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Infor LN & Baan Tip: MPS Planned vs. MRP Planned

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When deciding what items should be MPS (Master Production Schedule) planned and what items should be MRP (Material Requirements Planning) planned, it's crucial to understand the nature of the items and their demand sources. Here's a breakdown:

  • Master Scheduled Items:

    • Master Scheduled Items are typically finished goods or service items.
    • These items receive their requirements from both Independent and Dependent demand sources.
  • Independent Demand:...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: All About Invoicing Methods

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Invoicing Methods are a set of parameters that define the types of orders and order lines that can be collected on an invoice, the type of invoice to be generated and the costs to be aggregated on Project invoices and Service invoices.

If options to combine tax codes, departments, sales representatives' line of business area...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: Cash Flow Functionality and Setup

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A cash flow statement provides a historical view of the movement of cash within a company. This statement offers an overview of both the origins and destinations of cash, aiding management in evaluating the company's ability to fulfill short-term financial obligations. To differentiate between various sources and uses of cash, reason codes can be utilized. When interacting with cash transactions in relevant sessions, users have the option to input or review the corresponding cash flow reason. The cash flow statement organizes cash transactions based on these reasons. LN software system maintains year-specific opening balances for cash flow transactions. Should the need arise, users can manually input opening balances in the Opening Balance Cash Flow (tfgld2118m000) session.

To set up the cash flow statement, use the following sequence of sessions:...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: Considerations for Release to Warehousing for a Cost Item

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When there are two Cost Items, one with Release to Warehousing applied and the other with Release to Warehousing not applied, upon approval of the Sales Order, the Cost Item that is released to Warehousing will go straight to Staged status, pending Shipment confirmation, while the Cost Item that is not released to Warehousing will be up for Sales Deliveries.

Apart from this main difference in functionality between having and not having this option to release to Warehousing checked, there are other impacts to consider...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: What conditions must exist before changing an item's inventory unit?

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Is there a procedure for changing an item’s inventory unit? What conditions must exist before it can be done?

Once inventory transactions (receipts or issues) have occurred for an item, the inventory unit cannot be changed. If only orders have been placed against the item (sales or purchase), the inventory unit can be changed if these...

Infor LN & Baan Finance Tip: Unallocated Payment

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How do I assign an unallocated payment to a purchase invoice when the document dates are not the same?

When trying to assign an unallocated payment, it is possible that the purchase invoice is not displayed in session Assign Unallocated / Advance Payments to Invoices (tfcmg2106s000), even though it is showing in the open entries. This can happen when the document date of the unallocated payment lies before the document date of the purchase invoice you want to assign it to. There are 2 ways to handle this...


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Tips:  LX | BPCS | M3

The cycle counting sub-system in Inventory Management determines which items are selected for cycle counting based on the following criteria:

  1. Cycle Counts/Year: The system calculates the cycle count frequency for each item using the "Cycle Counts/Year" field in the Item Master file (optional).

  2. Last Cycle Count Date: If you use locations, this date is found in the Location Inventory file (ILI), and if you don't, it's in the Warehouse Inventory file (IWI).

The system adds the calculated cycle count frequency to the last...

WebTop release 4.8 is NOW AVAILABLE for Infor LX versions 8.3.5 and 8.4.x.

WebTop is a web interface based on green screen code automatically generated using a tool called 'WebTop Studio'. The process of generating the web interface is referred to as "Weblication".

Infor is focused on modernizing and web-enabling Infor LX and this release provides significant improvements to the web-based user experience.
Key features:

  • Grid decorators for advanced customization

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Tips: LN | Baan

Spreadsheets are often the tool of choice for many organizations to store and arrange information for financial planning, analytics, compliance, and more. Ironically, for many business processes that involve managing data, it creates the exact opposite effect––silos of information and inefficiency. And because it stores organizational data in a readily sharable way, there is a high risk of exposing confidential information.

Read this Infor best practice guide to discover the top five business processes that a modern data and analytics architecture can automate and deliver far more value than spreadsheet-driven techniques.

Infor Best Practice Guide: 5 Ways Modern Analytics Reduces Spreadsheet Risk and Inefficiency

To break down an item’s standard cost, sales price, or valuation price, use cost components. With cost components, you can compare estimated and actual costs, calculate production variances, and analyze costs in Standard Cost Calculation.

If cost components are set up in a detailed way, detailed records...


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