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Friday, June 7, 2013

2013 VISUAL User Conference Keynote Speaker: Keynote Speaker David Burton, Infor’s VP of Business Solutions Consulting & Value Management

BizTech is pleased to announce that David Burton, Vice President of Business Solutions Consulting & Value Management at Infor Global Solutions, will be the Keynote Speaker at BizTech’s 2013 Infor ERP VISUAL User Conference, Infor VISUAL… and beyond! Mr. Burton will present “The Infor10x Strategy, and what it means for companies that use VISUAL.”

David Burton brings over 25 years of experience to the business applications software 
market in his current role with Infor. He currently leads a team of almost forty professionals supporting sales of four ERP solutions and over twenty supporting applications into the North American market. His software industry background includes leadership roles with Manugistics, Baan, PeopleSoft and Oracle prior to Infor. His primary areas of expertise are manufacturing, supply chain management and distribution. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

About Infor VISUAL… and beyond!
Infor VISUAL… and Beyond! Will take place August 20-22, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn Perrysburg/Toledo Conference Center in Perrysburg, Ohio. For less than the price of one day of consulting, Infor VISUAL users or potential users will be able to attend educational sessions covering a variety of VISUAL manufacturing, financial and technical topics. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow VISUAL users, the entire BizTech VISUAL Team and Infor  Representatives. You’ll also be able to see a variety of technical solutions from BizTech partners in the VISUAL Solutions 
Center. 

Find out more at http://www.gobiztech.com/Events/2013-VISUAL-User-Conference.aspx.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

VMMIUG June Meeting

When:  Thursday June 20, 2013

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm ET

Where: Hyatt Place – Grand Rapids
            2150 Metro Lane
            Wyoming, MI  49519
            Phone – 616.724.1234

Cost - $50/attendee

This meeting is a group effort.  Your Participation will make it a success!

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

9:00 – 9:30    Group Business – Jason Snoeyink
·         Ground Rules & Goals of the group
·         Steering Committee Member Update
·         Introductions
·         Group Finance update – Renee Raggl
·         VEGUG – Visual Enterprise Global User’s Group                     

9:30 – 10:30 – Finite Scheduling in VISUAL: What needs to happen to get it right and what tools become available and useful when you do it properly- Gary Goslin, BizTech

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 12:00 – Wedge Barcode Labor Collection: Providing Insight into Real-Time Manufacturing Information – Charles Hooper, K&M

12:00 – 1:00 - Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – VMMIUG Enhancement Request discussion – Lee Stallworthy


2:00 – 4:00 – Open Group Discussion - Jim Thorpe

Monday, June 3, 2013

Did you know that for VISUAL Reports you can extend the limit for Converting Binary to Vchar?

VISUAL includes many Specifications Fields in the “BINARY” tables.  For any of those specifications fields to be used on reports with tools like Crystal Reports or Microsoft Access, the field type needs to be converted from binary to text when the database platform is SQL Server or Oracle.  This can be accomplished with a Database Function or a Database View.  For example, a new Database View can be used to convert the binary data to text with a specific function.  Then the View (not the actual table) can be linked in the application to properly display the text.

Some documentation shows views or conversion scripts that convert the Binary tables in VISUAL using the expression Varchar(8000).

But, if you hit the 8000 character limit you can use Varchar(max) instead.

For example:

CREATE VIEW [dbo].[Select_Op_Binary_to_VChar] AS
SELECT 
CUST_ORDER_ID,
CUST_ORDER_LINE_NO,
BITS_LENGTH,
CAST(CONVERT(varBINARY(max),BITS) AS Varchar(max)) AS txtBITS

FROM
SELECT_OPT_BINARY

WHERE TYPE = 'D' AND
   SEQ_NO = '1'


2013 VISUAL User Conference - Featured Presenter Frank Magglio, Infor’s Director of Business Solution Consulting

BizTech, an Infor VISUAL Channel Partner and provider of Information Technology solutions, is pleased to announce that Frank Magglio, Director of Software Development for VISUAL at Infor Global Solutions, will be a featured presenter at BizTech’s 2013 Infor ERP VISUAL User Conference, Infor VISUAL… and beyond!  Mr. Magglio will present several sessions during the conference.

Frank Maglio is the Director of Software Development for the VISUAL product group where he leads a team of developers who introduced full multi-entity, multi-site capability to VISUAL, designed an iPad app that helps to manage shop floor activities, and built the infrastructure that allows VISUAL to communicate with other Infor products. Throughout Frank's career, he has continually contributed to the development of innovative software for manufacturers.

Frank will present at the following three sessions during the conference: VISUAL Enhancements Roundtable, An Early Preview of Infor VISUAL 8.0, and Infor QMS (VISUAL Quality) 8.0- where attendees will learn about the new version of VQ (Infor Quality Management System), which is being rebuilt on Infor's .NET development platform, Mongoose.

About Infor VISUAL… and beyond!

Infor VISUAL… and Beyond! Will take place August 20-22, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn Perrysburg/Toledo Conference Center in Perrysburg, Ohio.  For less than the price of one day of consulting, Infor VISUAL users or potential users will be able to attend educational sessions covering a variety of VISUAL manufacturing, financial and technical topics.  In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow VISUAL users, the entire BizTech VISUAL Team and Infor Representatives. You’ll also be able to see a variety of technical solutions from BizTech partners in the VISUAL Solutions Center.