In a few short days, the JD Edwards faithful will descend on Denver to engage in the annual ritual known as COLLABORATE. In the spirit of the event, many of us from Andrews Consulting Group will be there to give presentations, answer questions, hand out gifts, and award prizes to a few lucky people. Before I tell you about the gifts and prizes, here’s the lowdown on the “serious stuff” that we’re doing.

  • Booths. Our JD Edwards consulting team will be at Booth 922. We’ll be answering any and all questions about upgrading, expanding, migrating, and tuning your JD Edwards environment. We’ll also be offering demos of RapidReconciler, a solution that can make easy work out of balancing your general ledger against perpetual inventory.
    Next door in Booth 923, our RapidDecision team will be demonstrating and discussing a comprehensive business intelligence (BI) solution for both World and EnterpriseOne that can be up and running in as little as five days. If you have any questions about your BI strategy, the RapidDecision team can provide you with the answers.

  • Presentations. On Wednesday, April 16 at 9:45AM, the RapidDecision team will do a presentation entitled “The Most Important Part of Your BI Project – The Data Warehouse.” The presentation (session 43330 on your COLLABORATE schedule) will be in Room 608. If you want to know more, you can read the abstract about the session.
    The RapidReconciler team will offer two presentations. The first will be on Wednesday, April 16 at 10:45AM in Room 706. The topic is “Inventory Reconciliation: There Has to be a Better Way.” You can learn more about this presentation (COLLABORATE session 34750) by reading the abstract. The second presentation will be on Wednesday, April 16 at 3:15PM in Room 608. Its title is “GL/Inventory Out of Balance? Problem Solved.” For more information on this talk (session 44930), see our abstract.
  • OK…Gifts and Prizes! Since you’ve been patiently waiting for me to talk about this, here’s what we’re doing to put some fun into your COLLABORATE experience. At the RapidDecision presentation on Wednesday morning, we’ll give away three $100 American Express gift cards in a random drawing. We’ll give away another $100 gift card at one of the RapidReconciler talks.
    In addition, everyone who stops by the RapidDecision booth will get a free mood cube. I guarantee that this item will get a laugh from everyone who sees it on your desk, so be sure to ask for it. After you do that, stop by the JD Edwards team booth next door to get your miniature beach chair. What’s that, you ask? Let’s just say that your cell phone and business cards will have a casual yet stylish place to rest. To learn more, come by Booth 922.

Of course, yours truly will be there as well to gather information and share insights. I’ll be walking the session halls and circulating between our two booths. If you want to talk with me, send me an email or drop by either booth. I look forward to meeting you.