E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?

I'm just getting into setting up our financial module. Can you tell me why the accountants would need to generate their GL posts and stuff on test before entering it into the live db?

Thanks,

Jeff Purvis
J&T Distributing
859-745-7956
www.jtfoc.com


----- Original Message -----
From: Tom J. Christie
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 6:46 PM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?



(1) MRP runs twice a day (we do have the luxury of waiting very long before getting things moving!): noon and 2 am.
(2) Update Recycle thresholds runs once, before the 2am MRP. (If you don't know about update recycle thresholds, look it up and see if it applies to you.)
(3) COS/WIP is run approximately every Friday but only runs up to the previous Friday (it locks all labor transactions for the period closed which is bad if you ever want to get them tweaked to be accurate. This gives production enough time to review and resolve transactions).
(4) We are SQL and have hourly backups of the DB taken. These can be copied back over live or into pilot or test on demand.
(5) We use one of these SQL backups taken at midnight at the end of the month, copy it into test and let the accountants go nuts on generating their GL posts and stuff.
(6) We also have a bunch of SSRS subscriptions that fire off all daily emails of different data slices (one is a report of all sales orders entered yesterday whose margin is below X% that is sent to the sales manager).

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ed Garbowski
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:23 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?

We started out running MRP nightly, but found pretty quickly there were too many suggestions that were generated that were unnecessary but had to be looked at every day. Now we just run it once a week on Sunday.
We run COS/WIP Activity every Friday.

Thanks,
Ed
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Tim Vonderhaar
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:12 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?

We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!

Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:

MRP - nightly
Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?

Thanks,
Tim

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We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!

Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:

MRP - nightly
Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?

Thanks,
Tim
We started out running MRP nightly, but found pretty quickly there were too many suggestions that were generated that were unnecessary but had to be looked at every day. Now we just run it once a week on Sunday.
We run COS/WIP Activity every Friday.

Thanks,
Ed
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tim Vonderhaar
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:12 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?



We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!

Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:

MRP - nightly
Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?

Thanks,
Tim


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(1) MRP runs twice a day (we do have the luxury of waiting very long before getting things moving!): noon and 2 am.
(2) Update Recycle thresholds runs once, before the 2am MRP. (If you don't know about update recycle thresholds, look it up and see if it applies to you.)
(3) COS/WIP is run approximately every Friday but only runs up to the previous Friday (it locks all labor transactions for the period closed which is bad if you ever want to get them tweaked to be accurate. This gives production enough time to review and resolve transactions).
(4) We are SQL and have hourly backups of the DB taken. These can be copied back over live or into pilot or test on demand.
(5) We use one of these SQL backups taken at midnight at the end of the month, copy it into test and let the accountants go nuts on generating their GL posts and stuff.
(6) We also have a bunch of SSRS subscriptions that fire off all daily emails of different data slices (one is a report of all sales orders entered yesterday whose margin is below X% that is sent to the sales manager).



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ed Garbowski
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:23 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?



We started out running MRP nightly, but found pretty quickly there were too many suggestions that were generated that were unnecessary but had to be looked at every day. Now we just run it once a week on Sunday.
We run COS/WIP Activity every Friday.

Thanks,
Ed
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Tim Vonderhaar
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:12 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?

We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!

Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:

MRP - nightly
Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?

Thanks,
Tim

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We have a number of schedules set up:



1. MRP - Runs a full regen daily at 02:00.

2. We have a material issuing process that runs every day at 03:30.

3. At Start Up we start 3 continuous processes (Global Alerts/Email
Process, BPM Action Process, Backflush Labor Process).

4. Fill Shop Capacity Process is scheduled to run hourly.



We have 2 backups scheduled each day - one at midday and one in the evening.



Capture COS/WIP is run on a Friday up to the previous Friday. As Tom
mentioned, this is due to labor records being locked on posting, so we allow
a week for any adjustments to be made.



Hope this helps!



Thanks,



Darryn



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Tim Vonderhaar
Sent: 07 November 2012 22:12
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?





We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to
get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's
thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I
asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!

Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:

MRP - nightly
Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?

Thanks,
Tim





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Oh, like Tom said, we also give Finance their own test db (Training), and
copy the month end over every month, to allow them to go nuts before closing
month end out properly in the live db!



Thanks,



Darryn



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Tim Vonderhaar
Sent: 07 November 2012 22:12
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?





We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to
get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's
thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I
asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!

Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:

MRP - nightly
Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?

Thanks,
Tim





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Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies. I appreciate the reasons why too.

I really like the end of month backup and copy idea. That will really take the pressure off the accounting folks.

Tim

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Tom J. Christie" <tchristie@...> wrote:
>
> (1) MRP runs twice a day (we do have the luxury of waiting very long before getting things moving!): noon and 2 am.
> (2) Update Recycle thresholds runs once, before the 2am MRP. (If you don't know about update recycle thresholds, look it up and see if it applies to you.)
> (3) COS/WIP is run approximately every Friday but only runs up to the previous Friday (it locks all labor transactions for the period closed which is bad if you ever want to get them tweaked to be accurate. This gives production enough time to review and resolve transactions).
> (4) We are SQL and have hourly backups of the DB taken. These can be copied back over live or into pilot or test on demand.
> (5) We use one of these SQL backups taken at midnight at the end of the month, copy it into test and let the accountants go nuts on generating their GL posts and stuff.
> (6) We also have a bunch of SSRS subscriptions that fire off all daily emails of different data slices (one is a report of all sales orders entered yesterday whose margin is below X% that is sent to the sales manager).
>
>
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ed Garbowski
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:23 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?
>
>
>
> We started out running MRP nightly, but found pretty quickly there were too many suggestions that were generated that were unnecessary but had to be looked at every day. Now we just run it once a week on Sunday.
> We run COS/WIP Activity every Friday.
>
> Thanks,
> Ed
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Tim Vonderhaar
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:12 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?
>
> We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!
>
> Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:
>
> MRP - nightly
> Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
> Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?
>
> Thanks,
> Tim
>
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We lock our quantities on jobs and purchase orders... so that MRP is not suggesting us to do it....
We have a BPM that automatically does this... so that no one forgets to click on the check boxes.


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Systems Engineering
Pacific Contours Corporation
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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tim Vonderhaar
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 6:46 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Re: E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?



Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies. I appreciate the reasons why too.

I really like the end of month backup and copy idea. That will really take the pressure off the accounting folks.

Tim

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>, "Tom J. Christie" <tchristie@...<mailto:tchristie@...>> wrote:
>
> (1) MRP runs twice a day (we do have the luxury of waiting very long before getting things moving!): noon and 2 am.
> (2) Update Recycle thresholds runs once, before the 2am MRP. (If you don't know about update recycle thresholds, look it up and see if it applies to you.)
> (3) COS/WIP is run approximately every Friday but only runs up to the previous Friday (it locks all labor transactions for the period closed which is bad if you ever want to get them tweaked to be accurate. This gives production enough time to review and resolve transactions).
> (4) We are SQL and have hourly backups of the DB taken. These can be copied back over live or into pilot or test on demand.
> (5) We use one of these SQL backups taken at midnight at the end of the month, copy it into test and let the accountants go nuts on generating their GL posts and stuff.
> (6) We also have a bunch of SSRS subscriptions that fire off all daily emails of different data slices (one is a report of all sales orders entered yesterday whose margin is below X% that is sent to the sales manager).
>
>
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Ed Garbowski
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:23 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: RE: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?
>
>
>
> We started out running MRP nightly, but found pretty quickly there were too many suggestions that were generated that were unnecessary but had to be looked at every day. Now we just run it once a week on Sunday.
> We run COS/WIP Activity every Friday.
>
> Thanks,
> Ed
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com><mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com><mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Tim Vonderhaar
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 4:12 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com><mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [Vantage] E9 - What processes does your company run and how often?
>
> We are quickly approaching our go live of January 2nd and we are trying to get a list of all the commonly run processes required to make Epicor do it's thing. Similar to buying my first house, no matter how many questions I asked, there was always one more hidden fee at the closing!
>
> Our current short list of things we know we will run includes:
>
> MRP - nightly
> Mfg Lead Time Calculation - weekly
> Capture COS/WIP Activity - ?
>
> Thanks,
> Tim
>
> ________________________________
>
> The information contained in this message is intended solely for the individual to whom it is specifically and originally addressed. This message and its contents may contain confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure or distribution, or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information, is strictly prohibited.
> We have taken precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting software viruses, but we advise you to carry out your own virus checks on any attachment to this message. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by software viruses.
>
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