Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Praxis Reports from Oracle Open World 2009


Be at Oracle Open World 2009 was a great experience for me. There I could met many people with the same interest: JD Edwards. One of this persons I met was Jean McCelland. We met in the Larry Ellison Keynote on the blogger section. I was there with my web cam transmitting live video in my "edition island" and we started to talk, exchanged some business cards...

Well, she wrote a complete report that represents the Oracle Open World spirit with so many details as well as statistics, networking, how green was the conference and so on. She sent this report to me in a while, but now I'd like to share with you this wonderful work!

You can contact Jean at her web site
If you're interested to download the full report PDF, please follow ths link below

The material below is copyrighted by Praxis Reports and JDEFusion was authorized to publish since we mentioned the source

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Monday, March 22, 2010

JD Edwards Certification - Finding out more...

Finally, you can get all you want at Oracle University web site:

Oracle Certification Program


My final consideration is that you should take this exam, even if you're not a financial specialist. Don't worry if you're a developer, or another area consultant. All businesses has to pay and receive money. So, being a certified professional you can add more value to your career.

I hope you enjoyed these 3 topics and let me know if you have any question about this!


JD Edwards Certification - Exam Topics

Today I'll talk a little bit more about the exam topics for JD Edwards EnterprieseOne Financial Management Essentials certification.

This exam will cover the basics of financial modules like Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Accounting plus Fixed Assets and the basics for Common Foundation / Address Book. It's a lot of material to study and review, but if you're experienced in those modules you can be in good hands.

Below the complete list of all exam topics:

Common Foundation / Address Book
  • Work with UDCs
  • Manage Interactive Versions
  • Work with Environments
  • Using the Visual Assist
  • Password management
  • Working with the Grid
  • Exporting Grid Data
  • Using the Data Browser to search for data
  • Working with Submitted Jobs
  • Describe the Address Book
  • Navigation using Fast Path
  • Using Fast Keys
  • Autopopulating Information
  • Work with Processing Options
  • Use Address Book Category Codes
  • Interpret Date Warnings and Errors
  • Configure Next Numbers
Accounts Payable
  • Describe the AP Business Process Overview
  • Set up Components for Accounts Payable
  • Implement AAIs for Accounts Payable
  • Set up Suppliers
  • Perform the Procure to Pay Process
  • Match Vouchers
  • Process Vouchers
  • Post AP Transations to the GL
  • Set up Automatic Payment Processing
  • Create Automatic Payments
  • Process Manual Payments
  • Approve and Post Payments to the General Ledger
  • Update and Review Tax Information
  • Process 1099 Year End
  • Review Accounts Payable Reports
  • Review Accounts Payable Integrity Reports
  • Troubleshoot Automatic Payments
  • Troubleshoot Accounts Payable Vouchers
  • Work with Accounts Payable Drafts

Accounts Receivable
  • Describe AR Business Process Overview
  • Set up Accounts Receivable Components
  • Implement AR Automatic Accounting Instructions (AAI)
  • Set up Payment Terms & Advanced Payment Terms
  • Set up End User Sales Tax
  • AR User Defined Code (UDC's)
  • Explain the AR Credit & Collections Process
  • Provide Line of Business Overview
  • Perform Customer Master Setup
  • Perform AR Invoice Process
  • Perform Invoice Post Process
  • Perform Order to Cash Process
  • Perform AR Manual Cash Receipts Process
  • Perform AR Automatic Cash Receipts Process
  • Perform AR Draft Process
  • Post Receipts to the General Ledger
  • Perform Cash Receipts Revision
  • Perform Credit Reimbursements Process
  • Perform AR Netting Process
  • Perform Customer Ledger Inquiry
  • Review and Maintain Tax Information
  • Review Accounts Receivable Reports
  • Review Credit & Collections Reports
  • Review Accounts Receivable Integrity Reports
General Accounting
  • Describe GL Business Process Overview
  • Set up and configure GL
  • Set up General Accounting AAIs
  • Set up Up DMAAIs
  • Work with Category Codes
  • Set up Intercompany Settlements
  • Revise the Organization
  • Process Journal Entries
  • Set up Allocations
  • Use Account Reconciliation
  • Update and Review Tax Information
  • Review General Accounting Reports and Inquires
  • Review General Accounting Integrity Reports
  • Review Financial Reports
  • Set up Multicurrency
  • Process Online Consolidations
  • Work with Budgets
  • Troubleshoot General Ledger
  • Forecasting Cash
Fixed Assets
  • Describe Fixed Asset AAIs
  • Set up Disposal Rules
  • Explain Depreciation Defaults
  • Set up User Defined Depreciation
  • Explain Category Code Mapping
  • Manage Asset Records
  • Track Asset Locations
  • Process General Ledger Entries for Fixed Assets
  • Calculate Asset Depreciation
  • Process Fixed Asset Journal Entries
  • Split Assets
  • Transfer Assets to New Locations
  • Dispose of Fixed Assets
  • Review Standard Fixed Asset Reprots
  • Review Fixed Asset Integrity Reports
  • Perform Year-End Processes for Fixed Assets
  • Perform Fixed Asset Global Updates

JD Edwards Certification

Hello everybody!

I'm back after a while with some interesting news about a theme that is not discussed in some years for JD Edwards: Certification.

First I have a question: 

- Do you know exactly if Oracle has a Certification program focused on JDE?

Just try to google it and see what happens... Not so good news, right?? 
I could see in many posts and comments only bad things about certification and in one blog comment, someone said that Oracle wants to terminate JDE and that JDE has only more 5 years to exist!! OH My!!!

Of course they're
Since December 1st 2009, Oracle HAS a Certification program to JDE!

No, I'm not kidding!! Well, it's not so easy to find, but, after many years (2003 was the last one?) we got our first certification program for Financials.

So why do you care about JD Edwards certification???

It's simple: CREDIBILITY!

For the professional:
The Oracle Certified Specialist branded credentials are typically foundation-level implementation-oriented certifications targeted at employees of current Oracle partners, employees of integrators seeking to become Oracle partners and individuals who plan to apply for work with Oracle-authorized partners. Additionally these certifications would be applicable to anyone who wishes to add credibility and broaden their skill sets on specific Oracle products.

Oracle Certified Specialist certification credentials validated essential knowledge and skills working with key Oracle products and can be important assets to individuals working on client implementations. In addition to the credibility that these certifications provide in some cases they may lead to higher-level or broader-level certifications from Oracle University.

For the partner:
OPN Certified Specialist 
The Oracle PartnerNetwork Certified Specialist is a new designation that identifies and endorses those Oracle Partners who have completed specified requirements for select Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), Oracle Certified Professional (OCP), Oracle Certified Expert (OCE), and Oracle Certified Specialist (OCS) certifications.

Oracle Partner employees who complete the certification requirements (for these select certifications) using their official OPN company ID will now also be awarded the OPN Certified Specialist designation for the technology as well as the original underlying OCA, OCP, OCE, or OCS credential, and their achievement is credited toward their company's OPN Specialized recognition.

So, let's go to the point:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management Certified Implementation Specialist

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management Specialization is for individuals focused on selling and implementing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management modules. The exam targets the intermediate-level implementation team member. Up to date training and field experience are recommended.

This certification is available to all candidates but is geared toward members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN members earning this certification will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists, which helps their companies qualify for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management Specialization.

All right, if you're excited with these news, look at this: - Do you know how much it will cost for you or your business? Well, Oracle is implementing this first approach on beta version, with more questions, you'll have the opportunity to evaluate those questions and you'll get more time as well. By the other side, this will cost only $50.00 - fifty dollars. But remember, this is a Beta exam!

 It's a reasonable exchange. I have no idea how much this certification will cost in a future, but by doing this on this time it's a really good and cheap way to get your certification.

Tomorrow I'll continue with the exam topics... 

Let me know what do you think about to be a

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial Management Certified Implementation Specialist

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