Marc Rohde | 21 May 14:33 2013
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MRP/VPi Question

We have a scenario with two warehouses:

P - Production which is a planning warehouse is where we typically generate
MOs and POs for components.

S - Shipping which is a where we place our customer orders (selling
warehouse), is not configured as a planning warehouse, and is where we place
our POs for purchased end items.  S is configured with P as the primary
planning warehouse.

If we configure S as a planning warehouse to allow us to use MRP/VPi to
trigger for purchased items that are not configured in P will we have any
issues with continuing to plan for the produced items in P?  We would rather
not create balance records in P for items that will never be used in our
production process but of course want to ensure that we aggregate demand for
manufactured items between our selling and production warehouse.

Hopefully the scenario is clear and I'm sure some of the experts here can
provide feedback on things too look for in testing,

Marc

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Marc Rohde | 20 May 22:19 2013
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Save while active vs. Mapics Backup

We are considering starting to use the save while active function on a daily
basis rather than running the Mapics Backup procedure daily to avoid the
need to get a dedicated system.  We will run the Mapics procedure at a
regular frequency (weekly or monthly TBD) but not daily.

Are there any issues or considerations that we would be aware of before
making this procedure change?  I suspect there are others on the list who
have made similar changes to minimize the down time of putting the
environment into a dedicated mode.

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Burns, Bryan | 20 May 15:15 2013

Best place to store notes and attachments by item number?

XA doesn't lend itself to lengthy notes on service part item numbers and I've asked I.T.to look into
solutions and also volunteered to see what service departments in other companies use.

Often, hours of investigation are done on a service part and the resolution ends up in someone's email file
on a PC, or in a word document filed who knows where. Sometime later, the same issue is investigated again
(the wheel re-invented) because the resolution wasn't stored in a central database and the investigator
didn't know there already was a solution in place. Because we have 50,000 service part numbers (roughly
just half of them active), I believe we need some type of solution for service parts notes.

Based upon my experience working a help desk, I believe a ticket tracking system (e.g. Track-It) would lend
itself to storing notes and resolutions by part number. Since we already use

* RightNow CRM
* Track-It
* Dell Kace K1000
* XA for ERP version 9.0 (green screen, but we're implementing Thru-put...)
* ARI PartSmart

software, I'd like to know if any of you have used one of these for service parts notes, or if you have a
recommendation of some other approach. There are also a lot of free tracking system apps out there that may
be players.

At the moment, I'm looking for something for internal use, not something to be shared with our customers. It
should have the ability to add a record by item number and be able to accept an attachment for the item number
record. The simpler the better; as a grand, full scale solution encompassing not only spare parts (item
class xx) but production parts that can be used by all XA users (I would think our buyers have similar need)
is not what I'm looking for because that would take years.

Thanks in advance.

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Ross Freeman | 19 May 21:46 2013

Re: MAPICS-L Digest, Vol 11, Issue 42

Yes, Infor does sell what we call the Power Suite - which includes
enterprise Integrator, system-Link and Net-Link.  That bundle is available
to any System i customer that is not running one of the Infor ERP products
- XA, LX, System 21, PRMS, PRISM, KBM, and Mac-Pac.  That bundle can be
used in any system I as a development and deployment environment.

Of course, the same bundle is available for Infor ERP customers, it just
prices and packages differently.  That bundle is standard with the Flex
package.

Best Regards,

 <http://www.infor.com/>Ross Freeman - System i Strategy Leader, Senior
Product Manager ERP XA
mobile: +1 404 386 5684
ross.freeman@...  |  http://www.infor.com

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Ricky Thompson | 18 May 20:46 2013
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Enterprise Integrator

Does anyone know if Infor sells EI as stand alone product?
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Iain Wilson | 17 May 09:14 2013

Remote Hosting

Hi All

Anyone out there have Mapics remotely hosted ?

If so what are the pros and cons of remote hosting as opposed to having a local installation ?

Any recommendations  for a host ?

Regards

Iain Wilson

MIS Manager
Tokheim UK Ltd.

Unit 3, Baker Road

West Pitkerro Industrial Estate

DD5 3RT
Dundee,
Scotland.

Phone:

+44 (0) 1382 598211

Mobile:

+44 (0) 07967104762
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David M. Hayes | 25 Apr 16:29 2013

COM OFFSHIP product

Is there anyone (end user) in the Southeastern US currently running this product under R6 or R7?  I'd like to
ask you a few questions about implementation and usage.

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Otto Meyn | 12 Apr 15:36 2013

Re: [!! SPAM] scrap transaction question

I tried to send attachments, quess it did not work.

I'll send you my PDFs of the programs, email me.

menyo@...

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Subject: [!! SPAM] [MAPICS-L] scrap transaction question

I've only read the mapics -l digest posts, never having "participated".

I need some help on something, though.  I'm generating SCRAP
transactions to
TRDATA and from what I understand I should be able to hit a data queue
and
have the U-Jobs process that transaction.

I've tried different data queues with no luck.  However, if I go into
PM&C
and process transactions by scrap entries complete successfully.

What am I missing?

Ray

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Ray Yancey | 12 Apr 15:04 2013

scrap transaction question

I've only read the mapics -l digest posts, never having "participated".

I need some help on something, though.  I'm generating SCRAP transactions to
TRDATA and from what I understand I should be able to hit a data queue and
have the U-Jobs process that transaction.

I've tried different data queues with no luck.  However, if I go into PM&C
and process transactions by scrap entries complete successfully.

What am I missing?

Ray

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Otto Meyn | 11 Apr 19:30 2013

Re: [?? Probable Spam] Re: Reports and Commisions For Salesman

Great, I'm arriving on Saturday and leaving on Friday morning. Staying
for the paperless conference on Thursday.

Group meeting sounds good.

The phone number I will have with me is 814-860-9624, it's my wife's.

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Steve
We are interested, and I will be at the Orlando.
Lets discuss it then.

Weston Wheat
Quality Manager - QTI West
Quality Thermistor Inc.
PH: 208-947-2179
wwheat@...
www.thermistor.com

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Otto Meyn | 11 Apr 19:09 2013

Re: Reports and Commisions For Salesman

I'm on XA Rel 9.1

We are always having problems with reporting Salesman data, 25 plus
years. I just found out that it does matter were the order is "bill to:

or "shipped to".

What matters is  where the order was booked.

Preferred by state but they could scare me and say zip code.

Any ideas.

Thanks ahead of time.

See you in Orlando, at INFORUM

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