B&L Offers New Workshops

For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov




Q2 Odyssey Classes Announced


Bridgman, Michigan, February 26, 2019 – B&L Information Systems, global leader in ERP for metalcasters, announced the Q2 2019 learning options for metalcasters using Odyssey. All B&L classes are taught using Odyssey’s Cloud-based Web UI.

New for 2019, the Data Views & Dashboards class has been expanded from a single day to a more in-depth 2-day class. Data Views & Dashboards will be hosted on April 9th and 10th and will class will demonstrate how to create data views and dashboards, how to join data views together, and how to add dashboards to the Odyssey Web User Interface screens.

In May, the Professional Services department will host both Odyssey Boot Camp (May 15th – 16th) and Crystal Reports Class (May 13th – 14th). Both classes are offered quarterly due to demand among the Odyssey user base and will be hosted again in August, and November.

  • Odyssey Boot Camp is ideal for getting new staff off to a productive start or to transition staff over to Odyssey’s Web User Interface (UI). Over the course of two days, B&L implementation trainers demonstrate hands-on methods used to work in the Odyssey ERP system and assist students with company-specific questions, as well as provide a high-level overview of the integration of the entire Odyssey software system.
  • Crystal Reports is a commonly used platform which expands the reach of data. B&L offers Odyssey Crystal Reports classes to help Odyssey users in: creating basic reports using data from Odyssey; modifying existing Odyssey reports to create new Odyssey reports; as well as to navigate and understand the Odyssey database structure.

Originally planned in March, the Costing Workshop has been re-scheduled to April 23rd and 24th. This new workshop reflects an industry need for staying competitive in today’s metalcasting marketing by having an accurate understanding of costs.

Closing out the second quarter, the Professional Services department will host a Scheduling Workshop on June 11th and 12th. This new workshop for 2019 was created to help Odyssey users better explore the scheduling options with Odyssey. Trainers will demonstrate Odyssey’s Flask Planner, Heat Planner and Shop Planner as well as review set-up requirements.

Personalized training is also available to Odyssey customers and arrangements can be made directly with the Professional Services department. Additionally, Odyssey customers can expect email updates on customer-exclusive virtual webinars.

Due to space limitations, advanced registration is required for all hands-on classes. Click here for registration information and the latest updates for all B&L classes.


About B&L Information Systems

B&L Information Systems is the global leader in cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for foundries, die casters and investment casters. Since 1976, B&L has implemented their unique ERP solutions at over 400 metalcasting operations, making their cloud-based Odyssey ERP match how metalcasters operate.  With Odyssey, metalcasters maximize their resources, minimize costs, and make better decisions faster.