Everything You Need to Know About JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Release 9.2.5

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.5

On November 4, 2020, Oracle announced the release of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 9.2.5., focusing on digital transformation, user experience, system automation, security, and open platforms. As an Oracle Gold Partner, IntelliChief is proud to offer full support and seamless integration capabilities with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and our industry-leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform to help businesses maximize productivity by going paperless and automating business-critical processes. Below, our experts have outlined all the essential information you need to know about this update.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools to Accelerate Digital Transformation

What is digital transformation? It’s much more than a catchphrase. It’s a set of technologies, concepts, and process modifications that help businesses identify and streamline slow, inundated departments. The Oracle JD Edwards team is highly focused on developing their ERP to help businesses become more viable in an increasingly digital world. Depending on your company’s outlook and interests, your approach to digital transformation will differ from your competitors’. Ultimately, by embracing digital transformation, your organization is entering the digital economy with the tools it needs to succeed. Oracle states that digital transformation “transforms how you use your EnterpriseOne system and enhances its value to your business.” But what does this look like?

  • Comprehensive integration capabilities with third-party systems
  • Accurate data supported by real-time updates from all connected technologies and applications
  • Support for seamless office-remote workflows via Mobile Content Management
  • Define objective success criteria with the Assertion Framework for Orchestrations
  • Enhanced configuration between EnterpriseOne servers and Application Interface Services (AIS) servers
  • Upload multiple content types, including EnterpriseOne media objects and files, to REST-enabled content management systems
  • Superior choice and control of system resources by leveraging configurable AIS session initialization
  • Improvements to user experience by extending the EnterpriseOne user session to externally hosted web applications, allowing for the efficient use of shared data and resources
  • Optimizations to streamline the retrieval of large data sets through Orchestrator

User Experience Improvements for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.5

According to Oracle, “User experience enables you to optimize the EnterpriseOne user interface and align it with your user community and their business processes—without the technical development needed for and the future debt associated with traditional application customizations.”

User experience is centered around personalization and delivering positive experiences every time an ERP user engages with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.5. That means lightning-fast access to forms and data, streamlined collaboration with team members, and keeping interfaces clean and uncluttered. The updated EnterpriseOne centers around three key features, including:

  • Form extensibility improvements
  • Enhanced search criteria and actions for enterprise search
  • Improvements to application-level help, such as direct access to the JDE resource library from the drop-down menu in EnterpriseOne

System Automation Updates

Automating business processes in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne can be a challenging endeavor. It is no secret that manual tasks like data entry can create significant delays in your business processes. Automation is the go-to solution for this problem, but not all JD Edwards users are equipped with the necessary tools to leverage “true” automation capabilities that account for a broad range of situations and circumstances. For example, when part numbers don’t match on a PO, a third-party cross-reference table can help verify an invoice match to automate processing when the transaction would be flagged otherwise. Although an ECM solution featuring workflow automation capabilities is arguably the most effective way to unlock “straight-through processing” (no human intervention at all), the Oracle team has made some mild improvements to enhance native automation capabilities in EnterpriseOne, including:

  • Virtual batch queues
  • Removing the local database requirement to streamline Object Management Workbench (OMW) tasks and Save/Restore operations
  • Automated troubleshooting for kernel failures
  • Web-enabled OMW and Web-based package build and deployment

Enhancing Security

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.5 is focused on boosting security by eliminating vulnerabilities related to EnterpriseOne deployments. One simple addition that should have a massive impact out of the gate is support for longer and more complex database passwords as well as automated Transport Layer Security (TLS) configuration between the Server Manager console and its agents. They have also updated some of the verbiage dealing with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which facilitates secure communication between various JDE applications by supporting message encryption, data integrity, and authentication.

An Open Platform for Your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools

The Oracle JD Edwards development team continues to push the “open platform” concept to ensure customers have direct control over the underlying computing architecture of EnterpriseOne, giving them the ability to adapt to evolving industry needs and requirements and utilize the technology that best suits their unique business needs. From hardware to operating systems to databases, middleware, and browsers, JD Edwards is keen to provide a stable platform that embraces innovation. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.5 features support for 64-bit JD Edwards and UNIX platforms and numerous platform certifications, including:

  • Oracle Database 19c: IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit JD Edwards), HP-UX Itanium (64-bit JD Edwards), Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit JD Edwards), and local database for deployment server
  • Oracle Linux 8
  • Oracle SOA Suite
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 support for deployment server and Development Client
  • Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser 85
  • IBM i 7.4 on POWER Systems
  • IBM MQ Version 9.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Mozilla Firefox 78 ESR
  • Google Chrome 85

Additionally, EnterpriseOne 9.2.5 withdraws support for:

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 12.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft Edge Browser 42 and 44
  • Apple iOS 11

Optimize Your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP With IntelliChief

IntelliChief is an Oracle Gold Partner with formal integrations for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Our customers leverage IntelliChief to reduce manual data entry, embrace end-to-end automation, and help their JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP get smarter over time. To see IntelliChief in action for JD Edwards, visit our Resource Library.

Are you interested in learning more about how your organization can get the most out its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP? Contact IntelliChief today to learn more about our award-winning approach to Enterprise Content Management and Workflow Automation for JD Edwards.