JDE INFOCUS 2022: Top 10 Sessions to Improve Your Roadmap

Top 10 Sessions at JD Edwards INFOCUS

With a planned product roadmap until 2032 and beyond, Oracle has made significant investments in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2. Join us virtually October 24-27 for Quest’s JDE INFOCUS 2022 to dive deep into Release 23, Orchestrator, No code/low code, Digital ERP, JD Edwards on OCI, Automation, UX One, Personalization/Extensibility and more!

To help connect the dots to your JD Edwards future, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 most-innovative sessions not to miss at JDE INFOCUS 2022. Add any or all of the sessions to your agenda by clicking the “Add to Calendar” dropdown bar and selecting your calendar preference. We look forward to seeing you there!

1. JD Edwards Keynote--Welcome to INFOCUS 2022

Gary Grieshaber, Vice President, ERP a application Development at Oracle America, Inc

Paul Houtkooper, Vice President Oracle EnterpriseOne Development at Oracle America, Inc

Ken Piddington, Vice President and CIO at U.S. Silica Company

Monday, October 24 | 10:00 PM - 11:00 AM EDT

Session ID: 102720

Kickoff JD Edwards INFOCUS 22 with Gary Grieshaber, Group Vice President of Applications Development and Paul Houtkooper, Vice President of Applications Development sharing their vision for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 and how customers have a competitive advantage by leveraging JD Edwards Digital Platform to drive innovation. Join Gary and Paul for an entertaining update on the future of ERP.

2. JDE Product Update and Roadmap: Release 23

Jeff Erickson, Senior Director Product Management at Oracle America, Inc

Paul Houtkooper, Vice President Oracle EnterpriseOne Development at Oracle America, Inc

Monday, October 24 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Session ID: 102390

Release 23 delivers innovative solutions that help you optimize your JD Edwards applications, enable those applications to be the core of your digital initiatives, and simplify and automate everything to do with managing your JD Edwards instances.  Release 23 also begins our journey of moving toward intelligent ERP.  Join this session as we highlight the value of Release 23 and preview the next steps in our journey.

3. Orchestrator Product Updates from Engineering

A.J. Schifano, Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc

Haiyan Wang, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Oracle America, Inc

Bryan Brewer, IT & Operations Manager (Quest Board Member) at Womble Company Inc.

Nicole Laurent, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Oracle America, Inc

Roy Orgill, Director Product Development at Oracle America, Inc

Monday, October 24 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT

Session ID: 102330

As the anchor of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne digital platform, Orchestrator continues to be the catalyst that leads customers toward automation, integration, and simplification. Orchestrator continues to evolve to meet ever-expanding use cases, enhancement requests, and technological innovations. Join this fast-paced session for a review of the Orchestrator enhancements delivered over the past several quarters, as well as a glimpse of the roadmap for the future.

4. Stop Training, Start Onboarding – Moving To Proficiency and Sustainability.

Thomas Colbert, Director of Organizational Change Management at Terillium, Inc.

Tuesday, October 25 | 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Session ID:101760

Couple remote workforces, with systems, business, and markets changing faster than ever, training needs to move from the keyboard to the organization.  Deploying an Active Trainer model is more than a one-time training event. It’s a learning and documentation program that will support the needs of the users.  Producing an onboarding approach to end-user training resulting in long-term sustainability and repeatability.   Based upon many years of implementation experience and a proven methodology, this session will present a comprehensive, systematic, and straightforward model for system implementations.  Using both sequential and iterative processes, participants will receive a blueprint to effectively onboard users to acceptance and proficiency – before making the actual change, and long after go-live.


  • Outline of a practical training model that starts at the inception of a project, accounts for each stakeholder, and results in proficiency at go-live.
  • Review and integration of proven tools and techniques, social media, tactical communication, knowledge management and documentation, and impact management will be outlined as part of the model.
  • Enterprise/local go-live/post go-live support and continuous onboarding solutions will be presented as part of the overall training model.

5. Voucher Match Automation: More Powerful with Release 23

Angelin Isaac, Director, EnterpriseOne Development, Financials at Oracle America, Inc

Wednesday, October 26 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT

Session ID:102470

Voucher Match Automation (VMA) eliminates the need to manually match Supplier Invoices to Purchase Orders and Receipts.  Release 23 enables you to process additional invoice lines like Freight charges through VMA, increasing the level of automation and decreasing the number of transactions that require manual touch.  Join this session to learn more.

6. Create Compelling and Effective Notifications with Rich Formatting

Michele Hall, Senior Principal Quality Engineer at Oracle America, Inc

A.J. Schifano, Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc

Wednesday, October 26 |1:45 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

Session ID:102590

Plain text is so…plain. But a well-designed, richly formatted message, including fonts, tables, and embedded graphics, carries a sense of professionalism, branding, and readability for the recipient. Attend this session to see what’s possible with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 22 and how to use Orchestrator and notifications to get your message out with a bit of style and panache.

7. The Case for Moving to Cloud Apps

Angela Enyeart, Senior Director, Product Management at Oracle America, Inc

Wednesday, October 26 | 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

Session ID:102410

This session explores cloud options JD Edwards customers.  Navigating the many Oracle Cloud solutions can be overwhelming at first.  With this session, learn more about the solutions offered, how they complement and extend your JD Edwards solution, and which solutions are best suited for your organization. This session will emphasize SaaS solutions and the solutions JD Edwards customers are frequently taking advantage of.

8. Scared Straight - Learn From Others Mistakes

David Toal, Director of Managed Services at Terillium Inc.

Christopher Haraf, Director of Technology at Terillium Inc.

Wednesday, October 26 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Session ID:100460

Knowing what mistakes others have made and the ramifications helps others not make the same mistakes.  This session will cover real-life decisions people have made and the disastrous results of those choices.   These are a few of the examples that will be presented”

Things that can happen when you don’t keep your JD Edwards system current.   For example, Internet Explore being retired has left clients with few options for critical business process.

JD Edwards under cyber-attack and the impact on the business.  Worst case scenarios of Ransomware.  An example of business down for months after a cyber-attack.

Backups, high availability, and disaster recovery not adequate and makes a bad situation worst.  Not being able to restore specific data results in weeks worth of manual entry to get the business back up and running.

9. Fulfillment Management: Solutions for Your Inventory Commitment Challenges

Bernadette Durham, Solution Architect at Terillium Inc.

Thursday, October 27 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM EDT

Session ID:102050

Standard inventory commitment processes in JD Edwards do not always offer the flexibility we need to prioritize how we allocate available inventory to meet sales order demand. Perhaps we want to prioritize certain customers, but still be able to recognize when other customer orders need to take priority to be filled. Or maybe there is a need to define different inventory allocation rules for different product types or different order types. Fulfillment Management gives us the tools to manage inventory allocation with significantly more flexibility, allowing automation of both simple and complex priority rules that can be based on customer, product, order attributes including line type, and order dates. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of how Fulfillment Management functionality can reduce manual effort managing inventory allocation in your business.


  • Compare standard inventory commitment processes with the options available in Fulfillment Management.
  • Show how Basic Scoring and Advanced Preference Scoring options work and how they can provide the ability to flexibly define inventory allocation rules. Provide a detailed look at configuration of Service Level Rules.
  • Review the Fulfillment Workbench to demonstrate that real world exceptions are still accommodated and that manual overrides can be executed simply and quickly.

10. Your Data Is Digital Gold: You Have It. Now Use It.

A.J. Schifano, Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc

Nicole Laurent, Senior Principle Software Engineer at Oracle America, Inc

Thursday, October 27 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Session ID:102640

You might have heard, “It’s all about the data,” and let’s face it: the only reason you put data into your JD Edwards ERP system is because one day, for some reason, you’ll need to get it back out. You’ll need to share it with third-party systems and Cloud services; you’ll need to push it to mobile devices and web applications; you’ll need to generate documents and reports; you’ll need to chart and graph it for analysis and insight about your business. Orchestrator can be your workhorse for extracting data from your EnterpriseOne business data, and even from third party systems, but how? And how many ways are there to do it? As it turns out, there are a lot of ways. Come to this session to get a survey of the many ways Orchestrator can help you mine and refine your “digital gold.”