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Upcoming meetings and events:

 

The 2014 Lawson/Infor Southeast User Group Mega meeting is fast approaching!

 

Platinum Sponsors currently include TeamAbsolute, MHC, RPI Consultants and Dashboard Gear.

 

We are very excited to announce the agenda for the 2014 Southeast Lawson User Group meeting has now been posted! We can't wait to see you in May! Here are a few reason to attend this meeting:

  • 44 breakout sessions - the most ever offered at a SELUG meeting. Plus an entire track on Monday for Cloverleaf!.
  • 28 vendors have already committed -  the most ever participating in a SELUG meeting!
  • Dinner, live music and a fire dancer at Oystercatchers!
  • Updates directly from Infor executives , including Darci Snyder, Amy Ihlen and Lee Kilmer!
  • A GRAND Hotel on the water, with no construction!
  • A Great opportunity to network with Lawson users from across the southeast!

    Please remember to per-register by May 8th. Click here to register.  Register Today

 

Although the agenda will not be final until the end of March, there is such a strong demand for this meeting we are opening registration early!! New this year: everything will be in ONE LOCATION! We are excited to announce the 2014 Southeast Lawson User Group MEGA Meeting will be May 18-20 at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa Bay, FL!  This hotel offers a luxurious yet relaxed setting to learn, share, and network with hundreds of Lawson professionals from across the nation at one of the premiere Lawson User Group meetings in the country.  The hotel is set along a nature preserve on the Bay's upper shores, where you are invited to unwind on 35 acres of unspoiled beauty in one of Florida's most picturesque locales.  All meals, the hotel, the conference, even the Monday night entertainment will be at the Grand Hyatt.  And with complimentary shuttle service from the airport, this year's conference is easier than ever to attend!

Register today to take advantage of this affordable, information-packed conference!

 

Here are the facts:

 

What? Lawson/Infor Southeast MEGA Meeting

 

Where? Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay,FL

 

When?

  • Conference - Monday May 19th 
  • Conference - Tuesday May 20th ending noon

 

How Much? $99 per person until May 8th

Attire: Business Casual

 

Registration Site? Register Today

Hotel Reservation? Click HERE  (Southeast Lawson User Group), special rate $129!

 

Car Rental discount? National and Enterprise reserved a special rate for us!

                  National Car Rental click HERE  (1-800-CAR-RENT), account code XZ42A02.

                  Enterprise Car Rental click HERE  (1-800-RENT-A-CAR), account code XZ42A02.

 

Details! Details! Details! Keep reading for the details.

THE MEETING:

We are gearing up for the Southeast MEGA Meeting on May 19 & 20 Tampa Bay, FL! The SE Mega Meeting is one of the biggest Lawson/Infor User Group Conferences on the East Coast which includes user groups from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Florida. Join us during this 2 day event to network with Lawson/Infor users from all over the Southeastern US. Choose from among 40 different learning and educational sessions, and enjoy the warm Florida sun. Our conference ends at noon on Tuesday.

 

THE CONFERENCE CENTER:

The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt, located on a luxury resort.

 

THE HOTEL:

A limited block of rooms is on hold until May 1st at the Grand Hyatt Resort for a discounted rate of $129 per night. You can reserve your room by clicking here. Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available at this rate, so we encourage you to reserve yours early!

 

TRANSPORTATION:

Complimentary Shuttle: Available 5:00 AM - 1:00 AM daily, to our hotel from Tampa International airport (5 minutes away), departing the hotel every half hour. Courtesy phone marked Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay located in any baggage claim area will take you to and from International Plaza and Westshore Mall for shopping. See Guest Services for daily times.

 

AGENDA:

2014 SEMega Meeting Agenda

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

We are also excited about our dinner and entertainment on Monday night, May 19th:  we will meet for an open air dinner at Oystercatchers (also on the Grand Hyatt property!).   Oystercatchers Beach and Hammock Deck offers breathtaking views of Tampa Bay where the vibrant colors of the sun slowly setting over the Bay creates a perfect blend of a relaxed, yet chic dinner reception.  Live musicians will put us in the "Florida vibe" with sounds of Jimmy Buffet and steel drums throughout dinner and into the night.   And you will definitely want to hang around for a special "Fire Dancer" performance just after sunset; this is a thrilling show that comes from Hawaiian and New Zealand traditional dances, and something that folks will talk about for years to come!   This event is being sponsored by TeamAbsolute, MHC, RPI Consultants and Dashboard Gear.



  Future meetings and events:

  • inforum 2014 -  September 15-18, 2014 in New Orleans, LA

 

  • Fall TNLUG Meeting - Location/dates TBD

 

 

 

Sponsored by
                        
                                                TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2011
                                                  DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATE OFFICE
                                        100 Mission Ridge
                                            Goodlettsville, TN 37072
VIP Sponsors
Central Standard Time
 8:30 am Check-in and Vendor Showcase
Breakfast provided by our VIP Sponsors
 9:00 am Welcome by Janet Womble, TNLUG President
Introduce 2012 TNLUG Board Members nomination
Introduce Jason as President
Logo announcement
 Vote on Board Members
Thank the 2010/2011 Board Members
Introduce Vendors
Introduce attendees
9:45 am Lawson Global User Group update by Dave Deprimo, Lawson Global User Group
10:00 am Lawson Global Update and CUE preview by Toni Kennedy, Lawson Software
10:15 am Break and Vendor Showcase
10:30 am General Session #1: Avaap Test Automation - Would you like to automate your Lawson
system testing? Presented by Avaap
Avaap Test Automation is the latest innovative solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the painful and time consuming Lawson system testing process.  By automating your manual testing routines you can significantly compress testing cycle time freeing up valuable employee resources.  Additional benefits include the ability to:
Establish standardized, documented and repeatable Lawson test scripts
Reduce human errors often associated with regression testing
Increase visibility of test results through on line reports to help facilitate troubleshooting and satisfy audit
Generate significant return on investment (ROI)
11:15 am Break
11:20 am General Session #2:  Getting started with Lawson ViewPoint for LBI
Learn about Lawson’s new application: Lawson ViewPoint for Lawson Business Intelligence.  Learn how to use it to analyze your BI Cubes in Microsoft Analysis Services.
12:05 pm Lunch Provided by Avaap
Vendor Showcase
Vendor Giveaways
12:20 pm Optional Lunch and Learn Session (30 Minutes): Avaap AttachIt – Would you like to simply 
upload and attach documents to your Lawson transactions?  It’s as easy as attaching a file to an email.
AttachIt is another innovative turnkey solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the document attachment process by easily uploading documents or scanned images directly to Lawson in 3 easy steps: Click – Browse - Attach.  Capture all of your supporting transaction documentation without the need for costly and complex third party imaging solutions.
AttachIt Features:
An extremely simple yet flexible user interface 
Built on the Lawson platform so need for additional hardware 
Protects attachments from unauthorized access by enforcing Lawson security
Unlimited attachments can be viewed via standard Lawson Drill Around, directly on Lawson forms and via Self Service
1:00 pm Break out session #1: 
Technical: Lawson Reporting and Business Intelligence Tools Overview(by Rich Bendickson of Dashboard Gear): This session will cover all of the tools in the Lawson BI toolset and discuss the appropriate uses and common errors when working with each of the applications.  The session will also cover some of the best practices you can use to make your BI initiative a success.
Financial/Procurement: Project Accounting/Activities Mgmt – Real Business Issues Solved!  
Come hear how Project Acct./Activities Mgmt/Grants Mgmt was used to handle complex reporting requirements for other Lawson customers. Many Lawson customers own this application but are barely using it, if at all. A former Finance Mgr turned consultant that has been in your shoes, discusses how to leverage your investment in Activities Mgmt. This will include information on tracking Special Projects, Capitalizations, Grants Mgmt, Foundations, Billing and Revenue Recognition and more. This presentation will provide a high level overview of ways that you can get far more out of something you already own and are paying maintenance on it. Why not start getting a greater return on your investment??? 
  
HR/PR: Extend Lawson Employee Self-Service with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™
Leverage Lawson Employee Self-Service (ESS) and learn how your company can experience improved employee satisfaction when using ESS together with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™ for IRS Compliant Electronic W-2s and other Employee Documents such as enhanced pay stubs, total compensation and benefit statements. MHC Software will present how its Document Self-Service complies with specific IRS regulations and allows organizations to save time and money by delivering W-2s electronically.  MHC Software will also demonstrate how this solution can be used for other employee specific documents to eliminate the costs associated with printing and distributing these documents.  MHC also offers Turbo Tax integration which allows organizations to securely transmit W-2 data for consenting employees to Turbo Tax for automatic download.  This MHC Software offering has a measurable and quick return on investment.
Presented by Jenny Matson, MHC Software, Inc.
2:00 pm Break and Vendor Showcase
2:15 pm Break out Session #2
Technical: IT Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
Financial/Procurement: Finance Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the Financials/procurement round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
HR/PR: HR/PR Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
3:15 pm Announce the New TNLUG Logo
3:20pm TNLUG Giveaways  
4:00 pm End of Meeting 
4:00 pm New 2012 Board Members meet with Jason
Dollar General Corporation is located 20 minutes north of downtown Nashville.  
From the Nashville International Airport (BNA) or other locations south, east, or west of Nashville:
(From the Nashville International Airport take I-40 West toward Nashville to I-65 North)
In Nashville, take I-65 North to Exit 95, which is Vietnam Veterans Blvd. For overnight accommodations in Hendersonville, continue on Vietnam Veterans Blvd. until you get to your hotel’s exit.
To get to Dollar General, take Exit 1 from Vietnam Veterans Blvd., which is Conference Drive. 
Turn left on Conference Drive. 
Go 0.3 of a mile and turn left at the first traffic light to go to Dollar General Headquarters.  For overnight accommodations in Goodlettsville continue on Conference Drive for one mile until you reach Long Hollow Pike.    
From locations north of Goodlettsville:
Take I-65 South to Exit 97, which is Long Hollow Pike.  Turn left onto Long Hollow Pike.
Go to the Exxon station and turn right onto Conference Drive.
Go 1.1 miles and turn right at the traffic light.  
Once you turn off of Conference Drive at the Dollar General entrance, follow the yellow “event parking” signs. Turn right at the stop sign and enter the parking garage.  Please park on the P1 or P2 level of the parking garage and enter at the Level 2 (P2) elevator lobby between 8:15 and 9:00, as the other elevator lobbies are secured and will be unattended.  If you arrive after the meeting has started, walk around to the front entrance of the building and the security officer will let you in.  
Hotel Information
Courtyard by Marriott - Goodlettsville
865 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Holiday Inn Express - Goodlettsville
120 Cartwright Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
 
Sponsored by
                        
                                                TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2011
                                                  DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATE OFFICE
                                        100 Mission Ridge
                                            Goodlettsville, TN 37072
VIP Sponsors
Central Standard Time
 8:30 am Check-in and Vendor Showcase
Breakfast provided by our VIP Sponsors
 9:00 am Welcome by Janet Womble, TNLUG President
Introduce 2012 TNLUG Board Members nomination
Introduce Jason as President
Logo announcement
 Vote on Board Members
Thank the 2010/2011 Board Members
Introduce Vendors
Introduce attendees
9:45 am Lawson Global User Group update by Dave Deprimo, Lawson Global User Group
10:00 am Lawson Global Update and CUE preview by Toni Kennedy, Lawson Software
10:15 am Break and Vendor Showcase
10:30 am General Session #1: Avaap Test Automation - Would you like to automate your Lawson
system testing? Presented by Avaap
Avaap Test Automation is the latest innovative solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the painful and time consuming Lawson system testing process.  By automating your manual testing routines you can significantly compress testing cycle time freeing up valuable employee resources.  Additional benefits include the ability to:
Establish standardized, documented and repeatable Lawson test scripts
Reduce human errors often associated with regression testing
Increase visibility of test results through on line reports to help facilitate troubleshooting and satisfy audit
Generate significant return on investment (ROI)
11:15 am Break
11:20 am General Session #2:  Getting started with Lawson ViewPoint for LBI
Learn about Lawson’s new application: Lawson ViewPoint for Lawson Business Intelligence.  Learn how to use it to analyze your BI Cubes in Microsoft Analysis Services.
12:05 pm Lunch Provided by Avaap
Vendor Showcase
Vendor Giveaways
12:20 pm Optional Lunch and Learn Session (30 Minutes): Avaap AttachIt – Would you like to simply 
upload and attach documents to your Lawson transactions?  It’s as easy as attaching a file to an email.
AttachIt is another innovative turnkey solution from Avaap, Inc. designed to simplify the document attachment process by easily uploading documents or scanned images directly to Lawson in 3 easy steps: Click – Browse - Attach.  Capture all of your supporting transaction documentation without the need for costly and complex third party imaging solutions.
AttachIt Features:
An extremely simple yet flexible user interface 
Built on the Lawson platform so need for additional hardware 
Protects attachments from unauthorized access by enforcing Lawson security
Unlimited attachments can be viewed via standard Lawson Drill Around, directly on Lawson forms and via Self Service
1:00 pm Break out session #1: 
Technical: Lawson Reporting and Business Intelligence Tools Overview(by Rich Bendickson of Dashboard Gear): This session will cover all of the tools in the Lawson BI toolset and discuss the appropriate uses and common errors when working with each of the applications.  The session will also cover some of the best practices you can use to make your BI initiative a success.
Financial/Procurement: Project Accounting/Activities Mgmt – Real Business Issues Solved!  
Come hear how Project Acct./Activities Mgmt/Grants Mgmt was used to handle complex reporting requirements for other Lawson customers. Many Lawson customers own this application but are barely using it, if at all. A former Finance Mgr turned consultant that has been in your shoes, discusses how to leverage your investment in Activities Mgmt. This will include information on tracking Special Projects, Capitalizations, Grants Mgmt, Foundations, Billing and Revenue Recognition and more. This presentation will provide a high level overview of ways that you can get far more out of something you already own and are paying maintenance on it. Why not start getting a greater return on your investment??? 
  
HR/PR: Extend Lawson Employee Self-Service with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™
Leverage Lawson Employee Self-Service (ESS) and learn how your company can experience improved employee satisfaction when using ESS together with MHC Software’s Document Self-Service™ for IRS Compliant Electronic W-2s and other Employee Documents such as enhanced pay stubs, total compensation and benefit statements. MHC Software will present how its Document Self-Service complies with specific IRS regulations and allows organizations to save time and money by delivering W-2s electronically.  MHC Software will also demonstrate how this solution can be used for other employee specific documents to eliminate the costs associated with printing and distributing these documents.  MHC also offers Turbo Tax integration which allows organizations to securely transmit W-2 data for consenting employees to Turbo Tax for automatic download.  This MHC Software offering has a measurable and quick return on investment.
Presented by Jenny Matson, MHC Software, Inc.
2:00 pm Break and Vendor Showcase
2:15 pm Break out Session #2
Technical: IT Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
Financial/Procurement: Finance Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the Financials/procurement round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
HR/PR: HR/PR Enhancement Request & Round-Table Discussion
Do you have challenges with Lawson you wish you could find the answers to?  Do you often wonder how other companies have dealt with and overcome similar challenges?  Or want to find out how other users use Lawson to maximize process efficiencies?  Come participate in the HR-Payroll-Benefits round table discussion!  This open forum will allow you to interact with similar Lawson users and help you find solutions to those challenges issues.
3:15 pm Announce the New TNLUG Logo
3:20pm TNLUG Giveaways  
4:00 pm End of Meeting 
4:00 pm New 2012 Board Members meet with Jason
Dollar General Corporation is located 20 minutes north of downtown Nashville.  
From the Nashville International Airport (BNA) or other locations south, east, or west of Nashville:
(From the Nashville International Airport take I-40 West toward Nashville to I-65 North)
In Nashville, take I-65 North to Exit 95, which is Vietnam Veterans Blvd. For overnight accommodations in Hendersonville, continue on Vietnam Veterans Blvd. until you get to your hotel’s exit.
To get to Dollar General, take Exit 1 from Vietnam Veterans Blvd., which is Conference Drive. 
Turn left on Conference Drive. 
Go 0.3 of a mile and turn left at the first traffic light to go to Dollar General Headquarters.  For overnight accommodations in Goodlettsville continue on Conference Drive for one mile until you reach Long Hollow Pike.    
From locations north of Goodlettsville:
Take I-65 South to Exit 97, which is Long Hollow Pike.  Turn left onto Long Hollow Pike.
Go to the Exxon station and turn right onto Conference Drive.
Go 1.1 miles and turn right at the traffic light.  
Once you turn off of Conference Drive at the Dollar General entrance, follow the yellow “event parking” signs. Turn right at the stop sign and enter the parking garage.  Please park on the P1 or P2 level of the parking garage and enter at the Level 2 (P2) elevator lobby between 8:15 and 9:00, as the other elevator lobbies are secured and will be unattended.  If you arrive after the meeting has started, walk around to the front entrance of the building and the security officer will let you in.  
Hotel Information
Courtyard by Marriott - Goodlettsville
865 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Holiday Inn Express - Goodlettsville
120 Cartwright Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072