User: Alexa, open Address Book Manager.
Alexa: Address Book Manager. What address book ID would you like to look up?
User: Look up address book id: 20.
Alexa: Address book id: 20 belongs to Universal Supplies. What’s another address book ID would you like to look up?
The journey to retrieve data from Oracle JD Edwards (JDE) EnterpriseOne (E1) involved two different configurations. I’ll briefly explore our approaches and identify the challenges my team faced while developing skills for Alexa.
Most devices receive input from the user in the form of a controller (such as a mouse) or via touch. With the rise of Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa, voice input is becoming commonplace, but voice output is just getting its start. Not long ago, our GPS devices could reply to us with real-time directions, effectively using voice as a representation of our positions on a map. According to the HMI Handbook, sound now has a place in operations by alerting or notifying a user to changes. Our team hopes to close the gap between reality and practicality, especially in business environments, by extending our development services for JDE E1 through Alexa.