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Upcoming Events December 2019

This is it, the final events of 2019 for the Infor Lawson User Community!

 

MRLUG Winter Single Day Meeting

Hosted by: Metropolitan Region Lawson User Group (MRLUG)
When: Thursday December 5th, 2019  from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Eastern)
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Edison 50 Raritan Center Parkway Edison, NJ 08837

Bring a friend! (for every 3 paid you get one free)

 MRLUG Meeting Registration for All Attendees, Select Register and Choose What Type of Attendee You Are… 

December 5, 2019

AGENDA HERE

Infor user online registration $125.00

Please let us know what sessions you would like to have at this meeting.   We will have version 10 and 11  discussions and speak to customers who are migrating to 11.

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

We have to give away all of our inventory of previous gifts as our name will change next year. We are will be giving away $50 to whomever can come up with a new name for us.

Each attendee will receive a Portable 5000 mAh Power bank phone chager.

Hilton Garden Inn Edison

Rooms are available in a MRLUG block at $179 per night plus sales and occupancy taxes. Reservations are required to be completed prior to 11/15/19.

Registration click here – Hotel registration link Hotel code is MRLUG

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 Sickler sicklerk@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

*Be sure to create a profile on our website to receive future notifications*

We are raffling off  2 – Echo Show 5, 4 – Echo Dots, 2 – Fire TV Sticks

Plus many more…..

View/Register Here

 

Check back for any additional events

Upcoming Events November 2019

Only two months left of 2019 and November has a handful of events in store!

 

CPIUG User Group Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Central Plains Infor User Group (CPIUG)
When: Friday November 8th, 2019  from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)
Where: Nebraska Methodist Corporate Building 825 S 169th St Omaha, NE 68118

Mark your calendar for 11/8/2019

The Agenda is available to view on LGUG event page.

Keystone User Group – Fall 2019 Meeting

Hosted by: Keystone Lawson User Group (KLUG)
When: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 from 8:00 to 4:00 (US/Central)
Where: Eden Resort and Suites, Lancaster PA

REGISTER TODAY

AGENDA HERE

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.

Giveaways and prize drawings throughout the day!

Make checks payable to Wellspan Health.

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

View/Register Here

Georgia Alabama Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Georgia Alabama User Group
When: Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Eastern)
Where: Gwinnet Medical Resource Center 665 Duluth Highway Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

AGENDA

The meeting fee is waived for all Infor/Lawson customers for this meeting.

Vendors contact Kim Walker (kim.walker2@choa.org) for vendor sponsorship information.

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.

Agenda topics include:

  • Infor and Infor Global User Group updates
  • Upgrade to CloudSuite Financials and Supply Management v11: Why now?
  • Applying Birst to Drive Business Outcomes
  • Reporting/BI tools for v10 and how to do things with a vision towards v11
  • Reinventing the General Ledger (v11)
  • What’s new and what is next in Talent Acquisition and Transition Management
  • Deep Dive in CloudSuite Supply Management
  • CloudSuite Financials and Supply Management – Upgrade options overview for existing customers

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

The Georgia Alabama User Group Board

View/Register Here

Infor Canadian Exchange (ICE) Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Canadian Exchange (ICE)
When: Friday November 15th, 2019  from 8:30 to 3:30 (US/Eastern)
Where:Holiday Inn Oakville Centre 590 Argus Rd, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3J3, Canada

Registration Costs:**Event registration fees for the first two attendees from any member company is included in your annual membership fee. Additional attendees are welcome to participate at a cost of $25 per person. Please bring payment to registration.**

View/Register Here

Intermountain User Group Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Inter-mountain Lawson User Group
When: Tuesday November 19th, 2019  from 9:00 to 6:00 (US/Mountain)
Where:Washington Group Plaza

The Agenda for the 2019 Inter-mountain Lawson User Group Conference is now posted see link below.  We are excited to offer a 5th track this year and announce that conference will be held in the larger central plaza auditorium of Washington Group Plaza.

Additionally, we will be renaming ILUG this year at the conference and we want your ideas.  we will be taking suggestions for a new user group name that includes the name INFOR and reflects our user base of Idaho, Utah and the pacific northwest.  Name suggestions will be voted on at lunch (the ILUG board has final approval) and a prize to the person who suggested the new name will be awarded.

Link to Agenda: https://www.inforcommunities.com/p/cm/ld/fid=2992

Link to Registration: https://www.inforcommunities.com/e/in/eid=673

If you have comments questions or concerns, please reach out to Kyle Peck at peckky@slhs.org or 207.706.9553

Link to Marriott Springhill Suites: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boidt-springhill-suites-boise-parkcenter/

View/Register Here

MWLUG Fall 2019 Meeting

Hosted by: Midwest Lawson User Group (MWLUG)
When: Thursday November 21st, 2019  from 8:00 to 3:15 (US/Central)
Where: HealthPartners 8170 33rd Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55425

Join the Midwest Lawson User Group for our 2019 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.  Also, review the Elections tab prior to voting for candidates for our open Board positions!  One vote per member company.

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. Please join us for a couple of hours of food and drink at JTs Food and Cocktails, located just 3 minutes from HealthPartners – across from the Mall of America!  All beverages and appetizers are provided… this is a perfect opportunity to avoid rush hour and spend some time networking.  Join your peers, vendors and Infor Lawson employees as we continue discussion on Infor Lawson in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

MWLUG 2019 Fall meeting vendor sponsorship opportunities here.

Thank you to our Vendor booth sponsors:

  • Avaap
  • iTK Technologies
  • MHC Software
  • Bails & Associates
  • Analysts
  • Simacor

Thank you to our Vendor food/beverage co-sponsors:

  • MHC Software
  • Bails & Associates
  • Simacor

Special Thank You to Infor and WorkOutLoud for supporting MWLUG!

Note: Five people from each member company can attend at no charge.

Each additional person from member companies is $30 per attendee, and the registration cost for attendees from non-member companies is $75.

2019 Membership dues need to be paid in order for “member” pricing to be available for your company.  If your company is not a member company, become one today!

Upcoming Meetings – save the dates:

  • February 20, 2020, Winter meeting at HealthPartners

View/Register Here

IRMUG Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Rocky Mountain User Group (IRMUG)
When: Thursday November 21st, 2019  from 9:00 to 5:00 (US/Mountain)
Where:Cherry Creek School District Intructional Support Facility, 1st Floor Conf room 146 5416 S Riviera Way Centennial, CO 80015

For Question Please Contact: Karen Miller, Karen_Miller@dpsk12.org
[Denver Public Schools]

IRMUG is pleased to welcome Infor’s Senior Product Manager Hans Muller to give the Infor Update Nov 21st meeting.

You won’t want to miss Hans insight and wit.  He’s presented at Inforum and highly knowledgeable on many lawson products.  He’s been with Infor since 2006 and able to answer migration to Cloud v11, Early Adopters at Infor, Enterprise Software, Integration, and Implementation.  Please encourage your fellow Lawson Infor users and managers to register and attend.  If you are not familiar with Hans Muller, you won’t be disappointed.

Upcoming Events October 2019

It’s officially Fall and there are lots of Lawson User Group Events in store!

 

Great Lakes User Group – Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Great Lakes User Group
When: Friday October 11th, 2019  from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)

Please mark your calendar for 10/11/2019

You will receive an email with more information before registration opens

KS/MO Lawson User Group Virtual Meeting

Hosted by: Kansas Missouri Lawson User Group
When: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 from 9:00 to 3:00 (US/Central)

Online meeting only (virtual)

Registration information and agenda coming soon!

View/Register Here

Infor Florida User Group (IFUG) Fall Meeting 2019

Hosted by: Infor Florida User Group (IFUG)
When: Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 8:00 to 4:00 (US/Eastern)
Where: Hilton St. Petersburg 333 1st St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

The newly re-branded

Infor Florida User Group (IFUG) Fall Meeting 2019

October 18, 2019, 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Hosted at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL

Poolside Cocktail Reception: Thursday evening, October 17, 2019, from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

For more information, please visit our website here: IFUG Website

View/Register Here

IMSUG Fall 2019 Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Mid-South User Group
When: Friday October 125th, 2019  from 7:00 to 4:00 (US/Central)
Where: HCA Healthcare 2515 Park Plaza Building 2, Nashville, TN 37203

The fall 2019 meeting of the Infor Mid-South User Group (formerly known as TNLUG) will be held at HCA Healthcare’s corporate headquarters in Nashville, TN. This is our FIRST meeting under our new name, IMSUG.

Location: HCA Healthcare 2515 Park Plaza Building 2, Nashville, TN 37203

Parking and Entrance Information
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Agenda
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Hotels
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Setting session timeout for ADFS and Lawson

It is recommended that the session timeout for AD FS and Lawson be synchronized. You can modify the session timeout in Lawson for Lawson in ssoconfig option 1. To modify the session timeout for AD FS, set the TokenLifetime for your relying party trust using the command below.

Lawson Portal – Getting Started as a New User

When first using Lawson portal, it can be a bit overwhelming with all the buttons and unfamiliar UI. The first change I always make is changing the buttons to display text instead of icons.

 

First go to Preferences >> User Options

 

Under “Toolbar Button Display” select Text >> Apply and OK

Once you’ve applied the changes, your icons will change from this:

To this:

This is especially helpful for users with higher tier access as you don’t want to accidentally click delete or change a form when you didn’t mean to!

 

Hope this simple tip was helpful!

Lawson Portal Helpful User Guide

Over the years I’ve assisted users debug issues in Lawson portal.  Through this time, I’ve noticed a pattern of users not utilizing fundamental functions of portal.  I’ll share to you a few of them today.

 

New Tab Button:

Instead of using up more of your PC’s memory, Lawson has its own tab system that users often miss. This will let you switch between multiple forms faster and easier as shown below:

 

Search box keywords:

 You might be used to typing in form numbers as shown below, but did you know you can type in keywords as well?

Don’t know a form name to General Ledger? Type in the word General Ledger and click search:

This is great for newer and veteran users taking on newer tasks.

 

Form Help:

Finally, if you want to get more information about the form you’re currently using. Go to the form and click Help >> Form Help.

 

Hope these tips helped you in your journey in mastering Lawson Portal.

How to set ESS access from an external domain and for custom forms

Step 1: Login to Infor Security Services (ISS)

Step 2: Goto SSO >> Manage Domains and click edit button as shown:

We are simply verifying the names of the displayed XML files:

Step 3: On the LSF server, go to the %LAWDIR%\security\domainauth\EXTERNAL directory to edit that XML

 

Step 4: Add an entry to an existing tree or create a new one:

 

 

That’s all that’s to it.

Compiling an entire product line in Lawson Interface Desktop and speeding up the process

Often when you install a patch into Lawson, you want to ensure all forms run the next day without issues. This is especially important with larger patches that affect dozens of Lawson forms and or when a new db dictionary is created.

 

This is easily done through the cobcmp command.

 

When you run the cobcmp command, it will run through a list of all Lawson forms.

 

Once this is done, you can check its process by using this command: qstatus | head -5

This command will show you the amount of forms left to compile.

 

If you want to speed up this process, you can increase the amount of compile jobs running.

In LID this is done with this command: qcontrol -jlocal,4

 

This increases your job count to 4 (default is 2)

If your server only has 2 cores, it is recommended to keep it at the default 2.

 

I’d only increase the compile job count to one less than the maximum amount of cores your server has so you don’t overload other processes.

 

Once done compiling, it is recommended to change the job count back to 2, or: qcontrol -jlocal,2

 

Hope this was of help!

Getting the version of important Lawson interfaces

Interface versions are important when debugging an issue. This way you can check whether or not a patch exists that addresses the issue or if Infor is assisting you with the problem and needs a starting point.

 

Some of the most common ones needed are:

  • Lawson System Foundation (ILSF)
  • Security Jar files (secLS)
  • Infor Landmark (ILMRK)
  • Distributed Security Package (DSP)

 

Its quite simple as long as you have access to LID, Infor Security Services (cloud) and Landmark Command Line (cloud) access.

 

Starting with LID:

  • For Lawson System Foundation (ILSF) version run command: univver lawsec.jar
  • For Security Jar files (secLS), change directory to %GENDIR%/java/thirdparty and run this command: univver secLS.jar
  • For Distributed Security Package (DSP), change directory to %LAWDIR%/lss/system
    • Type command: lashow install.log
    • This will display the inside of the file, you can copy the version or export as needed.

Infor Security Services (ISS):

  • Click the lower case “i” on the upper right-hand corner of the page

Landmark Command Line (ILMRK):

  • Simply type univver -V

 

That’s all there is to it!

 

Using jobdef to distribute job files in Lawson

In LID, type in jobdef, select a user and job name, then F6 >> B. Report Distribution

As you can see, this job isn’t being distributed beyond the prt file that is produced in the users print manager:

You have three options to None, direct to a printer, or to a distribution group:

If we use a distribution group, a distribution group consists of a list of users which can all have different printers setup under them within this group:

The printer itself has to be defined in printer definitions (prtdef) as well as setting up in the distribution list group definitions (dstlistgrpdef)

 

In this example, if the job definition (jobdef) was set to BENEFIT distribution group and ran, it would auto print to PRINTER123 under the lawson user.  All other users are not set so it wouldn’t print to them. That’s all there is to it!