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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

This program features multiple-level shop calendar maintenance. You can maintain a shop calendar at the global, facility, or work center level. Global level entries override default values found in Work Center Maintenance, CAP100D1, for any program that uses the shop calendar.

Facility overrides affect all work centers in a Facility and are exceptions to the global level. Exceptions defined at the Facility level apply to all work centers for the facility. Work Center calendar entries are the most specific. These entries apply....

If Infor LX is set up to prevent over-receipts, you cannot post a receipt quantity that is more than the remaining PO line quantity with the over-tolerance % added to it.

As an alternative, you can:

  • Receive the maximum, remaining line quantity plus over-tolerance percentage quantity, and reject the balance to quarantine or
  • Receive the full quantity into quarantine.


Note: Over-receipt checking applies only to receipts to stock.

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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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