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Infor VISUAL is an ERP software focused on manufacturing companies with business intelligence, planning and scheduling, and pricing, quoting, and estimating capabilities, among others.adequate,but limitedInfor Visual was selected as as an enterprise wide tool for accounting, MRP, manufacturing process control, and inventory control for US operations. It was selected as a Y2K solution to the home-grown MRP system used at that time. The software helped the design of process control for business and manufacturing, document control for BOM design and changes as well as business information for labor and material costing to develop costing models for sales. The quality control modules were not used.,Infor Visual has a standard way of addressing business operations: sales orders, invoicing, reporting. It is easy to train operators used to using a manual or other ERP system. Material control is easy for production runs, R&D material lists and repairs. The process of receiving, issuing and returning material to inventory is facilitated by standard interfaces that are easily learned by material control operators. Engineering changes to bills of material are facilitated by the "engineering Master" flexible editing capability. The version control for the BOM's can be as detailed or vague as the process designed dictates. One item of a BOM or the entire BOM can be changed quickly and approved for production that day.,At times a "shadow part" is necessary in the manufacturing process. This shadow part does not require an inventory transaction but is made a as a separate process - sometimes out of sequence to the general process flow. Infor Visual ver 6.3.5 does not have that capability. When generating forms for business and manufacturing operations Infor Visual ver 6.3.5 has a limited number of options. To change or add forms requires an unsupported editor. When the stock and custom options are depleted an outside programming module is required as well as programmers to develop the forms. While free software upgrades to the main operations modules have been part of the maintenance agreement. One upgrade required database and hardware support not justifiable for the current business model. The system was frozen at the current version at that time. There is no easy way to differentiate between engineering documentation and production documentation.,5,I cannot comment on business impact.,SAP Business One, Epicor Eclipse and SAP ERPVisual 8.0 & VTA Review.We have been using the Visual Time & Attendance (VTA) module for approximately a year now. We are in the middle of our implementation into Visual 8.0 across the whole organization. Visual 8.0 will be used enterprise wide. We merged with a larger company 14 months ago and we are now in the process of combining systems into Visual. It will handle our accounting systems and scheduling.,Visual provides a one-stop shop for our organization.,VTA has been extremely unreliable. I would not recommend it. It is not customizable at all. There is no logical way to handle shift differentials which is a huge issue with a company that runs 24/7. If you do not have a schedule set up, they cannot clock in. This poses a problem for anyone that gets called in on a shift they don't normally work on.,2,Will increase efficiency, will streamline our processes, especially in Customer Service and Scheduling.,Ascentis, Ascentis HR, Ascentis Payroll, Ascentis and Ascentis Timekeeper,750,5,Scheduling/inventory management Order processing and bidding Accounting,8,Vendor implemented,No,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Getting down into the nitty gritty of what we need to have happen compared to what we are doing now.,2,No,2,No,Not at all. I haven't even tried.,None,Finding the correct module is confusing. The user interface is not very user friendly. The layout of the screens are confusing.,2
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November 21, 2018

Infor VISUAL Review: "adequate,but limited"

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Infor Visual was selected as as an enterprise wide tool for accounting, MRP, manufacturing process control, and inventory control for US operations. It was selected as a Y2K solution to the home-grown MRP system used at that time. The software helped the design of process control for business and manufacturing, document control for BOM design and changes as well as business information for labor and material costing to develop costing models for sales. The quality control modules were not used.
  • Infor Visual has a standard way of addressing business operations: sales orders, invoicing, reporting. It is easy to train operators used to using a manual or other ERP system.
  • Material control is easy for production runs, R&D material lists and repairs. The process of receiving, issuing and returning material to inventory is facilitated by standard interfaces that are easily learned by material control operators.
  • Engineering changes to bills of material are facilitated by the "engineering Master" flexible editing capability. The version control for the BOM's can be as detailed or vague as the process designed dictates. One item of a BOM or the entire BOM can be changed quickly and approved for production that day.
  • At times a "shadow part" is necessary in the manufacturing process. This shadow part does not require an inventory transaction but is made a as a separate process - sometimes out of sequence to the general process flow. Infor Visual ver 6.3.5 does not have that capability.
  • When generating forms for business and manufacturing operations Infor Visual ver 6.3.5 has a limited number of options. To change or add forms requires an unsupported editor. When the stock and custom options are depleted an outside programming module is required as well as programmers to develop the forms.
  • While free software upgrades to the main operations modules have been part of the maintenance agreement. One upgrade required database and hardware support not justifiable for the current business model. The system was frozen at the current version at that time.
  • There is no easy way to differentiate between engineering documentation and production documentation.
The original version of Visual Manufacturing (Lilly Software) was intended for mechanical manufacturing. It was adapted at our facility (we were not the first) to accomodate electronic manufacturing. For electronic manufacturing process control it is not ideal when referencing in-line or custom processes used to build product. For material control it is excellent unless a modification to a standard product is required (and we did this on 60% of product going out the door). The co-product feature that removes material from an assembly requires the creator of the work order to calculate the percentage of cost the removed items are from the completed product.
On the business operations side regional tax reports were difficult to extract and an external module to go into the data base and extract that had to be created.

The system itself was stable for the most part. Occasional "data collisions" corrupted transactions at times. The accounting procedures in place found them by the end of the month .where they were corrected.
For a small business with less formal processes Infor Visual can be used with little training for the operators. If the processes need a higher level of accountability and control the processes can be formalized with workflow scripts to ensure that higher level of control.
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November 13, 2015

Infor VISUAL: "Visual 8.0 & VTA Review."

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We have been using the Visual Time & Attendance (VTA) module for approximately a year now. We are in the middle of our implementation into Visual 8.0 across the whole organization.

Visual 8.0 will be used enterprise wide. We merged with a larger company 14 months ago and we are now in the process of combining systems into Visual. It will handle our accounting systems and scheduling.
  • Visual provides a one-stop shop for our organization.
  • VTA has been extremely unreliable. I would not recommend it. It is not customizable at all. There is no logical way to handle shift differentials which is a huge issue with a company that runs 24/7.
  • If you do not have a schedule set up, they cannot clock in. This poses a problem for anyone that gets called in on a shift they don't normally work on.
I would ask about the customization features and the costs associated with getting the system to actually work the way you need it to.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Single sign-on capability (1)
9
Role-based user permissions (1)
9
Dashboards (1)
2
Standard reports (1)
7
Custom reports (1)
2
Accounts payable (2)
8.0
Accounts receivable (2)
9.0
Global Financial Support (1)
9
Primary and Secondary Ledgers (1)
9
Intercompany Accounting (1)
7
Localizations (1)
8
Journals and Reconciliations (1)
9
Enterprise Accounting (1)
9
Configurable Accounting (1)
9
Centralized Rules Framework (1)
9
Standardized Processes (1)
9
Inventory tracking (2)
10.0
Location management (2)
7.0
Manufacturing module (2)
7.0
Pricing (2)
6.0
Order entry (2)
8.0
Cost of goods sold (2)
7.0
End-to-end order visibility (1)
7
Period Close (1)
9
Transactions Tax (1)
9
Subledger Reconciliations (1)
9
Project Costing (1)
5
Cost Capture (1)
8
Customer Invoicing (1)
9
Project Financial Performance Analysis (1)
6
Real-time Financial Reporting (1)
8
Production Process Design (1)
5
Production Management (1)
5
Configuration Management (1)
5
Manufacturing Costs (1)
8

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Infor VISUAL is an ERP software focused on manufacturing companies with business intelligence, planning and scheduling, and pricing, quoting, and estimating capabilities, among others.

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