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Infor LX Integration & Infor LX Enhancement

Infor LX (ERP LX)
ERP Integration & ERP Enhancement

Authoritative knowledge from the largest Infor LX practice in North America
  • Looking to get the most out of your current ERP system?
  • Have a unique business constraint and can’t find a solution?
  • Need to improve communications within your supply chain?
We’ve got you covered. Our team specializes in integrating third party systems to improve communication, and extending your functionality with ERP enhancements within Infor LX. 

 




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What is Infor LX Integration?

An ERP Integration is the process of connecting your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system to the 3rd party software you use everyday. Integrating your systems improves productivity and communication by creating a single source of data.


What is an Infor LX Enhancement?

ERP Enhancement is the process of creating new functionality or modifying existing functionality within your current ERP system. Creating new functionality enhances what the ERP system does to match how manufacturers run their business.

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Benefits of Integrating Infor LX

As a manufacturer, an ERP system is the core software at the center of other software your business relies on to satisfy your unique business needs.
Whether you need a one-way, two-way or complex systems integration, our team specializes in increasing your efficiency by connecting software you use every day to your Infor LX ERP. Integrating your ERP to other sub systems eliminates errors, improves productivity and dramatically improves communication with one data source.

With an integrated ERP, data is updated in real-time so communication and knowledge sharing improves across your organization. Everyone can access the data they need when and where they need it. From inventory counts to key performance indicators (KPIs) and accounting data, workflows run more smoothly, processes are more efficient, duplicate entry and manual searches are eliminated, supply chains are operating at their peak. Sales reps have up-to-date access to all customer orders and inventory, along with the latest catalog and pricing, minimizing manufacturing and distribution costs while maximizing returns.

Infor LX Integration Made Easy with Infor ION

Do you have a web of third-party application to integrate?
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.

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Extend Infor LX With ERP Enhancements

Crossroads RMC's team of consultants have expert knowledge of everything Infor LX. We have been enhancing Infor ERPs since 1984. We know how to make Infor LX work for your unique business needs.
Concerned how adding functionality may affect a future upgrade, or release? ION work flows and Exit Points are used to enhance Infor LX without changing the original source code. Business users with minimal IT knowledge can create workflows without complex coding, so your users can be trained easily and quickly to model or modify business processes. Many workflows in ION can be used out of the box, and can be reused and modified to create new business processes that fit your unique business needs.
We specialize in MES, data collection and management, data analysis, IDF reporting, mobile, web and cloud accessibility, modernization, web portal development, re-engineered and custom software development, Infor OS and ION and more.

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Crossroads RMC's apps developed for Infor LX 

Here is a list of software developed by Crossroads RMC based on best practices. We can enable any application to run in the cloud and on mobile devices, and if you don't see what you're looking for, we can re-engineer, modernize, and web-enable your existing software, or extend your ERP with ERP Enhancements to fit your unique business needs.

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Crossroads MES

Crossroads MES and Crossroads MES Ultimate fill the gap between your Infor ERP and your lean manufacturing initiatives, by providing detailed production information in real-time. With MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) you can accurately monitor and track the process of producing goods on the shop floor, and advance your manufacturing capabilities, improve profitability and customer satisfaction.

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Analytics Dashboard

Configure Data Any Way You’d Like - No programming knowledge required, and no need to touch your Infor ERP system! Developed specifically for Infor LX (ERP LX), Analytics Dashboard is software that allows you to analyzes the data you use to run your business. It provides the “big picture”, or gets down into the finer details, by providing sophisticated grid and charting functionality, filtering, export to Excel and PDF printing capabilities. Bring your data to life with flexible, interactive and fully customizable displays with real-time access to your Infor ERP. This is the perfect tool for executive management, supervisors and general displays in your warehouse or on the shop floor.

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) is a fully integrated solution that provides real-time visibility, flexibility and the control you need to optimize your warehouse processes according to your unique business needs. Key Benefits:​

  • Optimize your warehouse layout to increase efficiency
  • Obtain a complete overview of inventory to help improve customer service
  • Streamline your warehouse processes to reduce costs

WMS can be stand-alone or exchange information with many other functional areas including Logistics, Production, and Planning, to help improve your overall business performance.

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Manufacturing Inventory Management (MIM)

Track All Forms of Inventory, from Raw Materials & WIP to Finished Goods & Shipments, in Real-Time

Manufacturing Inventory Management (MIM) is a configurable solution that tracks all forms of inventory, allowing you to increase visibility through your entire order fulfillment cycle, bringing the work done by material handlers and production workers closer to the back-office systems viewed by management. The software solution captures the tag data from radio bar codes and directs workers to complete the appropriate tasks to properly manage inventory items. The solution enables companies to quickly accommodate and automate customer specific demands, and this flexibility provides improved customer retention rates and aids in the deployment of value-added services for continued growth in customer accounts.

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AvaTax by Avalara

Current Tax Rates Applied in Real Time

AvaTax's cutting-edge technologies and processing logic manage complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemption certificate management and product taxability rules. AvaTax is cloud-based, delivers address validation and sales tax calculations on-demand. CertCapture digitally creates, stores and accesses exemption certificates at the point of sale. Returns closes the loop on your sales tax compliance process – it completes and files all forms and remits your sales tax with one easy payment.

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T.L.Ashford

Automate & Integrate Your Labeling to Save Time & Money

Centralize your labeling application on the IBM i and integrating labels directly with the applications that run your company.

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OTTO

Manage Customer Orders & Get Them Produced & Shipped On-Time

OTTO specializes in proactively managing customer commitments to make sure that orders can be delivered on time. Most manufacturers spend an inordinate amount of time chasing down information… running here and there between the planners, schedulers, buyers and production supervisors in order to make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding item availability, demand, outside service requirements and inventory movements. All of this takes SO MUCH TIME! OTTO eliminates all of this because he has impeccable organizational skills, he has real time visibility over the entire production plan and he takes great care in juggling multiple priorities with ease. OTTO is reliable and he shows excellent judgment. Best of all, OTTO is able to anticipate his employer’s every need, and allow them to focus on what they do best…run their business!

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Custom Software

Crossroads RMC's programmers know Infor LX inside and out and will provide you with top notch quality and professionalism that you can count on. We are dedicated and ensure that your project will move quickly and positively as we integrate other systems to your ERP, extend the functionality of your ERP with ERP enhancements, or develop software to optimize the performance of your manufacturing systems.

Our team can integrate and enhance your systems without impacting your Infor LX (ERP LX) standard code, so you don’t need to be concerned about enhancements getting in the way of a future upgrades or releases.

ION work flows and Exit Points are used to enhance Infor LX without changing the original source code. Business users with minimal IT knowledge can create workflows without complex coding, or Crossroads RMC can easily and quickly train your users to model or modify business processes. Many workflows in ION can be used out of the box, and can be reused and modified to create new business processes that fit your unique business needs.

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Crossroads RMC's Consultants have helped 500+
Infor Customers Increase their ROI

Your ERP system lies at the heart of your business. How it’s utilized is critical to operating a stable, well understood and effective business system. 

Playing The Old
Telephone Game?

Struggling with a communication breakdown? Information siloes can lead to production lags, frustrated customers and low employee morale.

Centralized Data

Improve communication with customers, vendors, suppliers, management, sales reps and more by integrating your ERP and the software you use everyday to allow information to travel faster.

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So Many Errors,
So Little Time

Efficiency at an all time low? Human errors got your productivity down? Making decisions based on old data?

Increase Efficiency to Stay Competitive

An integrated ERP system eliminates errors and duplicate entry, increases efficiency and productivity. Not sure where to start? Contact us for a free 1-hour phone assessment so we can determine your next step.

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Out With The Old
In With The New

Lack of functionality, mobility, web-enablement, or modernization of your ERP system having you falling behind your competition?

Get More Functionality from Current ERP

Whether you need a one-way, two-way or complex software systems integration, our team specializes in integrating 3rd pty software to improve communication, & extend functionality of your Infor ERP.

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Does my ERP
Need an Upgrade?

Businesses relying on outdated systems are open to increased vulnerability, decreased productivity and a loss of competitive advantages.

ERP Utilization Review

It’s time to evaluate the functionality of your ERP system and how it supports your business initiatives. Newer ERP versions provide easy to implement workflows, and take your business to the next level with a cost-effective solution on premise or in the cloud.

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FAQs

Infor LX Integration & ERP Enhancement

Unfortunately, there’s no quick answer to these questions. The length of an ERP integration depends on a variety of factors, and each situation is unique. For example, integrating Infor LX to a typical CRM might only take a few days. However, integrating Infor LX to "System ABC" could take several months. We can tell you that we take pride in the fact that our consultants have 30+ years of Infor ERP experience, and know how to run a project, deliver on-time, and on budget.

If you are on this page chances are you’re experiencing pain points in your business processes or need to make some improvements to drive growth. ERP Integration can help with both, especially if your business is currently using Excel spreadsheets and other various data silos that limit visibility and lead to poor efficiency. ERP integration automatically gives users access to the data they need, when and where they need it. Rather than manually enter data into multiple applications or search across platforms for vital information, employees will operate out of one system. This eliminates errors, speeds up tasks and generates deeper insight into your data. If that sounds like something that would substantially benefit your organization, ERP Integration is worth consideration.

This depends on how you run your business and which applications you use everyday. One of the most common integrations for manufacturers and distributors is ERP and CRM. Your ERP serves as the hub for back-office data, and your CRM consolidates front-office data. An integration will help back offices obtain a closer look at sales forecasts and customer information, while allowing front offices insight into order statuses, inventory and products. Our team of consultants will go through your entire workflow during the planning process. They will only suggest integrations that benefit your company.

We get it, your data is the lifeblood of your business and moving your data around sounds risky. You don’t want to mess up reports, dashboards or provide incorrect invoices that may result in lost customers. Crossroads RMC has highly experienced integration specialist that can help you avoid these issues by following best practices.

Here are a few best practices:

Cleaning Data: Before migrating data or deciding what will be transferred, get rid of any errors or outdated information, and make sure data is entered consistently. If you don’t have clean data, all mistakes in one platform will get replicated in the other.

Creating Security Protocols: Ensure that data is only accessible to authorized users, and create a plan for handling errors or backing up data to avoid losing valuable information.

Running Test Scripts: Test that data is being transferred between applications as defined. Be diligent during this process; it’s much easier to fix errors in test environments than in a deployed solution. Ignoring best practices will result in risks, and the end result of a successful integration is improved data integrity. Data automatically flows from one platform to the other, so users only need to access data from their systems and can reduce error-prone data entries.

For most organizations, especially small to medium businesses that have little or no IT personnel, we understand that software projects are intimidating. In most cases, an integration will require some custom coding, mapping and error handling—skills. Crossroads RMC has been integrating and enhancing Infor LX since 1984. Our team of go-to-experts will work with your employees every step of the way. And best of all we do not need to touch your Infor LX source code.

A successful ERP Integration or ERP Enhancement requires a plan that uses best practices and prioritizes your business processes and requirements. Our expert Infor LX Consultants have a wide range of integration and enhancement experience as well as knowledge of your specific industry. Crossroads RMC provides support from start to finish, integrating and enhancing solutions in line with each company’s unique needs.

Our team of integration specialists are trained to look for these issues to ensure that only specific users have access to sensitive or restricted information.

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