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M3/Movex Tip of the Week: Year-End

Frank Petrasio 0 5629 Article rating: 5.0

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 5935 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 7048 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?

Frank Petrasio 0 7886 Article rating: 5.0

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?

Frank Petrasio 0 7608 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.

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

Frank Petrasio 0 10330 Article rating: 5.0

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

Frank Petrasio 0 13203 Article rating: 5.0

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

Don’t laugh! I know, I know…many of our customers say that after 7-10 years they are finally settling in after the implementation! We have seen many a customer stretch out the lifespan of their ERP system to 20+ years. That sounds great for the company’s bank account, but is it good for the business?

An outdated ERP system hurts your business in many ways, not just with slow performance. The best-of-breed functionality is now 2 decades old, and obsolete technology can't leverage newer technology. Lack of integration leads to siloed data that hurts communication and your internal teams feel the pain, and your customers are noticing. Poor visibility into your operations makes it nearly impossible to achieve industry-based regulatory compliance and meet financial auditing requirements. Not to mention the sheer size of Big Data that is being collected today vs. 2 decades ago or the fact that your vendor is no longer supporting your ERP version.

Let’s scrap it all and start over!...

This program allows maintenance of vendor terms, which you individually assign to each vendor. Vendor terms designate the due date and the discount date as a number of days after the invoice date. You establish the discount percentage here. Vendor terms are stored in the AVT file. Rather than use the method specified above, you can override due dates and discount dates so those calendar days are used to age invoices.

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Tips: LN | Baan

Don’t laugh! I know, I know…many of our customers say that after 7-10 years they are finally settling in after the implementation! We have seen many a customer stretch out the lifespan of their ERP system to 20+ years. That sounds great for the company’s bank account, but is it good for the business?

An outdated ERP system hurts your business in many ways, not just with slow performance. The best-of-breed functionality is now 2 decades old, and obsolete technology can't leverage newer technology. Lack of integration leads to siloed data that hurts communication and your internal teams feel the pain, and your customers are noticing. Poor visibility into your operations makes it nearly impossible to achieve industry-based regulatory compliance and meet financial auditing requirements. Not to mention the sheer size of Big Data that is being collected today vs. 2 decades ago or the fact that your vendor is no longer supporting your ERP version.

Let’s scrap it all and start over!...

Is the text linked to the purchase order just an information field? Could it be used for another purpose?

The text editor is just an information field when linked to the purchase order line and there is no other logic behind this functionality. The line text or the header text could be a part of the printed document. When you add text to a purchase order line you are creating a unique code that links the purchase order line (Baan - tdpur041/ LN - tdpur401) to the text (tttxt010).

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