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Infor M3 Webinar: Consumer Use Tax 101: What's all the fuss about for manufacturers and distributors?

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14th 10:00 a.m. CDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT
Topic: Consumer Use Tax 101: What's all the fuss about for manufacturers and distributors?

Your business makes a purchase and you notice the seller doesn’t collect sales tax. So it must be tax free, right? Wrong. Consumer use tax may still apply, and if you’re not actively tracking use tax obligations, you could be making a costly mistake.

Put simply, use tax is owed on a purchase when the seller does not collect sales tax, or when the use of the product/service (or the location of consumption) results in more tax being owed. Sound complicated? It is, and that’s what makes use tax one of the most mismanaged compliance issues for businesses.

We brought in our partners at Avalara to dive in. For this session, learn more about consumer use tax, what it is, and when your business may be on the hook to pay it.

  • The events that can trigger consumer use tax requirements
  • The most common consumer use tax management challenges
  • The impact of economic nexus laws on consumer use tax
  • How your business can step up compliance to avoid being audited


This will be one ‘use-ful’ webinar that you won’t want to miss!

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An Infor LX upgrade in a month? Crossroads consultants make it happen!

George Moroses 0 186 Article rating: 5.0

In August, BISCO, Inc. based in IL went live on their new IBMi 9 with Infor LX. This project included a dual migration from IBMi 7 to IBMi 9 and an upgrade from LX 8.3.4 to LX 8.3.5 using webtop. The Crossroads team led by Tim Baker, made this all happen in just a little over a month. BISCO will immediately move into the next phase of the project which will focus on an implementation of the Avalara Tax Interface to LX.

As stated by BISCO’s Senior Manager of Information Technology, “I want to express our complete gratitude for what a great job Crossroads RMC did in helping us get our BPCS LX Upgrade up and running. We were struggling to get over that hump and just couldn’t seem to bring this ERP to life… Crossroads RMC came in and saved the day, a fantastic job and the effort put forth was 2nd to none. Big Shout out to Tim Baker!!  I would highly recommend Crossroads RMC to any company.

BISCO is an ISO 13485 certified manufacturer of medical devices for the dental industry, specializing in adhesive and resin composite technology. Established in 1981, BISCO is an industry leader providing technically innovative aesthetic and restorative products to dental customers in the U.S. and in over 60 countries worldwide.

Learn more about Crossroads RMC Services>

Inforum 2020: The digital experience

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Inforum: Virtual Event: September 15-16, 2020

Discover and learn from industry experts on specific products and in key industries so you can build the skills and knowledge to maximize the technology you have today and prepare for what comes next.

Connect with your Infor community of product experts, partners, peers, colleagues and friends during this unique digital experience.

Get inspired by pioneering leaders in technology and from the world stage, transformative stories from your peers, and game-changing applications of science in enterprise software.

Register:  Inforum 2020: The digital experience

Partner News - Avalara/AvaTax for Infor LX | BPCS | LN | Baan | M3

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Considering tax compliance, but not sure if it’s the right time?

We know that many businesses are facing financial difficulties and need to make hard decisions.

Our partners at Avalara are offering 90 days of free US tax automation for all new AvaTax customers. This means you can implement AvaTax into your Infor product, shopping cart, billing system, etc, without having to pay anything for three months. Learn more>

Tax exempt? Avalara can automate that process too. Focus on what really matters right now, like managing cash flows, and driving revenue initiatives, and leave the tax compliance piece fully automated. 

Infor LX & BPCS Support News

Frank Petrasio 0 1775 Article rating: 5.0

As of December 31, 2021, Infor LX 8.3.3 and earlier, along with ALL versions of BPCS will move to sustaining maintenance.

What does that mean?

If you are on LX 8.3.3 or earlier, or any version of BPCS, your ERP will not be supported by Infor. NO new updates, NO new fixes, regardless of the severity of the issue.

We understand that your situation may not fall into the category of a one-size-fits-all solution, so we are here to tell you that our consultants will work with you to find a solution that works for your people and makes the most sense for your business.

Contact Frank Petrasio to discuss how the latest version of Infor LX can benefit your business. 

800.762.2077 or click here to request a free phone consultation.

Infor will no longer support LX or BPCS on IBM i 7.2 after April 30, 2021

George Moroses 0 3208 Article rating: 5.0

On September 10, 2019, IBM® announced the end of support of IBM i 7.2 effective April 30, 2021. In line with IBM’s support policy, Infor will no longer support LX, BPCS, SSAEAM, PRMS, BOSS and related products on IBM i 7.2 after April 30, 2021.

All releases, patches, and solutions are expected to be delivered and compiled for IBM i 7.3 effective May 1, 2021. These deliverables should install and function on version 7 release 3 (IBM i 7.3) and above. This will require that your operating system be at a minimum release level of IBM i 7.3.

This policy extends to other Infor LX related technologies including WebTop, System i Workspace (SIW), and Infor Development Framework (IDF).

If you have not done so already, we recommend you start planning and completing your upgrade to IBM i 7.3 or above prior to April 30, 2021. After this date, if you register a support call with Infor Support, and your application still runs on IBM i 7.2, you may be requested to upgrade to a supported version of the IBM i operating system.

In addition, we invite you to log on to Infor Concierge to view and download important information regarding Infor LX, BPCS, and Infor SSAEAM. General KB Articles have been created to proactively provide you with information regarding this Announcement (1397381) and the Infor BPCS/LX Product Lifecycle Policy (1947086).

Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Journal Upload – EGLi

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EGLi users who maintain journal entries in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet can use this utility to upload journal entries to EGLi. The Journal Upload installation program adds an Add-Ins tab to Microsoft Excel. This tab includes options to connect to the server where EGLi is installed and to open a spreadsheet template to use for manual journal entry. When the spreadsheet is complete, the Add-Ins tab is used to upload the spreadsheet.

To install Journal Upload:

  1.  The Power-Link Installation page has links to the Client installation programs and a link to download and install the Journal Upload utility. To access this page, use this link with your own values for system and NetLinkport: http://system:NetLinkport/Installs/ClientInstall/Install.html  where system is the server where IDF is installed and NetLinkport is the Net-Link port, typically 36001
     
  2. On the Power-Link Installation page, click the link provided to download and install EGLi Journal Upload.
     
  3. Follow the screen prompts to complete the installation on your PC.
     
  4. To verify the installation, open an Excel spreadsheet. Confirm that the Add-Ins tab is on the spreadsheet. 


See the Infor Enterprise General Ledger for System i Journal Upload Installation and Infor LX Configuration Guide.

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Tips:  LX / BPCS / M3

If you plan to use Infor WebTop, the WebTop version 4.7 or above is required when running LX 8.4. Also, acquire and install the latest WebTop 4.7 patches from Infor Xtreme prior to running LX WebTop. WebTop 4.7 can be applied to your existing environments before you install 8.4.0. If this is completed before installing LX 8.4 then the LX install will take care of much of the Webtop server configuration automatically, including installing the LX Webtop metadata, updating WEB_ENV, and including the Webtop Platform library in the INLIBL data area as part of the environment setup. If you choose to install WebTop after the LX 8.4 installation is completed, the “Infor LX 8.4 Webtop 4.7 Configuration Guide” will guide you through all the configuration steps to set up Webtop for your LX environment.

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Tips: LN & Baan

Infor Operating Service (OS) is a technology platform that supports fully integrated, industry-specific solution suites with mobile-first design, a consumer-inspired user experience, and science-driven analytics. It leverages the convergence of information, analytics, cloud computing, mobility, and social business.

This platform includes these products:

•    Infor Ming.le
•    Infor ION CE
•    ION Messaging Service (IMS)
•    Infor Data Lake
•    Infor Document Management
•    Infor Localization Services Platform (LSP)
•    Infor Localization Services

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