Infor Supports EKZ Renewables with Expansion

Infor recently announced that Zurich based wind parks company EKZ Renewables AG has deployed Infor d/EPM to help support the company’s continuous growth. Infor d/EPM is a sophisticated business intelligence solution that will assist EKZ with optimizing reporting, planning and forecasting of their wind power projects with their goal to generate green electricity certificates as well as meet their corresponding return on invested capital. Christian Hürlimann, managing director of EKZ Renewables AG, expressed his excitement to implement Infor d/EPM as it will provide his employees with helpful tabular and graphical evaluations of their activities, which can help them derive practical recommendations for next steps. “With the introduction of our strategic performance management solution Infor d/EPM, we support the planning, reporting and analysis of the wind park portfolio of EKZ Renewables AG. This shows how versatile Infor software can be”, said Jörg Jung, managing director central and east Europe at Infor.

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Infor Launches Next Generation of CloudSuite CRM

Infor recently launched the next generation of CloudSuite CRM – Infor CloudSuiteTM CRM. This cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) application is part of the Infor Customer Experience suite of solutions, and includes sales, customer service, marketing analytics and reporting tools. Infor CloudSuite CRM allows companies to manage the full customer life cycle in one environment – this helps them to capitalize on future sales opportunities and deliver exceptional services. The newest release of Infor CloudSuite CRM is built on Infor’s highly-extensible, framework, Infor Mongoose, offering a scalable product in an easy-touse interface where users can tailor the solution to meet their specific needs. “Infor CloudSuite CRM remains a key solution in Infor’s strategy and continues to receive significant R&D investment,” said Jason Rushforth, vice president and general manager, Infor Customer Experience. Sales teams can maximize customer interaction with access to better prospect and customer data. Additionally, Real-time access to operational and sales data gives a complete view of customer interactions that enables the sales team and other departments to make informed decisions throughout the sales process and beyond.

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Sega Entertainment Selects Infor ERP Solution to Modernize its Operating Environment

Infor Japan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, recently announced that Sega Entertainment Co., Ltd. has selected to work with Infor LN in their effort to meet new business demands and efficiencies. The ERP solution for manufacturing companies will have the aid of Infor partner Hitachi, Ltd. with implementation of the project. A long standing entertainment business group, Sega Entertainment has been in recent years implementing new initiatives to further create enjoyable experiences for their consumers with new technologies. Having established the need to modernize their systems Sega Entertainment plans to leverage Infor LN to launch a new mission-critical platform for account management, sales and logistics, and warehouse management. Full implementation is expected by the summer of 2020.

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Infor TechEd San Diego 2019

Mark your calendars for Infor TechEd 2019 in San Diego, California. This 2-day event (Wednesday April 24-Friday April 26, 2019) will take place at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa.

Infor TechEd is a 2.5-day hands-on training event where you can learn directly from Infor product experts and improve your technical knowledge. This immersive education conference offers a unique opportunity for moderate to advanced technical administrator and development users to optimize your company’s investment in Infor CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management, Lawson, HCM, and Cloverleaf.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 → Friday, April 26th, 2019, from 7:30 to 2:00 (US/Pacific)

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037

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Upcoming Events April 2019

It’s officially Spring and the Infor Lawson Community has a ton of events in store!

SWUG Lawson User Group Mega Meeting

Hosted by: Southwest Lawson User Group
When: Tuesday April 9th, 2019 to Wednesday April 10th, 2019 starting at 8:00 AM (US/Central)
Location: Grapevine Convention Center 1209 South Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051

User Registration ONLY – The Southwest Lawson User Group Mega Meeting

Join Infor employees, certified business partners, vendors and hundreds of your colleagues from companies across the southwest for a two days of learning, sharing, networking and fun.

When: April 9th – 10th, 2019

Where: Grapevine Convention Center
1209 South Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051

AGENDA AS OF 3/25/2019

More details to follow…

SWUG Board

Keystone Spring 2019 Meeting

Hosted by: Keystone Lawson User Group
When: Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 from 8:00 to 4:00 (US/Eastern)
Where: GBMC/Sheppard Pratt Conference Center  6501 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204

We are excited to announce a new location this year for the Keystone Lawson Users Group!  The Spring Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson, Maryland.

Join us for a day packed with presentations from some of the very best Infor partners in the Mid-Atlantic area, informative sessions directly from Infor as well as customer success stories from subject matter experts. This is going to be a great opportunity mix with your colleagues and friends for education, networking, and fun.

Our Partners for this event are RPI Consultants, Inc., AVAAP, Intellias and Kinsey! 

Giveaways and prize drawings throughout the day!

AGENDA as of 3/15/2019

DIRECTIONS to Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson, Maryland.  

Make checks payable to Wellspan Health.

Send checks to:
Penn Medicine
John Shaposky
3600 Civic Center Blvd Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA  19104

The Keystone Lawson User Group Mission

The Keystone Lawson Users Group (KLUG) is an independent member-led group that provides a forum to collaborate with other Infor/Lawson users and subject matter experts. KLUG partners with Infor/Lawson as well as industry leaders in consulting and technology solutions to educate, inspire and implement solutions to common business problems. Meetings are held bi-annually and provide members with insight into hot and trending products, tools and technology related to the Infor/Lawson systems.

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Infor TechEd San Diego 2019

Hosted by: Infor
When: March 24-26, 2019 from 7:30 to 2:00 (US/Pacific)
Location: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa  9700 N. Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, California 92037

Infor TechEd is a 2.5-day hands-on training event where you can learn directly from Infor product experts and improve your technical knowledge. This immersive education conference offers a unique opportunity for moderate to advanced technical administrator and development users to optimize your company’s investment in Infor CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management, Lawson, HCM, and Cloverleaf.

Great Lakes Spring Meeting

Hosted by: Great Lakes User Group
When: Friday April 26th, 2019 from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)
Location: TBA

Great Lakes User Group – Spring Meeting

Please mark your calendar for 4/26/2019

You will receive an email with more information before registration opens

Another West Coast Mega Conference in the Books for Nogalis, Inc.

The Southern California, Arizona, Nevada Lawson User Group (SCANLUG) gathered together on Thursday March 21st and Friday March 22nd for their annual West Coast Mega Conference at the Pacific Life Center in Newport Beach, Ca. With about 100 guests and over a dozen vendors, the two-day event was jam-packed with 70 sessions to attend – covering topics from Infor Cloudsuite Financials to ADFS conversions. Nogalis hosted two sessions (Vendor On-Boarding Made Easy & Elevate your Interfaces with These Few Simple Ideas) with over a dozen attendees learning about the newest solutions we have to offer.

This year, Nogalis is rolling out a new solution for vendor management systems and the attendees of the WCMC were the first to view a demo of the vendor self-service portal. Of course, the Nogalis booth wouldn’t be complete without announcing some great giveaways. Those who attended either session were entered to win a pair of Los Angeles Lakers basketball tickets to the penultimate home game of their season at the Staples Center. Additionally, those who visited the Nogalis Booth and viewed demos were entered to win four (4) tickets the Los Angeles Angels Home Opener game of the 2019 baseball season. Nogalis brought back some oldies but goodies with promotional item giveaways such as lunch boxes, phone rings, and baseballs, as well as gave away soft leather notebooks and ballpoint pens.

As gold sponsors again, Nogalis hosted the evening  event on the 5th floor of the Pacific Life Center. The Santa Rosa Dining Hall and Reception Deck overlooked the beautiful sights of Newport Beach and gave attendees a feel of the sunny Southern California weather. 

Growing Dairy Company Emmi Digitises with Infor

Infor announced earlier this month that Switzerland dairy manufacturer Emmi is rolling out the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Infor M3 to some of its subsidiaries in order to streamline its internationally expanding business operations. With Switzerland being the country’s largest dairy processor and having a global reputation as a producer of premium dairy products and cheese, Emmi  produces and markets a comprehensive range of dairy products primarily for the retail trade and the food industry. Elsewhere, it focuses on brand concepts and specialities, such as the Emmi ready-to-eat cheese fondue, cave-aged cheese specialities, and the various CAFFÈ LATTE cold coffee products. The company have around 6,100 employees worldwide. The company needed a more standardized ERP solution to support their international subsidiaries during their rapid growth. Emmi opted for a single solution for these international locations with Infor M3 meeting all requirements for their new system. Infor M3 is a very comprehensive system – with specific features for the food industry – and can be fully integrated, so that it can also work with financial and purchasing systems. This gives Emmi complete control over its business operations, providing simple and easy access to sales forecasts and reports. Additionally, special attention is paid to quality control in the production and logistics processes, and to tracking and tracing – essential aspects in the dairy industry.

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Leo Paper Group selects Infor as Industry 4.0 transformation partner

Infor’s newly signed contract with the Leo Paper Group (LPG), a privately-held global printing and packaging company headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, implements a suite of Infor solutions that will launch the producer of a wide variety of paper-made products on its Industry 4.0 and smart factory transformation journey. LPG is the first private company in Hong Kong with an environmentally-conscious initiative organization with their green and digital plan to help transform its business. “We have selected Infor CloudSuite solution which is scalable and can take us on our Industry 4.0 transformation to automate and become a smarter, more intelligent global printing and packaging enterprise that is nimble, highly-productive and efficient,” said Johnny Fung, Group Managing Director at Leo Paper Group. They will deploy Infor CloudSuite Industrial (CSI) and Infor OS platform for cloud designed to combine business processes and artificial intelligence; Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software for improving sales targets; and Infor Mongoose for quick web application development and deployment to replace its home-grown system that can no longer keep pace with its expanding global business. LPG has seven trading companies in China, North America and Europe; six manufacturing companies in Hong Kong and China; one technology company; two educational institutions in China and nine supporting companies, employing a workforce of 13,000 people.

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What happened to User Fields in CSF?

What happened to User Fields in CSF?

Some of them are still there in the Business Class (a file with functions built into it) none of them are on the forms.

Some forms do have tabs for user fields, there are no fields there and the fields need to be added using Configuration Console.

Attributes which have always been user fields on steroids, also go away in CSF.  Using Configuration Console any kind of custom field can be added.

In conclusion, user fields are not gone, you can still have as many as you would like, they just need to be added to the forms and sometimes to the business class using Configuration Console.  Keep in mind that the system updates every 3rd Saturday so it is best to add only those that you really need.

Infor Continues to Modernize Revenue Management Functionality for Hoteliers

Infor recently announced the completion of a transformative upgrade to Infor EzRMS Mobile as well as the Infor EzRMS Pricing Engine – both key components of the company’s overall portfolio of Hospitality Revenue Management Solutions. The newest iteration of Infor EzRMS Mobile is one of the only revenue management mobile applications that allows users to view their most important metrics instantly, including total revenues, and adjust pricing and control decisions, while checking what competitors are doing, and update selling strategies on the go. This sophisticated Pricing Engine is infused with AI capabilities and addresses the industry need to deliver optimized pricing recommendations, and to support flexibility needs for different properties and markets. The application automatically calculates demand forecasts for the future use hotel rooms, and recommends the appropriate selling strategies, such as open/close rates, stay controls, open/close room categories, and overbooking levels-maximizing yield and profit. Infor EzRMS Mobile is available via Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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