With 200+ sessions over three days there was a lot to hear and see @ INFOCUS19.
The key message of Oracle towards customers is that they must move towards 9.2 to benefit of Oracle’s investments in JD Edwards and enable digitalization.
Over 40 sessions were dedicated to Orchestrations and it was clear that customers are very eager to understand what value The Orchestrator can bring to them. All sessions related to Orchestrations were well visited, our own workshop was just an example of this. The session was marked sold out months ago. Nevertheless, people were queuing up hoping for no shows. After fitting in a few seats in the back, we had a packed room with 30 participants and received a lot of positive feedback.
Now customers are getting to grips with the possibilities of orchestrations we need to rise to the challenge and ensure we have the capability to deliver the value of The Orchestrator for our customers. As a starting point the tutorial we executed can be shared upon request.
Besides the Orchestrator a lot of sessions discussed UX One, Mobile, adoption of Continuous Delivery, cloud and of course many vendor products. No major announcements were made but I did hear rumours about tools 9.2.4 “coming soon” and a brand new Orchestrator Studio is in beta testing. Hopefully we get more details @ Open World.
Was there nothing on traditional JD Edwards? There were sessions on functionality updates between 9.1 and 9.2, a few best practice sessions on Transportation and Advanced Pricing and review of the new(er) modules like Health & Safety Management, Lease Management and Joint Venture Management. On the core modules there was a single session to highlight the recent updates and the planned updates. Most memorable one for me was the Work Order status flows and the planned work order ledger, all can be found on IlearnERP.com though.