Events

Scheduling

Scheduling

April 11, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

Scheduling your plant is one of the most stressful and difficult jobs in the metal casting industry. Customers constantly change their requests dates which adds to your current load. This class will demonstrate the Flask Planner, Shop Planner, Heat Planner and setup requirements.

The workshop focuses on the tools available to you within the software. Time will be allotted to work 1:1 with B&L consultants.

Objective: Learn the tools needed to schedule your plant.

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6.4.5 Enhancements

6.4.5 Enhancements

April 15, 2024
1:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual

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AFS Metalcasting Congress

April 23, 2024 - April 25, 2024
Milwaukee, WI

North America's premier event for the full metalcasting supply chain is coming to Milwaukee's Baird Center in 2024, featuring three keynote speakers, including the honorable Mike Pompeo, the only person to serve as both Secretary of State and CIA Director!

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Boot Camp - May 2024

Boot Camp - May 2024

May 13, 2024 - May 14, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

This hands-on two day, in person class or virtual class provides a high-level overview of ALL modules in Odyssey. Ideal for users in the implementation process or new employees needing an introduction to Odyssey. Two key business processes covered in the software is Quote (new jobs) to Cash (post customer payment) and Requisition (for materials) to Pay (supplier payments) and everything in between. You will create a new product (casting) and follow it from Production (WIP), Quality, Finished Goods Inventory, Shipping, Billing, Cash Receipts. Job costing is also covered as well as other end user tools in Odyssey.

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 Crystal Reports - May 2024

Crystal Reports - May 2024

May 15, 2024 - May 16, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

By the end of this hands-on 2 day, in-person or virtual class, you will be able to complete the following: Create a Crystal Report using Odyssey data and the standard report wizard. Modify and refine the results of that report. Create a new Odyssey report by modifying an existing report. Create a new Odyssey report without using the report wizard. Set up new reports to be accessed from within Odyssey.

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Undo Packing Slips and More

Undo Packing Slips and More

May 20, 2024
1:00 PM EDT
Virtual

Accounting greatness is not just about what you calculate; it's about the financial stories you unfold.” ~Christopher Miller. Do you need help making changes to an invoice that has already been posted? Fear not, this webinar will walk you through the process of correcting posted A/R invoices and more.

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Product Allocations

Product Allocations

June 17, 2024
1:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual

Do you have parts that you keep on hand inventory and want a way to apply them to an existing order? Product Allocations can help with that. Come see what it can do for you!

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Costing

Costing

June 18, 2024 - June 19, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

Having accurate costing in your industry is vital to being competitive in today's market.
This workshop will give you all the tools you need to ensure your costs are accurate. From quoting to standard cost and job costs, you will learn how Odyssey's costs calculate. Time will be allotted to work with a B&L expert, please bring your questions.
Objective: Learn tools needed to understand product costs.

Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and will run until approximately 4:00 p.m. and can be attended in person or virtually.
Training materials will be sent upon registration. Computers, internet access, snacks and lunches provided for those attending in person.

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Administrator

Administrator

July 23, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

Are you interested in learning more about Admin Features of the Odyssey?

If so, please consider attending this one-day class, in person or virtually.

By the end of this class you will learn how to design screens, use the profile manager, managing favorites, and special features such as copying security, security groups, email log file, changing passwords, and table purges.

Additional topics to be covered will be linking files and images, handling Crystal Reports for cloud customers, System Monitoring, System Setup options, scheduling reports to run automatically, copying shop floor manager screens across companies and much more!

This class is intended for the Odyssey Administrators.
Classes begins at 8:30 AM and runs until approximately 4:00 PM.
Training materials will be sent upon registration. Computers, internet access, snacks and lunch will be provided for those attending in person.

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Consignment Inventory

Consignment Inventory

July 29, 2024
1:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual

What is consignment inventory? In Odyssey it is a means to track your inventory at different locations. In this webinar we will review Odyssey’s 3 options of consignment inventory: Ship Now, Bill Later - In-House Location, Ship now, Bill Later - Customer Site and Bill now, Ship later – In-House Location.

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Foundry Industry 4.0 Conference

July 30, 2024 - July 31, 2024
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Industry 4.0 is here. Forward-thinking metalcasters are leveraging innovation and technology to boost productivity, profits, and worker safety right now. Attend our upcoming conference to discover practical strategies to implement Industry 4.0 in your foundry or die casting facility. Learn how data-driven manufacturing, automation, and workforce training can future-proof your operations for sustained success. Network with industry experts and walk away with an action plan tailored to your unique goals. The future of manufacturing starts today - join us to take the first step toward a smarter, more agile tomorrow.

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 Boot Camp - August 2024

Boot Camp - August 2024

August 5, 2024 - August 6, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

This hands-on two day, in person class or virtual class provides a high-level overview of ALL modules in Odyssey. Ideal for users in the implementation process or new employees needing an introduction to Odyssey. Two key business processes covered in the software is Quote (new jobs) to Cash (post customer payment) and Requisition (for materials) to Pay (supplier payments) and everything in between. You will create a new product (casting) and follow it from Production (WIP), Quality, Finished Goods Inventory, Shipping, Billing, Cash Receipts. Job costing is also covered as well as other end user tools in Odyssey.

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Crystal Reports - August 2024

Crystal Reports - August 2024

August 7, 2024 - August 8, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

By the end of this hands-on 2 day, in-person or virtual class, you will be able to complete the following: Create a Crystal Report using Odyssey data and the standard report wizard. Modify and refine the results of that report. Create a new Odyssey report by modifying an existing report. Create a new Odyssey report without using the report wizard. Set up new reports to be accessed from within Odyssey.

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Gauge Management

Gauge Management

August 19, 2024
1:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual

This will be an overview of the Gauge Management Module. We will cover the file setup necessary to use Gauge Management, as well as, the different levels of integration available to manage the gauges.

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Commissions

Commissions

September 16, 2024
1:00 PM (EDT)
Virtual

In the Commissions Webinar, you’ll discover how Odyssey helps make your Commissions easy and automated. We’ll review different settings and scenarios to exhibit the versatility of Commissions in Odyssey. We will also walk through the process of paying Commissions to your sales staff and analyzing reports to validate your amounts. Commissions in Odyssey ensures that your performance payments are accurate and easy to understand.

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NADCA Congress and Exposition

September 30, 2024 - October 2, 2024
Indianapolis, IN

The 2024 Die Casting Congress & Exposition, a must-attend event for anyone in the die casting industry, will be held September 30 - October 2, 2024, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. This event will include three days of Congress sessions given by experts from around the world.

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B&L Spectrum User Conference

October 6, 2024 - October 9, 2024
Charleston, SC

Spectrum is a user conference like no other. Held for over 25 years, Spectrum is the largest gathering of metalcasters using Odyssey. Two full days of general sessions, keynote speakers, mini-classes and networking. When you attend an event in person, you have access to the presenters to ask questions, share ideas and expand on what was covered. These informal connections that take place between sessions are often invaluable. If you invest the time and money to attend a live event that offers value for your business, you will return home with new tools, valuable contacts and a renewed approach that will help you manage and grow your business better than before. You won't want to miss this!

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ICI Conference & Expo

October 20, 2024 - October 23, 2024
Milwaukee, WI

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 Boot Camp - October 2024

Boot Camp - October 2024

October 21, 2024 - October 22, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

This hands-on two day, in person class or virtual class provides a high-level overview of ALL modules in Odyssey. Ideal for users in the implementation process or new employees needing an introduction to Odyssey. Two key business processes covered in the software is Quote (new jobs) to Cash (post customer payment) and Requisition (for materials) to Pay (supplier payments) and everything in between. You will create a new product (casting) and follow it from Production (WIP), Quality, Finished Goods Inventory, Shipping, Billing, Cash Receipts. Job costing is also covered as well as other end user tools in Odyssey.

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Crystal Reports - October 2024

Crystal Reports - October 2024

October 23, 2024 - October 24, 2024
8:30 AM (EDT)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

By the end of this hands-on 2 day, in-person or virtual class, you will be able to complete the following: Create a Crystal Report using Odyssey data and the standard report wizard. Modify and refine the results of that report. Create a new Odyssey report by modifying an existing report. Create a new Odyssey report without using the report wizard. Set up new reports to be accessed from within Odyssey.

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Data Views and Dashboards

Data Views and Dashboards

November 12, 2024 - November 13, 2024
8:30 AM (EST)
Hybrid: Virtual/In-Person at B&L

Day 1:
Introduction to Database and Join Basics
Basic Data View Creation which includes, Filters, Joins, Sub Totals, Formulas and Chaining/Linking.
Day 2:
Company Goals and KPI Startup
Overview of Dashboards and Sample Definitions
Graphs, Graph Drill Downs, Graphs as Dashboards
User Defined Company Goals and Totals
Custom Views

Class begins at 9:00 AM and run until approximately 4:00 PM.
Training materials, computers, lunch, snacks and free WiFi will be provided.

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7.0.0 Enhancements

7.0.0 Enhancements

November 18, 2024
1:00 PM (EST)
Virtual

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Year End Processes

Year End Processes

December 16, 2024
1:00 PM (EST)
Virtual

Are you ready to close the year? How do you know? Where do you start? This webinar let’s you discover the exact steps you should be taking to prepare and process your closing. We’ll cover: 1) Necessary system configurations. 2) Administrative tasks to set the stage for next year. 3) Year End Journal Entries. 4) Adjusting Entries. 5) Reports. Each step will have a detailed explanation so when it’s time to run your year-end process, you’ll be ready!

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