2 Understanding JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software

This chapter contains the following topics:

2.1 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Access

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne supports web client users through the EnterpriseOne Menu. The HTML-based EnterpriseOne Menu provides the ability to navigate EnterpriseOne Menus and launch an HTML version of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The EnterpriseOne Menu is used primarily by end users to conduct end user tasks.

Oracle supports JD Edwards EnterpriseOne web client on the following tablets, enabling users in the field to react quickly and efficiently to time-sensitive business tasks:

  • Apple iPad. You can access EnterpriseOne through the Safari Web browser. See the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne for iPad Quick Start Guide for more information.

  • Android-based tablets. Starting with EnterpriseOne Tools release 9.1.4, you can access EnterpriseOne through the Google Chrome Web browser. See the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne for Android Tablets Quick Start Guide for more information.

2.2 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software Features

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software offers the following features:

  • Multiplatform computing: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software has the ability to run on different platforms. This versatility allows for easy maintenance of information across a network.

  • Integrated supply chain: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software provides the ability to use the internet and an intranet to enable you to communicate and share information with your employees, customers, and suppliers.

  • Interoperability: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software lets you leverage your existing investments in hardware, databases, and software, and integrate them with legacy and third-party products.

  • Adaptability: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software adapts easily to different languages, currencies, reporting provisions, and technology standards.

  • Usability: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software lets you point and click, drag and drop, and use fill-in-the-blank forms to easily complete your tasks.

Through the Oracle WebCenter and JD Edwards Collaborative Portal, users access JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications using links in the Portal's menus.

The following browsers are supported by JD Edwards EnterpriseOne:

  • Safari on Mac OS

  • Mozilla on Linux

  • Internet Explorer on Windows

2.3 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne System Integration

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software combines enterprise applications with an integrated toolset to tailor those applications to the needs of your business.

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne refers to each group of its software products as an application suite. The application suites support manufacturing, financials, distribution or logistics, and human resource operations for multisite and multinational organizations. Your business needs determine what application suites are installed for your enterprise system. For complex business situations, you might use several application suites to achieve a comprehensive solution.

Each application suite is made up of systems. For example, the Financial Suite contains systems such as Enhanced Accounts Receivable (system 03B), Accounts Payable (system 04), General Accounting (system 09), Fixed Assets (system 12), and others. Each system consists of applications, forms, reports, and database tables that are designed to handle specific business needs.

Because the functions and features of all the systems are similar and integrated, you are not necessarily aware of moving from one system to another when working with various applications.

This guide often refers to Address Book, system 01, to illustrate the foundational concepts of JD Edwards software. Address Book, an online version of a traditional card file, is a database of names, addresses, and phone numbers that:

  • Provides easy access to all addresses for searching and reporting purposes.

  • Reduces the need for duplication of records.

  • Provides security through Business Unit assignment or Search Type authorization.

  • Interfaces with other JD Edwards software systems.

Because it is fundamental to business solutions, Address Book provides a realistic subject for learning the foundational concepts of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software.

2.4 JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Foundation

This guide introduces you to the integrated environment of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Through overviews, procedures, and examples, Foundation describes the operations and functions that are common to all applications. Foundation comprises the following topics:

Topic Description
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Access Learn about the different applications that can be used as an entry point for accessing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne tools and applications.
Application User Interface Learn about the operating environment, including menus, forms, and the grid.
Records Learn how to locate, add, and work with database records, add objects, and format and move around on a record-entry form.
Messages and Queues Learn to use Work Center to send and work with messages from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne users and recipients outside of the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software environment.
Media Object Attachments Learn how to attach objects (text, images, OLE objects, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne shortcuts) to rows and forms.
MailMerge Workbench Learn about merging JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system records with third-party word processing documents for automatic creation of form letters by using certain application workflows.
Interactive Versions for Applications Learn to modify the behavior of applications through changes to processing options and interactive version detail.
Batch Versions for Reports Learn how to create, modify, and print your own report versions.
Processing Options Learn key functionality, types, and how to access and use processing options.