Service Connect Usage

* EDI (Electronic Data Interchange).
* Historical Data.
* Archiving.
* Tracking.
* Fix Epicor Bugs.
* Mass Updates.
* Add/Update rows to UD tables.
* Data Extraction.
* Monitoring status of Print Agent.
* Create majority of a Pack Slip.
* Recalculating Ship By Dates.
Above are the main ways (so far) that we use Service Connect...

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marsch, Chris
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:12 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage



We use Service Connect for quite a few things. We automate several processes, integrate 3rd party applications and use it to export data. You can use it for what you are talking about. If you use a BPM to kick off a Service Connect Workflow, you can export data and then email it or send it to FTP or a folder. If you want to know more about Service Connect, and if you are attending Insights 2013 in Nashville, I will be presenting a session on Tuesday morning on Service Connect.

Christopher W. Marsch
IT/Database Administrator
Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, Ltd.
19E British American Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 399-3616 x272
Cell: (518) 795-0200

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of mbarryjr1
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:46 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage

Hello All! I'm considering purchasing Service Connect for Epicor 9 to automate the process of sending Purchase Order requests to our Suppliers . Does anyone else do this or what do you use Service Connect for?

Mike

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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Hi,

We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current users
of service would provide examples how it is currently being used in the
real world and with what applications.

For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage into
a warehouse management system etc.

Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of usage
and administration.

Thanks in advance.
I would also like to hear some of the same. We are still in the process
of figuring out how we want BOMs and routings set up and I am constatly
being asked to update tables behind the scenes so things don't have to
be rekeyed individually. I've been told that this can be done with
Service Connect and I was wondering if (a) this is really true and (b)
how much selection logic can be incorporated into the templates - ie I
am only adding operations if the part goes through a specific resource
group.

Thanks


Kersten MacLennan
IT/ERP Analyst
Semrock, Inc.
3625 Buffalo Rd.,
Suite 6
Rochester, NY 14624
585-594-7009
585-594-7095 fax

kmaclennan@...

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of brychanwilliams
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 3:31 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage



Hi,

We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current users
of service would provide examples how it is currently being used in the
real world and with what applications.

For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage into
a warehouse management system etc.

Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of usage
and administration.

Thanks in advance.






[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
We are currently entrenched in our implementation with a go live date of
May 1st. We are using Service Connect to load data from our old system
to Vantage. We use it to load/update Customers, Ship Tos, Parts, Costs,
Inventory Adjustments, Sales Orders, and are using it to do our Open
Invoice Load..



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of brychanwilliams
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 2:31 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage



Hi,

We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current users
of service would provide examples how it is currently being used in the
real world and with what applications.

For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage into
a warehouse management system etc.

Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of usage
and administration.

Thanks in advance.





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Service connect has the ability to handle just about anything that can be
done manually. We are still in the Service Connect implementation phase but
I have tested it pretty fully. We will be using it for an online parts
ordering system. It will create the sales orders automatically and send out
notifications to the customer when the order is processed. We will be
getting the data from an external FTP site at a specified interval. Service
Connect has the ability to handle exceptions and errors and send out emails
and create task for automation. I have already performed all of those tasks
in our test environment without any issue. Everything works as designed.



I am not an expert by any means but being a programmer I find the interface
logical and easy to understand. I will say that a novice or someone who is
totally unfamiliar with the Vantage database will have some issues.
However, if you don't understand how to generate a workflow you can turn on
tracing in Vantage, do your process manually, and then use the trace log to
map out your workflow in Service Connect. That is a big help for someone
that does not know Vantage tables and fields. You can build in almost any
selection logic necessary to perform the task. You can build queries to
retrieve data if necessary. I have already performed a couple of task with
it that I would have had to write a program before SC.



The only real issue that I have come across is that I cannot get Service
Connect to recognize the XML output of a BAQ without having to massage the
data. I was really hoping to automate some nightly processes by running a
BAQ, copying the file to an input channel folder and letting Service Connect
perform the process. It now appears that I am not going to be able to do
that. I have not called support yet about the problem, mainly because it is
not a part of my current project but I do intend to do so in the near
future.



I would not look at SC as the answer to everything but it should handle most
of the processes needed to import data or to automate internal processes.
The best thing about that is it will not interfere with the ability to get
support because it uses all of the Vantage business objects with the same
data verification as you would get doing the process manually. It also
recognizes any BPM methods you have. If you are using Vantage version
8.03.404 or higher then you can trigger Service Connect with a BPM rule to
automate processes even more.



Note: I would not suggest attempting to implement SC without spending the
money to have a consultant come on site to train you. The manual is not an
intuitive training manual by an means.



_____

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Kersten MacLennan
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:34 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage



I would also like to hear some of the same. We are still in the process
of figuring out how we want BOMs and routings set up and I am constatly
being asked to update tables behind the scenes so things don't have to
be rekeyed individually. I've been told that this can be done with
Service Connect and I was wondering if (a) this is really true and (b)
how much selection logic can be incorporated into the templates - ie I
am only adding operations if the part goes through a specific resource
group.

Thanks


Kersten MacLennan
IT/ERP Analyst
Semrock, Inc.
3625 Buffalo Rd.,
Suite 6
Rochester, NY 14624
585-594-7009
585-594-7095 fax

kmaclennan@semrock. <mailto:kmaclennan%40semrock.com> com

The Standard in Optical Filters for Biotech & Analytical Instrumentation

Hundreds of Thousands of Ion Beam Sputtered filters delivered -
extensive inventory now!

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From: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com] On
Behalf
Of brychanwilliams
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 3:31 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage

Hi,

We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current users
of service would provide examples how it is currently being used in the
real world and with what applications.

For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage into
a warehouse management system etc.

Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of usage
and administration.

Thanks in advance.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Our current uses for Service Connect include:

Nightly processing of material issue - returns from jobs. Data is
generated by Hanel vertical storage units in a flat file. I wrote a
customized version of a input conversion dll to process the flat
file, I believe the 8.3 version of SC can handle flat files with
fixed length fields, but as our CAM says it is not released yet, I do
not have a version to test.

Every time someone changes the default supplier on a part, a global
alert kicks out an xml file of the change. Service Connect picks up
that xml file and then alters supplier price lists accordingly. Same
thing happens if someone updates the standard cost of a part - the
supplier price list is updated as well. This ensures that correct
info is populated in PO Entry.

We make use of many user defined fields throughout Vantage. We use
Service Connect to keep thes fields maitained by way of excel sheets.

We create parts by using an excel sheet with a specific format.

Pretty much anything that is done repeatedly is a good candidate for
a Service Connect workflow.

This is just scratching the surface of the capabilities of Service
Connect. 8.3 is supposed to tie in with SharePoint which may be
interesting for tasks - don't know about infopath form processing as
a data input source......


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "brychanwilliams"
<brychanwilliams@...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
> bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current
users
> of service would provide examples how it is currently being used in
the
> real world and with what applications.
>
> For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage
into
> a warehouse management system etc.
>
> Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of
usage
> and administration.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
Charles, Our company cannot use BAQ to export an xml file because our
company identifier begins with a number and when it creates the BAQ it
fails to comply with xml rules. Our only solution was to not create
an xml but have the BAQ export a csv file. This works very well and
can be picked up by service connect just fine.


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Charles Carden" <shadow031449@...> wrote:
>
> Service connect has the ability to handle just about anything that
can be
> done manually. We are still in the Service Connect implementation
phase but
> I have tested it pretty fully. We will be using it for an online parts
> ordering system. It will create the sales orders automatically and
send out
> notifications to the customer when the order is processed. We will be
> getting the data from an external FTP site at a specified interval.
Service
> Connect has the ability to handle exceptions and errors and send out
emails
> and create task for automation. I have already performed all of
those tasks
> in our test environment without any issue. Everything works as
designed.
>
>
>
> I am not an expert by any means but being a programmer I find the
interface
> logical and easy to understand. I will say that a novice or someone
who is
> totally unfamiliar with the Vantage database will have some issues.
> However, if you don't understand how to generate a workflow you can
turn on
> tracing in Vantage, do your process manually, and then use the trace
log to
> map out your workflow in Service Connect. That is a big help for
someone
> that does not know Vantage tables and fields. You can build in
almost any
> selection logic necessary to perform the task. You can build queries to
> retrieve data if necessary. I have already performed a couple of
task with
> it that I would have had to write a program before SC.
>
>
>
> The only real issue that I have come across is that I cannot get Service
> Connect to recognize the XML output of a BAQ without having to
massage the
> data. I was really hoping to automate some nightly processes by
running a
> BAQ, copying the file to an input channel folder and letting Service
Connect
> perform the process. It now appears that I am not going to be able
to do
> that. I have not called support yet about the problem, mainly
because it is
> not a part of my current project but I do intend to do so in the near
> future.
>
>
>
> I would not look at SC as the answer to everything but it should
handle most
> of the processes needed to import data or to automate internal
processes.
> The best thing about that is it will not interfere with the ability
to get
> support because it uses all of the Vantage business objects with the
same
> data verification as you would get doing the process manually. It also
> recognizes any BPM methods you have. If you are using Vantage version
> 8.03.404 or higher then you can trigger Service Connect with a BPM
rule to
> automate processes even more.
>
>
>
> Note: I would not suggest attempting to implement SC without
spending the
> money to have a consultant come on site to train you. The manual is
not an
> intuitive training manual by an means.
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
> Kersten MacLennan
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:34 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage
>
>
>
> I would also like to hear some of the same. We are still in the process
> of figuring out how we want BOMs and routings set up and I am constatly
> being asked to update tables behind the scenes so things don't have to
> be rekeyed individually. I've been told that this can be done with
> Service Connect and I was wondering if (a) this is really true and (b)
> how much selection logic can be incorporated into the templates - ie I
> am only adding operations if the part goes through a specific resource
> group.
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Kersten MacLennan
> IT/ERP Analyst
> Semrock, Inc.
> 3625 Buffalo Rd.,
> Suite 6
> Rochester, NY 14624
> 585-594-7009
> 585-594-7095 fax
>
> kmaclennan@semrock. <mailto:kmaclennan%40semrock.com> com
>
> The Standard in Optical Filters for Biotech & Analytical Instrumentation
>
> Hundreds of Thousands of Ion Beam Sputtered filters delivered -
> extensive inventory now!
>
> The information contained in this message and any attachments may be
> privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If the reader
> of this message is not the intended recipient, or any agent responsible
> for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby
> notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this
> communication may be unlawful and therefore strictly prohibited. If you
> received this message in error, please reply to the message and delete
> it. Thank you
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com] On
> Behalf
> Of brychanwilliams
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 3:31 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage
>
> Hi,
>
> We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
> bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current users
> of service would provide examples how it is currently being used in the
> real world and with what applications.
>
> For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage into
> a warehouse management system etc.
>
> Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of usage
> and administration.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
Thanks for the info. Our company identifier is not numeric so that is not
the problem. Maybe I am exporting using the wrong method. The only way I
have found to export a BAQ file is to use the BAQ report function. Is there
a better way? How do you get it to export a csv file? I have looked
through my Vantage several times and that is the only way I have found to
make it export the data.



If I attempt to generate the schema from the BAQ Report XML file in Workflow
Designer I get the following error:



Failed to generate schema: The supplied xml instance is a schema or

contains an inline schema. This class cannot infer a schema for a

schema.



That is because there is a xs:schema in the output file.

If I delete that section is do not get the error but I get a schema that
looks similar to the following: (I shortened the first line)



<xs:schema xmlns:tns="http://Epicor.com/SC/UserSchema" >

<xs:import namespace="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100" />

<xs:element name="ReportDataSet">

<xs:complexType>

<xs:sequence>

<xs:element xmlns:q1="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100"
ref="q1:RptLabels" />

<xs:element xmlns:q2="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100"
ref="q2:Company" />

<xs:element maxOccurs="unbounded"
xmlns:q3="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100" ref="q3:BAQReportResult" />

<xs:element xmlns:q4="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100"
ref="q4:BAQReportParameter" />

</xs:sequence>

</xs:complexType>

</xs:element>

</xs:schema>



I have to remove everything from the xml file except the BAQReportResults.
Even then if the BAQ has used the normal field names such as Part.PartNum is
will not recognize anything. I have to create calculated fields for
everything and output those fields in the BAQ. It is a little difficult to
automate that process.



If anyone has a better idea I am all open for suggestions.



_____

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
laidig.systems
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 7:07 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Re: Service Connect Usage



Charles, Our company cannot use BAQ to export an xml file because our
company identifier begins with a number and when it creates the BAQ it
fails to comply with xml rules. Our only solution was to not create
an xml but have the BAQ export a csv file. This works very well and
can be picked up by service connect just fine.

--- In vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com, "Charles
Carden" <shadow031449@...> wrote:
>
> Service connect has the ability to handle just about anything that
can be
> done manually. We are still in the Service Connect implementation
phase but
> I have tested it pretty fully. We will be using it for an online parts
> ordering system. It will create the sales orders automatically and
send out
> notifications to the customer when the order is processed. We will be
> getting the data from an external FTP site at a specified interval.
Service
> Connect has the ability to handle exceptions and errors and send out
emails
> and create task for automation. I have already performed all of
those tasks
> in our test environment without any issue. Everything works as
designed.
>
>
>
> I am not an expert by any means but being a programmer I find the
interface
> logical and easy to understand. I will say that a novice or someone
who is
> totally unfamiliar with the Vantage database will have some issues.
> However, if you don't understand how to generate a workflow you can
turn on
> tracing in Vantage, do your process manually, and then use the trace
log to
> map out your workflow in Service Connect. That is a big help for
someone
> that does not know Vantage tables and fields. You can build in
almost any
> selection logic necessary to perform the task. You can build queries to
> retrieve data if necessary. I have already performed a couple of
task with
> it that I would have had to write a program before SC.
>
>
>
> The only real issue that I have come across is that I cannot get Service
> Connect to recognize the XML output of a BAQ without having to
massage the
> data. I was really hoping to automate some nightly processes by
running a
> BAQ, copying the file to an input channel folder and letting Service
Connect
> perform the process. It now appears that I am not going to be able
to do
> that. I have not called support yet about the problem, mainly
because it is
> not a part of my current project but I do intend to do so in the near
> future.
>
>
>
> I would not look at SC as the answer to everything but it should
handle most
> of the processes needed to import data or to automate internal
processes.
> The best thing about that is it will not interfere with the ability
to get
> support because it uses all of the Vantage business objects with the
same
> data verification as you would get doing the process manually. It also
> recognizes any BPM methods you have. If you are using Vantage version
> 8.03.404 or higher then you can trigger Service Connect with a BPM
rule to
> automate processes even more.
>
>
>
> Note: I would not suggest attempting to implement SC without
spending the
> money to have a consultant come on site to train you. The manual is
not an
> intuitive training manual by an means.
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com] On
Behalf Of
> Kersten MacLennan
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:34 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> Subject: RE: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage
>
>
>
> I would also like to hear some of the same. We are still in the process
> of figuring out how we want BOMs and routings set up and I am constatly
> being asked to update tables behind the scenes so things don't have to
> be rekeyed individually. I've been told that this can be done with
> Service Connect and I was wondering if (a) this is really true and (b)
> how much selection logic can be incorporated into the templates - ie I
> am only adding operations if the part goes through a specific resource
> group.
>
> Thanks
>
>
> Kersten MacLennan
> IT/ERP Analyst
> Semrock, Inc.
> 3625 Buffalo Rd.,
> Suite 6
> Rochester, NY 14624
> 585-594-7009
> 585-594-7095 fax
>
> kmaclennan@semrock. <mailto:kmaclennan%40semrock.com> com
>
> The Standard in Optical Filters for Biotech & Analytical Instrumentation
>
> Hundreds of Thousands of Ion Beam Sputtered filters delivered -
> extensive inventory now!
>
> The information contained in this message and any attachments may be
> privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If the reader
> of this message is not the intended recipient, or any agent responsible
> for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby
> notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this
> communication may be unlawful and therefore strictly prohibited. If you
> received this message in error, please reply to the message and delete
> it. Thank you
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com] On
> Behalf
> Of brychanwilliams
> Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 3:31 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage
>
> Hi,
>
> We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
> bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current users
> of service would provide examples how it is currently being used in the
> real world and with what applications.
>
> For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage into
> a warehouse management system etc.
>
> Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of usage
> and administration.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I also use the BAQ export process. In 8.03 in export form there is a
dropdown for output format. That is where you choose between xml and
csv. I also trigger service connect from action within the systems
like BAM triggers or BPM rules. BPM is by far the best. I just wrote
a couple lines of 4GL code to export the entire dataset that i'm
working with.

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Charles Carden" <shadow031449@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the info. Our company identifier is not numeric so that
is not
> the problem. Maybe I am exporting using the wrong method. The only
way I
> have found to export a BAQ file is to use the BAQ report function.
Is there
> a better way? How do you get it to export a csv file? I have looked
> through my Vantage several times and that is the only way I have
found to
> make it export the data.
>
>
>
> If I attempt to generate the schema from the BAQ Report XML file in
Workflow
> Designer I get the following error:
>
>
>
> Failed to generate schema: The supplied xml instance is a schema or
>
> contains an inline schema. This class cannot infer a schema for a
>
> schema.
>
>
>
> That is because there is a xs:schema in the output file.
>
> If I delete that section is do not get the error but I get a schema that
> looks similar to the following: (I shortened the first line)
>
>
>
> <xs:schema xmlns:tns="http://Epicor.com/SC/UserSchema" >
>
> <xs:import namespace="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100" />
>
> <xs:element name="ReportDataSet">
>
> <xs:complexType>
>
> <xs:sequence>
>
> <xs:element xmlns:q1="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100"
> ref="q1:RptLabels" />
>
> <xs:element xmlns:q2="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100"
> ref="q2:Company" />
>
> <xs:element maxOccurs="unbounded"
> xmlns:q3="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100" ref="q3:BAQReportResult" />
>
> <xs:element xmlns:q4="http://www.epicor.com/Mfg/100"
> ref="q4:BAQReportParameter" />
>
> </xs:sequence>
>
> </xs:complexType>
>
> </xs:element>
>
> </xs:schema>
>
>
>
> I have to remove everything from the xml file except the
BAQReportResults.
> Even then if the BAQ has used the normal field names such as
Part.PartNum is
> will not recognize anything. I have to create calculated fields for
> everything and output those fields in the BAQ. It is a little
difficult to
> automate that process.
>
>
>
> If anyone has a better idea I am all open for suggestions.
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of
> laidig.systems
> Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 7:07 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] Re: Service Connect Usage
>
>
>
> Charles, Our company cannot use BAQ to export an xml file because our
> company identifier begins with a number and when it creates the BAQ it
> fails to comply with xml rules. Our only solution was to not create
> an xml but have the BAQ export a csv file. This works very well and
> can be picked up by service connect just fine.
>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com,
"Charles
> Carden" <shadow031449@> wrote:
> >
> > Service connect has the ability to handle just about anything that
> can be
> > done manually. We are still in the Service Connect implementation
> phase but
> > I have tested it pretty fully. We will be using it for an online parts
> > ordering system. It will create the sales orders automatically and
> send out
> > notifications to the customer when the order is processed. We will be
> > getting the data from an external FTP site at a specified interval.
> Service
> > Connect has the ability to handle exceptions and errors and send out
> emails
> > and create task for automation. I have already performed all of
> those tasks
> > in our test environment without any issue. Everything works as
> designed.
> >
> >
> >
> > I am not an expert by any means but being a programmer I find the
> interface
> > logical and easy to understand. I will say that a novice or someone
> who is
> > totally unfamiliar with the Vantage database will have some issues.
> > However, if you don't understand how to generate a workflow you can
> turn on
> > tracing in Vantage, do your process manually, and then use the trace
> log to
> > map out your workflow in Service Connect. That is a big help for
> someone
> > that does not know Vantage tables and fields. You can build in
> almost any
> > selection logic necessary to perform the task. You can build
queries to
> > retrieve data if necessary. I have already performed a couple of
> task with
> > it that I would have had to write a program before SC.
> >
> >
> >
> > The only real issue that I have come across is that I cannot get
Service
> > Connect to recognize the XML output of a BAQ without having to
> massage the
> > data. I was really hoping to automate some nightly processes by
> running a
> > BAQ, copying the file to an input channel folder and letting Service
> Connect
> > perform the process. It now appears that I am not going to be able
> to do
> > that. I have not called support yet about the problem, mainly
> because it is
> > not a part of my current project but I do intend to do so in the near
> > future.
> >
> >
> >
> > I would not look at SC as the answer to everything but it should
> handle most
> > of the processes needed to import data or to automate internal
> processes.
> > The best thing about that is it will not interfere with the ability
> to get
> > support because it uses all of the Vantage business objects with the
> same
> > data verification as you would get doing the process manually. It also
> > recognizes any BPM methods you have. If you are using Vantage version
> > 8.03.404 or higher then you can trigger Service Connect with a BPM
> rule to
> > automate processes even more.
> >
> >
> >
> > Note: I would not suggest attempting to implement SC without
> spending the
> > money to have a consultant come on site to train you. The manual is
> not an
> > intuitive training manual by an means.
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> > From: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com] On
> Behalf Of
> > Kersten MacLennan
> > Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:34 AM
> > To: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> > Subject: RE: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage
> >
> >
> >
> > I would also like to hear some of the same. We are still in the
process
> > of figuring out how we want BOMs and routings set up and I am
constatly
> > being asked to update tables behind the scenes so things don't have to
> > be rekeyed individually. I've been told that this can be done with
> > Service Connect and I was wondering if (a) this is really true and (b)
> > how much selection logic can be incorporated into the templates - ie I
> > am only adding operations if the part goes through a specific resource
> > group.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> > Kersten MacLennan
> > IT/ERP Analyst
> > Semrock, Inc.
> > 3625 Buffalo Rd.,
> > Suite 6
> > Rochester, NY 14624
> > 585-594-7009
> > 585-594-7095 fax
> >
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> > [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
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> > Behalf
> > Of brychanwilliams
> > Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 3:31 AM
> > To: vantage@yahoogroups <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> .com
> > Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > We are considering Service connect to provide integration into a
> > bespoke SQL server application. I was just wondering if current users
> > of service would provide examples how it is currently being used
in the
> > real world and with what applications.
> >
> > For example, Loading a BOM from another system or plugging vantage
into
> > a warehouse management system etc.
> >
> > Also, just some general opinions about the product in terms of usage
> > and administration.
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
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Hello All! I'm considering purchasing Service Connect for Epicor 9 to automate the process of sending Purchase Order requests to our Suppliers . Does anyone else do this or what do you use Service Connect for?

Mike
We use Service Connect for quite a few things. We automate several processes, integrate 3rd party applications and use it to export data. You can use it for what you are talking about. If you use a BPM to kick off a Service Connect Workflow, you can export data and then email it or send it to FTP or a folder. If you want to know more about Service Connect, and if you are attending Insights 2013 in Nashville, I will be presenting a session on Tuesday morning on Service Connect.

Christopher W. Marsch
IT/Database Administrator
Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, Ltd.
19E British American Blvd.
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 399-3616 x272
Cell: (518) 795-0200

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of mbarryjr1
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:46 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Service Connect Usage



Hello All! I'm considering purchasing Service Connect for Epicor 9 to automate the process of sending Purchase Order requests to our Suppliers . Does anyone else do this or what do you use Service Connect for?

Mike



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