EmeraldFocus Newsletter – June 2017

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JD Edwards As A Service: Move JDE to the Cloud and Stay Current For Life

Starting with the new release of JD Edwards 9.2, Oracle will release incremental enhancement packs up to three times a year, giving customers the ability to stay as current as they would like at their desired pace, without having to go through the traditional painful upgrade process. This means that once you get to 9.2, you can be done with JDE upgrades for life. And JD Edwards recently announced at Collaborate 2017 that E1 will be supported through at least 2028 which provides peace of mind.

With EmeraldCube’s JDE as a Service offering, you can upgrade to the current release of JD Edwards E1, or migrate from JDE World to E1, while also moving to EmeraldCube’s Managed Cloud offering powered by Amazon Web Services. And once you are in the Cloud, you can enjoy all the benefits of EmeraldCube’s best in class products and JDE managed services. How exactly does this benefit you?

  • Removal of large capital expenditures for upgrade projects
  • Low and predictable monthly cost
  • Once you are current on 9.2, no more data migrations and painful upgrades
  • Lower risk and lower cost than alternatives
  • Leverage continuous improvement

To find out how JD Edwards As A Service works or to request more information, visit us at: https://www.emeraldcube.com/jd-edwards-as-a-service/

INFOCUS 2017 Preview

The INFOCUS 2017 conference, presented by Quest International Users Group, will be held in Denver, CO August 14 – August 16. The event draws one of the largest industry crowds of JD Edwards users, all gathered to learn about the latest trends and tools for JD Edwards while networking with key players within the space.

The conference includes tons of JD Edwards focused education sessions, Special Interest Groups meetings and an information packed Vendor Showcase. This year, EmeraldCube will be at Booth 626 and will be presenting 9 education sessions:

Session ID Title Presenter(s)
102670 E1MDUG Round Table – TBD Karen Brigiotta
102680 EnterpriseOne Manufacturing and Distribution User Group Meeting Karen Brigiotta
100440 Stuff to Share from Jerry’s bag of tricks! Jerry Salazar
102190 Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself – Conducting a Basic Security Audit Chris Bullock and Sarah Mills
102200 Setting Up AP Integration for JDE Payroll – Pulling Down the Wall Sarah Mills
102210 Gotta Make Some GL Changes – Now What? Sarah Mills
102660 E1MDUG – Enhancement Meeting Karen Brigiotta
103060 Look and Feel Customization for JDE E1 Tools 9.2 David Ruprecht
104320 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne CNC Architecture Marcelo Tamassia

We look forward to seeing you at INFOCUS! For more information, please visit our web site.

Ending the Upgrade Merry-Go-Round

If you’ve had your ear to the ground regarding JD Edwards lately, you may have heard the rumblings… building to a buzz… ending in a major announcement at Collaborate 2017 – JD Edwards will be supported by Oracle through at least 2028 for EnterpriseOne and 2025 for World. Yay! Hooray! Three cheers, pop the bubbly, get excited! There, now that the celebration is out of the way, and the confetti has settled – what’s this all about? What does this truly mean for JD Edwards customers, and how does it affect my organization? Well, I was there, I heard it, and as a true lover of JD Edwards, I fist pumped for joy, for a variety of reasons:

First and foremost, Point #1 – Ending the Upgrade Merry-Go-Round: We can stop the “I have to upgrade because my current release was GA in 2012 and now it’s 2017 and Premiere Support is ending” cycle, which feels never-ending to both IT and the business. Round and round we go, and by the time we stop, it’s time to start again.

Now, you have the power and flexibility to take new updates when it makes sense for the business, to take advantage of new features, and to leverage functionality. There’s no requirement to upgrade in order to stay on support or to get your annual Leg/Reg enhancements. And Oracle will evaluate the support timelines every year, and determine when an extension is needed, so consider it 2028… and beyond.

Does this mean Oracle is just going to leave JD Edwards alone and let it languish, living out its life in its current state? Absolutely not, which brings me to Point #2 which you can continue reading here.

Team Member Spotlight: Joseph Lull

Joseph Lull, Senior Technology Consultant and Team Lead at EmeraldCube Solutions, has over 17 years of experience in the industry and has been working with JD Edwards software since 2003. Joseph began his career in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industries where he was instrumental in rolling out single instances of Enterprise Resource Planning. Prior to joining EmeraldCube Solutions, he worked in a dual capacity roll as JD Edwards CNC support and an IT Operations Manager.

At EmeraldCube Solutions, Joseph focuses on JDE CNC system administration along with client support projects. He and his team take pride in providing value to their clients while maintaining the highest customer service in the industry. Joseph enjoys working at EmeraldCube Solutions as he is able to expand his knowledge of JDE CNC while working with the newest technologies. Joseph’s experience encompasses all available JDE platforms and databases, ranging from release 7.3.3.2 to 9.2.

Although Joseph is usually busy supporting the team at EmeraldCube Solutions, you can also find him hiking, camping, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. And a little unknown fact… he once worked in a music studio playing the piano and doing backup vocals!