EnterpriseOne UX: The Latest and Greatest

Recent Release of JD Edwards Includes Significant User Experience Enhancements

A couple of months ago we published an article explaining a few reasons why “Life Has Never Been Better for the JD Edwards User.” To continue on the topic, we’re diving into more details regarding the latest tools release of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2, with a focus on the most valuable component of the software: the users.

Positive user experience (UX) is crucial because it means simplifying tasks, improving productivity, better user satisfaction, and more. The vision for the ultimate JD Edwards E1 user experience hinges on accessibility, personalization over customization, and the ability to receive alerts, conduct analyses, and command smarter actions.

Read more about the latest UX features below.

New Search Features

The release of EnterpriseOne 9.214 included two functional search capabilities:

  • New Task Search: Easily find and launch applications that are not readily accessible through springboard or menu structure
  • Search 2.0: Navigate data with personalized search as well as multi-layered searches that can be used to complete actions, such as sending email alerts or creating records

These tools were created by the JDE product team to help users find the information they need quickly. The search tools are not only for technical users – citizen developers can easily create search components. See some of these citizen developer tools below. Form Personalization

Form personalization is an exciting new development in Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2. No business uses 100% of the form fields in JDE, so there was a real need for form personalizations, allowing users to manipulate the appearance, requirements, and performance of forms without the need for development.

Key features of form personalization in E1 9.2 include:

  • Role-specific pages (see a full list here)
  • Capability to personalize naming, eliminating need to change data dictionary
  • User friendly design: easy options to change layouts, mobile and tablet optimization, ability to move and require fields

Form personalization allows users to:

  • Dramatically reduce customizations
  • Configure to business processes
  • Utilize industry or organizational nomenclatures
  • Create, approve, share in minutes

Orchestrator Studio

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Orchestrator Studio is the intuitive, visual interface that allows users to simplify, text, and deploy IoT orchestrations – while hiding the complexity of the underlying code. Orchestrator Studio allows you to configure connections to external resources, import files, and test your orchestrations.

The Orchestrator Studio also enables users to run other actions using the IoT data – including actions related to Service Requests, White Lists, Rules, Cross References, and more.

The licensing for Orchestrator (formerly called Internet of Things Orchestrator) has also changed. Rather than being licensed as a discrete product, the usage of Orchestrator is now included as part of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Core Tools and Infrastructure. Customers can employ the power of Orchestrator and Orchestrator Studio as with the other integration and interoperability tools included with Core Tools and Infrastructure.” –Oracle JDE Announcement

JET E1 Pages

The latest tools update includes more creative, interactive options for E1 pages. The dashboard is now more useful, as it allows users to sort queries and display data in colorful graphs. The development tool behind this change is Javascript Extension Tool, a form of Java that facilitates intuitive displays from user data. Users can choose from a number of templates to display the information from their applications, offering a visual representation of data for dashboards, compose pages, and beyond.

The JD Edwards UX One Data Sheet explains JET:  Analytical Content, some of which is included in landing pages, are built using Oracle’s JET. These components can be personalized through creating your own queries or you can develop your own. You can download a local development environment and JET examples that you can customize using Oracle JET. The examples include:

  • Bar and pie charts
  • Form, data aggregation, and Data Browser service requests
  • Complex query
  • Tool tip
  • “Group by” data sorting functions

To learn more attend our deep dive session at INFOCUS 2017, or contact us.