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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Submitting VISUAL ERP Enhancement Requests

Have an idea to help VISUAL work better for you or others? Submit an enhancement request!

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Submitting VISUAL ERP Enhancement Requests

Monday, June 11, 2018

VizUP - Infor VISUAL Update Program

Now that Infor is releasing quarterly updates to Infor VISUAL ERP, it's easier than ever to get the most out of your VISUAL investment.  

Take advantage of these updates by enrolling in BizTech VizUP! 

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VizUP - Infor VISUAL Update Program

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Reasons to attend VISUAL Focus 2018

If you haven't heard, VISUAL Focus 2018 will be held from October 21-28 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. That's only four months away, but there's plenty of time for you to register and join the growing list of hundreds of VISUAL ERP user attendees!

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Reasons to attend VISUAL Focus 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report: Birst receives high marks

The Gartner Critical Capabilities report is the definitive guide to understanding which vendors offer the best solution for a company's specific use case. This report enhances the Gartner Magic Quadrant by rating key capabilities in different use scenarios. 

Birst has received among the five highest scores in all five of the use cases assessed among 22 total vendors in the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms report.

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2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Report: Birst receives high marks

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Transamerica Financial Advisors entrust BizTech to build a tech-forward, interconnected workspace

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Transamerica Financial Advisors entrust BizTech to build a tech-forward, interconnected workspace

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Infor VISUAL 9.0.4 to be released next month

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Infor VISUAL 9.0.4 to be released next month

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Is your ERP failing you, or are you failing your ERP?


Your organization has invested both capital and valuable human talent into the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of a software suite designed to run your entire business. If things aren’t going as planned, you need to ask yourself, “Is it the software, or is it me (the company)?” Hint: most of the time, it isn’t the software. 

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Is your ERP failing you, or are you failing your ERP?

Monday, April 23, 2018

OINK VISUAL ERP User Group Meeting - May 22, 2018

 

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OINK VISUAL ERP User Group Meeting - May 22, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

[Video] Infor VISUAL 9 Demonstration

Here's a quick overview of the best features of Infor VISUAL 9.

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[Video] Infor VISUAL 9 Demonstration

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Infor VISUAL ERP Keyboard Shortcuts

Save time and mouse-clicks by utilizing these helpful keyboard shortcuts in VISUAL ERP.

Dates:

T     Today’s Date
Space Bar     Date Selector

Saving:

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Infor VISUAL ERP Keyboard Shortcuts

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Upcoming VISUAL User Group Meetings

Rocky Mountain User Group

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Upcoming VISUAL User Group Meetings

Monday, April 09, 2018

Move your business communications to the cloud with BizTech and Nextiva

Nextiva’s business VoIP service is  transforming the way companies  communicate by making it even easier  to use and manage your phone system. 

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Move your business communications to the cloud with BizTech and Nextiva

Monday, April 09, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Infor CloudSuite Industrial - SyteLine ERP

Infor CloudSuite Industrial - SyteLine is a robust ERP solution with built-in practices and highly efficient process flows to help manufacturers improve productivity.

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Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Infor CloudSuite Industrial - SyteLine ERP

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

[Webinar] What is Birst and what can it do for your business?

Whether you're in the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare or the food & beverage industry, combining and making sense of all of your business data can be a massive, yet necessary effort. Think about it. Your data is in so many different areas- sales, ERP, project management, accounting, CRM, etc., and you probably have to export to Excel or some other program to analyze it all.

That's where Birst comes into play. 

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[Webinar] What is Birst and what can it do for your business?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Important announcement for Infor EPAK customers

From Infor:

"On January 3, 2018, Oracle® announced its intention to discontinue development of User Productivity Kit® (UPK) ending Premier Support as of April 19, 2019. Infor Enterprise Performance Accelerator Kit (EPAK) is the Infor-branded version of Oracle UPK.

Oracle offers Sustaining Support for the life of its products, as described on its support website.

What will this mean for you as an Infor EPAK customer?

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Important announcement for Infor EPAK customers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Top ERP Selection Criteria

A few years ago, hundreds of companies who recently purchased ERP systems were surveyed as part of a study. This study, performed by Deloitte & Touche, asked respondents to name the top criteria they used for their ERP selection.

What made this study different from others was that they tallied up those who were buying their first system separately from businesses buying their second- to see if experience changed purchasing criteria. And it did! 

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Top ERP Selection Criteria

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part IV

A Four-Part Series that will take you through the basics of evaluating and selecting the right ERP system for your organization.

Part IV: Check Vendor References, Schedule Final Demos & Make the Decision 

The next steps of your manufacturing erp selection process includes checking references, scheduling final demos and making a decision.

After paring down your top ERP vendor list, make sure to get vendor references with full contact information. If the vendor is reluctant to provide references, keep asking. Some vendors will try to control the reference calls, but you should make the calls at your discretion, on your timetable and without the participation of the vendor. 

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Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part IV

Thursday, March 22, 2018

 [Webinar] See the best features of Infor VISUAL ERP

Whether you are totally new to VISUAL or an experienced user, during this presentation you'll get an up close and personal look at the best new features of Infor VISUAL ERP.

Attend this webinar on Tuesday, April 10 to learn about the key features and benefits of Infor VISUAL ERP that will lead to new ways to analyze the operations of your manufacturing company. We will focus on the key performance indicators that relate to On-Time Delivery, Cost Performance, and Inventory Management.

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 [Webinar] See the best features of Infor VISUAL ERP

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

[Video] Infor Quality Management Overview

Increasing productivity while maintaining and improving quality is one of the primary goals for every manufacturer. With Infor Quality Management, you can establish, track, and manage every engineering activity and supply chain expectation, while supporting business growth and profitability goals with a functionally rich, easy-to-use quality management system that extends and integrates quality performance management across all aspects of your business.

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[Video] Infor Quality Management Overview

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part III

A Four-Part Series that will take you through the basics of evaluating and selecting the right manufacturing ERP system for your organization.

Part III: Start Your Vendor Search & Schedule Demos

Armed with your goals and some basic performance metrics on your business, you can now begin your search for an ERP vendor. A good place to start is asking your partners or suppliers for referrals. You could also hire a Selection Consultant who knows about your industry. Or, if you are a to "do-it-yourself-er," go to your preferred search engine and begin searching for ERP products by using keywords such as “manufacturing ERP software” and “manufacturing business software.”

Another place to look online is a software evaluation website such as www.technologyevaluation.com. Ideally, you should initially choose 5 to 10 vendors that you believe have an ERP software system to address your needs.

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Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part III

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

[Webinar] What's new with BizTech Part Planner?

See BizTech Part Planner in action on Tuesday, March 20 at 1:00pm ET - Register

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[Webinar] What's new with BizTech Part Planner?

Thursday, March 01, 2018

[WEBINAR] Why you should attend VISUAL Focus 2018, the premier Infor VISUAL user conference

VISUAL Focus is back and better than ever. New education sessions, improved workshops, fun events, and an amazing location... all for the same price as last year!

During this webinar, we will discuss the reasons you should attend VISUAL Focus 2018, as well as answer any questions you may have about the conference.

Join us on Tuesday, April 3 at 1:00pm EST

Register for "Why Attend VISUAL Focus"

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[WEBINAR] Why you should attend VISUAL Focus 2018, the premier Infor VISUAL user conference

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NIST 800-171 Compliance - What, Why, Who & How?

If you have contracts with the United States Department of Defense (DOD), NASA or GSA, or are a subcontractor to a prime contractor with those contracts, your organization had until December 31, 2017 to begin your journey towards NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 800-171 compliance

 

What is NIST 800-171?

If you're in need of a nap, you can read the full NIST Document 800-171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Information Systems and Organizations

If you need to remain awake, here's the short of it... 

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NIST 800-171 Compliance - What, Why, Who & How?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Infor VISUAL ERP

Infor VISUAL 9 provides greater visibility over your entire manufacturing operation with new graphical views, dashboards and drill-downs to help you overcome complexity, increase productivity and increase customer satisfaction.

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Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Infor VISUAL ERP

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part II

 

Part II of a four-part series that will take you through the basics of evaluating and selecting the right manufacturing ERP system for your organization.

Part II: Define Your Business Issues & Set Your Objectives

The second step of evaluating and selecting the right Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for your organization is to define the business issues that your company needs to solve, and then set your objectives. In this step, you aren’t listing what you want the software to do, you are listing what you want your organization to achieve by implementing a new ERP System.  

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Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start? Part II

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Infor Partners with Ancile for Infor UAP

From www.infor.com

Ancile Integration to Help Deliver Elevated Workforce Performance, Increased User Adoption and Higher Technology ROI

NEW YORK -  Sep 01, 2017

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced a new strategic technology collaboration with Ancile Solutions, Inc. designed to extend the functionality and use of Infor's User Adoption Platform (UAP). Via this integration, organizations can help drive user adoption and help maintain workforce skills using Infor's solutions across a variety of industries by creating, managing and accessing their own custom content through Infor UAP.

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Infor Partners with Ancile for Infor UAP

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start?

A Four-Part Series that will take you through the basics of evaluating and selecting the right manufacturing ERP system for your organization.

Part I: Get Executive Buy-In & Form an ERP Selection Committee

For most successful ERP Implementation Projects, getting off to a good start is key. But before you even begin thinking about which ERP systems you want to research, you should have executive buy-in. Without it, you are destined for disappointment- you’ll spend a lot of your time and the time of others, while the project goes nowhere. We've seen many manufacturing companies take this route, only to be told ‘NO’ by ownership when it was time to purchase.

Check out #4 on the list in the whitepaper How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path for more tips on creating an ERP Selection Team.

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Your company needs an ERP system. Where do you start?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Infor VISUAL Customer Town Hall - February 22, 2018

Maximize potential: work smarter, faster, and better

Competition is tough—very tough. That’s why it’s important to maximize the Infor VISUAL solution that you own today to gain a competitive edge.

Join Infor and other VISUAL Users to discover how you can take full advantage of the latest solution and technology advancements found in the current releases of Infor VISUAL. Plus, learn what’s coming in the next release (9.0.3) scheduled for early March, as well as an update on other major solution features scheduled for release in 2018.

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Infor VISUAL Customer Town Hall - February 22, 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018

[VIDEO] Meet the Factory of the Future 

The Factory of the Future is coming, and it’s being built on technology, innovation, and advanced manufacturing capabilities. But what is it, exactly? And what are the technologies you need to know about to help your manufacturing company embrace the change?

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[VIDEO] Meet the Factory of the Future 

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Improve manufacturing productivity and gain competitive advantage with Infor Quality Management

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Increasing productivity while maintaining and improving quality is one of the primary goals for every manufacturer. With Infor Quality Management, you can establish, track, and manage every engineering activity and supply chain expectation, while supporting business growth and profitability goals with a functionally rich, easy-to-use quality management system that extends and integrates quality performance management across all aspects of your business.

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Improve manufacturing productivity and gain competitive advantage with Infor Quality Management

Monday, February 05, 2018

Gain New Insights Into Your Manufacturing Business with Infor VISUAL ERP

Attend this webinar on Tuesday, April 10 to learn about the key features and benefits of Infor VISUAL ERP that will lead to new ways to analyze the operations of your manufacturing company. 

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Gain New Insights Into Your Manufacturing Business with Infor VISUAL ERP

Friday, January 26, 2018

Infor CloudSuite Industrial provides the ERP functionality to solve manufacturing industry issues

From Infor:

Infor CloudSuite Industrial is a cloud-based software solution that addresses the day-to-day business and operational tasks, plus the most complex industry issues driving manufacturers to upgrade capabilities and enhance their IT solutions.

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Infor CloudSuite Industrial provides the ERP functionality to solve manufacturing industry issues

Monday, January 22, 2018

Upcoming Infor VISUAL User Group Meetings

Rocky Mountain VISUAL User Group

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Upcoming Infor VISUAL User Group Meetings

Monday, January 22, 2018

A message to Infor customers about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

From Infor:

This week, the world became aware of two major vulnerabilities, “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” that impact a large majority of computer processors. The vulnerabilities were discovered in late 2017 by teams of researchers who alerted major processor makers such as Intel, AMD, and ARM. The vulnerabilities that have been identified are fundamental designs within the chip architectures and must be addressed at the OS level on every system.

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A message to Infor customers about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Sales Tax Changes - New Rules, New Rates, New Trends

If 2018 ends up looking like 2017, we’re in for a lot of changes when it comes to sales and use tax. 2017 ushered in tens of thousands of taxability changes across every U.S. state. On top of that, several legislative changes impacted online sellers, manufacturers, service providers, and more.


What’s in store for 2018?

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2018 Sales Tax Changes - New Rules, New Rates, New Trends

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What you need to know about the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Peter Bright, Technology Editor at ARS, authors a series of especially informative, albeit technically complicated, explanations of the two vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre.

In this post,  we will include some excerpts as we attempt to simplify the vulnerabilities and key takeaways in the interest of satisfying your curiosity or concern, and saving you from reading the plethora of technical articles that have justifiably been a part of the recent news cycle.

At BizTech, we empower each client to accomplish their mission through technological innovations and operation improvements. This includes anticipation and response to technical issues that might impact user productivity. 

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What you need to know about the Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year, New You. Are your passwords healthy?

 

It's a new year, and remembering to reset your passwords can be just as important as that new gym membership.

At the beginning of a new year, many people are focused on change. But one thing people don't think about changing is their passwords. Think about it. How long have you been using the same password? Is it weak or strong? Do you know the difference? These are some of the questions you should be asking yourself to keep your cyber-self healthy and secure in 2018.

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New Year, New You. Are your passwords healthy?

Friday, January 05, 2018

Infor CloudSuite Industrial: Simplify patching and upgrading when you have customizations [Webinar]

Have you created customizations to CloudSuite Industrial, CloudSuite Business, and SyteLine? Are you breaking things when you upgrade or apply patches? Are you spending hours, sometimes days, going through FormSync prompts?

If so, join this free webinar to learn how your fellow customer Jesse Brohinsky and his team cut their review of customizations for their upgrades from three days to just a few hours.

Title: Simplify patching and upgrading when you have customizations

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM EST

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • The “vendorization” approach
  • The FormSync comparison utility
  • Using XML to simplify comparisons and merges
  • Tips for running FormSync successfully
  • Plus a number of other tips and gotchas

With these tips, you’ll be able to reduce the headaches in the patching and upgrade process.

If you work in IT, you don’t want to miss this seminar.

 REGISTER

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Infor CloudSuite Industrial: Simplify patching and upgrading when you have customizations [Webinar]

Friday, January 05, 2018

Upgrading your ERP creates strong backbone for a digital agenda

Digital technology is here to stay and changing customer preferences and perceptions in an unprecedented manner. Manufacturers and their ecosystems have never been under such a pressure to make transitions to modern  IT solutions. Their large-scale investments in the IT landscape over the years needs to be revamped to address this change. Many manufacturing organizations are doing quick fixes to stay digitally relevant by addressing only the customer experience component. This has limited success.

Greater transformation success can be seen by those who keep their ERP at the very latest version.

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Upgrading your ERP creates strong backbone for a digital agenda

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Infor VISUAL ERP Product Update: Infor VISUAL Global Financials 8.1.201711 is now available

From Infor VISUAL Product Director, Rich Lagoy: 

"We are pleased to announce the general availability of Infor VISUAL Global Financials application suite version 8.1.201711, which includes Global Financials, Exchange, and Time & Attendance.

These applications are designed to enhance the customer experience when used in combination with Infor VISUAL ERP. This minor updates release is compatible with Infor VISUAL ERP 7.0, 7.1, 8.0 and 9.0. 

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Infor VISUAL ERP Product Update: Infor VISUAL Global Financials 8.1.201711 is now available

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Webinar: 18 Predictions for Manufacturing in 2018

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Webinar: 18 Predictions for Manufacturing in 2018

Friday, December 15, 2017

Infor Acquires Birst

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Infor Acquires Birst

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BizTech VizReports 1099 for 2017 is ready to order

With BizTech VizReports 1099, you can print Infor VISUAL vendor payment information directly on 1099-MISC forms!

BizTech VizReports 1099 Edition is a reporting tool for Infor VISUAL designed to prepare and print Federal 1099-MISC tax forms by pulling vendor payment information from your VISUAL ERP database.

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BizTech VizReports 1099 for 2017 is ready to order

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

6 Features to consider when evaluating a new manufacturing ERP

A smooth implementation is the natural outcome of a sound ERP selection. Choosing an ERP that needs fewer company-specific or industry-specific modifications is one of your best bets for a smoother implementation. Here are six features to consider when evaluating a new manufacturing ERP:

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6 Features to consider when evaluating a new manufacturing ERP

Friday, December 01, 2017

Manufacturing ERP Selection - Where to start?

How to start down the ERP selection path: Seven rules to follow before you even start looking for a vendor

 
A decade ago, one sobering statistic clouded the otherwise rosy promise of technology: about 70% of all major software initiatives failed to reach their goalsand nearly a quarter were cancelled and written off. Today, with better data management, more flexible applications and easier launches, the frequency of “failed” ERP programs is lower. But companies still manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory far too often, and when that happens the result can be disastrous. 
 
Successful ERP initiatives start with the right foundation.  Following these seven rules will help you make the best decisions and realize more of the gains an ERP system can bring to your organization... <click post title to read more>
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Manufacturing ERP Selection - Where to start?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Windows 10 Update causing problems with VISUAL ERP

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.

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Windows 10 Update causing problems with VISUAL ERP

Monday, November 13, 2017

Webinar | Bezlio for Infor VISUAL ERP

 

Join BizTech and SaberLogic for a webinar on Thursday, November 30, 2017 to learn more about an exciting new app for Infor VISUAL

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Webinar | Bezlio for Infor VISUAL ERP

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Infor CRM Heartland Users Group | November 14, 2017

Join SimpleSoft Solutions on November 14, 2017 from 12-4pm ET for the Infor CRM Heartland Users Group Meeting.

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Infor CRM Heartland Users Group | November 14, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) Town Hall | November 14, 2017

Join Infor at 11am ET on November 14 to get the latest CloudSuite Industrial news! 

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Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) Town Hall | November 14, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Washington VISUAL User Group Meeting - November 16, 2017

The next meeting of the Washington Regional Infor VISUAL User Group will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Date: November 16, 2017

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Washington VISUAL User Group Meeting - November 16, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

OINK VISUAL User Group Meeting - November 14, 2017

The next meeting of the OINK VISUAL User Group will be held on November 14, 2017 at Novae Corp in Markle, IN. View the agenda >>>

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OINK VISUAL User Group Meeting - November 14, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Streamline your Workforce Management in Infor VISUAL with Kebrite [Live Presentation]

Join us tomorrow, October 31 at 1pm EDT for a live presentation of Kebrite.

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!

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Streamline your Workforce Management in Infor VISUAL with Kebrite [Live Presentation]

    

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