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Sunday, October 15
 

5:00pm

Sunday evening Happy Hour in the Expo
Come meet up with your colleages for lite bites and sips in the expo hall.

Sunday October 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 1-4 4th Floor
 
Monday, October 16
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather Roundtable Discussions Breakfast
We've done our best to design a full agenda but we know we didn't cover all the topics, so this is your chance to join a roundtable discussion at breakfast. Click here to create a new topic, or sign up for an existing topic of interest. Oh yeah, and breakfast will be served.

Monday October 16, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

8:00am

(105) Sizing and Upgrading your IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will help give you tools for planning, sizing and upgrading your IBM i system. IBM i 7.1 standard support end of support has been announced - what are you planning to do? Learn about the resources available to help you get going on IBM i 7.3 and to size your next Power System.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
Work in IBM i development lab and support Infor development teams with all technical details related to the IBM i including DB2 for i, application development, systems management and POWER hardware.


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Statistics

8:00am

(116) Using Ming.le - Homepages, Chat, and AI
Limited Capacity seats available

Infor has delivered a huge enhancement to the ERP user interface, called Ming.le.  This is definitely not your grandfather's ERP.  This session will introduce the many ways Ming.le takes the power of LX, XA or System 21 and delivers amazing new tools to your users.

Speakers
avatar for Verheijen, Jan

Verheijen, Jan

Solution Director System-I, Infor
Experience with System-I, especially on XA, for 25 years in all kind of roles.


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Trigonometry

8:00am

(504) Best Practices for your EI Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

The Enterprise Integrator is a fantastic development tool that gives you the ability to extend and customize the XA application. Like any tool there are best practices when using the tools. In this session we will discuss how to:

• Create pleasing and productive user interfaces
• Develop integrator objects that are easily maintained
• Insure that what you build guarantees data integrity

Enterprise Integrator is a tool that should be used to enhance XA to reinforce your company’s business processes. Let’s discuss how to best achieve this goal.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Miller

Dan Miller

Senior Consultant, LLC, Guide Technologies



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Probability

8:00am

(506) Getting Started On EI for Non-Programmers
Limited Capacity filling up

Whether you are an I.T. Programmer/Developer or not, you should be aware of the useful functions that Enterprise Integrator offers – without doing any programming! Many organizations have talented technical or data-savvy individuals that are not computer programmers by trade, but could enhance their systems to benefit themselves, other users, and their company. Come and hear how your organization can benefit from the built-in functions you already own in Enterprise Integrator!

In this session, we will:

• Explain what Enterprise Integrator is, and what it can do.
• Discuss the skills required to use Enterprise Integrator.
• Demonstrate how to get started using Enterprise Integrator.
• Review several, useful features in Enterprise Integrator you can use with no programming.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Quigley

Wayne Quigley

Technical Specialist, MK&Associates
Wayne Quigley has over 27 years of experience in business, programming, and I/T consulting. As a consultant on Infor XA, Wayne has done extensive application development using XA Enterprise Integrator, and has taught many Powerlink and Enterprise Integrator sessions for Inforum, the... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Science

8:00am

(306) Customer Case Study: Using ION for LX Integrations
Limited Capacity seats available

This case study will show how Formica Corporation uses ION to integrate LX with SCE, EAM, their home-grown B2B web based solutions, and EDI. The presentation will share some of the challenges and benefits include defining the system of record for inventory, custom BODs, asynchronous messaging, and Type 5 warehouses.

Speakers


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Marshall Field

8:00am

(317) Maintaining the Health of your LX System
Limited Capacity seats available

Tips for developing LX Health Reports to identify some types of data issues in LX (record locks, header/detail files out of sync, etc.) so that you can proactively correct them.

Speakers


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
John Hancock

8:00am

(318) LX Security and User Management Beyond IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about current and future LX user management, authorization, and security features within Infor Xi and LX. You'll also learn how IFS and its user provisioning work with LX, Infor Ming.le, and IDF security setup.

Speakers
LM

Larson, Mark

Infor
BPCS/LX Technical Architect responsible for LX SYS product, database, security, licensing. 20+ years working on BPCS and LX.



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Poetry

8:00am

(401) System21 Roadmap and Product Lifecycle
Limited Capacity seats available

Infor's System21 version 3.1 was released earlier in the year, and the development team is already beginning work on the next chapter. Join Alastair Middleton, Product Manager for System21, for a review of Infor's plans for the future, his findings from discussions with customers and user groups, and a review of Infor's latest technologies. Darci Snyder will join Alastair to discuss Infor’s Product Lifecycle Policy and how it applies to System21.

Speakers
avatar for Middleton, Alastair

Middleton, Alastair

Product Manager, System21, Infor
Alastair has worked with System21 since its earliest days, in development, consulting, sales, product management, marketing and general management. After a break from software, when he co-founded a specialist Spanish catering firm, the lure of System21 and its customers proved too... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
RR Donnelly

8:00am

(201) XA Roadmap
Limited Capacity filling up

XA is nearing completion of the IDF development project and has adopted the powerful Infor Xi technology platform. What's next? This presentation will be the debut of the Release 10 roadmap scope. You'll also learn how completing IDF at the 9.3 release will prepare XA customers for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Freeman

Ross Freeman

Senior Product Manager, Infor
I am the Product Manager for XA, so I am qualified to present the roadmap and the cloud topic.  



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Daniel Burnham

8:00am

(210) Using EPAK to Document Processes and Train Employees
Limited Capacity seats available

Infor EPAK is a single platform for all your Infor business process documentation, training and performance support materials. It offers 12 different deliverables form one single recording of a process, including watch & try videos, work instructions, PowerPoint presentations, and more. By employing the Knowledge Center, all training can be centralized and user training can be tracked as part of an overall training program. The learning objectives for this session include:

• Understanding what EPAK is and what outputs it offers its users.
• How to create a simple EPAK training video.
• Understanding EPAK’s place in process documentation and a larger training program.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Shoemaker

Julie Shoemaker

Senior Application Consultant, Guide Technologies
An experienced consultant with over 18 years experience with Infor XA. A founding member and former vice-president of the XA User Group Board. Executes systematic procedures to improve corporate and administrative functioning. Focused on utilizing XA as a business process solution... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Sports

8:00am

(214) Advanced Enterprise Product Data Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Many organizations have implemented Enterprise Product Data Management, but many have simply replicated the functions of traditional Product Data Management. The EPDM is a feature rich solution that can deliver tangible benefits throughout your organization. This session will explore some of the advanced features of EPDM. Intended for functional leaders and executives in operations, engineering, and IT, some of the key topics include:

• How to use revision control
• Deploying Alternate Item Processes
• Using generic routings and implementation status

Speakers
RW

Rick Worley

Senior Business Advisor, TriMin Systems
I have been around the XA product for over 30 years but have experience with several other ERP solutions. I have broad exposure to advanced planning engines, supply chain planning and sales and operations planning techniques. I have several years of senior management experience... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
George Pullman

8:00am

(223) Enterprise Financials - An Overview
Limited Capacity filling up

An overview of XAs latest Finance package. - Enterprise Financials uses IDF functionality to simplify data entry to the AP and AR subledgers and make cash application look easy. The enhanced Enterprise General Ledger gives the finance team an opportunity to create records to the General ledger at a detail level which supports the Financial and Management Reporting and Analytical needs of the business.

How do you get there? Which is the right path for your business? This session will provide answers!

Speakers
DJ

Dyer, Joanne

Information Systems Engineering



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Henry Clarke

8:00am

(231) Automating Material Certification Retrieval Using PowerLink
Limited Capacity seats available

Many industries require that shipped products include certification documentation associated with the subassemblies and raw materials used to manufacture the final product. The process of drilling down through “as-built” indented bills of material to determine the certification data required can be time consuming. Hear how one aerospace company used a document management system and standard XA functionality to cut the identification and retrieval process time by 95%. There will be time available during this presentation for participants to share their situations, issues and ideas as well. This session is aimed at the non-technical user.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Eaton

Jeff Eaton

Exotic Metals LLC
Jeff has been working with XA for over 25 years.  He started his career leading a company through a conversion from MAPICS I to DB.  He then spent 13 years as a Senior Manufacturing Consultant with ISE, an XA channel partner. For the past 11 years, he’s worked at Exotic Metals... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Physiology

8:00am

(243) User Customizations and IDF - Drawing Attention to Your Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Help your team members focus on what is important. Communicate meaning with the use of pictures, color, absence of data, fonts and graphs. Use low lighting techniques to make the really important pieces pop while reducing eye fatigue. Make things easy to read and most importantly easy to understand improving efficiency and reducing errors.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Leader of Products and Training, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
A Leader of Products and Training at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Lisa Thomas is one of BWDG’s foremost creative thinkers. Lisa’s role is focused on building applications and tools that assist companies move beyond the basics provided in their core software suites. | | Education... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Technology

8:00am

(610) Sponsor Case Study: Zodiac Aerospace Leverages Real Time Shop Floor Tools to Improve Operational Efficiencies and On-time Customer Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Use of CISTECH’s Shop Floor Plus for XA tools helped ZSUS more than double the efficiencies of material handlers and warehouse workers. All ZSUS workers have real time visibility of shop floor labor and materials activity. Inventory accuracy has improved and materials are delivered at the right time to the right place, translating to less downtime and improved on time customer deliveries at ZSUS. Join Harry for an in-depth review of how ZSUS was able to dramatically turn around their plant operations and realize significant business value with mobile Shop Floor Plus execution for XA.

Speakers
avatar for Harry McClintock

Harry McClintock

Zodiac Seats US
Harry is a Senior ERP Analyst/Project Manager for Zodiac Aerospace US. He carries over 40 years’ experience in MRP, ERP, Lean Manufacturing and Materials implementation and transformations. Harry’s background includes deep experience in in highly regulated industries including... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Theater

9:30am

(701) Industry Best Practices for IBM i Data Collection with License Plating
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to meet Track & Trace Requirements and improve your Inventory. Find out how to add Serialized Licensing Plating and Replenishment/Kanban capabilities to your ERP using state of the art IBM i based Screen Mapping technology.

Speakers
avatar for Foster, Greg

Foster, Greg

Nutech Systems
For close to 9 years, I have been working for Nutech Systems specializing in the design and implementation of barcode data collections for Infor's IBM Power Solutions. At Nutech, our main focus is providing state of the art, data collection systems for systems like XA, LX, and... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Henry Clarke

9:30am

(702) System-Link Toolkit using Excel Spreadsheets
Limited Capacity seats available

Guide’s System-Link Toolkit (STLK) is a highly-functional and easy to implement solution designed to simplify the user & IT experience with System-Link. SLTK includes a set of procedures that aid in the construction of the XML request and parsing of the XML response. Also, Infor has stated that offline loading will no longer be supported.

System-Link Toolkit is a robust solution that allows you to replace offline loads. We will demonstrate how you can use our System-Link Toolkit to map columns & rows in any Excel spreadsheet to XA business object data attributes for easy processing to create and maintain XA data from Excel. This can be used for all objects and transactions within the IDF framework (i.e. Powerlink). The toolkit uses System-Link to process the updates, therefore all security, maintenance history, and XA business logic is enforced.

Within the toolkit dashboard an end-user can determine if everything processed successfully. If there are errors they are clearly shown and the records in error clearly identified. No knowledge of programming or XML is required to upload the spreadsheets via our toolkit.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kenney

Randy Kenney

Consulting Manager & Guide Product Manager, Guide Technologies
Randy has 30 years experience in a wide variety of IT & business roles from software development, ERP systems, IT management, business analysis, executive level positions (CIO/VP), consulting, and project management.



Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Daniel Burnham

9:30am

(703) Cashbook OCR Lockbox
Limited Capacity seats available

This demo session will focus on how Cashbook has greatly reduced bank lockbox fees for their customers. Cashbook has also fully automated the bank lockbox process, helping customers to reach automation levels of up to 95%. This has been mainly through a new product feature called Optical Character Recognition (OCR). David will discuss and show how this new feature works.

Speakers
avatar for Rushe, David

Rushe, David

Global Pre-Sales Manager, Cashbook
Global Pre-sales Manager at Cashbook. I am a highly experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the Financial software industry. Vast experience of Cash Application, Bank Reconciliation, Accounts Payable, Enterprise Software, Account Reconciliation, and... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
John Hancock

9:30am

(705) Analytics, Mobility, IoT for LX users
Limited Capacity seats available

Come see how the HCL team can help your organization leverage SMAC technologies with a live demo and discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Wood

Ron Wood

Infor
Ron has spent the past 20 years working in several support capacities including as a functional analyst, services and development liaison, and manager of the global support team for the Infor LX Product Line. His background includes triage, testing, design, implementation, customer... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Marshall Field

9:30am

(708) Extending XA to Mobile devices
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an introduction of the technology that makes XA, System link and Catavolt Extender ™ work seamlessly together for deployment via mobile devices and the Cloud to extend your XA applications for use in the warehouse, for shop floor execution, and other areas like mobile sales force and distributors.

We will look at real use-cases of this product and successful, cost efficient deployments of this incredible product suite.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Gerard

Kevin Gerard

TriMin Systems
I have worked with Mapics/XA/ERP for 30+ years.



Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
George Pullman

9:30am

(710) Speed Date Abacus – Leveraging the Cloud for Infor ERP IBM i Users
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from real world Infor IBM i users how they leveraged the Abacus iCloud for short term upgrade projects, High Availability & Disaster Recovery, and full-blown Infor SaaS. As an IBM Premier Managed Serviced Provider and Infor Hosting partner – Abacus Solutions has over 100 customers that have moved some or all of their Infor workloads to the Abacus iCloud.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Abacus Solutions
Scott Johnson is the Senior Sales Director of IBM Power & Cloud Hosting services for Abacus Solutions.  With over 30 years of experience in delivering IBM Power & Storage solutions - focused on Infor based IBM i ERP applications, Scott  can provide a comprehensive set of Abacus... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
RR Donnelly

9:30am

(712) SMPlus - Manage XA Security in Power-Link with Security Management Plus
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you need help keeping up with security requests? Do you need to redesign your security to take advantage of roles? Have you had problems with Separation of Duties on audits? SMPlus can help. Come let us show you how.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Leader of Products and Training, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
A Leader of Products and Training at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Lisa Thomas is one of BWDG’s foremost creative thinkers. Lisa’s role is focused on building applications and tools that assist companies move beyond the basics provided in their core software suites. | | Education... Read More →


SMPlus pdf

Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Physiology

9:30am

(714) Transportation Management: Complete Suite Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show you how to lower freight costs and improve operating efficiency using AR Traffic's transportation management solution suite. See how to route and pre-rate orders with freight charges being passed to invoicing and accounts payable and used for audit, payment and accrual/dashboard reporting functions. Additional features include optimized truck routes, manifest/label parcel shipments, claims management, package tracking, an inbound vendor routing portal and production of related International and Domestic documentation.

Speakers

Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Statistics

9:30am

(716) COM_Net2 CX – The New! Customer Experience Suite for XA
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn about the new Infor XA COM_Net2 CX suite. This unique suite of products, with a rewritten user interface, supports integrated B2B, B2C, CPQ integration, Salesrep support and Point of Sale. This technology can also be applied to System 21 and LX customers.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Shubel

Mark Shubel

VP, Lexel Corporation
Lexel Corporation’s Vice President previously held positions in manufacturing management at a government contract manufacturing company. His responsibilities included managing night vision and radar programs. He also implemented the DOD/CAS compliant cost system... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Poetry

9:30am

(720) Getting the Visibility You Need From Your Infor XA, LX & System21 Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Since 1987, Silvon Software has been putting its business intelligence solutions to work globally for Infor customers across numerous manufacturing and distribution industries. We look forward to having you join us as we demonstrate our Stratum™ solution suite for analyzing and reporting on sales, inventory, manufacturing, purchasing and other performance areas of the business using your XA, LX, System21 and other business systems data. Be sure to check out our 2nd demo tomorrow as we show how Stratum can also be used to create, maintain and evaluate sales plans that leverage your Infor and non-Infor data!

Speakers
avatar for Bunker, Frank

Bunker, Frank

Vice President, Silvon Software
Frank Bunker is Vice President and Co-Founder of Silvon - a business intelligence software company based in the Chicago area. For 30 years now, Frank has helped hundreds of businesses with their planning, analysis and reporting of XA, LX, System21 and other ERP data.



Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Theater

9:30am

(722) Inventory Visibility – Extending the Life and Value of Your ERP
Limited Capacity seats available

ERPs are great for financials, engineering data management, MRP and order processing but by using TouchInventory to track and manage your inventory in real-time, your ERP outputs can be worth so much more whilst keeping your ERP vanilla. Most ERPs fall well short of true WMS performance, with inventory tracking capabilities being fairly cumbersome and only supporting the functionality that matches the physical processes companies have in place.

TouchInventory is a configurable inventory control system that tracks all forms of inventory, from raw materials to WIP to finished goods to shipments, and conforms to your business rules and physical operations while updating your ERP in real-time. Learn how your bottom line can be significantly improved with reductions in safety stock, increased stock turnover along with increased labor efficiency and improved customer service.

Speakers
avatar for Myers, David

Myers, David

CEO, TouchPath
At TouchPath we understand data collection and integration, in particular the deployment of auto-id technologies such as RFID, Biometrics, PLCs, sensors as well as traditional bar-coding. We have been developing pioneering solutions for over ten years for some of the world’s best... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Sports

9:30am

(724) Manual Processing: You Can Definitely Do It But You Can't Do It Indefinitely - Time is Up!
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session we'll explore the variables to evaluate your current EDI program. We'll look at alternatives, Total Cost of Ownership and expectations as well as common barriers to get your program into a future state that will improve your bottom line, competitiveness, and overall performance.

As our economy and manufacturing accelerate we will see demands for topline growth (with possibly lower margins) and at the same time requiring expense reduction to protect and improve the bottom line. It's definitely time to start and/or expand your EDI program to participate in the trends of the next several years.

UniLink has provided a Cloud solution for over 20 years. It is time tested, proven, and works seamlessly with your ERP system and is READY NOW, whether you migrate to the ERP Cloud, or stay on premise. Either way, the UniLink solution will provide you with the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership).

Speakers
avatar for Tony Palermo

Tony Palermo

Marketing Director, Unilink Group
Spent most of my career in technology/communications companies. Joined UniLink in 2015. We are an EDI full service technology outsource company with over 22 years experience. | Prior to that served as VP for Stanley Black and Decker, Knology Broadband, Cisco, Scientific Atlanta... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Probability

9:30am

(726) UnForm® A to Z, END-to-END Document Management
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will review UnForm’s end to end Document Management solutions for Print Management + eDelivery, Document Archiving, Image Management and Document Workflow with a focus on AP Automation. With over 9,000 installations in 16 countries, UnForm has the solutions and experience to help you save time and money either in the Cloud or on premise.

Speakers
PB

Paul Boushell

Sales Executive, Unform



Monday October 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Science

10:30am

General Session
Updates from the user group boards of directors and Infor, and an informative and entertaining keynote from 'R' Ray Wang of Constellation Research.

Monday October 16, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Great Lakes Ballroom 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday October 16, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

1:15pm

(101) IBM i Product Roadmap and Features
This session will provide an overall update on IBM i and Power Systems including:

• Power Systems hardware roadmap
• IBM i technology roadmap
• IBM i new features including i 7.2 and i 7.3
• IBM i application development enhancements
• Best Hidden Gems of IBM i

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
Work in IBM i development lab and support Infor development teams with all technical details related to the IBM i including DB2 for i, application development, systems management and POWER hardware.


Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Marshall Field

1:15pm

(115) Alphabet Soup! What is ION, Ming.le, Xi, BI and why do I care?
Limited Capacity filling up

Infor has led the technology world with new enterprise application solutions, but are you confused as to what is what? Leave this session with the knowledge of what these applications are, and how they can help you. This is not a technical review, this is a management review of these applications.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Altenau

Rick Altenau

XA Manufacturing Specialist, Guide Technologies
Rick Altenau is an experience manufacturing consultant with years of experience in manufacturing before becoming an ERP implementation consultant. 20 years in the metal manufacturing, valve manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing industries put Rick in a great position to become... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Theater

1:15pm

(117) Introducing Birst - Infor's go-forward Business Intelligence Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and meet Birst, the analyst top-ranked Cloud BI & Analytics platform, whose patented technology is helping connect businesses with trusted data. You will learn about the Birst platform, how to sell and demo Birst, and learn specifics for how Birst works with Infor products.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Krause

Rob Krause

Birst
Rob is an experienced senior solution engineer, with a background in analytic implementations. He has been involved in large scale analytics implementations, custom data warehousing, ETL, BI architecture, administration, integration, security and building trust in customers’ data... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Physiology

1:15pm

(609) Sponsor Case Study: Enabling Data Collection Without Modifying Your ERP System
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Red Gold implemented data collection and automated certain inventory transactions without modifying base ERP. Transactions include Product Receipts, Inventory Transfers, Material Issues, Purchase Order Receipts, and other miscellaneous inventory transactions. Benefits include zero modifications in base ERP, no “cloned” programs to manage, improved inventory and reporting accuracy, and reduced manual reporting efforts.

Recommended for all users. At the end of the session you will know:

• Why QuikTrac was chosen to supplement ERP at Red Gold.
• How Red Gold utilizes QuikTrac to reap benefits of data collection to drive efficiencies and reporting accuracy.
• Functionality that QuikTrac offers that Red Gold plans to explore in the future.

Speakers
RT

Ray Toren

Integrated Barcoding
With 33 years experience in the warehousing and manufacturing industries. Ray has been an end user of bar code data collection solutions, and now working with Integrated Barcoding providing turnkey solutions into numerous ERP systems. Ray works closely with QuikTrac® software... Read More →
avatar for Brian White

Brian White

Sr. Manager of Applications and Project Management, Red Gold
Over 20+ years of IT experience including staff development, project management, vendor management, ERP implementation (BPCS/LX), and implementation of 3rd party tools to extend ERP with a focus on modification elimination/minimization and effective integrations. Current member... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Science

1:15pm

(508) Using Publish & Subscribe (EI) to Notify Users of XA Events
Limited Capacity seats available

Send emails, text, host program call, or System-Link requests when an event such as a discontinued item runs out of inventory, a customer ship-to is changed, a dock date on a PO line item is pushed back . . . and more. Triggers can be on create, change or delete and specified using subsets. This session will help you:

• Understand what Publish & Subscribe is.
• Understand how to set up a basic P&S notice.
• Understand the business benefits to using P&S.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Wyatt

Chris Wyatt

Enterprise Business Systems Analyst, Barry-Wehmiller
My Bio | I have over 30 years experience with XA and the IBM i. I have developed software that is now being used in XA and I have experience with dozens of XA implementations.



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Poetry

1:15pm

(509) Cool Things you can do with Subscriptions
Limited Capacity filling up

Subscriptions are not just email notifications. While subscriptions work great for email, you can do so much more. You can send text messages to your phone. You can call host programs, too. But the coolest thing you can do with subscriptions is to run system link requests. And NO RPG programming.

This session will show you how to create a template, copy and paste the system link request. You can even use substitution attributes within your request. As an added bonus, you will learn how to use notification history to check the status of your request, and debug the system link request.

Speakers


Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Probability

1:15pm

(301) LX Roadmap and Product Lifecycle
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this session to hear Product Management discuss the Infor LX development roadmap and overall product investment strategy. You'll learn about major user experience improvements and core product enhancements. We will also discuss our lifecycle policy for older BPCS releases.

Speakers
avatar for David Rapacz

David Rapacz

Infor
Joining Infor in 1997, Dave’s extensive background and current role as a product manager enables him to help manufacturing companies transform their business and become more efficient and profitable. Dave is instrumental in helping customers modernize their proven Infor BPCS/LX... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology

1:15pm

(402) What's new in System21 Version 3.1
Limited Capacity seats available

Version 3.1 of System21 brings a broad array of functional enhancements across the application, many of which were driven by the System21 user groups and customers. Learn about many of the highlights, focusing in particular on the business problems they were intended to resolve and the resulting benefits they can deliver to your business.

Speakers
avatar for Shadlow, John

Shadlow, John

Infor
John is Infor's principal System21 consultant in the Asia Pacific region. Over the past 27 years he has been instrumental in the sales and implmentation of System21 throughout the region as well as assisting companies in the UK and USA. He has also worked closely with the developers... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
RR Donnelly

1:15pm

(202) New Features of XA 9.2
Limited Capacity seats available

The 9.2 release of XA features all new financial applications, as well as expanded functionality covering advanced warehousing, maintenance, supply chain, financial planning, and more. Join this session for an overview of XA's expanded functionality and a discussion of the benefits available only with the 9.2 release.

Speakers
FD

Foster, David

Infor
David Foster is a Principal Solutions Consultant for Infor. He has been in the high-tech business for over 30 years. With the past 19 years working as a Business Solutions Consultant on System I ERP platforms. David began his career at IBM as a System Engineer. It was there... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Daniel Burnham

1:15pm

(218) User Case Study: Material Logistics Implementation at Trail King Industries
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address the challenges and benefits realized in the implementation of Infor XA Material Logistics. Presented by the IT Director at Trail King Industries and a senior XA consultant from TriMin Systems, you will learn from a real life implementation of Material Logistics what is important, what to consider, pitfalls and helpful insights, and how to measure success on the project.

Speakers
avatar for Betty Schlimgen

Betty Schlimgen

Trail King Industries
Betty began her career in Manufacturing and XA with Trail King and Mapics II in 1988. She started as their first Systems Operator/Programmer with career promotions to Director of IT in 2009. Over the past 29 years, she has been responsible for XA operations, process improvement, training... Read More →
RW

Rick Worley

Senior Business Advisor, TriMin Systems
I have been around the XA product for over 30 years but have experience with several other ERP solutions. I have broad exposure to advanced planning engines, supply chain planning and sales and operations planning techniques. I have several years of senior management experience... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Sports

1:15pm

(224) XA Enterprise Financials Implementation Considerations
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation covers the key considerations as your organization begins to plan and budget for your move to XA Enterprise Financials (GL/AP/AR/Cash). An important topic for Finance, IT, and General Management functional areas and executives. Topics to be covered include:

• Enterprise Financials entitlement
• Required XA release level
• Current customizations and tools (impact analysis
• File structure changes, elimination or modification)
• Company structure
• Currency complexity
• Sales tax logic
• Testing set-up and execution
• GL Chart of Accounts re-design.

Speakers
avatar for Collette, Pat

Collette, Pat

TriMin Systems
Senior consultant with 30+ years of experience in management information systems, finance/ accounting, operations, and strategic planning. Broad Infor XA knowledge, including specific expertise in all Infor XA finance applications. Also experienced in Infor BI tools, F9 financial... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Henry Clarke

1:15pm

(232) PowerLink Tips & Tricks for Intermediate and Advanced Users
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation schemes makes displaying data you really want to pop out as easy as defining some basic rules. Define security groups and assign content security to make sure your files and information is being safely managed. Deployment profiles can enhance this control even more. Templates can be used to streamline data flow and functions while managing creating and updates.

Speakers
avatar for Balamurugan Ramasamy

Balamurugan Ramasamy

Delivery Lead, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
• 16 years of Valuable experience in Delivery Management, Project Management, and ERP Consultancy. Manager with substantial manufacturing experience. Certified in Production and Inventory management (CPIM). | • Functional expertise in manufacturing and distribution modules... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
George Pullman

1:15pm

(237) Locking down your XA - Security Measures for Every Company
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your XA ERP system properly locked down and secure? Attend this session for a review of XA security features available to lock down XA, including IDF custom objects. Recommended for security officers or anyone in charge of XA security with an intermediate knowledge of CAS & EI.

Speakers
avatar for Vic Belebczuk

Vic Belebczuk

Senior Consultant, Guide Technologies
Proven record of success at implementing IT solutions to increase business’s productivity, reduce costs and streamline operations. Professional experience as an Infor XA Consultant and as an IT Manager at manufacturing companies running Infor XA.



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Trigonometry
  • EI Enterprise Integrator

1:15pm

(247) Excel in the IDF – ION in the Real World
Limited Capacity filling up

In the first part of this presentation 'Excel in the IDF', we will look at how information can be uploaded into XA from Excel with zero programming.

In the second part of this presentation 'ION in the real world', we will review a few business use-cases adopted by XA customers in EMEA. For each of these, we will present details of the methodology used.

Speakers
avatar for Demian Welker

Demian Welker

Dipl.-Ing. Michael J. Raber


Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Statistics

1:15pm

(601) Sponsor Case Study: Scan-N-Track
Limited Capacity seats available

Best Practice companies want real-time validation for transactions throughout the shop and warehouse as they occur. “Move it / Transact it / Validate it” should be the mantra of all world class manufacturing companies. The problem is that the data capture screens for the XA transactions do not “fit” on RF scanner guns. And, not all XA transactions are supported in Integrator/Powerlink which makes it difficult to modify.

We’ll show you one Guide product solution we have built for our customers that is web-based and tightly integrated with XA via System-Link. It runs from any HTML5-enabled device (iPad, smart phone, RF barcode scanner, and/or laptop web browser). It provides real-time edits and validation for XA transactions as they occur in the warehouse, and supports all barcodes and printing at the point of need in your process. The greatest benefits however are in how you can optimize your business processes while designing & implementing this solution. Two customer case studies will be presented with actual results realized at our customers while implementing our Scan-N-Track solution.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Kenney

Randy Kenney

Consulting Manager & Guide Product Manager, Guide Technologies
Randy has 30 years experience in a wide variety of IT & business roles from software development, ERP systems, IT management, business analysis, executive level positions (CIO/VP), consulting, and project management.



Monday October 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
John Hancock

2:45pm

(111) IBM's Storage Options for your Infor and Whole Data Center
Limited Capacity seats available

IBM Storage offerings including Flash, tape etc. For your IBM and Data Center.

Speakers

Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Marshall Field

2:45pm

(114) The Scary Work of Security for your IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

Join IBM for a presentation on the top security best practices for your IBM i. The IBM i is a secure business platform, make sure you understand how to properly use that security in today's highly networked environment. Don't let today's new and evolving threats impact your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
Work in IBM i development lab and support Infor development teams with all technical details related to the IBM i including DB2 for i, application development, systems management and POWER hardware.


Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Theater

2:45pm

(502) Technical Introduction to Enterprise Integrator
Limited Capacity filling up

New to Enterprise Integrator? This session will help you get over those first basic hurdles. From the initial technical overview to basic best practices, and sources of information, this session will speed you on your way to mastering this powerful tool.



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Physiology

2:45pm

(510) Automated ECN’s at CPI: A Customer Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

Have a need to manage data and want to take advantage of what you already have in XA? Same here. That’s why we created our own Business Objects! Join us for a tour on CPI Aero’s Engineering Change Notice (ECN). We will see how to use Enterprise Integrator to create:

• our own tables to capture data
• business objects to allow users to interact with these tables
• relationships between the new BOD and existing BODs
• publish & subscribe notifications to keep everyone in the loop

Concepts discussed can be applied to any business.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Callahan

Becky Callahan

Project Manager, BW Design Group
As a Project Manager, Becky Callahan has many years of experience helping organizations implement Infor’s XA ERP systems with a constant focus on meeting their business objectives. | Becky’s expertise and focus for B-WI is a Project Manager.  She has experience in:  ERP Implementations... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Probability

2:45pm

(302) LX 8.4—The next big thing
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the upcoming major release of LX and the value it will deliver to your business. This release includes further support for IDF, new application features, and an expanded database.

Speakers
avatar for Hickey, Lynn

Hickey, Lynn

Infor
Lynn is a Project Manager (PMP) for LX Development. With more than 20 years of experience in designing solutions for BPCS/LX product, Lynn managed the LX 8.3.5 release and is responsible for the upcoming LX 8.4 release.
avatar for David Rapacz

David Rapacz

Infor
Joining Infor in 1997, Dave’s extensive background and current role as a product manager enables him to help manufacturing companies transform their business and become more efficient and profitable. Dave is instrumental in helping customers modernize their proven Infor BPCS/LX... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sports

2:45pm

(311) Customer Case Study: Implementation of the Infor Xi Technology Stack
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear from two LX 8.3.5 customers on their use of the Infor Xi technology platform. You'll learn about the value gained through integrations, reporting, and a modernized user experience.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Baker

Tim Baker

Manager, MCFA
avatar for Russell Jacobs

Russell Jacobs

Systems Analyst, Sandvik Materials Technology



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Technology

2:45pm

(312) Managing Master Data in LX 8.4
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to manage your vendor, customer, item, and item cost data with IDF. This 8.4 enhancement will dramatically improve your ability define, manage, and secure critical information within your business.

Speakers
KL

Kasabian, Lisa

Infor
Lisa Kasabian is a Senior Manager for LX Development with more than 25 years of experience in ERP Software Development. Lisa is responsible for engineering resources, maintenance as well as development projects, including EGLi and Ming.le.
avatar for Hickey, Lynn

Hickey, Lynn

Infor
Lynn is a Project Manager (PMP) for LX Development. With more than 20 years of experience in designing solutions for BPCS/LX product, Lynn managed the LX 8.3.5 release and is responsible for the upcoming LX 8.4 release.



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Trigonometry

2:45pm

(403) Case Study:  Upgrading to System21 Version 3.1
Limited Capacity seats available

Austin Powder Company initiated an upgrade to System21 version 3.1 in May. Mike Lemon will talk about the process APC went through to move from 2.4 to 3.1 this year-- compared to their past upgrade in 2013 from 3.52. This session will get deeply technical along the way, as we will discuss the uplift effort, the details of the project, and the testing required along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Lemon

Mike Lemon

Manager, ERP Systems, Austin Powder
I've been working in the System21 world for over 20 years -- serving in various roles as consultant, programmer, analyst, and manager. I also serve on the board of the North American System21 User Group. | | Austin Powder, founded in 1833, is an explosives manufacturer for the... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
RR Donnelly

2:45pm

(228) General Ledger Integration - Is This Thing On??
Limited Capacity seats available

What is the GLI in XA? Are you making general journal entries to show the movement of inventory throughout your plant? The General Ledger Interface can be confusing and intimidating. Attend this session to learn how to set up it, how to turn it on and how to manage it on a daily basis.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kienast

Julie Kienast

Senior Consultant / Services Manager, MKA
Julie Kienast is an applications consultant and project implementation leader with MK & Associates. Julie has over 31 years of experience implementing and training industrial sector clients on the XA ERP suite of applications. She has extensive background in XA applications... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
George Pullman

2:45pm

(238) Cleaning up Your XA Database
Limited Capacity seats available

Performing purges, file reorganizations and archiving data should be part of your overall XA strategy, but are often overlooked which result in poor system performance impacts the upgrade experience.

This session will cover:

• Reorganizations – when to use XA reorg over other IBMi methods..
• Purges – which applications have purge functions
• Archives – which applications can be archived, what are the end results and why is it important?

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Vela

Carlos Vela

Technical manager, Guide Technologies
I have been working with Powerlink and XA for over 15 years, and many of those years have been around performance and improving the user experience with XA. I have also directed a Multi-billion global XA environment where theory became practice!



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Daniel Burnham

2:45pm

(244) Creating Views, Subsets, Sorts & Workbenches 
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerLink’s views, subsets, and sorts allow for a query ability within the PowerLink framework. Knowing how to create the query features will enhance the functionality and usability of XA, increase the productivity and efficiency of your users, and provide faster reporting of transactional information for management. This session will help you:

• Understand how to create a view, subset, and sort using best practices.
• Understand the selection of attributes for views, subsets, and sorts.
• Understand the use of schemas when creating a view.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Shoemaker

Julie Shoemaker

Senior Application Consultant, Guide Technologies
An experienced consultant with over 18 years experience with Infor XA. A founding member and former vice-president of the XA User Group Board. Executes systematic procedures to improve corporate and administrative functioning. Focused on utilizing XA as a business process solution... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Henry Clarke

2:45pm

(602) How Paper-Less MES Has Transformed Business at PCMC
Limited Capacity filling up

Paper Converting Machine Corporation (PCMC) is part of Barry-Wehmiller, one of Infor’s largest XA customers covering 10 operating divisions and 11,000 team members around the world. PCMC implemented Paper-Less MES as part of their global initiative to revamp and innovate their production reporting operations to meet today’s complex and fast-paced environments. An area of specific need was quality control; PCMC deployed the quality component of Paper-Less MES which has transformed their business through proactive inspections during production operations. PCMC now saves tens of thousands of dollars per year through the elimination of rework, scrapped material, lost time and field failures, all of which have the potential of degrading customer satisfaction.

Audience members having basic knowledge of shop floor activities and reporting methodologies is helpful, but certainly not required to glean valuable insight from this session. Current Paper-Less MDCC customers are encouraged to attend and learn from Sue regarding her experience with the migration process, managing change with end users, what to be conscious of and the benefits received from leveraging the complete MES application.

• Understand the major components of Paper-Less MES
• Learn how PCMC uses quality inspections throughout the production process to meet customer deadlines and quality requirements
• Learn what to consider and what is important to know to support a smooth transition to Paper-Less MES from Paper-Less MDCC

Speakers

Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
John Hancock

2:45pm

(611) Sponsor Case Study: Implementing Electronic Kanban with Infor XA at Justrite Manufacturing
Limited Capacity seats available

Justrite Manufacturing implemented Agility’s Electronic Kanban application as part of their LEAN manufacturing and continuous flow initiative. The presentation will focus on the goals of the project, the method of rolling out the application to all areas of the shop floor and their distribution center, and the benefits they realized.

Basic knowledge of LEAN manufacturing and shop floor operations is helpful, but not required.
This session will help you:

• Understand the major functions of Electronic Kanban and the interfaces to XA.
• Learn about the implementation methods and Kanban techniques for releasing and receiving manufacturing, purchase and interplant orders.
• Understand the deployment of electronic triggers to release orders without manual scanning.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

Agility
Agility, Inc. is the company that developed and supports the InterSite Logistics (ISL), Multi-environment InterSite Logistics (MISL) and Material Logistics (ML) Infor XA applications. We'll be in the Expo so please stop by if you'd like additional information. Also check out our sessions... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Poetry

2:45pm

(612) Sponsor Case Study: RMB Service Management at Hussmann
Limited Capacity seats available

Hussmann has seen significant increase in sales and customer satisfaction after implementing RMB Service Management for XA to manage their service operations in Mexico. This session will take an in-depth look at the RMB solution installed at Hussmann. Hussmann’s customer service achievements include:

• Increased sales order by 80% and work orders by 50%
• Increased sales conversion rate by 100%
• Maintained same number of Call Center staff even with increased sales
• Reduced manual processes by 50% in the Call Center
• Reduced response time for customer quote from 1 week to 5 hours

Hussmann’s Mexico division serves all of Mexico, with a manufacturing plant and a customer service Call Center. The service center provides installation services, maintenance, and replacement parts to their customers. Products are frequently sold as a complete solution that include installation and maintenance.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Alvarez

Jorge Alvarez

Hussmann Corporation
Strong combination of technical knowledge plus MFG & Services Business Cycle experience, 21 years working in IT with different US based companies operating globally, Results-driven IT executive with expertise in envisioning and leading technology-based, Large experience career on... Read More →
avatar for Pete Stamm

Pete Stamm

RMB Solutions
Pete Stamm is the founder of RMB Solutions. Pete has been involved in After-Market services for the past 30 years and believes that manufacturing service organizations today are areas of great opportunities for long term revenue and profit growth. RMB Solutions fosters an environment... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Science

4:15pm

(106) IBM i Access Client Solutions
Limited Capacity seats available

If you have recently used the term "Client Access," then you need to attend this session. We will explore IBM i Access Client Solutions, IBM's latest client solution for IBM i. IBM does not support IBM i Access for Windows beyond Windows 8.1, so it's time to get on board with the latest product for Linux, Mac and Windows platforms. In this session you will learn:

• The various Access Client Solutions components, where to get them, and how to install them
• How the ACS features and functions assist in the administration of your ERP.
• How to use ACS 5250 emulation, Integrated File System (IFS) access, Printer Output, Console functions, and more
• How Access Client Solutions compares to and contrasts with IBM i Access for Windows, product positioning.

Speakers
avatar for Bell, Tom

Bell, Tom

Senior Systems Engineer, Information Systems Engineering
Tom Bell is a Senior Systems Engineer with Information Systems Engineering, and has been working in a technical implementation role for 29 years.  ISE is an Infor Gold Channel Partner and Certified IBM Business Partner.  Tom holds IBM i and Power Systems technical certifications... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Henry Clarke

4:15pm

(112) IBM's Cloud Options for your Infor Solution and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss the options available for IBM i in the cloud, as well as the other IBM Cloud offerings available.

Speakers

Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Marshall Field

4:15pm

(120) Xtreme Support Update
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review tips on how to utilize the Infor Xtreme site and where to best find the information you need most.  Bring your questions /feedback you may have regarding support.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Wood

Ron Wood

Infor
Ron has spent the past 20 years working in several support capacities including as a functional analyst, services and development liaison, and manager of the global support team for the Infor LX Product Line. His background includes triage, testing, design, implementation, customer... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
John Hancock

4:15pm

(501) Introduction to System-Link
Limited Capacity seats available

System-Link is Infor’s way to communicate with XA. By using System-Link to retrieve and update information, you insure that data is protected from improper access and integrity issues. This session will introduce you to what System-Link is and how to access it. It finishes up with a hands-on exercise creating a sample System-Link request. After this session, you will:

• Understand what System-Link is
• Know how to access System-Link
• Be able to construct a basic System-Link request

Speakers
avatar for Becky Callahan

Becky Callahan

Project Manager, BW Design Group
As a Project Manager, Becky Callahan has many years of experience helping organizations implement Infor’s XA ERP systems with a constant focus on meeting their business objectives. | Becky’s expertise and focus for B-WI is a Project Manager.  She has experience in:  ERP Implementations... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Leader of Products and Training, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
A Leader of Products and Training at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Lisa Thomas is one of BWDG’s foremost creative thinkers. Lisa’s role is focused on building applications and tools that assist companies move beyond the basics provided in their core software suites. | | Education... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Technology

4:15pm

(511) Data Generation Program: How I Create Alternate Data
Limited Capacity seats available

The Data Generation Program in Enterprise Integrator allows the user to create real time data on the fly. Data can be accessed, calculated, and displayed from any means possible from an IBM i program. This session will show you how to utilize this feature through example.

This session is geared towards users with basic knowledge of business object creation. The ability to program in an IBM i programming language is not necessary, but would be helpful.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Qualls

Matt Qualls

Agility Inc.
I'm part of the development team for Material Logistics in Infor XA.



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Probability

4:15pm

(309) LX User Group Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Meeting of all current LX Community User Group members and those interested in joining. Discuss what you want from your user group, what you want from Infor and ideas for growing the community.

Speakers


Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Sports

4:15pm

(404) Workspace 2015 and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

The latest evolution of the System21 interface, Workspace 2015, has been a great addition to the Austin Powder Company. If you're still using IBM i access as your user interface, join this session and see what Workspace is all about. Mike Lemon will show the benefits that APC derived from Workspace and explore some cool features of the product. John Grier will delve into what the next version of Workspace has in store.

Speakers
avatar for Schulstad, Craig

Schulstad, Craig

Senior Technical Consultant, Infor
Craig has been a System21 consultant for the past twenty-one years assisting accounts across North America.  His main involvement has been in assisting customers in installing and upgrading System21, focusing on code uplifts and data migrations.  Also, he has assisted in installing... Read More →
avatar for Shadlow, John

Shadlow, John

Infor
John is Infor's principal System21 consultant in the Asia Pacific region. Over the past 27 years he has been instrumental in the sales and implmentation of System21 throughout the region as well as assisting companies in the UK and USA. He has also worked closely with the developers... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lemon

Mike Lemon

Manager, ERP Systems, Austin Powder
I've been working in the System21 world for over 20 years -- serving in various roles as consultant, programmer, analyst, and manager. I also serve on the board of the North American System21 User Group. | | Austin Powder, founded in 1833, is an explosives manufacturer for the... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
RR Donnelly

4:15pm

(208) Using MS Excel as a Report Writer for XA
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you want to gather information from XA and drop it directly into Excel? Attend this session to see real world examples and to learn how to use MS Query in Excel to directly access information in XA. This session will send you home with immediate information that will make life easier for both IT and users. Attendees should be knowledgeable in XA applications and Excel to benefit from this session.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kienast

Julie Kienast

Senior Consultant / Services Manager, MKA
Julie Kienast is an applications consultant and project implementation leader with MK & Associates. Julie has over 31 years of experience implementing and training industrial sector clients on the XA ERP suite of applications. She has extensive background in XA applications... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
George Pullman

4:15pm

(221) Tracking Bar, Sheet, Coil
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether is metal processing, paper processing, liquid consumption, pellets, or plating … anytime you are converting from one unit of measure to another in a production process, inventory tracking is difficult. This session will teach you the basics of tracking inventory through those processes and making sure you know what you have. This starting point of inventory control needs to be brought under control!

Speakers
avatar for Rick Altenau

Rick Altenau

XA Manufacturing Specialist, Guide Technologies
Rick Altenau is an experience manufacturing consultant with years of experience in manufacturing before becoming an ERP implementation consultant. 20 years in the metal manufacturing, valve manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing industries put Rick in a great position to become... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Poetry

4:15pm

(226) Enterprise Financials — Accounts Payable, AR, Cash Management
Limited Capacity filling up

A quick look away from Green Screen to the new way of entering and looking at data. Yes, processes could change to become as easy as online shopping – a click here – opens a window, a drop-down list of values. ‘Mouseing’ your way through the day does not feel like work, yet it is.

XA has introduced a new way to spend your workday!

Speakers
DJ

Dyer, Joanne

Information Systems Engineering



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Daniel Burnham

4:15pm

(234) Creating Cards & Workbenches
Limited Capacity filling up

There are several different types of cards that can be created in PowerLink, each having their own advantage. Different types of cards can even be combined into a single, compound card. To add to the flexibility, PowerLink also allows cards to communicate with each other through the use of Work Benches. Creating each is relatively easy to do, as long as you know the tips and tricks. This session will help you:

• Understand the different cards and the advantages of each.
• Understand workbenches, how they work, and their restrictions.
• Learn how to create sample cards and a simple workbench.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Shoemaker

Julie Shoemaker

Senior Application Consultant, Guide Technologies
An experienced consultant with over 18 years experience with Infor XA. A founding member and former vice-president of the XA User Group Board. Executes systematic procedures to improve corporate and administrative functioning. Focused on utilizing XA as a business process solution... Read More →


Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Physiology

4:15pm

(246) Content Security
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use content security with IDF Architecture to apply row based security, lock/unlock object security and authorize users from within Integrator. Extend content security to Powerlink, System Link and Net Link users. Learn about using auto content security feature to allow access for users for specific set of attribute classes. Compare regular content security feature with auto content security. Users with knowledge of Power-Link and Integrator basics are encouraged to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Chuharaj, Thiagaraj

Chuharaj, Thiagaraj

BW Design Group
Over 20 years of experience helping organizations with INFOR XA Implementations. Expertise includes Delivery Mangaement and Client Engagement. Vast experience in using iSeries technology and INFOR XA tools and has lead by example in coaching and mentoring team in XA Upgrade... Read More →



Monday October 16, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Science

5:15pm

Happy Hour in the Expo
Come meet up with your colleages for lite bites and sips in the expo hall.

Monday October 16, 2017 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 1-4 4th Floor

6:30pm

Dine Chicago!
Chicago is filled with great restaurants and we want you to have the opportunity to try them out! IBM will provide the transportation to a number of wonderful restaurants. Coming soon: Menu previews and sign-up sheets for reservations.

Monday October 16, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Main Entrance
 
Tuesday, October 17
 

7:00am

Birds of a Feather Roundtable Discussions Breakfast
We've done our best to design a full agenda but we know we didn't cover all the topics, so this is your chance to join a roundtable discussion at breakfast. Click here to create a new topic, or sign up for an existing topic of interest. Oh yeah, and breakfast will be served.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 7:00am - 8:00am
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

8:00am

(109) Net-Link - The Infor Interface for IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

Net-Link is the Infor standard interface for your IDF applications. Join this session to get an introduction to Net-Link, including an overview of advances contained in the Infor Xi tech stack.

Speakers
avatar for Verheijen, Jan

Verheijen, Jan

Solution Director System-I, Infor
Experience with System-I, especially on XA, for 25 years in all kind of roles.
AM

Adrian Masters

Product Manager, Infor



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
George Pullman

8:00am

(110) High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Backup Solutions from IBM
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss High Availability / Disaster Recovery (planned and unplanned downtime), Backup & Disaster Recovery Planning for your IBM i and the rest of your data center.

Speakers

Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Trigonometry

8:00am

(121) Taming your PowerLink Exports Using Advanced Excel Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Nearly all Infor users also use Excel for reporting or analyzing data. Learn how to quickly and easily analyze large or small datasets through the use of Excel’s tables and pivot tables features. You will learn how to properly layout any dataset for efficient analysis, the benefits of utilizing tables over ranges, and how to simply convert your data into reports fit for publishing using Excel pivot tables and calculated fields. To further leverage the value of this session, attend session 208 on Monday at 4:15, Using Excel as a Report Writer.

We have all attended sessions where the presenter makes a task look simple but back in the office we can’t duplicate the results.  Download the Data Source Excel file associated with the session and bring your charged laptop to follow along during the live demo portion of the session to discover it really is that easy.  Ribbon versions of Excel recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Crowther

Linda Crowther

CFO, Elderlee, Inc. / LS Lee, Inc.
CFO for REH Holdings, Inc. family of companies including Elderlee, Inc., a manufacturer and installer of highway safety products, Linda possesses over 23 year of experience in the field of accounting and finance. Nineteen years hands-on with Infor XA and Excel, along with basic... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Technology

8:00am

(605) Sponsor Case Study: Formica & Cashbook - Cash Application Automation Leads to DSO Reductions
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a first-hand look at the Cashbook Cash Application software at Formica and learn how it helped them to drastically improve their DSO. As a result Formica was able to reallocate resources previously used for cash application to their collections team.

Speakers
avatar for Coulter, Greg

Coulter, Greg

Cashbook
Greg is the CEO of Cashbook, with more than 18 years of experience in Cash Management automation processes. Greg is responsible for Cash Management implementations around the globe, resulting in implementation of Cash Management software solutions in over 25 countries. Greg holds... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Marshall Field

8:00am

(505) SQL Views and Enterprise Integrator
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

SQL Views can be used to supercharge your Powerlink applications. Enterprise Integrator has extensive capabilities to pull data together, but the presentation of some data may require more complex functionality. This is where SQL Views come in. Geared toward the technical attendee, this session will discuss:

• What is a SQL view?
• Practical and creative uses of SQL views in Integrator and Powerlink
• How to set up SQL views in Enterprise Integrator
• Real-world demonstration of SQL view in use

Whether or not you are comfortable using SQL, attend this session to experience the benefits of learning and using SQL, and specifically SQL views, to enhance your business solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Quigley

Wayne Quigley

Technical Specialist, MK&Associates
Wayne Quigley has over 27 years of experience in business, programming, and I/T consulting. As a consultant on Infor XA, Wayne has done extensive application development using XA Enterprise Integrator, and has taught many Powerlink and Enterprise Integrator sessions for Inforum, the... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Science

8:00am

(512) User Exits - Auto IP Real World Use Case
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Barry-Wehmiller as they present their case study on User Exits. As they moved away from green screen and into the Power-Link applications, they had a requirement to provide a purchase receipt transaction and IP (Planned Manufacturing Issue) transaction within the standard XA Scheduled Receipts. Enterprise Integrator allowed them to modify the client user exits as they developed a process flow and new functionality utilizing the longstanding and innovative technologies within Power-Link.

Recommended for Intermediate users, this session will address these objectives:

• Show how Enterprise Integrator User Exits made this development very easy to engrain within a XA Power-Link application.
• Show how it replaced an old green screen product while receiving PO’s and issuing to an MO.
• How it saves time (for the development team and end users).

Speakers
avatar for Don Hanson

Don Hanson

ERP Project Manager, Barry-Wehmiller
Don’s primary responsibilities include all aspects of leading corporate ERP development applications for all divisional members using Infor XA. Activities include mentoring B-WI associates, project planning, supporting divisional development initiatives, and advising best practices... Read More →
avatar for Claude Stoltz

Claude Stoltz

Manager of Enterprise Applications, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc
Claude’s primary responsibilities are to deliver superb ERP applications to the entire enterprise of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. Establish standards and promoting effective client solutions across the enterprise into the ERP applications. He leads by example utilizing Enterprise... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Probability

8:00am

(303) Preparing for Your Upgrade to LX 8.4
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from our experts on what you need to know and how to best prepare for an upgrade to LX 8.4.

Speakers
KL

Kasabian, Lisa

Infor
Lisa Kasabian is a Senior Manager for LX Development with more than 25 years of experience in ERP Software Development. Lisa is responsible for engineering resources, maintenance as well as development projects, including EGLi and Ming.le.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Poetry

8:00am

(305) Maximizing the Infor Enhancement Request System for LX
Limited Capacity seats available

See an overview of the new Enhancement Request System and discuss its use in shaping future LX enhancements. We will include a look at some of the current enhancement requests.

Speakers
avatar for David Rapacz

David Rapacz

Infor
Joining Infor in 1997, Dave’s extensive background and current role as a product manager enables him to help manufacturing companies transform their business and become more efficient and profitable. Dave is instrumental in helping customers modernize their proven Infor BPCS/LX... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Theater

8:00am

(606) Sponsor Case Study: HCL- Trusted Infor Partner for Your UpgradeX Journey
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how and where HCL helped customers with UpgradeX and how we can help your organization. We will focus on capabilities, Tools, and Accelerators readiness. HCL will share actual upgrade case studies with live customer testimonials.

Speakers
KR

Krishnan, Rajesh

HCL America



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
John Hancock

8:00am

(406) Infor Integrations into System21
Limited Capacity seats available

Review the latest integrations developed by the Infor System21 team development, learn about the value-adding applications that can extend your existing solution, and hear about the business gains other System21 customers have achieved from adopting them.

Speakers
avatar for Middleton, Alastair

Middleton, Alastair

Product Manager, System21, Infor
Alastair has worked with System21 since its earliest days, in development, consulting, sales, product management, marketing and general management. After a break from software, when he co-founded a specialist Spanish catering firm, the lure of System21 and its customers proved too... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Statistics

8:00am

(203) Upgrading XA
Limited Capacity filling up

XA 9.2 has many upgraded and expanded capabilities, but what does all that mean? This session will cover the various opportunities for improvement in the 9.2 release, and how it may benefit your enterprise.

Speakers
FD

Foster, David

Infor
David Foster is a Principal Solutions Consultant for Infor. He has been in the high-tech business for over 30 years. With the past 19 years working as a Business Solutions Consultant on System I ERP platforms. David began his career at IBM as a System Engineer. It was there... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Sports

8:00am

(216) Cycle Counting Using Materials Management & PowerLink
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be a mix of theory and practice for a successful Cycle Count program. Several methods to stratify Inventory for a Cycle Count program will be discussed. The steps required in starting a Cycle Count Program are a challenge and several alternatives for getting started will be presented. The presentation will include a review of Variance Measurements—both those that are supported by XA and those that are not. The Guide Product that supports generation of Physical Inventory Tags via PowerLink will be presented.

The presentation is appropriate for all level of Users and for any that are involved with Physical Inventory and/or Cycle Counting. There is some technical content but it is a very minor part.

Objectives:
• Attendees will have alternatives for stratifying Inventory and identifying Items to be counted each day.
• Attendees will have knowledge about meaningful Variances to measure Inventory accuracy.
• Attendees will be aware of PowerLink options for generating Physical Inventory Tags.

Speakers
avatar for Beattie, Bruce

Beattie, Bruce

Guide Technologies
Bruce started his career in the Materials arena holding positions including Scheduler, Inventory Control Supervisor, Production Control Manager, Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Materials Manager and Manufacturing Manager.  Bruce has worked in the MAPICS/XA world since the early 1990s... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Henry Clarke

8:00am

(219) Linking the Material Plan with Shop Floor Execution
Limited Capacity seats available

Releasing the planned order to the execution systems (OBPM, PM, ML) drives some of the greatest benefits of a planning system. When do I do this? Why keep planned orders rather than released orders? What is the purpose of a Firm Planned Order? How do I generate a worklist? This session connects your planning systems with the execution system. Let’s turn that material planning system into a meaningful production scheduling system.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Altenau

Rick Altenau

XA Manufacturing Specialist, Guide Technologies
Rick Altenau is an experience manufacturing consultant with years of experience in manufacturing before becoming an ERP implementation consultant. 20 years in the metal manufacturing, valve manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing industries put Rick in a great position to become... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Physiology

8:00am

(230) Hidden Gems in Power-Link (Roundtable)
Limited Capacity seats available

Part of the beauty of Power-Link is the flexibility that it provides. Every customer uses it slightly different. This round table will focus on some features and functions of Power-Link that you may have forgotten about or never knew were there. We'll also discuss creative ways companies have made the application work best for them. Bring your stories to share or just stop by to listen. If you've ever said "I've never thought about using it like that!", this session is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Carocci

Chris Carocci

Senior ERP Analyst, Caldwell Manufacturing


Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Daniel Burnham

8:00am

(608) Sponsor Case Study: COM_Net2 eCommerce at Newmar Corporation
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us at this session to learn how Newmar Corporation, the leading manufacturer of high-end motor homes, uniquely uses many aspects of COM_Net2’s integrated eCommerce for XA.

This includes:
• B2B with their dealers
• B2C with credit cards for end-customers
• Warranty processing and tracking
• Customized coach ordering
• COM_mander for internal customer service

Speakers
avatar for Mark Shubel

Mark Shubel

VP, Lexel Corporation
Lexel Corporation’s Vice President previously held positions in manufacturing management at a government contract manufacturing company. His responsibilities included managing night vision and radar programs. He also implemented the DOD/CAS compliant cost system... Read More →
avatar for Fred Watkins

Fred Watkins

Systems Analyst, Newmar Corporation
Infor XA customer since 1994 and ComNet Customer since 2003. Looking forward to sharing my experiences partnering with Lexel on our ComNet2 Order Entry Portal.


Tuesday October 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
RR Donnelly

9:30am

(704) Cashbook Bank Reconciliation
Limited Capacity seats available

This demo session will focus on how Cashbook's Bank Reconciliation software gets customer's banks and ERPs talking. The bank reconciliation software module has a powerful matching engine which is based on specific rules defined by your finance department. This massively reduces time spent on the Bank Rec process, and allows customers to reallocate their resources to higher value functions within the company.

Speakers
avatar for Coulter, Greg

Coulter, Greg

Cashbook
Greg is the CEO of Cashbook, with more than 18 years of experience in Cash Management automation processes. Greg is responsible for Cash Management implementations around the globe, resulting in implementation of Cash Management software solutions in over 25 countries. Greg holds... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
John Hancock

9:30am

(709) Infor Business Intelligence
Limited Capacity seats available

A functional overview of Infor BI reporting tools including initial requirements analysis, alignment and ownership of source data (i.e. Infor XA, LX, System21 and other), and a reporting tool walk-through of:

• Connections to source data
• Cleaning/transforming/combining data
• Creating relationships between different data views
• Visuals (tables, graphs, KPI’s, etc.) and dashboard creation.

Speakers
avatar for Collette, Pat

Collette, Pat

TriMin Systems
Senior consultant with 30+ years of experience in management information systems, finance/ accounting, operations, and strategic planning. Broad Infor XA knowledge, including specific expertise in all Infor XA finance applications. Also experienced in Infor BI tools, F9 financial... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Daniel Burnham

9:30am

(711) Speed Date Abacus – Leveraging the Cloud for Infor ERP IBM i Users
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from real world Infor IBM i users how they leveraged the Abacus iCloud for short term upgrade projects, High Availability & Disaster Recovery, and full-blown Infor SaaS. As an IBM Premier Managed Serviced Provider and Infor Hosting partner – Abacus Solutions has over 100 customers that have moved some or all of their Infor workloads to the Abacus iCloud.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Abacus Solutions
Scott Johnson is the Senior Sales Director of IBM Power & Cloud Hosting services for Abacus Solutions.  With over 30 years of experience in delivering IBM Power & Storage solutions - focused on Infor based IBM i ERP applications, Scott  can provide a comprehensive set of Abacus... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Henry Clarke

9:30am

(713) Import Plus - Bring Data Into Your Environment Without any Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you need to update pricing, ABC classifications, etc.? Are you short on technical staff? This utility lets you define which business object and associated attributes to update. It then imports the data from csv files utilizing System-Link to maintain integrity and security of your XA data. We will show you how in this live demo.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Leader of Products and Training, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
A Leader of Products and Training at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Lisa Thomas is one of BWDG’s foremost creative thinkers. Lisa’s role is focused on building applications and tools that assist companies move beyond the basics provided in their core software suites. | | Education... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
George Pullman

9:30am

(715) Transportation Management: Export Documentation and Reporting Dashboard Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show you how to lower freight costs and improve operating efficiency using AR Traffic's transportation management suite. See a demonstration of the export documentation and web-based dashboard reporting tools. The documentation produces international carrier paperwork. The reporting tool offers graphically based dashboards.

Speakers

Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
RR Donnelly

9:30am

(717) Lexel Corporation Products for Infor XA
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to learn about Lexel solutions for Infor XA. Applications include COM_Net2 CX - Comprehensive Sell-Side eCommerce, XA_Card_Connect-AN – PCI Compliant Credit Card Processing and Project Manufacturing for Project and Contract Manufacturers.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Shubel

Mark Shubel

VP, Lexel Corporation
Lexel Corporation’s Vice President previously held positions in manufacturing management at a government contract manufacturing company. His responsibilities included managing night vision and radar programs. He also implemented the DOD/CAS compliant cost system... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Physiology

9:30am

(718) Is Your Data Collection Software Browser-Ready?
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will demonstrate how our new Quiktrac Browser software solution allows you to integrate into Infor software solutions thru Net-Link / System-Link without having to write any code!

Speakers
RT

Ray Toren

Integrated Barcoding
With 33 years experience in the warehousing and manufacturing industries. Ray has been an end user of bar code data collection solutions, and now working with Integrated Barcoding providing turnkey solutions into numerous ERP systems. Ray works closely with QuikTrac® software... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Probability

9:30am

(719) Shop Floor Plus for XA: Plan / Make / Measure
Limited Capacity filling up

What if you could synchronize your entire organization into an integrated team working together to satisfy customer demand? Shop Floor Plus empowers everyone on your production team – customer service, planning, procurement, material delivery and shop floor execution—to work off the same set of XA information and towards the same goal of delivering on time shipments. Join John Grindley to see how Shop Floor Plus enables XA organizations to PLAN effectively to meet customer demand, MAKE product efficiently using mobile devices on the Shop Floor, and MEASURE results in real time to improve operational activities across your supply chain.

Speakers
avatar for Grindley, John

Grindley, John

Cistech
Senior Consultant with 36 years manufacturing operations experience and 21 years of MAPICS experience. Consulting areas in scheduling and planning, inventory management and control, purchasing and shop floor operations. Successfully managed multiple MAPICS implementations and worked... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Marshall Field

9:30am

(721) Leveraging Infor XA, LX & System21 Data For Sales Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

During this demo, we’ll discuss how Silvon Stratum™ takes the gruntwork and guesswork out of sales planning – particularly if your users pull and combine data from Infor XA, LX, or System21 with other systems, re-key it into one or more spreadsheets, and involve multiple people in making plan adjustments. We’ll also show you how you can easily compare your sales plans to actual results using Stratum’s pre-built analytics – all in all, making the Sales Planning process a much more streamlined one for your users!

Speakers
avatar for Bunker, Frank

Bunker, Frank

Vice President, Silvon Software
Frank Bunker is Vice President and Co-Founder of Silvon - a business intelligence software company based in the Chicago area. For 30 years now, Frank has helped hundreds of businesses with their planning, analysis and reporting of XA, LX, System21 and other ERP data.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Poetry

9:30am

(723) Inventory Visibility – Extending the Life and Value of Your ERP
Limited Capacity seats available

ERPs are great for financials, engineering data management, MRP and order processing but by using TouchInventory to track and manage your inventory in real-time, your ERP outputs can be worth so much more whilst keeping your ERP vanilla. Most ERPs fall well short of true WMS performance, with inventory tracking capabilities being fairly cumbersome and only supporting the functionality that matches the physical processes companies have in place.

TouchInventory is a configurable inventory control system that tracks all forms of inventory, from raw materials to WIP to finished goods to shipments, and conforms to your business rules and physical operations while updating your ERP in real-time. Learn how your bottom line can be significantly improved with reductions in safety stock, increased stock turnover along with increased labor efficiency and improved customer service.

Speakers
avatar for Myers, David

Myers, David

CEO, TouchPath
At TouchPath we understand data collection and integration, in particular the deployment of auto-id technologies such as RFID, Biometrics, PLCs, sensors as well as traditional bar-coding. We have been developing pioneering solutions for over ten years for some of the world’s best... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Statistics

9:30am

(725) Manual Processing: You Can Definitely Do It But You Can't Do It Indefinitely - Time is Up!
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session we'll explore the variables to evaluate your current EDI program. We'll look at alternatives, Total Cost of Ownership and expectations as well as common barriers to get your program into a future state that will improve your bottom line, competitiveness, and overall performance.

As our economy and manufacturing accelerate we will see demands for topline growth (with possibly lower margins) and at the same time requiring expense reduction to protect and improve the bottom line. It's definitely time to start and/or expand your EDI program to participate in the trends of the next several years.

UniLink has provided a Cloud solution for over 20 years. It is time tested, proven, and works seamlessly with your ERP system and is READY NOW, whether you migrate to the ERP Cloud, or stay on premise. Either way, the UniLink solution will provide you with the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership).

Speakers
avatar for Tony Palermo

Tony Palermo

Marketing Director, Unilink Group
Spent most of my career in technology/communications companies. Joined UniLink in 2015. We are an EDI full service technology outsource company with over 22 years experience. | Prior to that served as VP for Stanley Black and Decker, Knology Broadband, Cisco, Scientific Atlanta... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Sports

9:30am

(727) UnForm® A to Z, END-to-END Document Management
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will review UnForm’s end to end Document Management solutions for Print Management + eDelivery, Document Archiving, Image Management and Document Workflow with a focus on AP Automation. With over 9,000 installations in 16 countries, UnForm has the solutions and experience to help you save time and money either in the Cloud or on premise.

Speakers
PB

Paul Boushell

Sales Executive, Unform



Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Theater

9:30am

(728) RMB Service Management for XA
Limited Capacity seats available

If you sell a product and have responsibility for that product after the sale, you will benefit from Service Management. Join this session to see a demonstration of RMB Service Management for XA.

All aspects of service management are addressed:

• Completely integrated with Infor XA: product lifecycle, warranty and contract management, history & data analytics.
• Installation Management, Field Service, Rental Management, RMA and Repair Management, Claim processing, Planning and Scheduling, Warranty and Service Contract Management.
• Device Independent.
• Much, much more!

Speakers
avatar for Pete Stamm

Pete Stamm

RMB Solutions
Pete Stamm is the founder of RMB Solutions. Pete has been involved in After-Market services for the past 30 years and believes that manufacturing service organizations today are areas of great opportunities for long term revenue and profit growth. RMB Solutions fosters an environment... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Science

10:30am

General Session
Updates from IBM and an informative and entertaining keynote from IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will.

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Great Lakes Ballroom 2nd Floor

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 17, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Horizon Ballroom 5-7 4th Floor

1:15pm

(102) Introduction to Warehouse Management (WMS) aka. Infor SCE
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) suite is designed to optimize warehousing and distribution center operations. The presenter will cover basics of an Advanced WMS, discuss potential benefit areas including improved efficiencies, labor performance, inventory and order accuracy; discuss specific core functional areas of the SCE product including a live demonstration of our latest V11 release, and discuss ION integration connectors with the Infor ERP iSeries solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Oberndorfer, Jeff

Oberndorfer, Jeff

Infor Global Solutions
Jeff Oberndorfer brings over 25 years of experience in systems implementation involving Supply Chain Execution and Enterprise Resource Planning. Jeff has 15 years of consulting experience leading a very diverse group of customers, primarily in the manufacturing, healthcare and distribution... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
John Hancock

1:15pm

(107) Navigator for IBM i
Limited Capacity filling up

Navigator is a browser-based interface that provides an intuitive and easy-to-learn set of tools for administering IBM i systems. Included are new performance management capabilities, more options for spooled file distribution, and many customized options in system status inquiries.

With nothing to install at the client, and the host code built into the operating system and ready to use, this IBM i administration interface is the future of IBM Power Systems management. This session will demonstrate the features, functions, and power of Navigator for I, including:

• An overall understanding of infrastructure and connectivity requirements
• How to navigate many of the most useful features and functions
• How to perform the tasks in Navigator for i that you formerly performed with System i Navigator for Windows
• Understand IBM's support positions regarding IBM i Access for Windows

Speakers
avatar for Bell, Tom

Bell, Tom

Senior Systems Engineer, Information Systems Engineering
Tom Bell is a Senior Systems Engineer with Information Systems Engineering, and has been working in a technical implementation role for 29 years.  ISE is an Infor Gold Channel Partner and Certified IBM Business Partner.  Tom holds IBM i and Power Systems technical certifications... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technology

1:15pm

(507) SystemLink—Real-World Use Cases
Limited Capacity seats available

System-Link has been available for many years but not everyone knows the ways it can simplify your life. Join this session to see examples of how System-Link is used to handle real-world tasks efficiently. We will share examples using both the RPG and Web Enabled interfaces. Examples covered include linking to third party quality systems, uploading data from Excel into XA and even integrating a PLM system into XA to create Item Revisions, Process, BOM’s and Routings. This session is appropriate for users of all levels and is intended to help you understand how System-Link can simplify your integration projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Eaton

Jeff Eaton

Exotic Metals LLC
Jeff has been working with XA for over 25 years.  He started his career leading a company through a conversion from MAPICS I to DB.  He then spent 13 years as a Senior Manufacturing Consultant with ISE, an XA channel partner. For the past 11 years, he’s worked at Exotic Metals... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Sports

1:15pm

(313) Master Data Roundtable (Customer, Vendors, etc.)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join this roundtable to have an open discussion on managing master data in LX. In this session, customers and Infor will share ideas and experiences to help you drive process improvement in this area.

Speakers
KL

Kasabian, Lisa

Infor
Lisa Kasabian is a Senior Manager for LX Development with more than 25 years of experience in ERP Software Development. Lisa is responsible for engineering resources, maintenance as well as development projects, including EGLi and Ming.le.
avatar for Hickey, Lynn

Hickey, Lynn

Infor
Lynn is a Project Manager (PMP) for LX Development. With more than 20 years of experience in designing solutions for BPCS/LX product, Lynn managed the LX 8.3.5 release and is responsible for the upcoming LX 8.4 release.


Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Poetry

1:15pm

(314) Process Instruction Builder Overview and Configuration
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to install and configure Infor’s Process Instruction Builder to prepare for PI development. Recommended for intermediate users. By the end of the session you will know:

• What the PI Builder tool is
• How to install the PI Builder
• How to setup and configure the PI Builder for development

Speakers
avatar for Russell Jacobs

Russell Jacobs

Systems Analyst, Sandvik Materials Technology



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Theater

1:15pm

(319) Role Based Security in LX
Limited Capacity seats available

Attend this session to get information and examples on how to manage LX security and using roles to simplify user management.

Speakers
LM

Larson, Mark

Infor
BPCS/LX Technical Architect responsible for LX SYS product, database, security, licensing. 20+ years working on BPCS and LX.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Science

1:15pm

(408) Case Study:  Using IDF with System21 at Koroseal
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how long-time System21 customer Koroseal has adopted IDF to build applications on top of their ERP system. Discover how Koroseal’s IT team has used IDF to supplement their application building tools, extend System21’s functionality and decrease time to roll-out.

Speakers
avatar for Shadlow, John

Shadlow, John

Infor
John is Infor's principal System21 consultant in the Asia Pacific region. Over the past 27 years he has been instrumental in the sales and implmentation of System21 throughout the region as well as assisting companies in the UK and USA. He has also worked closely with the developers... Read More →
avatar for Paul Nolan

Paul Nolan

Koroseal Interior Products
I’ve worked with System21 for many years in a variety of capacities, both as a longtime member of the JBA team in the UK and the US and as a customer. I’m currently Business Systems Manager for Koroseal Interior Products, formerly RJF International, a premier manufacturer... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Statistics

1:15pm

(204) Planning for the move to XA 9.2
Limited Capacity seats available

TriMin Systems will share their learnings from multiple R9.2 upgrade projects with customers over the last 18 months. A must for any company looking to stay current and understand what is involved with a XA R9.2 upgrade. Intended for IT executives and business leaders wishing to understand what is involved with this next step for their XA system and investment. Objectives of this presentation focus on:

• Essential planning requirements you need to know about as you plan for your company R9.2 XA upgrade
• Steps you can take to make your upgrade easier
• Status of your XA releases, OS levels and 3rd party applications
• XA wrap-code implications
• Contingency planning
• Testing
• Implementation timing and budgeting.

Speakers
avatar for John Merges

John Merges

Solution Architect, TriMin Systems
20 years experience working on the IBM i along with XA, leading software development and integration efforts with XA, as well as XA maintenance.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
George Pullman

1:15pm

(220) MRP/VPi - What are the Differences?
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

For Companies that have not made the move to VPi the mysteries surrounding it will be demystified. For those embarking on the move to VPi key implementation tasks will be covered in detail. Best practices for using VPi will be reviewed. Executing the Plan (whether MRP or VPi) will be a primary topic. Suggestions on the use of MRP Recommendations and Work Lists will be presented. Many Companies have unique pieces of information that must be considered when executing the Plan. Several actual PowerLink/Integrator extensions to XA files that reduce Planner/Buyer effort will be detailed.

This presentation is appropriate for any Users involved in planning, buying and scheduling. There will be some technical content, but any extended technical questions/discussions will be taken offline.

Session Objectives:
• Any mysteries surrounding VPi will be explained.
• Attendees will be aware of the key implementation tasks and will be provided with the knowledge for a successful VPi install.
• Attendees will leave with knowledge of good execution practices including using Integrator extensions to XA files.

Speakers
avatar for Beattie, Bruce

Beattie, Bruce

Guide Technologies
Bruce started his career in the Materials arena holding positions including Scheduler, Inventory Control Supervisor, Production Control Manager, Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Materials Manager and Manufacturing Manager.  Bruce has worked in the MAPICS/XA world since the early 1990s... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
RR Donnelly

1:15pm

(222) Using XA to Match Purchase Orders, Receiving Documents, and invoices
Limited Capacity seats available

Three-way match is a great business practice that provides benefits by reducing accounts payable errors, preventing misappropriation of assets, and providing internal controls. However, performing it manually is labor intensive and time consuming. If you aren’t currently processing your invoices using three-way match in XA attend this session to learn the steps required to implement it. If you are utilizing three-way match, attend to ensure you are doing so correctly.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Altenau

Rick Altenau

XA Manufacturing Specialist, Guide Technologies
Rick Altenau is an experience manufacturing consultant with years of experience in manufacturing before becoming an ERP implementation consultant. 20 years in the metal manufacturing, valve manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing industries put Rick in a great position to become... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Daniel Burnham

1:15pm

(235) Using Compound Cards to Create Single Screen Views
Limited Capacity seats available

Everybody wants to see all the important information on one screen. Using compound card features, you can do just that. Stop team members from having to click around to find the information they need. Compound cards allow you to group data logically making data easier to find. This session looks at the details of creating a compound card and will show how to “mimic” what team members see in green screen in order to smooth their transition to Power-Link. You should be familiar with cards in Power-Link to get the most from this session.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Leader of Products and Training, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
A Leader of Products and Training at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Lisa Thomas is one of BWDG’s foremost creative thinkers. Lisa’s role is focused on building applications and tools that assist companies move beyond the basics provided in their core software suites. | | Education... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Henry Clarke

1:15pm

(239) Improving IDF Performance
Limited Capacity filling up

IDF performance correlates directly to how a user feels about XA. This session will provide information on what to look for in the areas of Infrastructure, Network, Communications, Design and indexing strategy. We no longer live in green screen and the power and flexibility of IDF must be considered.

Takeaways from this session include:

• Basic understanding of how to determine where the performance hit is coming from.
• Understand which solution or combination of solutions will best work for you
• Determine if you have the correct talent to maintain optimal performance.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Vela

Carlos Vela

Technical manager, Guide Technologies
I have been working with Powerlink and XA for over 15 years, and many of those years have been around performance and improving the user experience with XA. I have also directed a Multi-billion global XA environment where theory became practice!



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Marshall Field

1:15pm

(241) Ming.le Running Live with XAR9
Limited Capacity seats available

Why integrate Infor XA with Ming.le?... Why not? Come see for yourself what Ming.le may have to offer you and your XA team. Throughout the session we will dig into the look and feel of the user interface, discuss the tasks that can be done today within Ming.le XA (as well as what’s on the horizon), and review some simple ways you can get started. Recommend for beginner and intermediate users.

Takeaways from this session:
• Basic understanding of the Ming.le XA user interface.
• Key components needed for implementing XA with Ming.le.
• Identify collaboration, contextual and utility tools that could support the daily efforts of your team.
• Understand how information generated from workflows, alerts, and conversations can be used to help make better decisions and improve response times.
• And much more!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Wickstrom

Stephanie Wickstrom

Business Intelligence Consultant, ISE
With +10 years within the manufacturing industry, Stephanie has enjoyed the challenge of diving (head first!) into Infor’s leading edge technologies. Through trial and error as well as numerous customer installations, Stephanie has developed a well-rounded knowledge for integrations... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Physiology

1:15pm

(503) What's New with Enterprise Integrator/Enterprise Integrator Round Table with the Infor Development Team
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will introduce Enterprise Integrator at the 9.2 release. New features and other improvements over the last few releases will be discussed, and give you an opportunity to speak directly to Development. Bring your questions to this session and you will be able to get up the curve on the latest and greatest.

Speakers
AM

Adrian Masters

Product Manager, Infor


Tuesday October 17, 2017 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Probability

2:45pm

(104) Overview of Thru-Put Advanced Planning Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Thru-Put is an Advanced Planning System available for Infor XA, LX and System21. This session will cover highlights of the solution and an overview of a successful Thru-Put implementation. Specific topics to be covered include:

• The value Thru-Put provides over standard MRP, CRP, MPS, and VPi.
• Negative symptoms you can alleviate and metrics you can improve by implementing Thru-Put.
• What tools, data and processes need to be in place before Thru-Put can produce performance-level results.

Speakers
avatar for Babineau, Michel

Babineau, Michel

Celero Optima
Michel Babineau is the founder and Managing Partner of Celero Optima.  In partnership with Infor and Infor channel partners since 2004, Celero Optima has been helping complex manufacturing companies using iSeries ERP systems improve their operational and financial performance by... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Trigonometry

2:45pm

(108) IBM i and the Database That Runs It.
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will include:

• Running Web Services on your IBM i,
• Introduction to IBM Rational Developer – RDi
• Using IBM RDi to modernize your database
• Open Source Software for IBM i

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
Work in IBM i development lab and support Infor development teams with all technical details related to the IBM i including DB2 for i, application development, systems management and POWER hardware.


Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
RR Donnelly

2:45pm

(119) Infor F9 - Financial Reporting Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

F9 solution is an Excel plug-in which extracts data from your Infor ERP system in predefined tables and uses excel functionality to create financial reporting. If you know Excel, you know F9. Recommended for all financial users, this session will cover:

• Excel-based functionality ensures ease of use.
• Formula Calculations eliminate re-keying of numbers.
• Table and Pivot Table analysis.
• Web Reporting and dashboards are within a browser.
• Report Analysis diagnoses errors in a report.
• Drill-Down Capability by account segments and to GL transactions.
• Consolidations over multiple companies and databases.
• Ad-hoc Reporting using the report wizard.

Speakers
DJ

Dyer, Joanne

Information Systems Engineering


Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sports

2:45pm

(513) System Link XA to XA Integration Case Study (Items and BOM)
Limited Capacity filling up

PneumaticScaleAngelus (PSA) is part of Barry-Wehmiller, one of Infor’s largest XA customers including 10 operating divisions and 11,000 team members around the world. PSA sells, designs, manufacturers, and services similar-model machines in both their United States and Italian divisions which aligns with 2 XA environments. These 2 environments, created by the need for different inventory valuation, had over the years become disparate from one another in regards to common items and machine bills of materials. This hindered engineering collaboration due to the bill of material silo effect across environments and service parts sales since the same global item could be sold as a service part but may or may not exist in one environment. A global initiative was created to create an automated replication process that would copy newly created and/or changed items and bills of material back and forth from one environment to another. PSA will save thousands of dollars in direct and indirect labor costs by having these common machine bills and items being housed in both environments in similar form as well as using this application as a springboard for the promotion of standardization across structures and processes.

Audience members having a basic knowledge of EPDM and System Link is helpful, but certainly not required to gain valuable insight from this session. You are encouraged to attend and listen and learn from John while he walks you through his experience with the development of this application. You will walk away with the following insights,

• Learn the different replication strategies available in XA.
• Learn how PSA uses EPDM Alternate Bill of Materials to quarantine replicated bills of material.
• Learn how System Link requests can be constructed dynamically through configuration files.

Speakers
JS

John Simon

Business/Analyst, PCMC



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Physiology

2:45pm

(310) ION Tips and Techniques
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, Tim Baker and Tim Keys will present their experiences encountered over the last 2 years while using ION and its rich features to pass information in the form of XML documents between MCFA headquarters and various business partners. Their presentation will discuss topics such as:

• Description of the MCFA environment
• Installation of ION components
• I.T. Roles and responsibilities involved in supporting ION procedures
• Developing a suitable level of XML expertise
• Transforming documents from one format to another
• Important ION development components including ION Desk, connection points, and document flows

Speakers
avatar for Tim Baker

Tim Baker

Manager, MCFA



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Poetry

2:45pm

(315) Creating a Process Instruction Using PI Builder
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn how to develop a Process Instruction for an Outbound BOD message. Recommended for intermediate users. By the end of the session you will know:

• How to create an Exit Point in ERPLX
• How to develop an Exit Point Process Instruction
• How to develop an Outbound BOD Process Instruction

Speakers
avatar for Russell Jacobs

Russell Jacobs

Systems Analyst, Sandvik Materials Technology



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Theater

2:45pm

(316) Customer Case Study: Moving Your Customizations to LX Exit Points
Limited Capacity seats available

Brief overview of the LX Exit Point functionality followed by some real life examples from companies who have utilized exit points to eliminate or avoid customizations.

Speakers
LM

Larson, Mark

Infor
BPCS/LX Technical Architect responsible for LX SYS product, database, security, licensing. 20+ years working on BPCS and LX.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Technology

2:45pm

(407) WFi Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

Infor's System i Workflow (WFi) product is a powerful workflow tool with native integrations into System21, which has been used by many System21 customers worldwide to automate and accelerate their business processes, removing redundant activity and adding further business value from IT. Join us in a discussion of its capabilities, the integration points, and hear what your fellow customers are doing with it.

Speakers
avatar for Schulstad, Craig

Schulstad, Craig

Senior Technical Consultant, Infor
Craig has been a System21 consultant for the past twenty-one years assisting accounts across North America.  His main involvement has been in assisting customers in installing and upgrading System21, focusing on code uplifts and data migrations.  Also, he has assisted in installing... Read More →
avatar for Shadlow, John

Shadlow, John

Infor
John is Infor's principal System21 consultant in the Asia Pacific region. Over the past 27 years he has been instrumental in the sales and implmentation of System21 throughout the region as well as assisting companies in the UK and USA. He has also worked closely with the developers... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Statistics

2:45pm

(206) Overview of Infor Enhancement Request System 
Limited Capacity seats available

Infor has deployed a new Enhancement Request System in Xtreme. This is the vehicle for providing input to the XA product roadmap. This session will cover the recommended process for putting in your enhancement requests, including how the XA user community needs to participate in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Freeman

Ross Freeman

Senior Product Manager, Infor
I am the Product Manager for XA, so I am qualified to present the roadmap and the cloud topic.  



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Marshall Field

2:45pm

(213) Overview of SCE and a Deeper Dive into WMS at Natco
Limited Capacity filling up

SCE is Infor’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) for XA. Many companies have used SCE to standardize warehouse operations, improve worker productivity and eliminate costly mistakes. This session will provide you with:

• A high-level understanding of SCE.
• An understanding of WMS capabilities.
• A dive into the actual implementation experience at Natco.

Speakers
avatar for Balamurugan Ramasamy

Balamurugan Ramasamy

Delivery Lead, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
• 16 years of Valuable experience in Delivery Management, Project Management, and ERP Consultancy. Manager with substantial manufacturing experience. Certified in Production and Inventory management (CPIM). | • Functional expertise in manufacturing and distribution modules... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
John Hancock

2:45pm

(233) All the Things you can do with a PowerLink Workspace
Limited Capacity seats available

What is a workspace and why would you set one up? Workspaces combine many of the powerful features of Power-Link into one function that can be set up and used over and over. It can restrict subsets, set templates and control how data is accessed. Attend this session to take your power-link to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Kienast

Julie Kienast

Senior Consultant / Services Manager, MKA
Julie Kienast is an applications consultant and project implementation leader with MK & Associates. Julie has over 31 years of experience implementing and training industrial sector clients on the XA ERP suite of applications. She has extensive background in XA applications... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Daniel Burnham

2:45pm

(236) XA Admin Tips, Tricks, and Traps Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

TriMin Systems will share practical tips for managing your XA system and environment, and facilitate a discussion for users to share their own tips/tricks/traps. Intended for IT Executives and managers.
Discussion topics include:

• OS software levels and security
• XA security/content security and PTFs
• Wrap code data security/update methods/best practices and ‘gotchas’
• 3rd party apps dependencies
• Query authority and using QGPL
• Testing tradeoffs between different configurations
• The all-important areas of DR and recovery.

Speakers
avatar for John Merges

John Merges

Solution Architect, TriMin Systems
20 years experience working on the IBM i along with XA, leading software development and integration efforts with XA, as well as XA maintenance.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Henry Clarke

2:45pm

(240) Using ION - Simple Examples of Publishing and Workflows
Limited Capacity seats available

You have ION, now what? Often a company starts with ION as a part of an integration between two applications (ie CRM or CPQ to an ERP system) or is simply wanting to automate their business processes via alerts and workflow. In this session we'll review common application integrations with XA and the data that can be exchanged between them as well as how to get started with workflows through the sole integration of XA to ION. Recommended for Intermediate users.

Takeaways from this session:
• Practical applications (methods) of using ION to connect to various business applications.
• Basic understanding of BODs and how they are used.
• Examples of document flows and the types of connection points associated with them.
• Distinguish the difference between a workflow and a document flow.
• Methods for triggering a workflow.
• Fundamentals of building a simple workflow to get you started.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Wickstrom

Stephanie Wickstrom

Business Intelligence Consultant, ISE
With +10 years within the manufacturing industry, Stephanie has enjoyed the challenge of diving (head first!) into Infor’s leading edge technologies. Through trial and error as well as numerous customer installations, Stephanie has developed a well-rounded knowledge for integrations... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
George Pullman

2:45pm

(248) IoT and the IDF
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will explore how IDF integrates with the OPC UA protocol to provide a completely automated manufacturing experience. The session will introduce OPC UA and present the power of IDF, ION as an OPC UA client.

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Kosel

Marcel Kosel

Dipl.-Ing. Michael J. Raber


Tuesday October 17, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Science

4:00pm

(113) DB2 for IBM i
Limited Capacity seats available

Get an update on what's new in the database for IBM I, including DB2 for i roadmap and features including IBM i 7.3 and the latest technology refreshes - IBM i 7.3 TR3 and IBM i 7.2 TR7.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Breitbach

Mike Breitbach

IBM i Power Systems Development, IBM
Work in IBM i development lab and support Infor development teams with all technical details related to the IBM i including DB2 for i, application development, systems management and POWER hardware.


Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
John Hancock

4:00pm

(514) Enterprise Integrator Customer EDI Case Study
Limited Capacity seats available

Asco Industries is situated in the Aerospace industry. This session will show how they deliver certificates via EDI to Airbus for the manufacturing of high lift devices. The source data is entered in PowerLink and a certificate is printed and an EDI file is generated. This Enhancement also uses "User exists" to load default data, do data checking and submit the EDI interface.

Speakers
avatar for Ulse Deneys

Ulse Deneys

Business Analyst, Asco Industries
Over the past 10 years I have been responsible for XA operations, development and support at Asco Industries. | Enterprise Integrator is becoming a big part of our daily business. | I started my IT career 25 years ago as a programmer in manufacturing and distribution companies... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Science

4:00pm

(304) The Modernization of LX: Improved User Interface and Seamless Integrations
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how your business can benefit with Infor Xi technology. Xi allows you to modernize your user experience and gain efficiency through technology designed to improve business processes and effectiveness.

Speakers
FD

Foster, David

Infor
David Foster is a Principal Solutions Consultant for Infor. He has been in the high-tech business for over 30 years. With the past 19 years working as a Business Solutions Consultant on System I ERP platforms. David began his career at IBM as a System Engineer. It was there... Read More →
avatar for Verheijen, Jan

Verheijen, Jan

Solution Director System-I, Infor
Experience with System-I, especially on XA, for 25 years in all kind of roles.


Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Theater

4:00pm

(308) Open Forum with LX Product Managers & Development Team
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet with LX product managers and leaders of the development team in this open forum where you can engage, interact, and share your thoughts and ideas for LX.

Speakers
KL

Kasabian, Lisa

Infor
Lisa Kasabian is a Senior Manager for LX Development with more than 25 years of experience in ERP Software Development. Lisa is responsible for engineering resources, maintenance as well as development projects, including EGLi and Ming.le.
avatar for Hickey, Lynn

Hickey, Lynn

Infor
Lynn is a Project Manager (PMP) for LX Development. With more than 20 years of experience in designing solutions for BPCS/LX product, Lynn managed the LX 8.3.5 release and is responsible for the upcoming LX 8.4 release.
avatar for David Rapacz

David Rapacz

Infor
Joining Infor in 1997, Dave’s extensive background and current role as a product manager enables him to help manufacturing companies transform their business and become more efficient and profitable. Dave is instrumental in helping customers modernize their proven Infor BPCS/LX... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poetry

4:00pm

(405) System21 User Group Round Table
Limited Capacity seats available

An open conversation between System21 customers. Ask questions of your peers, hear how they tackle problems facing us all, and learn a trick or two that you can take home with you!

Speakers
avatar for Schulstad, Craig

Schulstad, Craig

Senior Technical Consultant, Infor
Craig has been a System21 consultant for the past twenty-one years assisting accounts across North America.  His main involvement has been in assisting customers in installing and upgrading System21, focusing on code uplifts and data migrations.  Also, he has assisted in installing... Read More →
avatar for Shadlow, John

Shadlow, John

Infor
John is Infor's principal System21 consultant in the Asia Pacific region. Over the past 27 years he has been instrumental in the sales and implmentation of System21 throughout the region as well as assisting companies in the UK and USA. He has also worked closely with the developers... Read More →
avatar for Paul Nolan

Paul Nolan

Koroseal Interior Products
I’ve worked with System21 for many years in a variety of capacities, both as a longtime member of the JBA team in the UK and the US and as a customer. I’m currently Business Systems Manager for Koroseal Interior Products, formerly RJF International, a premier manufacturer... Read More →


Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Physics (Board)

4:00pm

(205) Running XA in the Cloud
Limited Capacity filling up

Join this session for details on operating XA in the cloud. You'll learn how you can shift the burden of managing your in-house system to Infor, while also maintaining control over your application. We'll also discuss security, system recovery, and other key considerations. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how you can concentrate on strategic activities, rather than worrying about day-to-day operations and upgrades.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Freeman

Ross Freeman

Senior Product Manager, Infor
I am the Product Manager for XA, so I am qualified to present the roadmap and the cloud topic.  



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
RR Donnelly

4:00pm

(207) All the Ways to Generate Reports on XA
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many challenges when attempting to generate reports in XA. There are some built-in solutions but seldom is there a report that meets the requirements of all users. If a report does have all the information needed, it probably has too much and isn’t printed in the sequence needed, or isn’t summarized correctly… Let’s face it- some of the solutions are just obsolete! This session is an introduction for all users- IT, Finance, Manufacturing, etc. to see what their options are.

Infor is offering more solutions to meet user requirements. There are also third-party solutions that integrate very nicely with XA. This session will review these issues and introduce you to some of the newer solutions now available. After this session, you will have a better understanding of:

• Current limitations and obstacles
• Infor solutions available
• Third party solutions

Speakers
avatar for Becky Callahan

Becky Callahan

Project Manager, BW Design Group
As a Project Manager, Becky Callahan has many years of experience helping organizations implement Infor’s XA ERP systems with a constant focus on meeting their business objectives. | Becky’s expertise and focus for B-WI is a Project Manager.  She has experience in:  ERP Implementations... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
George Pullman

4:00pm

(212) Inventory Best Practices for XA Users
Limited Capacity filling up

We all understand and know the importance of inventory accuracy on a company’s financial objectives and ability to produce and keep promises. This presentation focuses on strategies and approaches for developing XA tools to improve inventory accuracy regardless of where you are as a company in this journey. Attendees will learn how to plan and begin setting up a best practice inventory control system for their operations.

Rick Worley brings years of XA experience and past manufacturing company operational executive experience to bring real life examples and ways to improve your company bottom line and meet your customer commitments.

This presentation is intended for Operational Executives and Managers wishing to understand how to improve their organizations performance in this critical area.

Speakers
RW

Rick Worley

Senior Business Advisor, TriMin Systems
I have been around the XA product for over 30 years but have experience with several other ERP solutions. I have broad exposure to advanced planning engines, supply chain planning and sales and operations planning techniques. I have several years of senior management experience... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sports

4:00pm

(215) PUI- Product Update Information
Limited Capacity seats available

As you prepare to apply PTFs or a PCM to your XA environment, the process of analyzing the requirements can be rather complex. Infor has a tool available to streamline the process and make it far more manageable. Product Update Information (PUI) is a Power-Link based tool for analyzing PTF/PCM requirements for your XA environment, and Infor is strongly encouraging its use. Join us as we demonstrate how PUI is installed, updated, and used for PTF/PCM analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Bell, Tom

Bell, Tom

Senior Systems Engineer, Information Systems Engineering
Tom Bell is a Senior Systems Engineer with Information Systems Engineering, and has been working in a technical implementation role for 29 years.  ISE is an Infor Gold Channel Partner and Certified IBM Business Partner.  Tom holds IBM i and Power Systems technical certifications... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Physiology

4:00pm

(225) Implementing Enterprise Financials from AM
Limited Capacity seats available

The migration tool for AM general ledger to Enterprise general ledger has been released to the channel partners. Attend this session to learn the challenges and rewards you can experience by utilizing this new tool to migrate your general ledger.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Altenau

Rick Altenau

XA Manufacturing Specialist, Guide Technologies
Rick Altenau is an experience manufacturing consultant with years of experience in manufacturing before becoming an ERP implementation consultant. 20 years in the metal manufacturing, valve manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing industries put Rick in a great position to become... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Henry Clarke

4:00pm

(229) Building Dashboards using Power-Link & Enterprise Integrator
Limited Capacity seats available

Dashboards can be built using Power-Link. Using a little Enterprise Integrator can make them even better. This session will introduce you to a sample Power-Link Dashboard, look at the detailed components used to create the dashboard and discuss things to think about when putting a Power-Link Dashboard together. It is a high-level presentation designed to give ideas on what can be done with the tools you already have.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

Leader of Products and Training, Barry-Wehmiller Design Group
A Leader of Products and Training at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Lisa Thomas is one of BWDG’s foremost creative thinkers. Lisa’s role is focused on building applications and tools that assist companies move beyond the basics provided in their core software suites. | | Education... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Daniel Burnham

4:00pm

(242) ION Workflow with Ming.le and XA
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a functional and technical and review of ION Workflow using Ming.le for requisition review and approval in XA.

Speakers
avatar for Chuharaj, Thiagaraj

Chuharaj, Thiagaraj

BW Design Group
Over 20 years of experience helping organizations with INFOR XA Implementations. Expertise includes Delivery Mangaement and Client Engagement. Vast experience in using iSeries technology and INFOR XA tools and has lead by example in coaching and mentoring team in XA Upgrade... Read More →



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marshall Field

4:00pm

(245) Debugging of Client Sessions & Triggers
Limited Capacity seats available

A user reports a “strange” error message during their XA PowerLink session. What do you do?
Attend this session for helpful hints in tracking down problems with PowerLink sessions, user exits, subscriptions, triggers and more. Recommended for Developers and Help Desk personnel with intermediate to advanced knowledge of XA and EI.

Speakers
avatar for Vic Belebczuk

Vic Belebczuk

Senior Consultant, Guide Technologies
Proven record of success at implementing IT solutions to increase business’s productivity, reduce costs and streamline operations. Professional experience as an Infor XA Consultant and as an IT Manager at manufacturing companies running Infor XA.



Tuesday October 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Technology