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Reskilling and Upskilling Your Staff – Why You Shouldn’t Ignore This

Kathy Barthelt 0 1526 Article rating: 5.0

According to the World Economic Forum, half of all employees will require significant reskilling or upskilling by 2025.

For many of you, your Infor ERP system was implemented 5, 10, 15, or even 20+ years ago. Now, there are only a handful of people left from that implementation, if any at all. Since most of your "how and why" walked out the door, how much longer can you rely on “tribal knowledge”? While many companies understand the importance of employee training, implementing that training remains a challenge. What’s the best way to proceed, you ask?

Reskill and upskill your staff with your go-to experts at Crossroads RMC!

Crossroads RMC's consultants deliver highly impactful, focused training that shows an immediate benefit. Contact us to discuss a training plan that is right for your business. Call us at 800.762.2077.

Training & Workshops:

Still not convinced? Check out this article which provides several great reasons to make training a priority for your staff: 12 Benefits of Training Employees In the Workplace.

Infor LN & Baan Tip: Outbound Order Lines

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When the originating order or order line of an outbound order line is canceled or changed, this affects the outbound order line and may impact the related outbound advice, shipments, or shipment lines.

For most order origins, warehousing order-type parameters determine whether these actions are allowed:

  1. Update the outbound order line if the originating order is changed.
  2. Cancel the originating order line and the outbound order line.
  3. Delete the canceled outbound order line.

Updating Outbound Order Lines

  • Allowed:

We're excited to unveil our revamped BPCS/LX Technical Staff Augmentation Services

George Moroses 0 4025 Article rating: 5.0

We're excited to share some updates about our BPCS/LX Technical Staff Augmentation Services. At Crossroads, we're refining our staff augmentation structures to better cater to specific job descriptions. This enhanced offering is designed to provide our clients with the opportunity to seamlessly maintain product-level support (BPCS/LX – RPG) and development assistance. What sets this program apart is its ability to offer significant cost savings compared to traditional time and material arrangements. We aim to make staff augmentation more accessible and customizable to meet varying budgetary needs.

As part of this agreement, Crossroads will allocate a dedicated BPCS/LX technical resource for a set number of hours per week. The exact hours will be mutually agreed upon during the sourcing requirements discussions, ensuring that the support arrangement aligns perfectly with your needs.

Key Features of the Technical Staff Augmentation Service:

  • Flexible Hours: Tailored to your specific needs, we'll collaborate with you to determine a fixed number of hours per week that best aligns with your requirements.

  • Duration Options: Choose from flexible prepaid agreement durations of 3, 6, 9, or 12 months.

  • Remote Accessibility: Our technical services are primarily remote, but onsite assistance can also be discussed and arranged during the project kickoff phase, ensuring comprehensive support regardless of location.

  • Expertise Spectrum: Our dedicated BPCS/LX technical resources boast a comprehensive skill set, including proficiency in RPG, thorough documentation practices, design capabilities, familiarity with IBMi system foundations, job scheduling expertise, SQL proficiency, CL development capabilities, and more.

  • Scope Clarification: While our agreement primarily focuses on technical support and development assistance, application support falls outside the defined scope and can be considered separately upon request.

This innovative approach to technical staff augmentation is designed to streamline your operations, enhance system reliability, and empower your team to maximize the full potential of your BPCS/LX environment. Let's embark on this journey together, customizing technical staff augmentation solutions that precisely align with your business objectives and budgetary constraints.

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Revamp Your Productivity: Discover Crossroads RMC's Ultimate Solution

Crossroads RMC 0 4165 Article rating: 5.0

In the dynamic landscape of life hacks and evolving routines, finding new ways to enhance productivity is always on our agenda.

Enter Crossroads RMC – your secret weapon for multiplying productivity effortlessly! Imagine elevating your team's output by integrating just ONE additional member, available on-demand. What sets this apart is the convenience of access—our specialists are ready to assist you 24/7, even during weekends and holidays.

Introducing Tailored Staff Augmentation Services by Crossroads RMC:

  • Access to functional and technical support around the clock.
  • In-depth expertise as an Infor Partner across all Infor LN / Baan and Infor LX / BPCS versions.
  • Centralized, dedicated support ensuring quick response times and thorough follow-up.
  • Varied communication channels including phone, text, email, online portals, Microsoft Teams, web meetings, and in-person visits.
  • Transparent monthly reports to monitor service utilization.
  • Comprehensive ERP disaster recovery solutions.
  • Specialized ION support.


Kickstart with a complimentary 1-hour consultation to explore our customizable staff augmentation plans. These plans are crafted to simplify case logging, usage tracking, meeting scheduling, live chatting, Infor resource reviews, and much more...

By 2026, 75% of organizations will base their digital transformation model on the CLOUD!

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Gartner forecasts that by 2026, 75% of organizations will anchor their digital transformation strategies in cloud computing.

Public cloud investment is expected to hit $724 billion by 2024, highlighting the sector's rapid expansion. Yet, selecting the appropriate infrastructure is critical, necessitating carefully evaluating various factors.

A detailed TechTarget article examines the advantages and disadvantages of on-premise and cloud solutions...

Avoid Being a Quitter: How Crossroads RMC Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Unlocking Success Infor LX/BPCS & Infor LN and Baan

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Avoid Being a Quitter

As the calendar flips to January 1st, it marks the beginning of a new year filled with fresh opportunities and resolutions. It's that time when many of us set ambitious goals for ourselves, both personally and professionally. But, how often do these aspirations fizzle out before we even hit the second Friday of the year? It's so common that they even call it "Quitter's Day." However, it's not too late to stay on track and realize your ambitions. In this article, we'll focus on the professional side of goal-setting and how Crossroads RMC can be your ally in achieving manufacturing excellence.

Step 1: Make Your Goals Bite-Sized

Unlocking Success: The Power of Staff Augmentation with Crossroads RMC

Infor LX, BPCS, Infor M3, Infor LN & Baan

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Consider this...

Your team is currently engaged in a critical project for your top client. However, to ensure the project's timely completion and high customer satisfaction, it's imperative to expand your team. You're aware that the recruitment process is time-consuming, and finding highly qualified individuals who don't require extensive training, especially in your ERP system and your specific business, is a challenging task.

Or perhaps this situation sounds familiar...

Your ERP system is running sluggishly, and you're aware that there are updates available that could enhance system performance. Unfortunately, your IT specialist is currently occupied with other tasks, and there's uncertainty about when the upgrade can be executed.

Both of these scenarios reflect the challenges businesses face in our era of rapid technological advancement. To maintain competitiveness, it's essential to meet client demands and ensure the smooth operation of internal systems, preventing any hindrances to current production. The hard reality is that your success hinges on having expert staff who can make an immediate, positive impact on your business.

So, how can you consistently maintain the right team size and composition to address contemporary challenges when hiring new personnel is a costly, protracted process?

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Finance: Cost Rollup by Effective Date
Allow the load standard cost from routing and cost rollup programs to process as of a specified effective date.  With the addition of an optional effective date parameter to prompt screens for cost rollup CST500 and load standards from routing CST600. If entered, only consider bill of material components and routing operations with effective and discontinue dates that make them effective as of the entered parameter effective date.


Operations: Outside Operation Purchase Order Include Vendor Item Number
Copy the vendor item number from the vendor quote to purchase orders created automatically from outside operations of shop orders. During the process of automatically creating purchase orders from outside operations of shop orders, copy the vendor item number from the vendor quote to the purchase order line. With this change, looking at a purchase order that was created automatically for an outside operation of a shop order, the vendor item number from the vendor quote will be visible on the purchase order line.


Technology: Group Security for ILM501 Inbound Delivery Maintenance
Add function key / action code security to control who is authorized to create/revise/delete functions in ILM501 Inbound Delivery Maintenance.  With added Group Security, managers can control which users are authorized to create, change and delete deliveries in ILM501 Inbound Delivery Maintenance.

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Finance: Propagating Unused Sub-Accounts

You can use this procedure to find accounts that have a valid sub-accounts group but no corresponding general ledger chart account records. This action creates the general ledger chart account record for the account and sub-account combination. This action does not add the accounts to charts.

  1. Select Financials > Global Ledger > Setup > Finance Enterprise Group > Maintenance.
  2. Open the finance enterprise group and click the Sub Account tab.
  3. Select Actions > Propagate Unused Sub Accounts.
  4. Select the finance enterprise group and click OK.

Sub-accounts are added according to group if they have been defined on the accounts. The resulting account can be added to the charts.

Operations: Best Practices for Purchase Order Archiving / Deleting

Here are some best practices to follow if you are considering archiving or deleting purchase order data:

  • If Financials is implemented, we recommend that you do not delete order data in a fiscal year that has not yet been fully closed. This is because the GRINYA process uses information that would be deleted by this action. For best results, check whether the logistical balance for non-invoiced receipts matches the balance of the GRINYA accounts for the periods up to which you want to delete purchase order data.
  • When a purchase order is canceled, you can only delete the purchase order and the related tables. If only a purchase order line is canceled, the line can be deleted and archived.
  • Purchase contracts must be archived before purchase orders can be archived.

You cannot delete a purchase order (line) if:

  • The linked warehouse order is closed but cannot be removed.
  • The purchase order is linked to a PCS pr

 Here are some best practices to follow if you are considering archiving or deleting purchase order data:

  • If Financials is implemented, we recommend that you do not delete order data in a fiscal year that has not yet been fully closed. This is because the GRINYA process uses information that would be deleted by this action. For best results, check whether the logistical balance for non-invoiced receipts matches the balance of the GRINYA accounts for the periods up to which you want to delete purchase order data.
  • When a purchase order is canceled, you can only delete the purchase order and the related tables. If only a purchase order line is canceled, the line can be deleted and archived.
  • Purchase contracts must be archived before purchase orders can be archived.

You cannot delete a purchase order (line) if:

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