JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 is packed full of new features and functionality, adding to the list of enhancements from release 9.1.  In order to move beyond the buzz words, however, we need to take a closer look at these features and build a better understanding of what they mean to end users.

In general, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 focuses on three main areas.

  1. Transformational technologies that enable SMART solutions – Strategic, Mobile, Architected for Real-Time
  2. Enablement of deep industry-specific capability
  3. And choice – a matrix of potential solutions for handling your problems and opportunities

Mobile Apps

The first area of focus, “strategic, mobile, and real-time,” is addressed by the EnterpriseOne Mobile Application Framework. JD Edwards Mobile Apps brings unprecedented productivity to users by extending application access beyond the office and into the field. Catch a glimpse of EnterpriseOne on a mobile phone and iPad in this brief video:

Internet of Things

One way in which JD Edwards addresses the second area of focus – “Deep industry-specific capability,” is through the use of the IoT Orchestrator. Machine to machine communications is the next step in collecting real-time data from the front lines in any industry. Take a quick look at EnterpriseOne Internet of Things:

UX One

At the center of the all the 9.2 initiatives is the new JD Edwards UX One. It allows for real-time access to data. And, most importantly, using the principles of Alert, Analyze, Act, UX One helps business analysts manage by exception, while giving them control to configure their own user experience to maximize efficiency.

Alert

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Watchlists became available in release 9.1, making it possible for business analysts to Manage by Exception.

One View Watchlists are simple, user-defined alerts that call attention to data outside the “normal” parameters. This real-time system monitoring of key metrics allows EnterpriseOne users to focus on higher priority issues expediently.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 offers an enhanced user navigational experience and dashboards that help cut out the need for IT support for customizations. One View Financial Statements, for instance, are reports that financial users can create, customize, and maintain on their own.

Analyze

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 helps business analysts Analyze, by way of List Views, Composed Pages, and Active Content Pages made possible by Oracle JET.

EnterpriseOne 9.2 users can now switch between List View and Table View. List View grid formats are user-customized layouts enabling analysts to arrange multiple fields vertically across fewer columns. This makes important information easier to find to assist in the Analyze function.

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Pages Composer is a user-friendly tool that allows end-users to build their own interactive content into classic EnterpriseOne pages. A single page could include web pages, One View Reports & Watchlists, other external content, and much more.

Another Analyze component of UX One is Oracle JET (JavaScript Extension Toolkit) analytics. Oracle JET provides a library of tools for users to transform classic JD Edwards EnterpriseOne pages into Active Content EnterpriseOne Pages specific to a given Industry. The pre-configured pages are designed for specific user roles.

Act

Springboard navigation makes it easy for JD Edwards users to transition from Analyze to Act. The reports and applications required to make decisions and act are a click away.  Access to applications throughout the JD Edwards footprint are determined by a pre-defined UX One role.

UX One Visual Bill of Materials

As a demonstration of the graphical and intuitive nature of EnterpriseOne UX One, take a look at what the new Visual Bill of Materials looks like in EnterpriseOne 9.2