Representatives from Ndevr recently attended COLLABORATE 18 – the worlds largest user-focused JDE event for Oracle business applications users and IT decision-makers across all industries.

This is the 4th instalment focussing on key topics from the conference with more to come over the coming weeks highlighting how Ndevr evaluates the latest updates and enhancements to JD Edwards to benefit Ndevr customers.  This week we are focussing on a range of JD Edwards enhancements that were presented and discussed at the conference.

For more information or to request a copy of the report please contact:
Tom Devine – Practice Manager – tom.devine@ndevr.com.au
Andrew Janky – Sales Director – andrew.janky@ndevr.com.au


JD Edwards Enhancements

Many exciting enhancements were highlighted during the Collaborate 2018 conference – some notable enhancements included:

  • Form Personalisation
  • Upgrades to Orchestrator
  • Notifications

More detail on each of these enhancements is provided below and, as always, we are happy to discuss the direct implications for your business.


Form Personalisation

Form Personalisation has received important enhancements to enable the ability to; override grid labels, show/hide and rename available form and row exits, and include Business View Columns on Form header and/or grid.

Form Personalisation was introduced initially in Tool 9.2.1 and Oracle has now taken it to a new level with the new enhancements.

  1. The ability to override Grid Labels.This will be very helpful for customers to personalise grid labels with more intuitive names for their user base. The customised grid labels work for both table view and list view grid formats.
  2. The ability to show/hide and rename available form and row exits.This is an important enhancement that can be used to simplify navigation, by showing only those row exits that are applicable to the user.
  3. The ability to include Business View Columns on Form header and/or grid.These additional columns are available for use in advanced queries and Watchlists. Often the business view will include category codes but the standard application does not display them. Now we can include these category codes on the form and use them in queries and Watchlists.

Orchestrator

Upgrades to Orchestrator include both enhancements and simplification to make it more accessible to the Citizen Developer.

The Orchestrator has been around for a few years now in JD Edwards and Oracle have steadily been enhancing it to improve usability and provide additional functionality.

A key new enhancement demonstrated at Collaborate 2018 is the process recorder. This feature allows an analyst to walk-through a business process; program-by-program, form-by-form, field-by-field, and record each step of the process.

At the end of the process, the business analyst can save those recorded steps as a form request, which can then be edited in the Orchestrator Studio and used within an orchestration.


Notifications

Notifications have also received significant attention. This feature enables you to improve your business efficiency through the use of proactive, actionable notifications sent automatically to the appropriate user.

Proactive notifications enable the system to notify users of business events as they happen without the need for the user to be online.

As a notification designer, you decide and implement the notifications that provide pertinent business information to your users. Users can then choose to subscribe to available notifications and receive updates via email, text message, a browser pop-up window, within EnterpriseOne, and through the EnterpriseOne Work Centre. By creating notifications that are valuable to your subscribers, you enable them to know when key transactions or events occur without even having to log in to EnterpriseOne. This close monitoring helps them respond quickly and perform their jobs more efficiently.

Oracle has delivered preconfigured notifications in the many areas. Users can subscribe to these notifications out of the box or these notifications can be personalised for a customer’s unique use cases. They could also be used to seed new ideas for notifications.

Preconfigured notifications have been delivered in the following areas:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Capital Asset Management
  • Condition-Based Maintenance
  • General Accounting
  • Human Capital Management
  • Job Cost
  • Payroll
  • Procurement Management
  • Product Data Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Requirements Planning
  • Requisition Self Service
  • Sales Order Management
  • Service Management
  • Time and Labour
  • Transportation Management