EmeraldFocus Newsletter – February 2016

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Turn to the Experts for Your 9.2 Upgrade

In October of 2015, Oracle announced the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.2. By this time, you are most likely aware of this release and are contemplating the benefits of an upgrade.

For those of you who are utilizing JDE E1 versions 9.0 or older, an upgrade should be in your imminent future. From absolute obsolescence and lack of support from Oracle, to the inability to access new capabilities and putting your organization at risk, there are many reasons why upgrading to version 9.2 is highly beneficial.

If you have version 9.0 or newer, you should still read on. Upgrading to version 9.2 will allow for your organization to stay current, leverage new capabilities, and maintain a streamlined and simple upgrade process. And don’t forget, the longer you wait, the more your organization will pay to upgrade.

At EmeraldCube, we are the experts in upgrades. Our team is 100% Oracle certified and has the experience and knowledge to complete your upgrade quickly and predictably, with little disruption to your business. In addition, our readiness assessment tools (pre go-live) and real-time log monitor (testing and go live), will ensure that your upgrade is done right the first time.

Want to learn more? Visit our website at www.emeraldcube.com or email us info@emeraldcube.com.

Collaborate16 Preview

Collaborate16 is just around the corner and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, delivering a full spectrum of Oracle Applications and Technology education for the JD Edwards community. It will be held April 10-14 in Las Vegas, NV, and EmeraldCube Solutions is excited to be participating in the event. From educational sessions and breaking product news, to the vendor showcase and networking opportunities, Collaborate is an amazing opportunity that should not be missed.

EmeraldCube will participate in the Exhibitor Showcase (Booth #423), sharing information about new product launches, providing product demos, and giving away some valuable giveaways. In addition, the EmeraldCube team will be presenting a number of educational sessions:

Collaborate16 Education Sessions
Session Title Presenter(s) Date Start Time End Time Room
108130 Don’t Give Me Pretty, Give Me Real! Provide Users Insight-To-A1:G8 (ITA) to Fix Problems Faster Carl Gossen and Jeremy Harms 4/11/16 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Banyan D
107600 Both Sides of the Funnel – JDE and Oracle Sales Cloud Analytics Chris Budden, Vicki Novosad and Craig Kelly 4/11/16 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Mandalay Bay
Ballroom K
106950 Simplified Upgrades with JD Edwards E1 9.2 Under the Covers Marcelo Tamassia and Carlos Pareja 4/12/16 9:15 AM 10:15 AM Lagoon L
107640 What’s New in OBIEE 12c, and Why Oracle BI Will Continue to Dramatically Improve Jeremy Harms 4/12/16 10:45 AM 11:45 AM Banyan D
103370 Uncover Fraud Sooner – Proactive JDE Fraud Monitoring Craig Kelly, Marcelo Tamassia and Sarah Mills 4/12/16 2:15 PM 3:15 PM Lagoon H
103350 Row Security: Both Helping Hand and Hidden Havoc Sarah Mills and Chris Bullock 4/13/16 9:15 AM 10:15 AM Lagoon F
100370 How Spatial Analysis in Oracle BI Helps Business Strategy at Silgan Containers Paul Goldberger and Jeremy Harms 4/13/16 4:15 PM 5:15 PM Reef D

Please stop by to see us at our booth or attend one of our educational sessions. If you’d like to schedule an individual appointment, please send an email to info@emeraldcube.com. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas at Collaborate.

Cubeology: Online Learning on Your Time

Are you a JD Edwards user looking to become more knowledgeable about new features? Do you find it challenging to find time in your day to attend scheduled webinars and training sessions?

Cubeology email courses from EmeraldCube provide the JD Edwards technical and functional educational insight you need on your schedule. Created specifically for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users, Cubeology email courses are free and delivered to your inbox, providing the latest tips and tricks for maximizing your user experience. The course content comes in a concise easy to read format so you can get what you need and get on with your day!

Our introductory email course covers the new features and highlights of JDE E1 release 9.2, as well as upgrade project tips and tricks. We’ll provide educational tools and resources over a series of 6 bi-weekly emails, helping your organization to recognize the benefits of v9.2 and the case for upgrading.

Sign up today: http://emeraldcube.wpengine.com/cubeology/

#EmeraldCubeCares with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity

On January 21, EmeraldCube participated in an #EmeraldCubeCares day volunteering with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity in partnership with the United Way of Greater Atlanta. Atlanta Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that helps Atlanta families achieve the American dream of homeownership. The support from their sponsors, donors and volunteers directly benefits the local Atlanta community. The team spent an incredibly rewarding day framing the walls for a home to be constructed in the Dixie Hills neighborhood of Atlanta. After receiving some instruction on proper nailing techniques and safety guidelines, the team was led by a group of Habitat for Humanity team volunteers to move the wood, layout the walls, and nail the pieces together.

It was a very fulfilling day for EmeraldCube, as they could see their work in action and give back to their local community! A special thank you to the United Way of Greater Atlanta for making this event possible.

Team Member Spotlight: Carlos Pareja

This quarter, the team member spotlight focuses on Carlos Pareja, our Principal Technology Consultant who brings over 38 years of Information Technology experience to the EmeraldCube team. During this time, Carlos has faced many challenges and has witnessed many changes in the industry as he worked with eight different companies in Brazil before working in the United States. His experience ranges from Mainframe System programming and DBA, to IT management, CNC consulting, and JD Edwards Instructor. His career path has taken him through AS/400, OS2, Linux/Unix, Mainframe IBM, JD Edwards World and Enterprise One to name a few. As a CNC consultant, Carlos has worked on more than 120 projects with JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne in Brazil and the United States. With his ability to speak various foreign languages, he is able to apply his talents on a global scale.

Today, at EmeraldCube Solutions, Carlos works with the Managed Services team to support projects related to JD Edwards software implementation and maintenance. He enjoys the team environment at EmeraldCube Solutions and the huge potential for growth. “To be alive in this industry you must always be up-to-date and alert for new opportunities. It’s important to be open to learning at all times and to be prepared to face new challenges without fear,” said Carlos.

As you can see from his impressive work history, Carlos enjoys working and works a lot! When not developing, programming or implementing, Carlos enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and watching soccer. GOOOAAALLL!

Expedite Your Audit with FraudPatrol

Fraud in America is a major concern, with over $3.7 trillion dollars lost annually by businesses around the world. Proactive data monitoring and analysis is the most effective fraud detection solution, reducing loss by up to 60%.

FraudPatrol from EmeraldCube Solutions, is the first and only proactive Fraud Monitoring solution designed exclusively for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The solution proactively alerts auditors and controllers on suspicious system and data changes within JDE E1, specifically within the Human Resource and Accounts payable modules. FraudPatrol leverages advanced analytics and sophisticated algorithms to detect, flag and alert on suspicious accounts payable, CNC, and Payroll transactions.

Please join our webinar on Thursday, February 25 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST, as we discuss the how FraudPatrol can help you expedite your next audit while decreasing liability and risk. Register today, space is limited: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7849078532046758657