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Industries Leveraging the Latest Update of JD Edwards UX One to Drive Innovation

Posted by Matt Poole | 11/8/19, 3:55 PM

When it comes to taking your business to the next level with your JD Edwards system are you looking for smoother transitions with more choice and control?  Among the many new and exciting features in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2.3 Tools Release is the latest version of UX One, and it’s one of the many reasons why now is the time to upgrade to JDE 9.2. Integrating JD Edwards UX One into your organization gives you the ability to be in control, personalize your user experience, and successfully carry out your day-to-day tasks in order to stay on top of your business. 

To give examples of how the latest update of JD Edwards UX One has helped multiple organizations solve problems in their businesses, Oracle has shared a number of Use Cases that span across a multitude of industries.  These Use Cases show how leveraging the latest update of UX One in your business can help to incorporate new capabilities in your daily tasks and further drive innovation to help your business grow.

First, the latest version of UX One now allows citizen developers and business analysts to have the ability to configure tasks and monitor their business with even more power, efficiency, and performance than ever before. Below, we’ve spelled out the main features and benefits of JD Edwards UX One that will help improve your analytics and personalize your user experience.

  • Role-based landing pages based on the Alert, Analyze, Act design paradigm
  • Modernized graphical user interfaces that give you facts at-a-glance
  • Form Personalization for citizen developers for dynamic interface changes
  • CafeOne composite applications to bring together related information for a simplified user experience
  • Templates and utilities to help you create your own analytics
  • Data grouping for aggregations, including currency conversions
  • Springboards to place key tasks in a Composed Page
  • Navigation from charts to applications to help you drill down into data
  • Context menu navigation from charts to related applications

Oracle invested in developing and further advancing UX One to simplify tasks, improve quality and user satisfaction, and make it easier to get buy-in for their customers.  There are many advantages with integrating UX One into your business, but the main benefits for user experience include: 

Simplified customer adoption

UX One is easy for customers to utilize because it’s not only useful and simple to use, it’s designed for all types of users.  The main solution components of UX One are Role-Based Landing Pages, Simplified Forms, and Modern User Interfaces. These components give customers greater visibility, better efficiency with tasks, and the ability to act promptly on alerts  that call for immediate attention.

Improved user experience

Since UX One is created for the user experience, it’s designed so that users are able to easily configure User Defined Objects (UDOs) and personalize pages to fit their precise business needs; in turn making it more efficient for users to carry out their day-to-day tasks.  Keeping users satisfied with their user experience helps with productivity, saving time and money, and avoiding business process failures.

Streamlined configuration and personalization processes

In order for an organization to have the ability to create, approve, and streamline configurations with speed and efficiency, UX One designs forms to greatly reduce customizations, configure to business processes, and personalize the user experience. 

Oracle UX One Use Cases

If you’d like to take advantage of any or all of the latest UX One features JD Edwards now has to offer, take a look at these five Use Cases from Oracle for inspiration to start integrating the power of UX One in your own business. Read how each one of these organizations from diverse industries leverage different functionalities of UX One to successfully solve problems in their businesses and find more efficiency in their day-to-day tasks.

 

1. Employee Dashboard Composed Page

Technology: UX One 

Industry: Construction, Cross Industry 

Functional Area: Time and Labor 

Components: Composed Pages 

Business Problem 

Employees who do not use JD Edwards on a daily basis as part of their job find the software difficult to use. However, these employees do have to use the software for time and pay. 

Objective

Provide a self-service dashboard for employees who occasionally need to access JD Edwards. 

Outcome

A composite page was created with the most commonly used applications set in a dashboard-type view. The dashboard provides employees quick and easy access to self-service apps on their employee homepage. This eliminates the need for employees to have to navigate through different menus.

 

2. Graphical view of Engineer to Order (ETO) schedule and tasks

Technology: UX One 

Industry: Manufacturing 

Functional Area: Manufacturing 

Components: Orchestrations, Modern UI Applications 

Business Problem 

For large engineer to order projects with a large number of tasks the schedule needs to be closely monitored to ensure products are delivered to customers on time. It is difficult and error prone to review project schedules in a grid format for project managers. 

Objective 

Give project managers a graphical view of project schedules to proactively address problems that could cause delivery delays. 

Outcome 

A new javascript user interface was built to show the project's schedule in a Gantt chart. Orchestrations were created to retrieve project information from the standard JD Edwards ETO applications leveraging all of the existing business logic. The new application used javascript just to create a robust UI and coding the business logic did not need to be duplicated.

 

3. Provide users unfamiliar with Real Estate Management an easy interface for creating lessee leases 

Technology: UX One 

Industry: Aggregates and Heavy Building Materials 

Functional Area: Lease Management 

Components: Form Personalization 

Business Problem 

The current applications has data on multiple tabs and the flag to show this is a lessee lease is on a different tab from the base tab. Users would need to perform multiple clicks to ensure their lease is entered properly, and this very important flag may be missed. 

Objective 

Provide a single tab on the application to contain all base information needed for a non-property lessee lease to improve the user experience and reduce data entry errors. 

Outcome 

Customer created a form personalization combining all needed fields for a non-property lessee lease onto a single tab. This improved the user's experience as well as reduced data entry errors.

 

4. Simplify Affordable Care Act Filing Process 

Technology: UX One 

Industry: Cross-Industry 

Functional Area: Human Resources 

Components: Queries, Analytic Components, Role-based Content 

Business Problem 

A small IT staff and Human Resources organize and coordinate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) filing process annually. It is a stressful time of year and affects IT productivity and efficiency. 

Objective 

Improve the user experience associated with the ACA filing process Decrease the need for IT support. 

Outcome 

Analysts leveraged the out-of-the-box Benefits Manager UX One Landing Page by adjusting several query components attached to Watchlists, reorganizing the Analytic Components, and using the Springboard. The UX One Role and Landing Page catered to the company's own business processes is now used for processing ACA requirements from a centralized access point in a manner that is more efficient than ever before. 


5. Track Equipment Location and Usage 

Technology: UX One 

Industry: Transportation 

Functional Area: Capital Asset Management 

Components: Watchlists, Composed Pages, Notifications, IoT, Orchestrations 

Business Problem 

Dispatchers must have real-time visibility to the location of railcar equipment at all times to track railcar usage. This is necessary to avoid penalty costs from excessive railcar usage. Additionally, knowing the exact location of the equipment is necessary for workforce planning in order to minimize labor costs. 

Objective 

Provide visibility to railcar location in real-time. Track the length of time railcars are at a given location. Track the length of time railcars are down for maintenance. Alert destination when railcar is within one hour of its arrival. 

Outcome 

A new composed page displays Watchlists and a map of railcar locations. Users can monitor how long railcars are at any given location or how long railcars are down for maintenance. Additional attributes for the Equipment Master capture and monitor the length of time that a railcar is in service to ensure that it does not exceed usage thresholds. 

 

To review more examples of how UX One has helped other organizations find more efficiency in their daily tasks and sustain high performance to maintain a competitive edge in the market, download the complete list of the Oracle JD Edwards UX One Use Cases here.

Looking to solve problems in your own business and experience smoother transitions while going to the next level with your JD Edwards system?  By integrating JD Edwards UX One into your organization, it’ll give you more choice and control and the power to effectively stay on top of your business.

As a certified JD Edwards Solutions Provider, ManageForce will give you the expertise you need to help your business leverage the features and functionalities JD Edwards UX One now has to offer. If you’d like to learn how we can help you integrate UX One to personalize your user experience, successfully carry out your daily tasks, and keep a competitive edge, feel free to contact one of our experts here.  

 

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Topics: JDE Enterprise One, JD Edwards, JD Edwards Upgrade

Written by Matt Poole

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