We developed a custom "Overall Equipment Effectiveness" application for a local manufacturing company. The application records employee production on a daily basis. The employee start and end times are recorded but need to be stored in a decimal value in order to interact with a legacy ERP system. We simply masked these decimal values as time values using a standard .NET TextBox control. The client later requested a tracker view, allowing administrators the ability to view and edit already posted records. This proved to be an issue as we were displaying their decimal values with no mask, i.e. 8.75 instead of 8:45, 6.25 instead of 6:15.
An Epicor® 9 customer approached us looking for a way to quickly send sales order acknowledgments and invoices from their respective forms within Epicor® and to automatically select the e-mail address based on the contact associated with the customer record.
By utilizing the standard report objects within Epicor® 9 ERP, we were able to submit the report to Epicor. By using the standard report transactions, we were then able to run whatever report was setup as the default for these items, even if they had made a new report data definition or had changed the Crystal Report itself.
Updated September 14, 2016
We were developing a cycle count application for one of our customers who required that their bins be sorted into alpha-numeric order: 14B, 21G, 21L, A7B, A9A, B5A, D4E1, E16A2, E16B2, etc. In the past, they had written their own sorting algorithm for a Crystal Report and so the cycle count applications dashboard that was replacing the report would also need items sorted into these bins. The issue we had to overcome is that .NET does not have a built-in sorting algorithm for an alpha-numeric values. There are basic algorithms which can handle the sorting of a list of numbers or a list of strings. In our case however, we needed to account for both letters and numbers, with a list of varying degrees of length in each of its items.
A nutritional supplement distributor with a Magento eCommerce website was looking to solve two business issues: (1) to improve their warehouse order fulfillment process by providing better access to customer order data, and (2) to obtain a better understanding of sales data and trends. The stock reports within Magento were not adequate and so they desired to have reports that would allow them to make better decisions based on current sales data. Since we have a unique team of developers with extensive experience with the Magento platform and it's MySQL database platform as well as Crystal Reports developers who specialize in custom reporting from a wide range of databases, ERPs and other applications, this client approached us to determine what could be done.
Updated September 14, 2016
One of our Epicor 9 clients, a Northeast Ohio manufacturing company, wanted to essentially completely re-design the Epicor 9 MES. That task was going to involve creating 156 different buttons and reassigning their function. In addition, they wanted the ability to easily re-assign the buttons to fit their future needs.
A North-east Ohio manufacturing company implementing Epicor 9.05.700 wanted an ‘auto-logout’ feature added to Epicor's manufacturing execution system (MES) so that if an employee left themselves logged in and walked away from the terminal, after 60 seconds it would log them out. Even though this sounds simple enough it was actually a bit more complex than was expected.
Over the past 5 years, SaberLogic has provided many different extensions and add-on's to the Infor VISUAL Enterprise/Manufacturing ERP system. We are now announcing the establishment of a new website that is dedicated to the promotion and support of one of those extensions, VE Mobile.
SaberLogic and BPI have had an extraordinary relationship over the past 8 years, and we are pleased to announce further changes to enhance and strengthen that relationship. For more information about the changes and how customers of both organizations will benefit, please read our official press release.
If you would like to restrict at a user level which users are allowed to post credit memos a very simple BPM can be established to control this. This is an example of the many practical ways simple BPMs can be utilized within Epicor® to modify system behavior.