RPI's 2018 Winter Webinar Series

As the current year winds down, RPI is pulling out all the stops for our Winter Webinar Series. We're bringing you topics from HCM, GHR, SCM, and Finance focused around CloudSuite FSM v11 and beyond. Some familiar faces, some new faces and a few special guests will be popping by the studio to help us out. So amongst all the hustle and bustle that the month of December entails, take a little time to join us for some new and informative presentations!

 

A Speed Session on Infor Public Sector with RPI Consultants

 

November 27, 2018. 11:00 am EDT

Presented by Joe Hoover, Richard Leigh Stout


Spend 30 minutes with RPI talking about RPI and Infor's Public Sector. Meet Joe Hoover, RPI's National Director for Public Sector, who has 20+ years' experience with Infor (Lawson), ERP, and the Public Sector. He'll be joined by Richard Leigh Stout, RPI's Chief Technologist and a prolific presenter on the Infor Technology stack. Together they'll briefly discuss how to get ready for Infor's v11 ERP, a road-mapping exercise for Public Sector, the ups and downs of on-premise installation vs. the Cloud, and current trends in the Public Sector. Finally, get a run-down of the topics we're covering of interest to Public Sector professionals in this webinar series as well as the details on RPI's new Public Sector Webinar series. 

 

Landmark Development

November 27, 2018. 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by Chip Cunningham, Carl Seay


Learn from the best on how to optimize the Landmark Development technology that enables your CloudSuite FSM, CloudSuite HCM, and the tools that make it all happen. Learn from RPI Technology Jedi Carl Seay and Chip Cunningham, who have spent years in the trenches making the Infor Lawson products work better for organizations like yours.

 

Going the Distance with IPA

November 27, 2018. 2:00 pm EDT

Presented by Richard Leigh Stout, Chip Cunningham


Ever find that attempts to kick-start an IPA-driven culture promptly lose momentum?  Let RPI walk you through a strategy to set the foundation for a long-term automation culture that leverages IPA to continuously streamline processes and increase transparency across your organization.  Learn what IPA flows are best to start with - those that will have the most impact in the shortest amount of time and the easiest for your organization to maintain.  Review how an Agile methodology can help build and sustain momentum based on constant wins and ultimately help drive a mindset of continuous innovation.

 

CloudSuite Data Transformation

November 27, 2018. 3:00 pm EDT

Presented by Richard Leigh Stout, Greg Pollard


CloudSuite v11 offers robust flexibility and functionality around Organizational and GL structures. But in order to take advantage transactional data converted from v10 needs to be transformed. Join this webinar to learn about RPI's approach to data transformation from planning through tool considerations, number of recommended passes and best practices around subsystem conversions. The RPI team will also discuss various strategies around retaining and accessing historical data.

 

After Hours v11 "Overtime" Q&A - Tampa Tuesday

November 27, 2018. 4:15 pm EDT

Presented by Richard Leigh Stout, Greg Pollard, Chip Cunningham, Carl Seay


Join the day's RPI presenters and ask questions about the day's webinars, start a conversation, or ask a question about Infor Lawson in general. Meet them all again in "RPI's Overtime!" We will add to the lively conversation by also discussing:

  • Planning your ADFS migration
  • Multitenant Authentication Options including Security and Single Sign On

 

Top 11 Things to Know About v11

November 29, 2018. 11:00 am EDT

Presented by Richard Leigh Stout, Keith Wayland


The WHY in of CloudSuite v11 in just 20 minutes!  Before you learn HOW to go to v11 of the Lawson ERP system covering CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management and HCM. Join Richard Leigh Stout, a Partner at RPI and Chief Technologist, live in person (not the bobble head), and Keith Wayland, RPI's Managing Partner, both leaders at RPI to understand the top 11 reasons WHY you should make the move. This is a webinar every business user should watch to understand the opportunities v11 offers and will help you position this transformational project within your organization. 

 

The Business Case for v11 CloudSuite

November 29, 2018. 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by Richard Leigh Stout, Keith Wayland


CloudSuite v11 represents a major leap forward in technology and functionality that offers a very significant opportunity to address real pain points across all business areas in pretty much any organization. Join Richard Leigh Stout, a Partner at RPI and Chief Technologist, and Keith Wayland, RPI's Managing Partner, for this webinar to review how v11's powerful functionality - including flexible GL and HR Organizational structures, a single source for all Invoices and a modern Open Enrollment experience - can help your organization save time and money.

 

To Cloud or Not to Cloud

November 29, 2018. 3:00 pm EDT

Presented by Richard Leigh Stout, Keith Wayland


Organizations are increasingly embracing Infor's multi-tenant cloud solutions. Join Richard Stout and Keith Wayland, as they weigh the advantages and disadvantages of embracing Infor's Cloud offerings including reduced Total Cost of Ownership, ODBC restrictions, giving up the sovereignty of root access, and hitching your organization to a technology infrastructure (Infor + AWS) that is built for the future.
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to SaaS
To sling your arrows on a Multi-Tenant,
Or to take Arms with "on premise" solutions
And by doing so? To license, perpetually...

 

After Hours v11 "Overtime" Q&A - Pre-Planning for v11

November 29, 2018. 4:15 pm EDT

Presented by Richard Leigh Stout, Keith Wayland


Join the day's RPI presenters and ask questions about the day's webinars, start a conversation, or ask a question about Infor Lawson in general. Meet them all again in "RPI's Overtime!" We will add to the lively conversation by also discussing:

  • Pre-planning for v11 - Engaging process owners and developing a roadmap for your organization to budget and plan for the future

 

v11 Differences for Financials

November 30, 2018. 11:00 am EDT

Presented by Chris Gordon, Zach Custodio


CloudSuite FSM (v11) offers you a transformational opportunity to take your system and your organizations to another level. There is a difference and it's not just technology! Get beyond the hype and the naysayers. Join RPI Consultants Chris Gordon and Zach Custodio as they walk through the key application differences and how you can benefit from the enhanced functionality. This the biggest change the Infor Lawson software has undergone in the last decade. Let us guide you through it!

 

Lease Management

November 30, 2018. 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by Chris Gordon, Zach Custodio


Learn from some of the best and the brightest - RPI's Chris Gordon and Zach Custodio - about how to take advantage of this often overlooked module. Listen to them discuss functionality to meet new lease reporting requirements, review the workflow within the module, and provide considerations for implementation so that you can eliminate the reliance on other lease systems and take advantage of the integration that the LM system provides. Power your system to a new level!

 

Ming.le - It's not Just a Pretty Face

December 3, 2018. 10:00 am EDT

Presented by Jeremy Stoltzfus, Barbie Hunley


Ming.le Enterprise provides you with unprecedented visibility and communication capabilities within Infor.  Join Jeremy Stoltzfus and Barbie Hunley as they provide real-life examples of how customers are taking advantage of Ming.le enterprise features as well as provide best practices for building out these attributes. Learn how to have Ming.le assist you in reaching new heights in your organization with its ease of use that will undoubtedly lead to increased user adoption.

 

Qualifications/Competencies: Power up your GHR

December 3, 2018. 11:00 am EDT

Presented by Jackie Dudas, Janna Hartsock


Learn how to define competencies, skills, certifications and other qualifications. Understand where these qualifications are needed in order to get the most out of your core GHR and Talent Management modules and how to start building them to get ready for v11 and to get more out of your GHR system today.

 

Compensation Management

December 3, 2018. 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by Jackie Dudas, Janna Hartsock


Jackie Dudas and Janna Hartsock will take you through the Infor Lawson Compensation Management module--part of the Global HR Talent Management Suite aka CloudSuite HCM. Better understand the system's ability to administer base pay and step and grade schedules, as well as more elaborate salary structures. They'll cover automation for promotions and merits, administering annual bonuses as well as incentive compensation and the integration of Compensation Management into other Talent Management Suite modules and S3. You'll also get a deep dive into Merit Budgets, showing you the setup and administration, as well as the Manager's View and activities in Manager Space.

 

Day 2 with GHR - Now What? Continue the Journey

December 3, 2018. 3:00 pm EDT

Presented by Janna Hartsock, Shannell Cockrell


For most organization the move to Global HR (GHR) or CloudSuite HCM is just the first step and the enabler to really take Human Capital Operations to new levels, making it a competitive differentiator in the ever-changing hunt for talent. You've likely seen our thought-provoking Day 2 Series on v10, so now take a look at Day 2 for GHR - you have gotten there - now what? Join noted experts on the HCM Journey, Shannell Cockrell, from Kennedy Krieger Institute, & Janna Hartsock, from RPI's team of experts to talk about the things to do once you are live on HCM and planning for your future. They explain why HCM is an organic, growing system and how to continuously improve your system and make your HCM team indispensable. 

 

After Hours v11 "Overtime" Q&A - Monday

December 3, 2018. 4:15 pm EDT

Presented by Jeremy Stoltzfus, Janna Hartsock, Shannell Cockrell, Jackie Dudas


Join the day's RPI presenters and ask questions about the day's webinars, start a conversation, or ask a question about Infor Lawson in general. Meet them all again in "RPI's Overtime!" We will add to the lively conversation by also discussing:

  • You're there, why stop - continue the journey and take your organization to a new level
  • Discuss the details of the critical modules that round out Infor's CloudSuite HCM

 

FSM Application Configurations

December 4, 2018. 10:00 am EDT

Presented by Stephanie Kowal, Mike Laskin


Are you on FSM today, or curious to see what it's capable of? Join RPI FSM experts Stephanie Kowal & Mike Laskin to learn the advanced power CloudSuite FSM makes available to you and how to take full advantage of Application Configurations. RPI will demonstrate these powerful tools, walk through best practices, give you some tips & tricks, and help you better understand the difference between configuration and customization.

 

Global HR Optimization - Powering HCM to new Levels

December 4, 2018. 11:00 am EDT

Presented by Melissa Olson, Janna Hartsock


Global HR (GHR) is a power product and tool, but unless you've optimized it for best use and aligned it with your current needs, it can be a challenge. If your implementation was a "lift & shift" conversion straight from Lawson S3, or you moved your old processes into the new system, you may need to optimize GHR. It is not impossible, and it isn't too late. But, it does require thought and planning. Listen to two experts in the HCM field explain how to get the most value from this powerful system and how they have helped other organizations optimize GHR and align with best practices.

 

Assessments - Unlock the Value in your ERP Investment

December 4, 2018. 12:00 pm EDT

Presented by Stephanie Kowal, Keith Wayland


Are you in an ERP rut?  Are your end users and customers continually frustrated with the system and seeking out other software to meet their needs?  Are you unsure of what the Infor Lawson system can offer you and how it may fit into your organizational goals and vision?  Do your functional areas run projects in silos and struggle getting budget to fund process improvement initiatives?  Join us while prolific presenter, Stephanie Kowal, Director of FSM, and Keith Wayland, Managing Partner, take you through RPI's methodical approach to Optimization Assessments to supercharge your Infor system that builds a roadmap for the future - making you a hero in your own organization. 

 

Case Study: Contract Management - A Success Story

December 4, 2018. 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by Stephanie Kowal, Lisa Spittal, Stephanie Marquez


Join Lisa Spittal, Senior System Architect for Enterprise Applications at Rochester Regional Health, Stephanie Marquez, Supply Chain System Administrator at Rochester Regional Health, and Stephanie Kowal, Director of FSM at RPI, as they talk through Rochester's journey in implementing Infor's Contract Management solution. Learn from some of the best with hands-on experience on how to take advantage of this important module, how other systems and business processes were leveraged and improved, as well as lessons learned to help your organization during your own implementation journey.

 

Automating Month-End Close - Case Study

December 4, 2018. 3:00 pm EDT

Presented by Jeff House, Jen Underwood


For Aspirus, a heavy load of manual processes across departments consistently resulted in an inefficient month-end close process. Then they decided to leverage IPA to automate and streamline the entire procedure thereby shaving an entire day off the process.  Join Jen Underwood, System Director for Supply Chain Informatics and Systems at Aspirus and Jeff House, Senior Technical Consultant for RPI Consultants as they take you through the solution they developed, share how it has impacted the Aspirus team, and show you tips to take back to your organization to maximize how your Lawson solution works for you.

 

After Hours v11 "Overtime" Q&A - SCM Tuesday

December 4, 2018. 4:15 pm EDT

Presented by Stephanie Kowal, Jeff House, Jen Underwood, Lisa Spittal, Stephanie Marquez


Join the day's RPI presenters and ask questions about the day's webinars, start a conversation, or ask a question about Infor Lawson in general. Meet them all again in "RPI's Overtime!" We will add to the lively conversation by also discussing how to:

  • Build a culture of continuous improvement in your Supply Management department
  • Break down Process Improvement efforts into bite-size chunks that your organization can digest
  • Prioritize initiatives based on effort and impact

 

 

HCM v11 Benefits - Power up your HCM

December 5, 2018. 10:00 am EDT

Presented by Melissa Olson, Kevin Hamilton


You are on Global HR or maybe you are just planning to start it. Learn from RPI HCM experts, Kevin Hamilton, and Melissa Olson, RPI's Director of HCM, about taking advantage of the new Benefits module that is part of Infor CloudSuite HCM. Learn the tips & tricks of a successful project and how you can take advantage of the powerful integrated module.

 

Open Enrollment

December 5, 2018. 11:00 am EDT

Presented by Melissa Olson, Kevin Hamilton


How to make one of the busiest times of the year for HCM team one of the easiest by taking advantage of the tools in CloudSuite HCM and Infor's Employee Space. You have taken the time and invested a lot of money to make sure you have the right benefit plans, now make sure the enrollment experience showcases your organization and talent through a great Open Enrollment process in Infor CloudSuite HCM. Let RPI HCM experts, Kevin Hamilton, and Melissa Olson, RPI's Director of HCM, help you make the Open Enrollment process what you want it to be and what it should be.

 

Accelerating Productivity with Infor Transition Management

December 5, 2018. 1:00 pm EDT

Presented by Matt Slazak, Ashley Rhodes


Learn how to accelerate productivity with Infor Transition Management. Simplify the on-boarding process and ease integration into your organization with this powerful tool using it as a strategic differentiator for talent. Listen to Talent Management Jedi, Matt Slazak, and Ashley Rhodes, talk about planning, configuration, and implementation plus the tips & tricks to make it one of the best investments in your organization.

 

Leveraging Infor Talent Acquisition - It Just gets Better & Better

December 5, 2018. 3:00 pm EDT

Presented by Matt Slazak, Ashley Rhodes


Join Senior HCM Consultants Matt Slazak and Ashley Rhodes as they show you how your organization can leverage this powerful tool. They'll discuss the key components of the module, Candidate, Employee, and Recruiter Space. They'll talk about upcoming features like new mobile capabilities, and On/Pre/Off-boarding functionalities. And they'll share common configurations and customizations that tailor the solution to your organization's needs.

 

After Hours v11 "Overtime" Q&A - HCM Wednesday

December 5, 2018. 4:15 pm EDT

Presented by Melissa Olson, Kevin Hamilton, Matt Slazak, Ashley Rhodes


Join the day's RPI presenters and ask questions about the day's webinars, start a conversation, or ask a question about Infor Lawson in general. Meet them all again in "RPI's Overtime!" We will add to the lively conversation by also discussing:

  • Why friends don't let friends lift and shift!
  • The features on the horizon of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding we are most excited about

 

HCM Application Configurations

December 6, 2018. 10:00 am EDT

Presented by Matt Slazak, Jackie Dudas


The advanced power CloudSuite HCM is available to you now, but to take full advantage of it, you want to fully understand Application Configurations and best practices. Join RPI HCM Experts Matt Slazak and Jackie Dudas to check out some of their favorite configurations and to explore the exciting options for this powerful tool.

 

The Quest for the Golden Project Plan

December 6, 2018. 11:00 am EDT

Presented by Justin Braun, Theresa Nelson


The Golden Project Plan; that oft-sought but ever elusive plan that eliminates most barriers to successful completion, helps ease through change management issues, and evades the pitfalls that plague successful project and implementation is no myth! Join Theresa Nelson and Justin Braun as they navigate the deepest, darkest wilds of project management to show you how, with the proper approach and know-how, you can create a project plan that provides your organization with the best foundation for success.

How to be a Kickass Client PM
 
December 6, 2018. 12:00 pm EDT
Presented by Justin Braun, Theresa Nelson

As a Project Manager you have a balancing act like no other.  But what are the characteristics and skills that set the best PM's apart from the rest of the pack? How do these superstar jugglers balance their role, team, expectations, and deliverables while driving the project to a successful go-live? Join RPI Project Management gurus, Theresa Nelson and Justin Braun, as we talk about walking this 

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