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Friday, March 30, 2012

Register today for Inforum 2012

Inforum is THE must-attend event for Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL) customers. Experience how Infor is transforming companies like yours through new innovations and industry specialization. See how you can increase the value of your technology investment and accelerate the performance and pace of your business.

Inforum features over 700 product and industry education sessions, including a three full days of Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL)-related presentations.  In these 48 VISUAL sessions, you’ll discover how VISUAL gives you information at a glance to make quick, confident decisions, helping you boost operational efficiency and introduce new products and services quickly.

Presentations include ones from BizTech’s own Kurt Carr and Darren Farmer.  Their sessions include: VISUAL Systems Administration, Technology Environment Roundtable, Re-Implementing VISUAL-Data Considerations, Maximize the Return on Your ERP Investment, SharePoint Starter Kit, and Shop Floor Scheduling.  BizTech’s CEO, Mike Brown, and COO, Joe Zalewski, will also be attending and available to meet with clients throughout the duration of the conference.

View the VISUAL Session Catalog (select Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL) in the drop-down menu next to Track)

In addition, Grammy-winning music group, Train, is headlining the Inforum 2012 Customer Appreciation Party, Tuesday, April 24, and is sure to get the house rockin’.

Review the Inforum agenda and Session Catalog for more information about the Infor tracks, and then register for this can’t miss event.

Register today!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Did you know you can search Line Data from the Order Header using the SQL Search Function?

We will use Customer Order Entry to walk through this example, although this same concept can be used in other areas of VISUAL.

1.    Open customer Order Entry and start a search using the ellipse or the  magnifying glass icons, depending on which version of VISUAL you are using.

2.    Select “Data” from the menu screen and then select “SQL…

3.    The default screen will only show the “From” column populated with CUSTOMER_ORDER,CUSTOMER

4.    Copy the following (without the quotes) “CUSTOMER_ORDER,CUSTOMER,CUST_ORDER_LINE” into the “From” window.
           Notice how the CUST_ORDER_LINE table was added.

5.    Copy the following (without the quotes) into the Search condition:

      Notice the table links are in this query- this is essential to the where clause of a SQL statement.
VISUAL browse by SQL statement

6.    Enter the criteria between the percentage signs.
(user_1 is where the information is stored on the customer order line)

7.    Select the row and it will open the customer order.
This VISUAL Did You Know Tip was provided by BizTech Consultant, Tasha Parker

Friday, March 16, 2012

(VMMIUG) VISUAL Manufacturing Michigan International User Group Meeting

This meeting is a group effort.  Your Participation will make it a success! 
When: April 19, 2012

Where: Michigan Technical Education Center (M-Tech)
              7107 Elm Valley Drive
              Kalamazoo, MI  49003

Cost: $50/attendee

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
·         Coffee/continental breakfast will be setup

9:00 – 9:45      Group Business
·         Ground Rules & Goals of the group
·         Steering Committee Member Update
·         Introductions
·         Group Finance update
·         Introducing VEGUG – Visual Enterprise Global User’s Group                             

9:45 – 10:30 – Infor Extreme Support – Sheryl Verhelle - Infor

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 12:00 – EDI – Mike Zaleski – SaberLogic

12:00 – 1:00 - Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 – Breakout Sessions:
Ø  IT (led by Cathy)
Ø  Purchasing/Finance (led by Diane)
Ø  Scheduling/Inventory (led by Jason)
·         User issues with Visual
·         “Stupid User Tricks”
·         Reporting tools & ideas
·         Visual enhancement requests

3:00 – 3:30      Group Discussions/Follow-up
·         Breakout session follow-up – report back on all topics/all groups
·         Open discussion.

Contact Jason Snoeyink for more information.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Did you know that Crystal 11 can imbed linked images into reports, based on a database field?

You can place an image path in a specific field in VISUAL- including document maintenance, and Crystal Reports can place that image in the report at run time.

Step 1. Add a picture to the report
Step 2. Right Click and choose format graphic
Step 3. Choose the picture tab
Step 4. Click on the familiar conditional formatting button next to the “Graphic location”

Presto! Now you can use the formula editor to specify the image path name. Use database fields, text strings, or even a combination of the two!

This edition of VISUAL Did You Know™ was provided by BizTech VISUAL Consultant Paul Turnberg.