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Infor LX & BPCS Tip: LX 8.4 – Manufacturing Field Size Expansions

This enhancement provides expanded field sizes for many key manufacturing data elements. This expansion impacts panels, reports, work fields, as well as parameters and other technical areas.

The benefits of the expanded field enhancement include: 

  • Support for companies that have global operations in a single database.
  • Improved data accuracy due to additional decimal points.
  • Improved data accuracy due to additional capacity for totals and summaries.
  • Provides more definitions of additional values, including more meaningful values due to fewer abbreviations.
  • Provides a greater number of days for data retention.
  • Meets regulatory requirements or industry standards.
  • Avoids re-use or duplication of keys.

The programs or areas impacted include:

  • Shop Order Number (9N)
  • Summary Quantity fields (13,3)
  • DWM Summary Weight fields (13,4)
  • Transaction History Sequence (16N)
  • Instrument Serial Number (50A)
  • Item Class (5A)
  • Item Discount Code (5A)
  • Shop Order Priority Code (2N)
  • Catalog String (512A)
  • Comment (35A on ECM TITB file)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (229)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: LX 8.4 Enhancement – Company Security for ACR510

This enhancement provides LX Company Security to Invoice Maintenance, ACR510. Only users authorized to the invoice company can view or maintain invoices.

User must be authorized to ACR as a product or ACR510 as an individual program in Security Master Maintenance, SYS600. Additionally, ACR510-01, displays all records, but if the user tries to revise or display a transaction record for a company the user is not authorized to, this error message is displayed: “User is not authorized to the transaction company.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (865)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Item Deletion Option in IDF Enterprise Items

Previously, users were unable to delete items in IDF Enterprise Items when they have inventory balances or the item is connected to ancillary records, such as sales history records. This feature added in LX 8.4 provides the ability to delete an item when sales history records are found but all sales history activity is zero.

When the user attempts to delete an item in IDF Enterprise Items that is tied to a sales history record, the panel displays a message that the item cannot be deleted. The user can then run the Delete Validation Report to determine which records are tied to this item that prevent the validation. If the item no longer has manufacturing activity but had old sales history, the item can be deleted.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1084)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Expanded Amount Fields on the Period End Calculation Reports – LX 8.4

The Print/Calculate FIFO/LIFO/Average Program (VAL250B) has been changed to use five decimals in calculating amount fields. This has been done to improve the precision on the Period End Calculation Reports.

The fields, reports or areas impacted include:

  • Report and Generate FIFO Values, VAL200D
  • Working Value FIFO Calculation Report, VAL250O1
  • Report and Generate Average Values, VAL 210D
  • Working Average Values Calculation, VAL250O1
  • Report and Generate LIFO Values, VAL220D
  • Working Values LIFO Calculation, VAL250O2
Tuesday, March 31, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1323)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Order Entry Line Copy Feature – LX 8.4

This enhancement provides the ability to copy order lines, quote lines, and RMA lines. During Order Entry, action 3=Copy is available to copy regular lines and special lines. The new line displays in the next available line number.  This enhancement reduces manual key entry and speeds up Order Entry. 

The programs or areas impacted include ORD700D2, Order Line Entry, Quote Line Entry and RMA Line Entry.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1529)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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ION News: Product Demo Video

Infor ION gives the right people access to the right information at the right time. How does this happen? 

Watch this short video to get a quick overview.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (762)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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OTTO - On-Time Ordering: Q&A with an MIS Manager from a metal fabrication manufacturer

OTTO  A Q&A with an MIS Manager from a metal fabrication manufacturer:

1. How difficult was it to initially install OTTO?

"We loaded OTTO on our AS/400 on a Friday morning and demonstrated OTTO's capabilities with our own data that afternoon. That really impressed me from an IS perspective because it was so easy to load and run."

2. Would you install it on a test system or on the production system?

"We installed on the production system in order to use live data. OTTO resides outside of the ERP system and builds its own databases so it is not detrimental to any other system."

3. How difficult was it to implement OTTO, was there a negative impact on daily operations?

"Some reports were being used on the first day of the evaluation. There was only positive impact on our operation. For example, shortages in our final assembly area were eliminated within 30 days of the demonstration."

4. Comments?

"I was greatly surprised OTTO fit so well with our operation. OTTO has worked well in our company (we substantially increased on time shipments at the same time our business was seeing a 3 fold increase), but each company has to judge for themselves how well OTTO fits in with their organization."

Contact us to learn how OTTO can help your company!

Tuesday, March 03, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (607)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Tuesday, March 03, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (638)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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