New Workshops


For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov




Q3 Odyssey Classes Announced


Bridgman, Michigan, May 28, 2019 – B&L Information Systems, global leader in ERP for metalcasters, announced the Q3 2019 learning options for metalcasters using Odyssey. All B&L classes are taught using Odyssey’s Cloud-based Web UI.

At-a-glance visuals backed by real-time data are what the B&L training team is teaching during the ever-popular Data Views & Dashboards class on July 23rd – 24th. This class takes advantage of the over 65 KPIs built into Odyssey.

New for 2019, current Odyssey Windows UI administration users are invited to a free in-person one-day class on August 6th geared at moving their companies to the more feature-rich Odyssey Web UI. This technical applications class is designed around the needs of the on-site Odyssey administrator and will cover: module differences, Window File   Management, Errors, Warnings and Urgent Note changes, Intelligent Views, Labor Reporting and Shop Floor Manager options, Printing, Custom Reports, Security, and System configuration options.

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

New for 2019, the Professional Services department will host a special class for Odyssey administrators on September 17th. This one-day session will focus on designing screens, using Profile Manager, special features, and System Setup options to help maximize administrators’ understanding of all the tools available in Odyssey to support users.

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.