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10:00am - 10:45am (EST)

Keynote – Investing in the Future of Deacom

ECI’s investment in Deacom opens up great opportunities to grow Deacom’s global platform while keeping the DEACOM software unchanged. In addition to the solutions and services that have always been in place for Deacom customers, ECI brings new benefits which include significant investments into customer experiences, support, cloud, and security.

In this keynote presentation, Matt Heerey, President of ECI’s Manufacturing Division, will share what the future has in store for DEACOM ERP and its community.

Tracks: Accounting, Formulation, IT, Maintenance, Management / Executives, MRP, Production, Purchasing, QC / Compliance, Reporting, Sales, Warehouse

11:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

Accounting Planning & Reconciliation

This session will help the user identify differences in balances between the AR, AP and Inventory ledgers and their sub-ledgers. Also it will cover how to determine what transactions have caused those differences and recognize what steps need to be taken to reconcile them. Various methods of creating and adjusting fiscal budgets will be taught. If you’re an Accountant looking to add a few tools to your toolbox, this session is for you.

Tracks: Accounting

Managing Vendors (Vendor Facilities)

Do you have vendors that buy from approved manufacturers? This session will outline how to set up vendors associated with approved manufacturers. More specifically, how to configure the system to ensure the specific requirements are met prior to the creation of purchase orders.

Tracks: Purchasing

Configuration Through Code

The configuration through code model, which can often be referred to as the plugin model, the scripting model, or modular software design, is built to sit somewhere on the spectrum between customization and configuration. The goal is to embrace the pros of each side, while shedding the cons.

Tracks: IT

Sales Orders & Pricing

At the end of the session, attendees will understand pricing hierarchy and why they should use one pricing method as opposed to another for different scenarios. In addition, users will learn how to configure the system for promotions/discounts, price allocations, and commissions in order to use them more effectively.

Tracks: Sales

Innovation – Manufacturing Operations

Think critically about manufacturing operations in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the topic, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like responding to demand shifts as a result of COVID-19, software integrations, ensuring process control, and maximizing automation investments.

Tracks: Management / Executives

12:30pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Forecasting

Forecasting provides a way to anticipate customer demand for finished goods prior to receipt of actual customer sales orders, which can help reduce safety stock levels. Learn about the new forecasting methods in DEACOM. Additionally learn how to incorporate promotional lift into forecast consumption options praticularly when forecasts and sales orders have timing differences.

Tracks: Sales

Building the BOM

Learn best practices for creating Bill of Materials and how to leverage existing functionality to make your job easier. This session will cover creating Formulas and Regulatory BOMs and then explore features such as Scale Calculation, Scale BOM, Where Used, Revision Security, and Mass Replace/Delete. Learn how to take your formulas to the next level by utilizing workflows, issue increments, min/max ages, default BOM units, and substitutions. Also learn how to achieve CFR Part 11 compliance by leveraging workflow lockdowns, change tracking, and E-signatures, along with solutions for validation.

Tracks: Formulation

Production Scheduling

How can production jobs be scheduled to optimize production operations? Deacom offers three different calendars for production scheduling. Learn the differences and how best to use them to direct production activities.

Tracks: Production

System Administration

Learn tips and tricks to help proactively maintain and monitor your DEACOM deployment. Topics include securing your environment, monitoring, performance tuning, backups and disaster recovery, and adapting to a remote workforce.

Tracks: IT

2:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)

Financial Statement Design

Say the words ‘financial statements’ and most people think of the traditional balance sheet, cash flow and income statements that banks, auditors and investors require. The DEACOM financial statements can be designed for any reporting based on General Ledger Data, such as a selling expense report. Attend this session to learn out to configure financial statements that supports IFRS, GAAP ad SOX audit requirements.

Tracks: Accounting

Nutritional Labels & Handling Allergens

This session will provide an overview of solutions for generating nutritional labels real time from DEACOM highlighting data storage, calculation creation and part form design. Learn about the multiple approaches that may be used from a simple static data approach, to dynamic system calculations, which will automatically produce nutritional data as BOM’s and item masters are created in the system.

Tracks: Formulation

Business Intelligence - Grid Printouts and Automated Reports

ERP systems capture enormous amounts of data related to your business. This session will explore how grid printouts and automated reports can be used to unlock the potential of this critical data within DEACOM and enable your team to better understand what is happening within the business. Attendees will learn where grid printouts and automated reports fit within DEACOM’s business intelligence portfolio as well as discussions around best use case scenarios.

Tracks: Reporting

EDI

This session will cover how to utilize EDI functionality to automate order information between your customers and vendors. It will also cover the most common set of transactions: Sales (850i, 855o, 856o and 810o), Purchasing (850o, 855i, 856i, 810i). Additionally, the session will outline the implementation process and connectivity (direct or VAN). The information covered in the session will be useful for companies considering using EDI to make your processes more resilient.

Tracks: Sales, Purchasing

Innovation – Supply Chain Management & Warehousing

Think critically about supply chain management and warehousing in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the topic, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like securing supply chain resilience, forecasting in a dynamic market, effective vendor relationship management, and driving visibility inside and outside of the organization.

Tracks: Management / Executives

3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)

Managing Jobs Through MRP

This session will focus on MRP for production including facility specific runs, planning QC during MRP, and understanding the net value calculation. Additionally this session will also cover the implications to a production plan when job due dates are moved out, in, or if a job needs to be cancelled. Users will learn about advanced functionality in MRP and how they can be used to drive production efficiencies.

Tracks: MRP

Workflows, Quotes & Requisitions

Work Flows provide structure and visibility to tasks that may need to be completed at different times by different roles or departments. This is particularly true if your organization uses an approval process for the purchasing or procure to pay process. Attend this session to learn how quotes and requisitions can be used as precursors for purchase orders to gain better control purchased materials.

Tracks: Purchasing

Warehousing - Segmenting and Managing Inventory

DEACOM users often ask about how to improve warehouse efficiencies by using other elements of the system. Within this session, we will cover aspects of managing inventory such as utilizing master lots, finding/ moving inventory, QC status management, expiration dates, shelf life days, catch weight items, scrap factors and additional functions. Users will learn how these strategies can help them optimize their warehouse processes.

Tracks: Warehouse

Interface Tips and Tricks

Learn to optimize the interface capabilities of DEACOM! By introducing helpful tips including keyboard shortcuts and Reporting Previews, this course will show you how to minimize the number of clicks and obtain information in the fastest way possible in DEACOM. Also catch a sneek peak of version 16.07.

Tracks: IT

Innovation – Adaptive Costing & Pricing

Think critically about adapting costing and pricing in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the topic, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like navigating a turbulent market, evaluating existing contracts, and building transparency with customers.

Tracks: Management / Executives

10:00am - 10:45am (EST)

Keynote – Joining Forces

Deacom recently joined forces with ECI Software Solutions to become ECI’s global platform to serve batch and process manufacturers going forward. Being part of ECI gives Deacom even more financial stability and future growth potential to continue to support customers long into the future.

ECI’s CEO, Trevor Gruenewald, will take the (virtual) stage to introduce ECI Software Solutions to Deacom’s global community and dive into the role Deacom will play in the future of ECI.

Tracks: Accounting, Formulation, IT, Maintenance, Management / Executives, MRP, Production, Purchasing, QC / Compliance, Reporting, Sales, Warehouse

11:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

Warehousing - Configuration and Setup

Preparation is the difference between a frustrating WMS deployment and a smooth-running operation. This session lays out the key elements to consider when setting up scanners and printers for efficient warehouse operations and specific manufacturing activities.

Tracks: Warehouse

Purchase Pricing

Did you know that there is a pricing hierarchy for purchase orders? Purchase order pricing can be configured to automatically populate the default item pricing for any new order. Attend this session if you need to have different pricing by vendors, items or level of quantities. Additionally learn how deal pricing can provide more flexible pricing options on Purchase Orders.

Tracks: Purchasing

QC Setup and Result Entry

Learn how to utilize Quality Control functionality within DEACOM to manage purchased materials, manufactured goods, and even environmental testing. In addition to covering basic system setup, this session will explore managing at-risk inventory, and quality control reporting.

Tracks: QC / Compliance

Job Processing & Relieving Inventory

Since production is the core of most businesses, how material is handled during manufacturing can impact efficiency. This session will cover how to pre-stage, final stage and issue key materials for production. Additionally, the session will provide a greater understanding of relieving (inlcuding backflushing) materials at finish and during job close.

Tracks: Production

Innovation – Product Development & Quality Control

Think critically about product development and quality control in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the topic, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like managing supplier quality issues, quality consistency when business scales up, and the impact remote work has had on product development and QC.

Tracks: Management / Executives

12:30pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Closing Process

Want to learn best practices for completing a smooth month-end and year-end? This intermediate session will cover month-end and year-end closing processes.

Tracks: Accounting

Lot Traceability

Need to reduce the time it takes to complete a recall? Discover how you can increase traceability and decrease paperwork by using DEACOM's out of the box reporting capabilities and integrating your Quality Control processes into DEACOM.

Tracks: QC / Compliance

Container Tracking

DEACOM now manages inventory inside separately-tracked containers. This session introduces the structural changes underlying this enhanced functionality and demonstrates its use throughout warehouse, production, and sales operations.

Tracks: Warehouse

Commissions, Sales Reps & Territories

If you are interested in incorporating the commissions associated with sales representatives into your order to cash process, this session is for you. Understand how commission rules are setup and how they can be reported on. DEACOM can now manage sales representative hierarchies via territories. Learn how to correctly configure sales representatives and commissions to ensure changes made to any customer or contact using territories will result in automatically updating individual sales orders.

Tracks: Sales

Innovation – BI / Reporting

Think critically about business intelligence and reporting in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the topic, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like company-wide adoption, new ways to leverage historical data in a dynamic market, and building BI strategies.

Tracks: Management / Executives

2:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)

Handling Co-Products/By-Products

Co-Products or By-Products, what is the difference? Which one adds to the cost of goods manufactured? Attend this session to learn the answers and more importantly learn how to set them up properly.

Tracks: Production

Job Cost Reporting

The DEACOM Job Reporting pre-filter contains a number of different reports which each contain different variables and information that can be used for Job analysis. This session outlines the different reports such as Job Cost Summary, Job Cost Detail, and Production Costs reports. Additionally the user will learn about the available pre-filters and a list of the calculated variables for various reports.

Tracks: Accounting, Production

Managing PO Through MRP

Anyone involved in purchasing planning activities will want to attend this session. This session will focus solely on how to plan for purchased materials using MRP. Users will learn everything they need to know in determining what to buy, when to buy it, and how much is needed, all from one, comprehensive tool.

Tracks: MRP

Master Production Calendar

The Master Production Calendar provides detailed, routing level visibility and scheduling of production and maintenance jobs. This session focuses on setting up the routings, operations, and work centers necessary for running the Master Production calendar. The session also discusses the use of the run rate optimizer to fine tune your production schedule with efficient sequencing of jobs and changeover requirements.

Tracks: Production

Innovation – Food & Beverage

Think critically about the food and beverage market in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the industry, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like industry changes post-COVID, quickly shifting priorities (sometimes products) during a crisis, and responding to omni-channel distribution and commerce demands.

Tracks: Management / Executives

3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)

Warehousing - Inventory Counting and Valuation

This session addresses the million-dollar question: Is our inventory accurate? Learn best practices for how to set up a cycle counting routine that works for your business and how to conduct a successful Physical Inventory by freezing inventory transactions, customizing physical inventory worksheets, and entering validated results several different ways. This session will also review common mistakes and how to troubleshoot prompts users may run into during posting. Lastly, this session will review Item Master fields crucial to this process, as well as how and why the user would update inventory costing.

Tracks: Warehouse

Inventory Costing

This session will review the different costing methods available in DEACOM along with the associated costs fields. The attendees will be shown how material costs, labor and burden costs are calculated and tracked. The session will highlight how those cost fields are rolled up and how the accounting standard can be set. Additionally, they will learn how lot costs are calulcated during lot creation, including PO receipt and job finishing in actual and standard cost modes.

Tracks: Accounting

Managing Customer Specific QC

Did you know that DEACOM allows customer specific quality specifications for individual items? DEACOM offers the option to use customer part cross references which allows the assignment of Quality Control groups. This session will cover how to configure and effectively use customer specific QC.

Tracks: QC / Compliance

Fixed Assets and Maintenance

This session focuses on managing capital assets throughout a production facility. Fixed asset management provides the ability to track and depreciate individual work centers. These work centers are also the basis for DEACOM's built-in MRO tools, enabling proactive maintenance for lower operating costs and higher uptime.

Tracks: Maintenance

Innovation – Health & Beauty

Think critically about the health and beauty market, which includes nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the industry, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like global supply chain challenges, nutraceutical innovations, volatility of prices, and pharmerging markets.

Tracks: Management / Executives

10:00am - 10:45am (EST)

Keynote – Responding to New Supply Chain Trends

The vulnerabilities exposed by the recent pandemic and other unforeseen events (like the Suez Canal blockage) have flipped how process manufacturers approach the supply chain upside down. No matter if you are a food producer, pharma co-packer, or private label chemical manufacturer, the entire industry is dealing with the lasting repercussions of supply chain disruptions.

Some of the most significant trends we have seen emerge among our community include:

  • Shift from Just-in-Time to Just-in-Case Inventory Management
  • Pricing Fire Drills
  • Diversifying Supply Chains
  • Ecommerce
In this keynote presentation, we will shed light onto key industry topics and explore what the future of the process manufacturing industry looks like in the light of the main trends of its markets.

Tracks: Accounting, Formulation, IT, Maintenance, Management / Executives, MRP, Production, Purchasing, QC / Compliance, Reporting, Sales, Warehouse

11:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

Time and Attendance

Interested in tracking labor? Learn how to configure DEACOM to allow for accurate labor tracking and reporting with a comparison of Actual and Standard labor/burden. This session will cover the entire process, starting with creating workers and crews, through posting payroll and reporting variances. Also learn how to leverage new functionality including new overtime options and time slicing.

Tracks: Maintenance

Foreign Currency, Sales Tax and International Capabilities

Don't be intimidated by foreign currencies, sales tax and GL postings. The first part of this course will dive into how DEACOM's tax integrations simplify the process for your organization through TaxJar and Avalara. The remaining time will focus on reports related to GL postings, gain/loss accounts, realized vs. unrealized gains, and activities related to the use of foreign currencies. Additionally this session will walk the user through the set up for multiple languages in DEACOM and will highlight international regulations, standardizations and data entry.

Tracks: Accounting

Warehousing - Inbound

Looking at warehousing from an inbound point of view, this session will focus on bringing material into warehouses from all sources. Topics include receiving Purchase Orders(PO), receiving Intercompany Transfers, designing and printing PO labels, generating lot expiration dates, leveraging the Dock Calendar, and managing customer returns. This course covers enhanced warehouse automation such as system-directed putaway as well as picking and anchoring (loading and unloading). Learn how to replace single-order, single-user picking operations with the ability to coordinate multiple users preparing multiple orders at once.

Tracks: Warehouse

Forecasting and MRP

This course focuses on the relationship between forecasting and MRP. Learn new ways to write forecasts as well as exciting new forecast consumption functionality. New Forecasting Layout in Forecast Management, Date Exclusions, Forecast Forwards/Backwards, Historical Forecasts from SO Detail Report, Forecasts After will be covered.

Tracks: MRP

Innovation – Chemical

Think critically about the chemical market in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the industry, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like sustainability and environmental aspects, volatility of prices, and COVID-19 impacts on workforce.

Tracks: Management / Executives

12:30pm - 1:30pm (EST)

Ecommerce

Thinking about incorporating eCommerce into your organization? This session discusses the potential benefits unlocked by e-commerce as well as the setup requirements and how it integrates with the other parts of DEACOM.

Tracks: Sales

Autofinisher

The AutoFinisher application is a tool that companies can use to automate two different production processes. Those who serialize their finished goods, can utilize AutoFinisher to automate the input of production and the printing of labels. Additionally, for those who make full pallets of Finished Good, the AutoFinisher allows for efficient creation of pallets of inventory. This session will walk through the set-up and demonstrate how it can be used.

Tracks: Production

Regulatory Documents & Environmental Reporting

From food and beverage to financial standards and data privacy, being compliant with various regulation agencies is a major responsibility for a variety of industries and companies. Whether hazardous documentation for chemicals is required, or something a bit more industry/company specific, DEACOM enables compliance and facilitates a level of quality, safety, and efficacy for companies. Native management reports and the DEACOM query tool will facilitate a company’s understanding of their data set and allow for data to be presented in a more refined manner. Through the use of DEACOM grid reports, part forms, calculations, and user defined fields, come learn what DEACOM has to offer to support your regulatory requirements. Learn how DEACOM's environmental reports use sales order or job data to determine hazards shipped, produced, or consumed in production. Leveraging a pre-filter that allows for customer and facility specific reporting. Discover how user-defined fields, grid layout modifications and grid printouts are used to create your environmental report data and turn that report data into a professionally formatted PDF output.

Tracks: QC / Compliance

CRM

This course provides a functional overview of the CRM module of DEACOM. It will help attendees understand how to leverage DEACOM CRM for creating/managing contact records, reports, workflows, and statuses of sales prospects. During the session, strategic ways of how our users can utilize this module will be highlighted such as CRM projects.

Tracks: Sales

Innovation – Mixed-mode / Discrete

Think critically about the mixed-mode and discrete manufacturing industry in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the industry, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like skills gap, supply chain visibility, and the impact a remote workforce has had on the industry.

Tracks: Management / Executives

2:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)

Warehousing - Outbound

Come learn how DEACOM can efficiently and effectively handle a variety of outbound methods to meet your manufacturing needs. From scheduling shipments and selecting material to generating documentation and tracking information, learn the DEACOM material flow and viable outbound solutions. Looking to improve shipping logic, increasing the number of facilities, or integrating with multiple couriers, find out how DEACOM can be scaled to meet your current and future outbound needs.

Tracks: Warehouse

DSD

The purpose of this course is to focus on the setup of the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) application and discuss the scheduling of orders; loading of trucks; processing of sales orders; and invoicing/applying of payments. Additionally, the course will demonstrate start of route and end of route activities to ensure effective inventory management and adherence to accounting practices.

Tracks: Sales

Printed Report Designer

Reports are the payoff of running an ERP system. The Report Designer is DEACOM's tool to import and arrange data to satisfy an organization's reporting requirements. This session will cover the basics of using the Report Designer while also exploring more advanced features and topics such as the use of report variables, barcodes, report groupings, variable display and more.

Tracks: Reporting

User-Defined Form Layouts

Have you ever asked the question, "Can I hide this field from view, we don't use it?" or "Can I move this field to another tab?". The answer to both of these questions is yes you can. Attend this session to learn how to customize the form layout to have the information that is required for your specific situations.

Tracks: Reporting

Connected Endpoints and You (Sponsor Presentation)

This presentation will go over the various technologies that can be used in Manufacturing that collect device specific data to help your organization know and use your equipment more effectively.

Tracks: Accounting, Formulation, IT, Maintenance, Management / Executives, MRP, Production, Purchasing, QC / Compliance, Reporting, Sales, Warehouse

3:30pm - 4:30pm (EST)

Mobile Application

Our new mobile application can run virtually every function in the system, giving you the ability to do your job anytime from anywhere. At the end of this session, attendees will understand the overall functionality of DEACOM Mobile and how they can leverage it in their day-to-day operations for tasks like inputting QC, workflow approval, viewing attached documents, printing to a printer, sales order entry and more.

Tracks: IT

Scale integration

The integration of scales involves setting up the scales in DEACOM; physically connecting the scales to PCs; selecting connected scales in the DEACOM application; and the configuring item masters and inventory options (formerly system options) to have weight inputs transferred from the scale to the appropriate fields/tables in the system.

Tracks: Production

Point of Sale

Learn all about DEACOM’s Cash Register Application and how it can help you manage your day to day in-store operations; in person sales, credit card processing, cash management, receipt printing, and drawer reconciliation. Discover how DEACOM can help manage and streamline your Point of Sale needs.

Tracks: Sales

Business Intelligence - BI Pages, Combined Reports & Queries

Improve visibility of company performance and increase the speed of decision making using DEACOM BI tools. Learn about creating Executive and Management dashboards and using combined reports with pre-filters to bring data from multiple locations into a single view. Discover how the query tool can be used to build reports directly in SQL and reduce the use of excel and other external data sources for reports.

Tracks: Reporting

Innovation - Mobile

Think critically about mobile in this innovation session with peers who hold strategic roles within their organizations. Interactive discussions will address not only the current challenges and opportunities on the topic, but also how we, as a group, can become more resilient as we move towards the future. This is your place to exchange experiences, ask questions and get answers, solutions and inspirations from other industry experts.

Attendees will leave inspired when they take part in conversations like accomodating a mobile workforce.

Tracks: Management / Executives