Hello World!

Over 25 years ago, on February 6, 1989, I began my career with JD Edwards–both the company and the software.  It’s been an incredible experience for me. I’ve experienced multiple roles, starting on the Help Desk at JDE Headquarters, consulting with clients while living overseas in Europe, the UK, and Singapore, and running a JDE training and consulting practice as an Oracle business partner.  None of this would have been possible without the help of literally hundreds of people–fellow employees, clients, and partners.  And it all started with one word–opportunity.  I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and succeed with JDE.

That’s what JDE101 represents to me — opportunity.  It’s an opportunity for all of us to give back what we have received from the JDE community.  It’s an opportunity for the next generation to have a great career.

Let’s get started!



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14 comments for “Hello World!

  1. Andy Klee
    January 5, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Don’t be shy! Please share your comments about JDE101!


    • Allyn Bader Barclay
      January 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Hi Andy,
      I think this is a wonderful idea. I would love to become involved with this program. Would need to dust off some old E1 manuals, but think it is a great initiative.

  2. David LeBlang
    January 5, 2015 at 8:12 am

    This is a great idea.
    I look forward to helping the next generation.
    David LeBlang

    • Andy Klee
      January 7, 2015 at 6:30 am

      David, I’ll contact you offline to find out if you would like to be one of our instructors, next summer. We need 3 or 4 instructors for Basic Financials and for Basic Distribution. Thanks!

  3. Luke Wong
    January 6, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Andy,

    This is a great initiative. In Australia, we have seen many JDE trained consultants retiring over the years and jobs being outsourced overseas as part of the reason.

    Can JDE101 be provided as an eLearning program? This will provide greater opportunity for others residing outside of the States to participate.

    Luke Wong

    • Andy Klee
      January 7, 2015 at 6:38 am

      Luke, great thinking on your part. Our current strategy is to combine live, on-premise instructor-led classes, with self-study eLearning. I feel this is the right way to start. I do think it is possible to impart basic knowledge through eLearning, and perhaps in the future we could offer live virtual classes for the college’s own teaching team, so they can learn enough to conduct labs for the students to supplement the eLearning. The program will definitely evolve over time.

      Also, there’s nothing to prevent us doing the current program all over the world–we need experienced volunteers to teach the classes. Current plans are to expand to international locations in 2016. I’d like to see four successful programs this summer in the US this year, before we go international.

  4. Eduardo Guarneros
    January 7, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Andy,

    I think your initiative is great, I’m from México and I studied industrial engineering but I have been working as a JDE E1 analyst for almost 11 months. When I graduated in December 2013 I never expected that my first job would be involved with IT and I hadn’t heard about JDE in my life. I have learned a lot, not only in ERP and systems, but mostly in business processes and its transformation and I feel I combine academic and IT knowledge in my everyday tasks . If someone had gone to my college in the middle of my studies and had given me a real insight about the functionality and usage of an ERP, rather than just mention it in some classes, maybe I would have been interested in this job way before my graduation and could have prepared myself better for certain problems that I have faced with customers implementing JDE.

    I hope the programs you are planning have a lot of success in the summer and this initiative can expand to other countries like mine, since a lot of my classmates are struggling to get a job and I have experienced the advantages of having knowledge in an ERP.


    Eduardo Guarneros

  5. Anand Kumar
    January 8, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Hi Andy

    Giving back to society is a great idea. I think giving without expectation of any return brings fulfilment. I live in Mumbai, India. I have overall 17+ years of experience, 3 years in Chemical company and 14+ years in IT. I have worked on JDE distribution module from 2000 to 2009 and in Quality Assurance of IT services from 2010 until now. As a Distribution consultant, I have conducted several trainings to prepare JDE consultants and at client sites as well.

    I would like to be part of this initiative. Pls feel free to let me know if I could add some value to this mission of yours.

  6. Edward Hassman
    January 8, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    You and I started working with JDE about the same time. I started December of 1989, and I agree with what you said.
    “None of this would have been possible without the help of literally hundreds of people–fellow employees, clients, and partners”
    Each of us depended on others for our success. Now it is time to help others with their success.
    This new adventure comes just at the right time. Most of us have many years of experience, we should do not let the years of knowledge fade away.
    Put me on the list of JDE seniors to past on the knowledge. As you said “Let’s get stated”
    Edward Hassman

  7. Chris Brown
    January 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Great idea! I would really like to be part of this program.

  8. Kathy rushing
    January 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hello Andy

    My name is Kathy and I was a previous employee of J.D.Edwards and I continue as a consultant in the practice. As a former employee of JDE, I started out as a trainer for One World in the Financial Hr and Payroll areas of JDE I also taught and led the Common Foundations and One World Overviews. Please let me know how I can help.

  9. Ranjeet
    January 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Hello Andy,

    A great idea!

    I am a distribution consultant and have done JDE Worldsoft programming as well. I have been a corporate trainer and trained many batches of associates in JDE. I would like to contribute towards this initiative in some way. Please feel free to contact me.

  10. January 22, 2015 at 9:20 am

    what wonderful feedback! I think we can begin to think “ahead” as to how to involve all those who wish to help…

  11. Chris
    January 26, 2015 at 7:33 am

    That´s a real awesome idea
    I finished my bachelor of science in business economics this year in Germany.
    Without the company I worked with I wouldn´t here of JD Edwards.
    Most of the universities are using SAP workshops and I think students are getting bored of it.
    Maybe you´re also planning to offer such a start-up project in Germany or somewhere else in Europa.

    Best regards,


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