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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Installing WebTop Over LX

George Moroses 0 4415 Article rating: 5.0

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.

LN & Baan Data Collection News – A BUSY 2nd Quarter for Crossroads RMC Data Collection!

Kathy Barthelt 0 5085 Article rating: 5.0

Crossroads RMC’s data collection implementation team was busy during the 2nd quarter of 2020 with 3 simultaneous go lives!
 

  1. FSB North America went live with Crossroads RMC's entire suite of warehouse management Data Collection applications for LN FP7
  2. Johnson Crushers International went live with Labor Reporting and Report Operations Complete for LN 10.6
  3. CTP/Tube Processing went live with Material Issue for LN FP6.
     

All installations included Crossroads RMC’s Analytics Dashboard which will be implemented to provide valuable insights into the data collection transactions performed in the warehouse and shop floor. 

Learn more about LN/Baan Data Collection - Web Collect (formerly RMC3) >
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Wrap Toolbar Option

Kathy Barthelt 0 6083 Article rating: 5.0

The Wrap Toolbar option has been added. You can use this option to wrap toolbar buttons to the next line if it becomes too narrow to add on the same line. If this option is selected, every session has the option available in the Personalization menu. This gives the user the possibility to change the wrapping state of the toolbar per session. This setting is saved as a personalization. You can configure this option in the Tools Parameters (ttaad0100m000) session and for specific users in the User Data Template (ttams1110m000) session.

Note: LN UI 12.2.6 or later is required.

An Infor LX upgrade in a month? Crossroads consultants make it happen!

George Moroses 0 4156 Article rating: 5.0

In August, BISCO, Inc. based in IL went live on their new IBMi 9 with Infor LX. This project included a dual migration from IBMi 7 to IBMi 9 and an upgrade from LX 8.3.4 to LX 8.3.5 using webtop. The Crossroads team led by Tim Baker, made this all happen in just a little over a month. BISCO will immediately move into the next phase of the project which will focus on an implementation of the Avalara Tax Interface to LX.

As stated by BISCO’s Senior Manager of Information Technology, “I want to express our complete gratitude for what a great job Crossroads RMC did in helping us get our BPCS LX Upgrade up and running. We were struggling to get over that hump and just couldn’t seem to bring this ERP to life… Crossroads RMC came in and saved the day, a fantastic job and the effort put forth was 2nd to none. Big Shout out to Tim Baker!!  I would highly recommend Crossroads RMC to any company.

BISCO is an ISO 13485 certified manufacturer of medical devices for the dental industry, specializing in adhesive and resin composite technology. Established in 1981, BISCO is an industry leader providing technically innovative aesthetic and restorative products to dental customers in the U.S. and in over 60 countries worldwide.

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Infor M3 & Movex Tip of the Week: What are M3 Web Services?

Frank Petrasio 0 3575 Article rating: 5.0

M3 Web Services Server is the runtime engine for M3 Web Services, which are wrappers for the business functionality provided by supported backend applications such as M3 Business Engine.

The M3 Web Services Grid Management pages provide some basic administrative capabilities. For example, you can view deployed web services, check the server setup for errors, do some basic configuration management, and manage web service security.

To create your own web services, you must also install the M3 Web Services Designer component, which allows you to design, model, deploy, and test web services.

Is your company on an older version of Infor LX, BPCS, Infor LN, Baan, Infor M3 or Movex?

Crossroads RMC 0 9889 Article rating: 5.0

What will you do when your ERP is no longer supported in 2021?

This is a confusing time for many companies with respect to their ERP system.

"Will I still be able to run my current version?"
"What happens if I want to stay on my version?"
"What options do I have?"

Crossroads RMC is here to help you sort through the confusion and get you to a place where you feel confident about your ERP future.

Let's get started with how we can help. I want Crossroads RMC to…

  • Conduct an Infor ERP Utilization Review – Should I consider moving to the latest version of LX in the cloud, or on prem? If I don’t, what are my options?
     
  • Set up an Infor ERP Demo System – I want to give my employees a chance to try out the latest version to see if it would be of benefit.
     
  • Train My Employees – I want to ensure that we’re operating based on best practices.
     
  • Integrate My ERP to External Systems – My company uses separate systems that don’t talk to one another and that is really inefficient.
     
  • Brainstorm With Me – I’m not sure what to do. I need to talk through some scenarios with someone who has been there, done that.
     
  • Support My Users – I’m short-staffed. I may upgrade, or I may stay where I’m at. Either way, I could use someone to handle our ERP issues. Please help!

Contact us at 800.762.2077 or click here to request a free phone consultation and we'll get you back on track.

Get the Latest Porting Set for Infor LN, Baan V and Baan IV

Kathy Barthelt 0 8666 Article rating: 5.0

Porting set 9.3g has been released and is suitable for use by:
• Infor LN customers
• Infor Baan ERP 5.2a customers who have migrated the Infor Baan ERP 5.2a Tools to Infor Enterprise Server 8
• Infor Baan ERP 5.0b and 5.0c customers who have adopted SLM as described in document U8985F US: User's Guide to upgrade to porting set 8.2b or later
• Infor BaanIV c when the conditions for upgrading from the 6.1c.xx porting set line are met.

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Tips:  LX | BPCS | M3

The Credit Card Data Area program, SYS045D, enables you to create and maintain a configuration file that provides a gateway to a third-party payment application. The information you set up with this program is required to allow Infor LX to communicate with the credit card processing application that passes credit card payment information between Infor LX and the credit card providers.

Access: SYS menu

  • Use the Credit Card Data Area screen, SYS045D-01, to...

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Tips: LN | Baan

Customer Defined fields are fields that can be added to tables, screens, reports, and BODs. Validation and calculation logic can be defined around those fields. This gives you great added capability and flexibility… however, are you aware of the limitations of using CDFs?

  • You cannot define customer-defined fields for tables within Tools (the tl and tt packages).
  • External integrations.....

To clear out the balances of outstanding invoices that will be added into new companies or moved into new companies, credit notes could be created for them and have them linked to all the invoices of one customer/supplier. 

Another option is to...

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