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Q2 2011 Issue

April 2011

Educating and Connecting the JD Edwards Community Brought to you by:


Connect. kə-ˈnekt (verb): to become joined.

Share. ˈsher (verb): to have in common; to partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others.

Learn. ˈlərn (verb): to gain knowledge or understanding of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience; to come to know

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Visit us during one (or more) of the times listed below: Sunday, April 10th | 1-5pm (West Lobby A) Monday, April 11th | 7-3pm (West Lobby A) & 6-8pm (Booth #352) Tuesday, April 12th | 10-4pm & 5:45-7pm (Booth #352) Wednesday, April 13th | 10:15am-4:00pm (Booth #352)

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In This Issue... Connect. 67 - Playday™ at COLLABORATE 11 10 Reception at COLLABORATE 11

Learn.

11 - JD Edwards Networking Luncheons 12 -

21 - Upcoming JD Edwards Educational Opportunities

Share. 14 - Premier Support for Release 8.12 Ending

Features.

OpenText to Acquire BPM Provider Metastorm

15 - JDE Alliance Formed by Six

22 - Catastrophe in Japan: How you can help through Samaritan’s Purse

Independent Vendors Updated Oracle VM Templates

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Your ERP Reimagined—Insight Software ARCTOOLS Optimizing JDE through data management

18 - EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98.4 Summary of Enhancements 19 -

EnterpriseOne Express Install for IBM i on Power Systems Quest Q&A 2011 Issue Available

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You’ve registered – you’re ready! Make the best use of your time. Here’s a link for the AGENDA BUILDER to help you get a head start on planning which sessions you’ll attend, such as...

VMware: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne in a Virtual Environment (Session ID: 86610)

Wednesday, April 13th | 8-9:00am | Room 305A Presented by: Richard Garraputa, VP of Sales & Marketing, brij Image & Information

Virtualized servers can lower system procurement, management and operating costs, as well as provide improved reliability and simplified disaster recovery. This session will highlight the real-life experience of long-time JD Edwards customer US Conec. US Conec migrated their JD Edwards system to a virtualized environment using VMWare. Not only did they achieve cost savings, they found that the virtualized system provided a more flexible environment for testing system and software upgrades.

And don’t forget to sign up for some time at the Playday™. A hands-on, no-hype and no-pitch environment where you sit down and work with live software products.

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Connect. April 10-14, 2011 Orange County Convention Center West Orlando, Florida Presented by IOUG, OAUG AND Quest International Users Group, this global conference is designed to help users of the full family of Oracle business applications and database technologies gain greater value from their Oracle investments. Quest's special events and educational content are focused on PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and other Oracle applications, such as Hyperion, Agile, Oracle Utilities, in use within the Quest community.

Agenda-At-A-Glance | Content & Networking Hotel & Travel Discounts | Entertainment Options

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Connect. Playday™ at COLLABORATE 11 April 10-14, 2011 Orange County Convention Center West Orlando, Florida What is a Playday™ ? A Playday™ is a hands-on, no-hype and no-pitch environment where end users can actually sit down and work with software products. Whether you are curious about new functionality or need key individuals to understand the impact an upgrade could have on your organization, Playdays can help. Through self-guided scripts and consultant assistance as needed, Playdays provide learning opportunities for both technical and functional users alike. Co-sponsored by brij Image & Information and Hexaware Technologies, the Playday™ gives you the opportunity to get hands on with the latest versions of:

Guarantee your spot in the sand box! Pre-Register Today! “We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." Bernard Shaw

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Contact brij to schedule a web demo of the full line of Insight to JD Edwards products OR

Visit us at the Playday™ at COLLABORATE 11 to get hands on with Insight to JD Edwards

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Connect.

Reception at COLLABORATE 11 The JDE Alliance will host a reception for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne & World users during COLLABORATE 11.

Tommy Bahamas Tuesday, April 12th 6:00 – 10:00pm There will be red JDE ALLIANCE wristbands available at the JDE Alliance Booths*, as well as at the Playday™ Booth #352. Wrist bands are required for entrance to the event. Appetizers and drink tickets will be available upon arrival. Guests will be able to purchase merchandise at 50% off. *JDE Alliance will be located in Booth #’s 517, 605, 609, 612, 615, 616

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Connect. JD Edwards Networking Luncheon

Hosted by JD Edwards Southeast & Mid-Atlantic Conferences, InsightSoftware.com & brij Image and Information Join us for a networking luncheon with local companies using JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World and Insight for JD Edwards. Learn ways to better leverage your company's technology resources and manage your business intelligence more efficiently and effectively through the discussion of best practices of fellow JD Edwards Community members and an overview of tools that can help, all over lunch.

April 26, 2011 | Charlotte, NC Maggiano’s Little Italy 4400 Sharon Road

June 21, 2011 | Atlanta, GA Maggiano’s Little Italy 3368 Peachtree Rd NE

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May 11, 2011 Doubletree Hotel | Columbia, MD The upcoming JD Edwards Mid-Atlantic Conference is scheduled for May 11, 2011 at the upscale Doubletree Hotel in Columbia, MD. Free of charge for all JD Edwards user, this conference offers companies the opportunity to network with other JD Edwards users in their area, hear presentations from leading Oracle JD Edwards partners, including Oracle Gold Partner brij Image & Information, Inc., InsightSoftware.com, ARCTOOLS and more.

VIEW AGENDA REGISTER

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Share. Premier Support for Release 8.12 ending Premier Support for Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 8.12 ends April 30, 2011. Regulatory and Legislative fixes support ends April 30, 2012. Oracle has provided an FAQ document explaining options for continuing support. (Oracle MySupport credentials required)

OpenText To Acquire BPM Provider Metastorm OpenText recently announced it had entered into an agreement to merge Metastorm, the Baltimore-based provider of business process management, business process analysis, and enterprise architecture software, with a subsidiary of OpenText. Details here – from Information Week‌

UPK Pre-built content Oracle UPK pre-built content is created by the documentation teams within the Oracle applications development organization. These teams work closely with the application developers in order to create content that accurately reflects best practices. The content creation process is managed by a team of dedicated UPK Project Managers. What pre-built content is available for your version of JD Edwards World or EnterpriseOne software? Find out by clicking on the appropriate link below. JD Edwards World A9.1 JD Edwards World A9.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.12 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 For more information, contact info@brij.net

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JDE Alliance Formed by Six Independent Vendors The JDE Alliance is a consortium of best-of-breed solution vendors that offer proven, respected software solutions for JD Edwards customers. Our respective products serve to extend and enhance a company’s JD Edwards investment by:

Automating Manual Processes ♦ Improving Operational Efficiencies ♦ Enhancing Data Security & Storage ♦ Adding Functional Capabilities, Intelligence, and Reporting ♦ Reducing IT Costs and Risks while Increasing ROI The JDE Alliance consists of six companies * Arctools: Data Purge and Archiving with Integrity * Image Integration Systems: AP Automation and Business Process Management * InsightSoftware.com: Financial Reporting, Operational Analytics, and Data Reconciliation * RF-SMART: Mobile Supply Chain and Construction Solutions * Q Software: Security and Compliance Solutions * WTS: Application hosting, Managed Disaster Recovery, and IT infrastructure Services

Meet the entire JDE Alliance at COLLABORATE 11. Visit the JDE Alliance booths* or the Playday™ Booth #352 for your free pass to the JDE Alliance reception, Tuesday, April 12th 6-10pm at Tommy Bahamas. *JDE Alliance will be located in Booth #’s 517, 605, 609, 612, 615, 616

Updated Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accelerate Time to Value Oracle VM Templates for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enable rapid implementation by providing a set of preconfigured templates of the essential JD Edwards EnterpriseOne servers built on a complete Oracle technology stack. The templates are ideal for customers and partners who want quick access to the latest JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications and tools releases. This latest set of templates includes the following applications and technology components: • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Release 9.0 Update 2 (including baseline ESU as of November 30, 2010) • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98 Update 4.1 • Oracle Database 11g R2 (11.2.0.1) • Oracle WebLogic Server 11g R1 (10.3.2) • Oracle Linux 5 Update 5, 64-bit • Oracle VM 2.2 For more information, see: • My Oracle Support Documentation Overview (Document 884592.1) My OracleSupport credentials required • Oracle Technology Network (Click here) • Download the templates from Oracle E-Delivery

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Get Hands on with the latest from K-Rise at the PLAYDAY™ at COLLABORATE 11! 16


Share. Your ERP – Reimagined – InsightSoftware A picture is worth a thousand words? See how InsightSoftware can improve your view of ERP.

Contact brij to schedule demo of Insight to JD Edwards. Or visit us at the Playday™ at COLLABORATE 11 and get hands on with Insight to JD Edwards

ARCTOOLS Optimizing JD Edwards through data management ARCTOOLS ensures optimal ERP performance by enabling companies to quickly and efficiently purge and archive excess data. As application data grows, ERP systems slow down. End-user productivity is reduced and IT resources become stretched to the limit as regular tasks such as database back-ups and maintenance take longer to perform. This costs your business time and money. ARCTOOLS solves this problem by quickly and easily allowing you to identify and purge unneeded data and to transfer historical data to an easily accessible archive environment. Purging and archiving delivers tangible cost-savings. The benefits can be seen not just in terms of storage space but also in terms of better use of system and human resources. It will also make your path to upgrade easier. Learn more here… or contact info@brij.net

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Share. EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98.4 Summary of Enhancements Oracle makes EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98.4 generally available, sooner than expected. Details on Oracle Support, Document ID: 1268837.1 Summary of enhancements: 1. Support for BI Publisher 11g 2. Support for WSRP Portlet Producer on Oracle WebLogic server including support for WebLogic 11g and WebCenter 11g 3. Support for IBM Rational Application Developer 7.5 for building Business Services for IBM WebSphere 4. Support for Oracle Enterprise Repository for harvest and storage of JD Edwards Business Services information 5. Support for Oracle Web Cache 11g for EnterpriseOne Web Client acceleration 6. Support for Oracle Enterprise Manager Data Masking for enterprise wide data security 7. Support for enhanced performance charting and log monitoring in Oracle Enterprise Manager 8. Support for Oracle GoldenGate real-time data integration and synchronization software 9. Support for Oracle Configuration Manager including real time reporting on the EnterpriseOne installation, issue related data collection, proactive issue notification and performance and stability health checks 10. Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 11. Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 12. Support for Sun Studio 12 Update 1 13. Support for Sun Oracle Database Machine 14. Support for Firefox 3.6 15. Support for Oracle Internet Application Server 10.1.3.5 16. Support for Oracle Database 11gR2 on IBM AIX 17. Support for Oracle Database 11gR2 on SUSE Linux 18. Support for IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.0 Fixpack 35 19. Support for IBM WebSphere Application Server 7.1 Fixpack 29 20. Extended data privacy through data masking in Address Book, preventing secured fields from appearing on forms, reports and integrations using the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JDBC driver. 21. Introduction of the Related Information Application Framework for the integration of JD Edwards data to external web applications at the interface level, without programming. 22. Introduction of ‘right click’ access to Row and Form Exits, and end-user created Row and Form Exit Favorites.

Get Hands On With The Latest EnterpriseOne Tools Release 8.98.4 at the Playday™ at COLLABORATE 11 PRE-REGISTER TODAY!

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Share. EnterpriseOne Express Installation for IBM i on Power Systems Oracle announces the availability of EnterpriseOne Express Installation for IBM i on Power Systems. EnterpriseOne Express Installation for IBM i provides an alternative to the traditional installation process, allowing customers and partners to bring up a fully functioning JD Edwards EnterpriseOne installation in days rather than weeks. Express Installation encapsulates JD EnterpriseOne enterprise server, database server and HTML server. The installation process, facilitated by Oracle Universal Installer, provides scripts necessary to automatically install the necessary components of EnterpriseOne, including Deployment Server and Change Assistant. Express Installation is particularly useful for new customers desiring to quickly lay down a basic EnterpriseOne set of environments, or for existing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World customers who desire to evaluate Apps Release 9.0 Update 2 and Tools Release 8.98.4.1. Optimized to work with IBM Power 7 technology running the IBM i 7.1 operating system and IBM WebSphere Express 7.0, Express Installation provides a rapid base installation of EnterpriseOne Apps 9.0 Update 2 (including Apparel Management and Fulfillment Management modules) and Tools 8.98.4.1. Additional configuration or further leveraging Rapid Time to Value by application of Business Accelerators can then be performed against the base EnterpriseOne environments provided in the Express Installation. EnterpriseOne Express Installation for IBM i on Power ! Systems is immediately available on Oracle E-Delivery. The Product Data Sheet can be found on Oracle.com Additional Information can be found on My Oracle Support (MyOracleSupport Credentials required)

Quest Q&A 2011 Issue 1 Now on line

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Learn. JD EDWARDS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Advanced Pricing (Free Goods Functionality) for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne—Webinar April 21st | 12pm EST REGISTER

Is your JD Edwards Recoverable? Managed Disaster Recovery from WTS—Webinar April 27th | 12pm EST REGISTER

BI Publisher for JD Edwards Training Class May 16-18th Greensboro NC REGISTER

Fulfillment Management for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne—Webinar May 25th | 12pm EST REGISTER

Insight to JD Edwards for EnterpriseOne & World Users—Webinar June 8th | 12pm EST REGISTER

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Features. Catastrophe in Japan – How you can help through Samaritan’s Purse

A Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief team has arrived in Japan, and is preparing to provide emergency aid to people affected by the deadly earthquake and massive tsunami that hit the northeastern coast of the country on March 11. Click below to learn how you can help in this relief effort. Samaritan’s Purse update on Japan emergency relief….

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Get Hands on with the latest from ALLOut Security at the PLAYDAY™ at COLLABORATE 11! 23


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