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Is it time to get more out of Infor LN & Baan?

Kathy Barthelt 0 520 Article rating: 5.0

As crazy as it sounds, we’re about to enter the 4th Quarter of 2021. How are you doing on your 2021 goals? Planning for 2022 projects? Maybe it's time to get more out of your Infor ERP system.

TIME TO UPGRADE or NOT?

Is an upgrade to the latest version of Infor LN the goal for 2022? If so, Crossroads RMC brings 35+ years of industry experience to the table to ensure that your upgrade achieves the results you’re looking for and does so on time and on budget. Our goal is to delight your users and maximize the efficiencies that your business can gain from implementing best-of-breed business practices.

Crossroads RMC's team of expert consultants will...

Infor LX & BPCS: Do You Need MES & Not Even Know It?

George Moroses 0 984 Article rating: 5.0

You know your plant better than anyone, and most likely you'd admit that there is room for improvement. Perhaps too many defects are causing costly issues down the road, or maybe your production is behind and orders are shipping late? Do you know what needs to be improved? Do you know about the root causes of the problems that you’re experiencing? Is it fair to say, you don’t know what you don’t know … yet?

MES helps you dig into the problem and better yet, SOLVES the problem!

What Is MES and How Does It Work?

Many companies still enter data manually or share work instructions on paper. Most of them, however, know there’s a better way to organize the mass of activity happening on the plant floor. MES provides visibility to that activity as well as the underlying data and uses that data to improve how that activity is done and makes it repeatable. MES connects multiple sites, integrates with equipment, and raises the effectiveness of business applications all to better optimize operations.

The 3 Pillars of MES:

  1. Establishing...

Infor LX & BPCS Tip: Customer Type

George Moroses 0 740 Article rating: 5.0

Display Customer Type on Order Header Panel – 8.4. Enhancement

This enhancement displays the Customer Type on the Order Header – Billing panel. The Customer Type can be a pricing or promotion qualifier and may convey other important information about the ordering customer during the Order Entry process.

Programs or areas impacted include:

  • Order Header – Billing (ORD700D9)

Infor LX & BPCS Tip: Customer Tax Exempt Declarations, SYS160D1

George Moroses 0 1065 Article rating: 5.0

The Customer Tax Exemption Maintenance program, SYS160, allows you to specify customer declarations used by the Customer Order Entry (ORD) and Billing (BIL) applications to apply a tax rate code to specific order lines of an invoice.

With this program, Infor LX can invoice customers without value-added tax (VAT) if one of the following conditions occurs:

  • The cumulated...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: Important Porting Set Announcement (all versions of LN & Baan)

Kathy Barthelt 0 1839 Article rating: 5.0

There has been a recent porting set change due to Infor’s Product Life Cycle Policy.  

How to determine the maintenance stage of an Infor LN product version and release

Before a customer starts deploying Porting Set 9.4a or a later release, they must determine the actual maintenance stage of their Baan / Infor LN product. The definition of the maintenance stages for the product versions and releases of all versions of Baan and Infor LN are outlined in the Product Support schedule as published in the PLC policy. The maintenance stage of the ERP version is either “Mainstream Maintenance”, “Extended Maintenance” or “Sustaining Maintenance”.

How to manage Porting Set updates

The following conditions apply to customers who intend to upgrade to Porting Set 9.4a or later Porting Set releases:

Are You Running Your IT Department, or is IT Running You?

Crossroads RMC 0 1216 Article rating: 5.0

It's hard to efficiently manage your ERP system and support the users who rely on it every day when you are spending all your time running your manufacturing business. We get it and want you to know you are not alone. 

Are you able to answer any of these questions?

  1. How much available disk space is there on my ERP system box?
  2. What happens when users encounter an error in the ERP system?
  3. How are new employees being brought up to speed on ERP functionality?
  4. What needs to be done to ensure optimal performance of our ERP system?

If you don’t know all the answers that's because it's not easy to be the ERP guru of a company AND successfully stay on top of everything that is necessary to keep your business systems running efficiently and effectively. So, this begs the question…why do it? ....

Don't laugh - the average lifespan of an ERP system is 7-10 years

Crossroads RMC 0 2130 Article rating: 5.0

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!...

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Tips:  LX | BPCS | M3

The Infor Development Framework (IDF) re-architects the way a user interacts with the application, providing 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.
  • Filter or hide 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, a group of users, or all users.

Infor’s Intelligent Open Network (ION) technology easily integrates Infor ERPs and third-party enterprise systems. ION is an advanced middleware cloud platform that provides the flexibility you need to make the most complex web of enterprise systems work together on-premise, in the cloud, or both. ION’s long-term sustainability will optimize your ROI, and with ION, one application can be upgraded, replaced, or even fail without taking the entire network down.

Benefits:

  • Faster integration and upgrade times
  • Access to real-time information
  • Reduced burden on IT
  • Immediate access to business services like reporting and mobility

For older BPCS installations that don’t use ION, Crossroads RMC has the expertise to build powerful adapters to allow your specific BPCS version to communicate and exchange information with virtually any sub-system that can import/export data.
 

Infor ION Intro Video (2:11)

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Tips: LN | Baan

Transactions to be mapped - In the mapping scheme, you must define the ledger mapping and the dimension mapping for these types of transactions:

  1. Financial integration transactions resulting from logistic events in Operations Management.
  2. General Ledger transactions.
  3. Procurement card transactions in Accounts Payable.


In addition, to support dimension accounting...

As crazy as it sounds, we’re about to enter the 4th Quarter of 2021. How are you doing on your 2021 goals? Planning for 2022 projects? Maybe it's time to get more out of your Infor ERP system.

TIME TO UPGRADE or NOT?

Is an upgrade to the latest version of Infor LN the goal for 2022? If so, Crossroads RMC brings 35+ years of industry experience to the table to ensure that your upgrade achieves the results you’re looking for and does so on time and on budget. Our goal is to delight your users and maximize the efficiencies that your business can gain from implementing best-of-breed business practices.

Crossroads RMC's team of expert consultants will...

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