Top 10 Most Innovative Sessions at the INFOCUS Conference 2020

Top 10 Sessions at the INFOCUS Conference 2020

There is a reason so many Oracle JD Edwards users attend Quest’s INFOCUS – and it’s not (just) for some human interaction during these times. INFOCUS is the JD Edwards deep-dive conference of the year that offers unparalleled educational opportunities, with over 130 educational sessions exploring JD Edwards applications.


To help customers navigate the full conference, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 most-innovative sessions not to miss at the INFOCUS conference 2020. Add any or all of the sessions to your agenda by typing the session number in the search bar, clicking the link to the INFOCUS agenda builder, and you can add our sessions to your personal schedule. We look forward to you joining us!

1. Guide to JD Edwards at INFOCUS

Paul Houtkooper, Senior Director of JD Edwards Product Group at Oracle America, Inc.

Jeff Erickson, Senior Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc.

Keith Sholes, Senior Director Product Management at Oracle America, Inc.

Monday, October 19 | 7:00AM - 7:15AM ET

Session ID: 104090

Join JD Edwards development for the kickoff to InFocus 2020.  Hear about the investments made to EnterpriseOne 9.2, our recommendation on sessions that are must attends, and the on-going commitment from Oracle to support JD Edwards customers.

2. Workshop | Leveraging Orchestrations for Manufacturing and Distribution

Bryan Rose, Senior Manufacturing Lead / JD Edwards Consultant at Terillium, Inc.

Adam Farris, Senior Distribution Consultant / Staff Development Lead at Terillium, Inc.

Monday, October 19 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET

In this session you will learn not only how to leverage Orchestrator Studio, but real use cases for both manufacturing and distribution companies.  Orchestrator has changed the way people utilize JDE and in the session we will explore some of the key features/functions that can get your business automating non-value-added tasks overnight.


  •     Orchestrator Overview
  •     What’s New!
  •     What’s important
  •     3 Distribution Use cases
  •     3 Manufacturing Use Cases

3. JD Edwards Strategy and Vision

Paul Houtkooper, Senior Director of JD Edwards Product Group at Oracle America, Inc.

Jeff Erickson, Senior Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc.

Keith Sholes, Senior Director Product Management at Oracle America, Inc.

Tuesday, October 20 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM ET

Session ID: 104100

Join JD Edwards development in this wrap-up session to learn more about the strategy for EnterpriseOne 9.2, Continuous product Innovation, adoption of Oracle Cloud and future investments in digital and operational simplification.

4. From Sales to Distribution: Report Bursting Streamlines Processes

Thomas Larson, JD Edwards Business Analyst at Pioneer Eclipse

Kristen Bassett, Director of Pre-Sales at ReportsNow

Tuesday, October 20 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM ET

Session ID: 103520

Pioneer Eclipse employs report bursting and consolidation to automatically deliver correct JD Edwards data to necessary personnel at the right time. With an endless amount of JDE data at its fingertips, it becomes daunting to ensure that the reports are distributed in a manner that serves all levels of the company. Not every business unit has the same requirements for reporting creation and dissemination. What benefits can a robust report bursting strategy provide?

Join Pioneer Eclipse’s Thomas Larsen, Manager of JDE Applications, to discover how to develop well-built distribution documents. Learn how to burst correct sales reports to corresponding sales staff at proper intervals. Walk away with a sound bursting strategy that reduces human error, provides time-savings and creates a well-informed organization.


  • Explore distribution bursting to ensure necessary packing lists, bill of lading, commercial invoices, shipping notices, and freight credits are well-built and printed correctly
  • Learn to burst correct sales reports to corresponding sales reps and managers at appropriate intervals
  • Realize the time-saving benefits that a sound bursting strategy and consolidation provides to operational processes

5. Extend and Modernize JD Edwards with Oracle Cloud

Neil Pugh, Senior Product Management/Customer Success Leader at Oracle America, Inc.

Tuesday, October 20 | 1:30PM - 2:00PM ET

Session ID: 103970

Are you on a journey to the cloud? JD Edwards cloud strategy is hybrid by design providing customers choice and control. Come learn why JDE customers are adopting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and how it improves their agility, reduced IT complexity, super-charges performance, increases profitability, and protects your applications with world class security. Come and see how customers are leverage their existing JDE investments while modernizing with the transformational capabilities of EnterpriseOne 9.2 on OCI.

6. Think Outside the Box with External Orchestrations

Bryan Surface, Director of ERP Technologies at Terillium, Inc.

Wednesday, October 21 | 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM ET

Session ID: 103060 

This session will demonstrate how Orchestrator can be leveraged for external uses such as calling APIs, interacting with Devices (Mobile/Handheld), integrating to Cloud Products, and/or 3rd Party Systems.  The goal is to leave the audience with a high level understanding of how Orchestrations can be built and provide value add examples that can be taken back and applied to their corporate environments. 



  • Provide value add examples that will captivate the audience and provide guidance on how they might leverage Orchestrator for external uses. 
  • DEMO:  Break down Orchestrations to show how they are built and function. 
  • Discuss potential hurdles, challenges. and pitfalls that customers might encounter as they build out Orchestrations for external uses. 

7. The Future of ERP - Navigating the Cloud

Angela Enyeart, Senior Director, Strategy & Advanced Industries at Oracle America, Inc.

Wednesday, October 21 | 3:30PM - 4:00PM ET

Session ID: 104130

JD Edwards customers should begin to understand and explore their cloud options.  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.

8. Ask Me Anything About JD Edwards Applications

Keith Sholes, Senior Director Product Management at Oracle America, Inc.

David Greiner, Principal Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc.

Ervin Rhodes, Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc.

Archana Vishnu, Oracle America, Inc.

Mike Jepkes, Senior Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc

Thursday, October 22 | 11:00AM - 11:30AM ET

Session ID: 103960

Bring your Application questions to be answered by our JD Edwards experts.

9. JDE E1 Technology SIG Meeting - General Session

David Bauerle, Senior Programmer Analyst at Sunrise Medical Inc.

Matt Horak, Director of Technical Services at Azmera

Linda Nelson, Business Success Director/Account Manager at ALLOut Security

Thursday, October 22 | 12:15PM - 12:45 PM ET

Session ID: 101030

This semi-annual meeting is to inform you about the JDE E1Technology SIG and network with other technology experts, We will also have an open discussion on how Oracle can help us and the Quest enhancement request system.


  • Inform about the JDE E1 Tech SIG group and talk about the Enhancement System and share  statistics of how we are doing
  • Receive a brief Tools Update from Oracle Technology group
  • An open discussion on how Oracle is doing, and how they could support their customers better.

10. 64 Bit - What you Need to Know

David Toal, Director of Managed Services at Terillium, Inc.

Thursday, October 22 | 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM ET

Session ID: 102940 

JD Edwards is now 64 bit, and everyone is excited, but WHY? This presentation takes a deeper look at why your next tools upgrade should be 64 bit.  And once you make that decision, what is going to take to put into that your environment. We will look at how that may affect your interfaces, ODBC  connections and printer drivers. 


  • Identify “Why” someone would want to install a 64-bit JDE Tools release. 
  • Discuss the “How”of moving to 64 bit.  A participant of this presentation should walk away with steps it will take to implement 64 bit. 
  • Highlight some of the technical challenges moving to 64 bit.