1 Introduction to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application Fundamentals Interoperability

This chapter contains the following topics:

1.1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application Fundamentals Interoperability Overview

To fully cover the information requirements of an enterprise, companies sometimes use products from different software and hardware providers. Interoperability among different products is important to successfully implementing the enterprise solution. Full interoperability among different systems results in a flow of data that is seamless to the user. The interoperability function provides an interface that facilitates exchanging transactions, both inbound and outbound, with external systems.

1.1.1 Inbound Transactions

Interoperability for inbound transactions consists of these processes:

  1. External systems send information to the interface tables using either an external program or flat files and the Inbound Flat File Conversion program. The party sending the information is responsible for conforming to format and other requirements for the interface tables.

  2. You run a transaction process (a batch program) that validates the data, updates valid data to the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application tables, and sends action messages about incorrect data to the Work Center.

  3. You use an inquiry function to interactively review and revise the incorrect data, and then run the transaction process again. You repeat this step as often as needed to correct errors.

1.1.2 Outbound Transactions

Interoperability for outbound transactions requires that you set a processing option specifying a transaction type. Additionally, some entry programs enable you to specify a version of the Master Business Function Processing Options program that, in turn, enables you to specify a version of the Interoperability Processing Options program. This is useful if you need to create a personal version of the Interoperability Processing Options program to designate different transaction types.

1.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application Fundamentals Interoperability Business Processes

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application Fundamentals Interoperability from Oracle provides these business processes:

  • Running the conversion program for inbound transactions.

  • Reviewing and revising inbound interoperability transactions.

  • Sending outbound transactions.

  • Reviewing outbound transactions in the processing log.

  • Purging interoperability transactions.

We discuss these business processes in the business process chapters in this Implementation Guide.

1.3 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application Fundamentals Interoperability Integrations

You use interoperability to integrate the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system with external systems. You do not use interoperability to integrate JD Edwards EnterpriseOne systems with other JD Edwards EnterpriseOne systems.

1.4 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Application Fundamentals Interoperability Implementation

This section provides an overview of the steps that are required to implement JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Interoperability.

In the planning phase of the implementation, take advantage of all JD Edwards EnterpriseOne sources of information, including the installation guides and troubleshooting information.

1.4.1 Implementation Steps

Implementing interoperability for a particular system must be preceded by setting up the corresponding JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system:

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accounts Payable

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Accounts Receivable

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Capital Asset Management

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM)

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Fixed Assets

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Forecast Management

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne General Accounting

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Procurement

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Product Data Management

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Quality Management

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Service Management

  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Shop Floor Management

The Getting Started chapter in the implementation guide for each of these systems contains specific implementation information for that system.

Following is the implementation step for Interoperability: