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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Why you should attend VISUAL Focus 2018 - the premier Infor VISUAL User Conference

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, April 3 at 1:00 PM to learn why you should attend VISUAL Focus!

VISUAL Focus, the premier VISUAL-only conference will be held from October 21-24, 2018 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. BizTech, Synergy Resources and Visual South are planning a great educational event that will offer plenty of networking opportunities and a wide variety of breakout sessions. You don’t want to miss this conference!
The VISUAL User conference includes: 
  • Over 130 VISUAL education sessions for beginner and power users - including 30 new sessions. Need to train new users or learn more advanced skills? Bring a co-worker to learn more, and bring that knowledge back to your organization.
  • Several in-depth, hands-on workshops - Two-hour sessions that take a deep dive into certain topics, with hands-on collaboration with VISUAL consultants.  
  • One-on-One consulting sessions - Want to talk to an expert about an issue you are looking to solve? Want to learn more about a presentation topic? Schedule a One-on-One with an expert!
  • A three-night hotel stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - located in Walt Disney World. Bring your family and take advantage of specially-priced tickets to Disney Theme Parks and a discounted hotel stay!
  • Customer Networking Event including dinner, drinks and entertainment at the House of Blues Orlando located in the Disney Springs entertainment district.
  • Networking Opportunities - Share experiences with hundreds of other VISUAL users and experts.
  • Fun Run & Walk - Join others for a casual morning run/walk at the resort! Learn more.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Windows 10 Update is causing problems for some versions of VISUAL

Earlier this week, Infor posted KB 1948513 on Infor Xtreme. Essentially, Windows 10 Build 1709 (Fall Creators Update) is causing issues for VISUAL versions before VISUAL 9.0.

Infor states that "Versions of VISUAL prior to 9.0.0 were not developed on a Windows10 certified platform, therefore although Windows10 may work with earlier versions of VISUAL, it cannot be guaranteed. If you are successfully running prior versions of VISUAL on uncertified versions of Windows and a problem occurs due to Windows or patches of, the proper course of action is to roll back the Windows changes, or upgrade to VISUAL 9.0.0 or higher."

Infor recommends turning off auto-updates for Windows 10.

At this point in time, if you have updated to Windows Build 1709 (Fall Creators Update), you may want to roll back to an update prior to 1709. BizTech is looking further into the details to find a workaround.

View the KB on Infor Xtreme

Friday, October 20, 2017

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.


1. Make sure all of your organization’s computers are equipped with antivirus software and antispyware. This software should be updated regularly.

2. Secure your Internet connection by using a firewall, encrypt information, and hide your Wi-Fi network.

3. Establish security practices and policies to protect sensitive information.

4. Educate employees about cyber threats and how to protect your organization’s data. Hold employees accountable to the Internet security policies and procedures.

5. Require employees to use strong passwords and to change them often.

6. Invest in data loss protection software, use encryption technologies to protect data in transit, and use two-factor authentication where possible.

7. Protect all pages on your public-facing websites, not just the checkout and sign-up pages. 


Monday, October 16, 2017

OINK VISUAL User Group Meeting - November 14, 2017

Ohio - Indiana - Northern Kentucky VISUAL ERP User Group Meeting Agenda


Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Meeting Location: Novae Corporation
                                1 Novae Parkway
                                 Markle, IN

Meeting Agenda

  • 9:00am – 9:50am Plant Tour (optional)
  • 10:00am – 10:15am Light Breakfast, Registration, Introductions, OINK Business
  • 10:15am – 11:15am “Infor CRM” Donald W. Menrisky, President and Managing Consultant, Simplesoft Solutions, Inc.
  • 11:15am – 11:30am Break
  • 11:30pm – 12:30pm “Reimplementation / Archiving Tips, Tricks and Stories”
  • Jim Kistner, BizTech
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch / Break
  • “What’s Happening in 2018” Oink Board
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Q & A, Tips & Tricks, Open Discussion and Wrap Up
  • Housekeeping

For questions about OINK or membership dues, call Don Fodor at (937) 535‐0203

Monday, October 9, 2017

Save the Date for VISUAL Focus 2018!

The Premier Infor VISUAL User Conference will return in 2018

VISUAL Focus 2018 will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. We are looking forward to another excellent VISUAL ERP conference, filled with education, networking and fun! 

Look for updates at and by searching  #VISUALFocus2018 on social media!

VISUAL ERP Tip | Using the VMCRMSNC.EXE utility to sync VISUAL CRM

Did you know that there is a utility in VISUAL that can sync your data with VISUAL CRM?

There is a utility that exists in the VISUAL directory called "VMCRMSNC.EXE" that can link your VISUAL data to an existing VISUAL CRM account, fix data that is different between the two, and add or update addresses and contacts that are out of sync between items. 

  • From the main screen, link VISUAL with VISUAL CRM

  • Sync Contacts screen, you can add missing contacts to accounts in CRM here

  • Here, you can examine and repair the details of linked accounts, addresses and contacts.

This tip is brought to you by BizTech VISUAL Consultant, Darren Farmer.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Find out how manufacturers can reduce audit risk with tax automation.

Ace your next audit.Find out how manufacturers can reduce audit risk with tax automation.

<Download “Sales and Use Tax Audits Uncovered: Who gets audited, why they get audited, and the impact on companies.”>

Manufacturers are in the top three industries most likely to be found non-compliant in a sales tax audit. This new research report analyzed years of real audit data to uncover which industries get audited most and why — with a special section on the particular challenges faced by manufacturers.

The report from the tax compliance experts at Avalara also details the most common compliance errors, typical costs in audit penalties and fees, and factors surrounding audit support and defense.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Streamline your Workforce Management with Kebrite for Infor VISUAL

Job Tracking, Time and Attendance, HR Management & Payroll Solution for VISUAL ERP

Kebrite Workforce Management Solution streamlines the collection of Job, Labor, Payroll, Time & Attendance, and a vast array of HR related data-- with live VISUAL ERP integration! 

Increase Accuracy
Through the use of barcodes, scanners, or touch screens, Kebrite automates the collection of Job Information as well as Time & Attendance. Kebrite Solutions software eliminates manual data entry and integrates into VISUAL ERP and payroll systems to ensure 100% accuracy.

Improve Efficiency
Kebrite solutions will provide you with the most efficient way of tracking shop floor labor, productive/unproductive labor, attendance and payroll, through one single interface.

Track Performance
Through the various reports available with Kebrite, your management team can measure productivity, gauge resource availability, and control the daily production output.

Register for the webinar to learn more about Kebrite's features and functionality, and see a live demonstration of the solution. Can't make the live presentation? Register anyways and we will send the recording.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Infor VISUAL Town Hall - October 24 - 11AM EDT

From Infor -

As an order-driven manufacturer, the challenges you face today are forcing you to rethink the way you do business. That’s why it’s important to maximize the Infor VISUAL solution that you own today.
Join us for this town hall to learn how to take full advantage of the latest solution and technology advancements found in the current releases of Infor VISUAL. Plus, you’ll learn more about what Infor has to offer and ways you can work smarter, faster, and better by leveraging new solution features and technology.
Best-in-class manufacturers can move ahead of the competition by streamlining time-consuming business processes. Infor has partnered with Avalara to automate complex and time-consuming sales tax challenges. With Avalara, save time and stay compliant with year-round tax filings so you can keep your focus on adding customer value.  Avalara AvaTax performs address validation, jurisdiction determination, and rate calculations on demand and in the cloud.
Attend this town hall to:
  • Hear about the latest happenings with Infor VISUAL
  • Learn about our development team’s current projects
  • See the Avalara tax integration in action

Register now. There’s never been a better time to upgrade and modernize your business. You have access to more innovation, choice, and value than ever before. 

Richard Lagoy
Product Director
As product director for the Infor VISUAL suite of products, Richard brings over 25 years of experience delivering ERP solutions to the SMB market. Richard began his software career in 1985 at ProfitKey International, joining Lilly Software Associates in 1992 as part of the VISUAL start-up team and Executive VP of Customer Services. Richard has also held positions at AMCS Environmental Solutions and N’ware Technologies, an SAP B1 reseller.
Frank Maglio
Software Development Director
Frank has more than 35 years of experience developing innovative manufacturing software solutions for both large and small corporations. He worked on one of the first net change MRP systems; helped develop the first order-driven scheduling and MRP solution for the SMB manufacturing market running on the UNIX platform; and helped create the first Windows-based order driven manufacturing scheduling solution, VISUAL Manufacturing.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Infor VISUAL ERP Tip | Edit custom user-defined forms

Did you know that you can edit custom user-defined forms in VISUAL?

Do you use custom user-defined forms in VISUAL 7.0+, such as in Purchasing or Customer Order Entry?

Don't you wish the radio button that reads "User-Defined 1" would say what it means to "Legal Advice" or "Hazardous?"

Well, it can!

  • Go to the Admin --> Preference Maintenance "Purchasing" section. 
  • Then, you will see the Entry column"RenameAckUD1." 
  • Enter the radio button title of your choice into the Value column next to the "RenamAckUD#" 

Then, create the forms VMPURUD1.QRP and VMPURUD2.QRP like you normally would.

And presto!

This works in Order Entry, Shipping Entry, and other windows. You will find an entry similar to "RenameAckUd1" the sections that support this custom editing.

This VISUAL ERP tip was brought to you by BizTech VISUAL Consultant, Paul Turnberg.