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Infor Acquires Alfa-Beta Solutions

Infor today acquired Alfa-Beta Solutions, a Dutch system integrator. A Gold Infor Channel Partner, Alfa-Beta Solutions specializes on mid-market and large enterprises in the food & beverage (F&B) industry across Benelux and Germany. This acquisition expands Infor’s capabilities to support the company’s growing F&B European customer base. The demand for Infor’s CloudSuite product has been strong ever since European businesses have embraces the power of cloud technology. Alfa-Beta Solutions is a leading consulting firm specializing in Infor M3 and BI with approximately 70 employees based at its Dutch headquarters or its German location in Darmstadt. Their customers include Royal A-Ware, Cono Kaasmakers, HZPC, Colbrand, Riedel, Huuskes, Roerink Food Family, Fransen Gerrits, Coroos Conserven and Jermi. Infor CEO Charles Phillips says of the acquisition, “Alfa-Beta Solutions will bring a talented and experienced team to meet the growing demand for our products, and help new customers quickly realize their value.”

 

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PPHE Books In for Better Business with Infor

Infor just announced their collaboration with international hospitality group PPHE Hotel  Group, operator of the Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, art’otel, Arena Hotels & Apartments and Arena Campsites brands. The Hotel Group has selected Infor SunSystems as part of an international expansion program and will use the application to help standardize reporting across each of the group’s properties across Europe.  With a strong reputation within the hospitality sector, Infor SunSystems was chosen on the basis of a successful deployment within nine managed UK Park Plaza properties and two regional offices. It’s flexibility and capabilities of supporting international report frameworks were also crucial factors to the decision. “One of the biggest benefits of standardization has been to create a consistent level of detail across all areas of our business,” said Amit Arora, business control manager at PPHE. “We are very confident in the quality of our data and where and when we capture it. We can feed this data into our BI to help make better decisions and change how we do things throughout our properties and management companies. The bedrock of these decisions is consistent, high data quality and deep visibility into our operations.”

 

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Upcoming Events December 2018

It’s nearing the end of 2018 and the Infor Lawson Community has had quite the events! We’re finishing off the year with the final events in December below. Be sure to make some room for all the events happening next year. See you in 2019!

 

MRLUG Winter Single Day Meeting

Hosted by: Metropolitan Regional Lawson User Group
When: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 from 8:00 to 3:30 (US/Eastern)
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center 50 Raritan Center Parkway EdisonNew Jersey08837

Registration will Close on December 3rd!

Use this link for Vendors Vendor registration only

MRLUG Winter Single Day Meeting

December 5, 2018

Online registration $125.00 to attend (walkins accepted only with payment)

Click Here for the Agenda as of 11/26/2018

Version 10 sessions and discussions on how to get to version 11

Also we will provide a list of all the new version 10 reports and cloudsuite 11 reports. ACA and ADFS updates

We have to give away all of our inventory of previous gifts as our name will change next year so come and win a gift! towels umbrellas mugs swell bottles.

Hilton Garden Inn Edison

Rooms are available in a MRLUG block at $159 per night plus sales and occupancy taxes. Reservations are required to be completed prior to 11/15/18.

MRLUG Committee – www.MRLUG.net

John Papas, Donnell Perkins, Maryellen O’Connor, Karen Sickler

Host a Session or Birds of a feather – John Papas jpapas@uft.org

General questions: Donnell Perkins – DPerkins@bklynlibrary.org 718 230-2126; Karen Sicklersicklerk@einstein.edu or any committee member

Questions about registration or the site – Loring Kaveney <loring.kaveney@workoutloud.com>

Invoicing –  Maryellen.O’Connor@archny.org –  Karen Sickler sicklerk@einstein.edu

Directions/Transportation – John Papas – jpapas@uft.org

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We are raffling off 2 Echo Shows and 2 echo spots. Plus many more…..

 

 

Great Lakes Winter 2018 Meeting

Hosted by: Great Lakes User Group
When
: Friday, December 7th, 2018 from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)

Great Lakes Winter 2018 Meeting

We no longer have an annual membership fee so that each meeting will stand on its own/ You will only pay for those who actually attend each meeting. We hope this will make it even more accessible for others in your organization to attend.

The cost for this meeting is $75 per registered attendee. You can still come even if you haven’t pre-registered, but the cost for walk-ins will be $100 at the door.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if done 10 days before the event.

Preferred Payment: Credit Card. Checks can be sent for this meeting if done in time to be received before the meeting.

Check instructions: Send checks to Great Lakes User Group Attn: Kim Diehl 741 Morton St Batavia, IL 60510. Please make checks payable to “Great Lakes User Group”.

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See you in 2019!

Novum Energy Trading Corp Chooses Infor to Provide Financial Management System

Infor recently announced that physical oil supply and trading company Novum Energy Trading Corp. has successfully deployed Infor SunSystems FMS. Implemeneted by Infor global partners TouchstoneEnergy, Infor Sunsystems is designed to help transform financial information into profitable action, in one unified solution, and will support Novum Energy’s trading activities of refined oil products including gasoline, distillates and other fuel oils. Since Novum Energy Trading focuses mainly on niche markets in the Caribbean and Latin America, they needed a risk management platform supportive of growth, streamlining management reporting, and financial record keeping. Since their inception in 2012, Chief Financial Officer Chris Scott of Novum Energy Trading has noted significant growth, leading to the company’s decision to think about alternative accounting solutions.  “TouchstoneEnergy has been an invaluable partner advising us how to get the best from our new accounting system… We are now reaping the benefits of a full and robust system that can support our increased trading and that can help instill confidence in our decision making as we continue to grow,” says Scott.

 

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Infor partners Artyzen Hospitality Group in improving hotel guest experience

With recent innovation to a European chain hotel, Infor Hospitality Management System (HMS) is making more strides in the Asia division. Infor HMS, along with Infor SunSystems financial management, was successfully implemented at  three hotels in Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai managed by Artyzen Hospitality Group (AHG), which delivered improved guest experience. AHG was established in 2014 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. With 7 operating hotels and 12 in development, its brand line up includes Zitan, Artyzen Hotels and Resorts, Artyzen Habitat and citizenM. Artyzen Habitat Dongzhimen Beijing was the first AHG property in mainland China to deploy the customized integration of Infor HMS and Infor SunSystem about a year ago. Infor worked alongside AHG to bring Infor HMS and Infor SunSystems online at Artyzen Sifang Nanjing in August, and at Artyzen Habitat Hongqiao Shanghai in September. In addition to AHG’s hotels in mainland China, its Macau property, Grand Coloane, also utilizes Infor HMS. Infor HMS offers the flexibility for AHG to deploy localized solutions for its hotels in China utilizing the solution’s open API and webservices, enabling localization to take a shorter period.  Eric Wong, VP Hospitality of Infor Asia Pacific, says of the collaboration, “A fast-growing hotel management group needs the scalability and flexibility in its property management operations to accommodate its business expansion, which itself is inherently a dynamic and fast-changing industry. Infor HMS can offer that scalability to streamline processes and let employees access actionable information on guests to deliver a highly personalized experience, or access work orders, for revenue management and more.”

 

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Koncept Hotels Optimizes Business Strategy in the Digital World with Infor

Infor recently announced that Koncept Hotels has deployed hospitality cloud solution Infor HMS to support the hotel group’s digital strategy to assist customer needs more efficiently. Founded only a year ago, the hotel start-up won the Digital Leader Award 2018 in July, Germany’s most important award for digitization solutions. Part of its digitization approach includes a focus on fair, mindful and sustainable business management. At “Koncept Hotel zum kostbaren Blut”, located downtown Cologne, there is no reception desk fully staffed 24/7. Instead, guests use smart devices to check in or out in one of the 20 rooms. This removes the need for a night staff at their hotel. Infor HMS is being used for the digital interfaces guests interact with – ranging from room reservations, check-in and check-out, recommendations around the stay, or to help with special requests. Using the Infor HMS app, employees can analyze hotel performance data on-demand and manage the hotel remotely – a key part of Koncept’s strategy to not have to keep managers onsite to manage operations and have them needed elsewhere, especially in light of expansion plans to new locations. Stefan Bezold, Executive Sales Director DACH & CEE for Infor Hospitality, says of the collaboration, “With Infor HMS, we enable hotels to accelerate their digital transformation so they can offer their tech-savvy guests the service they expect. Koncept Hotels is a prime example for a next generation hotel and we are pleased to support their strategy with our solution.”

 

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User sqlplus with Lawson (Tips and Tricks)

Most of customers have by now switched over to a Windows / SQL server environment, but we still have several customers who have stayed on Oracle for their Database needs. This mostly stems from having the Oracle skill set in-house as there is really no other advantage to staying on Oracle once you have moved over to Windows.

Often when there are troubles with connecting to the application, it is relevant to test the connection the database from the server itself. Of course there are several ways to do this, but test fastest way is to do so directly from the command prompt in LID as it doesn’t require any additional setup or software. But it is easy to forget how this is done so we decided to write this quick article to document this very simple syntax.
The utility we’re going to use is called sqlplus and it should already installed on your LSF application server. Simply login to the server using LID and on the command prompt type in the following command:
sqlplus <username>/<password>@dbserverName
If you have the correct username and password, and the server is responding, you will get a SQL> prompt on which you can run any query you want. Here’s an example:
However if you type in the incorrect username:
And finally, if you have the incorrect server name or the server is not responding, the prompt will be suspended for several seconds and you will see the following message:
A few small notes about using sqlplus:
  • Be sure to use a semicolon to end your statements. Otherwise the application doesn’t know when to run your query.
  • Make sure the environment variable %ORACLE_HOME% is set correctly. ($ORACLE_HOME on Unix):
  • To exit sqlplus user the “quit” command
  • The SQL buffer contains the last statement you ran, and you can run the previous query again by simply typing “RUN”  and hitting enter.
  • User the LIST command to see a list of your most recently executed SQL commands.
  • “HELP INDEX” shows a list of possible commands
  • To launch a sql script simply put the “@” symbol in front of the file name and execute it. like: @script.sql or even @/path/to/script.sql
  • You can have a multi-line sql statement.
  • The “SHOW USER” command prints the name of the Oracle user you’re logged in as
  • The “SHOW ALL” command prints all the current settings to the screen.

Infor and Nanyang Polytechnic Partner to Enable Singapore Millennials to be Future-Ready

Infor recently announced its newest collaboration with Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP) School of Business Management for the Infor Education Alliance Program (EAP). The collaboration provides partner institutions access to innovative cloud technologies and learning platforms, empowering millennials to be cloud-ready, so as to have a better grasp of next-generation digital technologies. Esther Ho, Director, School of Business Management, Nanyang Polytechnic, says of the partnership, “[the partnership will allow us to] expose our students to the latest industry software and real-world applications, providing an avenue for them to be better equipped with the skills and knowledge that are relevant to the needs of the digital workforce.” As of 2018, the program has trained more than 3,000 students to date in Asia Pacific and is growing across the region, with universities participating in China, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. With this collaboration, students will gain hands-on cloud software experience using Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Infor Factory Track and Infor CloudSuite Human Capital Management in their coursework.

 

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Infor Lawson Query Wizard Troubleshooting

 

We had trouble with the Infor Lawson Query Wizard either timing out or returning a “No Data Found” message when loading in a .dme query.

This is a compiled list of troubleshooting suggestions for the Query Wizard found on Nogalis presentations/Infor documentation/Lawsonguru forums.

1. Limitations of the Query Wizard

 

  1. “No Data Found” Message

 

  1. Try increasing Data Response Timeout value to 9999 (min 30 max 9999) in Set User Preferences (green/yellow arrows)

If this fails, try experimenting with the different options for When encountering error messages

 

  1. On the Criteria tab, try changing Maximum Primary Records to Return to 0 (default 600, max 65520, 0 defaults to max 65520) and Maximum OTM Values to Return (max 600) fields

 

  1. Troubleshooting tips from Nogalis LawsonMSAddins PowerPoint

Upcoming Events November 2018

Mark your calendars – there’s a whole lot of events this month in the Lawson User Group Community!

 

Infor Mid-Atlantic User Group Fall Members Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Mid-Atlantic User Group
When: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 from 9:00 to 3:30 (US/Eastern)

MEETING AGENDA

9:00am – 10:00am Registration

10:00am – 10:15am Opening Remarks/Vendor introductions

10:15am – 11:00am

General Session 1:
Infor Concierge – Your one place for all things Infor – Toni Kennedy, Director Client Experience, Infor. Remote session. Join this session to learn about an exciting new tool that will become your one place to go for everything Infor. The all-new Infor Concierge Portal is individually tailored for each customer, proactively delivering everything you need to know about your Infor services and solutions. You’ll have access to updates on support incidents, quick view and voting on product enhancements, dates for recommended classes, information on product-specific education classes and webinars, details on upgrades needed for the products you own, and much more. Designed in conjunction with the Infor Customer Experience Board, the Infor Concierge Portal will make it easier for you to find answers and help maximize the value of your Infor investment.

11:00am – 11:15am Break: Networking with Vendors

11:15am – 12:00pm

General Session 2:
Birst: Next Generation BI and Analytics now on Infor – David Lomelin, Solution Consultant, Infor. In Person/Live session. Meet Birst, the analyst top-ranked Cloud BI & Analytics platform, whose patented technology is helping businesses become more data driven. Learn how leading companies are using Birst’s groundbreaking Networked BI approach to leapfrog competitors and drive real business results. This session will include an overview of how Birst integrates with Infor products.

12:00pm – 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm – 1:00pm Door Prize Drawings

1:00pm – 2:30pm Concurrent Breakout Presentations:

Finance Breakout:
Procure-to-Pay Automation Powered by MHC and Infor FSM – Kyle Hartung, Account Executive, MHC. MHC Software augments Infor CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management (CloudSuite FSM) procure-to-pay automation processes to improve visibility, streamline processing and promote effective communication across departments, customers and vendors. Attend this session to learn how MHC Software, the automation solution provider with the most live Infor CloudSuite FSM implementations, can help your organization maximize your level of procure-to-pay automation with Infor CloudSuite FSM. In this session, we will demonstrate the benefits of ERP-integrated procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions, including accounts payable (AP) invoice automation powered by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and how MHC’s solutions augment functionality across the P2P cycle for CloudSuite FSM customers.

Inforum Debrief and 2019 Strategy Session: Cindy Zeni

HR Breakout:
The Future of HCM Reporting & Analytics – Mary Pat Brennan, Principal-Development, Infor. Reports seldom give you the answer you need, in the time you need it. Find out how the linkage of data with CloudSuite HCM can directly improve development, enhance performance, manage effective and engaged teams, and directly increase your bottom line.

Inforum Debrief and 2019 Strategy Session: Deedre Day

Technical Breakout:
CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management – Hans Mueller, Senior Product Manager, Infor. Remote session. We will discuss the upgrade options, tooling and methodologies available to existing Lawson customers to adopt CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management 11 (and Global HR/TM 11). We will cover release status, deployment options, upgrade options and how they differ from previous Lawson upgrades, and implementation methodologies and considerations.

Inforum Debrief and 2019 Strategy Session: Kofi Anim

 

 

TNLUG Fall 2018 Meeting

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th in Columbus at the DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus/Worthington.

Hosted by: Tennessee Lawson User Group
When
: Friday, November 2nd, 2018 from 7:30 to 4:00 (US/Central)
Location: HCA Healthcare
2515 Park Plaza
Building 2
Nashville, TN 37203

This meeting is free to users to attend. Special thanks to HCA Healthcare and to our sponsors for making this happen.

Agenda

Click Here to view the Agenda.

Hotel List

Click Here to dowload the list of nearyby hotels.

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Keystone Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Keystone Lawson User Group
When
: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)
Location: Holiday Inn
604 Station Road
Grantville, PA 17028

AGENDA

This year’s Keystone Lawson User Group Fall Meeting will take place on November 14th, starting at 8am, 604 Station Rd, Grantville, PA 17028. Join us for a day packed with informative sessions for only $35.00.  This is going to be a great opportunity mix with your colleagues and friends for education, networking, and fun.

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.

Main Contact:

Bill Spolitback
IT Manager, Enterprise Systems
Penn State Health
wspolitback@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

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MWLUG Fall 2018 Meeting

Hosted by: Midwest Lawson User Group
When
: Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)
Location: HealthPartners
8170 33rd Avenue South
BloomingtonMN55425

MWLUG Fall 2018 Meeting
HealthPartners in Bloomington on Thursday, November 15th!

Join the Midwest Lawson User Group for our 2018 Fall Meeting

There will be Special Interest Group (SIG) breakouts by functional area in the morning, then Technical, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Financial Management and Supply Chain Management breakout sessions in the afternoon.

Plenty of great prizes to award at the conclusion of the meeting!

AND

Cap off your day by joining us for a networking reception following the meeting at HealthPartners. Join your peers, vendors and Infor Lawson employees as we continue discussion on Infor Lawson in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

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Georgia Alabama Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Georgia Alabama Lawson User Group
When
: Friday, November 16th, 2018 from 8:30 to 3:00 (US/Central)
Location: 665 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Registration is NOW Open

Georgia Alabama Summer Meeting, November 16th, 2018

665 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Free to Attend

Vendors – Please contact Kim Walker, Kim.Walker2@choa.org if your company is interested in sponsoring for this meeting.

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