This week is Oracle Collaborate 12 and, needless to say, there are a number of interesting news items form it, not least of which are general upgrades to JD Edwards, including its compliance offerings and reporting abilities. Q Software has also announced upgraded reporting for JD Edwards, while elsewhere Aruvio upgrades its GRC platform.

Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 Release

It’s Collaborate 12 this week, so a couple of announcements from Oracle that are worth a look. For us, the most notable is a list of upgrades to its JD Edwards enterprise resource planning (ERP) portfolio, including productivity improvements, new industry-specific functionality, global compliance features and a new self-service reporting module. And that list adds to a bunch of other JD Edwards upgrades of late.

Part of Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1, an integrated  applications suite of comprehensive enterprise resource planning software, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting is a real-time reporting solution with a simplified and clear view of the essential data necessary to effectively execute business processes.

OneView reporting comes with a set of nearly 180 prebuilt reports that pull data from across the EnterpriseOne landscape and allow end users to tap into them without help from IT, according to Oracle.

To further simplify the consumption of information for casual and power users, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting uses the advanced capabilities of Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Publisher to enable users to more easily have access to and personalize transaction data into customized lists, charts, graphs and tables.

In addition, by combining essential transaction data and master data including associated descriptions and category codes, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne One View Reporting delivers a clear and concise view of operational activities and enables end users to more easily have access to data for simple or sophisticated reports.

Many of the enhancements in JDE EnterpriseOne 9.1 are based on technologies introduced with EnterpriseOne Tools 9.1, which Oracle last year.

Q Software’s JD Edwards Reporting

Also this week, Oracle Gold Partner Q Software Global, which builds risk management, compliance and security solutions for Oracle ERP application users, has announced the general availability of World Audit, a tool that enables users to track any changes to the JD Edwards World data.

Many organizations need to be able to track key data changes to satisfy compliance regulations requirements; monitoring transactions can also give early warning of unusual activity and thereby reduce the risk of fraud, malicious damage or inadvertent error.

Integrated within the JD Edwards World environment, World Audit uses easy-to-define auditing rules and user friendly ad hoc queries to enable users to:

  • Specify the database items that they wish to monitor
  • Track all changes to those items
  • Notify specified users when certain events occur

Q Software Global focuses on security, GRC and productivity tools for users of Oracle ERP Applications (Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle JD Edwards World, Oracle PeopleSoft and Oracle E-Business Suite).

Winvale Partnership for Compliant Cloud

Away from Oracle, Winvale, which builds IT solutions for the public sector, has announced a partnership with Prime Care Technologies (PCT) and QTS (Quality Technology Services) to offer the government compliant cloud computing.

PCT is a national provider of cloud computing services. QTSprovides data center facilities and managed services, features with a state-of-the-art 1.3 million sq. ft. FISMA-compliant data center in Richmond, Va., as a key part of the company’s portfolio.

The combined IT assets of PCT, QTS and Winvale give the government the expanded capability and necessary resources to achieve any desired level of security compliance -- FISMA Low through TS/SCI SCIF.

Now on Winvale’s GSA Schedule 70, PCT will be offering cloud-based solutions co-located in QTS’ state-of-the-art data centers. With a national presence, QTS owns, operates and manages over 3.0 million sq. ft. of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and provides dependable mission-critical IT operations for over 700 customers.

Aruvio Upgrades GRC

Also this week, GRC vendor Aruvio has announced the general availability of its AruvioGRC product. AruvioGRC is delivered as SaaS on the platform.

Today's GRC software solutions are monolithic and complex…They cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy, takes 3 to 12 months to deploy, all the while returning very little value because they are too complext to use for the average business users,” Rajesh Unadkat, CEO of Aruvio said.

With the launch of AruvioGRC, Aruvio is offering a cloud-based GRC service that focuses on:

  • Automation of the most manual-intensive tasks in GRC
  • Support for existing GRC processes without wholesale change management
  • Integration with popular tools and data repositories such as Microsoft Office and SharePoint
  • Collaboration using advance social enterprise features

Aruvio GRC is built to work with well-recognized common control frameworks such as the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) to enable “test once and report many." It allows users to use any applications from the Aruvio GRC Suite and integrate with other GRC systems and data sources using a point-and-click interface.