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Is Your ERP System Hurting Your Business?

The Importance of an Integrated System

Kathy Barthelt 0 178 Article rating: 5.0

It could be if your ERP system isn't integrated with other systems that contain mission-critical business data.

Having data in two (or more) systems that don’t talk to one another is like baking a pizza crust in one oven and the toppings in another. Once baked, you may have food to snack on, but it sure isn’t pizza! Pizza requires the cheese, sauce and spices to bake with the crust, so all the flavors meld together when you take that first delicious bite. 

That’s the value of an integrated ERP system. When you...

Managing the Inventory Risk

Infor LN & Baan

Kathy Barthelt 0 478 Article rating: 5.0

Proper Inventory Management & Planning is not for the weak!

Any of these ever happen to you?

  • My supplier can’t provide the raw materials I need when I need them because I waited too long to order.
  • I underestimated how much raw material I had on hand and now my customer’s order is waiting on hold until I can get the parts I need.
  • I couldn’t meet the desired delivery date for my customer’s order, so they took their business somewhere else.
  • I ordered too many raw materials or made too many sub-assemblies because I didn’t have good visibility to my on-hand inventory.

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Infor LN & Baan Tip: What Data Can Be Archived or Deleted?

Kathy Barthelt 0 878 Article rating: 5.0

From time to time, your employees need access to information related to logistical and financial transactions that have occurred in the past. Before you archive or delete this information, you must understand the need for this information. Baan and LN contain standard archiving sessions in the major modules that tend to have a high volume of historical transactions. These sessions are designed to copy historical data to the archive company, and then delete the data from the operational company.

You have three options in archiving sessions...

Infor LN & Baan Job Management

Baan IV, Baan V, Infor LN

Kathy Barthelt 0 1949 Article rating: 5.0

You can use job management to schedule jobs based on your organizational requirements. For example, you can schedule jobs at non-peak hours to improve the overall system performance in a heavily loaded environment. A job consists of one or more sessions or shell commands, or both, that run without user interaction. The sessions and shell commands in a job can be started while you are not logged on to the ERP system. You can schedule jobs to start processes periodically, at a defined interval, or immediately. Typically, you use job management for...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: Company versus Site

Kathy Barthelt 0 5419 Article rating: 5.0

Watch this short video created by Infor which discusses the single/multi-logistic and finance concepts from Baan IV and Baan V and how that has changed in Infor LN with the introduction of Sites. With the Site concept and especially with the Job Shop by Site concept much more flexibility is provided.

Click to play Company versus Site Infor Video (16:19)

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Watch this short video created by Infor which discusses the single/multi-logistic and finance concepts from Baan IV and Baan V and how that has changed in Infor LN with the introduction of Sites. With the Site concept and especially with the Job Shop by Site concept much more flexibility is provided.

Click to play Company versus Site Infor Video (16:19)

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