EnterpriseOne in 2017

December 14, 2016

Authored by Stuart Manley, TeamCain

With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about how you can get the most out of your JD Edwards in 2017.

The latest enhancements announced by Oracle are a good place to start. As per their announcement* on November 14, 2016, JD Edwards UX One allows users the time to analyze information and manage exceptions. It increases user productivity by leveraging the Alert, Analyze, Act design principle. The UX One Foundation, available with Tools 9.2 Update 1, includes features such as Springboards, One View Watchlists now supporting Data Browser, Application Interface Services enhancements and more. EnterpriseOne users will be happy to utilize Search, a keyword-driven “search as you type” feature over transactional and master data. It is preconfigured for Address Book, Item Master, and Tasks but fully extensible and customizable. With this latest release, there have been more enhancements made to EnterpriseOne mobile solutions by including proximity search and enabling barcode scanning. Users will also notice updates made to Sales Order Entry Order Guides, Health and Safety Incident Management, Revenue Recognition, and Legislative Updates.

Watch this preview of JD Edwards UX One from Oracle:

To further extend your EnterpriseOne, there are solutions that you can put in place now to set yourself up for 2017.

Our own BI Publisher Packs Forms are preconfigured, adaptable designs created to speed up your development process. Benefits include reduced IT Developer time/costs, development best practices to build off of, cost savings from retiring other forms management packages, and already includes the standard JDE fields (making it an out of the box, working solution, easily configured to your company’s unique needs). Now is the perfect time to explore those Sales and Purchase Orders! As an additional bonus, there are no maintenance fees as you own the templates! If you have a sample form that you would like to see what the output document would look like, contact us and we can work with you to get the required XML output.

We love hockey here at TeamCain and this IT hat trick of solutions can also be of benefit to you now going in to the new year. PACKMAN is a tool which has been designed and developed to significantly reduce the number of manual steps required to assemble, build and deploy update packages while at the same time mitigating the risk of errors by automating the manual steps typically involved in this process. Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) solution for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enables end-users to reset their JDE password without the intervention of the IT help desk or system administrator, increasing the efficiency of your IT help desk while simultaneously improving end-user productivity. WAPMAN for EnterpriseOne has been developed to help users manage, archive and purge their PrintQueue data and related files.

Our friends at Global Software have expanded on the capabilities of Spreadsheet Server with their latest release of Version 14.5.  Some of the new features include;

  • Mobile reporting capabilities (touch screen friendly!)
  • Building on the simplicity of consuming info for casual and power users, it offers unlimited drill down and discovery. You can drill across data sources. Tic and trace to and from one system to another
  • It continues to lower reliance on consistent intervention from IT support teams across the enterprise
  • Gives users collaborative friendly distribution of reports and analysis complete with a single installation platform
  • Profile Scheduler for off hours computation, scheduled distribution and Outlook Contact caching

Current Spreadsheet Server customers should make note that we do have some special year-end pricing available for adding on additional licenses. If this is something you’d like to take part in, feel free to contact me.

From our office to yours, we’re wishing everybody the happiest of holidays and all the best in 2017!

*To read more about the latest EnterpriseOne developments mentioned and what else is new with Tools Release 9.2 Update 1, read Oracle's announcement here.