Editor's Blog - A JD Edwards....Fashion Show?
Posted: Oct 01, 2012
Move over New York and Paris Fashion Weeks - JD Edwards has the hot line this fall, live from Oracle OpenWorld! With his usual antics and flair for the dramatic, Oracle's Lyle Ekdahl got Monday in San Francisco off to a fun start for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World customers. T-shirts outfitted to hold iPads, hats and other JDE apparel were launched into the crowd via slingshot courtesy of Ekdahl himself after a "runway" show around the room featuring Oracle's JD Edwards employees as models.
Of course, lots of hard news accompanied the fun. Ekdahl emphasized ERP as a growing, dynamic entity, "redefining" the term as Evolution, Revolution and Provocative. "ERP is not this stale thing," he said. Ekdahl then highlighted what's new since the "Spring Line" of JD Edwards offerings hit the runway at COLLABORATE 12 in April with the general availability of EnterpriseOne 9.1 and World A9.3.
Among the highlights are more releases of OneView reporting, one of the most well-received new features in some time, Ekdahl said, with attendees nodding in agreement. Service Management and Transportation Management are both now available for OneView reporting. OneView reporting allows the end user rather than IT staff to create reports and simplifies the process.
JD Edwards Tools 9.1, update 2 is also now available, Ekdahl announced, and part of that is support for the Google Chrome browser. And get this: Chrome is outfitted with voice activation, meaning, yes, you can now talk to your ERP via Chrome. A live demo wowed the audience.
Also available - free for download - is the Object Analyzer, which produces an object customization report so users can see exactly what customizations they have and create a plan for retrofitting or eliminating these customizations. Many users know that awareness of customizations is critical during an upgrade, but often aren't sure what or how many are actually in their products. That's where the Object Analyzer comes in - and it's free.
Stay tuned for more news and updates from San Francisco!