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Welcome to Our New Website - Please Take a Look Around!

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We proudly announce the launch of Crossroads RMC’s brand new website!

We have been fortunate to serve customers for over 30 years and over that time, we have developed software solutions and consulting expertise to become your Go-To Experts for Infor LN / Baan, and Infor LX / BPCS and M3. 

Our website design focuses on our products and services simply and succinctly, while accentuating the reasons why working with Crossroads RMC has been the right choice for so many manufacturers and distributors worldwide. 

So come on in and take a look around! We hope you enjoy the new site and explore all of the information it has to offer.

If you think our new website is COOL, please leave a comment!If you think our new website is COOL, please leave a comment! 

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Is Your Infor ERP System the Elephant in the Room?

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The Infor ERP Elephant in the Room That Must Be Addressed

In a recent survey of Infor ERP customers, we discovered that 50% of respondents said that they did not know whether or not their ERP system had the features and functionality required for their business.  50%....1 out of every 2……not good.

Why is this the case? Well, the causes can be traced back to one of the following reasons:

  • A key-person has retired or left the company and their knowledge left with them.
  • Systems were implemented based on how the previous system worked.
  • Upgrades and implementations were viewed as a “technical upgrade”, meaning that the upgrade was done to get off an old or outdated platform. The new version wasn't researched, its functionality was unknown and no one was trained on it.

You may say “So what? Who cares if our team doesn’t know what else is available, or how the rest of the ERP system functions? Does it really matter?”

Yes - It matters more than you think.... 

Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Year End for Finance

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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:

Finance Specific Items:

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:

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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Year End for Finance

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:

  • 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.
  • (Manufacturing)  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.

Finance Specific Items:

  • Set up the financial periods for 2021
  • Open period January in 2021
  • Finalize any outstanding transactions from the current year (2020)
  • Soft-close any open periods in 2020
  • Issue any old sales invoices
  • Fix any outstanding financial integration errors
  • Set up new integration mapping for 2021 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 2021
  • Determine for cash-flow purposes, what purchase invoices won’t be paid until 2021

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