Meet PACKMAN, Forza Consulting’s Package Manager for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne which enables you to accelerate and optimize your technical change management process. PACKMAN is the ultimate package build and deployment solution for supporting your OMW projects.

About PACKMAN

PACKMAN reduces the risk of errors by eliminating the manual steps required in the update package build process. PACKMAN will speed up the development to production process of your OMW projects by ensuring you will no longer have to spend time on resolving build and deployment issues.

PACKMAN is an essential tool for supporting your technical change management on Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, whether you are implementing EnterpriseOne for the first time or if you are upgrading to a new release.

PACKMAN can either be used manually or completely automatically thus without any user intervention. In every stage of the process CNC personnel is informed by email notifications. Instructions are created automatically and after deployment detailed reports are automatically generated and distributed.

“The PACKMAN software, it is working great.  The developers can get their projects in PY every night with no CNC effort and all we have to do for PD is change the status.  I setup a script that launches PACKMAN so that we don’t even have to log into JD Edwards to launch an unscheduled build.  It has saved a lot of hours working remote from home at night for package builds” – Brian Penney, Paul Mueller Company

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How it works

In sequence PACKMAN will create the package build for the Enterprise Server(s) according to its configuration. Multiple enterprise servers per path code can be selected. The package build has now been started en is controlled by a PACKMAN driver batch. The progress of the build can be monitored using the PACKMAN application.

On a successful built the package is deployed to the enterprise server, client deployment instructions are created upon a successful server deployment. If Business Services are included then these will be automatically deployed.

After deployment a fully detailed report is created for CNC personnel, summarizing the PACKMAN process. Email notifications can be sent during every stage in the process ensuring total control.

When a new full package has been built and deployed the old update packages and the old full package can be cleaned up with the click of a single button. In this process the contents of the tables and the directory structures on the deployment server and enterprise server(s) are deleted, technical change management made easy.

 

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Customer case

CHIVAS BROTHERS OPTIMIZES JDE TECHNICAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT WITH PACKMAN

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits. Chivas Brothers is a leading employer with 1,600 staff across 32 sites in the UK, with headquarters in Hammersmith, London and Paisley, Scotland. The company has twelve operating malt distilleries, a grain distillery, two gin distilleries and over 300 bonded warehouses.

Continued growth and innovation increases the complexity of the JD Edwards Environment, adding to the requirement to focus on business critical system aspects. Chivas Brothers recognized the following challenges: gain efficiency in JDE package build & deploy process, provide flexible approach to meet business needs, focus on system critical issues affecting business, maintain current change control regulations and accuracy of software builds & deployments.

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About Forza

Forza Consulting is an agile consultancy company, providing high-quality services related to Oracle NetSuite, Oracle JD Edwards and cloud applications. We support our clients with ERP implementation, application management, integrations and development. Besides, Forza Consulting offers a number of powerful add on solutions.

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