Tuesday, November 27, 2012

JD Edwards 9.1.2 VM Templates released

Here's a screenshot of my first impressions with the new JD Edwards VM Templates.

I tried to load the templates on my VM Server which I'm running JD Edwards 9.0, but didn't work as I expected.

Now, I virtualized the new VM Server - version 3.1.1 - on my desktop and installed the VM Manager on an Oracle Linux VM to do a preliminar tests before doing something on my HP server.

I'm really excited with this new version and it's coming complete with the most recent updates and features, and the learning curve is minimal for the VM Server Manager.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne – A Flexible Architecture
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications run on top of a robust, flexible, and highly configurable architecture. Various components, such as logic servers, database servers, and web servers cooperate to provide a scalable and configurable technology platform that accommodates enterprises of all sizes, user counts, industries, and geographies.

Companies sometimes invest weeks to design, implement, and test the architecture that exactly meets their needs. However, not every implementation of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne requires such rigorous attention during the installation phase. Many customer scenarios can be accommodated by a fundamental configuration on a preconfigured technology stack. Providing a rapid installation of a base configuration, yet allowing for modification, yields the best of both worlds. Oracle VM templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne deliver this solution.

Oracle VM Templates
Oracle VM is Oracle’s state-of-the art virtualization offering. Oracle VM can be applied to address many IT issues, for example, server consolidation, disaster recovery, and high availability. Oracle VM templates are particularly effective in addressing the issue of rapid application deployment. Oracle VM can encapsulate the complete configuration of a virtual server into a data file—a template. This template can be used to create a new virtual machine, which then functions exactly as the original virtual machine. Oracle provides many such templates for its products, which customers can use to rapidly deploy applications and technology products.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools
Deployment server to match preconfigured servers
Oracle Linux
Oracle Database
Oracle WebLogic Server

User Interface enhancements make every aspect of JD Edwards easier, faster and more efficient, radically transforming the experience. JD Edwards takes full advantage of the new UI style that Oracle is building for the next generation Fusion Applications. In addition, this release includes the following innovations:
• Role base, configurable EnterpriseOne Pages are highly interactive and give users quick access to essential applications and reports.
• Menu Toolbar and the Carousel are the easiest way to launch applications, access reports and personalize favorites.
• Freeze, unfreeze, hide and show column personalization’s allow users to maximizes screen space and reduce the need to scroll to see the right data.
• Enhanced Query gives users a quick way to create and save powerful searches.
• Mobile computing is available on Apple iPad, including JD Edwards specific touch gestures, and Smartphones.

The Related Information Application Framework can be configured to automatically bring up external content such as Business Intelligence or external web applications which are
related to the JD Edwards information displayed.

IT Administration could not be easier, with Tools 9.1:
• Enterprise Manager 12c and JD Edwards Management Suite now enable administrators to define memory usage thresholds and alerts to remediate runaway processes for higher stability.
• Oracle Virtual Machines – VM for x86 has been certified for JD Edwards to make replicating or cloning an ideal system configuration even faster 
• Clustering enhancements in the latest Tools release increase the resiliency of business services and transaction servers, eliminating a single point of failure.
• Certification of the latest Oracle Technologies including Fusion Middleware 11g PS4, Linux 6 and Solaris 11.
• Certification of the latest 3rd Party browser technologies including Safari,Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
• A simple portal can be delivered using EnterpriseOne Pages, eliminating the cost of a separate Portal Server infrastructure.
• The Customization Object Analyzer and Application Configuration Analyzer take cost and risk out of the upgrade process.

As I promised, I'll publish here the result of my studies and researches in video tutorials, papers and other materials. Stay tuned on JDEFusion.com and you'll learn how to implement the VM Templates on your home-office or company for Sandbox with a minimal hardware setup.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Job post: Senior JDE EnterpriseOne Developer

The ideal candidate must be seasoned in EnterpriseOne 8.10 or higher, tools release or higher. They must have extensive experience with JDE programming, business experience, as well as, a functional understanding of the business applications and processes. This position will support the HR, Payroll, Finance and Treasury departments throughout the organization. Programming and development will be the core responsibility; however the candidate may also be tasked with project management tasks as needed. Problem solving or troubleshooting skills are a must as well as strong SQL abilities. The candidate must be able to lead development projects of greater complexity while at the same time mentor junior developers. This person will communicate and solve problems in a fairly independent mode. The security risk level for this position is low; therefore, the incumbent may be subject to additional background screening requirements.

-Develop within JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to satisfy documented business requirements
-Provide development estimates for customer requested work.
-Create and maintain program documentation including technical specifications, change
      history, test plans, test results and scheduled run documentation
-Clearly communicate status of work and escalate issues to manager in a timely fashion
-Design and run SQL queries for ad hoc reporting
-Coordinate development efforts with other team members
-Use the AS/400 to run queries, troubleshoot program issues and maintain scheduled jobs

Support Analyst
-Support Payroll and Accounts Payable year-end processes
-Organize projects and monthly upgrades for the payroll tax solution Vertex
-Provide second-level support for applications after the Service Desk
-Support all applications and interfaces that are used corporate-wide
-Support the following applications: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Concur, and Hyperion

-Associate's degree and 8-plus years related experience or Bachelor's degree and 3-plus
       Years experience

-Must be able to independently design, develop, implement, manage, and support projects
      of various sizes using standard project methodology
-Must be competent in the use of JD Edwards software (EnterpriseOne 8.10 or higher, tools
      release or higher)
-Experience with Oracle SOA tool
-Experience with programming languages RPG, CLP, and SQL required
-Experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2007 or 2010
-Experience with programming language

Mandatory Skills Required:
JD Edwards Enterprise One (Version 9.0 preferred)
Design and Development experience
Some Project Management experience
Production Support (preferably in manufacturing)

  • Relocation Expenses are available and full benefits will be provided.

Monday, November 19, 2012

New job offer: JD Edwards Sr. Architect

Hello! I got a really exciting new job offer for you!

 Sr. Developer/Architect to work from home
  • JDE 9.1 implementation starting with 21 sites nationally
  • Several projects underway including smartphone apps, CRM systems(platform undecided, SAN/Direct attached storage, possible move to a hosted infrastructure...
  • 6 months travel to sites to ensure implementation is going smoothly. Then 10-20 percent
  • Not looking for a "tool guy" but someone who thoroughly understands the JDE framework, able to architect and design plans.
  • Plan to use DC/LINK, Vertex, UPK and BSSV(finance dashboard)
  • Every business process is on the table at this point and is open to be challenged
  • Wide range of responsibility and interaction with th 40-50 people involved in this companies #1 initiative.
  • Sr. Developer/Architect level position

* The client deals with the government and ITAR compliance so the individual that they hire will need to be a citizen.

Did you like it? Apply now!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The INFOCUS Experience

Here's the INFOCUS'12 onsite guide
Think of an event where you breathe JD Edwards.

Think of an event where you can reach and talk directly with the JD Edwards Experts from Denver.

Think of an event where you can have your questions answered or find the solution of a problem in your business.

Think of an event where you have the main vendors and solution providers in JD Edwards: solutions in Archiving, Business Intelligence, Reporting, Integration, Disaster Recovery and more.

Think about a personalized event focused solely in JD Edwards processes, techniques, solutions and new technologies.

This is the INFOCUS experience.

At INFOCUS we had sessions related to:

  • Upgrade
  • Human Capital Management
  • Manufacturing, Distribution and Supply Chain
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Financials
  • Agile and Collaboration techniques
  • BI Publisher / OneView Reporting
  • Asset Management
  • Advance Cost Accounting
  • Media Objects
  • Real State
  • Security
  • Global Implementations
  • Purge and Archive
  • SIG Meetings
  • Oracle Application Testing Suite - OATS
  • Mobile Applications
  • Business Services
  • Project Costing
  • VM Templates
  • Transportation Management
  • E1 Pages
  • Supplemental Data
  • Self Service
  • WebCenter
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Training...

... and much more!

On Wednesday, I got to the Omni Interlocken hotel just on time and I had no problems to get my badge. Then I talked with some folks from Oracle - which had their Support booth on the entrance and they gave me this Avengers poster. Yes, I put on a frame and it's in my office now!

By the afternoon when the event started, we had the Quest Welcome keynote with Jim Whalen from Quest and Dawn Baker from Oracle.

Jim Whalen at INFOCUS'12

Dawn Baker at INFOCUS'12

The schedule was well organized and we had time for the sessions as well as to stop by some vendors booths. We had a snack meantime. I could not make the Welcoming Networking Reception, but I heard it was nice there.

The Thursday started really early: 7:30 am for exhibitors and 8:30 am for the sessions. But I was really excited: I'd have my first presentation in a JD Edwards event! I talked about VM Templates implementation and my session was at 3:30 pm.

The lunch was served - I got two pastrami sandwiches on french bagette and chips. I was feeling a little bit overwhelmed and I decided to eat outside. I sat on a bench in front the main entrance with a beautiful golf course in front of me and the food was good, but had to be fast, because soon starts the another round of sessions and I had to be prepared for my own presentation.

The time has passed and now I got ready for the show! But, unfortunately my session was in the same time as Oracle's main session - Welcome to JDE Labs - What's Development Up to Now? - so I didn't get the public I was expecting.

Gustavo Barizon at INFOCUS'12

So far so good, I had a great experience. It was my first international presentation. For me was a dream come true and I did my best. At least nobody left the presentation before I finish. It was a good signal!

At 5:30 pm the "Taste of Colorado Party with Exhibitors" started on the 1st floor. Again, it was a great chance to meet people and talk with the experts. I just met a guy - who I don't remember the name - which gave me his drinks tickets. I just had one beer - from a local Colorado micro-brewery - Dawn Baker mentioned Colorado has the major per-capta micro-breweries in US on the Welcome keynote!

It's Friday!!
The last conference day. I have to confess I was exhausted. The night before I worked out too hard on the gym, and Friday morning I was in bad conditions! The morning passed, good education sessions a rapid cofee-break and then the Closing Networking Lunch. The food was delicious! The BBQ chicken breasts were juicy and I liked the combination with the potato salad and the shrimp kabob. On the table I met other folks, we chitchat a little bit and I left before the raffle of prizes.

If you're asking if worth the investment to participate in such event, I say YES. Absolutely. The INFOCUS is pure JD Edwards. Is all about JD Edwards and I couldn't find any disadvantage or any other issue. The event staff did their work, I had no trouble with the presentation infrastructure. Internet, sound and projector worked well. I see no other problems at all in other sessions. I strongly recommend the INFOCUS if you're looking for information on upgrade, new processes implementations and to see what's going on in the JD Edwards ecosystem.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

At Infocus 2012 now!

Infocus Agenda

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

10 am - 7:30 pm Registration Open
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Quest Welcome
1 pm - 1:50 pm Education Sessions
2 pm - 2:50 pm Education Sessions
3 pm - 3:50 pm Education Sessions
4 pm - 4:50 pm Education Sessions
5 pm - 5:50 pm IBM Keynote
6 pm - 7:30 pm Welcome Networking Reception

Thursday, November 8, 2012

7:30 am - 7 pm Registration Open & Quest Information Desk
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Networking Breakfast
7:30 am - 3:20 pm Exhibitor Showcase Open
8:30 am - 9:20 am Education Sessions
9:30 am - 10:20 am Education Sessions
10:20 am - 11:20 am Morning Break in Exhibitor Showcase
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Education Sessions
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Networking Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Education Sessions
2:20 pm - 3:20 pm Afternoon Break in Exhibitor Showcase
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Education Sessions < JDEFUSION Session - Implementing JD Edwards VM Templates!
4:30 pm - 5:20 pm Education Sessions
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Exhibitor Showcase Open
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm INFOCUS Party

Friday, November 9, 2012

7:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration Open & Quest Information Desk
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Networking Breakfast in Exhibitor Showcase
7:30 am - 11:20 am Exhibitor Showcase Open
8:30 am - 9:20 am Education Sessions
9:30 am - 10:20 am Super Session & Education Sessions
10:30 am - 11:20 am Education Sessions
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Education Sessions
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Closing Networking Luncheon

Sunday, November 4, 2012

JD Edwards BSSV Consultant - REMOTE WORK

New job opening at JDEFusion Career! 

Location: Candidate can work from Home
Salary: Open
Duration: 3 to 4 weeks

1) Should have experience in consuming external web service in JD Edwards.

2) Knowledge on XML and web service concepts.

3) Should have experience in proxy creation for external web service and JD Edwards Business service creation part.

 4) Should have knowledge on Configuration settings and soft coding concepts of BSSV consumption part.

 5) Have knowledge on C/C++ for constructing the XML input in C BSFN – good to have

Apply for this position at www.jdefusion.com/p/career.html

Saturday, November 3, 2012

JDEFusion.com Career Center

JDEFusion announces its Career Center focused in Oracle JD Edwards jobs opportunities.

This is a specialized service we're providing for the JD Edwards community. We'll analyze each application and offer and provide the assistance to match the best option with your profile.

This is not intended to be an automated service with hundreds of positions. We'll select the best opportunities, contact the originator for details and then we'll publish the offer.

Consider it as a personalized service for special professionals. You're special! You work with the best ERP in the market and you deserve a service like this.

How it works?

Just click in the option below and fill out the form. If you have a job to offer or just looking for a new opportunity in JD Edwards, we will help you!

Don't forget to upload your resume for our records. We may find a position for you even before to publish on the public job search.

I'm expecting the best for this service and I'll be personally committed to find the perfect spot for you!

Good luck and I hope to hear from you soon!

- Gustavo Barizon

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

A special Tweet!


I have to confess: I'm not a Twitter fan... Since today!

I've added a new Twitter gadget on JDEFusion.com which allows to see all mentions of @OracleJDEdwards and look what I found on Lyle Ekdahl's Twiter! I couldn't believe!

So, I'm writing to say thank you for this Tweet. This is very important for me and represents a lot, because I'm running this blog moved by my passion and for me that's the best recognition I could have.

Again, Lyle, thanks for the Tweet! :)

- Gustavo Barizon