2024 M3UA Benelux Conference

This is the annual M3 User Association Benelux Conference, probably the biggest dedicated Infor M3/CloudSuite event in the region every year.

We expect nearly 200 attendees to join us at a new venue this year, the newly refurbished Van Der Valk Hotel in Haarlem, only a short distance from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

This year, amongst the usual M3/CloudSuite Roadmap Updates, Guest Speakers and User Case studies,  we have a number of workshops scheduled focussing on topics our members identified as important to them.

Come along and share your challenges, ask your questions, learn from your peers and from the attending subject matter experts. 

The conference takes place on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October with a networking dinner buffet for all our attendees on the evening of the 15th. Spend time with other M3 users, representatives of our exhibiting sponsors and with experts from Infor. Build your M3/CloudSuite network and discover something new!

The M3UA Benelux Conference is FREE for all members and for approved guest M3 Users. Register NOW to secure your place.

Useful Information

Event Date(s)
15/10/2024
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16/10/2024
Event Type
Conference, User Group Meeting
Event Location(s)
Van Der Valk Hotel Haarlem
Event contents

Headline Sponsor

Original Software

originalsoftware.com

Original Software exists to help your organization meet the testing challenges facing you today – and the ones that will come tomorrow. 

Original Software has been delivering unrivalled testing solutions for over 25 years across all industries. More than just a set of products and services, they help customers evolve their testing strategy.

Location & Venue

Event Overview

Register now to join us at what should be the largest dedicated Infor M3/CloudSuite event that will take place in the Benelux region.

The conference agenda includes presentation sessions from Infor, from sponsoring Vendors, from M3 Users and more.

Included this year are a number of Workshop sessions that will enable participants to dive deeper into topics such as Use Cases for AI, Extensibility tools and No-Code Changes to M3, Sustainability and CSRD Legislation and more.

With exhibiting sponsors from the M3/CloudSuite eco-system it’s the easiest way for M3/CloudSuite customers to get a full update on everything to do with Infor M3.

Come along and hear from other M3/CloudSuite users in our “User Perspective” sessions. Everything from Implementation Projects, Cloud Migrations, Roll-Outs, to M3 Enhancement and Integration projects. Take the opportunity to learn from the real life experiences of your peers.

The M3UA Conference is the best opportunity each year to build or reinforce your M3 network. Explore the capabilities of our sponsoring exhibitors, get to know members who can share the lessons they have learned and the experience they have gained, identify the subject matter experts who can share their knowledge and help you on your M3/CloudSuite journey.

Thanks to the support of the M3UA’s sponsoring Vendor Members, the event is FREE to attend for ALL members AND approved guest M3/CloudSuite users. Register now to secure your seat.  Don’t forget to invite your colleagues!

Event Agenda

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Exhibition Area
Haarlem 13/14/15
Haarlem 10
Haarlem 12
Haarlem 16
15:00

M3UA Conference Welcome & Keynote

M3UA Steering Committee

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VP Industry & Solution Strategy, Marketing (Global)
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General Manager
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Head of IT
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M3 Project Manager
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Global VP Information Technology
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IT Business Partner
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Head of IT Applications & Business Solutions
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Solutions Architect
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Director Master Data Management & Data Migration
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CIO
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The M3 User Association (M3UA) is an independent non-profit organisation formed by M3 user companies, for M3 user companies. The M3UA exists to enable and encourage information and knowledge exchange between its members, and to represent their interests in all matters concerning their Infor M3 ERP solution. The M3UA Vision: Remain an independent association that is recognised for the significant value it provides all its members; Create and improve events and content that help members acquire knowledge and experience relating to M3 more quickly; Develop the M3UA culture of active participation, respect and trust, making it easier for members to share knowledge and experience; Recognise and celebrate the contribution of members who add significant value to the M3UA; Continue growing M3UA membership to increase the association’s collective knowledge and experience of M3; Consolidate member opinions and use them to influence changes in products and services for the benefit of all M3 Users. Fully supported by Infor, the M3UA organises conferences, seminars, training courses, workshops, and special interest group meetings to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among members, with Infor, and with the broader M3 community.
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A welcome to the conference and an update on everything that has been happening at the M3 User Association since we last met.

15:30

Cross-industry innovation: break silo thinking, collaborate & innovate smarter!

Ramon Vullings

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Speaker & IdeaDJ
Ramon is an engaging keynote speaker, author, cross-industry expert & ideaDJ. Ramon speaks about bringing the outside world in and why remixing of ideas cross-sector is a smart strategy in this digital era.
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The M3 User Association (M3UA) is an independent non-profit organisation formed by M3 user companies, for M3 user companies. The M3UA exists to enable and encourage information and knowledge exchange between its members, and to represent their interests in all matters concerning their Infor M3 ERP solution. The M3UA Vision: Remain an independent association that is recognised for the significant value it provides all its members; Create and improve events and content that help members acquire knowledge and experience relating to M3 more quickly; Develop the M3UA culture of active participation, respect and trust, making it easier for members to share knowledge and experience; Recognise and celebrate the contribution of members who add significant value to the M3UA; Continue growing M3UA membership to increase the association’s collective knowledge and experience of M3; Consolidate member opinions and use them to influence changes in products and services for the benefit of all M3 Users. Fully supported by Infor, the M3UA organises conferences, seminars, training courses, workshops, and special interest group meetings to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among members, with Infor, and with the broader M3 community.
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Businesses and Society constantly face new challenges. Cross-over cooperation between silos and sectors is crucial to finding solutions and needs a new discipline: cross-industry innovation.

This is a clever way to jump-start your innovation efforts by drawing analogies and transferring approaches between contexts, beyond the borders of your own industry, sector, area, business unit or domain.

 

Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and equipped with the tools to unlock the untapped potential within and beyond your industry.

– Understand that cross-over innovation works on multiple levels
– Gain insights into the strategic benefits of looking outside your silo, BU, sector… for new approaches
– Get to use 2 concrete cross-industry tools
– See that everybody (on all levels in an organisation) can think and act cross-industry

 

Based on his international ERP & CRM consulting experience at Coopers & Lybrand and later PwC Consulting, Ramon can relate to the complexities and opportunities in corporate environments.

He is the author of 4 management books on applied creativity & innovation. His book: “Not Invented Here: cross-industry innovation” has already been translated into 5 languages and with over 60,000 copies sold, it’s a true management bestseller. Ramon is also chairman of the (not for profit) European Association for Creativity & Innovation (EACI).

Besides his work as international speaker and innovation consultant, Ramon is an executive professor at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, the Antwerp Management School and at the IE Executive Education from IE Business School in Madrid.

16 :30

M3 Finance & Legislative Updates including Shared Services & e-Invoicing

Dick Van Roosmalen, Infor 

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The M3 User Association (M3UA) is an independent non-profit organisation formed by M3 user companies, for M3 user companies. The M3UA exists to enable and encourage information and knowledge exchange between its members, and to represent their interests in all matters concerning their Infor M3 ERP solution. The M3UA Vision: Remain an independent association that is recognised for the significant value it provides all its members; Create and improve events and content that help members acquire knowledge and experience relating to M3 more quickly; Develop the M3UA culture of active participation, respect and trust, making it easier for members to share knowledge and experience; Recognise and celebrate the contribution of members who add significant value to the M3UA; Continue growing M3UA membership to increase the association’s collective knowledge and experience of M3; Consolidate member opinions and use them to influence changes in products and services for the benefit of all M3 Users. Fully supported by Infor, the M3UA organises conferences, seminars, training courses, workshops, and special interest group meetings to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among members, with Infor, and with the broader M3 community.
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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.
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Exploration of challenges in M3 Finance including updates on upcoming Legislative Changes.

WORKSHOP – M3 Extensibility Tools & No-Code Changes

Host: Fons Van Aert, CRH
Expert: TBC

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The M3 User Association (M3UA) is an independent non-profit organisation formed by M3 user companies, for M3 user companies. The M3UA exists to enable and encourage information and knowledge exchange between its members, and to represent their interests in all matters concerning their Infor M3 ERP solution. The M3UA Vision: Remain an independent association that is recognised for the significant value it provides all its members; Create and improve events and content that help members acquire knowledge and experience relating to M3 more quickly; Develop the M3UA culture of active participation, respect and trust, making it easier for members to share knowledge and experience; Recognise and celebrate the contribution of members who add significant value to the M3UA; Continue growing M3UA membership to increase the association’s collective knowledge and experience of M3; Consolidate member opinions and use them to influence changes in products and services for the benefit of all M3 Users. Fully supported by Infor, the M3UA organises conferences, seminars, training courses, workshops, and special interest group meetings to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among members, with Infor, and with the broader M3 community.
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Exploration and discussion of how members can leverage the Infor Extensibility tools, and how they can make no-code changes to avoid upgrade challenges

17:30

FREE TIME

18:00

Conference Networking Dinner

08:40

M3 & CloudSuite Roadmap Update

Madeleine Van Dijk – Product Director, Infor

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.
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Update on development of M3 and CloudSuite products from Infor Product Management.

09:20

Sponsor Introductions

Martin Hill, M3UA

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The M3 User Association (M3UA) is an independent non-profit organisation formed by M3 user companies, for M3 user companies. The M3UA exists to enable and encourage information and knowledge exchange between its members, and to represent their interests in all matters concerning their Infor M3 ERP solution. The M3UA Vision: Remain an independent association that is recognised for the significant value it provides all its members; Create and improve events and content that help members acquire knowledge and experience relating to M3 more quickly; Develop the M3UA culture of active participation, respect and trust, making it easier for members to share knowledge and experience; Recognise and celebrate the contribution of members who add significant value to the M3UA; Continue growing M3UA membership to increase the association’s collective knowledge and experience of M3; Consolidate member opinions and use them to influence changes in products and services for the benefit of all M3 Users. Fully supported by Infor, the M3UA organises conferences, seminars, training courses, workshops, and special interest group meetings to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among members, with Infor, and with the broader M3 community.
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Meet the Exhibiting Sponsors and plan your networking time. A conference tradition, the “speed intro’s”.

09:40

COFFEE & Networking Break

Haarlem 10

Haarlem 12

Haarlem 16

10:10

Novacura – Apps to Streamline your Warehouse Management, Shopfloor Reporting, Maintenance, and more

Ergino Kastrati – Sales Manager, Novacura

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Novacura is a software company that has been providing solutions to various industries for almost 20 years. We have offices in 10 countries around the world. We offer a low-code platform called Novacura Flow. With Novacura Flow, customers can build their ERP applications, connect them to their Infor system and expand its capabilities. Our platform is often used to streamline processes in manufacturing, logistics (warehousing and transportation), service, maintenance and project management. It offers a native mobile user interface, portal-class reports, and an integration engine. Novacura Flow has dedicated connectors for Infor systems (Infor M3, Infor M3 Cloud). It is also equipped with a set of ready-made applications for Infor M3, that customers can use or treat as templates for building their applications.
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During the presentation, we will show a package of applications dedicated to expanding Infor M3 systems (Infor 13.4 or Infor Cloud). These applications are dedicated to supporting core process areas, such as warehouse management, shop floor reporting, quality management, field service, maintenance, or administration.

Our expert is going to refer to the customer case of successfully replacing the Merit Portal with the Novacura Flow applications.

Our apps have been created to improve standard Infor capabilities by offering a fully mobile, very effective, and intuitive user interface. Our apps are also deeply integrated with Infor M3 systems – thanks to the specialized Infor connectors, all the business data is constantly exchanged with the Infor database (via official API), so the applications can be treated as an alternative user interface for Infor users. But there is one more important advantage of our applications: all of them have been created as low-code applications, so customers can independently modify them or build new ones, by simply drawing process diagrams (instead of using programming code).

Medius – Take Infor M3 beyond automation to autonomous invoice processing with Medius

Ludvig Johansson – VP Sales Western Europe, Medius

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Medius links invoice capture, processing, and payment to replace the worry and wondering of managing AP with calm and confidence. With one look at a demo, you will see how Medius solutions turn endless email, PDF, and paper invoices into a simple, secure, automated process – but that’s just the beginning. Medius goes far beyond basic automation by using artificial intelligence to do the work. Bring the same level of speed and accuracy to every invoice – using a combination of intelligent technologies to electronically capture, digitize, process, and pay invoices regardless of their format. Your business will get the transparency you need to see exactly what’s pending and what’s paid, so you can be confident your forecasts are accurate and there’s virtually no chance of fraud from external or internal sources. And you won’t have to worry about high implementation costs and consultants, because you will start seeing the value immediately and the innovation won’t stop. Finally, avoid the time and cost of Infor M3 integration with pre-packaged, certified, fully managed Infor M3 connector that provides a seamless deployment with no effort or risk. Learn more at medius.com.
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According to Ardent Partners, 47% of finance leaders feel that invoice/payment approvals take too long, while 45% believe there’s a high percentage of exceptions. Medius puts intelligent technologies like AI and machine learning to work, turning emails, PDF, and paper invoices into secure, autonomous processes. And with our certified connector for Infor M3, integration is already done. In this session learn how autonomous invoice processing can improve all of AP while easing your workload.

Sponsor – Vince

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Vince was formed by former consultants from Infor and Lawson who came together with a single aim in mind: to make ERP (M3) better. Having worked with Infor M3 for many years, we recognized the common challenges and pain-points users were facing on a daily basis, as well as several missed opportunities to make M3 even more capable and intuitive. We decided to act, combining our wealth of M3 experience with an unparalleled knowledge of cutting-edge technology to develop a suite of applications designed to transform Infor M3 into the most powerful, flexible and user-friendly ERP solution available anywhere on the market. Today, we have 3 world class applications that make M3 life easy: VXL – Makes MS Excel the interface on top of M3 VSE – Makes Security in M3 easy by 360 degree, AD integration, API security and Segregation of duty VBU – Makes M3 proactive by monitoring of all relevant data in the business flow
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10:40

M3 & MES: Your connected enterprise

Brandon Billingham –  Director Software Development, Infor

Chris Gibson – Director Consulting, Infor

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

An overview of the Infor MES and M3 integrations and how they can bring value to your shopfloor by providing advanced functionality in the following areas: Production, Inventory, Quality, Maintenance, Tooling and Energy.

User Perspective – Infor Cloudsuite Implementation: Strategies for Successful Team Placement

Christiaan Spikker-Hogenkamp – Coordinator Digitalisering & IT, Synerlogic

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Synerlogic develops, produces and distributes ingredients, (feed) additives, basic chemicals and detergents and disinfectants. For this purpose, Synerlogic has its own modern production facility, R&D, laboratory and several warehouses at its disposal. Both the complete process and the products meet all legal requirements such as ISO, HACCP, GMP+ and Responsible Care

This User Perspective presentation focusses on the importance of carefully selecting and positioning team members to ensure an effective implementation of Infor Cloudsuite.

11:10 Infor EPM Update

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

Overview of Infor EPM and news of recent developments

11:10 User Perspective Session – Huuskes

Gerben Oosterhold – Manager Business Control & Finance, Huuskes

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Addressing a real business challenge with M3 and Medius

WORKSHOP – Considerations and Use Cases for AI

Host: Rosalyn Donnelly, C&D Foods

Expert:Prabhath Dasanayake, Fortude

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Fortude is a global enterprise solutions company, that delivers digital solutions that matter to its customers around the world. The company’s enterprise digital services capability spans across ERP, integrations, application development, data analytics, managed services, automation, and digital advisory. Fortude has offices in the US, Canada, UK, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore and Australia and partners with several large global technology, cloud, and automation product companies.
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Exploration and discussion of how members are exploring the opportunity to leverage AI with M3/CloudSuite.

11:40

Using Data Fabric Today

Jason Brandon – Principal Solution Architect, Infor

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

Infor Data Fabric

User Perspective – Using AI to improve Software Testing

Coen Zwep – IT Director, Rexel

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Discover how Rexel use AI to generate test scripts for the M3 Cloud releases. Through live demonstration, witness how this reduces a lot of work for end-users. 

12:10 Infor Carefor & Customer Success Updates

Andraya Clare – International Managed Services Director, Infor
Peter Thornton – Director, Support Operations, Infor

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

Update on the Infor Carefor and Customer Success programs, plus launch details of the new Infor Customer Portal.

12:10 What’s NEW in Supply Chain Planning & Demand Management

Jerry Bolton – VP Supply Chain Planning, Info

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

An update on new developments like real time integrated Demand Forecasting for M3, Network Visualization with Root Cause Analysis and Cost Based Scenario Comparisons.

Suitable for anyone interested in Demand, Supply and Inventory Planning and S&OP.

Sustainability and CSRD Legislation – How do you comply?

Host: Rosalyn Donnelly, C&D Foods

Expert: Dick Van Roosmalen – Director, Solution Consulting, Infor

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.
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Exploration and discussion of how members are managing their sustainability obligations and compliance with CSRD regulations.

12:40

LUNCH & Networking Break

13:40

Sharing a bed with Infor

Colin Armitage – CEO, Original Software

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Software testing and Quality Management solutions. Keep pace with the increasing rate of change from your Infor platform whether CloudSuite or on-premise and remove the risk by getting visibility of the impact across all your integrated applications and user interfaces e.g. SmartOffice, H5 Client, and Ming.le. Our solutions include: UAT that ensures you deliver software 60% faster Intelligent and dynamic manual testing. Truly code-free test automation with no need for specialist programmers. Complete regression testing with 100% coverage ensuring zero bugs reaching production. Advanced Quality Management uniting all aspects of software application lifecycle management, from requirements through to deployment. We forge strong partnerships with our customers and work to ensure our solutions are a success within their businesses, generating ROI in weeks not months.
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Thanks to the cloud the way your ERP works is changing, but what about the wider changes that come with migrating to the cloud? Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software, explores how the dynamics of the relationship between customers and vendors changes as your solution moves to the cloud.

14:00

AI & ML at Infor
Hein Kivits – Country Manager Benelux, Infor
Vignesh Subramanian – VP Product Management, Infor

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.
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Enterprises can’t ignore AI. Yesterday’s science fiction is now essential technology for maximizing business efficiency, decision-making, and innovation.  Infor are pioneering this new frontier and leading the pack.

Infor OS’ Machine Learning platform drives powerful insights, predictions, and recommendations for customers. And now with Infor OS’ new Gen AI platform, customers can produce more with less to rapidly leverage insights from their software.

Join Infor’s Vignesh Subramanian, VP, Product Management of Technology, and Mark Hughes, VP, Sales to learn how AI technology empowers your business to solve real-world problems and stay ahead in the marketplace.

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Haarlem 16

14:40

Accure – Output Done Right

Ian Linekrans – Operations Manager, Accure
Henrik Billgren – Board member and Senior Advisor, Accure

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Accure is a Software developer for Output Management for M3, with 30 years’ experience of Movex / M3. Accure develops and supports Cloud Suite for M3 Output Management, as well as label, archive, and report solutions. Supports all Movex/M3 versions and all types of output (StreamFiles, Xml files, ION files, etc.) from on-premises to Cloud, M3CE. Accure are an Infor partner in Europe for Consultancy services for Output Management and develops M3 Report Manager that is sold by Infor for M3.
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We have introduced a global and cloud-based service for all output management. Learn more about how your organisation can make a fast and safe move to Accure Cloud Suite for M3 and save time and money. 

FellowPro: The future of IDP, Intelligent Document Processing

Holger Arenz – CEO, FellowPro
Paul Fischer – CRO, FellowPro

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Say goodbye to time-consuming manual processes and automate your document processing easily with DocBits. From Purchase to Payment or other complex document types can be easily automated without IT Knowledge. The easy training and AI swarm intelligence enable fast results at a high level, not just for header data but for line items in table extraction. The seamless Infor integration with the Infor BODs allows for automating the entire process with validation and export. Reduce time and costs very fast and effectively with DocBits (IDP)!
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The possibilities for optimizing your ERP through OCR document capture, digitalization and fully automated processing of incoming documents are enormous! Unfortunately, promises have always been made – but not really kept. This is now changing with DocBits for Infor incl. PO matching, auto accounting, approval workflow and so much more.

Sponsor – Fortude

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15:10

Infor Developer Portal & Marketplace

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

The Developer Portal serves as the central hub for Infor OS platform developers, offering a one-stop-shop for system integrations, machine learning models, business intelligence, RPA, and the development of new applications.

It provides a thorough overview of Infor OS services and more, presenting a set of best practices, an extensive array of tutorials and step-by-step guides that facilitate content creation and code samples. 

F&B update on Lots, Sub-Lots and Packaging Composition

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

Update on the management of Lots and Sub-lots in M3 primarily for the F&B Industry, plus news of development in Packaging Composition.

15:40 M3 UX with Experience Designer & Portals

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

Improving the M3 User Experience with Experience Designer and Portals.

15:40 Mobile Strategy & Factory Track Update

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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.

Update on the Infor M3 mobile strategy and continued development of Infor Factory Track

Sales Order Management in M3

Host: Martin Hill, M3UA

Expert: Anita Davies, Infor

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The M3 User Association (M3UA) is an independent non-profit organisation formed by M3 user companies, for M3 user companies. The M3UA exists to enable and encourage information and knowledge exchange between its members, and to represent their interests in all matters concerning their Infor M3 ERP solution. The M3UA Vision: Remain an independent association that is recognised for the significant value it provides all its members; Create and improve events and content that help members acquire knowledge and experience relating to M3 more quickly; Develop the M3UA culture of active participation, respect and trust, making it easier for members to share knowledge and experience; Recognise and celebrate the contribution of members who add significant value to the M3UA; Continue growing M3UA membership to increase the association’s collective knowledge and experience of M3; Consolidate member opinions and use them to influence changes in products and services for the benefit of all M3 Users. Fully supported by Infor, the M3UA organises conferences, seminars, training courses, workshops, and special interest group meetings to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among members, with Infor, and with the broader M3 community.
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Extend asset life and increase efficiency and save one hour per day per technician! CloudSuite™ EAM is best-in-class asset management software that helps digitize and optimize maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique industry challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customization, CloudSuite EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform as organizations change and grow. And through our Infor OS technology, seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.!! Highlights • Maximize the reliability and performance of assets • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations • Streamline purchasing and procurement • Track labor costs and reduce downtime • Seamless integrated with your M3 Solution.
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Tips & Tricks session exploring the use of more challenging aspects of M3 Sales Order Management functionality.

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TEA & Networking Break

16:30

Conference Close & Prize Draws

Keynote Speakers

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Madeleine Van Dijk
Infor
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Product Director CloudSuite (Fashion)
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Hein Kivits
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Ramon is an engaging keynote speaker, author, cross-industry expert & ideaDJ. Ramon speaks about bringing the outside world in and why remixing of ideas cross-sector is a smart strategy in this digital era.

Event Sponsors

Diamond

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Software testing and Quality Management solutions. Keep pace with the increasing rate of change from your Infor platform whether CloudSuite or on-premise and remove the risk by getting visibility of the impact across all your integrated applications and user interfaces e.g. SmartOffice, H5 Client, and Ming.le. Our solutions include: UAT that ensures you deliver software 60% faster Intelligent and dynamic manual testing. Truly code-free test automation with no need for specialist programmers. Complete regression testing with 100% coverage ensuring zero bugs reaching production. Advanced Quality Management uniting all aspects of software application lifecycle management, from requirements through to deployment. We forge strong partnerships with our customers and work to ensure our solutions are a success within their businesses, generating ROI in weeks not months.
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Fortude is a global enterprise solutions company, that delivers digital solutions that matter to its customers around the world. The company’s enterprise digital services capability spans across ERP, integrations, application development, data analytics, managed services, automation, and digital advisory. Fortude has offices in the US, Canada, UK, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore and Australia and partners with several large global technology, cloud, and automation product companies.
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Medius links invoice capture, processing, and payment to replace the worry and wondering of managing AP with calm and confidence. With one look at a demo, you will see how Medius solutions turn endless email, PDF, and paper invoices into a simple, secure, automated process – but that’s just the beginning. Medius goes far beyond basic automation by using artificial intelligence to do the work. Bring the same level of speed and accuracy to every invoice – using a combination of intelligent technologies to electronically capture, digitize, process, and pay invoices regardless of their format. Your business will get the transparency you need to see exactly what’s pending and what’s paid, so you can be confident your forecasts are accurate and there’s virtually no chance of fraud from external or internal sources. And you won’t have to worry about high implementation costs and consultants, because you will start seeing the value immediately and the innovation won’t stop. Finally, avoid the time and cost of Infor M3 integration with pre-packaged, certified, fully managed Infor M3 connector that provides a seamless deployment with no effort or risk. Learn more at medius.com.
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Vince was formed by former consultants from Infor and Lawson who came together with a single aim in mind: to make ERP (M3) better. Having worked with Infor M3 for many years, we recognized the common challenges and pain-points users were facing on a daily basis, as well as several missed opportunities to make M3 even more capable and intuitive. We decided to act, combining our wealth of M3 experience with an unparalleled knowledge of cutting-edge technology to develop a suite of applications designed to transform Infor M3 into the most powerful, flexible and user-friendly ERP solution available anywhere on the market. Today, we have 3 world class applications that make M3 life easy: VXL – Makes MS Excel the interface on top of M3 VSE – Makes Security in M3 easy by 360 degree, AD integration, API security and Segregation of duty VBU – Makes M3 proactive by monitoring of all relevant data in the business flow
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Accure is a Software developer for Output Management for M3, with 30 years’ experience of Movex / M3. Accure develops and supports Cloud Suite for M3 Output Management, as well as label, archive, and report solutions. Supports all Movex/M3 versions and all types of output (StreamFiles, Xml files, ION files, etc.) from on-premises to Cloud, M3CE. Accure are an Infor partner in Europe for Consultancy services for Output Management and develops M3 Report Manager that is sold by Infor for M3.
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Novacura is a software company that has been providing solutions to various industries for almost 20 years. We have offices in 10 countries around the world. We offer a low-code platform called Novacura Flow. With Novacura Flow, customers can build their ERP applications, connect them to their Infor system and expand its capabilities. Our platform is often used to streamline processes in manufacturing, logistics (warehousing and transportation), service, maintenance and project management. It offers a native mobile user interface, portal-class reports, and an integration engine. Novacura Flow has dedicated connectors for Infor systems (Infor M3, Infor M3 Cloud). It is also equipped with a set of ready-made applications for Infor M3, that customers can use or treat as templates for building their applications.
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Say goodbye to time-consuming manual processes and automate your document processing easily with DocBits. From Purchase to Payment or other complex document types can be easily automated without IT Knowledge. The easy training and AI swarm intelligence enable fast results at a high level, not just for header data but for line items in table extraction. The seamless Infor integration with the Infor BODs allows for automating the entire process with validation and export. Reduce time and costs very fast and effectively with DocBits (IDP)!
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Anthesis Ltd is a global Infor Gold Channel, Services and Alliance Partner. With customers in over 30 countries, Anthesis sells, implements, and supports Infor M3 and CloudSuite ERP software. With an aligned network of more than 150 trusted and respected professionals providing over 20,000 days of technical and functional consultancy around the globe each year, Anthesis helps businesses release the value of their Infor Enterprise Applications. Their greatest asset is the expert team of specialists they've developed over the years who define the solutions they offer.
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Apex Systems are a Global Infor Alliance and Channel consultancy partner, Apex have one of largest teams of Infor Certified Technical and Functional consultants. Our strategic partnership with Infor significantly expands to implementations, development, and managed services resources for Infor customers across all geographies. Apex Infor portfolio consists of, M3 on Premise, M3 Cloudsuite (Food & Beverage, Distribution, Equipment & Service and Manufacturing), Infor Edge Products as an example PLM, Birst, SWB, HCM, WFM, WMS and Factory Track. In addition Apex have a unique partnership with ISPNext to provide OCR services. In summary Apex Partnership benefits customers by facilitating faster deployments and providing greater access to not only our experienced but Infor certified consultants, which can support your organisations in enhancing your use on the Infor product suite.
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One Step Ahead with Business Spend Management ISPnext directly increases the financial impact of more than 395 organizations by providing our Business Spend Management solutions. Realize cost savings, automate invoice processing, improve supplier relations and reduce risks for the entire organization with one platform: Business Spend Management (BSM). With our solutions you secure the entire Source-to-Pay process and achieve sustainable operations in no time. Our intelligent end-to-end portfolio consists of: Vendor Management, Sourcing, Contract Management, Procurement, AP Automation and Spend Analytics. With ISPnext, you add a state-of-the-art streamlined Source-to-Pay solution to your organization. "Intelligent Source-to-Pay"
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Phocas Software is a cloud-based business planning and analytics platform offering fully integrated solutions for Analytics, Budgets & Forecasts, Financial Statements and Rebates. These solutions integrate with your Infor system and work seamlessly together to help businesses gain valuable insights and make better decisions. Phocas makes people feel good about data because it is easy to use. All customers can collate and understand the key numbers critical to their work without the help of IT or a technical expert. Phocas has a low barrier to entry, reduces layers of data, decreases administration costs, and allows everyone within an organisation to understand financial performance better and act on it. Phocas changes the way people think and work and allows you to be decisive and more confident in your decision-making. Phocas integrates directly with your Infor ERP, providing you with a single platform for business intelligence and financial planning + analysis. Each Phocas product works smoothly together, helping you carry out deeper analysis and data-driven planning with confidence. • All your data in one place: Phocas pulls data from your Infor ERP and any other sources into one centralized platform. Making it faster and easier to access and analyze all your data together. • Self-serve analytics: An intuitive, easy-to-use interface empowers technical and non-technical users to build and customize datasets, reports, and dashboards – not just the data experts. • Leading, modern technology: Built on cutting edge technology, Phocas Financial Statements and Phocas Budgets & Forecasts keep pace with evolving user needs, offering regular product updates and new features. • High performance: Phocas Suite handles vast amounts of data while maintaining fast, reliable performance. Delivering lighting fast loading times, regardless of transactional data volume stored.
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iPCC specializes in providing the Infor M3 and Infor Industry CloudSuites enterprise management software for the Polish market. Within the scope of our services there are: deployment, after-deployment care, operational help, solution audits, database audits, software outsourcing and hosting, as well as consulting and education within tools and methods of business improvement. Our team of specialists has grown out of long-lasting work experience with the Movex system (previous version of Infor M3), owned by the Lawson corporation. In 2008, when Infor acquired Lawson, we created a company which, as an Infor partner, has been delivering Infor ERP software (Infor M3,Infor Industry CloudSuites). Right now around 90 customers in Poland and abroad cooperate with us within our Infor M3 know-how. Project services: • standard implementation, • rollouts, • upgrades, • improvement (implementation of additional modules), • Polish-specific implementation, • modifications (programing), • integration with other systems, • operational help services. Tailor-made solutions for Infor M3: Our implementations are often tailor-made to suit to our customers’ needs as much as possible. Examples of such solutions: • purchasing of oil seeds (program that allows third-party users to gather data that is later sent to M3, also includes custom invoicing methods), • management of fat and protein balance in dairy factory, • flow management for saw mills which includes: sorting logs, sawing logs, drying, • modification that allows counting of points for Forest Stewardship Counsil certificates (for all wood-oriented. Modifications for the Polish market: When operating in a new country, companies are required to comply with local laws and regulations for their daily business transactions and operations. At iPCC, our goal is to support our customers throughout this process. We do this by offering country versions to help customers with localization. We use the experience gathered from our many customer installations in Poland. Functional changes can be unique to a country. Alternatively, a standard function can be configured to fulfill a legal requirement in a country. In some cases, the changes can be a combination of both. A list of the changes and configurations that fulfill the legal and regulatory demands in Poland can be found below: • fixed and current assets, • acounting (GL, AR, AP), • tax management (including JPK/SAF-T), • KSeF support (the National e-Invoice System) • split payment, • white list, • petty cash.
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