7 Ways to Use JD Edwards Orchestrator to Grow Your Business
How Can I Use JDE Orchestrator to Grow my Business?
Growing a business invariably involves either changing, scaling up, or adding new systems. Whether this involves replicating an existing system for new users or redesigning workflows to enable different products or services, a tool like JD Edwards Orchestrator can make the difference between an expensive, time-consuming rollout vs. a smooth and easy one that provides a faster ROI.
JD Edwards Orchestrator is a tool for automating processes. You use it to create rules that govern how different systems interact once the appropriate input has been received. At its core, Orchestrator is simple: When a rule is triggered, an action takes place. With the most recent JD Edwards version, Orchestrator enables you to automate very complex, multifaceted functions, transforming a wide range of core business systems.
Here are seven ways to use JD Edwards Orchestrator to grow your business.
1. Automate Repetitive Tasks
Using Orchestrator to automate repetitive tasks can free up valuable human capital you can then leverage to enable growth. Instead of hiring and training new people, you can make better use of your current employees to grow your business. With Orchestrator, you can identify time-intensive, repetitive tasks your employees have to perform. You can then reinvest their energies into supporting a new process or service as you grow.
2. Integrate Third-Party Systems
With Orchestrator, you can integrate third-party systems and use their outputs as inputs that trigger orchestrations. You can add helpful third-party apps that can empower you to design new services or processes.
3. Set Up Notifications
The notifications feature of JD Edwards Orchestrator can alert anyone on your team whenever an orchestration protocol is activated. You can use this function to ensure team members have visibility into automated systems wherever they are. They are automatically kept in the loop regarding how and when systems are functioning.
4. Schedule Orchestrations Ahead of Time
You can schedule orchestrations in advance so processes can be completed overnight while your staff is sleeping. Rather than hiring extra people to perform tasks at night, you can orchestrate them, automatically getting them done.
For example, when adding new products, you can orchestrate functions within the Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing app. You can automate the production of component delivery reports, as well as adjust elements of the procurement process. When employees arrive in the morning, they can focus on other growth initiatives—knowing that Orchestrator works in the background to handle supply chain processes.
5. Extend Your Security Monitoring Infrastructure
Using JD Edwards Orchestrator in conjunction with EnterpriseOne Security allows you to expand your business without sacrificing visibility into your network,
who is using it, and which functions they’re utilizing. If someone tries to access an area they shouldn’t, orchestrations can automatically generate alerts and a
report of unauthorized activity.
There’s no need to invest in more IT staff to monitor a growing network or number of employees.
6. Use IoT Devices to Automate Core Business Functions
The ability of Orchestrator to not only process inputs from within JD Edwards World or EnterpriseOne but also from Internet of Things (IoT) devices opens up a vast array of possibilities. This makes it possible for a growing business to leverage input from sensors, meters, biometric devices, and more.
For instance, if you’re adding new equipment, you can set up your Financial Management Solutions app to take inputs based on the equipment’s power consumption. In this way, the new equipment’s cost of operation can be automatically factored into your analysis of the total cost of ownership (TCO).
7. Train New Employees
You can use Orchestrator and the Human Capital Management app to make it easier to train new employees. Within the Human Capital Management app, there’s a module that keeps track of employees’ progress toward professional development goals.
With new warehouse workers, for example, you can use Orchestrator and IoT devices to keep track of how many times they accurately moved boxes or components from one area to another. When they’ve surpassed the desired percentage threshold, you can inform them they have satisfied the requirement and they can move on to learning another task.