HELP WANTED: With or Without (JDE UX One) Experience

HELP WANTED: With or Without (JDE UX One) Experience


By now you should be getting a hint that Oracle/JDE would like all of us to treat JD Edwards specifically EnterpriseOne as a “no code” or no programming experience necessary software (let’s save the discussion for JD Edwards World folks later).

Last month’s article on UDO is a prelude to this month. UX One is the umbrella of the JDE UDO feature. UX One is the latest advancement in the JDE EnterpriseOne user experience. We can be productive as quickly as possible and spend more time managing exceptions rather than mundane, routine task making JDE EnterpriseOne more efficient.

I remember the good old days when getting a JDE add-on feature felt like getting free chips during happy hour.

Oracle JD Edwards want us to have those chips all the time – happy hour and every hour!

With or without experience, we should get ready to embrace the fact that we can customize JD Edwards EnterpriseOne with little to no help from developers.

What is UX One

UX = (innovative) User Experience

One = (for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne)


Oracle is promising that JD Edwards UX One can provide an innovative user experience that will enable us users to perform our jobs more efficiently, using an Alert-Analyze-Act design paradigm. UX One notifies the user when a situation requires attention and then provides real-time, visualized data for improved decision-making. When action is required, UX One provides a direct path to the application. With role-based solutions and personalization options, UX One can help transform the user experience and enable users to work the way they want to work.


To work efficiently, most of us would like to get notified of what needs to get our attention most. Visuals of our most important transactions or business data to analyze or even troubleshoot and quickly act to resolve them or seek further assistance within our escalation process.  UX One enables us to do all that based on our role-based Landing or E1 pages. You can also review personalized forms from my previous article (With JDE EnterpriseOne, It’s Really Personal, link below) where we can build personalization and configuration to make our own JDE user experience.

Imagine seeing and getting important feedback in one place to help us make better decisions and move our business forward.


We don’t need to be on our company network and logged in to JDE to monitor and manage our business, this key business information is now in our smart devices. System alerts and notifications are sent where we can check and consume and then decide if we need to log in to further deal with the issue or pass on to our team or process escalation layer.

UX One Features and Benefits

  • Role-based landing pages based on the Alert, Analyze, Act design paradigm
  • Modernized graphical user interfaces that give you facts at-a-glance
  • Form Personalization for citizen developers for dynamic interface changes
  • CafeOne composite applications to bring together related information for a simplified user experience
  • Templates and utilities to help you create your own analytics
  • Data grouping for aggregations, including currency conversions
  • Springboards to place key tasks in a Composed Page
  • Navigation from charts to applications to help you drill down into data
  • Context menu navigation from charts to related applications

We will attempt to cover and provide more details and examples in future articles but let’s dive a bit deeper on one of the key features of JDE UX One - the dashboard.  I also pulled several UDO features from my article to highlight the key components of the dashboard.

Classic EnterpriseOne Pages - also referred to as E1 Landing Pages, introduced in Tools Release classic EnterpriseOne Pages are the first screen JDE end users see upon login to EnterpriseOne. They are HTML files, and can contain any HTML-enabled functionality, such as interactive process flows, URL links and web pages, company logos, and so forth that can be further personalized by role. It may require a bit of HTML coding to configure or create EnterpriseOne Classic Pages. It can contain images, graphs, alerts, or links.

Watchlists – enable users to define information to which they would like to be alerted. It is a collection of items that match custom or specific user-defined criteria. Common example is to create a threshold alert from list of customers with past due and uncollected receivables. Watchlists provide an easy way for this information to be conveyed to the AR collection team. Watchlists are built on the existing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne query framework and are therefore, only supported on forms that support queries.

VMI Account Manager Landing Page (Role Based Dashboard):

The above sample image from Oracle specific for the VMI Account Manager, shows the left pane of the landing page the watchlist alerts that notify the VMI Manager when critical issues reach certain defined thresholds. The manager defines what the warning and critical limits are for tasks associated with the Watchlists alerts. The manager can click the alert to go to the EnterpriseOne application that provides her/him with more information about the alert.

The center pane provides analytics so that the manager can review the status of the most important business processes. The manager can personalize delivered queries for the analytics, or they can create their own.

The right pane of the landing page is a springboard of tasks most commonly used by persons in the role, in this case the VMI Account Manager. These springboards enable the manager to act on the alerts and analytics.

JDE UX One has role-based landing pages for most of the product areas.

Over 50 UX One Roles and counting

JDE Enterprise One Landing Page is key to role-based UX One productivity and out of the box, Oracle delivers UX One role-based landing pages for a wide array of their JDE application modules. Chances are we can identify to one of more from the following roles to do our job and daily task effectively. This is the list of roles from Oracle as I type this article:

  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Accounts Receivable Manager
  • Assets Manager
  • Benefits Manager
  • Collections Manager
  • Credit Manager
  • Crop Production Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Field Manager
  • Field Service Manager
  • Field Service Supervisor
  • Fulfillment Manager
  • General Accounting Manager
  • Grower Contract Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Inventory Accounting Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Lease Administrator
  • Lessee Accounting Manager
  • Real Estate Lot Start Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Scheduler
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Pricing Operations Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Procurement Agreement Manager
  • Procurement Pricing Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Production Scheduler
  • Project Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Rental Operations Manager
  • Requisition Manager
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales Agreement Manager
  • Service Agent Manager
  • Service Contract Manager
  • Service Operations Manager
  • Shipping Supervisor
  • Strategic Buyer
  • Strategic Pricing Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • VMI Account Manager
  • VMI Agreement Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Winemaker
  • Wine Cellar Manager

Related to the roles, the following out of the box components are also delivered ready to be assigned or linked:

  • Over 130 Composite Pages
  • Over 342 EnterpriseOne Pages
  • Over 655 Queries
  • Over 335 Watch Lists
  • Over 140 Grid Formats
  • Over 1690 UDO’s
  • And around 100 Café One Objects

There’s more and the above are just teasers and preview on how to leverage what it can do, please stay tuned for part two as we further explore and dive deeper into the tool. We just need to remind ourselves that it’s available and UX One delivers the tools citizen developers need to configure and personalize the user experience.

I enjoy ending my articles consistent with “The Fastpath and Furious…” article wrap up, so let’s end again with a quote:

“Life Experience Is the Best Teacher” by David Letterman.

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