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Customized Purchase Order Reporting Solution with JD Edwards for Food Company

November 18, 2013
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Ephlux helped a renowned food company enjoy the fringe benefits of a Purchase Order reporting system by customizing it with the help of JD Edwards and BI tools.

The Storyline:

A company that has earned its name in sustainability and quality and has been successful in maintaining that standard for over a hundred years has a lot of planning and strategy to go with it in the background. This company has provided picture perfect customer services, with personalized attention from a down- to-business sales team, and thorough support services including logistics, category management and merchandising.

Every company with a need to buy or sell items will have a Purchase Order report generated in order to track order history, vendor performance, expected and late arriving items, and provide other valuable information. This company, too, had a standard Purchase Order (PO) Reporting in place, but for the leaders in any business, having just an ordinary system is not enough, and so this company needed something more, and Ephlux had just the perfect secret ingredient.

The twist:

Creating a purchase order is typically the first step of the Purchase to pay process in an ERP system, the Purchase Order being the commercial document and first official offer issued by a buyer to a seller, indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller will provide to the buyer. A standard report has many details but still misses the detailed layout objective that makes reporting visually appealing and interactive. The company wished to have visual analytics and business intelligence integrated into their standard reports so that the whole process is done at the back-end but the user sees the dashboard view of required information.

Climax and Happy Ending:

Ephlux coated the standard report running in their system with a tantalizing view, and customized the report through a BI Publisher tool and reconstructed a customized reporting system that had both the required layout and necessary field mapping. The company has become yet another satisfied customer of Ephlux, as we continue to provide simplicity, convenience and integration in ways beyond imagination.