Our most-anticipated event of the year, COLLABORATE has come to end but the learning continues on. Each year, this conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and networking.
Here’s a recap of some key points made at COLLABORATE17.
COLLABORATE this year revolved around three themes: hybrid cloud, business analytics and professional development.
Hybrid Cloud – Many companies are on the cloud journey, but it’s not simply rip-and-replace, they’re still using on-premises applications and figuring out where the cloud makes the most sense for them.
Business Intelligence – The data in your database is critical, but only to the extent that you can present it to business users to benefit the company. Making use of that data with tools like the JD Edwards IoT Orchestrator enable EnterpriseOne customers to collect, filter, analyze and act on real-time data as it is being transmitted by IoT devices.
Professional Development – A focus on how IT is able to handle the rapidly changing industry landscape, asking ourselves, “What are the things I’m going to need to learn in order to continue my career?”
Oracle Senior VP of Product Development Lyle Ekdahl made several important announcements during his keynote:
- Extended Lifetime support for latest JD Edwards releases. World A9.4 will be supported through 2025 and EnterpriseOne 9.2 through 2028.
- Planned roadmap release highlights on 9.2 Code Line. JDE is switching from major releases to enhancements and modules.
- JDE Labs current initiatives include machine learning and cognitive computing, virtual assistant, beacons and cloud containers.
- 50 new JD Edwards UX One solutions enable users to perform their jobs better using an Alert-Analyze-Act design paradigm.
Watch the full keynote video below.
Venture Tech’s Customer Story Session with Omron Brazil
Our breakout session this year was called How to build a JD Edwards process model and deploy it globally. Venture Tech Project Manager David Klen and Omron Brazil IT Manager Mauricio Santos lead an exploration into one customer’s approach to accomplishing a collaborative, multi-cultural model build and deployment.
A challenge to any business’ ERP project is to define and build a process model that serves the business and is accepted by the users and minimizes change. Imagine building one that incorporates multiple businesses from different systems, countries and cultures from the outset. Now sprinkle in acquisitions along the way that changes planned timelines and assumptions.
Being flexible and adaptable to a changing business landscape is a must, but equally important is how to manage the change, govern the model and motivate the teams over the long haul. If you wish to know more about this customer case study, contact us here.