EmeraldFocus Newsletter - Q1 2014

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Not All JD Edwards BI Solutions Are Created Equal

30The Business Intelligence (BI) solutions currently available to JD Edwards customers are expensive and difficult to implement, troubleshoot, and maintain. From installs and upgrades, to administration costs and hardware investments, the maintenance of a BI solution is a daunting and expensive task that provides little value to the business.

EmeraldVision, our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based BI solution pre-built specifically for JD Edwards clients, proves that not all BI solutions are created equal. With EmeraldVision, there’s no hardware, no software, and no upgrades…EVER. And best of all, EmeraldVision requires no initial capital investment and is offered at a low monthly subscription which can be cancelled at any time.

So what’s the catch? There isn’t one. Not only does EmeraldVision provide customers with headache free, cost effective BI, but it also provides insights into key business metrics that can turn your existing data into dollars. Because our solution is built specifically for JD Edwards clients, we deliver a mash-up of business reports, analytics, metrics and best practices so you can start making better business decisions in days (not months). From the CEO to Product Managers, each member of your organization can view customized insights needed to increase profits and grow your business. To learn more about EmeraldVision and to get started today, visit http://emeraldcube.wpengine.com/vision/.

What’s New with JDE Tools Release 9.1.4

This past December, Oracle released the JDE Tools 9.1.4 with many cool features and enhancements such as a brand new iPad application, a redesigned embedded BI Publisher, and extended CaféOne capabilities. This month, we take a closer look at these changes and highlight them for you in our latest blog post.

C&A Technology Partnership Provides End-to-End Consulting to JD Edwards Clients

31EmeraldCube Solutions is pleased to announce the partnership with C&A Technology. This dynamic collaboration provides the JD Edwards marketplace with a business solution that brings together C&A Technology’s Industry, Business, Product, and Technical skills with EmeraldCube Solutions expertise in Configurable Network Computing (CNC), Managed Services, and SaaS based Business Intelligence. As Oracle Gold partners, the partnership between the two companies will provide end-to-end consulting to JD Edwards clients.

Well known in the JD Edwards community for “Enabling Business with Technology” C&A Technology provides business value assessments that assist clients to justify the need for their JD Edwards implementation and upgrade initiatives. “I am very excited about our partnership with EmeraldCube Solutions, ” said Aubrey Evans, EVP of Business Development at C&A Technology. “Their leading JD Edwards technical and BI expertise complement our JD Edwards Project and Business Process knowledge, providing clients with all the expertise they need for their JD Edwards projects.” The EmeraldCube Solutions management team is also very excited about the opportunity, “This partnership creates a very strong and robust offering for our clients,” said Marcelo Tamassia, Partner of EmeraldCube Solutions. “JD Edwards clients can now benefit from a full-service practice with unparalleled focus on client satisfaction.”

Turn Your JDE Data Into Dollars

Does your BI Solution actually help you to make more money? For many of you reading this article, the answer is most likely “no”. Most JD Edwards customers struggle to get even the most basic answers to relevant business questions from their data. Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn your JDE data into dollars in just a few simple steps? This month, our blog post addresses this issue and provides a solution:


Team Member Spotlight: Craig Kelly

34This quarter, the team member spotlight focuses on Craig Kelly, founder and Partner of EmeraldCube Solutions. Craig, who has over 14 years of experience in the industry, began his career as a JD Edwards application consultant where he immediately recognized the impact that Business Intelligence (BI) solutions brought to customers. With his passion and knowledge of BI established, Craig became a consultant, and then a BI Project Manager for JD Edwards clients using Oracle and Cognos BI toolsets. Prior to launching EmeraldCube Solutions, Craig served as the Director of Business Intelligence for an established Oracle partner where he successfully grew their BI business practice.

Today, as a Partner of ECS, Craig’s efforts are spent developing the Business Intelligence portion of the business. More specifically, he is focused on EmeraldVision, the only SaaS based BI solution on the market that is built for JD Edwards customers.

Most of the time, you’ll find Craig surrounded by a team of employees who are knowledgeable and passionate about the industry, as they perfect the art of BI. Otherwise, you can catch him spending time with his wife and two year old daughter… or maybe at the Superbowl, he’s been to seven of them!

EmeraldPrism: The First Comprehensive Monitoring and Alerting Tool Built Exclusively for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Trusted every day by dozens of clients globally while monitoring some of the largest E1 implementations in the world, EmeraldPrism provides unprecedented insight and control of your JDE E1 Technology environment.

Designed with continuous improvement on its core, EmeraldPrism enables JDE CNC System Administrators to be more proactive and efficient with issue troubleshooting while providing IT management with a comprehensive view of JD Edwards environmental health.

Join us for a FREE webinar on Thursday, February 27 at 1:00 pm EST, and learn how EmeraldPrism can provide insight and control of your JDE EnterpriseOne technology environment.