Tino Di Natali - Development - JDE

International Consultant for International Projects



Development of JDE-Related Programs

I have realised that many customers do not feel comfortable with modifying standard JDE programs.
Also, the advantages given by the use of HTML as the main GUI, turn into disadvantages especially in areas where quick responses are needed (Customer Services, Accounts Receivables, etc.)

Yes, it is surely possible to open more than one browser session but unfortunately these sessions keep expiring too soon, forcing the users to log in over and over again.
Changes to descriptive elements on the screens can be achieved through Data Dictionary changes, yet many customers are reluctant to perform these changes, forcing the users to use the standard JDE descriptions

One way to change this is by creating new, JDE external programs that do use the JDEdwards database yet none of its programs.
This makes the new applications JDE-independent but always up to date in terms of data.

These programs are written in Visual Basic using the .NET framework and they can connect to any given database (Oracle, SQL-Server, AS/400, DB2, etc.)

These programs are written on demand and are specifically designed for the customer.
The main idea is to create programs that concentrate information on single screens rather than having to go through a number of JDE standard screens.

There are many uses for these programs, here are a few examples:



A quick Item View program that combines elements from numerous JDE screens onto one single screen.
Pick-Slip Spider
A little program that controls whether pick slips printed by JDE and sent through a formatting tool are actually printed.
Trade Counter Backup
A program that loads stock and locations from a backup file in case of network failures
A program that checks the integrity between General Ledger and Cardex, considering InterCompany sales
A tool to to control the correct flow and integrity of integrated InterCompany transactions

Have a look at these programs.
If you are running JDEdwards too, then this could be something for you.

But, there are many areas of application. For instance data conversions.
These programs also come in handy when a company moves away from JDE onto SAP for instance.
Instead of keeping the JDE license just for the possibility to look up ancient data,
extract the data to a free (or inexpensive) database such as MySQL and with one of my applications
users can have the exact information they need at their fingertips.

Save on JDE licenses. Save on user training.
Combine the advantages of an ERP system with the possibilities customised programs can give you.

to discuss options and possibilities.