IT operations that focus on the automation of business processes need to integrate a wide range of custom and enterprise applications and the infrastructure on which they run, often with complex interdependencies. In these environments, IT typically uses job scheduling tools to control batch and on demand event processing, which are vital to the success of a range of business operations from sales to manufacturing to financial management.
For decades, Tidal has been defining the standard for job scheduling usability, scalability and breadth of coverage. The role of the adapters available for Tidal Automation is to make connectivity, control and visibility of diverse technologies accessible directly through the Tidal platform interface. Our comprehensive set of adapters provides broad coverage for popular applications and systems used by businesses and our seamless integration simplifies end-to-end scheduling of processes across the enterprise.
Take a look at our adapter for JD Edwards Orchestrator.
In order to increase competitive advantage, businesses are investing in applications that improve operational efficiency, such as JD Edwards EnterpriseOne solutions. These ERP applications manage critical data from various functional areas, including financials, inventory, procurement, and order fulfillment. While the JD Edwards internal scheduler can manage native batch processes, it is not built to accommodate enterprise-wide scheduling environments.
This adapter is designed for the unique needs of the JD Edwards application suite, and functions as the communications interface between Tidal Automation and the EnterpriseOne process management engine. Together, they provide IT organizations with robust cross-platform, cross-application scheduling functionality, real-time interactivity and centralized control.
With the Tidal Automation Adapter for JD Edwards, EnterpriseOne customers can add the automation, manageability and reliability of the Tidal solution to these leading ERP applications. With Tidal, IT operations staff can manage all workload processes within the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environment from a centralized console and integrate those processes into the broader Tidal scheduling environment. Leveraging Tidal’s advanced automation features and centralized management console immediately translates into lower training costs and the consolidation of key skills required for scheduling operations. The result – reduced errors and increased productivity.
How the Adapter for JD Edwards Works
Once implemented, the adapter allows users to define, launch, monitor and control JD Edwards processes using Universal Batch Engine (UBE), which is then used to execute these processes. The integration enables users to quickly resolve job failures, incorporate multiple cross-application dependencies and utilize process models for JD Edwards UBE programs. The adapter submits the predefined JD Edwards processes into the schedule and monitors the status of each process as it runs. In addition, the adapter facilitates the distribution of JD Edwards reports through its advanced alert capabilities.
Modifications to the JD Edwards environment are unnecessary because Tidal uses both UBE and the APIs in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application suite. Native JD Edwards function calls are therefore used for the integration.
Tidal’s integration has successfully delivered rapid ROI to organizations investing in JD Edwards solutions. It brings job scheduling for JD Edwards solutions into an enterprise context and provides greater automation, visibility, control and reliability. The following capabilities are crucial to driving the benefits that users can expect from this solution:
Universal Workload Management – Workload management is an essential part of any ERP solution because it allows critical transactions from various databases and applications to occur at the right time, every time. Tidal Automation provides immediate problem detection, and in many cases, automatically launches error resolution steps, enabling JD Edwards EnterpriseOne/World services to be delivered efficiently and accurately.
Event-Driven Processing – In addition to time- and date-based job scheduling, the adapter can dynamically introduce single jobs and entire workloads into a schedule when triggered by business events from other adapters and platform-supported agents. Users can also define events that can be used for alerting and invoking an automated response through email and/or inserting additional jobs into the schedule.
Flexible Monitoring and Alerting – Job status and output is automatically logged and can be viewed using the Tidal Automation console. Alerts can be automatically sent to browser-enabled devices for anytime, anywhere status updates and can be configured to initiate process recovery steps. Automated actions are extensive and easily defined.
IT Policy Alignment – Each job can contain several process definitions that support granular controls and error recovery procedures, making it possible for IT staff to consistently follow documented best practices.
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes in the areas of request fulfillment, incident management and change management are supported and can include interfaces and integration techniques available for a range of ITIL-oriented operations environments.
Robust Security and Audit Capabilities – Security policy – and changes to it – are tied to enterprise security management tools and processes. The integrated security management features of the Tidal platform can be applied to the implementation of JD Edwards connections, various roles and jobs to provide secure management and support the use of required security credentials.
Tidal’s enterprise-wide automation platform transcends the inherent limitations associated with standalone point products or native cloud schedulers. We can automate and orchestrate cross-application workloads and enterprise-wide business processes that traverse multiple clouds and hybrid environments – all from a single-pane-of-glass view.
Tidal helps you optimize the value and performance of your legacy infrastructure while opening new opportunities to leverage next-gen applications and workflows. From pure on-prem to hybrid on-prem and cloud engagements – the answer is Tidal.