Lenley Hensarling, General Manager,
Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
adding more capability around Oracle
Business Intelligence Publisher. That capability is going to be in the form of a read-only JDBC driver that will open up all of
the operational data to [Oracle Business
Intelligence] Publisher so that it can serve
as a primary ad hoc reporting tool for
our customers. Also, we’re building on it
for the upcoming 9.0 release with a new
vocabulary of Web services.
PROFIT: What else is new?
E-Business Suite Release 12. The Release
12 Primer—Shining a Light on the Release
12 World covers the modules that have
changed the most—and the underlying
technical architecture, security issues, and
Oracle Fusion Middleware—all in terminology geared for both the business and
technical audiences. To learn more, visit
FLYING HIGH WITH ORACLE ACE
Steve Romeo—director of IT for Breg, a
medical devices firm based in San Diego,
California; board member of the Oracle
Applications User Group; and a newly
minted Oracle ACE—talks to Profit about
what it means to work with Oracle.
HENSARLING: We’ve released a new
financial management and compliance
console to help midsize companies deal
with issues around segregation of duties.
It includes an alert capability that is
based on rules that companies can set up
for themselves, such as spending limits.
It is an extension to the operational
schema, with summary tables and KPIs
[key performance indicators] and metrics
built on top of that. It really follows the
model of the Daily Business Intelligence
capabilities that have been available in
Oracle E-Business Suite.
Other key enhancements include
integration to Oracle Demantra trade
promotions and demand planning. And
we recently announced the availability of
our integration to Oracle Transportation
Management, or Oracle G-Log.
PROFIT: How are customers reacting to
HENSARLING: The customer reaction
is interesting—I see our customers start
to think of themselves as Oracle customers first. We’re seeing our customers look
at the total Oracle solution footprint
rather than just being bound within JD
Edwards. I think customers are now
convinced—they’ve seen our new releases
coming out and are feeling comfortable.
And they’ve seen the value of the infusion
of Oracle technology into our offerings.
Also, the worldwide support capabilities
that Oracle brings to JD Edwards customers are really important.
PROFIT: Can you touch on the subject
of JD Edwards support for IBM and
other database platforms?
HENSARLING: What’s interesting is that
since the acquisition by Oracle, our relationships with IBM and Microsoft have
been closer than ever. We’re doing great
work incorporating Oracle technology,
including Oracle Database, but we’ll continue to support a broad set of platforms. <>
PROFIT: What motivates you at work?
ROMEO: Every product we manufacture
has a positive impact on someone’s life.
It makes me very proud to be a part of a
team that improves people’s lives.
PROFIT: What’s been your experience
with Oracle Applications?
ROMEO: I’ve led two deployments
of Oracle E-Business Suite over the
past eight years, focusing on medical
device manufacturing utilizing Oracle
E-Business Suite Release 11i applications
for order entry, financials, manufacturing, mobile supply chain, and real application clustering.
PROFIT: What’s your work style?
ROMEO: I am very collaborative, motivated, driven, and passionate. I work
with a great team. I draw my customers
into my collaborative process because I
love talking to them and delivering on
PROFIT: What has been the most
exciting development you’ve witnessed
ROMEO: The evolution of Oracle
E-Business Suite has been very exciting.
We have so many options and a flexible
platform that allows us to grow without
boundaries with our software. With new
releases of Oracle Applications on the
horizon, we are really getting excited
about the convergence of Web 2.0 technology and the new applications.
PROFIT: What is your alter ego—your
favorite way to spend time outside
ROMEO: I am an avid flight enthusiast.
I was fortunate enough to fly with Sean
Tucker of Team Oracle. I’m also a wilderness survival teacher and animal tracker.
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