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M3/Movex Tip of the Week: Year-End

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Year-End is always a busy time!

So busy that it's easy to forget things that must be done in your ERP system to close out the year properly and set you up for a good start to the following year. Here are some things to add to your to-do checklist.

The year-end close process provides an opportunity to:

Infor M3 & Movex Tip of the Week: Views & Sorting Orders

Frank Petrasio 0 3277 Article rating: 5.0

One of the most common complaints from M3 users is that the wrong information is displayed on B (list) panels, or it is displayed in the wrong order. M3 provides a tool that allows users to personalize the display so only relevant information is seen without programming assistance from IT.

It is divided into two components:

Infor M3 Webinar: Consumer Use Tax 101: What's all the fuss about for manufacturers and distributors?

Frank Petrasio 0 4600 Article rating: 5.0

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14th 10:00 a.m. CDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT
Topic: Consumer Use Tax 101: What's all the fuss about for manufacturers and distributors?

Your business makes a purchase and you notice the seller doesn’t collect sales tax. So it must be tax free, right? Wrong. Consumer use tax may still apply, and if you’re not actively tracking use tax obligations, you could be making a costly mistake.

Put simply, use tax is owed on a purchase when the seller does not collect sales tax, or when the use of the product/service (or the location of consumption) results in more tax being owed. Sound complicated? It is, and that’s what makes use tax one of the most mismanaged compliance issues for businesses.

We brought in our partners at Avalara to dive in. For this session, learn more about consumer use tax, what it is, and when your business may be on the hook to pay it.

  • The events that can trigger consumer use tax requirements
  • The most common consumer use tax management challenges
  • The impact of economic nexus laws on consumer use tax
  • How your business can step up compliance to avoid being audited


This will be one ‘use-ful’ webinar that you won’t want to miss!

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Infor M3 & Movex Tip of the Week: What inbound and outbound BODs are available for M3?

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Outbound BODs from M3 to integrated applications
This table shows the BODs that are available with Infor M3. Where the product column is blank, the BOD is not currently used by interfacing products, but the BOD is generated by M3 and is available to be processed through ION and any application that is set up to receive it.

Read the full list of outbound and inbound BODs from M3 to integrated applications>

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

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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.

Infor M3 & Movex Tip: What is a Start Page?

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The Start page is the initial page that you will see when you open M3 H5.
Start pages provide a way to organize and keep track of tasks and programs. It contains widgets, which can give you quick access to the different features available in H5. The type of widgets to be added, their arrangement, and their size can also be customized.

The Start page can be accessed by clicking the home tab located below the Favorites menu. Start pages are available in both Enterprise and Foundation editions. However, H5 Foundation users will only see a static start page that cannot be configured or changed.

A Start page administrator can configure a default start page or a set of start pages for specific users or groups.

Infor M3 Tip: Personalization Tools in M3: Setting a field to be mandatory

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This procedure describes how to make a field mandatory. A mandatory field must be completed by specifying a value. If this field is left blank, the user cannot proceed to the next panel or form.

  1. Go to the detail panel of a program.
  2. Choose the input field that you want to be mandatory. Right-click the field and select Personalize > Enable Mandatory.

Note: An asterisk (*) beside the field indicates that the field is mandatory. To disable the feature, right-click the field and select Personalize > Disable Mandatory.

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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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Tips: LN | Baan

To improve performance and reduce database growth, deleting records is highly effective. The disadvantage of deleting records is that data is no longer available. Usually, however, not all records need to be saved. For example, line activities are stored by warehouse. Normally, you do not need to keep these records. Therefore, after closing a warehouse order, line activities can be removed. The User's Guide for ERP LN Archiving and the corresponding Baan IV/V Guides describe several sessions you can use to delete old data. Other data such as items and business partners can be reviewed once in a while, after which you can delete the data you no longer need. For every order and contract table, a session is available to archive and delete old orders. In these sessions, you can specify several characteristics to select the orders to be removed, such as date or status. Run these sessions on a regular basis.

Did you know that you can send a broadcast message to users on the system? This is especially useful if you need users to exit their sessions, or in the event of system maintenance.   

  • For Baan IV users, see KB 22869250
  • For LN users, see KB 1830758
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