JDE Upgrade in 100 Working Days (or less!)

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Let Mitchell & Associates help you move to the latest version of the JD Edwards solution!

We have upgraded 41 companies and implemented 6 new ones to JDE EnterpriseOne in the last 7-years!


Give us one day, and we will provide you with a classroom based workshop which explores our methodology for a complete JD Edwards EnterpriseOne upgrade project. The workshop will be built around the primary elements of planning and technical activities.

The workshop topics include:

(1) Building a business case
(2) Working with custom code
(3) Data management and migration
(4) Hardware (on premise) and cloud considerations
(5) Testing
(6) Training
(7) Best practices
(8) Project team organization
(9) Go live activities

Whether in partnership with your in-house staff, in close coordination with your chosen service provider, or as a remote service, Mitchell & Associates Consulting offers the most cost-effective choice for JD Edwards upgrades at the lowest risk.

Most companies view upgrades as part of a regular "fitness plan" that provides continuous momentum and agility. Upgrades can also leverage enhanced functionality, lowering the cost and risk of costly customizations. Embedded best practices and enhanced performance and scalability are additional advantages to upgrading.

With more than 20-years in the industry, Mitchell & Associates Consulting is your safest choice in planning and executing your upgrades.


JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting

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Oracle Introduces Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting

New Solution Enables Robust, Integrated Reporting Capabilities that Improve Decision Making and Productivity

News Facts

Extending its commitment to helping customers achieve operational excellence, Oracle today announced Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting.


Part of Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1, an integrated applications suite of comprehensive enterprise resource planning software, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting is a real time reporting solution designed specifically for end users that enables improved productivity and enhanced real-time decision making by providing users with a simplified and clear view of the essential data necessary to effectively execute business processes.


The new solution empowers end users and reduces IT support spend by delivering an extensive library of 178 pre-built reports designed to answer the most common business questions from across the enterprise. End Users can personalize the delivered reports, or develop new reports on demand as needed.


To further simplify the consumption of information for casual and power users, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting leverages the advanced capabilities of Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher to enable users to easily access and personalize transaction data into customized lists, charts, graphs and tables.


In addition, by combining essential transaction data and master data, including associated descriptions and category codes, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting delivers a clear and concise view of operational activities and enables end users to easily access data for simple or sophisticated reports.


JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting covers reporting across the enterprise, including the functional areas of:


·         Financials

·         Inventory

·         Procurement

·         Manufacturing

·         Sales

·         Capital Asset management

·         Human Resources

·         Payroll

·         Projects

·         Real Estate Management 


Supporting Quotes

·         “To effectively execute business processes and make informed decisions, organizations need to give all their employees quick and easy access to real-time data,” said Lyle Ekdahl, group vice president general manager, Oracle’s JD Edwards. “With JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting, Oracle is allowing organizations to have the tools in place to deliver the right data to the right person at the right time. The new release complements the comprehensive enhancements delivered in Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 by providing users with the ability to achieve a simplified and clear view of the essential data necessary to effectively execute business processes.”


·         “In order to be competitive in today’s environment, it is essential to be able to access real-time data to make quick, informed business decisions,” said Brian Gleason, president and CEO, Des-Case Corporation. “Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting allows even a casual user to view data, create reports on demand and personalize those reports to improve business processes, increase productivity and enhance the decision making process.”


·         Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting is a tier one solution which allows organizations of all sizes to easily access business data and create reports across the enterprise,” said Steve May, vice president, Terillium. “With the capability for end users to create and customize reports on demand, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting gives companies the tools to make decisions based on real-time data.” 


Supporting Resources

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting 

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting Screenshots 

Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting Webcast



What's New in Oracle User Productivity Kit 3.6.1

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Capture, retain, and disseminate critical organizational process knowledge to ensure the success of your enterprise applications, accelerate user adoption, and prepare your organization to be productive from day one with Oracle UPK and Tutor.

Through knowledge transfer, Oracle UPK and Tutor drive user productivity and mitigate risk through all phases of the project lifecycle. These complementary products provide a simple and comprehensive content development, deployment, and maintenance platform specifically designed for project team members and line of business owners. With these tools, the project team will dramatically reduce the time to deployment and ensure end user adoption - the single biggest barrier to enterprise application success. Supporting applications from Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft as well as all other enterprise applications, Oracle UPK and Tutor will help organizations achieve the highest return on their enterprise application investment.

Oracle Tutor is used to document an organization's "People to People" activities, the ‘what and when' level that is above how to use a business application. Tutor is a MS Word based suite of products that streamline writing, deploying, and maintaining procedures and supporting process documentation. By using Tutor pre-built model content during the blueprinting phase, project teams can collaborate and quickly document current state business practices, ensuring all aspects of each process are addressed. Business process documentation developed with Tutor also adds value by providing auditors with a transparent sustainable architecture of information supporting compliance.

Oracle UPK provides a collaborative development environment to create system related assets - the "People to System" documentation - which are used throughout the project lifecycle. With the ability to produce multiple outputs through a single recording session, Oracle UPK reduces content development time and cost. Rapidly produce materials for all phases of the software lifecycle – from test scripts, system process documents, and interactive simulations, to job aids, instructor manuals, and in-application performance support. Oracle UPK is key to capturing knowledge, increasing productivity and reducing overall software implementation costs.


JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Integration to Primavera

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Integration Provides Single Version of Truth to Help Manage Projects From Both Field and Office

Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 23, 2010


News Facts


To help bridge the gap between enterprise resource planning (ERP) and construction project management, Oracle has introduced Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Integration to Primavera Contract Management.


A construction project management solution for the engineering and construction and oil and gas industries, as well as other project-oriented organizations, this new pre-built two-way integration between Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s Primavera Contract Management helps deliver end-to-end job costing, enabling organizations to follow best practices for budgeting, subcontract management, change management, issues management and payment expedition.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Integration to Primavera Contract Management helps eliminate inconsistency in project-related reporting from financial and project management systems by providing a single source of the truth and eliminating redundant data entry.


Features and Benefits


The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Integration to Primavera Contract Management helps organizations overcome fragmented processes that lead to lack of business alignment, low predictability in project execution and performance, and inconsistency in business decision-making.


The integration provides the following features:


  • Change and issue management capabilities help ensure all stakeholders are aware of changes to both projects and purchase orders;
  • Role-based participation that enables users to use the application that is relevant to their role in the organization and within projects, while information flows freely across applications; and
  • A global business platform to help organizations standardize and simplify project management.


The integration helps organizations achieve:


  • Consistency in project-related reporting from financial and project management systems;
  • Reduced project risks by ensuring all stakeholders are making decisions with the same information;
  • Alignment between organizational strategy, project execution, and results; Clear oversight of project costs and financial management;
  • Governance over project-related decisions; and
  • single version of truth about the organization’s projects and subcontracts.


Supporting Quote


“Change management is key to successful projects and programs,” said Joel Koppelman, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle’s Primavera Global Business Unit. “Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Integration to Primavera Contract Management helps deliver a single version of truth to project-intensive organizations so that all stakeholders are aware of changes to project costs and purchase orders. This enables them to plan, anticipate change both in the field and in the finance department, and eliminate risks that may cause a project to be delayed or come in over budget.”

Benefits of Oracle’s Applications Unlimited Program

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New Capabilities in the Latest Releases are Being Adopted by Customers Across Multiple Industries

COLLABORATE 2010 – Las Vegas, NV – April 19, 2010

News Facts

Demonstrating its continued commitment to life-time support, new enhancements, and next-generation application innovation with the Oracle “Applications Unlimited” program, Oracle announced that global customers, including BP America, McDonald’s, The Principal Financial Group and Standard Pacific Homes have implemented Oracle Applications.
First debuted in 2006, Oracle Applications Unlimited has become a trusted and proven strategy for customers because of Oracle’s major investments in all application product lines and the key focus to drive new features and easier updates based on customer input.
Oracle E-Business Suite: Oracle® E-Business Suite Release 12.1 provides organizations of all sizes, across all industries and regions, with a global business foundation that helps them reduce costs and increase productivity through a portfolio of rapid value solutions, integrated business processes and industry-focused solutions. The latest version of the Oracle E-Business Suite was designed to help organizations make better decisions and be more competitive by providing a global or holistic view of their operations.
Abu Dhabi Media Company, Agilysis, C3 Business Solutions, Chicago Public Schools, Datacard Group, Guidance Software, Leviton Manufacturing, McDonald’s, MINOR International, Usana Health Sciences, Zamil Plastic Industries Ltd. and Zebra Technologies are just a few of the organizations that have deployed the latest release of the Oracle E-Business Suite to help them make better decisions and be more competitive, while lowering costs and increasing performance.
PeopleSoft Enterprise: Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1 was developed with feedback from more than 150 customers, and offers a broad range of new features designed to accelerate business performance, increase user productivity and lower the cost of ownership. Reflecting an updated and enhanced User Interface, PeopleSoft Enterprise applications now incorporate Web 2.0 collaboration tools such as chat, wikis, discussion forums and tagging to help users engage and connect with others in their knowledge network. In addition, feature-rich dashboards and workbenches include embedded analytics to promote business insight and user productivity.
Hundreds of customers recognize the value of PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1 and are deploying the latest release, including City of Charlotte, The Diesel Group, Diversey, Inc., Ernest Health, Inc., Horry County Schools, The Principal Financial Group, Ricoh Electronics, University of Calgary and University of Central Florida. Additionally, The Carlyle Group, Navigant Consulting, Inc., and UMB Financial Corporation are net-new PeopleSoft Enterprise customers acquired in recent months.
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World: Oracle’s dedication to Applications Unlimited for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s JD Edwards World is proven by the delivery of 12 product releases and seven new modules since the acquisition in 2005. Additionally, the integrations Oracle has delivered between JD Edwards and other Oracle products can give customers powerful capabilities not available in their current solution to enable best-practices.
Across industries, customers who have seen value in adopting the latest releases of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and JD Edwards World include Arcturus Realty Corporation, Boston Properties, Graymont, Maxco Supply, Inc., School District of Manatee County, Standard Pacific Homes, Texas Medical Association, Turner Industries Group, The Weitz Company and Wyoming Refining Company.
Siebel CRM: The world's most complete customer relationship management (CRM) solution, Oracle's Siebel CRM helps organizations differentiate their businesses to achieve maximum top- and bottom-line growth. It delivers a combination of transactional, analytical, and engagement features to manage all customer-facing operations. The recent release of Oracle’s Siebel CRM 8.2 Public Sector was designed to help governmental agencies deliver a wide range of social services, such as UI, Medicaid, and pensions, to clients more efficiently and effectively. As part of Oracle’s end-to-end Social Services offering, Siebel CRM 8.2 was integrated with Oracle Policy Automation 10 to greatly simplify benefit and eligibility determination, as well as automate the change management process for new laws and regulations.
Oracle CRM On Demand: Oracle CRM On Demand Release 17 is Oracle’s biggest release yet, including four new products, 417 new features and 76 customer-driven enhancements and reinforcing Oracle’s ongoing commitment to continued innovation. With Oracle CRM On Demand Release 17, users can take advantage of expanded forecasting and analytics capabilities, including revenue and quantity-based forecasting and real-time pipeline analysis against current and historic forecasts; new productivity and usability features, such as heads-up display navigation and automated time-based workflows; and simplified administration through automated migration and mass data loading tools. Oracle CRM On Demand Release 17 Life Sciences edition provides the first single-vendor, SaaS-based, end-to-end Life Science “Sales On the Go” solution, including offline call planning, samples management with signature capture and integrated product detailing.
Oracle CRM customers such as Boise, Inc., Boston Market, Del Monte, Dundee Wealth, Emerson and U.S. Foodservice are using either Siebel CRM or Oracle CRM On Demand.
Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Oracle's Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management helps project-intensive businesses manage the entire project portfolio lifecycle for projects of all sizes. Companies turn to Primavera project portfolio management solutions to help them make better portfolio management decisions, evaluate the risks and rewards associated with projects, apply governance to their project decisions and processes, and determine whether there are sufficient resources with the right skills to accomplish the work. Primavera solutions provide the project execution and control capabilities needed to successfully deliver projects on time, within budget and with the intended quality and design.
Customers including BE Aerospace, Bell Helicopter, BP America, British Energy - part of EDF Energy, Colas, Inc., Hill International, Inc., U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Utah Department of Transportation continue to see value from the latest Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solutions.

About Oracle Applications Unlimited

Oracle is committed to providing on-going development enhancements to current Oracle Applications, including the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World, Siebel CRM, Oracle CRM On Demand and Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management beyond the delivery of Oracle Fusion Applications.
The "Applications Unlimited" program was created to give customers more visibility into product roadmaps, more choice in determining their future application plans, and more value from their existing application developments.
Oracle will work with its customer advisory boards and user groups to define customer-driven roadmaps and future enhancements.

Supporting Quotes

“Leviton Manufacturing makes a very diverse line of products including electrical devices and data center products that we sell globally. We upgraded to the latest version of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 to support our service business with change management, purchasing, accounts payable, and our internal IT help desk,” said Bob MacTaggart, CIO of Leviton Manufacturing. “We consolidated seven Web sites that we used to host individually onto iStore. In addition, we run a site, using the Oracle E-Business Suite configurator, pricing and quoting for our sales agents to do configuration work. This site can now generate a complete sales proposal using Oracle functionality; we actually generate CAD drawings - the actual drawings themselves - based on configuration results. It used to take six to eight weeks to generate these drawings and now it's all done online in an hour to two hours by our sales agents themselves, totally self-service. It does everything they need. From our point of view that is a major business success. Not only is it a very cool, innovative application, but it also puts us about two years ahead of our competition.”
“As a new PeopleSoft customer, Navigant Consulting has been very pleased with our decision to deploy PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1. We have also been happy with the quality of the 9.1 applications we are implementing,” said Julia Manson, director of applications, Navigant Consulting. “We were in the middle of a net-new 9.0 implementation but decided to extend our project timeline to implement 9.1. We feel we made the right choice because we were able to eliminate quite a few customizations due to the functionality improvements in the 9.1 applications. Also, our end users are appreciating the intuitive interface of the PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1 applications.”
“Our upgrade to version 9.0 of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (from Xe) was smooth and relatively straightforward. We remain impressed and pleasantly surprised with the under-the-covers investments in the technology foundation. Boston Properties values a partner like Oracle that continues to invest its R&D dollars in enhancements that enable our IT staff to be more responsive and our operations more efficient,” said James J. Whalen, Jr., senior vice president, chief information officer, Boston Properties.
"As one of America's premier foodservice distributors with more than 250,000 customers, U.S. Foodservice required a CRM system that could match our size, continuing growth, and ambitious goals," said Bridget Warns, senior director, Customer Engagement and Integration, U.S. Foodservice. "Last year we chose Oracle CRM On Demand to build an entirely new CRM implementation for close to 6,000 users. The ease-of-use, speed-to-market and deployment, robust reporting and integration capabilities in Oracle CRM On Demand made our decision a simple one. We are extremely impressed with Oracle's commitment to their customers, and the unparalleled track record of Applications Unlimited shows that we made the right choice.”
“Hill International manages very complex construction projects all over the world, in which we face hurdles such as coordinating multiple contractors and resources. If changes to schedules, delivery of materials or other factors cause one phase or part of a project to veer off schedule, we need to be able to minimize the effects of those changes on other phases of construction – and ensure that we do not lose time or money as a result ,” said Shawn Pressley, vice president of project management systems and development, Hill International, Inc. “We have been able to work efficiently by implementing and using an integrated technology approach that includes Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, Oracle’s Primavera Contract Management and Oracle’s Primavera Risk Analysis. These Primavera solutions enable us to look ahead and see what we can expect as a result of changes, and then work out a solution to maximize efficiency and budgets.”
“Oracle is committed to the continued development and support of our applications,” said Steve Miranda, SVP of Oracle Application Development. “The latest versions of our Applications have demonstrated that commitment with customer-driven enhancements and upgrades. Both new and existing customers have responded positively to our commitment and continue to adopt and realize value with Oracle Applications.”
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