Over the next several months, GSI, Inc. will be conducting a series of educational workshops around the country on various JD Edwards topics that may be of interest to you. There will be no costs for attendees. The first two workshops will take a deep dive look into two cloud deployment options; private cloud and hybrid cloud for JD Edwards. The third will be focused on upgrading EnterpriseOne 9.2.
PMO's (Project Management Offices)
We are currently engaged in multiple projects across our Enterprise, each with its own requirements, staffing and delivery dates. While IT departments traditionally 'manage' projects within the Enterprise, times have changed. With today's emphasis being placed on getting more "bang for the buck," IT has been challenged to rein in projects and their costs. In order to accomplish this, many organizations have created Project Management Offices, or PMO's, as a way to create IT efficiency, cut costs, and improve on project delivery in terms of time and budget.
The latest buzz words and newest technology to revolutionize the business world appears to be "in the Cloud." A significant paradigm shift in technology occurred with the rapid movement towards Cloud computing. At GSI, we had to start somewhere and I imagine many of you reading this article are in the same boat.
Cloud Computing Defined
Cloud computing in one word equals internet. More specifically, however, it involves taking an electronic device (PC, laptop, tablet, smart phone), connecting via a web-based application like a browser or private authentication procedure to the internet. This provides access to information, applications, databases, etc. needed to do your job or run your business. These reside on servers at a selected host company that provides redundancy, storage space, software, security and scalability either on a subscription basis or pay-as-you-go option.
JD Edwards is designed to insulate users and administrators from the hardware and database. This is part of the spirit of CNC - Configurable Network Computing. The CNC concept means that with only JD Edwards tools, a user can perform select, insert, update, delete, create, and drop operations on any table. Because you don't have to know what database or operating system is being used in JD Edwards, you don't need to have any specific database skills. Without ever leaving EnterpriseOne, you can do full environment refreshes, table copies, add new indexes, and much more. The best part is that it is all controlled by JDE security. You never have to touch the database to do your day-to-day job.
Have you ever wondered how IT keeps your JD Edwards system up and running on the latest software and application features and functions? Ever wonder how all those "fixes" that people refer to from Oracle get implemented within your system? Oracle provides its' clients with a simple, electronic technique to update the JD Edwards system for these fixes or enhancements. The fixes and enhancements are called ESUs (Electronic Software Updates) or ASUs (Application Software Updates), they will deliver your organization with the most recent JD Edwards' foundations and applications. This way you can continue to make the most of your investment and have confidence that your system is operating as designed.
When moving goods from one branch to another in JD Edwards, the process most often used in the transfer order (aka ST/OT). This works well especially when there is distance between the locations as shipping paperwork may be required to transport the materials. Also, there may be a time delay between the shipment and receipt and the ST/OT process removes the quantities from the stock status report while the goods are in transit. You would also need this process in the event the shipping branch is transferring the products with a markup, allowing for the proper recording of revenue and cost of goods sold.