digital transformation

Why JD Edwards Server Manager isn’t enough

By |October 10th, 2018|JD Edwards|0 Comments

Best practices for CNCs from CNCs — system monitoring

Patching, debugging, deploying, maintaining and at times performing magic. That’s the basic CNC job description. When things are good, life is good. But when system performance drops, all eyes are on you to make it right—quickly. We lean on each other at ERP Suites for rapid problem-solving, but what if you are a one-person show?

The number one way we stay ahead of issues is Clarity, the ERP Suites monitoring tool.

If you are using JD Edwards Server Manager, you are only seeing part of the picture. Clarity pulls the same information PLUS unique insights like web user network/server response with the interactive application name/version by user. And it’s all presented in a single, actionable dashboard.

It’s true Server Manager provides real-time data and 24-hour history. But if you want greater detail or a deeper historical look you must run JD Edwards Application Management Suite (AMS4JDE) under Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM). This comes with a significantly higher price tag than Clarity’s mid-market, cloud-based, subscription.

Clarity was born out of necessity. Founded on cloud and managed services, ERP Suites juggled software for years to get the most relevant performance data. We tried OEM and Real User Experience Insights (RUEI). We searched endlessly for a time-saving solution that would reinforce our team internally and on location. Nothing supported the reality of life as a CNC, so we created our own tool.

Over 10 years of hosting and application experience are wrapped into Clarity. It consolidates data sources to present a high-level picture of your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne configuration and sends alerts to help you prevent issue escalation. As a Clarity user, you can subscribe to various menu items to form your own entry dashboard including:

  • High-level metrics with SuiteScore™ — overall status at-a-glance
  • RUEI monitoring — end user performance and usage analysis
  • Application management — historical graphs and trends
  • User analytics — web usage by application/user with response time
  • Batch jobs — real-time processing and average run time metrics
  • Database — Oracle and SQL server activity
  • iSeries — IBM i Server system performance insights
  • Security — E1 overview and metrics
  • Log parser — Log monitoring and alerts

At ERP Suites, we use Clarity 24/7/365 to ensure customer success and want to help you achieve the same results. If you are a Clarity customer, look to our biweekly blog for valuable insight.

To learn more about ERP Suites Clarity, visit our YouTube channel or contact us at to see a demo.

Oracle user groups — a platform for digital innovation

By |October 9th, 2018|JD Edwards|0 Comments

“You make it happen.”

With these four simple words, Oracle JD Edwards kicked off Collaborate 18, their technology and application forum, and set the tone for a year of digital discovery. Whether they inspired you, pushed you or sent you into a panic attack may depend on one critical component—support.

When “you” feels singular, there is pressure to know it all. And at the rapid pace of transformation that isn’t realistic. But when “you” becomes plural, challenges can be met. Conferences are one way to tap into the collective JD Edwards brain trust. Quest Oracle Community user groups are another.

This fall brings many opportunities to learn from and network with companies who are reaching transformation goals. Consider one of these user group events or find a user group in your region.

PackerLand User Group
Thursday, October 18, 2018

11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Holiday Inn Fond Du Lac
625 West Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54937

Tri-State (KY-OH-IN) Regional User Group
Friday, October 19, 2018

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Hollywood Casino & Hotel Lawrenceburg
777 Hollywood Boulevard, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Greater Lancaster (PA) Regional JD Edwards User Group
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Lancaster Barnstormers Clipper Stadium
650 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

New England Joint Oracle User Group
Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035

ERP Suites, a comprehensive ERP solutions company, earned three Distinguished Partner Awards at this year’s JD Edwards INFOCUS conference. Register for the Tri-State (KY-OH-IN) Regional User Group event to hear a reprise of their INFOCUS 18 presentation, “Smart Factory (IoT) and Warehouse Dashboards can be simplified using UX1, CAFE1 and Composer pages.” The demo features use cases from one of manufacturing’s leading global organizations.

Packerland and New England event attendees have the chance to hear “Realize: Orchestration.” This popular ERP Suites workshop launched in May to help leaders discover practical digital transformation solutions for business problems. It includes an overview of mobility, automation and IoT solutions.

4Q Clutch Learning Opportunities

By |October 9th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Oracle JD Edwards user group meetings

This fall brings many opportunities to learn from and network with companies who are reaching transformation goals. We are proud to bring our orchestration and digital transformation workshop to the PackerLand stage and Gillette Stadium. Hear case studies and see a JD Edwards orchestration demo.

Realize: Orchestration

November 8, 2018
New England Joint Oracle User Group Meeting: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035
Click to register

October 18, 2018
PackerLand User Group Meeting: 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Holiday Inn Fond du Lac
625 West Rolling Meadows Dr.
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
Click to register


ERP Suites consultants, Frank Jordan and Thomas Liptak, are honored to share their INFOCUS 18 presentation with Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania users. Discover how they used Orchestrator Studio, Café 1, Composed Pages and Personal Forms to help a leading manufacturer find efficiencies. Greater Lancaster User Group attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from Kathy Fenner’s time-saving Received Not Vouchered (RNV) solution.

Simplified Dashboards: A Smart Factory Demo

October 30, 2018
Greater Lancaster (PA) Regional JD Edwards User Group Meeting: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Lancaster Barnstormers Clipper Stadium
650 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Click to register

October 19, 2018
Tri-State (KOI) Regional User Group Meeting: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Hollywood Casino & Hotel Lawrenceburg
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Click to register


ERP Suites awarded for innovation with orchestration

By |August 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

ERP Suites, a comprehensive ERP solutions company, earned three Distinguished Partner Awards at this year’s JD Edwards INFOCUS conference. The unprecedented accomplishment recognizes the company’s role in adapting emerging technologies through orchestration to advance JD Edwards ERP.

Digital transformation targeting real business needs

Under the theme of digital innovation, ERP Suites’ award-winning entries highlighted work with STANLEY Engineered Fastening. Their robotic process automation (RPA) solution helped STANLEY improve data entry between two separate ERP systems. It demonstrated a keen understanding of JD Edwards Orchestrator Studio and the IBM Financial robot. The end result was improved accuracy and workforce efficiency.

Education helping business leaders realize orchestration

Oracle JD Edwards Distinguished Partners are held up for their customer focus as well as technical expertise. They “serve as consultants who understand the customer’s language and needs” as noted in the award qualifications. For proof of ERP Suites commitment to the needs of the ERP community, consider Realize: Orchestration.

In the spring of 2018, the company observed a growing trend among their customer base. “Business leaders were feeling pressure to make digital transformation happen,” explained ERP Suites’ Advisory Group member Eric Poff. “But they didn’t know where to start. They didn’t know exactly what it meant or how to translate it to their industry. The Realize: Orchestration workshop was designed to fill the gap.”

ERP Suites’ Realize: Orchestration positions JD Edwards at the core of a vibrant digital ecosystem. “Once properly architected, customers can access a growing number of digital transformation technologies. Orchestration is only the beginning,” said Poff. “The key is determining which innovation will have the greatest net effect.” This is where Realize: Orchestration differs from technical how-tos. Poff leads attendees through realistic case studies and introduces typically analytical minds to design thinking. Participants talk about identifying business needs and tying solutions to the objectives laid out by executive leadership.

“We exist to help customers evolve with IT change and its impact on business,” said Mike Moorman, ERP Suites founder and CEO. “Our services continue to evolve with them. We are proud to be recognized for both—digital innovation and customer engagement.”

Realize: Orchestration is coming to the Chicago area on October 2, 2018. Register now at

To learn more about JD Edwards INFOCUS visit the Quest Oracle Community.