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Winter Newsletter - QS is Hot! plus PSGi's 10th and Managed Services

Posted by Dave Kravitt

In this Winter, 2013 edition of PSGI's Newsletter:

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Tags: Supply Chain Planning, PRISM Support, IBM i Platform, Managed Services, Enterprise Application Support, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM

Industry Insights Shared at 2013 PRISM User Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

PRISM User Group Meets
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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Enterprise Application Support, PRISM Best Practices, Enterprise Application Services, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting

Not Too Late to Join Us in Newton Sunday or Monday

Posted by Dave Kravitt

I want YOU to Register!

It's not too late to register and join us in Newton this Sunday or Monday.

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, IBM i Platform, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, Document eDelivery

2013 PRISM User Group Meeting: "Best Agenda Yet"

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Best PRISM Meeting Agenda Yet!

While there may be some final tweaking to the 2013 PRISM Meeting agenda, it has already been praised as the "Best agenda of all the preceding PRISM User Group Meetings."  This year's meeting is packed with

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Supply Chain Optimization, IBM i Platform, Managed Services, Business Process Optimization, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, Document eDelivery

2013 PRISM User Group Meeting: Agenda Released

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Preliminary Meeting Agenda Released

We are putting the final touches on this year's PRISM Meeting agenda which is sure to please a wide range of attendees.  New this year is an "Ask the Experts ...  PSGi at Your Service" session where you are invited to bring your challenges be they technical, application or process related.  The PRISM Education sessions will be identified shortly.  Click this agenda link to see the current agenda.  The agenda will updated regularly as changes are made.  Here's a sampling of what to expect: 

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Supply Chain Optimization, Business Process Optimization, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting

Bob Ferrari to deliver Keynote at 2013 PRISM User Group Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Bob Ferrari's Keynote Address:

"The Most Significant Business, Process and Technology Trends Impacting Supply Chain and Manufacturing Teams over the Next Five Years"

Manufacturing and supply chain teams have made considerable strides since the advent of MRP driven process and the original deployments of PRISM.  However, today's vastly increasing clock speed of business change coupled with paradigm shifts in a more technology astute consumer, increased presence of global risk, and the dawn of more efficient use of predictive decision-making capabilities will lead to yet another era of exciting change.

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, PRISM Enhancments

PRISM User Group Meeting: What's your Presentation? & Reserve Hotel Room

Posted by Dave Kravitt

What will you share at the meeting?

How has your organization improved your PRISM or related enterprise software or business processes?  Make your PRISM User Meeting more valuable by sharing your recent accomplishments and challenges ... such as:

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Supply Chain Optimization, Business Process Optimization, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting

2013 PRISM User Group Meeting Registration Opens & Venue Announced

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Registration now open for 2013 PRISM User Group Meeting. 

Registration for the 2013 PRISM Meeting is now open and the venue for the meeting is the Newton Marriot hotel in Massachusetts.  The opening reception will start at 7 PM ET on Sunday, October 20th and the meeting will begin on Monday, Oct. 21st and run through Tuesday, Oct. 22nd at the hotel.  Please register today to attend what past attendees have always rated a valuable and rewarding conference.

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Supply Chain Optimization, Business Process Optimization, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting

2013 PRISM User Group Meeting Place and Date Announced

Posted by Dave Kravitt

2013 PRISM User Group Meeting
October 20-22 in the Boston area
Call for Presentations
   
The 2013 PRISM User Group Meeting will be held on Monday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 22nd.  Registration will begin with an informal reception on Sunday evening, October 20th.  The meeting typically runs through late Tuesday afternoon.  Please hold these dates to attend what past attendees have always rated a valuable and rewarding conference.

Interest ran high last October for the  2013 meeting to be held in the Boston area.  We plan to hold the meeting near PSGi's headquarters so the group can meet in person the team that provides support and service for so many of you.  We will soon select the meeting venue, open registration, and provide hotel information so you can start planning your logistics.
2012 PRISM User Meeting in St. Paul, MN

 

A few quotes from last year's attendees:

 

It is always a pleasure to get together with good people that we can share similar ideas and suggestions ... The venue was great, the people were terrific and the topics presented were educational. 

 

The PRISM users conference continues to be a great source of information and networking.  I always return to work with new ideas about more effectively using PRISM.
  
I feel that the PRISM User Meeting has been very beneficial to our company over the years.  We have found educational opportunities, made relationships with other companies enhancing PRISM, and the guest speakers presented material very relevant to companies worldwide.  Enjoyed it immensely.
 

The PRISM User Group Meeting gives executives, managers, business analyst, technical staff, and end-users the opportunity to discuss opportunities for improvement and avoidable pitfalls based on their real world experience.

 

Past attendees continue to judge the meeting format superior.  Here are the highlights:

  • Sunday evening -- opening "meet & greet" reception
  • Monday -- day packed with keynote speech, presentations, user training sessions and meals
  • Monday night --social activity (such as last year's team cooking event pictured below
  • Tuesday -- partial day packed with presentations and user training sessions and meals (exact ending time dependent on number of attendee presentations scheduled)
Cooks of Crocus Hill
Monday's sessions will include the famous Braggin' Rights session.  Attendees are encouraged to briefly discuss improvements they have made to their PRISM software environment and related business processes.  These braggarts along with customer presenters are entered into a drawing for the meeting prize which in past years has been an iPad, a Nook, and a Nexus 7.
  

 

 

Call for Presentations. Share a project or topic that improves your use of PRISM and/or your business processes with the group and make the meeting that much more valuable for all attendees.  Typical presentations are 30 to 45 minutes in length.  Click to see the 2012 meeting agenda.  Please reply or email or call us to discuss your ideas for your presentation.

 

Please in your organization who would be interested in attending or presenting at the meeting.  
 

The PRISM User Group actively discusses and collaborates sharing ways of addressing business challenges, avoiding pitfalls and taking advantage of opportunities involving the Infor PRISM® process-ERP software.  Originally developed by the Marcam Corporation, many companies continue to derive substantial value from this lowest total-cost-of-ownership software solution. The best way to keep PRISM significant and delivering this value is an active PRISM User Community.  The LinkedIn User Group created by PSGi now boasts 200+ members. Click to access the group's LinkedIn Page.

About Precision Solutions Group: Precision Solutions Group, Inc. is driven to enhance the productive use of IBM i-based enterprise business systems through managed services, customer support, professional services, and software solutions. We strive for greater employee efficiency and the significant cost savings and higher ROI derived by getting more out of your existing investment in enterprise business systems. Companies like Motorsports Authentics, H.B. Fuller Company, and Intertape Polymer Group depend on PSGI for software services and software support. PSGI personnel average more than 25 years of experience with IBM i applications such as PRISM®, World JDE®, Protean®, PRMS® and BOSS® products. For more information, see www.PrecisionSG.com.

 
PRISM, PRMS, Protean, IFM and Optiva are registered trademarks of Infor Global Solutions
JDE World is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation 
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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Business Process Optimization, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM Meeting, PRISM Enhancments

IBM Sys Mag -- PSGi delivers One World & PRISM Best Practices to GSF

Posted by Dave Kravitt

The November, 2012 IBM Systems Magazine features an article "A Special Relationship -- Golden State Foods finds a partner to help support an aging ERP system."  CIO Rhonda Sias describes how PSGi customer support and professional services "enables our internal staff to stay focused on the strategic goals of our company."  According to Business Services Manager Bill Runyan, the Relationship began when  "We started hiring PSGi consultants for smaller projects because of their [PRISM and One World] expertise."  But that relationship grew substantially larger when they contracted for PSGi "to take all of our support calls and deal with the package as a whole."  Dealing with the package as a whole also means incorporating the Flex Consulting Days PSGi delivers with its standard support offering.  "We have so many projects every year involved in manufacturing that we feel we can use those flex hours against them ... but were stretched so thin, we decided to take advantage of those extra hours ... [for] something that was well beyond simple help-desk support."

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, PRISM Support, JDE World Support, Business Process Optimization, Enterprise Application Support, PRISM Best Practices