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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Did you know that you add a symbol to any field that accepts text?

Did you know that you can add a symbol to any field that accepts text?

(This can be applied to Part ID’s and Order ID’s, although this is not recommended)

First, use the Character Map in Windows (Program\Accessories\System Tools) to locate the symbol that you want to use, and then find correct the keystrokes.

Then, open VISUAL and enter those keystrokes into the desired text field. Some of the symbols may appear garbled, but usually print out without any issues!

This edition of VISUAL Did You Know was brought to you by Tasha Parker, one of BizTech's VISUAL Consultants.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Virtual Inforum 2009

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Create Rework Orders to capture proper cost & to eliminate self-referencing violations

Did you know that you can create Work Orders (Rework Orders) to capture the proper cost, and to eliminate self-referencing violations?

The procedure for creating Work Orders assumes that the item to be reworked has been received into inventory. It will allow an item’s cost to be issued to WIP, and any additional rework cost applied to the item when received back into inventory. It is understood that a phantom item will have to be created and periodic inventory adjustments made to zero the inventory balance. This phantom item will have no cost impact on inventory.

  1. Create a Part ID “REWORK”
  2. Do NOT add any cost values
  3. Add a Warehouse & Location ID
  4. Create a New Work Order from the Manufacturing Window using the Part Id “REWORK”
  5. You might want to create a unique Job ID to identify the Rework Orders.
  6. Enter the Lot ID, Want Date and Quantity to be reworked.
  7. Click Save
  8. Double Click on the Header Card of the Work Order
  9. You can now Click on CO-Products
  10. Click on Insert
  11. Enter Part ID to be reworked and tab to the Mat’l % field
  12. Enter 100% into this field and tab. The system will fill in the Labor, Bur, Serv percents automatically. This action tells the system to apply all cost to this item. Tab to the Desired Qty field.
  13. Enter the Quantity that will be reworked.
  14. Click Save
  15. Click Close
  16. Click Save
  17. Now you can add the material to be Reworked to the Work Order. This will enable you to issue the item and all associated cost from inventory to WIP.
  18. You can now issue the item to be reworked to the Work Order.
  19. You can now receive the Work Order into inventory.
  20. You will now have to do another receipt for the CO-Product. Select the pull down arrow.
  21. Select the CO-Product and finish the receipt.
  22. This transaction will bring all cost incurred into inventory against the CO-Product. When Costing Utilities is run, the inventory value for Reworked item will be revalued.
This VISUAL Did You Know tip was brought to you by BizTech VISUAL Consultant Joe Horvath.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Virtual Inforum 2009 - Save the Date!

Virtual Inforum 2009, October 20-21.

Everything you need to drive business innovation—without leaving your desk.

Interact. Engage. Learn. All in the comfort of your office.

This year, Virtual Inforum brings best-in-class business solutions, educational sessions, and expertise to you—transporting the Solutions Expo, Networking Square, Auditorium, and Resource Center conveniently to your desktop. Join your peers, Infor experts, and business partners online at Virtual Inforum 2009 and learn how to drive innovation while accelerating business performance.

For more information, visit the Inforum website at

Free Webinar - Rename & Merge for VISUAL

A free webinar about VISUAL Rename & Merge will be hosted Thursday, September 24 at 2pm EST.
Rename & Merge is the only database utility that allows you to make data changes quickly in a Live environment, while maintaining the data integrity of your VISUAL ERP system.
Please join BizTech & TrueFit Solutions for a one-hour webinar to explore how Rename & Merge for VISUAL can save your organization time and money.  We will show you how to correct master records, reconfigure account structures, manage stock locations and more.
During this time, they will show a brief demo and discuss the enhancements of the new Rename & Merge. 
Some of the features are:
  • Multi Database Engine: Can make changes in multiple VM databases while only creating one task
  • Built on .Net Framework which allows scalability
  • Rename and Merge records in Global Financials
Register today! You will receive a 15% discount on a full license of Rename & Merge 4.0 if you purchase before.  Also, one lucky participant will receive one year of free Rename & Merge maintenance!
For more information about Rename & Merge for VISUAL, contact a Solution Advisor at 800.804.4715 or via email.