EMERALDFOCUS

JUNE 2018

EMERALDFOCUS NEWSLETTER

Collaborate 2018 Highlights

By: Jerry Salazar

For those of you who made it to Collaborate 2018, we trust everyone had a safe trip home after a very intense week full of great sessions and networking. With 200+ JD Edwards Education Sessions available, I felt overwhelmed with the amount of information provided. I promised myself to summarize what I learned as soon as I got back home, this way all the information would be fresh and available when I needed it! Also, I wanted to share this information with those of you who could not make it out to the conferences this year.

From my point of view (based on the sessions I attended), this year there were 3 main tracks:

  • Maximizing the 9s
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Orchestrator and Notifications

Let’s dive in a bit on each category, and use the links provided to get more information.

Maximizing the 9s

No matter what version of JD Edwards you are on, it is important that you maximize the use of all tools available to you. From real business cases (learn from others) to Oracle’s latest, the overall experience was to convey the idea of taking advantage of the features and functionality available to improve user experience and ultimately maximize your investment. Many sessions highlighted the key features that have been delivered in previous Tools releases and how customers are leveraging these features. More…

 

Advanced Consulting AWS Partner

Are you facing a mammoth JDE upgrade? Seeking a JD Edwards Managed Cloud provider who intimately understands EnterpriseOne? Your search ends with EmeraldCloud, the secure JDE-on-AWS solution that pairs the deep JDE expertise of EmeraldCube with the power of Amazon Web Services. EmeraldCloud leverages the scale and flexibility of AWS while equipping your business with military-grade data encryption and unmatched monitoring and alerting capabilities.

Why move to JD Edwards Managed Cloud? Moving to a JD Edwards Managed Cloud solution takes you out of the JDE hosting and maintenance business, freeing your resources for high-impact initiatives. Say goodbye to hardware upgrades. Scale up or down quickly and efficiently. Stay current on patches and updates. And put an end to the operational silos between infrastructure, DBAs and CNCs.

And now, EmeraldCube has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner Status with Amazon Web Services. We are focused on your success, and here to help you take full advantage of all the business benefits that AWS has to offer. With our deep expertise on AWS, we are uniquely positioned to help your company at any stage of your Cloud Adoption Journey and to help you achieve your business objectives. Get started: emeraldcube.com/solutions.

 

EmeraldCube Launches New Website

This past month, we launched our new website. Either from the comfort of your desktop computer, or on the go via a mobile device, please take a moment to check it out! We’ve added a number of new features which will help improve your JD Edwards, BI, and Managed Cloud user experiences. One new key feature is our Knowledge Hub. This is our resource library which takes all of our latest learning materials, including blogs, videos, newsletters, and case studies, and brings them to one consolidated spot, located at emeraldcube.com/knowledge-hub. Feel free to download and share, or sign-up for our online learning course Cubeology while you’re there!

If you’re new to EmeraldCube, learn about how “The Cube” came to be in our story at emeraldcube.com/management-team. We hope you find the new site to be helpful and easy to navigate. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, reach out to us at info@emeraldcube.com and we’ll connect you with the appropriate team member.

 

Timecard Automation: It Can Do THAT??

You may have heard someone talk about Timecard Automation once or twice. And you think, yes, but I have a third party time and attendance system, so I don’t need that. Or you think, I have ESS time entry, so what could Timecard Automation do for me? Or, I have no use for Overtime Rules. WRONG! Timecard Automation is more than overtime rule processing…much more.

Join Director of Application Managed Services, Sarah Mills, and learn about Timecard Templates, Change Rules for holidays/special events, using Retro Pay to look back at timecards and apply that raise automatically. You’ll go over the basics (setting up groups) and dig into the fields/files to fully understand how the processing works. You might come away with an idea to leverage TCA in your organization, or, if you already use it, how to extend it even more.

When: Thursday, June 21 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Register today, space is limited.

 

Team Member Spotlight: Jerry Salazar

This quarter, the team member spotlight focuses on Jerry Salazar, Principal Consultant and Project Manager at EmeraldCube Solutions. Jerry began his career in the industry over 25 years ago where he started off as a JDE Functional Consultant and Developer. From there, he moved into a Business Analyst role and then was promoted to a Senior Functional Consultant and Project Manager. He joined the EmeraldCube team in 2016.

As Principal Consultant and Project Manager, Jerry manages projects for new services including Upgrades, Implementations and additional JDE Services. He provides functional and technical support for both Managed and Project Services. He also works with various teams to provide pre-sales support including demos and requirement gathering.

Jerry enjoys working at EmeraldCube because of the people, work environment and his alignment with the company values. He thrives on being part of an organization which continues to invest in building the best team in the industry. Jerry believes that every challenge is an opportunity, and he demonstrates this on a daily basis with his “can-do” attitude and willingness to support customers and members of the EmeraldCube team across multiple functions.

When not pouring his passion into his work, you can find Jerry spending time with his family. He enjoys attending school and non-school related functions in which his kids participate. Jerry is an avid runner and soccer player. We are proud to have Jerry as a “Cuber”.