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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Difference Between a Serialized Item and Unit Effective Item

A serialized item is not the same as a unit effective item. A serialized item has a serial number that is used to identify and track individual items, whereas a unit effectivity item has an effectivity unit that provides some information about the item's configuration. However, an item can be both serialized and unit effective.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (634)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Alternative Materials in BOMs:

Often, multiple items are interchangeable even when these are purchased from various vendors. You can use any of these items as material in a bill of material (BOM). If a shortage of a standard material is expected to delay a production order, LN can automatically select one of the alternative materials. You can define up to nine alternative materials for any material in a BOM.

The use of alternative materials has the following advantages:

  • LN can handle material shortages for some items without user intervention.
  • The use of alternative items can reduce the average inventory level.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (580)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Purchase Order “In Use” Reset Feature 8.3.5

 

This new feature provides the ability to resolve or reset a purchase order or requisition that is no longer being processed, but the system still indicates it is ‘in use’. We all remember those situations where we could never figure out how the order got hung up.

What we previously had to do was run a behind the scenes script to reset the flag so the order was again accessible. This enhancement provides the ability to resolve the issue and resume processes quickly.

This option is now on the PUR menu, and the user can select the Purchase Order/Requisition in Use Maintenance, PUR940D. The user then enters an order or requisition to remove the “In Use” status.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1352)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Advantages / Disadvantages of Virtualization

I know a lot of our customers are considering virtualization projects. I came across this, and thought it might be useful:

The advantages of virtualization include the following:

• You get more out of your existing resources. Pool common infrastructure resources and break the legacy “one application to one server” model with server consolidation.

• You can reduce datacenter costs by reducing your physical infrastructure and improving your server to admin ratio. Fewer servers and related IT hardware means reduced real estate and reduced power and cooling requirements. With better management tools, you can improve your server to admin ratio so personnel requirements are reduced.

• You can increase the availability of hardware and applications for improved business continuity.

• Securely back up and migrate entire virtual environments with no service interruptions. Eliminate planned downtime and recover immediately from unplanned issues.

• Gain operational flexibility. Respond to market changes with dynamic resource management, faster server provisioning, and improved application deployment.

The disadvantages of virtualization include the following:

• Virtualization adds overhead to the CPU, memory, IO, and network.

• Virtualization adds an additional layer to the hardware and software stack. Therefore, additional complexity is introduced in the following circumstances:

  • When sizing the physical server.
  • When planning VM capacity.
  • When planning multiple VMs on the same physical server.
  • When investigating performance issues.

 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (776)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Summarize Transactions by Account or Journal Source

When you elect to summarize transactions, either by account or journal source, you must remember to turn ‘Journal Grouping’ on in the event. Without this ‘Journal Grouping’ flag set to ‘On’, each transaction creates a separate journal, negating the effort and impact of summarization.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (717)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Setting Up Interest Invoicing

You can set up interest invoicing in Accounts Receivable and in the General Ledger.

To set up interest invoicing, use these sessions:

Invoice-to Business Partner (tccom4112s000)
For invoice-to business partners for which you want to raise interest invoices, select the Charge Interest check box.

Mapping Scheme (tfgld4573m000)
Use this session to define the mapping of the Interest Invoice / Revenues Analysis integration document type.

Interest Percentages (tfacr5102m000)
Use this session to define the interest percentages for each financial business-partner group, and for different periods of days.

Interest Invoice Related Data (tfacr5101s000)
Use this session to define whether interest must be calculated on unpaid invoices, partly paid invoices, interest invoices, and/or fully paid invoices. You can also indicate that LN must take advance payments, unallocated payments, and credit notes into account for the generation of interest invoices.

Optionally, set conditions
Example: LN only generates an interest invoice advice entry if these conditions are met: The total of all advice entries in one currency is higher than the allowed minimum amount of an interest invoice defined in the Minimum Amount for Interest Invoice field.

The invoice is overdue for a greater number of days than the number of days defined in the Minimum Days for Interest Invoice field.

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (695)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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FSB North America Streamlines Their Shipping on Infor LN with RMCship

FSB North America, a leading producer of high quality electrified and mechanical locking devices, has selected the RMCship solution from Crossroads RMC to streamline their shipping process on Infor LN and the integration with FedEx® and UPS Worldship™. Using RMCship for shipping increases accuracy by eliminating manual steps, streamlines operations and process steps, and improves customer satisfaction.
Monday, April 24, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (584)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Vendor Evaluation

Want to ensure that you have the materials you need when you need them?Want to gain insight into your ability to fulfill current and future orders timely? 

Consider implementing a method of evaluating your suppliers. A good understanding of your suppliers’ capabilities and past performance allows you to better plan and deliver orders on time to your customers. 

Some ERP systems have built in features to track supplier performance data. Reports can also be written to gather the information you need.  By whatever means you can achieve it, getting those results could be eye opening and very meaningful to your business.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (804)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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