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Infor LX & BPCS Tip: LX Release 8.4.1 – What’s New?

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Did you know that LX 8.4 was released almost 2 ½ years ago? The good news is that a new version was just released at the end of December! Check out all of the new features in LX 8.4.1

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Tips:  LX | BPCS | M3

BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: SFC600

In addition to SFC650, this ERPLX program is also used to capture and post shop floor information.

The key difference between the two is that SFC600 only captures Labor (run time) reporting, machine time, downtime and indirect time.

If you use SFC600, then all shop order material receipts and issues would be captured using INV500.

Both Inventory and Shop Floor Transaction entry is keyboard dependent, unless you incorporate an automated method like an MES solution to capture the data.

Using SFC600 to enter downtime.

You are tracking downtime and using SFC600 to enter the downtime, but you don’t know where to go to setup downtime reasons. You can set up the downtime reason codes in the INV application by selecting the reason code maintenance program INV140D1.

Once you are in the reason code maintenance program, position to the transaction effect code “D”. Using the transaction effect code “D” you can now setup as many downtime reason codes as needed. The reason code field is alpha numeric, so be creative with your reason code assignments.


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To improve performance and reduce database growth, deleting records is highly effective. The disadvantage of deleting records is that data is no longer available. Usually, however, not all records need to be saved. For example, line activities are stored by warehouse. Normally, you do not need to keep these records. Therefore, after closing a warehouse order, line activities can be removed. The User's Guide for ERP LN Archiving and the corresponding Baan IV/V Guides describe several sessions you can use to delete old data. Other data such as items and business partners can be reviewed once in a while, after which you can delete the data you no longer need. For every order and contract table, a session is available to archive and delete old orders. In these sessions, you can specify several characteristics to select the orders to be removed, such as date or status. Run these sessions on a regular basis.

Did you know that you can send a broadcast message to users on the system? This is especially useful if you need users to exit their sessions, or in the event of system maintenance.   

  • For Baan IV users, see KB 22869250
  • For LN users, see KB 1830758

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