10x Technical Differences (Advanced)

Join RPI while we present Lawson 10x technical differences. Part of our Winter Webinar Wonderland Series, this updated webinar, Lawson 10x Technical Differences, is especially relevant to anyone on their way to 10x. Richard Stout gives an overview while going into:

  • Ming.le/Sharepoint Integration
  • Server Environment/Architecture
  • Landmark
  • IPA and ISS

Keith: I want to thank you for taking the time to attend this presentation on Lawson 10x technical differences. This is our second day of webinars this week. We’re very excited about today. We have a murder’s row of presenters presenting all day. A Mr. Richard Stout, one of our best presenters, is going to do technical differences. It’s a very advanced presentation. It’s one he’s been doing for about a year and a half and what’s really exciting about it, he’s always updating it and changing it. It pretty much looks nothing like the one that he was doing a year ago. He makes it a lot of fun. I’m very excited to see him. We’ll hand off in a little bit.

We also have Mr. Jeff House doing a presentation at 1:00 on deploying Self Service, Employee Manager Self Service outside the firewall. We have a very special guest today. Jeremy Stolfa’s talking about Landmark administration, and at the end of the day, we’re actually going to have a Landmark panel to take all your questions with Kathy Williams and Carl Seay, Richard Stout, Jeremy Stolfas, John Wade, Ashley Rhodes. It’s going to be a real exciting day. I hope you’re able to join us for all these webinars. Without further ado, I introduce Mr. Richard Stout.

Richard: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Keith. Thanks, everyone, for attending. Hopefully we can exceed the number of participants we had yesterday so I can win our office pool this week. Thank you for joining in for 10x technical Q&A, called a Q&A because I’d like to encourage you to ask questions along the way. Try and poke me, throw me off my game. I’ll ask my producers to interrupt me at any point during this presentation with any questions I’ll try and address right away. We are RPI consultants, 50 plus consultants nationwide. We have a strong technical team and we have had the great fortune to have had a ton of experience with Lawson 10 over the past two or three years, with many upgrades live over the past year.

Today’s agenda, we’ll talk about platforms and licensing. We’ll get into Mingle, because I know that’s a pretty big area of interest for Lawson 10, touch on ESS a bit, but my colleague Jeff House is doing an ESS focus presentation at 1:00 today, so if you’re interested in ESS, I would really encourage you to attend that. We’ll talk a little bit about Landmark, but I’m really excited about this afternoon’s Landmark panel. That’s at 4:00, so if you have any Landmark questions, you might want to hold them for our 4:00 Landmark panel. We’re going to touch on Infor standardized release cycle. We’ll talk through a typical upgrade approach. We’ll touch on some things that are unique in a platform migration and finally finish up with testing and training.

Let’s talk about some of the platforms that Lawson 10 runs on, continues to support all the platforms that were available with Lawson 9. On the Unix side, AIX continues to be the most popular with Solaris and HP Unix supported. Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been added into the mix. LSF 10 will run on Red Hat. IBMI continues to be supported and on the Windows side, we’ve seen a lot of interest in the Windows platform. A lot of organizations are thinking about moving to the Windows platform and very interested in Windows server 2012 R2. I know that there are some organizations out there that got caught behind the Microsoft release cycle with running Windows 2003, so they’re very interested in building on the latest version of the server that’s available out there. All of the Infor server products are now certified to run on Server 2012 R2.

One thing, if you’re in the planning phase of your upgrade, really, even if you’re just thinking about doing an upgrade sometime next year, haven’t really lined up a partner yet, or put together too much of a project plan, one thing you can really get started on now is lining up your software licensing. That’s talking about the application decryption key for the 10x apps. If you’re adding Landmark into the mix be