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PLUG January 2023 Meeting

10:00am – 10:30am – REGISTER & NETWORK

10:30am – 11:30am – Your Future with JD Edwards given by Steven Kassay, Director of Custom Development and Systems Integration, and Bud Shaw, Solution Architect both from GSI

What lies ahead in the future for JDE customers?  During this session, we will discuss the various options to ensure the ongoing success of your organization. It’s all about the business requirements! Should I go SaaS or stay on-prem? What are my SaaS options (NetSuite, Oracle Cloud ERP and more) and how they compare to JDE. If I stay with JDE, what are my deployments options (On-prem, managed services, private, public, etc.) 3rd party expansion of JDE footprint (buy vs. build)

11:30am – 1:00pm – BREAK / LUNCH @ 11:30am sponsored by Circular Edge


1:15pm – 2:15pm – BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Option A
Unbreakable JDE – The Top 10 Things You can do Today to make your JDE More Resilient presented by Christian Fronteras, Cloud CTO with Redfaire

How do you make your trusted JDE even more resilient? Today, we need an ERP that is fast, flexible and able to deal with cyberattacks, disasters and fast-changing market conditions. The good news is you already have many of the tools you need. The challenge is, there are a lot of tools and only so much time.

In this practical session, Christian will share the top ten things you can do right now to build resilience.  He’ll focus on: 1) New features in Release23 2) Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, disaster recovery & security and 3) Oracle Autonomous Database

You’ll walk away with knowledge and a clear plan of short and medium-term actions to make your IT systems bullet proof and efficient.

Option B
Utilizing JD Edwards Orchestrator to call APIs presented by Justen Geiger from J. Geiger Consulting
JD Edwards Orchestrations are a power tool and many of us have used them to automate processes within JD Edwards or even pass data in and out of JD Edwards, but have you ever thought of pairing them with another integration tool such as APIs?  In this presentation we will show you how to setup and call an APIs using Orchestrator as well as how to setup a free API testing tool to allow you even greater capabilities when utilizing Orchestrator and APIs.  All of this without spending one extra dollar in licensing fees!

2:15pm – 3:00pm – NETWORKING / BREAK

3:00pm – 4:00pm – BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Option A
Learn why USA Rugby decided to purchased JD Edwards last year and deploy it on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure presented by Paul Shearer from ERP Suites

USA Rugby blends several JD Edwards technologies together to make EnterpriseOne its integration hub tying together all their various systems. We will take a deep dive into the technical architecture and cost structure for running this environment on Oracle cloud infrastructure. 

Option B

Discover how to Improve your Bottom Line by Maximizing your JDE Software presented by Craig Hill from C&A Technology

In this presentation, you’ll discover the 3-step process to improving your bottom line that allows you to take a detailed look at your JDE utilization across all involved departments:

Step 1 – Information Gathering: we’ll explain gathering information from business process owners – how JDE software is used at the business operational level.
Step 2 – Identify Opportunities: we identify opportunities to expand the use of JDE software focused on improving the bottom line.
Step 3 – Cost Benefit Analysis: learn how to conduct a cost/benefit analysis with a clear project charter that includes a 3 to 5-year cash flow analysis.

4:00pm or when both sessions are done – GIVEAWAYS