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Baan / LN tip of the Week: approving a new tax code

Prior to approving a new tax code, the system displays a message, “An approved tax code cannot be changed anymore. Continue?” This is concerning to end users if they take the message literally. The user can answer “Yes” to the question as it refers to the tax details, not the rates or ledger accounts. A user can always change the tax rate and ledger accounts after it has been approved. All taxing authorities change rates periodically, so it is logical that these could be updated as needed.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (22)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Baan / LN Tip: Pro Forma

Pro Forma invoices can be issued based on order or delivery. If you choose delivery, the pro forma can be linked to the final sales invoice through the sub-session “Related Invoices.”  However, this requires the sales order step “Release to Sales Order/Schedules to Invoicing” to be a manual step. If it is automated, the order will be sent to Invoicing 360 directly and the link to the final invoice will not be made.
Tuesday, April 02, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (169)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Baan/LN Tip: Saving Space in Your General Ledger

Compressing Integration Transactions

One way to save space in your general ledger is to compress integration transactions. The transactions are combined into one ledger account number. However, the detail is still available in the integration transactions sessions.

The compression is seen after the transactions are finalized. 

Compression is established in the mapping scheme by checking the box under the columns “Compression of Debit/Credit Transactions". This can only be done in a mapping scheme that is not activated. 


Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (309)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Baan/LN Tip: Credit Control Parameters (ACR Parameters)

In the Credit Control Parameters, you can indicate if the same letter will be sent for reminding and action taken if amounts are zero or negative. The reminder letters work in conjunction with overdue sales invoices and the “Reminder Diary Margin.” When an invoice has passed its due date plus a certain margin of days, LN generates a reminder advice for the invoice. 

Tuesday, March 05, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (530)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip: New Mapping Scheme

After a new mapping scheme is copied from an existing one, it is possible to check transactions in a simulation mode, before activating the new scheme. However, before the simulation can take place, the new mapping scheme needs to have completed the “Check Mapping Scheme” step. When the check is completed, a transaction can be simulated by highlighting it and from the Specific menu, selecting “Map with Specific Mapping Scheme.” Any errors can be corrected without having to activate the new mapping scheme.
Monday, February 18, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (572)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Warehouse Material Movement / Problems With the Inventory Structure Table (whinr150)

This has come up as an issue during various stages of warehouse material movements – transfers, outbounds, shipments. We have seen it right up to 10.4. The inventory structure table (whinr150) becomes a problem. The error points to that table, but users are lost as to how to fix it.

In the session Units by Unit Set many companies let the field Storage default to Yes. If the UOM is not intended to be used in inventory then that setting should be No. 

If an item is purchased in UOM different from the inventory unit and the setting is Yes then LN adds a record in that UOM to the inventory structure table. It is that record that causes problem later.

The session has an option to change the value of the storage field. Specific > Convert Use for Storage. This option works both ways and will correct all inventory in the UOM range. 

Should a user receive an error that references inventory structure table then the solution is to check that session to see if an odd UOM exists in it. If so use the Convert Use for Storage to correct the problem.

Monday, February 04, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (588)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip: Disabling Unused Functionality in LN

If functionality such as Commissions, Rebates, or Contracts are enabled in the parameters, LN checks this functionality during transactions, even if you did not specify anything for these concepts. Therefore, if you do not use certain functionality within LN, to improve performance, disable the corresponding parameter.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (679)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tip of the Week: 3 Essential Tactics to Increase Efficiency on the Manufacturing Floor

From John O'Kelly's article on Manufacturing.net:

"Regardless of industry, efficiency gains and increased speed provide a competitive edge. The ever-increasing competition in the manufacturing world makes it necessary to find new, efficient ways to speed up the process while remaining accurate and productive. While flying robots and miracle technologies may promise to reshape the industry, we still have a way to go until full automation, and thus the most important asset on the manufacturing floor in 2019 will remain its people.

In 2019, the focus will undoubtably be increasing efficiencies, and this can be achieved through investing in employees, equipping them with the proper techniques and tools. An invested labor force will limit mistakes on the manufacturing floor and improve throughput at every level of the process."

Here are a few best practices to increase efficiency on the manufacturing floor in 2019:

  1. Invest in your labor force
  2. Prioritize quality assurance
  3. Improve labeling errors

You can read the full article with detailed descriptions at: https://blog.safe.com/

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019/Author: Crossroads RMC/Number of views (611)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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