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2024 M3UA UK Conference

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M3UA conferences offer members of the Infor M3/CloudSuite eco-system the perfect opportunity to get an update on product development and direction, investigate complementary solutions and services, share knowledge and experience, and build the personal and professional network that helps deliver project success.

Agenda, Speakers and Sponsors are still being confirmed so please check back regularly.

Event Date(s)
16/04/2024
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17/04/2024
Event Location(s)
Hilton Manchester Deansgate
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Headline Sponsor

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.

Location & Venue

Event Overview

The 2024 M3 User Association UK conference will take place on the 16th and 17th April at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Deansgate.

With a change to a fresh new venue right in the centre of Manchester, this year also introduces changes to the agenda to increase attendee interaction, participation and networking. Attendees will be able to join Workshops, round table discussions and presentations.

As the agenda develops details will be shared on this page. Make sure you mark your diary so you don’t miss out on the biggest dedicated M3/CloudSuite event of the year.


The conference is free to attend for all M3UA Members and for approved guest M3/CloudSuite users.


All attendees are invited to attend the Networking Dinner in Cloud23, the Hilton’s Sky Bar which tops the hotel and has 360 degree views of Manchester. The networking event takes place on on the evening of the 16th April.


Time spent during the conference in the exhibition area during breaks, and in Cloud23 at the evening event, provide a great opportunity to network with other M3 / CloudSuite Users, Suppliers and Infor experts.

Keynote Speakers

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Magnus Tallqvist
Infor
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Chief Architect M3 Solution
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Madeleine Van Dijk
Infor
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Product Director CloudSuite (Fashion)
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Colin Strang
Fortude
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Global Vice President - Pre Sales
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Dave Coplin
The Envisioners Ltd.
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Chief Envisioning Officer
For over 25 years, Dave Coplin has provided strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on a modern society in order to help organisations and individuals envision the full potential that technology has to offer.
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Phil Le-Brun
Amazon Web Services
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Enterprise Strategist
Phil is Director of Enterprise Strategy and Evangelism at AWS working with enterprise executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their time to their customers.
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Mark Hughes
Infor
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VP Sales & Country Manager UK & I
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Vignesh Subramanian
Infor
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VP, Product Management
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Janindu De Silva
Fortude
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Chief Operating Officer – UK/Europe
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Event Agenda

Key:
Networking Area
Deansgate 3
Rooms 2-4
Boardroom
09:00

M3 User Association AGM
(M3UA Members Only)

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General Manager
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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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Includes Association Activity report, Membership report, Financial Report and the election of officers.

This session is restricted to members of the M3UA only.

09:30

M3UA Conference Welcome & Keynote
Martin Hill, M3UA General Manager

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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 M3UA UK Conference 2024, a summary of M3UA activity past and future, and the introduction of our sponsors.

09:45

AI & ML at Infor
Mark Hughes – Country Manager UK & I, 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.

10:30

Conference Sponsor Introductions

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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 quick introduction to all the sponsors supporting the conference.

10:50

Coffee & Networking Break

11:20

Fortude – CloudSuite & Beyond: Re-envisioning your Digital Transformation Journey

Janindu De Silva – COO UK/Europe, Fortude

Colin Strang – Global Vice President – Pre Sales, 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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Your Infor implementation is just the start of your digital transformation journey. In this session, you will hear from our practice leads on how an Infor implementation can lay the foundation for greater digitalization with a sound data strategy, optimized processes with automation, and the ability to thrive in an AI-driven environment. As an organization that delivers digital solutions that matter to customers around the world and in a variety of industries, we will take a deep dive into customer stories that highlight digital transformation that progresses from an Infor CloudSuite implementation to a fully synchronized digital enterprise.

11:40

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 M3 in general, developments completed for feature release in 2024 across all M3 CloudSuites, plus insight into the future roadmap.

12:10

Everyone is a leader;  Everyone is an innovator

Guest Speaker: Phil Le-Brun,  Enterprise Strategist – AWS

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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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Phil Le-Brun works with enterprise executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their time to their customers.

The only things that hold most organisations back are imagination and skills. The technology to innovate is widely available, and yet the average organization still struggles to innovate and take a leadership position in their industry. In this session, Phil Le-Brun, a director of Enterprise Strategy and former corporate VP at McDonald’s Corporation, dives into patterns and anti-patterns that enable companies to innovate and define their future. The role of modern technology and data will be covered, with clarity brought to what this ephemeral cloud is. But given us people are often the harder element to change, he will dive into typical ways organisations accidentally sabotage their own efforts. Stories from Phil’s background in one of the largest companies in the world, along with customer examples covering supply chains, manufacturing, sports and more.

13:20

LUNCH & Networking Break

14:30

CloudSuite Configuration Manager

Mike Fletcher – Product Director, Infor
Vignesh Subramanian – VP Product Management, Infor

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Mike worked 10 years in Manufacturing for an M3 Customer and now has over 15 years with Lawson/Infor as part of Implementation Consulting Solution Architect, Solution Consulting Director; now M3 Product Management.
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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 the CloudSuite Configuration Manager capabilities

15:00 C&D Foods – A Non-IT Perspective on Managing M3 Implementation

Orla Colohan – Head of Programme Management, C&D Foods

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The inside story from a real M3/CloudSuite user taking responsibility for an M3 system for the first time.

Vince – Thinking Outside the Box

Janne Kinghed – CTO, 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

How Vince can help turn M3 and CloudSuite constraints into possibilities

15:00 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.

M3 Finance and Legislative Changes Update/Workshop

Host: Arnoud Roebers, Intersnack
Expert: Dick Van Roosmalen – Director, Solution Consulting, 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.

15:30

Enterprise Process Automation

Natalia Ptasztek – Product Manager, 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.

Infor Enterprise Automation brings Artificial Intelligence (AI), Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Infor Document Processor (IDP) together to automate complex business processes. It focuses on data, labour, and decision-centric automations, enhancing overall operational efficiency.

It’s not just technology tools, but a content library with ready-to-deploy use cases. Learn all about this holistic approach to Technology – Process – People in this session.

16:00 Enterprise Automation Developer Portal

Vignesh Subramanian – VP Product Management, Infor
Natalia Ptasztek – Product Manager, 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.

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. 

Accure World Class Output and Document Management for Infor M3 CloudSuite

Henrik Billgren  – Accure

Ian Linekrans – 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.

Accure CloudSuite for M3 is developed to work seamlessly with M3 CloudSuite and IDM. It works with any version, such as on-premise, private or multi-tenant cloud.

Save time and money with an easy and fast onboarding. Our genius solution makes it possible to reuse invested configuration in your business.

We will show you some customer implementations like Finsbury Food Group, and how they were up and running within weeks in a new market.

16:00 Intersnack’s First Experiences and Lessons Learned with Infor MES

Christoph Laufen – Head of MES Center of Excellence, Intersnack

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Intersnack was founded in Germany more than sixty years ago and made its first potato chips in 1968. Since then, we have grown and flourished to become a market leader in savoury snacks, present in over 30 countries across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. We are passionate about enriching people’s lives with the right choice of great tasting savoury snacks. Every day, more than 15 million consumers around the globe enjoy our products. Intersnack has a large portfolio of local and international snack brands, from potato chips, nuts, and baked products to specialty snacks. Our many famous brand names include funny-frisch, Chio, Estrella, Hula Hoops, POM-BÄR, McCoy's, ültje, Vico, Tayto and Griffin's. As a privately owned company, we operate with a long-term view. Intersnack’s strength lies in our unique blend of local knowledge and international expertise; our people and teamwork plus our entrepreneurial spirit and a drive for excellence in everything we do.

Intersnack share their initial perspective on Infor MES.

• How Infor MES interfaces to shopfloor systems in practice;
• How MES users perceive the solution;
• How MES connects to M3;
• What major lessons have been learned.

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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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 and discussion of how members are managing their sustainability obligations and compliance with CSRD regulations.

16:30

TEA & Networking Break

17:00

Infor Supply Chain Planning for M3

Jerry Bolton – VP Supply Chain Planning, 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 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.

17:30 Pfaudler’s perspective on M3 Data Management and Maintenance

Jean Aime – ERP Consultant, Pfaudler

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The inside story from Pfaudler, an M3/CloudSuite user, sharing their experience of finding and successfully implementing a solution to their Data Management and Maintenance challenge.

Cyberscience- Empower your Finance and Management teams with powerful and secure financial reporting

Steven Oakes – Customer Accounts Manager, Cyberscience

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Cyberquery Reporting, Business Intelligence and Dashboard solution for M3 and Baan/LN users A comprehensive solution from fast and easy ‘slice and dice’ for information discovery, production reporting for operational excellence and customer ready documents like invoices, shipping notes, financial statements to dashboards. Cyberquery drives effective collaboration between end users, IT professionals, business analysts and decision makers to obtain and understand the vital information you need to drive your important business decisions. Cyberquery makes it easy to integrate M3 / LN with other applications. Multiple simultaneous database support empowers you to integrate M3 / LN with data from other sources including MS SQL/Server, MySQL, Oracle, CISAM, and others in real-time. Proven with Infor applications over many years, Cyberquery is a cost-effective solution with thousands of customers worldwide. Adopting Cyberquery may well be the best thing you can do right now to maximize the value of your investment in your Infor application. We are a worldwide leader for Reporting, Business Intelligence and Dashboards. Interested? Please take the opportunity to talk to us to find out more.

Introducing our powerful Financial Report Writer which empowers Finance to create, publish and manage their financial reports.

Join us to learn how Finance and other authorised users can access fast and accurate financial reports and packs.

See examples including Profit and Loss with drilldown, Balance Sheet, Expense Analysis and Report Packs, within our dedicated and secure Financial Report Viewer.

17:30 Getting the most from Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Colin Strang – Global VP Pre Sales, Fortude

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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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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.

This Tips & Tricks session focusses on how to identify and capitalise on opportunities to use RPA that will deliver real business value quickly.

See how it’s integrated with InforOS, how it’s done, explore real use-cases and discover tangible benefits you can deliver.

Considerations and Use Case examples when embarking on an AI Journey

Host: Rosalyn Donnelly, C&D Foods

Expert: Prabhath Dasanayake – VP Consulting, Fortude

Expert: Natalia Ptasztek – Product Manager, 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 and discussion of how members are exploring the opportunity to leverage AI with M3/CloudSuite.

18:00

Free Time

18:30

M3UA Annual Networking Dinner/Buffet

18:30 – 21:00

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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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M3 Connect Highlights Overview

Magnus Tallqvist – Chief Architect M3, 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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Highlights from the recent Infor Connect Events held around the Globe showcasing some of Infor’s recent technological innovations.

09:30

Oldies but Goodies

Magnus Tallqvist – Chief Architect M3, 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.

A special Tips & Tricks session

10:00 Biomar’s perspective on Managing Feature Toggles and Tenants in M3CE

Diamantis Archontoglou – Business Applications Architect, Biomar

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Biomar share their perspective on Managing Feature Toggles and Tenants in M3CE. What works well, what doesn’t, and how they are dealing with it.

Anthesis House Style – improving the look and feel of M3 UX/II

Barry Humphrey – Consultant, Anthesis

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Established in 2009, Anthesis Ltd specialises in Infor ERP software and services to customers in over 25 countries. As an Infor UK Gold Channel and Alliance Partner, Anthesis helps customers with implementation, upgrades and support. With a team of more than 150 experts providing over 20,000 days of technical and functional consultancy each year, Anthesis helps businesses release the value of their Infor Enterprise Applications.

Join this session to show how you can improve consistency and structure for information presented to the end user which can quickly lead to improved productivity and reduced business process times. Join Barry Humphrey, M3 Consultant, to see how this approach can help transform your own end user experience.

10:00 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

BREXIT – Dealing with Import and Export Challenges

Host: Eddie Chaffin, ABP Group

Expert: Lars Bremer – Sr. Product Director, 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 and discussion of how members are managing post-BREXIT challenges with import and export activity

10:30

COFFEE & Networking Break

11:10

Integration with Infor M3 – Best Practice (Remote)

Erik Stanze – Principal Business Analyst, Infor
Anders Karlsson – Principal 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.

Receive the latest updates, features, and best practices directly from the experts who developed it.
If you work with Infor M3 integrations from a technical perspective, this session is for you.

11:40 M3/CloudSuite – a User’s Perspective

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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.

The inside story from a real M3/CloudSuite user, sharing real experiences and knowledge with their peers.

Mashfrog – Automation and Integration for Infor Cloudsuite: Mashfrog’s Innovation Lab

Enrico Capogrosso – Global Director Infor Practice, Mashfrog

Santiago Echevarria – Solution & Delivery Director, Mashfrog

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Mashfrog Group is an international company that is specialized in various areas of digital business. We operate on the markets of Europe, Mena Region, North America and Australia. We offer services and products in the sectors of strategy, consulting, communication & marketing, technology, ICT and Industry 4.0, all the way to the most advanced frontiers of machine learning, blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented reality. With regards to the Infor technology, we are both an Alliance Partner and a Channel Partner on different geographies, with recognized and leading skills in the following areas: • Infor Applied Technologies (InforOS, ION, Workflows, Integrations, etc.) • All M3 Core (both Cloudsuites and on-prem), system, technical and functional • Edge solutions (i.e. FT, MFS, CLM, GLT, SWB, etc.) • Infor HCM (Human Capital Management) • Infor EAM (now owned by Hexagon) • Infor WMS We have: • deep industry expertise in all main verticals • a strong methodology stemming out of Infor Deployment Methodology (Mashfrog Leap Methodology) • we believe we are competitive

Presenting tools, cases and expertise of Mashfrog’s Innovation Lab in the area of integrations and automation, driven by exploiting InforOS built in RPA, AI, ML, Workflows, as well as our own proprietary tool Mashbridge

11:40 Infor Services Reporting

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.

Introduction to the Infor Services reporting process

Extensibility Tools and No-Code Changes in M3

Host: Fons Van Aert, CRH

Expert: Joe Walker, Anthesis
Expert: Callum Wright, Anthesis

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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

12:10

Outsmarting the Digital Deluge

Guest Speaker: Dave Coplin

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For over 25 years, Dave Coplin has provided strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on a modern society in order to help organisations and individuals envision the full potential that technology has to offer.

 

For over 25 years, Dave Coplin has provided strategic advice and guidance around the impact of technology on a modern society (both at work and in play) in order to help organisations and individuals envision the full potential that technology has to offer.

Dave is an established author on topics surrounding the future of work and our relationship with technology. His first book: “Business Reimagined”, provided a view of a new working environment based on collaborative and flexible working. His latest book, “The Rise of the Humans” provides a further call to action, for both individuals and organisations to harness not hate the digital deluge, to rise up and take back control of the potential that technology offers our society.

Through addressing the intersection of modern society and technology through his published works, Dave is driving a conversation around the future of the UK’s IT and digital industries by helping people to understand and aspire to greater outcomes from our use of technology. Dave is an authority in the industry on a broad range of topics and a regular contributor in UK and Pan-EMEA media like the BBC, The Telegraph and the Guardian talking about everything from the future of education, privacy and on-line safety, right through to the Big Data rock stars and the impact of Machine Learning.

13:10

LUNCH & Networking Break

14:20

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.

14:50 How Sinter Sud replaced their legacy MES solution and integrated it with M3

Enrico Capogrosso – Global Director Infor Practice, Mashfrog

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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.

Sinter Sud, an industrial process manufacturer implementing M3 had to come up with a solution to manage  manufacturing processes on the shop floor where staff were used to a simple legacy solution.

Not wanting a fully-fledged MES system, discover in this session how Sinter Sud leveraged Novacura (which they were already using for different processes in the Supply Chain space), InforOS and mashfrog’s Integrations Accelerator tool (mashbridge) to deliver a fully operational, user-friendly MES system that is perfectly integrated with M3 in less than 3 months.

Novacura – Improve your logistics with Novacura Flow: Infor M3 extensions for increased efficiency

Ergino Kastrati – Sales Manager, Novacura

Mattias Nydestam – M3 Consultant, M3CS

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Novacura is highly specialized for working with ERP systems. We use our low-code platform to build ERP applications that widely expand ERP capabilities. It brings freedom (flexibility in shaping processes, features, integrations, and mobility) to ERP systems! What is especially interesting – we not only offer a low-code designer, but we also offer a library of ready-made applications that fill in typical ERP gaps, so our customers don’t have to create them from scratch.

Introducing a library of ERP extensions designed for Infor M3, supported by the intuitive Novacura Flow low-code platform.

Novacura Flow allows you to develop your logistics operations beyond standard WMS solutions, providing full customization capabilities and compatibility with the cloud.

 

Key Highlights:

  1. Novacura Flow offers capabilities that surpass traditional WMS solutions.
  2. Seamlessly replace the Merit portal during your Infor Cloud upgrade.
  3. Tailor applications to your needs with the flexibility of a low-code platform.
  4. Achieve real-time synchronization for accurate and consistent data across your ERP.

Additionally, we will briefly explore low-code technology during our presentation.

14:50 Infor WMS

Victor Falcon – Senior Solution Consultant, Infor

Abhishek Pangaria – Director Strategy & Operations, Trangile

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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.

Making the case for Infor WMS. What, why and how.

Includes a panel discussion moderated by Andrew Dalziel:

  • Brian Shardlow, Solution Architect at Infor
  • Abhishek Pangaria, Director Strategy & Operations at Trangile
  • Customer Representative

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.

15:20

TEA & Networking Break

15:50

Conference Close and Prize Draw

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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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Closing session including Sponsors Prize Draws.

Event Sponsors

Diamond

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Established in 2009, Anthesis Ltd specialises in Infor ERP software and services to customers in over 25 countries. As an Infor UK Gold Channel and Alliance Partner, Anthesis helps customers with implementation, upgrades and support. With a team of more than 150 experts providing over 20,000 days of technical and functional consultancy each year, Anthesis helps businesses release the value of their Infor Enterprise Applications.
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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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Cyberquery Reporting, Business Intelligence and Dashboard solution for M3 and Baan/LN users A comprehensive solution from fast and easy ‘slice and dice’ for information discovery, production reporting for operational excellence and customer ready documents like invoices, shipping notes, financial statements to dashboards. Cyberquery drives effective collaboration between end users, IT professionals, business analysts and decision makers to obtain and understand the vital information you need to drive your important business decisions. Cyberquery makes it easy to integrate M3 / LN with other applications. Multiple simultaneous database support empowers you to integrate M3 / LN with data from other sources including MS SQL/Server, MySQL, Oracle, CISAM, and others in real-time. Proven with Infor applications over many years, Cyberquery is a cost-effective solution with thousands of customers worldwide. Adopting Cyberquery may well be the best thing you can do right now to maximize the value of your investment in your Infor application. We are a worldwide leader for Reporting, Business Intelligence and Dashboards. Interested? Please take the opportunity to talk to us to find out more.
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Mashfrog Group is an international company that is specialized in various areas of digital business. We operate on the markets of Europe, Mena Region, North America and Australia. We offer services and products in the sectors of strategy, consulting, communication & marketing, technology, ICT and Industry 4.0, all the way to the most advanced frontiers of machine learning, blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented reality. With regards to the Infor technology, we are both an Alliance Partner and a Channel Partner on different geographies, with recognized and leading skills in the following areas: • Infor Applied Technologies (InforOS, ION, Workflows, Integrations, etc.) • All M3 Core (both Cloudsuites and on-prem), system, technical and functional • Edge solutions (i.e. FT, MFS, CLM, GLT, SWB, etc.) • Infor HCM (Human Capital Management) • Infor EAM (now owned by Hexagon) • Infor WMS We have: • deep industry expertise in all main verticals • a strong methodology stemming out of Infor Deployment Methodology (Mashfrog Leap Methodology) • we believe we are competitive
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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 highly specialized for working with ERP systems. We use our low-code platform to build ERP applications that widely expand ERP capabilities. It brings freedom (flexibility in shaping processes, features, integrations, and mobility) to ERP systems! What is especially interesting – we not only offer a low-code designer, but we also offer a library of ready-made applications that fill in typical ERP gaps, so our customers don’t have to create them from scratch.
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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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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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BEC (Systems Integration) Ltd is a leading UK-based supplier of automated data capture solutions for supply chain logistics and manufacturing. Boasting a strong background in the food and beverage, production and engineering industries, BEC is the UK’s largest independent Infor M3 integrator. The collective experience of the BEC team is unsurpassed, seamlessly integrating future-proof data capture solutions into Infor M3 ERP systems to fulfil business and commercial requirements. Having delivered the first integrated voice-directed picking solution for Infor M3, BEC has also achieved Platinum Total Solutions Provider (TSP) status with Honeywell Vocollect, the world leader in voice-based solutions for mobile workers. BEC has cultivated partnerships with some of the foremost technology providers in the industry, extending our reach in terms of technological capabilities and competencies. We also offer a comprehensive set of services, from initial consultation, advice and design, through to delivery, implementation and after-sales support. With a list of clients which includes JCB, AstraZeneca, Estee Lauder, Shell, Asahi, Baxters, Raleigh, Ornua, Kerrygold, Baxi, Fullers, Horseware and Portwest, our customers vary from small and medium enterprises to blue-chip household names throughout the world. Our eSmart® Data Capture software suite helps businesses across a range of vertical markets improve upon their accuracy, productivity and customer service, whilst delivering increased profitability and quality with a rapid return on investment.
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Columbus is a leading Infor Alliance and Channel partner and the largest independent partner worldwide. We bridge technology and business, helping companies get the most value from the Infor M3 platform. We have over 350 clients in fields like manufacturing, food, retail, and fashion. Over 20 years, we've built a team of 300+ experts with strong industry expertise. Our AMS services ensure consistent platform performance and evolution, backed by 24/7 support. We are also proud winners of the Infor Channel Innovations Award this year.
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Automate your business processes with iCore. iCore Integration Suite (iCIS) is the hub for all your business-critical processes. A powerful and customizable platform that makes it easy to build, test, run, and monitor integration solutions tailored to your needs. Whether you prefer to use our platform in the cloud or on your own servers, iCIS ensures a stable and sustainable IT infrastructure. Our products You can run our flexible and powerful integration platform in the cloud, on-premise or as a hybrid solution. Choose the option that suits you and your business best. Change models when circumstances change. Why invest in a dedicated integration platform? Most vendors offer tools and APIs to open up their products and enable communication with other systems and applications. So why should you invest in a dedicated integration platform? • Best of breed With an integration platform, you can secure your independence and your ability to always choose the best product in each category. • Standardized solutions The connections between your systems become more standardized and less personal. • Monitoring and troubleshooting With an integration platform, you get powerful, built-in tools to monitor and debug your data flows. • Lower costs Direct connection via APIs has a low initial cost, but over time you will notice that these gains are eaten up by increasing maintenance costs. • GDPR and privacy It will be easier to keep track of which personal data is sent and how it is stored. • Get your digital house in order No more "integration spaghetti" and point-to-point connections between your systems. We turn data into profit
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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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Since 1998, ARC Gateway has provided support and implementation services throughout the UK and in Europe, specialising in Infor Baan and LN ERP systems, maintaining a loyal customer base. Internally resourcing numerous LN implementations (including consultancy, technical, development and project management) as a comprehensive LN implementation shop. We have worked for UK owned companies and those with parent companies based overseas. Equally at home providing one-stop-shop for small SMEs or as part of larger international implementations along with trusted partners across Europe. ARC Gateway is the only approved Infor implementation partner exclusively in the Baan/LN product areas in the UK.
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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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Clear technical debt & retain full democratised access to your legacy data independent of its original platform. DataNovata is a multi-platform solution that enables business users to reduce operational costs and complexity, boost productivity, and mitigate governance and compliance risks through legacy decommissioning. It can be implemented within various IT initiatives including: - Application decommissioning - Compliance and retention - Data modernisation - Establishing accessible archives
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What started as a game-changing open-source, freemium CRM product is now a modern, robust, AI-driven cloud platform that keeps business moving and is the only purpose-built CRM platform that delivers high-definition customer experience. For too long, companies have been stuck with high-maintenance CRMs that require too much manual entry to be useful or offer too little functionality to actually get the job done. With SugarCRM, you let the platform do the work. Our mission is to help marketing, sales, and customer service teams achieve high-definition customer experience by providing the CRM platform that makes the hard things easier. SugarCRM is an award-winning CRM with fans in 120 countries. Our commitment to creating customers for life has landed us in the position of being named a ‘Champion’ in the 2023 CRM Emotional Footprint Awards by Software Reviews—a ranking based entirely on user input. Now organisations ranging from manufacturers to banks to global technology companies are seeing what happens when you let the platform do the work.
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Birlasoft is a leading global IT services and solutions provider at the forefront of Cloud, AI, and Digital technologies, seamlessly blending domain expertise with enterprise solutions. Its consultative and design thinking approach makes societies more productive by helping customers run businesses. Birlasoft is as a strategic partner of Infor for past 20 years, providing end-to-end Infor solutions spanning across Manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Distribution, Hi-Tech, Automotive, Life Science, Energy & Resource, Fashion, and Aerospace industries. We come with strong associations with Infor, built around our successful client engagements, experienced consultants, global delivery, and excellent product expertise. With a strong global presence of 300+ dedicated experts and over 200+ customer engagements, our Infor service portfolio is enriched with upgrades, implementation, rollouts, managed services (application & infra), industry-specific solutions, solution templates methodologies, automated Cloud-based testing tools, implementation accelerators, integration frameworks, data management, and Cloud transformation solutions. Associate with Birlasoft in your journey of digital transformation.
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Phocas Software is a cloud-based business planning and analytics platform offering fully integrated solutions for Analytics, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Statements and Rebates. These solutions work seamlessly together to help businesses gain valuable insights and make better decisions. Phocas Software 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.
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Cashbook helps organizations to achieve spectacular levels of automation with our Cash Application, Bank Reconciliation and Accounts Payable software solutions. We have been global business partners with Infor since 2010, and are the go-to partner for Infor ERP’s such as Infor XA and Infor LX. We also integrate our Cash Application software with Infor M3 and S3. The benefit of us being so familiar with Infor ERPs, means a quick and seamless integration with our cash automation modules. Cashbook can reduce your days sales outstanding (DSO) by up to 30%, we achieve over 90% invoice automation for Cash Application. Achieving over 95% automation matching for Bank Reconciliation, with one single reconciliation solution for multiple bank accounts. Our Accounts Payable software provides you with one standard payments platform for all locations, banks and currencies. We have recently developed our capabilities around Deductions Management, you can now adapt deduction management to any bank file or remittance format, and route deductions through your company for speedy review/approvals. Cashbook is for companies with high-volume transactions. Built on a seamless integration between banks and ERP’s. Proven to increase cash flow, eliminate manual processes, reduce DSO, and improve cash visibility. Automate complex financial processes and transform your finance department. We have integrated our software with 16+ ERPs in 25+ countries and multiple industries.
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Medius links invoice capture, processing and payment to replace the work and worry of managing AP with calm and confidence. Medius software goes far beyond basic automation by using artificial intelligence to do the heavy lifting– so invoices get confirmed, coded and paid rapidly and accurately; AP teams get a moment to breathe, and businesses can trust their budgets and forecasts. Medius has more than 2,600 customers across 102 countries and processes £180 billion in annual spend through its system. Medius employs over 500 people and over 200 Expensya people across the globe. Visit medius.com to learn more.
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Infor M3 partner company. Company registered as a service partner as well as channel partner.
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