1. Inventory Commitments - The Basicsby Jane Perry (Category: Distribution--Inventory
Available and committed? In the real world, those two terms are decidedly contradictory. In JD Edwards, it's one of those concepts that can be clear as mud, unless, of course, someone takes the time to clarify things. And Jane Perry is the perfect person to tackle Inventory Availability Commitments. In this article, Jane will explain the terminology involved, review the system setup requirements for commitment processing, test various scenarios, and then wrap it up with a discussion on the Repost Active Sales Order application. Ready to commit now?
2. MRP and DRP Explained in Detailby Susan Penick (Category: Manufacturing
Benefit from the hundreds of hours other clients have spent testing MRP and DRP. Reading this 50 page document will save you many lost days and nights! Sue is a Systems Analyst at Patrick Industries, a JDE client.
3. Flexible Commissions in 8.9by Jane Perry (Category: Distribution--Sales Order Management
Is there anyone out there who thinks JD Edwards has been historically weak in its ability to calculate sales commissions? OK, everyone put your hands down, please! We wouldn't point that out if we didn't have a good answer, right? Actually Jane Perry has all the answers in this article. For those of you on E1 8.9 or higher, you'll notice some new Commission functionality. You'll still need a custom report, probably, but at least the raw data is becoming more useful. Jane does a great job leading us through a detailed example of just about every possible calculation.
4. Cafe One - A Basic Tutorialby Carl Goossen (Category: User Interface
Cafe One is a user interface feature introduced with E1 9.0 to help users customize their E1 experience. This article gives us a great overview of the evolution and functionality of Cafe One. It explains what it is and what it does. It then demonstrates a walk-through of how to set it up, including Publishing Groups, Enabling Base Forms, Creating layouts, and Publishing to others, with some additional features.
5. Order to Cash Overviewby Julie McNight (Category: Financials--Accounts Receivable
You're in the A/R department at your company, and you see Invoices coming over from the Sales Order system. You'd like to know more about how Sales generates Invoices, and the interface between A/R and Sales, but you can't spare a few days to attend a Sales Order class. What do you do? How about reading this white paper (written in "training manual" style)? Then you'll be ready to amaze your co-workers, and perhaps even explain A/R to the Sales Order folks.
6. A Guide to Financial AAIs, Part 1 - The Fundamental Conceptsby Sarah Gavin (Category: Financials
This is part 1 of a series of articles explaining the concepts of the Automatic Accounting Instructions in the Financial module, which are otherwise known as the "Financial AAIs". This article provides some business case examples of how the Financial AAIs could be further expanded to maximize their functionality, and help companies improve their processes and reporting.
7. Manufacturing Accounting - An Overviewby Roy Peters, Klee Associates (Category: Manufacturing Accounting
10 pages that follow an example all the way through the manufacturing process to the General Ledger. If you aren't using this module, then you can't explain your variances, and you are missing a great deal of useful information. To learn even more--check out our Mastery Level Workshop on this topic.
8. How to Configure Automatic Bank Reconciliationby Kris Olson (Category: Financials--Accounts Payable
Auto Bank Reconciliation has been available since release 8.11, but has not been widely implemented. This article offers an overview of the functionality that currently exists in 9.2, which has not changed greatly since 8.11. It provides an overview of the process, including what it does and does not do, then details the setup steps and walks us through the process soup to nuts.
9. Everything You Wanted to Know about Branch/Plant Constantsby Jane Perry (Category: Distribution--Sales Order Management
Okay, you might not be all THAT afraid to ask about Branch/Plant constants, but chances are, it's one of those topics that you don't really spend time thinking about until you need to work them. And then it becomes a mission to find someone who does understand what these constants are used for and how to use them. Jane Perry has been there, done that, and now presents this article for anyone who needs a primer on the successful use of Branch/Plant Constants in the JD Edwards Advanced Pricing module.
10. An Overview of the JDE DRP/MPS/MRP Planning Process with Gotchas That Lurkby Terry Horner (Category: Manufacturing
An overview of the planning processes for DRP, MPS, and DRP. We describe the behavior of the various planning levels, give you some tips on how to best use them, then provide the gotchas. And if you thought "time fencing" was just a buzz word, don't stop reading until you get to the section where we explain how to improve the validity and stability of your DRP/MPS/MRP messages and to reduce the "nervousness" of your messages through fence policies and procedures.