3 Understanding Administration Tools

This chapter contains the following topics:

3.1 Understanding Administration Tools

With Information Technology infrastructure becoming more complex, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools offers the state-of-the-art tools to make maintenance easy and cost-effective. The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools administration tools enable system administrators to manage the applications you have deployed within your organization. The administration tools enable you to perform numerous administrative tasks, such as configure security, monitor performance, troubleshoot, upgrade to new versions, apply patches, and transfer data from target to source systems. Most of the tasks can be completed using the same browser interface used for completing business transactions in JD Edwards applications.

3.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Configurable Network Computing Implementation

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Configurable Network Computing is an application architecture that enables interactive and batch applications, composed of a single code base, to run across a TCP/IP network of multiple server platforms and SQL databases. The applications consist of reusable business functions and associated data that can be configured across the network dynamically. The overall objective for businesses to provide a future-proof environment that enables them to change organizational structures, business processes and technologies independently of each other.

3.3 System Administration

System Administration provides the tools necessary to administer a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne configuration and the information necessary to troubleshoot different types of error conditions. System Administration also enables administrators to perform system maintenance and use logs to resolve common system and application issues.

3.4 Auditing Administration

The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne auditing and electronic signature tools provide a solution to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) acceptance of electronic signature and audit records for FDA-required records such as product submissions, batch records, and complaints. These tools enable you to comply with the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulation for submitting electronic records.

You can configure JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to generate an audit table when table records are inserted, updated, or deleted. The audit records contain data such as:

  • Before and after values.

  • Time and date of the transaction.

  • The user that made the modification.

In addition, you can configure JD Edwards EnterpriseOne interactive and batch applications to require an electronic signature approval when a user tries to change the data on an application or submit a report. A record of the approval is recorded in the Signature table (F9500005). The table records this information:

  • Approver of the change.

  • Reason for the approval.

  • Approver's user ID.

  • User's role.

  • Date and time of the approval.

The information in the audit and electronic signature tables can be viewed using the View Audit/Signature Information application (P9500005) or by generating reports (R9500004, R9500005, R9600006). The reports display all the audit and signature information in an easy to read Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file that can be printed to hard copy or saved in digital format.

3.5 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Delta Process

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Delta Process is used to determine the development changes that have occurred in translation tables.

3.6 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Solution Explorer

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Solution Explorer provides you with a convenient method for accessing Windows-based JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications, and creating/maintaining JD Edwards EnterpriseOne task views for Web or Windows. Solution Explorer is comprised of the following three modes:

  • Menu Design Mode

    Use the Menu Design Mode to set up menus, tasks, task views, and task view roles.

  • Menu Filtering Mode

    Use the Menu Filter Mode to enable and disable tasks users assigned a certain role can perform.

  • Task Launching Mode

    Use the Task Launching Mode to navigate to development and administrative applications in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne using the Fast Path, or using the menu.

3.7 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Workflow Tools

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools Workflow Tools enables you to automate the high-volume, formerly paper-based process into an email-based process flow across a network. Documents, information, and tasks pass from one participant to another for action based on a set of procedural rules. The result is an automated and efficient process with minimal user involvement, which enables you to streamline the existing business processes, increase efficiency, and reduce process time.

3.8 Server and Workstation Administration

Server and Workstation Administration is used to extend an initial installation prototype environment to meet practical requirements and recognizes, addresses, and solves daily issues that arise in a dynamic enterprise. Server and Workstation Administration uses the flexibility of the Configurable Network Computing architecture to optimize the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne installation for the enterprise.

3.9 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Data Dictionary

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Data Dictionary is used to create or modify Data Dictionary items for use in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Data Dictionary items not only define and describe data, but they also can trigger the runtime engine to react or process in certain ways by nature of their types. Furthermore, online help, error messages, term substitutions for different industries, and translations are all tied to Data Dictionary items.