cerberus Self Service Password Reset, Smart Build Package Automation, Orchestrator & Groovy, Gap Analysis & E1 Optimization with Smart Help On Demand, Smart Scheduler, etc.
* Entertaining Innovations to Enjoy with Family, Friends & Loved Ones featuring Xbox Series S & Ooni Pizza Oven
* Virtual exhibit booth featuring Smart Help On Demand, new & flagship Product Innovations and Consulting & Managed Services Innovations (see the list here)
* JDE Musical Bingo, Family Fun & Networking with new & longtime friends
* Sharing CE digital resources including the latest 9.2 Capabilities Whitepaper, 5 Minute RPA Survey, E1 Mobile Matrix, For the Love of (Robotic) Process Automation Digital Guide & so much more
Additionally, full presentation slide decks from CE sessions are available to JDE customers upon request. Please do consider me at your service if you wish to request access, have any questions, additional resource needs or if you’d like to explore CE product & service innovations 1on1. I am happy to help!
#IFDD Replays Available https://www.circularedge.com/infocus-dive-deep
9.2 Capabilities Whitepaper http://www.circularedge.com/resources/jde-9-2-outline
5 Minute RPA Survey
E1 Mobile Matrix https://www.circularedge.com/resources/jde-mobile-matrix
For the Love of (Robotic) Process Automation Guide https://www.circularedge.com/resources/rpaguide