LAKE Customer Conference 2017
Conference Highlights

Thank you to everyone who attended the LAKE Customer Conference held at the Principal York hotel on the 24th May. And thank you for the feedback from the conference, a selection of which is reproduced on the right hand side of this page.

A summary of the agenda from the conference is given below. If you would like to learn more about any of the solutions presented at the conference, please contact your Customer Success Manager or call LAKE on 0113 273 7788.

Adrian Howard


Conference Agenda

Best Practice Spotlight

Our customers have delivered some amazing projects over the years. In this session we heard from four customers who kindly volunteered to talk about projects they had delivered and the business benefits that have been realised.

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SunSystems and Q&A Update

Infor SunSystems 6.3 can be deployed from the LAKE cloud or on premise. It includes a new integrated document management option and a powerful social business platform that brings workflow tasks and notifications to the attention of users in modern, simple social media style feeds.

Infor BI Q&A 11 uses web technologies to connect to your data sources on the cloud or on premise. A single Excel plug-in unifies the power of Q&A XL and Executive, allowing you to analyse and explore business data with functions like Drill, Expand, and Breakout without ever having to leave Excel.

Driving World-Class Procurement with Proactis Portal

Proactis Portal is a cloud-based platform on which you collaborate with suppliers to deliver procurement savings, improve procurement processes, reduce risk, ensure compliance and secure strategic benefits.

In this session we demonstrate how the platform empowers you to manage, monitor and evaluate supplier relationships and contracts, link these into SunSystems and Proactis P2P and streamline and control the sourcing and tendering process.

Planning for Success with Cognos Budgeting and Forecasting

IBM Planning Analytics is a powerful, flexible and scalable planning and reporting solution.

In this session you will see how the solution streamlines processes; how it guarantees a single version of the truth; how it integrates with SunSystems; and most importantly how plans that are visible to senior management are truly aligned with the insights and actions of managers across the organisation.

Streamlining Accounts Payable & Staff Expenses

In this session we presented two Proactis options that do not require full Purchase-to-Pay.

Proactis Accounts Payable Automation streamlines data capture, invoice registration, matching and approval. It delivers a more efficient method of document storage and a simpler means of retrieval.

Proactis Staff Expenses enables employees to submit expense claims and supporting attachments anytime, anywhere. In this session we see how spend on corporate cards is captured and authorised, and how all spend is approved and validated according to your own workflow rules and expense policies.

Proactis '17

Proactis Purchase-to-Pay Update

Proactis ‘17 is the very latest release of this world-class application. In this session we introduced some of its exciting enhancements for usability, mobility, reporting and technology. We also introduced Proactis Marketplace, the new cloud-based eCommerce extension for Proactis P2P that improves your buying experience, brings you closer to preferred suppliers, controls what employees can buy, and facilitates electronic trading.

Cognos BI Dashboard

Exploring Data with Dashboards and Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics provides class-leading self-service analysis and dashboarding capabilities, allowing you to identify and act on insight quickly and confidently.

In this session you will see how the engaging end user experience of Cognos Analytics empowers business users to create and personalise dashboards and reports on their own - while providing IT with a proven and scalable solution that is available on premise or on the cloud.

LAKE SunSystems Customer Conference 2017

Thank you

"It was a pleasure to attend your conference and it also proved very useful to learn of the latest developments. There's definitely plenty of further automation and process improvement to look forward to!"
Secure Trust Bank

"I thoroughly enjoyed the conference today well done to you and the team. I took away some thought provoking ideas which require exploring."

"I enjoyed the opportunity and as ever, felt comfortable in Lake's safe hands. Both Clare and I found it very useful - a good chance to think about some possible future projects and improve what we do, as well as an excellent opportunity to meet fellow Sun users."

"Organisation of the day was really good. Would definitely recommend it to clients who did not attend."

"I really enjoyed the 'real life' examples of how other companies implemented and use different aspects of what LAKE offer."
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