Maximising Opportunities Presented By The JD Edwards Orchestrator
The JD Edwards Orchestrator is what everyone loves to talk about of course, who can blame people? In a word, its brilliant! From enabling integration, to process automation on steroids, to facilitating the elimination of JDE customisations, you name it, the Orchestrator can probably handle it.
This is our second article reflecting on the recent Quest conference and is dedicated to highlighting the sessions that were focused on the JD Edwards Orchestrator.
1. Business Process Automation With The Orchestrator, Use Cases
Everyone loves Business Process Automation use cases! This session was from Indian/US Partner, RST Solutions, they reviewed some real-world use cases and they’re broken down here by industry and by department:
Orchestrator: Business Process Automation Use Cases By Industry
|Government||Oil & Gas/ Energy|
Orchestrator: Business Process Automation Use Cases By Department
2. Practical Ideas To Transform Your Business With The Orchestrator
If there was ever a reason to upgrade to the latest release of JDE, getting your hands on the Orchestrator probably stands alone as the single most valuable reason.
In this presentation, Canadian partner Syntax took viewers through 5 more ideas to transform your business that can be achieved using the orchestrator;
- Updating Exchange Rates using API
- Mass Approve/Post Accounting Batches
- How to only receive notifications for critical watchlists
- Clearing HTML server cache from E1
- Create header/detail transactions using a CSV file via FTP
Associated with these ideas you may also find the following documentation from Oracle to be useful:
- 2715942.1 How to Process multi-level Array from .csv File – using Object Type Input Variable
- 2345190.1 Orchestrator and Database Connection / Connector
- REST API for Server Manager Guide
Details on all of these can be found here: https://docs.oracle.com/en/applications/jd-edwards/cross-product/9.2/eoira/index.html
3. The Orchestrator Assertion Framework And SwifTest By DWS
SwifTest from DWS has been enhanced to work with orchestrations and the assertion framework.
Ask us more about this if you’re interested. Ndevr are the local Australian partner for DWS and SwifTest.
4. Using The Orchestrator To Integrate JDE With Salesforce Using Boomi
Texan based JDE customer Hillwood, delivered a presentation explaining how they used the Orchestrator to integrate JD Edwards with Salesforce using Boomi.
Sending 25000 to 30000 records through Orchestrator in batch mode with no issues, though advised that they had to use a single threaded job queue so as not to miss any records.
In real time they send up to 100 records from Salesforce to JDE with no issues. As soon as the record is added in SalesForce, it calls the integration.
Data flow from JDE to Salesforce is handled within a minute. They said it simply depends on how quickly you can read the records from JDE.
They said their orchestration developer is an integration guru and did not know JDE at all. He says it took him about 30 days to learn Orchestrator to the level that he could develop these interfaces.
Challenges & Lessons Learned:
Clearly defined requirements are the key to success.
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