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Is Your ERP System Hurting Your Business?

The Importance of an Integrated System

Kathy Barthelt 0 171 Article rating: 5.0

It could be if your ERP system isn't integrated with other systems that contain mission-critical business data.

Having data in two (or more) systems that don’t talk to one another is like baking a pizza crust in one oven and the toppings in another. Once baked, you may have food to snack on, but it sure isn’t pizza! Pizza requires the cheese, sauce and spices to bake with the crust, so all the flavors meld together when you take that first delicious bite. 

That’s the value of an integrated ERP system. When you...

Optimize with Infor Development Framework: IDF

Infor LX | BPCS | M3

George Moroses 0 248 Article rating: 5.0

Why You Need IDF

The Infor Development Framework (IDF) not only helps you modernize the look and feel of your LX software but also the interactions of the IBM i software with other applications in your business.

“The IDF is a multi-user interface, single codebase architecture that’s metadata-driven (and) provides a lot of flexibility to adapt the software for their processes.” says Infor. This is the direction that Infor is going starting...

Managing the Inventory Risk

Infor LN & Baan

Kathy Barthelt 0 476 Article rating: 5.0

Proper Inventory Management & Planning is not for the weak!

Any of these ever happen to you?

  • My supplier can’t provide the raw materials I need when I need them because I waited too long to order.
  • I underestimated how much raw material I had on hand and now my customer’s order is waiting on hold until I can get the parts I need.
  • I couldn’t meet the desired delivery date for my customer’s order, so they took their business somewhere else.
  • I ordered too many raw materials or made too many sub-assemblies because I didn’t have good visibility to my on-hand inventory.



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Infor LN & Baan Period End & Fiscal Year End Processing Checklist

Year-end is always a busy time and it is easy to forget things that must be done in your ERP system to close out the year properly and also set you up for a good start to the following year. Here are some things that you should make sure to add to your to-do checklist:

The year-end close process provides an opportunity to:

_____ Remove discontinued items.

_____ Remove sold purchase receipts.

_____ Remove lot attributes for sold lots.

_____ Update standard cost based on current cost field (for environments without Manufacturing only).

Prepare for Year-End Close

_____ Conduct full physical inventory and update quantities before actual year-end or establish a strong cycle-counting program.

_____ Check for any applicable sales and purchase invoices/returns and post.

_____ Prepare users for a year-end push to complete all year-to-date inventory adjustments, receipts, and invoicing.

_____ Determine how to handle new year transactions without posting.

_____ Determine what new standard costs should be entered for the upcoming year. (Manufacturing)

_____ Discuss cutoff dates for removing Archived BOMS and Closed/Canceled Mfg Orders. (Manufacturing)

Finance Specific Items:

_____ Set up the financial periods for 2022 (fiscal, reporting, and tax, as applicable).

_____ Open period January in 2022.

_____ Finalize any outstanding transactions from the current year (2021).

_____ Soft-close any open periods in 2021.

General Baan/LN Tips:

_____ Issue any old sales invoices.

_____ Fix any outstanding financial integration errors.

_____ Set up new integration mapping for 2022 as needed.

_____ Test the mapping in a test environment prior to the new year.

_____ Review & update jobs as needed to ensure they will process in 2022.

_____ Determine for cash-flow purposes, what purchase invoices won’t be paid until 2022.

_____ Make sure that calendars are set up for the new year with holidays properly indicated.

_____ Check jobs to make sure any that are hard-coded with dates will point at the new year.

Want even more tips for year-end processing? See the following documents in the Infor Knowledge Base:




 Document including step by step procedure, possible error/warning messages, and more (Infor LN) 


 Step by step procedure description (Infor LN)


 Step by step procedure description (Infor LN)


 Step by step procedure description (Infor LN; Portuguese)


 Step by step procedure description (Baan IV) 

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