Procurement 10x Differences

Learn Lawson procurement 10x differences as Brittney Degler gets you ready for Lawson 10x while discussing: Ming.le, Navigation features, Billing, Purchase Approval and more!


Speaker 1:             Good afternoon everyone. I want to thank you once again for taking the time to attend our presentation, Lawson Version 10 Procurement Differences. This is the 2nd in our day of Procure to Pay spectacular webinars. Hopefully you have an opportunity to attend them all. Today we have a very special presenter that is actually been involved in many of our webinars in the past. Usually she’s helping out behind the scenes, today she gets to be in front of the camera. Ms. Brittney [Dedler 00:00:27]. Very pleased to introduce her here in just a minute. First I have a few housekeeping items.

In the interest of keeping within the allotted time frame, all attendees are in listen only mode, however we do encourage questions. Just type them into the GoToMeeting chat or questions box and we’ll ask them as we have the opportunity or save them towards the end. Secondly, there is a live broadcast. You should be able to toggle between the live broadcast and the PowerPoint, whatever makes the most sense on your screen. Thirdly, and most importantly, we will be recording this session. It takes us a couple of days to get everything formatted and uploaded online. Once we do we’ll send you a link which you can share with your colleagues. Hopefully, there’s a lot of content here.

Really quick, RPI, for those of you who don’t know, we are a professional services organization. We specialize in Lawson and all it’s components, both technical and functional. Actually, this presentation is born out of our experiences in the process of upgrading various clients to 10. You’ll see that it’s very focused on Mingle and Navigation, but it also goes over some of the new features in version 10 that you should consider.

With that, I had you off to Ms. Brittany Begler.

Brittany:                Well, thank you [inaudible 00:01:43]. Somehow they wrangled me into doing a presentation instead of standing behind the scenes so Let’s see how it goes. I’ve got a couple of presenters that are going to chime in with me, which is nice. Break it up a little, not just me, so we’re going to get started.

We might have to click on the screen, make sure it’s-

Speaker 1:             Try off.

Brittany:                Ah, that might help. All right, there we go. Let’s get to work. Today we’re going to go over the new Mingle experience itself. It’s a good chunk of it because that’s a huge part of one of the changes between 9 and 10. We’re also going to go over inventory control, requisition and RQC, some changes in purchase order and warehouse and then a couple other features like auditing and the smart reports.

This new Mingle, what is it? It’s a new look, it’s a similar feel. It’s got a new color scheme. Before it’s kind of like a blue. A little updated I’d say, which is why I like the new one. It’s a little white, more modern. It’s going to help employees across all areas of business be able to communicate, collaborate, documents, connections, and people. Infor’s calling this the “SoHo Experience”.

There are a couple of changes in addition to the SCM modules. A few minor enhancements here and there, some searching functionality, filtering, auditing, and a couple of new things that they’ve added, maybe a couple of fields or something.

Here you’ve got the new look. Up on the top, these are just screenshots of RQC. On the top left you’ll see what it used to look like. This is the dark blue on top of each other, a little shadowing. Now it’s more of a 2D feel. You’ve got a lot of white and a lot of people ask, “Is this changeable? Does it have to be all white?” Well, you’re stuck with it, but I like it. I’m a fan because it’s a lot cleaner, it’s a little more modern, a little more up to date. You’ll get used to it. You can see things a little easier. Blue links, black writing, all those.

Ming.le Foundation, it’s a single sign-on so you’ve got everything once you sign in to Ming.le, everything’s right there for you. It’s a user-friendly interface, it’s based in your browser. There’s a new context engine which is listed here. These are a bunch of things, I kind of call them widgets myself. They are contextual applications. You pretty much can put them on the side of your screen and they collect data from the system. They’ll be able to display that for you, whichever you so choose, so you can pick and choose which ones you want shown.

Here’s an example of what your home screen could look like when you first log in. It can have anything from the users that you’re connected to, you can have calendar, announcements from your company, anything like that.

Here’s what it’s going to look like if you’re in the Lawson screen. This is just a PO 20 entry here. On the top you’re going to see a bunch of new buttons. You’ve got your home screen which is what we were just on, then you’re got the globe which is Lawson, and whatever you’re on it’s going to show up blue for you. It’s also going to display what module you’re on or what application rather. Here it’s displaying Lawson. The other 2 just happen to be LBI and MSCM, but those are things that there’s a whole repertoire of images that you can use. There’s an LBI with a little brain, light bulb, things like that, little cell phone looking held held for MSCM. Those can be changed and configured in the background too.

One of the other things is that we do have the contextual app. This is just an example of what it looks like when it’s stacked on your screen. For example, here we’ve got print manager, set up, and this is something that we’ll get into a little bit later.

Here I’ve just displayed how everything’s set up. As you can see it’s not very different in terms of the set up and how it looks, just the different colors. You’ve got the form toolbar, the application form on the bottom, the user toolbar which includes your Lawson home button, your field and form help, your preferences, settings, your contextual applications on the side. The one thing that is a little different is your bookmarks over here. That’s something that you used to mark on the left hand side of your screen that you could dock, but now it’s known as a drop down. You can still add it the same way you used to before. A lot of times when they do the upgrade, they will bring over the bookmarks that you have so you don’t have to worry about adding them, but if something’s missing you can always add it there the same way and your user options or, sorry, your content, but it will be a drop down and it’s no longer in the way.

Here’s just an example. You’ve got your settings, your content user options, this is what shows up when you first click the Lawson, your tasks and stuff might be a little different based on your log in itself. One of the nice new features that you’ll find in the user options is this new list view. Here’s what it’s going to look like. It&