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Inforum 2020: The digital experience

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Inforum: Virtual Event: September 15-16, 2020

Discover and learn from industry experts on specific products and in key industries so you can build the skills and knowledge to maximize the technology you have today and prepare for what comes next.

Connect with your Infor community of product experts, partners, peers, colleagues and friends during this unique digital experience.

Get inspired by pioneering leaders in technology and from the world stage, transformative stories from your peers, and game-changing applications of science in enterprise software.

Register:  Inforum 2020: The digital experience

Partner News - Avalara/AvaTax for Infor LX | BPCS | LN | Baan | M3

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Considering tax compliance, but not sure if it’s the right time?

We know that many businesses are facing financial difficulties and need to make hard decisions.

Our partners at Avalara are offering 90 days of free US tax automation for all new AvaTax customers. This means you can implement AvaTax into your Infor product, shopping cart, billing system, etc, without having to pay anything for three months. Learn more>

Tax exempt? Avalara can automate that process too. Focus on what really matters right now, like managing cash flows, and driving revenue initiatives, and leave the tax compliance piece fully automated. 

Infor LX & BPCS Support News

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As of December 31, 2021, Infor LX 8.3.3 and earlier, along with ALL versions of BPCS will move to sustaining maintenance.

What does that mean?

If you are on LX 8.3.3 or earlier, or any version of BPCS, your ERP will not be supported by Infor. NO new updates, NO new fixes, regardless of the severity of the issue.

We understand that your situation may not fall into the category of a one-size-fits-all solution, so we are here to tell you that our consultants will work with you to find a solution that works for your people and makes the most sense for your business.

Contact Frank Petrasio to discuss how the latest version of Infor LX can benefit your business. 

800.762.2077 or click here to request a free phone consultation.

Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Fast Line Entry

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LX Order Entry has been enhanced to provide a new Fast Line Entry panel. The new presentation makes traditional order entry faster by reducing the keystrokes necessary to create new lines. It also places the item description on the primary entry line, making it easier to confirm that the desired item has been ordered as each line is validated.

Impact:

ORD700DA – Fast Line Entry
ORD700D2 – Order Line Entry, Quote Line Entry and RMA Line Entry

Tip of the Week: 8 Ways to Improve Production Efficiency in Your Manufacturing Plant

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No matter how large or small your manufacturing plant is, efficiency and productivity relative to your capital investment are the keys to maintaining your competitive edge. Wasting time and money is not something anyone wants to do, but manufacturers need to be especially mindful of both and actively work to address any issues that lead to productivity or financial loss.

Source: https://www.onupkeep.com/blog/improve-production-efficiency/

Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Dynamic Assembly Control BOM (LN 10.7)

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In previous releases of LN, the Assembly Control Bill of Material (BOM) offered limited flexibility. For each end item configuration, users were required to create unique Engineering Modules, which are used to determine the assembly parts that are consumed in a specific Line Station during a specific operation.

If LN is integrated with Design Studio, previously called Infor CPQ, BOM structures can be maintained in Design Studio for Assembly Control. These structures can include non-configurable parts that are directly linked to configurable items. When communicating these structures to LN using the Assembly Control, Product Variant Structure (tiapl3510m000) session, the structures were rejected because non-configurable parts were not supported by the session logic.

In this release, BOM structures that include non-configurable parts can now be accepted in LN. Consequently, if LN is integrated with Design Studio, it is no longer required to use the Engineering Module. Using the Engineering Module has become optional.

Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Multi-Level Backflush (LX 8.4)

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Clients who want to process more than one customer order line, one item, or one shop order are now able to continue processing without having to leave the Multi-Level Backflush screen. After entering data for a specific category, users are now able to use the F18=Accept & Continue function key that allows users to start and complete an action and remain on the MultiLevel Backflush screen, LMP600D1, to perform the next action. Previously, users were sent back out to the SYS500-06 screen after processing using single customer order line, shop order, or item.

This enhancement includes these programs or areas:

  • Lean Production Back-flush Selection Panel, LMP600D  
  • Lean Production Back-flush Selection Panel, LMP600FM
  • Lean Production Back-flush Selection Panel, LMP600HT
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Tips:  LX / BPCS / M3

If you plan to use Infor WebTop, the WebTop version 4.7 or above is required when running LX 8.4. Also, acquire and install the latest WebTop 4.7 patches from Infor Xtreme prior to running LX WebTop. WebTop 4.7 can be applied to your existing environments before you install 8.4.0. If this is completed before installing LX 8.4 then the LX install will take care of much of the Webtop server configuration automatically, including installing the LX Webtop metadata, updating WEB_ENV, and including the Webtop Platform library in the INLIBL data area as part of the environment setup. If you choose to install WebTop after the LX 8.4 installation is completed, the “Infor LX 8.4 Webtop 4.7 Configuration Guide” will guide you through all the configuration steps to set up Webtop for your LX environment.

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Tips: LN & Baan

Infor Operating Service (OS) is a technology platform that supports fully integrated, industry-specific solution suites with mobile-first design, a consumer-inspired user experience, and science-driven analytics. It leverages the convergence of information, analytics, cloud computing, mobility, and social business.

This platform includes these products:

•    Infor Ming.le
•    Infor ION CE
•    ION Messaging Service (IMS)
•    Infor Data Lake
•    Infor Document Management
•    Infor Localization Services Platform (LSP)
•    Infor Localization Services

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