Announcements

  • August 12 Meeting Agenda

    The August 12 joint EMUG/Iowa EUG meeting will be held via GoTo Meeting.  This meeting is limited to 140 people, so you MUST register to save your place.  Once all slots are taken, they are gone.  

    To register, CALL Kay at 630-672-7688 or email sales@codabears.com

    The GoTo Meeting information will be sent on August 11 to registered attendees.

     

    • YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER  •
    AGENDA (all times are US Central)
    SOUNDCHECK - Make sure you can connect and hear and see.

    8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

    KINETIC UPDATE
    9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
    (Amy Melton   Epicor)

    BAQ ADVANCED GROUPING
    10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
    (Bruce Larson  
    Larson Solutions)

    UPDATEABLE DASHBOARDS
    11:00 AM – 11:55 PM
    (Fred Zelhart  
    CodaBears)

    BUSINESS CONTINUITY - IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR THE NEXT BLACK SWAN EVENT?
    12:00 PM – 12:55 PM
    (Jason Claggett  Encompass
    )

    MRP & SCHEDULING
    1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
    (Calvin Dekker  CodaBears)

    Calvin will be available to answer MRP and Scheduling questions.  Please submit your questions by July 31 to fred@codabears.com.

    STUMP THE CHUMP
    2:00 PM – 2:55 PM
    (All presenters plus special guests: Haso Keric and Jose Gomez)

    Get answers from the presenters, fellow members, and special guests Jose Gomez and Haso Keric.  If you have something in particular you want answered, please send your questions to fred@codabears.com by July 31.


    OPEN DISCUSSION
    3:00 PM – 3:55 PM


    We're leaving 5 minutes between presentations for bio-breaks, switching presenters, any extra questions, and socializing.

  • Join the Minnesota User Group for a short Tools webinar

    When:  Jun 25, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT)
    Associated with  Minnesota Users Group

     

    Agenda

     

    BOM Cost Query technical overview

    Jeff Martinson, Business Systems Analyst  TEAM Industries

    This BOM Cost query replicates the information you see when Viewing Costs in Method Tracker.

    The Method Tables are used in this query to get operational cost information in real time.

    One of the benefits to the BOM Cost query is it can get costs for many parts at once.

     

     

    How to cube data in a BAQ

    Bruce Larson, Principle Consultant,  Larson Solutions

    In 10.1 Epicor introduce the ability to group your data in BAQs in a new way.

    Not just checking the box, but actually allowing you to "cube" the data.

    Review how customer on time shipment data can be generated on the fly with this technique.

     

     

    COVID-19 MES Message Prompts

    Bob Morgan and Laura Pearce, Epicor ERP Consultants

    EXALT Technology Group, Inc.

    BPMs can be used to design messages that pop-up when a user clocks into MES. This has proven beneficial for distributing company-wide announcements, reminders, and now COVID-19 screening. We will be demonstrating the functionality of our COVID-19 "Fit for Work" customization.

  • Minnesota EUG Virtual Meeting June 11th

    When:  Jun 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT)
    Associated with  Minnesota Users Group
    The Minnesota EUG is hosting an open virtual meeting on Finance
    Agenda
    Credit card processing for purchases
    without buying the Credit Card module
    Ron Stevenson, ERP Financial Solutions
    Topics & setup to be discussed will include, but not be limited to : Supplier setup, Purchase order processing for credit card purchases, receiving department activity, AP Activity - Received Not Invoiced, 3 way match, AP Aging Report.
    Tools & Reports in Epicor for a Successful Close
    Sarah Montgomery , EpiCenter
    • Scheduling and Review of Month End Reports
    • Capture Process
    • Helpful Trackers and Reports for Reconciliation Issues
    • Recurring Journals

    Using Fast Close to help you better utilize your financial reports
    Nick Gomersall, Fast Close
    Epicor has one of the best chart of account designs on the market,
    yet it is also one of the best kept secrets.
    Find out how using posting rules and dynamic segments can help your CFO.



  • MI-IN Epicor Users Group Virtual Quarterly Meeting - June 2, 2020


    Can I Touch This? Solutions for helping to keep your business functioning during the COVID-19 Crisis and after using Epicor

    In light of the recent COVID-19 breakout, the MI-IN Epicor Users Group Leadership Team is excited to announce our first ever Virtual Zoom Meeting being held Tuesday, June 2, 2020! Are you back to work? Are you preparing to go back to work? Are you at work now and need some advice? Join us for an interesting meeting and discussion on the topics below! Even better, it's free to you! Presenters are your leadership team (Beth Rye, Brad Boes, Heather Hahn and Rick Bird), Mark Wonsil from ND Industries, and Rob Reid from DocStar!

    Meeting Agenda (EST):

    10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Sound check and Welcome
    10:10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Oh no! I can't touch this! – Real-life solutions on how to keep employees safe while using Epicor MES
    11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Is it time to go to the cloud? – Solutions for keeping your Epicor data safe while maintaining access for all employees
    12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch break and socializing
    12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Where is all this paper coming from? – How to reduce the amount of paperwork with DocStar
    1:30 p.m – 2:30 p.m. How can I count now? – Solutions on how to Social Distance yet keep things such as Inventory under control including cycle counting in Epicor
    2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Meeting wrap up

    Register as soon as possible for "Can I Touch This? Solutions for helping to keep your business functioning during the COVID-19 Crisis and after using Epicor" because "seating" is limited to the first 100 participants! Zoom invites and passwords will be sent out to only those that register!

    **There will be 10 minutes breaks between sessions for you to refill your coffee cup, take a bathroom break, check email, etc. We will be getting our next speaker setup and ready to go!

    See event page to register today!
  • MI-IN Epicor Users Group Meeting - So You Don't Want to Touch This?

    Hello MI-IN EUG members!  I hope everyone is staying safe!

    The MI-IN Epicor Users Group Leadership Team is  excited to announce that we are planning a virtual meeting to be held in the first part of June (not long from now!) entitled, So You Don't Want to Touch This: Solutions for helping to keep your business functioning during the COVID-19 crisis

    Sessions being planned are:

    • Do I really need to wear gloves? - Ideas and solutions on how to help keep your workers safe while using Epicor MES
    • Is it time to go to the cloud? - Ideas and solutions on how to help keep your data safe and accessible to all employees
    • Where is all this paper coming from? - How to reduce the amount of paperwork that needs to be handled with DocStar
    • How far do I have to stay away? - Solutions on how to Social Distance yet keep things such as inventory under control

    We will have a date, schedule and registration link out soon!  Check back shortly for more information!
  • NO MEETING TOMORROW

    Just a reminder that the meeting scheduled for March 17th is canceled
  • MI-IN Epicor Users Group Quarterly Meerting - February 4, 2020 - It's all about Purchasing!

    Interested in learning more about Requistions and the PO Approval Process?  Do you have questions about the Buyer's Workbench or Epicor Commerce Connect?  Are you interested in those 3rd party Purchasing applications (SourceDay and Epicor ARM) and how they can help your company's Purchasing Department?

    If you answered yes to any of the questions above or simply want to network with other Epicor user, then you will want to reserve your spot for the next MI-IN Epicor Users Group meeting, It's All About Purchasing!,  on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, being held in Kalamazoo, MI!  A representative from SourceDay and a representative from Epicor will be on hand to present their respective company's software; SourceDay  Purchase Order Management Software and Epicor ARM (Advanced Requisition Management).  A representative from Epicor will be on hand to discuss the Buyer's Workbench, Epicor Commerce Connect, Epicor's requisition system and the PO Approval process as well as answering many of the Purchasing system questions you may have.

    During the session and when we break for lunch, you will have the opportunity to network with some of your peers.  Don't forget to bring some business cards along to swap with individuals you meet!  In the afternoon, we will break out into a roundtable discussion where you can bring your questions, get answers and share experiences!

    Meeting Details:

    Date:  Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Place:  VanDeusen Room
                Kalamazoo Central Library
                315 S Rose St
                Kalamazoo, MI  49007
                http://kpl.gov/default.aspx

    Meeting Agenda:

    9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.     Registration Check In
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.   Introductions and Housekeeping
    10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Epicor Purchasing including PO Approval, and the Buyer's Workbench
    11:30 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.   Break
    11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.   SourceDay
    12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.   Lunch and Networking
    12:35 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.     Epicor ARM
    1:05 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.      Epicor Requisitions and Epicor Commerce Connect
    1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.      Roundtable discussion
    2:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Meeting Wrap-Up

    Cost:  $10 per attendee payable in advance through the reservation link


    IMPORTANT - Please note: We are now accepting meeting reservations only through the Epicor User Group website.  All fees must be paid at the time of making your reservation.  No reservations will be accepted at the door.

    Additional Information:  Lunch is provided during the meeting.  Please make us aware of any special dietary concerns you may have when checking in or email Heather Hahn prior to the meeting by clicking on the link.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Register by clicking here!
  • 2020 NEUG Meeting Dates

    All Tuesdays:

    24 March - Milford, MA - Crystal Room Conference Center - (Postponed Due to Corona Virus).

    Virtual Meeting was held May 14

    Schedule for additional Virtual Meetings for the remainder of the year is being developed.
  • Fall 2019 Meeting

    We are beginning to plan our fall meeting, which will likely occur some time in mid November or early December.

    Looking for anyone interested in presenting.  Please contact rick_griffith@bullard.com or mfrench@coldjet.com if interested.
  • Final reminder for the MI-IN Epicor Users Group Quarterly Meeting - Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Interested in learning about Active Home Page and Epicor Data Discovery?

    Thinking about Epicor's Cloud Computing and want to hear from a customer who uses it?

    Wondering what is new in 10.2.400?

    Have you built a BPM, Dashboard, etc. that is helping your company?  Have you ever thought about the EUG RUG Cup contest?


    If you answered yes to any of the questions above or simply want to network with other Epicor users, then you will want to reserve your spot for the next MI-IN Epicor Users Group meeting, Epicor Latest and Greatest!,  on Thursday, October 3, 2019, being held in Kalamazoo, MI!  Fred Zelhart and Calvin Dekker from CodaBears will be on hand to present on Active Home Page and Epicor Data Discovery

    People always ask the Leadership Team about having a customer present on a topic.  Here's your chance to hear from a customer and expert!  Mark Wonsil from Perceptron, will be on hand to discuss Epicor's Cloud Computing.  As an Epicor customer who has been using Epicor's cloud computing solution since nearly the beginning, he will dispel any non-truths about it as well as answer many of the questions you may have regarding cloud computing.  If you are thinking about moving to the cloud and have questions or just need to know more about it, you won't want to miss this! 

    To end the morning, we will hear from our MI-IN EUG RUG Cup contestants.  If you have a BPM, Dashboard, Customization, etc. that has helped your business, consider entering the contest.  It's not difficult and will be worth your while!  The winner of the MI-IN EUG Regional contest will receive a $300 Visa Gift Card and will represent the MI-IN EUG at Insights 2020 (there will be a discount on your Insights 2020 registration fee as well).  Contact Heather Hahn  or Brad Boes ASAP by clicking on their name to email them about receiving information on how you can be a contestant/presenter during the MI-IN Epicor RUG Cup Contest!

    During the ice breaker session and when we break for lunch, you will have the opportunity to network with some of your peers.  Don't forget to bring some business cards along to swap with individuals you meet! 

    In the afternoon, we will hear from an Epicor representative on What's New in 10.2.400.  If you're thinking about upgrading, now is the time to find out about this release!  To round out the day, we will break out into a roundtable discussion where you can bring your questions, get answers and share experiences as well as congratulate our 2019-2020 MI-IN RUG Cup winner!


    Meeting Details:

    Date:  Thursday, October 3, 2019
    Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Place:  VanDeusen Room
                Kalamazoo Central Library
                315 S Rose St
                Kalamazoo, MI  49007
                www.kpl.gov/central


    Meeting Agenda:

    9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Registration Check In
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Introductions and Housekeeping
    10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Epicor Active Home Page/EDD with Fred Zelhart and Calvin Dekker
    11:05 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.  Break
    11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.  Epicor Cloud Computing with Mark Wonsil/Perceptron
    11:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Ice Breaker
    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  MI-IN RUG Cup Contest presentations
    12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch and Networking 
    12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    MI-IN RUG Cup Voting
    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.      What's New in 10.2.400? with an Epicor representative
    1:45 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.     Roundtable discussion
    2:20 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.      Winner of the MI-IN Epicor RUG Cup contestannounced
    2:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.      Meeting Wrap-Up

    Cost:  $10 per attendee payable in advance through the reservation link
             
    IMPORTANT - Please note: We are now accepting meeting reservations only through the Epicor User Group website.  All fees must be paid at the time of making your reservation.  No reservations will be accepted at the door.

    Additional Information:  Lunch is provided during the meeting.  Please make us aware of any special dietary concerns you may have when checking in or email Heather Hahn prior to the meeting by clicking on the link.

    We look forward to seeing you there!
  • MI-IN Epicor Users Group meeting - October 3, 2019

    Register Now by Clicking Here!

     

    Interested in learning about Active Home Page and Epicor Data Discovery?
    Thinking about Epicor's Cloud Computing and want to hear from a customer who uses it?
    Wondering what is new in 10.2.400?

    Have you built a BPM, Dashboard, etc. that is helping your company?  Have you ever thought about the EUG RUG Cup contest?


    If you answered yes to any of the questions above or simply want to network with other Epicor users, then you will want to reserve your spot for the next MI-IN Epicor Users Group meeting, Epicor Latest and Greatest!,  on Thursday, October 3, 2019, being held in Kalamazoo, MI!  Fred Zelhart and Calvin Dekker from CodaBears will be on hand to present on Active Home Page and Epicor Data Discovery

    People always ask the Leadership Team about having a customer present on a topic.  Here's your chance to hear from a customer and expert!  Mark Wonsil from Perceptron, will be on hand to discuss Epicor's Cloud Computing.  As an Epicor customer who has been using Epicor's cloud computing solution since nearly the beginning, he will dispel any non-truths about it as well as answer many of the questions you may have regarding cloud computing.  If you are thinking about moving to the cloud and have questions or just need to know more about it, you won't want to miss this! 

    To end the morning, we will hear from our MI-IN EUG RUG Cup contestants.  If you have a BPM, Dashboard, Customization, etc. that has helped your business, consider entering the contest.  It's not difficult and will be worth your while!  The winner of the MI-IN EUG Regional contest will receive a $300 Visa Gift Card and will represent the MI-IN EUG at Insights 2020 (there will be a discount on your Insights 2020 registration fee as well).  Contact Heather Hahn  or Brad Boes ASAP by clicking on their name to email them about receiving information on how you can be a contestant/presenter during the MI-IN Epicor RUG Cup Contest!

    During the ice breaker session and when we break for lunch, you will have the opportunity to network with some of your peers.  Don’t forget to bring some business cards along to swap with individuals you meet! 

    In the afternoon, we will hear from an Epicor representative on What's New in 10.2.400.  If you're thinking about upgrading, now is the time to find out about this release!  To round out the day, we will break out into a roundtable discussion where you can bring your questions, get answers and share experiences as well as congratulate our 2019-2020 MI-IN RUG Cup winner!


    Meeting Details:

    Date:  Thursday, October 3, 2019
    Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Place:  VanDeusen Room
                Kalamazoo Central Library
                315 S Rose St
                Kalamazoo, MI  49007
                https://www.kpl.gov/central/


    Meeting Agenda:

    9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Registration Check In
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Introductions and Housekeeping
    10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Epicor Active Home Page/EDD with Fred Zelhart and Calvin Dekker
    11:05 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.  Break
    11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.  Epicor Cloud Computing with Mark Wonsil/Perceptron
    11:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Ice Breaker
    11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  MI-IN RUG Cup Contest presentations
    12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch and Networking 
    12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    MI-IN RUG Cup Voting
    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.      What's New in 10.2.400? with an Epicor representative
    1:45 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.     Roundtable discussion
    2:20 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.      Winner of the MI-IN Epicor RUG Cup contestannounced
    2:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.      Meeting Wrap-Up

    Cost:  $10 per attendee payable in advance through the reservation link
             
    IMPORTANT - Please note: We are now accepting meeting reservations only through the Epicor User Group website.  All fees must be paid at the time of making your reservation.  No reservations will be accepted at the door.

    Additional Information:  Lunch is provided during the meeting.  Please make us aware of any special dietary concerns you may have when checking in or email Heather Hahn prior to the meeting by clicking on the link.

    We look forward to seeing you there!