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A new experience on!

After almost a year, a new and redesigned web site for Innova9. With this new website, we'll be able to communicate better, educate better, and we launch a new initiative for integrations: We'are now Dell Boomi's Partner and we can build seamless integrations for on-prem, Cloud and hybrid business scenarios using JD Edwards' Orchestrator and the versatility of Dell Boomi. Also, we're launching our Products section, starting small with our JD Edwards' Sandbox installation and hosting as well as our Orchestrator Masterclass. There's more to come! Take a look at our Services: all focused on EnterpriseOne innovations, from UX One Enablement, to our new Online Help Desk, where we'll serve your Business Analysts, Power Users, and End Users with instant messages to help with UX and User Defined Objects activities. All in a super affordable price, available per user / per month on subscription base. Want more? Our articles now have a new place! Started with

Consuming data from Google Sheets / MS Excel in Office 365

Orchestrator is a REST / JSON tool that exposes - and consume data from and to JD Edwards. With that said, you can easily consume data from REST / JSON sources like Google Sheets and MS Excel in Office 365. You just need a browser, Orchestrator and internet connectivity! You can do data loads, as well as write data into the spreadsheet as well. What do you think about it?

Continuous Improvement

Do you think Continuous Improvement on JD Edwards will make your life better? Instead of disrupting your business in a "big-bang" approach, Oracle JD Edwards now embraces a continuous delivery methodology: small features, within short space of time. This means less disruption, more time to learn and take advantages of new features. Let's embrace these changes together? Follow innova9 here on LinkedIn

Use Orchestrator for Flat Files!

Are you on 9.2 and having a developer create batches (UBE's) to do integrations? Use Orchestrator instead! Orchestrator now handles files, so the other end doesn't need to be on REST / JSON for business services. Migrate your interfaces to Orchestrator and get the benefits: Lower costs: no development resources needed Accelerate production time: No packages builds User Defined Objects - UDOs promotion and security lifecycle Use scheduler: No need to pay extra buck for external schedulers Built in Notifications: notify when something happens Share the results: send the files via FTP / SFTP or REST internally or to other sites Contact us for an assessment on your current integrations, and save in the long-term by migrating your flat files interfaces to Orchestrator.

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Webinar - The Modern Accounts Payable in JD Edwards

Free Webinar from innova9! The Modern Accounts Payable. May 29th, 10am MT. Register here: Deep dive in the UX One's Accounts Payable manager role and discover the possibilities a modern ERP can bring to you. Enhance your performance thru the Alert, Analyze and Act paradigm and how to effectively use it for a better understanding of your company's AP situation. We'll build a notification based on Payee Control to Approval, so whenever you have a new payee control records to approve, the system will notify you, preventing any error and fraud, and enabling faster answer / approval from the AP Manager. After this session, users will return to their companies with a valuable content in hands, by completely understanding the AP Manager Dashboards for UX One, as well as the possibilities with the Notifications system. All the content is already available on JD Edwards 9.2.x and users will take this knowledge back to their sites and they will be able t

How to use Orchestrator after you build an Orchestration?

How to use Orchestrator, once I build the Orchestration? How it works? You probably saw a lot of videos and explanations about how practical is Orchestrator, right? But, have you asked yourself after you build the Orchestration, how to use it, or how it works? In this Master Class, you'll learn not only how to build Orchestrations, but also the foundation that enables you to expose any JD Edwards applications and processes as a Web Service. That's the idea: not only come with the solution, but give a solid base in the foundation, so you'll have a complete understanding on how it works. This will help you when thinking - or designing - your own integrations: no matter if it is with another system or an IoT device. By the way, I'll show how to use a temperature sensor to send information to Orchestrator / JD Edwards. Let's learn together?

Learn how to be an Orchestrator Master!

Let's talk in plain English now: Why would you need to know about Orchestrator? What impact it has in your business? Orchestrator will save your company time. Time is money. I'm not talking about only the latest integration technologies, where everyone in the process is up-to-date. I'm talking about on your reality today. Need to send a JD Edwards report via email to a manager? Save time and money by doing it using Orchestrator. Without a single line of code, you can schedule a batch job to run, and automatically send the PDF via email, or copy to a shared drive. That's one of many benefits of Orchestrator for your business. Join our Master Class and learn how Orchestrator works and all other benefits! You'll have all training materials, access to E1 with Orchestrator Studio and Client, and that will be a fun and engaging experience. The cost for it? Affordable, that's what I say. Contact us and let's learn together?

Orchestrator Master Class

Have you heard about Orchestrator? What it does? How to use it? How this can be a cost-saving to my company? Well, have these and other questions answered in this Orchestrator Master Class. In the past, if you want to do a Business Services integration, for example, get the correct Address from USPS, or check the FEDEX tracking information, you had to rely on a series of things: BSSV servers, Java coding, JDeveloper, a Developer or more and time. With Orchestrator, you can easily build this type of integration. No developer need. No BSSV servers, no JDeveloper... That's where the possibilities comes in place: Your company will be agile enough to provide this type of integrations to and from EnterpriseOne. Join me in this Master Calss and see how you can leverage this tool for the best performance. Are you not in 9.2 yet? No worries. We've got you covered: We have our labs with the latest and greatest release, so you can play with and build your business case. In t

The Digital Transformation Journey

What Lyle talked on his main keynote at Collaborate was profound. Digital Transformation is a journey. Embrace the modern and digital enterprise. We can help you in this journey by building your strategy on implementing the innovations available today. You may have the software but not using. Also, this is all about how people will react to the changes. Implemented in a good, fun and efficient way, the adoption happens with no problem. Their perception about their work will change. Start today! No matter if you're on 9.2 platform or thinking to upgrade. Start small, but ready to scale. Educate your users with the possibilities. Being digital isn't about trends. Being digital will save you money, will make you more efficient. The beauty of this digital revolution we're starting to live, is that you don't need to disrupt your business. You can do it smoothly at your pace and immediately benefit from it.

Form Extension

That's something HUGE! Imagine you - a Business Analyst - with the ability to add fields on forms without the need of a developer! Just imagine the cost savings on development, when sometimes a small change will consume the Business Analyst, a Developer, a CNC, at least 2 package builds and depending on the company, SOX procedures and a bunch of paperwork. Now, things became more simplified: You need that field that's not in the form, just add it. The coolest part now is: you can use it as a query criteria as well as Watchlists, even on One View Reporting! This is not only a field to show data, it's a "live field" that can interact with the EnterpriseOne components. I can't wait to see this working! I'm preparing my lab upgrade and contact us if you want to see this in first hand!

Mobile Employee Time Entry

A Mobile Employee Time Entry phone application is now available for employees to easily capture, review, and submit their time whether they are in the office or at the job site. This application can be configured to meet the specific data collection requirements of each role in an organization, providing users a simple user interface limited to the time card information relevant to their role. A graphical representation presents users with a view of the time card status and hours entered for the period.

QuickTips #8 - Webinar recap - Extending Your Business Value on Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 9.2

Innova9 QuickTips # 8  In our QuickTips series, we'll show a recap on last week's webinar from Oracle about extending the business value with JD Edwards. JD Edwards isn't only a passive player on ERP scenario. It's a platform. A platform that can grow with your business and connect with your devices. A platform that can send you notifications based on exceptions and a mobile platform too. JD Edwards is growing. Growing towards and Automated Platform for your business. It's agile and a beautiful piece of software. I love it. If you didn't watch Bob's webinar, here's what he talked about. I hope you enjoy. Share with your co-workers!

JD Edwards Provisioning Console

Not everything in life is perfect! Failure is part of the process!

One-Click Provisioning Console for Simplified Upgrades

There's a new simplified process using One-Click Provisioning Console. I've been using the Provisioning Console for Docker and I can tell you it simplifies the JD Edwards installation. If the same simplicity comes to the Upgrades, that will be a game changer to keep the system code-current. Keep an eye on this!

QuickTips #7 - Innova9

QuickTips #7 - Yes! Innova9! Innovation on 9's! No matter if you're on 9.1, about to migrate to 9.2, or already on 9.2, the reality is the same: people are BUSY. Busy keeping the project moving, the lights on. You don't have time to implement the new features, or rethink in a smart way how to take advantage on what JD Edwards gives to you. You need help of experienced professionals to leverage results based on innovative strategies and tools. We're here to help. We know this is not about technology. It's about PEOPLE. Contact us and we'll help you to trace a roadmap where you'll have the best results and return of investment on the JD Edward's innovations already available to you. No matter if you have 10 users or 600 users. We have a plan to scale based on your needs!

Collaborate Session #111580 - Accounts Payable in UX One Perspective

Join our session on AP if you want to see where you can go with AP in 9.2. Not only about UX One Landing Pages.  I'll showcase the difference between the traditional model, where you have to dig the system for information, to the modern AP, where the information flows to your hands. You'll see a proactive approach instead of a reactive. AP now is mobile. You'll see how JD Edwards position itself as a mobile platform and try by yourself the mobile apps designed exclusively for AP. See a low-code / no-code approach on personalizing your JD Edwards experience, by using CafeOnes, and Personal Forms. As a bonus, we'll showcase how a Business Analyst can setup an Orchestration for AP interfaces as well as demo a Self Service Portal using Kiosk / Simplified mode. Bring your smart phone! This session will be interactive! Working hard to make the better experience for you and you'll take home lots of ideas to implement immediately! Looking forward to see you there!

Task Search

Did you feel lost in the JD Edwards' menus? Yes, indeed. JD Edwards is quite complex software. There's 40+ years of processes improvements, and the software handles a lot of information. Even though you work hard on personalizing your menus, it's quite hard for someone who's just starting in the system to catch things up. A handy new feature on 9.2 is the Task Search. Basically, you type what you want to do in JD Edwards and if there's something related in the menus, you'll have it there! For example, you want to enter vouchers, type "Voucher Entry" on your Fast Path and hit Enter. You'll see all the results for Voucher Entry, and then you chose the right one for you. Simple, but, efficient. If you want to see a quick demo or need more details on how to implement that, contact us!

Long User ID and Password

That's something I'm curious. As far as I remember, I've never been to a customer with this feature enabled. If you're on 9.1.5.x or 9.2, yes, you can enable both Long User ID and Long Password in your system! You don't need to keep the standard 10 characters limit, sometimes crazy user ID anymore. Use your email.  So much talking on security today, it's a big trend. The first step is to make more characters available, for a better password. Contact us if you want to see how an EnterpriseOne behaves with Long User ID and Password. I have an instance on Docker with this feature up and running!
Orchestrator has a super useful scheduler built-in. It enables you to schedule virtually any job / application to run periodically based on your needs. If you're not using Orchestrations because you think it's only for IoT, you need to review these concepts. You can actually create - and schedule - Orchestrations to copy records from JD Edwards tables to an external database, or change a status based on conditions. You name it! This is all about getting your job done.

QuickTips #6 - JD Edwards Mobility

JD Edwards Orchestrator

Use Orchestrator for interfaces! I personally had some hiccups on how to make the outbound calls with Orchestrator, to consume a REST service from another system, so after extensive research and patience, things went OK! Yes, Orchestrator can save your company a lot of money for interfaces in comparison to BSSV. Business Services still has its place, but Orchestrator is a great alternative! Contact us if you want to save money on converting your existent BSSV to Orchestrator interfaces!

JD Edwards Mobile Apps

Are you using JD Edwards Mobile Apps? Start small. Now. Yes, take a simple approach, like Watchlists mobile app, and see how it works.  With little effort - and investment - you can immediately start leveraging the power of mobility and then moving to another scenarios, based on your industry and needs. Contact us for information on how to build a mobile strategy for your JD Edwards 9.1 or 9.2!

JD Edwards Notifications

Is your company using Notifications? We can make your JD Edwards to become your "Central Command" for your business operations! Contact us and we'll show you how!

QuickTips #5 - Docker

On this QuickTips, we want to talk about the next datacenter evolution: Docker Containers. Yes, JD Edwards runs as Docker Containers and that means a lot for its evolution. Containers can give a more dynamic usage to EnterpriseOne, from high-available configurations, to hot-upgrades. Processes that took in the past days or weeks, now with Docker you can do in matter of hours - if not minutes. To start though, we recommend using it as sandbox and disposable environments. You can quickly preserve an instance, so whenever you need to refresh your environment, you can do in minutes and start again. This is very useful for testing and upgrades. Contact us if you want to see a JD Edwards environment running on Docker Containers.

CafeOne is all about being more productive!

CafeOne is a great way to start with User Defined Objects. It will save you many clicks and give you a holistic vision about your business processes. You will be more productive by creating the concepts of "central commands" where you can have all your main applications concentrated in different layouts. Contact us and we'll be more than happy to showcase how to better use it - and also show how it works to use as a Media Objects Viewer! 

JD Edwards Watchlists

You can have Watchlists enabled in your 9.2 as part of UX One Restricted Use License of One View Reporting. This means you don't need to pay for OVR licensing - which Watchlists is based. A full user license is required to create new Watchlists or analytics, but there's plenty useful ones right off the bat for you to use.

JD Edwards Enterprise Search

If you are on 9.2 and still not using Enterprise Search, talk to us and we'll help you to build your strategy on having your own "Google" inside EnterpriseOne!

JD Edwards Personal Forms

Use List View Grid Format TODAY!

QuickTips #04 - List View Grid Format

QuickTips #3 - Personal Forms

You can now change the fields in your application in a super easy way! No need to have developers involved!

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