Solutions for Approving and Creating Master Records
As every company grows, the systems that are its underpinnings grow. In the early stages these systems are very manual involving paper and pen. After reaching the stage where it is necessary to bring in an ERP solution (JD Edwards naturally) the systems are myriad. At the heart of JD Edwards and systems improvement is the management of key records, records that are the lifeblood of the company. Employee, Customer, Supplier, Items, Purchase orders, Sales Orders and far, far more. Even with the advent of a new ERP the approval process for creation of many of these key records can be very costly in lost time and dollars.
INTRODUCING: To the rescue is a new product line from K-Rise Systems. The EASYCreate family of portals/solutions brings together EASYProcess applications for approvals and creation with extensive workflow. Because these applications are built with EASYProcess they can be implemented according to your very specific rules, against the data in your systems and will grow with you into the future. Should you not find the specific need you have in mind, please, contact one of our team members as it may be in the works, or readily implemented using one of our other products as a template.
Companies strive to optimize approval, creation and maintenance of JDE Master records. Shared folders, Excels, emails, and Java/VB (etc.) programs cause mistakes and delays, and are not a complete solution. Now the end user can initiate the request, with all necessary ERP integration, and see it move through any complex workflow against your specific needs. Item (Material) is created in the backend ERP with all proper paperwork attached. BROCHURE
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Vendor onBoarding is another product in the EASYCreate suite. No longer be dependent on Excel spreadsheets or files on network drives. Instead follow a disciplined process from initial request for a new vendor through the final creation of the vendor, properly and accurately in JD Edwards (or any ERP). All the end user to initiate the request, or even allow the vendor to kick off the process. Because the portal is built with EASYProcess it will have all the crucial workflow features you need and email alerts to speed the process along.
The larger your company grows and the more complex your systems become, the longer it can take to fully create the record for a new customer. Creation of this record is crucial to business. If your work arounds have grown more complex than the original system to create the customer, maybe its time to consider an EASYCreate product. This new customer solution will allow your users to initiate the request and see it flow through all the proper channels all the way to final creation in your various back end systems, JD Edwards the most important. Request Information
Enforce all your necessary rules in both workflow and forms
Streamline and de-paper your approval and creation process
Approve credit limits quickly to allow income streams to flow
Full integration to all your back end systems i.e. JD Edwards, webstore etc.
No duplicate entry. Enter once and the data is in the system
Complex forms with fields and sections that change based on any criteria i.e. Customer type
Workflow that can follow any hierarchy and any rule
Supports all standard workflow features of email notification, delegation, watcher and more
Integration with any necessary web services for example banking institutions
Create from template or make updates to existing customers
EASYProcess can be implemented for all versions of JD Edwards, from the latest EnterpriseOne and further back to World 7.33. EASYProcess has the ability to call business functions within your system the way they are currently being used.
Have international customers and employees? Don't worry. EASYProcess makes use of emulators to perform background functions the same way as your users would. Direct table look-ups for inquiries can also be done by combining results with data from other sources as well. Reporting across data sources is a major feature of any EASYProcess application.
JD Edwards World Integration
EASYProcess uses ISeries/AS400 screen emulators to give you access to JD Edwards World transactions.
These emulators run as a server and host multiple sessions of ISeries as necessary.
EASYProcess allows you to write and read from these ISeries sessions/screens from the process orchestration.
This service uses standard ISeries emulator commands to do transactions in JD Edwards World.
JD Edwards E1: Business Function (BSFN) Integration
EASYProcess calls the JD Edwards Business Functions (BSFN) using XML Interoperability. To ensure that your business logic is enforced, all transactions use only BSFNs available on your enterprise server.
Master Files Integration
EASYProcess has the ability to connect directly to a JD Edwards database using ODBC, MSSQL or OleDB protocols. This allows EASYProcess to bring any data from JD Edwards or insert / update any data back into it. With EASYProcess it's possible to connect to both the JD Edwards Data Library and the JD Edwards Control Library, enabling the availability of UDC Codes.
EASYProcess can also use the JD Edwards ODA driver to enforce JD Edwards row and column-level security if needed.
Accessibility to the JD Edwards Configurator is possible when using K-Rise Systems, Inc. EASYCommerce portal. EASYCommerce is capable of reflecting the complex rules of the JD Edwards Configurator seamlessly to non-JD Edwards users. Our team will work with you to bring this interaction to your web store in a user-friendly, practical manner.
One of our customers was insistent upon the idea that transactions occurring within a web store should be able to update the JD Edwards Configurator, resulting in a change in user experience. K-Rise Systems, Inc. was conscious of this notion when it implemented online ordering utilizing the JD Edwards Configurator. Changes and updates made within JD Edwards are immediately reflected in the EASYCommerce portal. As a result, your organization's employees do not need to be trained to maintain your eCommerce site and your vendors will not need to learn how to use JD Edwards.
Backordered and out-of-stock item information is updated instantaneously in EASYCommerce. This is due to the portal's full integration with JD Edwards, ensuring that information regarding item availability and quantity, estimated shipping times, and pricing is current. Your portal can allow a customer to select a specific warehouse to take advantage of appealing price point and delivery times.
JD Edwards Offline
Orders can be submitted even when JD Edwards is offline as the item catalog is kept outside within EASYCommerce. Customers will be notified via email with exact purchase order details when JD Edwards returns online.
In order for EASYProcess to take advantage of XML interoperability connectivity when calling business functions, user authentication is needed. This is common within two scenarios:
Scenario 1: Extending Accessibility of JD Edwards to new users (Such users are unauthenticated or do not exist within JD Edwards.)
EASYProcess connects to JD Edwards through a dedicated JD Edwards user.
Each JD Edwards transaction will be called by this dedicated JD Edwards user.
The new or unauthenticated user data can be stored within other columns of the table, such as "OrderedBy."
Scenario 2: Users of the Product Already are a Set of Users within JD Edwards
EASYProcess, using JD Edwards authentication, allows users to log in with a JD Edwards user I.D. and password.
JD Edwards transactions will be called by a user's own set of JD Edwards credentials.
Database Access Security
Row Level Security
EASYProcess can make use of the JD Edwards ODA/JDBC driver to enforce row and column level security.
Column Level Security
EASYProcess can mirror this security on its Web Parts, where the fields will display according to set restrictions (i.e. disabled, read only).
File Level Security
JD Edwards Master Data Files are accessed through the portal as well. Access to these files is conducted using a predetermined database user ID. This user ID is used for access to each file within JD Edwards, but is restricted by data within the web user profile (i.e. address book number).
EASYProcess is certified to integrate with SAP ECC 6.0 and all previous versions, including the R/3 product line. Naturally, this also applies to the individual modules of ECC, such as FICO, SRM, CRM, SCM, PLM, etc.
EASYProcess integrates with the SAP Business Object Repository (BOR) API using the SAP .NET Connector 3.0. EASYProcess can access an SAP business object by calling one of its BAPIs. For example, when EASYProcess wants to get a list of all companies, it would call the "BAPI_COMPANY_GETLIST" BAPI of the company business object. EASYProcess can also call non-BAPI function modules.
This integration format ensures that all integral logic and data access remains in SAP, leaving your EASYProcess team to work with the high-level business rules that produce ROI.
EASYProcess maintains the security protocols defined in SAP by using an SAP user account to make all BAPI and RFC calls. Anytime EASYProcess interacts with SAP, an SAP user account is utilized. This can be a service account that is used in all transactions, allowing non-SAP users to benefit from your EASYProcess web portals. Alternatively, users can log in to an EASYProcess web portal using their SAP user credentials, which are passed securely to SAP for verification, before any data is exposed or received. For any kind of security configuration you may have in place, EASYProcess is ready to authenticate with SAP through SAP-certified channels.
Because all K-Rise Systems enterprise applications are built using EASYProcess, gaining an understanding of this development platform will give important insight into the specific product you are exploring.