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Synergy Virtual Educational Summit

Synergy Virtual Educational Summit

Join us for our exclusive FREE VISUAL Virtual Educational Summit!

Thursday, April 23rd | 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm EDT

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COVID-19 is a disruptor for manufacturing industries. However, there is also room for opportunity, as manufacturers can use this time to focus on projects that were halted, clean up IT and supply chain inefficiencies, and reset strategy.

Under the current circumstances, we feel there is no better time to educate our customers on available tools, tips & tricks, and best practices. Having knowledge of these tool sets can make these challenging times a bit easier by leveraging solutions you already own.

We had a great response to our in-person Educational Summits with over 100 people in attendance. Based on the success of the previous Summits, we decided to schedule a Virtual Summit to allow all VISUAL users to attend.

Here is what a couple of attendees had to say about the value they and their companies received in attending previous Summits:

“The Educational Summit was a great way to connect with Synergy consultants and other users across the country. The takeaways, especially the tips and tricks, were worth the time to attend.”

“The Educational Summit was a prime opportunity to highlight functionality of VISUAL to more of our employees; an opportunity not only to have access to Infor and Synergy SME’s, but also peers from other companies which ordinarily wouldn’t be there. It was very valuable in communicating potential for improvement and we are very much looking forward to future Summits.”

This complimentary Virtual Summit will focus on educational topics which will help you get the most out of your Infor VISUAL investment while many of you and your colleagues are working remotely.

To inject a little fun into work, we’ll also be conducting interactive polls, a presentation scavenger hunt and trivia! Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a FREE 2-month All Cycles subscription of our VISUAL ERP Online Learning System. We’ll choose 3 winners! In addition, to assist in getting through the current situation attendees that participate in our Educational Summit Challenge will also receive 60 days FREE use of SmartViews including important reports such as Backlog and Bookings reports. We’ll include free installation and get SmartViews up and running for you quickly.


12:45 pm – 12:55 pm: Welcome & Introductions

Synergy’s newly appointed CEO, Paul Tedford, will kick off the meeting.

12:55 pm – 1:40 pm: Options VISUAL users have to solve common issues faced when working in a remote environment

Manufacturers have many options they can leverage while working remotely to help keep their business moving forward. Companies leveraging technology now will gain a competitive edge moving forward.

Here are some of the challenges that we are hearing from our customers today:

  • Limited access to paper invoices while working remotely
  • Unable to print checks from home
  • Unable to process and ship Credit Card orders
  • Require visibility of orders, shipments and the Shop Floor
  • Need 24/7 real-time visibility into machine efficiency and downtime

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm: Special Guest Speaker Michael Tamasi of AccuRounds

Mike will discuss:

  • Manufacturers working together to mobilize, organize, and operationalize critical path work streams necessary for manufacturers to pivot their operations to produce needed materials in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • What the post COVID-19 landscape may look like for SMB manufacturers
  • How AccuRounds has used Technology & Data to make better decisions faster and improve processes during this crisis

About our Guest Speaker:

Michael Tamasi is President and CEO of AccuRounds, a contract manufacturer dedicated to being the leading value solution for custom mechanical components and sub-assemblies used in numerous industries including medical, aerospace, semi-conductor, robotics and emerging technologies. Michael, a second-generation owner, has been working in the family business for over 35 years.

Michael is very active in industry and educational organizations including government appointments to the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, currently serving as Co-Chair, and previously sitting on the MA STEM Advisory Council.  In February of 2014, he was named to the New England Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served for five years, including as Chair in 2018.  Michael has been active in the National Tooling and Machining Association for over thirty years, serving on their Boston Chapter’s board for fifteen years. He is also Chairman of the Board for GBMP, Chairs the Executive Committee for Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships, serves as a NIMS Audit Team Leader and is an Ambassador for MassEcon.

Michael currently sits on the advisory board for the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of New Hampshire, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.  He also received a Master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.

2:00 – 2:15 pm: Break

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm: Best of VISUAL Tips & Tricks

Whether you are new to VISUAL or have been using it for years, this is a must-attend session for all VISUAL users! We’ll share the most popular and useful VISUAL tips & tricks which will make it much easier and faster to use – from drill downs that you might not realize are available, to drag and drop features that shave time off many tasks, and so much more! You will learn something you can start using right away. This session is recommended for anyone that would like to get more out of the features that are currently available in VISUAL.

Here is what a couple of past attendees had to say about this session:

“This was an awesome session. After many years of using VISUAL, I still learned many useful new tricks.”

“I learned several things about VISUAL that will benefit all of our users.”

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Advantages of a near paperless facility in a remote working environment

Companies who are currently paperless are finding it easier to adapt to remote working environments. See how tools currently available in VISUAL can help jump start your paperless initiatives, driving increased efficiencies and productivity.

Topics discussed will include how to use VISUAL features you already own such as Shop Floor Mobile, Workflow Tasks, Activities, Automated Notifications, and Document Maintenance.

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Questions & Answers

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WM Synergy Online Workshops provide an advanced, cost-effective, and efficient way to support employee training and development needs. Our courses are instructor-led interactive sessions that enable our customers to collaborate with peers and experts via web-delivered sessions.