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Infor SyteLine, CloudSuite and ERP Training

Robert Burdwell - Thursday, August 09, 2018

Learning how to use an ERP system can be very challenging. As we know, most organizations use a small percentage of their ERP functionality. This is a problem because these ERP systems are the centralized data point for customer orders, planning supply chain, manufacturing, and accounting. Why not use your ERP to its fullest extent? There are so many forms, features, and reports that are rarely opened simply because the users, managers, and executives do not know they exist.

Burcamp Advisory Group offers ERP training for Customer Orders, Job Orders, and Advanced Planning & Scheduling APS along with using your ERP with Business Intelligence (BI).


Exporting Data to Excel, Not with Today's BI

Robert Burdwell - Thursday, August 02, 2018

Given the new innovations and realtime access, there is no need to export data from ERP to Excel. Burcamp Advisory Group offers ERP and BI virtual or onsite trainings. Is your organization using an ERP, but not understanding the data? Are executives and managers spending countless hours exporting data for analysis or meeting presentations? Why is your organization not automating data task?

Here is a list of training and services for the following.

  • Eliminating the need to export data from ERP to Excel
  • ERP Automations
  • Power BI with ERP datasets
  • Creating custom dashboards with your ERP



Burcamp ERP, BI, and Reporting Proficiencies

Robert Burdwell - Saturday, July 28, 2018

We have experience with ERP functional processes (i.e., Order Entry, Inventory, APS, and Production) Data migrations, Dataviews, Mongoose, Birst BI, reporting, and system administration.

We offer a wide range of Web-Based Database Tools and Services. Some tools we use to find data and others we use to research schema relationships. Our ”Data Schema Mapping” webpage will resolve every Data Property to a Database Table Column, whether it is mapped to a Field on a Form, a DataView, or a custom Derived Value. The Support Infrastructure we put in place will also monitor the health and performance of your database in real-time. We have an automated alerting system to notify our on-call staff of issues (at any time day-or-night), so they may research and resolve new issues before your business opens that morning (whenever possible). With our experience and proprietary toolsets, we will analyze how best to query your data in real-time for Live-Reporting and deliver the Instant-Alerts you need to know about to operate your business at top efficiency. All of this is done with minimal impact to your day-to-day Business and Production Applications.

ERP Systems: Infor SyteLine, Infor CloudSuite, SAP, Epicor

Outsourcing Your Data Analytics

Robert Burdwell - Saturday, December 02, 2017

The recent uptick in the usage of big data in business and subsequent demand for data analytics is evident across several industries including industrial and manufacturing.

Data analytics and leveraging findings from it to inform operational decisions have helped companies like FedEx and Walmart gain a competitive advantage over those that aren't as strong in this area. Given this success, IDC says the worldwide market for big data and business analytics will show an annual compounded growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% from 2016 to 2020.

What is data analytics? 

Data analytics is the pursuit of extracting meaning from raw data using specialized computer systems. These systems transform, organize, and model the data to draw conclusions and identify patterns.

Simply put, data analytics lets us compile information from various software like Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and analyze the data to make informed business decisions related to supply chain planning, inventory management, new product lifecycle management, asset management and more.

There are many benefits of establishing a data analytics mindset for an industrial or manufacturing company including the following:

  • Improve supply chain and inventory management efficiencies
  • Gain competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Increase revenues while lower costs
  • Make informed organizational and operational decisions
  • Benefits of outsourcing data analytics

Having an in-house analytics team seems like a no-brainer. In a perfect world, yes. If investing in an in-house data analytics team isn't currently feasible, consider outsourcing those skills and services to reap the same rewards.

Critical insights with lower cost and risk associated 

Outsourcing data analytics activities doesn't mean you have to sacrifice value or quality as long as you choose to work with a trusted, experience partner.

The reality is that this skillset is in high demand and the current talent pool can’t accommodate that demand. A 2011 report from McKinsey Global Institute says by 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.

If you can still have the critical insights associated with the analysis of data without taking on the associated risk and large investment of building out a complete in-house team, why wouldn't you?

Not only can you minimize risk and decrease costs, you can be improving efficiency related to supply chain and inventory management. In the long run - and if done properly - this can lead to lower costs and increase revenue.

Show executive leadership benefits without full investment 

Building a comprehensive, highly-skilled in-house analytics team is a hefty undertaking - in time and money. Getting executive leadership on board can require a strategic roadmap on its own.

Oftentimes gaining leadership buy-in can be a catch-22. They’ll want unwavering confidence in your plan to commit to it along with strong evidence of the return on investment (ROI). You can compile research and reports on success stories and connect your plan back to the business goals, but it might not be enough.

Outsourcing is a great middle ground in which you aren't asking for the full investment of time and resources, but you’re still expecting positive results for operational efficiencies, reduced costs and increase revenue. Something we can all feel confident about leadership being thrilled with.

Expand internal data analytics capabilities 

There are several different ways you can structure a partnership when outsourcing data analytics. For example, if you have in-house analysts they can be focused on developing new, innovative capabilities to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace while outsourced resources can tackle less strategic (yet still critical) activities like compiling reporting metrics to inform strategic initiatives.

This way, you essentially get the best of both worlds and you don’t necessarily have to give up one for the other. Both team can be working in tandem on parallel tracks to gain momentum and move the needle.

Outsourcing data analytics: A win-win 

When you step back and look at each factor involved in having an in-house data analytics team versus outsourcing to a trusted partner, it’s clear that outsourcing these critical business activities can hugely benefit industrial and manufacturing companies. Outsourcing can provide companies with the insights necessary to make informed decisions that can improve efficiencies, freeing up time to be a strategic player in the increasingly competitive marketplace.



Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc. Joins Infor Partner Network

Robert Burdwell - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc. today announced it has joined the Infor Partner Network (IPN), a global network designed to provide the tools and resources necessary to help grow a profitable and sustainable business around Infor products. Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc. will focus on delivering Mongoose Framework, Infor Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Infor CloudSuite™ Business, and Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial to customers across the auto, energy, manfucturing, transportation, and retail industries in Texas.


Infor, the industry cloud company, is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping customers in more than 170 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Through partnerships with organizations such as Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc., customers can have more direct access to local resources with experience in technology specific to their market.


“The industry-specific functionality and innovative user experience offered by Infor, combined with the experience of our employees, can help equip customers with applications that are flexible and built to specifically help address their day-to-day challenges,” said Robert Burdwell Ph.D., CEO, Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc. “We believe that Infor CloudSuite is not only a modern solution which can help improve operations, but also a user accepted solution to help ensure employees are utilizing the features.”


Not only does Dr. Burdwell get the opportunity to help organizations with ERP solutions, he is also fortunate enough to teach Infor CloudSuite and Mongoose development at Texas A&M University San Antonio.


“It is a pleasure to challenge students with complex transactional data and business requirements to improve their design, development, implementation, and project management skills by using curriculum supported by Infor’s Academic Alliance,” Burdwell said.



Channel partners are a critical part of Infor’s accelerated growth strategy and objectives, because they can help enable progress in all regions of the globe and can play a key role in the company’s success. Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc. is expected to directly contribute to the success of the IPN by focusing on Mongoose Framework, Infor CRM and Infor CloudSuite implementations and consulting.


“The IPN provides channel partners access to resources at every stage of the sales cycle, from planning and enablement through demand generation, delivery and support,” said Lisa Joseph, vice president, North American Channels, Infor. “By working with Infor, Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc. can play a critical role in helping customers capitalize on the full benefits of the more than $1 billion in R&D investment by Infor since 2011.”


For more information on Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc., please visit www.burcamp.com.


For more information on the IPN, please visit www.infor.com/partners.


About Infor

Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 16,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.


About Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc.

Burcamp offer sales, consulting, development, implementation, and maintenance with Infor CRM, Infor CloudSuite (SyteLine) Industrial, and Infor CloudSuite Business. We specialize in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Project Systems, Business Intelligence, and Application Development. We work to provide our clients with productive, easy to use, and secured business solutions. We think of our clients as leaders in the markets, so the best infrastructure and tools are essential and expected. Our Cloud solutions can help businesses to operate more efficiently with real-time information available on any enabled device. We are true believers in utilizing the Cloud for all business operations with Modern Enterprise solutions.




For more information:

Burcamp Advisory Group, Inc.

4940 Broadway Suite 132
San Antonio, TX 78261