What Did I Miss? A COLLABORATE 16 Recap
by Jon Jagelsky, on May 3, 2016
Did you happen to miss out on COLLABORATE 16 earlier this month in Las Vegas? Whether it was product updates from the JD Edwards team, over 200 educational sessions or countless network opportunities, COLLABORATE 16 was the place to be.Lyle Ekdahl's keynote set the stage for what to expect from JD Edwards over the next year, including: EnterpriseOne 9.2 upgrades, the emergence of the citizen developer and continued adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). Lyle continued to preach the importance of utilizing the Cloud in a strategic manner, combining it with on-premise applications to further extend the product’s value and functionality. In this year’s Enterprise Labeling Top 5 Trends survey, respondents said that 63% of all enterprise applications being deployed in the next three years will be deployed in the cloud.
COLLABORATE 16 also provided great networking opportunities in the Exhibitor Showcase throughout the show. The cocktail hours on Monday and Tuesday night were an excellent chance for customers to gather information and interact with JD Edwards Service Providers. A common theme in talking with JDE users during these events was the need to simplify customer labeling processes that are becoming increasingly more complex. Joint Loftware and JD Edwards customer Trek Bikes presented a session at COLLABORATE on integrating labeling with JD Edwards Advanced Warehousing to manage barcode labeling variability and ensure consistency across their supply chain. Don't worry if you missed this session! Tom Spoke, IT Global Distribution Manager at Trek will be presenting it again in a live webinar on May 5th.