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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

Operations are automatically backward scheduled at shop order release time. The backward scheduling algorithm starts with the shop order due date and schedules each operation based upon the standard move and queue times in the routings and the number of days the job is expected to run at standard. The system calculates and stores the operation scheduled start date. The dates may be modified by the shop order maintenance program. The number of days that a job is expected to run an operation is dependent upon the available capacity for that work center and the total hours scheduled for that operation.

The backward scheduling algorithm also considers...

The Infor Development Framework (IDF) re-architects the way a user interacts with the application. IDF provides an efficient, task-oriented process to view application information that is contained within Infor LX. IDF enables users to configure their view of the application data without modifying the core application and its supportability.

The examples below describe how users can configure their display of data and maximize overall productivity:

  • Arrange application information into multiple groupings and sequences that make sense for the job.
  • Hide information that does not apply to a particular job or task.
  • Filter records to show only the information that applies to the job or task that the user is performing.
  • Customize the information for an individual user, for a group of users, or for all users.
     
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Fiscal, Reporting and Tax Periods can have status Open, Closed or Final Closed. If a period is Closed or Final Closed, you cannot post entries to those periods. If a period is Closed, you can re-set it to Open and post entries. If a period is Final Closed, you cannot post and you cannot set it back to Closed or Open.

A Provisional Close is run at year-end to bring the balances forward for the new year without having to close the previous year. A Provisional Close can be run as many times as you like. After a Final Close, a Provisional Close cannot be run.

The Provisional Close allows you to continue into the new year with all financial reporting and not have to rush with the Final Close until all adjusting entries are made and any final signoffs have been completed.

In Baan IVC, plan items on the lowest plan level were automatically actual items (not product families). All plan items on higher plan levels were product families.

The relationship between a product family and items on lower plan levels was defined in a planning bill of material.

In Infor LN, every family item must be defined in the Item Base Data module. A family item can exist on any plan level. The relationship between a family item and items on lower plan levels is defined in aggregation relationships.

Aggregation relationships in Infor LN are much more flexible than the planning bills of material in Baan IV. For example, users can define aggregation relationships between items on the same plan level.

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