Odyssey 6.1MR2 Released

For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov




Continuous Improvement for Metalcasters


Bridgman, Michigan, February 12, 2018 – B&L Information Systems has issued Odyssey 6.1 Maintenance Release 2 for general availability. This maintenance release continues the user interface modernization started for the Odyssey Web User Interface (UI) in December 2018.

“Odyssey 6.1 Maintenance Release 2 is the first stability and performance update to Odyssey 6.1,” states Brad Clark, Manager – Research & Development. “Last year, Odyssey’s R&D team laid the groundwork with framework updates for Odyssey 6.1 to continuously improve Odyssey’s user experience and the application development for B&L’s customers in every maintenance release. Our focus for MR2 was improving functionality in small but impactful ways for Odyssey users.”

Examples of the style of enhancements for 6.1 MR2 include:

  • The ability to Hold a Shop Order, yet maintain that Shop Order’s load in the Capacity Plan. This is especially useful when there may be a timing concern with equipment and/or materials.
  • Reducing the amount of time managing crew operations by allowing pre-define crews for each shift and operation.

All Odyssey release information, including for Odyssey 6.1 MR2, is now available through Rapid Support.  Rapid Support is available directly within Odyssey Web UI or via the B&L customer portal (Customer Login) for customers on Windows UI. Any assistance needed in the update process is free for any customers on maintenance with B&L. Odyssey customers on the B&L Cloud will be contacted by B&L's Technology Department with the update schedule.


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.