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Save the Date for Inforum 2020: The Digital Experience

The Ultimate Infor Customer Event

Discover. Connect. Get Inspired.

September 15-16, 2020 | Virtual Attendance

Our digital event will include keynotes featuring Infor executives, access to the virtual Hub spotlighting Infor’s latest innovations, on-demand educational sessions, customer case studies, and networking opportunities with customers and partners throughout the event.

The Inforum 2020: The digital experience is a free event, and you will be able to register with a verified company email address (no Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.). Remember to check back often for schedule and program updates.

If you registered for the in-person event, you will need to re-register for the digital event.

Register now for Inforum 2020: The digital experience.

16 Game-Changing Technologies You Might Not Know About Yet

No matter the state of the economy, technology will constantly and rapidly continue to evolve. Unique and innovative ideas are discovered every day for both the business and consumer worlds. Most rising technologies are talked about and developed for years. Sometimes it takes a little while for the “next big thing” to get recognized and catch on to mainstream technological use. Members of the Forbes Technology Council share the following technologies that will be game changers in the near future.

  1. Quantum Computing
  2. Devices That Balance Innovation And Privacy
  3. Transformer Neural Network Architecture
  4. WeChat
  5. Cloud-Based Automated UI Testing
  6. Blockchain Security And Compliance Monitoring
  7. FIDO2
  8. AutoAI
  9. Anti-Microbial Visible Light
  10. Remote Condition Monitoring
  11. Google’s Automated Phone Calls And Answering Help
  12. Dual Lens Cameras
  13. Telegram Splitting
  14. Omniscience And Next-Best-Action Prediction
  15. Color-Changing Medical Tattoos
  16. Consumer eSIM

 

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Upcoming Events April 2020

Working from home? Check out April’s virtual meetings in the Lawson User Community!

 

Infor Mid-Atlantic User Group Spring Virtual Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Mid-Atlantic User Group
When: Friday April 3rd, 2020 from 9:00 to 3:00 (US/Eastern)

CHANGING PLANS – COME JOIN OUR VIRTUAL MEETING!

In light of all that is currently going on with COVID-19 we are moving to host a Virtual Meeting, delivering the same content we would have provided at the live meeting. We are going to provide a link to a Webinar that will be live that you will be able to join from the saftey of your homes or offices. We hope that you will be able to join us and take advantage of the topics we have lined up.

Date: April 3rd, 2020

9:00am – 9:05am Opening Remarks – Deedre Day, MUG President

9:05am – 10:15am: Infor Update/General Session #1 – Andrew Wolling, Infor

Preparing for your Infor CloudSuite Migration – Mike LaCosse, Infor

This presentation is for Lawson v9 and v10 customers who are wondering what they can do to prepare for the upcoming migration to CloudSuite Financials, Supply Management, and Global Human Resources. Topics include a migration roadmap, preparing existing data, data management in the CloudSuite, and tips/tricks to prepare your team to optimize benefit from Infor CloudSuite. This session will also cover CSF data cleanup, GHR data cleanup, how much data to migrate, how to migrate in phases, as well as training recommendations, partner enablement, and payroll roadmap.

10:30am – 11:30am: General Session #2

Infor Reporting and Analytics Options – Rich Bendickson, Dashboard Gear

Rich Bendickson of Dashboard Gear will go over a variety of reporting and analytics options you can use with your Infor applications. Topics will include connecting to cloud and on-premise data as well as best practices when embarking on a reporting/analytics project. Some examples will be shown in a variety of tools such as Birst, Excel, SSRS, etc. and will cover HR, Finance and Supply Chain examples.

11:45am – 12:45pm: General Session #3

AWS GovCloud and Compliance

An overview of AWS and Cloud Computing, with a focus on compliance and what differentiates AWS GovCloud.

1:00pm – 2:00pm General Session #4

Security Considerations for your Infor Lawson CloudSuite – Vinod Mathur, Appiggenics

Vinod Mathur from Appigenics will discuss key security considerations for your Infor CloudSuite solution. This session will discuss the multiple domains of security applicable to CloudSuites and your responsibilities as a customer in ensuring the secure operations of your new cloud environment. We’ll talk about compliance and governance of your solution.

2:00pm Closing Remarks – Deedre Day, MUG President

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Upcoming Events March 2020

Spring is here and there are several Lawson User Group meetings in store!

 

SWUG User Group Mega Meeting

Hosted by: Southwest User Group (SWUG)
When: Tuesday March 10th, 2020 – Wednesday March 11th, 2020 from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)
Where: Grapevine Convention Center 1209 South Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051

User Registration ONLY – The Southwest User Group Mega Meeting

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

When: March 10th – 11th, 2020

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

AGENDA AS OF FEB. 10, 2020

Thanks, SWUG Board

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Georgia Alabama Spring Meeting

Hosted by: Georgia Alabama User Group
When: Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 8:30 to 3:00 (US/Eastern)
Where: Gwinnett Medical Resource Center 665 Duluth Highway Lawrenceville, GA30046

Georgia Alabama Spring Meeting, March 13, 2020

Northside Gwinnett Medical Resource Center

665 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

AGENDA AS OF 01-24-2020

The meeting fee is $15.00 for all Infor/Lawson customers attending this meeting.

Vendors: Must contact Kim Walker, kim.walker2@choa.org for sponsorship information and to pay their fee to attend. All vendors must still register for food headcount.

The meeting will begin with registration at 8:30 am and sessions begin at 9 am. The sessions will wrap up around 3 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Come visit with fellow customers and Infor partners to learn more about what other customers are doing and how partners can assist your organization.

The agenda is being drafted and topics include:

  • The Evolution of Dimensionality: Understanding the Impacts and Benefits of CSF Dimensionality
  • Infor CloudSuite HCM Goals with Performance Management and Lessons Learned
  • Procure to Pay Automation Powered by MHC and Infor
  • Infor Treasury Management for Infor CSF Overview
  • What’s New with Purchasing for Infor CSF & Supply Management
  • Accessing Cloud Data

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We look forward to seeing you at our meeting in March!

The Georgia Alabama User Group Board

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IMSUG Spring 2020 Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Mid-South User Group (IMSUG)
When: Friday, March 20th, 2020 from 7:30AM to 4:00PM (US/Central)
Where: Building 4 2555 Park Plaza Nashville, TN 37203

The Spring 2020 meeting of the Infor Mid-South User Group (formerly known as TNLUG) will be held at HCA Healthcare’s corporate headquarters in Nashville, TN.  The meeting will be in our newly remodeled showcase meeting area in building 4. It is a beautiful space and you will NOT want to miss out on this event.  Stay tuned for registration opening and agenda items.

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Technology Trends That Will Disrupt The Future Of Work In 2020

The past decade has introduced to a world of advanced technology that has changed the way we live and how we work. With 2020 now here, technology will continue to transform our way of living. Christian Reilly, CTO at Citrix, shares an article on Forbes of the technological trends that will disrupt the future of the workplace in 2020.

The Evolution Of The CIO
“In 2020, the CIO will take on a new moniker: chief innovation officer. And instead of erecting barriers between IT and the business, they will remove them and help to drive growth through innovation. And they’ll focus on the big picture rather than getting down into the weeds.”

An End To App Sprawl
“In the year ahead, we’ll see more companies get serious about eliminating the digital noise that has their people frustrated and disengaged and put solutions in place that actually simplify work and keep employees happy and performing at their best.”

Flexible Work
“The way we think about and do work has completely changed. Traditional models where people work 9 to 5 in physical offices are dead. Today, it’s all about flexibility. Gig and remote work are fast becoming the norm. In 2020, companies will embrace flexible work models to get the right people in the right roles to unlock innovation and move their businesses forward. And they’ll rethink the workplace and create digital workspaces that learn over time how individuals prefer to work, that are contextual, and that deliver the tools, information, and applications people need and prefer to use to perform at their best.”

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And Bots
“AI will continue to become more prevalent in both our personal and professional lives. Futurists foresee a host of applications, ranging from voice assistants that will get smarter and smarter and help us buy more things we don’t really need to bots that will take over menial tasks, freeing employees to focus on meaningful work and even open the door to new opportunities.”

Everything As A Service (EaaS)
“Monolithic architectures of applications will become a thing of the past, replaced by microservice applications. And they will require new ways of thinking about development and new models for operating. Major cloud providers will begin to move into corporate data centers, where they will deliver ‘everything as a service.'”

A Hybrid Cloud World
“In 2020, companies will finally concede that hybrid cloud is the way forward. And they will use the cloud they need when they need to in order to achieve their business goals.”

 

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10 technology trends that will impact our lives in 2020

The start of the new decade has a slew of technological advancements and changes that will influence our lives. Anis Uzzaman of Pegasus Tech Ventures shares an article on VentureBeat of the top trends we will most likely see that will impact our lives in 2020.

  1. Breakout moment of artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing
  2. Practical deployment of Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Increased demand for edge computing processing power
  4. Commercialization of quantum computing usage in mass scale
  5. Evolution of aerospace technologies
  6. New era of the internet — deployment of 5G and Starlink broadband internet technology
  7. Evolution of health care — predictions at the genome level
  8. Evolution in Agriculture – technology to Grow Crops Efficiently
  9. Evolution of autonomous driving technology
  10. The U.S. and China put blockchain to practical use

We’re heading into the next decade with a handful of technologies that will impact us and change the world. There is no doubt that 2020 will be a time of innovation and better leveraging of technology.

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The 7 Biggest Technology Trends In 2020 Everyone Must Get Ready For Now

There’s still a quarter left of 2019 but Business and technology advisor Bernard Marr wants us to get ready for the technological trends in store for 2020 right now. Marr shared on Forbes a handful of technological advancements that will continue to make headlines and spark interest. Below are Marr’s 7 biggest technology trends for 2020.

  • AI-as-a-service – Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for a while and more companies have been exploring its use to improve customer experience. This will continue in 2020 as AI will get more and more familiarized and well-established.
  • 5G data networks – 2020 is likely to be the year when 5G really starts to fly, with more affordable data plans as well as greatly improved coverage, meaning that everyone can join in the fun.
  • Autonomous Driving – While we aren’t quite at the stage where we will have fully autonomous vehicles in 2020, they will continue to be an exciting technology we’d want to see. It won’t just be for cars either. Trucks and shipping are becoming more autonomous and there may likely be breakthroughs in 2020.
  • Personalized and predictive medicine – Throughout 2020 we will see new applications of predictive healthcare and the introduction of more personalized and effective treatments to ensure better outcomes for individual patients.
  • Computer Vision – Widely known as face recognition, this useful tech will continue to be a hot topic in 2020 and beyond.
  • Extended Reality – Extended Reality (XR) is a catch-all term that covers several new and emerging technologies being used to create more immersive digital experiences. More specifically, it refers to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. This technology will continue to spark interest among businesses, the healthcare industry, video game and entertainment sector and much more.
  • Blockchain Technology – This digital ledger has been a topic for the tech-savvy folks and 2020 could be the year that more and more people hear and utilize this breakthrough tech.

2020 will conclude the biggest technological decade we’ve had and there’s still a lot more tech to discover and master.

 

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