HAPPY MANUFACTURING MONTH! Here we are in “new normal” for the manufacturing space… well in all spaces really.  Each day, more and more companies are adapting, finding ways to get back up to speed.  In navigating forward there seems to be a renewed emphasis on adaptation; being able to shift and evolve is more important…

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Infor announced the end of life for its 9.1 Release of XA on June 30, 2020.  What this means is that Infor Support will still try to help Customers if they have a problem, but no new fixes for that problem will be implemented at the 9.1 level.  Many Customers are currently still on some…

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Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Logo

Nominations are being accepted starting August 17!   This marks the 5th year of this annual contest, celebrating the novel and needed products manufactured by people in our hometowns. Wisconsin companies make an impressive and incredibly diverse list of products.  Top goods include food and beverage products, as well as machinery and fabricated metal products…

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If you’ve tried to apply an update to Infor XA’s PUI (Product Update Information) Tool lately, you might have been surprised to see your entire PUI Database disappear!  Luckily, this is easy to fix.   PUI is a tool provided with Infor XA that can be used to check the level of each object in…

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Hand turning backlit dial turning to Industry 4.0 setting

Think for a moment how you utilized your phone 10 years ago, or even 5 years back.  Mobile phones have surpassed being an accessory and for many are now staples in daily function. Many start their day depending on them as an alarm clock, for calendars & reminders, for podcasts through morning commutes, etc.  Not…

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Do you remember the hesitation and concern that occurred leading up to New Year’s Day 2000?  Many were second-guessing anything that relied on a computer or a program, as well as how society would fair in the “pending” aftermath of Y2K.  A couple years before that inevitable day, in 1998, there were some who were…

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WMC (WI Manufacturers & Commerce) Manufacturer of the Year Logo

There are 25 nomimations for the 32nd Annual Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Manufacturer of the Year awards. The program aims to recognize area manufacturers of all sizes and industries for good business practices, innovative business processes and productivity enhancements. Winners will be announced Feb. 20. This year’s nominees include (Southeastern Wisconsin Companies) Artemax, Inc. –…

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Infor has recently announced that it will be moving to the Corretto 8 version of Java.  Some of ISE’s customers have asked what this means for them, and that is the focus of this article.   In 2018, Oracle announced that they would start charging businesses for the use of Java SE in January 2019. …

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