Q4 2019 Classes

For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandria Trusov



Q4 Odyssey Classes Announced


Bridgman, Michigan, August 6th, 2019 – B&L Information Systems, global leader in ERP for metalcasters, announced the Q4 2019 learning options for metalcasters using Odyssey Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. All B&L classes are taught within the browser-based Odyssey ERP system.

In October, B&L Information System’s Professional Services department will be reprising two workshops first offered in early 2019.

  • The one-day Inventory Control Workshop focuses on the tools in Odyssey that allow companies to maintain accurate casting inventory levels. This workshop will be October 22nd.
  • The two-day Costing Workshop reflects an industry need for staying competitive in today’s metalcasting market by having an accurate understanding of costs. This workshop will be October 23rd – 24th.

In November, the Professional Services department will host both a Crystal Reports Class (November 11th – 12th) and an Odyssey Boot Camp (November 13th – 14th). This is the final time either class will be offered in 2019. Both classes will again be offered quarterly in 2020.

  • Odyssey Boot Camp is ideal for getting new staff off to a productive start or to refresh staff on additional Odyssey functions. Over the course of two days, B&L implementation trainers demonstrate hands-on methods used to work in the Odyssey ERP system. Trainers will also 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, and understanding how to navigate the Odyssey database structure.

Taking full advantage of the over 65 KPIs built into Odyssey may require a little training. The Data Views & Dashboards class will provide training in taking the KPI data to a visual level within Odyssey. The class will be hosted on December 10th – 11th and will demonstrate how to create data views and dashboards, how to join data views together, and how to add dashboards to Odyssey screens for at-a-glance visuals backed by real-time data.

Personalized training is also available to Odyssey customers, and arrangements can be made directly with the Professional Services department.

Due to space limitations, advanced registration is required for all hands-on classes. Registration information and the latest updates for all B&L classes may be found at the website: BLInfo.com/BLClasses.



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.