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Below is a list of the most frequently downloaded articles over the previous 12-months, updated daily.
Top 10 Downloads
1. MRP and DRP Explained in Detail
by Susan Penick (Category: Manufacturing)
" Benefit from the hundreds of hours other clients have spent testing MRP and DRP. Reading this 50 page document will save you many lost days and nights! Sue is a Systems Analyst at Patrick Industries, a JDE client.
2. Manufacturing Accounting - An Overview
by Roy Peters, Klee Associates (Category: Manufacturing Accounting)
" 10 pages that follow an example all the way through the manufacturing process to the General Ledger. If you aren't using this module, then you can't explain your variances, and you are missing a great deal of useful information. To learn even more--check out our Mastery Level Workshop on this topic.
3. Stock Reconciliation and Integrity
by Ian Simmons, Xayce PLC (Category: Distribution--Inventory)
" What can you say about a perfect white paper? Other than we're sorry (you didn't have it when you first implemented JDE)? Ian has produced an incredibly detailed 27 page paper which deals with one of the main problems in any automated system integrity between the Item Ledger and the Inventory Account in the General Ledger. I used to dread those phone calls--"Andy, how come these two systems don't reconcile?" Ian discusses integrity checks the system way, followed by a technical section that goes through techniques for performing reconciliations outside of the system, and/or defining new reports you may want.
4. Integrity Reports Quick Reference
by Mark Zinck (Category: Financials)
" This is something JDEtips has wanted to do for a very long time; Mark Zinck simply dropped this in our lap one day recently. We think you will agree that the Integrity Reports Quick Reference he has created is one of the handiest documents you'll ever use. To say more would be simply gilding the proverbial lilly.
5. Flexible Commissions in 8.9
by Jane Perry (Category: Distribution--Sales Order Management)
" Is there anyone out there who thinks JD Edwards has been historically weak in its ability to calculate sales commissions? OK, everyone put your hands down, please! We wouldn't point that out if we didn't have a good answer, right? Actually Jane Perry has all the answers in this article. For those of you on E1 8.9 or higher, you'll notice some new Commission functionality. You'll still need a custom report, probably, but at least the raw data is becoming more useful. Jane does a great job leading us through a detailed example of just about every possible calculation.
6. An Overview of the JDE DRP/MPS/MRP Planning Process with Gotchas That Lurk
by Terry Horner (Category: Manufacturing)
" An overview of the planning processes for DRP, MPS, and DRP. We describe the behavior of the various planning levels, give you some tips on how to best use them, then provide the gotchas. And if you thought "time fencing" was just a buzz word, don't stop reading until you get to the section where we explain how to improve the validity and stability of your DRP/MPS/MRP messages and to reduce the "nervousness" of your messages through fence policies and procedures.
7. Designing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Chart of Accounts
by Roger Avrit, Avrit Consulting Group (Category: Financials--General Ledger)
" The Chart of Accounts is crucial to the efficient and effective capture and display of your organization's financial information. If the Chart of Accounts is set up correctly, your online inquiry and reporting tools will give you the information you need to understand what is happening in your business. Roger Avrit does an admirable job conveying a wealth of tips and knowledge, gained from nearly 25 years of working with financial systems. As an added bonus, Roger's sample Chart of Accounts is included. This white paper applies to both World Software and OneWorld.
8. Back to Basics with AAIs
by Blanca Villasenor, SBI (Category: Financials)
" Learn the basics of how JDE's software finds the AAI to use. If you don't know how the Subsequent Business Unit field in the Business Unit Master is used, you might be surprised.
9. Data Conversion Overview
by Kirby Rankin (Category: Technical)
" When the project manager asks for volunteers to head up the data conversion project, it's amazing how many people have urgent plans to be elsewhere during that time - even before they know the dates! But once you get your hands on this article, you'll be the first to step up to the plate, because you'll be fully armed with the tools to make and execute a solid conversion plan.
10. Purging and Housekeeping Strategies
by Hartley Farmer, Westbrook Systems (Category: Data Archiving and Disaster Recovery)
" Take advantage of Hartley's 20 years implementing JD Edwards. Are your users complaining how long batch jobs or inquiries take to run or the IT/CNC staff complaining how long back-ups take or how long it takes to copy one environment to another? The central issue is the poor data housekeeping at most sites and hence uncontrolled growth in data files. Hartley presents reality-based advice on how to get control of your data.