JD Edwards Release 23 – Fall In Love With Process Automation
The drive to deliver process automation reaches new heights with JD Edwards 9.2, Release 23, continually improving the ability of businesses to reduce costs and increase productivity by removing manual tasks from their processes.
Process automation within JD Edwards is now also going further with automation optimisation, a means by which process improvement opportunities are presented to you – which should continue to drive down your costs.
For those among you who are dedicated JD Edwards users, we’re bypassing the marketing speak and unpacking the features of the latest major JDE release that we believe you’re going to be most excited about.
Call A Logic Extension Directly From A JD Edwards Application
While there is extreme value in the ability to customize your ERP, there is a cost associated that often isn’t realised until you need to do something like apply an update.
Oracle have been continually moving JD Edwards down the path of lowering the TCO however and Release 23 has made further strides in this area as they point out that at least 80% of what used to be done as a customisation can now be achieved on the glass with user defined objects.
JD Edwards Logic Extensions allow you to apply business rules to your JDE Applications, such as perform mathematical calculations or retrieve data from other tables.
In Release 22 Logic Extensions became user defined objects, and you would use the Orchestrator to launch, now in Release 23 you can call on a Logic Extension directly from your JDE Applications, no Orchestration needed!
Pass A Local File To An Orchestration
In Release 23 you’ll be able to run Orchestrations right from an EnterpriseOne page, and if your Orchestration requires a file as input, the end user can simply choose the file from the file system.
This is a new feature that improves the end user experience, simplifying a process and their productivity.
JD Edwards Product Strategy And Strong Connection To Customers
Oracle’s commitment to ongoing enhancement of the JD Edwards product has been continually extended and is now out to 2033 – as Lyle Ekdahl once said – “If you can tell me where your business will be and what technology we’ll all be using in 11 years will look like…” you get the idea.
As for the shorter term, Oracle are focusing JDE Development efforts on continual UX simplifications, optimising automation and enhancements that allow customers to eliminate customisations.
Some of the customer requested features now accessible – and only available in JD Edwards – are the property-based address map (so you can plan who you’re visiting based on your own intended route when you don’t know a region), as well as the graphical presentation of product structures.
JD Edwards Release 23 Process Automation
Its important to note that discussions around process automation have begun to shift from enablement and implementation to optimisation and helping customers capitalize on the vast amount of data that they are accumulating. The discussion is shifting towards helping customers automate the identification of business roadblocks, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies that could be addressed through any combination of configuration, orchestration, or personalization.