Richard Stout, Partner with RPI Consultants responsible for Technical Services, and Chip Cunningham, Director of Managed Services and Senior Lawson Technical Consultant, will lead the general session – “Adventures in the Cloud”. The presentation will focus on lessons learned from migrating Lawson customers from on premise and 3rd party hosting solutions to Infor’s Lawson Cloud Suite. This presentation is scheduled for 10:00 AM (EST).
With 10 years of experience working on a variety of highly complex system integration projects for Lawson Customers, Mr. Stout has developed a nuanced understanding of Lawson architecture. He has worked with organizations across all industries to translate business requirements into the development and implementation of a solution leveraging a variety of available technologies. As a certified Lawson technical consultant, Richard has installed and supported the full suite of Lawson products. He has worked extensively with ProcessFlow / Infor Process Automation (IPA) and various reporting, workflow, and imaging solutions. At the forefront of early adoption of Infor technologies, Richard is a regular presenter and is recognized as a thought leader and IPA advocate in the Lawson community.
Chip Cunningham brings deep expertise in Lawson systems across all its major technologies including LSF and Landmark on both Windows/MS-SQL and Unix/Oracle platforms. With experience managing people and projects and implementing large scale enterprise systems and comprehensive knowledge of the application stack from OS to user interface, Chip has been helping Lawson customers make the most of their technology investment for over ten years as a technical lead, architecture manager, integration architect, systems administrator, systems analyst, and programmer. Previous to joining RPI, Mr. Cunningham was technical lead at Ciber, worked as the Enterprise Architecture Manager at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and was a Senior Systems Analyst at Platform One – supporting multiple customers on Lawson.
They will be joined by KLUG board member Jeremy Stoltzfus and RPI Lawson consultant Dan Farruggio for a breakout session providing a Landmark Configuration Console overview. The overview will cover Personalization, Application, Business Classes, Action Requests, Extensions, MIME Types, Actors, Roles and Classes. Dan Farruggio has established himself as one of the foremost Lawson Security experts in the industry, having assisted dozens of client with security migrations. Jeremy Stoltzfus has co-chaired a panel with RPI in the past focused on Landmark Technologies.
Senior Lawson Procurement Consultant Stephanie Kowal will lead breakout sessions on Contract Management and Best Practices for Par Management. Mrs. Kowal is certified in Lawson’s Procurement Suite, and has extensive experience working in materials management, process improvement, and project management and system administration. She is a frequent presenter on Lawson Procurement Best Practices including RQC. The Contract Management presentation will focus on how the solution integrates with S3 Procurement modules to improve your contract management process. Stephanie Kowal will be joined by Dan Farruggio and Jason Kwasnik to deliver the breakout session on Par Management Best Practices, which will focus on IC12/IC81 Maintenance, Managing Par Levels, Removing Obsolete items, Communication, Reporting and MSCM Configurations. Mr. Kwasnik, also certified in Lawson’s Procurement Suite, has been implementing Lawson procurement applications since 1999. He’s implemented Lawson’s IC, PO, RQ and WH at many large organizations with a variety of system configurations and business needs. Prior to consulting he worked in Materials Management in the healthcare industry.
Melissa Olson, HCM Practice Manager at RPI and Jackie Dudas, HCM Consultant at RPI will co-present “S3 to Global HR” differences, a session focused on educating Lawson customers on the feature functionality now available in Infor’s Global HR solution and the significant process improvement opportunities available during its implementation. Melissa Olson combines her experiences managing Lawson HCM as a former Lawson customer with deep consulting expertise in HCM implementation and process improvement efforts to understand client business process goals and how to achieve them. Jackie has led HCM differences and change management for dozens of RPI upgrades. Both are frequent presenters on Lawson HCM topics.
Keith Wayland, Partner at RPI Consultants will deliver a presentation on “RNI for Finance”. Mr. Wayland has pioneered techniques and business processes for RNI and INR cleanup, buyer message reduction and other procurement system optimizations. As one of the foremost invoice matching experts in the Lawson industry, he has provided expertise to dozens of Invoice Matching implementations with multiple configurations and business processes in both Shared Service and decentralized environments. He has developed a deep understanding of the general ledger impact of procurement and distribution of goods, PO invoice discrepancy management and vendor payments and has used this experience to help finance departments to better understand and troubleshoot discrepancies.
Also attending will be Bill Geddy, RPI’s VP of Marketing and Sales. Bill brings vast experience in executive sales & marketing leadership, sales management and sales operations enablement in the mid to large market Lawson professional services space. He has over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare, public sector, and technology markets.
“It’s great to see RPI make this kind of investment in the user group community to really get the consultants out there sharing their expertise. I think it’s going to be a great meeting and I’m looking forward to it,” said Mr. Geddy.
The Keystone Lawson User Group is an independent organization developed to provide opportunities for Lawson clients to exchange ideas and experiences.
About RPI Consultants
RPI Consultants is a business applications implementation and optimization firm focused on delivering best practices through technology, systems integration, and process redesign. The RPI team includes certified technical and functional experts in Lawson, Kronos, Perceptive Content, Perceptive Capture and Kofax as well as other automation technologies to enhance the procure-to-pay, financial reporting, and human resources processes.
RPI’s model focuses on delivering solutions to specific business problems through on-demand strategic intervention. Our team-based approach allows us to leverage the best resources part-time, on a task-by-task basis, while working closely with our clients to identify opportunities to minimize costs associated with travel and downtime. RPI prides itself on providing customers with the most value for their dollar, delivering value-added information and genuinely caring about the outcome of an engagement.