Top 10 Most-Innovative Sessions to Attend at JDE INFOCUS

Top 10 Sessions at JDE INFOCUS

There is a reason so many Oracle JD Edwards users make the trip to Quest’s INFOCUS – and it’s not (just) to see the fantastic views of the Rocky Mountain skyline. INFOCUS is the JD Edwards deep-dive conference of the year that offers unparalleled educational opportunities, with over 250 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 JDE INFOCUS. Add any or all of the sessions below by clicking the link to the INFOCUS agenda builder, where you can add sessions to your personal INFOCUS schedule.

JD Edwards Keynote - Showcasing Digital Success

Lyle Ekdahl, Senior Vice President Product Development at Oracle
Tuesday, August 20 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MDT

Digital technologies are creating connected, agile and real-time businesses. JD Edwards innovation creates exceptional customer experiences and improved operational efficiency. Join Bob Monahan to see how JD Edwards empowers your organization to thrive in the business reality of a digital economy.

JDE E1 Technology SIG - General Session and System Admin Round Table

David Bauerle, Senior Programmer Analyst at Sunrise Medical
Linda Nelson, Senior Pre-Sales Director at ALLOut Security
Tuesday, August 20 | 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM MDT

This semi-annual meeting is to inform you about the JDE E1Technology SIG, We will also have an open discussion on how Oracle can help us. This year, in order to pack more punch, we are including an open round table discussion for System Administration tools within E1.

Workshop: From World to EnterpriseOne and Beyond

Jason Batte, Vice President of Technology at Terillium
Tuesday, August 20 | 12:45 PM – 4:15 PM MDT

This three-hour workshop will focus on why and how World users are moving to EnterpriseOne. Workshop attendees will hear live case studies from organizations who have migrated to E1, what the process entailed and how they were successful. The workshop will cover how World users can evaluate next steps, build the business case and gain internal support. We will also demo the latest tools that organizations are taking advantage of as they move to EnterpriseOne (UX One, Orchestrator).  Finally, our team will walk workshop attendees through the world to EnterpriseOne migration process – what to expect as well as how to prepare.

Tips and tricks to roll-out JD Edwards E1 globally

Bart Dix, Managing Director at Redfaire International
Alper Nufuscu, Head of Information Services/Europe at Pladis Global
Wednesday, August 21 | 9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Pladis, a global food manufacturer (24,000 employees), will share their journey of rolling out JDE from a core model in the Netherlands, to Spain, Italy, Belgium, Romania and Sweden. Pladis will discuss the importance of having a core model, as well as how to build it. In addition, they will elaborate on their decisions around core model deviations, localization, customization, master data management, testing, training, project methodology and project governance.

Building a Continuous Innovation Culture in your Organization

Manuel Neyra, Senior Director, Product and Partner Management at Oracle
Thursday, August 22 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Everyone (from analysts to software vendors to customers) is talking about Continuous Innovation and most agree on why it should be the new normal for your ERP system. Before the IT team jumps in and starts deploying new tools & processes, let’s make sure that rest of your organization has been bought into this new paradigm shift. Based on the experiences and feedback of CIOs and business leaders, this session will show you how to build an effective continuous innovation strategy, prepare your organization for the paradigm shift and make it part of your organizational culture.

Best Practices and Tools for Continuous Adoption

David Bilthuis, Senior Manager at Oracle
Thursday, August 22 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

You upgraded to Enterprise 9.2, went live and everyone is happy!! But wait, your business users just learned about the amazing features that the JD Edwards team have been continuously delivering on the 9.2 release and they want to leverage the new functionality. Come learn as the JD Edwards team shares the process, tools, automation, methodology, tips & tricks that your IT organization can leverage to effectively adopt and roll out the continuous innovation within your organizations.

Audits in Hours Not in Weeks

Kristen Bassett, Director of Customer Solutions at ReportsNow
Heather Schloemann, Director of Business Systems Applications at Aclara
Thursday, August 22 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM MDT

Are you having issues scheduling your facility due to capacity reasons? In this session you will learn about the new drag and drop work center load calendar application in JDE and how it can help get your production line within your specific capacity constraints. The work center load calendar also gives planners information related to inventory shortages; remaining work order quantities and much more.

The Expert Guide to Mitigating Fraud and Compliance Risk in Finance

Bruno Vande Vyvre, Senior Specialist Product Marketing at Canon CIIS
Thursday, August 22 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM MDT

Manual and semi-automated financial processes are leaving your organization more vulnerable than you think to huge fraud and compliance risks. As a result, finance departments are opening the door to financial losses, regulatory and audit fines and penalties, and reputational damage. But it doesn’t have to be this way! During this session, our speakers will reveal the vulnerabilities of manual and semi-automated processes, show you three steps to mitigating risk, and share a case study example of an organization that put these strategies to work to improve control over its JDE Accounts Payable process.

Enhance/Replace Old Integrations with Orchestrations

Bryan Surface, Director of ERP Technologies at Terillium
Thursday, August 22 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM MDT

In the utilities industry where market and regulatory complexities accelerate the pace of change, Aclara, a utility infrastructure company, aims to be proactive. With a large financial team, 150 managers at Aclara are responsible for reporting to auditors on the financial data access of 850 employees. The challenge is a manual, arduous, resource-intensive process of creating reports for every manager. As it became evident to Aclara its audit processes should be upgraded, management sought a solution to accelerate financial information gathering to satisfy auditor demands. Management then developed a strategy using reporting templates that automated the information gathering process. Today the company’s auditing process takes mere hours, instead of weeks. Join Aclara’s Heather Schloemann, Sr. Business Systems Analyst, to discover how to automate and create effective financial auditing processes, thus reducing auditor-auditee interface.

Hands on Labs

Participate in a JD Edwards Deep Dive Workshops during INFOCUS19. Among the eight “Hands on Labs”, focus on popular JD Edwards topics that most JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne users want to learn most about.