Case Studies

Using EASYProcess to Streamline JD Edwards Operations and Improve Process Automation Management

Accolade Wines is a leading company in the global wine industry, with its headquarters in South Australia. The company has a diverse portfolio of over 50 top-quality wine brands, ranging from established classics to modern, cutting-edge labels.
Managing such a wide range of products and global supply chains is a complex task and one that requires a high degree of accuracy and efficiency. To support these operations, Accolade Wines needed a robust and scalable process automation solution that could handle its growing business.
Frontdoor (the parent company of American Home Shields) had zero integration, used multiple platforms, and their data was beginning to scale.

After implementing EASYProcess, they ended up saving 32+ hours per day in manual labor.

K-Rise helped us integrate JDE Financials into our eCommerce systems without ever having to know or write code ourselves. The process was simpler than we thought it would be, and we’ve completely switched over to the K-Rise platform to run several of our business systems. We would recommend K-Rise to any business looking for a straightforward way to save money and resources.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd., a Canadian-based mining and metals company, specializes in the exploration, development, and production of mineral resources such as copper, gold, nickel, and cobalt, with operations in multiple countries on five continents.

After acquiring its Cobre Panama Mine in 2019, First Quantum was looking for ways to overcome challenges of lacking visibility of the approval processes.

They brought in K-Rise Systems to optimize the process by automating the capital expenditure requests.

K-Rise systems delivered an AFCE solution allowing First Quantumn to quickly create a clear and standardized process for new investment requests giving full visibility and significantly reducing approval time.

Rockline Industries is a family-owned business that has been at the forefront of innovation in the wet wipes industry since its founding in 1976. Headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Rockline manufactures coffee filters and consumer, health care, industrial, and institutional wet wipes globally. In 2017, Rockline Industries made a strategic move by acquiring Iatric Manufacturing Solutions
— their sixth facility in North America — located in Morristown, Tennessee. With nearly 2,500 employees across other manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Arkansas, New Jersey, Tennessee, England, and South China, Rockline has established itself as an innovator of product design solutions to meet consumer demands.
A division of Brunswick Corporation, Mercury Marine looked to EASYProcess to bring the detailed settings of the JDE Configurator into a B2B Web Store for their Pacific distributors.The complex nature of ordering a MerCruiser Engine and then being able to save that configuration for reordering in the future were key requirements for Mercury Marine.
EASYCommerce was able to meet these requirements and the company utilized this EASYProcess portal for their B2B eCommerce store. The Mercury Marine Team has now distinguished themselves as the first site, globally, with online configuration of boat motors for distributors. Congratulations!

We have been using EASYCommerce for over 7 years. The best feature we have is an on line sales order configurator. To date nobody else in our space has this feature. Over 95% of our dealer orders are received through our dealer portal.

EP Henry is a market leader in Consumer and Commercial Hardscaping, manufacturing concrete paver products to its customers.

EP Henry factored Functionality, Architecture, Platform, Vendor and Integration with replacing its 1st Generation JDE eCommerce solution. Consumer, Company & Industry requirements extend eCommerce functionality beyond the traditional. Examples Include Unit of Measure & Weights: Conversions & JDE Setup had to work seamlessly from the User, JDE & Delivery perspective.

Some special features on their storefront include orders might be placed in Square Footage, which is converted to Cubes for delivery, etc. Line items may automatically round up to the nearest delivery UOM.

Both Sales & Users can create fully automated Price Books on Demand. These auto created JDE real-time integrated PDF price books are professionally formatted with images, specifications, advanced pricing and availability.

JAM Industries, out of Montreal, Quebec, is a Master Distributor operating dozens of companies to provide a more personalized business experience for their customers of guitars, keyboards, musical instruments and the associated technolgies and hardware. The need driving JAM to reconsider the source for eCommerce for its growing businesses was the purchase of KMC Music, a distributor of a very well known brand of guitar.

Being able to present 10’s of thousands of items to its customer and dealer base in a familiar, intuitive search was key. Because of K-Rise Systems integration with SOLR and the accompanying faceted search and guided filtered navigation, EASYCommerce was the go to choice for JAM Business and IT decision makers.

FOX Networks Group is a primary operating unit of News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWS), consists of Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), FOX Sports Media Group, the company’s national and regional cable programming services, and Fox Networks Engineering and Operations.
These units produce, program, and transmit much of America’s most popular entertainment, sports and information content via 37 owned-and-operated TV networks, video on demand, and other media platforms.

A pioneer and leader in the direct selling industry, Amway offers innovative and high-quality nutrition, wellness, beauty, and home products that are available through distributors in more than 80 countries and territories. In continuing to grow its internal systems Amway desired to broaden its on-line 

offering to its suppliers. K-Rise Systems Vendor Self-Service Portal was able to provide Amway with all of the integration to JDE it needed. It was also a necessary component in bringing data from its JDA installation as well.

Through this automation, Amway has improved supplier on-time delivery performance from 85 to 94 percent, with five fewer FTEs involved in the process.

Ken Hake, VP, Chief Procurement Officer, Amway

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies with 3,500+ employees representing 70 popular brands.

TWE acquired the wine division of Diageo Chateau & Estate. Distributors exclusively created SAP orders from a web eCommerce portal, additionally TWE customers wanted self-service ordering & inquiry. It was mandatory JDE eCommerce go-live coincided with JDE ERP go-live for the acquired business.

TWE requires customers to specify one of seven Branch Plant locations on their JDE sales orders. The project required an intelligent dynamic faceted search engine/server for distinct automatically created product catalogs (with advanced pricing) based on JDE branch plant. Dynamic product catalog generation / change had to occur with login and at any point during the user session. The aggressive Go-live project date was achieved.

AstroNova is a global leader in developing and applying data visualization technologies in products serving industrial, packaging, aerospace, and defense markets.

Top company Executives mandated creating a new JDE centric 24×7 B2B eCommerce Storefront with Card Payments functionality within weeks, not months. And they got it.

It took ONLY 3 WEEKS from the point of creating the DV/PY/PD Servers to create a fully functional

eCommerce / Inquiry Portal with full JDE integration and card Payment Gateway functionality for final testing. The site was complete with 20,000 catalog items, Robust Tier 1 Storefront Functionality, and 37 JDE Real-Time Integration Touch Points. The catalog features an Intelligent faceted search engine (server) integrated with JDE SRP cat codes to automate creation of a robust dynamic guided navigation catalog along with search box (auto-predict, spellcheck, etc.) intelligence.