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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

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

Registrations Flowing In for the 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Is it the speakers, the packed agenda, or the meeting's reputation for tremendous value? Or, maybe you just want to have fun?

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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, PRISM Enhancments

PSGi Summer, 2012 News for IBM i Platform to Maximize ERP Investment

Posted by Dave Kravitt

  • New PSGi Customers Look to Extract More Value from their PRISM and PRMS Applications
  • New PRISM Customer Rapid Implementation
  • PSGi Supports additional IBM i enterprise applications
  • 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting just around the corner 

Precision Solutions Group is pleased to announce several companies have joined our community of IBM i enterprise application users seeking to get more value from their ERP applications.  We welcome Heyco Products, Nacco Material Handling Group, H.B. Fuller and a leading, global pharmaceuticals company to our growing list of satisfied customers.

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, PRISM Support, PRMS Support, IBM i Platform, Business Process Optimization, Enterprise Application Support, Enterprise Application Services, PRISM User Group, PRISM Meeting, PRISM Enhancments

2012 PRISM Meeting Agenda Released to the PRISM User Group

Posted by Dave Kravitt

As always the PRISM User Group Meeting agenda is full of user and vendor presentations.  We are very excited with the topics that been submitted thus far and know that they are bound to be interesting and relevant and valuable.  Please click to see the current agenda which is still a work-in-progress.  We are still discussing topics with group members and will have additional topics.  We are also finalizing the PRISM Education topics that PSGi delivers.  Please check back to the meeting website and agenda often for updates.

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

2012 PRISM User Group Meeting Planned Presentations

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Customer presentations make the Meeting!  Always ranked "excellent", customer presentations are the highlight of the PRISM User Group Meetings.  This year's presentations are bound to be just as interesting and just as valuable.  We are discussing the following preliminary topics with individuals planning to attend the meeting:

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, Maximize ERP Investment, Enterprise Planning, Supply Chain Optimization, Supply Chain Planning, PRISM Best Practices, PRISM User Group, PRISM, PRISM Meeting, PRISM Enhancments

Roddy Martin to Deliver Keynote 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

We are extremely pleased to announce that Roddy Martin will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting.  Currently the Senior Vice President in Supply Chain for Competitive Capabilities International (CCI), Roddy has had a distinguished career as an executive with South African Breweries (SABMiller) and Supply Chain Leadership with AMR Research and Gartner.  Roddy is a well known thought leader in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Transformation.  Roddy's keynote address entitled "Business Results-driven End-to-End Supply Chain Transformation" (click to see abstract) will highlight the importance of Supply Chain and IT alignment and change management in these Supply Chain transformations.  We look forward to hearing his thoughts on this important and current topic which is directly related to the objectives of the annual meeting: Supply Chain Optimization, Extending ERP System Life, Maximizing ERP Investment and PRISM Best Practices.

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

White Bear Country Inn selected for 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Opening casual reception for the 2012 PRISM User Group Meeting will open at 6 PM CT Sunday, October 14th at the Best Western plus White Bear Country Inn. Beginning on Monday, October 15th and running through Tuesday, October 16th, the meeting is being generously hosted by H.B. Fuller at their St. Paul, MN corporate offices. Register today to attend this highly rated and valuable conference where attendees present and discuss PRISM Best Practices and PRISM Enhancements and enjoy the camaraderie!
 
Group rates have been negotiated with the Best Western plus White Bear Country Inn. Please call    (651-429-5393) and ask for the PRISM User Group rate of $74/night for either king or double queen rooms. Rooms are on a first-come basis so please reserve your room early. The hotel is 2.5 miles from HB Fuller and we will provide transportation to and from the meeting and to Monday night's social activity.
 
For additional information, please click go to 2012 PRISM User Meeting or contact Dave Kravitt.
 
See you in Minnesota!
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New ITJungle Article Justifies PRISM Support, JDE World Support

Posted by Dave Kravitt

Dan Burger recently published article in “The Four Hundred” entitled “Third Party's A Charm For JDE Maintenance Contracts” provides excellent insight regarding outsourcing support for IBM i enterprise business systems.  Dan makes these observations:

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Tags: Extending ERP System Life, PRISM Support, JDE World Support, IBM i Platform, Enterprise Application Support, PRISM Enhancments