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1. Implementing Orchestrator 9.2.4.x - For CNC Technical Administrators
by Tim McMurdo (Category: Technical--Orchestrator)
" Oracle continues to enhance and invest in Orchestrator Studio. A new version, was released in December 2019 with the latest EnterpriseOne tool set. The latest version was overhauled by Oracle resulting in a different installation process which has been significantly simplified. Thank you, Oracle! This article by Tim McMurdo will help prepare a CNC person to install Orchestrator Studio 9.2.4.x.

2. Master Business Functions - The Programs Behind the Curtain
by Russel Bartunek (Category: Technical)
" Master Business Functions (MBFs) are interactive programs with processing options that are "called" or referenced by other programs. MBFs are shared by many programs so that data management is consistent throughout the system. While JDE contains many MBFs, only a handful are user configurable. It is this category of MBFs which Russ will be focusing on in this article.

3. UDOs vs Customization - One Company’s Experience
by Jeanne Robbins (Category: Technical--User Defined Objects)
" Before upgrading to the EnterpriseOne 9.2 Release, one company wondered if the versatility of User Defined Objects (UDOs) could reduce customizations in EnterpriseOne. This article details that company's experience with UDOs and shows what they learned about saving time and improving productivity by using UDOs vs Customization. Read on to see who wins this contest.

4. An Overview of the DRP/MPS/MRP Planning Process with Gotchas That Lurk
by Terry Horner (Category: Manufacturing - Forecasting / Planning)
" At JDEtips, we love gotchas. Terry Horner is a solid manufacturing consultant who has found many gotchas along the way. In this article, he gives us an overview of the planning processes for DRP, MPS, and DRP. He describes the behavior of the various planning levels, gives us some tips on how to best use them, then, as promised, provides the gotchas. And if you thought "time fencing" was just a buzz word, don't stop reading until you get to the section where he explains 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.

5. Service and Contract Billing Overview
by Richard Berry, Klee Associates, Inc. (Category: Service and Contract Billing)
" This 23 page overview is a must-read for many clients. Service/Contract Billing isn't just for services and project firms these days. Many other types of firms can benefit by using these modules for service and warranty work on what they sell.

6. Maintaining Inventory Master Data - Getting Back to Basics
by Bernie Fischette (Category: Distribution--Inventory)
" In this article, Bernie will review some of the useful tools available to assist users in more easily managing and maintaining their inventory data in EnterpriseOne. He will also explain what you need to know before you use these tools. In addition, Bernie will help you understand what is native to E1, before you purchase unnecessary third-party tools or write custom code.

7. Orchestrator for CNCs - Part 1, Implementing Orchestrator
by Tim McMurdo (Category: Technical--CNC)
" These days, Orchestrator is definitely the talk of the town--or at least the JDE town. It comes with fantastic functionality, simplifying day-to-day tasks for support and end users alike. But as with all great tools, you must be prepared to do the leg work so you can make the implementation as smooth as possible. So where do you start? From his own personal experiences, Tim McMurdo helps break down the steps required to bring Orchestrator into your infrastructure with detailed instructions on how to implement Orchestrator Studio so that you can start benefiting from this great tool immediately.

8. Lean Procurement - Part 2, Simplifying Item Maintenance and Quality Built-In
by Bernie Fischette (Category: Distribution--Procurement)
" In Part 1 of this series, we did an overview of the purchasing process, including Master setup and Procurement setup. In this Part 2 we will discuss simplifying the item maintenance process as well as some ways to introduce quality into the procurement process. The final article will focus on automating any non-value activities and reducing purchase orders.

9. JDEtips Training Manual Sample: Work Order Overview
by Pat Martino (Category: Manufacturing)
" Get a quick overview of Worker Order with a chapter from our Manufacturing Training Manual.

10. Introduction to Project Costing
by Richard Berry (Category: Financials--Job Cost)
" This is the first of a series on Project Costing. In this article, you will learn about more than just the software. The approach is to present the concepts and business requirements surrounding Job Costing, then to explain how these are addressed by PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne. Whether you already use Job Costing or are just now considering its implementation, be sure that you will learn plenty from this installment.