Past Events

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    Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Carlsbad, CA
    JD Edwards Southern California User Group Meeting Presentation

    Join presenter Adam Crigger, President at Preferred Strategies, for the JD Edwards Southern California User Group (SCUG) Q3 Meeting on Thursday October 20th, 2016 in Carlsbad, CA.  Don't miss his presentation, JD Edwards Reporting in the Cloud with Microsoft Power BI and Excel. 

    Are you looking to move your dashboards, reporting and analytics to the cloud so that your CFO can get their status fixes pool side? Then Microsoft’s latest BI cloud offering could be the answer you’re looking for. Whether you’re a CEO gauging corporate performance on a cell phone, a business analyst wanting to develop engaging JDE reports, or an Excel enthusiast seeking ways to automate JDE data retrieved in a spreadsheet; attend this session to learn how Microsoft’s Power BI is taking JDE reporting successfully into the cloud.
    Unsure if the cloud is for you, or looking for a hybrid approach, you can leverage the Power BI gateway to keep your data securely on premise and visualize it from anywhere you have internet access and a valid login without VPN.
    See a live demonstration of how to build and share JDE reports with Power BI and Excel. Discover how BI QuickLaunch for JDE reduces BI implementations from months to days with packaged data models/cubes.

    Objective 1
    Learn best practices for executing JD Edwards Reporting and Analysis in the Power BI Cloud
    Objective 2
    Live demonstration connecting Excel Pivot Tables to JD Edwards reports in the Power BI Cloud
    Objective 3
    Accelerate your BI implementation with BI QuickLaunch for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World

     

    "The purpose of the User Group (SCUG) is to foster networking and communication between users with similar experiences and challenges related to their Oracle JD Edwards software product lines in the Southern California regional area. We meet regularly to share experiences and best practices relating to the use of EnterpriseOne and World software products." - SCUG

    To register and learn more about the JD Edwards Southern California User Group click here.

    Event Details:

    Thursday, October 20th 2016

    8:00 AM PDT

    Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

    5480 Grand Pacific Ave

    Carlsbad, CA 92008

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    Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Remote
    Preferred Strategies' BusinesObjects User Group Meeting

    Date and Time: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

    With the recent release of BusinessObjects 4.2 SP3 and BI QuickLaunch 9.0, the Preferred Strategies team would like to invite you to discover what’s new with these technologies at the BusinessObjects Online Users Group Meeting on Thursday October 13th, 2016. We greatly value your participation in this event, your feedback and questions will help shape the future of the BI QuickLaunch product family for our most important users, YOU!

    Agenda
    • Introductions and Updates from the Preferred Strategies Team
    • 2016 BI QuickLaunch Maintenance Program Benefits
    • What’s New Demo - Business Objects 4.2 SP3 (Java vs HTML, Cascading Input Controls, etc)
    • BI QuickLaunch 9.0 Demo - Updates (Canned WebI Reports, New UNX files, etc)
    • Open Discussion – Q & A, Comments

    Both the SAP BusinessObjects and Preferred Strategies products have had new releases this year, each adding rich new features and functionalities. We would like to provide you with product updates from each, share our road map for BI QuickLaunch and insights into the future of BusinessObjects, as well as enable you to share your experiences using the products with the rest of the user community.

    If you have not yet registered please sign up here. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Remote
    JD Edwards World User Group Presentation

    Join presenter Adam Crigger, President at Preferred Strategies, for the JD Edwards World User Group Call.

    Don't miss his presentation, How to Leverage the Latest Microsoft Tools with JD Edwards World Software

    In this educational session, Preferred Strategies will demonstrate how managers, analysts, and excel users can utilize the latest Microsoft Power BI and Excel technologies within a JD Edwards World environment. We will illustrate how business users can easily access and analyze interactive dashboards, reports, and visualizations from any web-enabled device. Next, see how simple it is to edit existing reports and build new ones from scratch with Power BI’s intuitive user interface. Employees familiar with Excel and other Office software programs can quickly transfer their skills to building reports and visualizations with Power BI. Lastly, learn about the deep integration between Microsoft Excel and Power BI. We will discuss the underlying similarities between the two BI applications as well as demonstrate “new” features in Excel that enable users to automate the flow of JD Edwards data into Excel Pivot Tables.

     

    "The mission of the World Users group is to provide a conduit for the exchange of information between JDE World customers, JDE World business partners, and the Oracle/JDEdwards Company; delivering news regarding product development, encouraging customer feedback, and providing a forum to facilitate that interchange, including sharing best practices and networking opportunities." - World User Group

    To register and learn more about the JD Edwards World User Group click here.

    Event Details:

    Tuesday, October 11th

    11:00 EDT/10:00 CDT/9:00 MDT/8:00 PDT

    Call Details:

    Web conference link:

    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/643102533
    You can also dial in using your phone.

    United States : +1 (646) 749-3122
    Access Code: 643-102-533

     

  • Monday, August 14–16, 2017 | Denver, CO
    Quest's JD Edwards InFocus 2017 Conference

    Join Preferred Strategies at our booth #223 to win cool prizes, demo interactive dashboards for JDE, and say Hello! Also, mark your calendar's for our Educational Session that documents Mann Packing's customer success story of how they were able to leverage Oracle's cloud software to transform how their IT deparment works with data.

     

    Attend our educational sessions to learn about self-service reporting for JDE, and for your chance to win a Hubsan X4 drone with HD camera!

    Tue. August 15| 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Plaza Court 2

    Wed. August 16| 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM | Governor's Square 14

    For more information, please visit www.questdirect.org/infocus

    DATE & TIME
    Monday 14 August 2017
    END DATE & TIME
    Wednesday 16 August 2017
    VENUE
    Sheraton Downtown Denver
    ADDRESS
    1550 Court Pl
    Denver, CO 80202
    United States
  • Southern California JD Edwards User Group

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 | City of Industry, CA
    JD Edwards Southern California User Group Meeting Presentation 2017

    Join presenter Adam Crigger, President at Preferred Strategies, for the JD Edwards Southern California User Group (SCUG) Q2 Meeting on Thursday June 15th, 2017 in City of Industry, CA at 11:30 AM.  Don't miss his presentation, Modern JDE Edwards BI and Reporting Trends Impacting JDE Customers.

    Do you need traditional JD Edwards operational reports, interactive mobile reports, and/or analytical reports? What defines a Dashboard? Is it real-time or near-time?

    Modern data and enterprise reporting platforms are now combining traditional reporting features with powerful visualization capabilities, smart data discovery functionality, and advanced analytical tools enabling every business user to become a data analyst. This shift from IT-centric reporting to modern business-led analytics has now become an industry norm according to Gartner’s latest research for business intelligence and analytics platforms.

    Access the full 2017 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant report provided by Microsoft here.

    To help you sort through the confusion Adam will help you:

    Objective 1
    Understand the latest BI and Reporting technologies and track the latest trends impacting your organizations JD Edwards and corporate data sources
    Objective 2
    Learn how the top JD Edwards organizations are evolving their reporting strategies to deliver the power of data to every business user
    Objective 3
    Discover the market leading vendors of modern data analysis platforms and the best practices that are being adopted

    "The purpose of the User Group (SCUG) is to foster networking and communication between users with similar experiences and challenges related to their Oracle JD Edwards software product lines in the Southern California regional area. We meet regularly to share experiences and best practices relating to the use of EnterpriseOne and World software products." - SCUG

    To register and learn more about the JD Edwards Southern California User Group click here.

    Event Details:

    Thursday, June 15th 2017

    8:00 AM PDT

    Pacific Palms Resort

    One Industry hills Pkwy

    City of Industry, CA 91744

  • Monday, April 3–7, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV
    Quest's Collaborate Conference 2017

    Attending the Quest Collaborate 2017 Conference in Las Vegas?

    Come visit Preferred Strategies at booth #323 and don't forget to attend our education session outlined below.

    Reasons to come say Hi...

    Hands on JD Edwards Report and Dashboard Demos using the top BI software vendors!

    Try your luck at our Putt for Cash Give-Away game!

    Win a retro Nintendo Classic Mini pre-loaded with 30 of your favorite games!

    *Interested in learning how to develop your own JD Edwards dashboards without IT assistance? Stop by our booth to get hands-on in designing your own JDE dashboard in 5 minutes using the top tier Reporting and Analytics software applications of Microsoft PowerBI, SAP Lumira, Qlik Sense, and Tableau.

    Modern JD Edwards BI: How Microsoft Power BI And Excel Fill the Reporting Gap for JDE
    4:15 PM–5:15 PM Apr 4th, 2017

    Description
    Session ID: 114230

    Abstract:

    Is your organization ready for the next evolution of reporting and analytics for JD Edwards? Attend this presentation to see the latest tools from Microsoft, the Gartner Magic Quadrant leader in Business Intelligence (BI). Discover how easy it is to implement enterprise dashboards and reports connected to JDE data with Power BI. For the Excel enthusiasts, we will demo a new experience for users connecting to JDE as well as the benefits of Power BI and Excel together. The future of BI does not have to lie only on the shoulders of IT. Rather today's BI strategies empower every business users to take advantage of self-service software to create, analyze, and consume organizational data in a way that enables better, faster decision making. Check out the latest technologies from Microsoft that allow real-time access to JDE data with tools that are user-friendly and cost-effective. If you are looking to improve analysis capabilities of JD Edwards data, this session is for you!

    Objective 1: See how JD Edwards analysts and managers can quickly connect to an 'In-Memory', governed reporting data source

    Objective 2: Discover how to reduce the development times for creating JDE dashboards and reports using Power BI and Excel

    Objective 3: Learn how Preferred Strategies' BI QuickLaunch accelerators for JDE can boost your BI initiatives with Microsoft

    Audience: Technical/Functional

    Click below to view on QuestDirect so you can add it to your schedule.
    https://collaborate.zerista.com/event/member?item_id=4398197

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    Sunday, April 10–14, 2016 | Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV
    Quest Collaborate 2016 Conference

    Attending the Quest Collaborate 2016 Conference in Las Vegas?

    Come visit Preferred Strategies at booth #801 or attend one of our education sessions below.

    Hands-on JD Edwards Dashboard development at our booth (#801)

    Interested in learning how to develop your own JD Edwards dashboards without IT assistance? Stop by our booth to get hands-on in designing your own JDE dashboard in 5 minutes using the top tier Reporting and Analytics software applications of Microsoft PowerBI, SAP Lumira, Qlik Sense, and Tableau.

    You pick a software you would like to understand and as you are hands-on building your own JDE dashboard, a Preferred Strategies expert will guide you through the steps. If you don't have time to spend a few minutes getting hands-on at our booth, but you are interested in the same exercise when you get back to your desk after the conference, just stop by and drop us a note to email you the sample dashboard content.

    Self-Service Reporting and BI with JD Edwards using Microsoft Excel (PowerPivot) and PowerBI
    9:15 AM–10:15 AM Apr 12, 2016

    Description
    Session ID: 105710

    Abstract: It's simple, Business Users want to develop their own JD Edwards reports with easy to use tools that do not require an IT skillset. This session will demonstrate how business users can use 'PowerPivot', a FREE Microsoft add-in for Excel and Preferred Strategies QuickLaunch to automate Excel Pivot tables with data from JDE. PowerPivot is an Excel spreadsheet on steroids that consists of an 'In Memory' data engine running in the background of your Excel workbook. Come see how PowerPivot can turn the everyday business analyst into a data genius who can analyze millions of rows of data in Excel. This session will also cover PowerBI, Microsoft's latest Data Discovery and Visualization software designed for business users to develop their own interactive dashboards using drag and drop functionality.Learn how Preferred Strategies QuickLaunch can get your organization up and running with Microsoft PowerPivot and PowerBI in a matter of days.

    Objective 1: Live Demonstration of PowerPivot & PowerBI over JDE data

    Objective 2: Take a deeper dive into PowerPivot & PowerBI elements

    Objective 3: Learn how to best connect PowerPivot & PowerBI to JDE data
    Click below to view on QuestDirect so you can add it to your schedule.
    https://collaborate.zerista.com/event/member?item_id=4398197

     

    JD Edwards Data Discovery for Business Users w market-leading software (Tableau, Qlik, and PowerBI)
    1:00 PM–2:00 PM Apr 12, 2016

    Description
    Session ID: 105740

    Abstract: The concept of self-service BI has existed for years, but market leading Data Discovery software (Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, & Lumira, etc) have turned this concept into a reality. With Data Discovery software Business users can quickly and easily visualize and analyze data. Unfortunately, most people get started by using a static Excel spreadsheet as the initial source of data for analysis. For a JDE user, the real value is to connect directly to JD Edwards data and be able to visualize and analyze your critical data in real-time. As these tools are agnostic to data source, out-of-box they lack the JD Edwards smarts to make them work best in a JDE environment. Preferred Strategies QuickLaunch provide Data Discovery accelerators that simplify connectivity to JDE data. Attend this session to see these Data Discovery tools in action over JD Edwards data, how these market-leading software applications compare and contrast, and learn which software may best fit for your organization.

    Objective 1: Overview of Data Discovery and the capabilities these tools provide

    Objective 2: Live Demonstration of these tools in action in a JD Edwards environment

    Objective 3: How to accelerate and simplify a data discovery project with JD Edwards

    Click below to view on QuestDirect so you can add it to your schedule.
    https://collaborate.zerista.com/event/member?item_id=4147844

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    Wednesday, August 17–19, 2016 | Denver, CO
    Quest Infocus 2016 Conference

    Attending the Quest Infocus 2016 Conference in Denver? Come visit Preferred Strategies at the booth and attend a Preferred Strategies education session on simplifying/accelerating JD Edwards Reporting/BI.

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    Monday, August 17–19, 2015 | Denver, CO
    Quest Infocus 2015 Conference

    Attending the Quest Infocus 2015 Conference in Denver? Come visit Preferred Strategies at the booth and attend our education sessions on simplifying/accelerating JD Edwards Reporting/BI.

    We hope to see you there!

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    Sunday, April 12–14, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV
    Quest Collaborate 2015 Conference

    Attending the Quest Collaborate 2015 Conference in Las Vegas? Come visit Preferred Strategies at booth #218 or attend one of our education sessions.