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Written by Rich on August 15, 2013

VISUAL Connect 2013 – What’s in it for you?

It’s that time of the year again!  The 3 Infor GOLD Channel Partners (Visual Business Solutions, Synergy Resources, Visual South) are hosting the 3rd Annual VISUAL Connect 2013 conference – providing users a great opportunity to network with other VISUAL users and learn all the great things that VISUAL has to offer.

What’s unique this year from previous years is that the sessions have been carefully designed into 12 educational tracks for the person wishing to take a deep dive into a particular area of VISUAL.

The available tracks are:

  • Manufacturing Track
  • Sales Track Track
  • Inventory Track
  • Procurement Track
  • Scheduling Track
  • Material Planning Track
  • Quality Track
  • Standard Financials Track
  • Global Financials Track
  • IT Track
  • Data Extraction Track
  • Extent/Macro Track

What else does the conference have to offer?  Glad you asked!

  • One-on-One Consulting – Sign up for a dedicated time with one of the experts to have your specific questions answered
  • Networking Opportunities - Hundreds of users will be in attendance, every user you meet uses the same product you use;  a diverse network of users from your industry
  • Vendor Presence - Talk with approved vendors to learn what additional products and services are available to you in a no cost, no obligation environment (ie macros, barcoding, configurator etc).
  • Awesome Location – Conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago, and an evening event on the Spirit of Chicago cruise ship which departs the iconic Navy Pier!

If you're interested and want to register - check out www.VISUALConnect.info

Have Questions?  Call me @ 613-298-9949

Early Bird Registration ends TODAY! - August 15, 2013

Infor VISUAL ERP - Visual Connect 2013 Conference

Written by Jaime on August 14, 2013

Why you need to dispatch Outside Services in VISUAL

Outside services (OS) on work orders need to be purchased and linked to a purchase order number.

Yeah, Yeah …. you know that already. 

Infor VISUAL ERP - Global ScheduleBut did you know that if you don’t dispatch these OS purchase orders in VISUAL, it can greatly affect the Concurrent Scheduler?

Dispatching in VISUAL allows you to keep track of parts that are physically sent to your OS vendors. Each service dispatch is linked to the corresponding purchase order which in turn is linked to the work order.

The Concurrent Scheduler works with the dispatch records when it is performing the service checks (if selected).  If the parts are not dispatched, then the Scheduler does not recognize that it is out at the OS vendor and will just continue to plan using the transit days specified for the SERVICE ID in Outside Service Maintenance.

The PO’s Desired Received Date will only be used if the OS is dispatched.  This should only be of concern if you’ve checking service availability when generating your schedule.

Another tip: Be aware that if you do change the desired received dates for OS purchase orders --> be sure to update the dates on the dispatch records too!

 

 

 

 


Jaime Bzdok is a guest author of visualnuggets.com and is an active participant in the VISUAL community.  Jaime is the Director of Customer Engagements at Visual Business Solutions, an Infor Channel Partner. 

Connect with Jaime online at LinkedIn 

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