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New LX user group launches in UK



A new organisation for British users of Infor’s LX ERP software will hold its inaugural meeting at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on July 9.

LX started out as SSA’s BPCS, an original mainstay of IBM’s midrange server market. The new Infor LX User Group has been put together by Proximity Enterprise Solutions, a recent addition to Leeds and Nottingham-based Proximity Group that was originally part of CSI.

Proximity Enterprise Solutions managing director David Maskrey estimates that there are between 70 and 100 companies using LX in the UK. His division of Proximity can trace its role as a BPCS reseller back to 1989 and he says that, as such, it represents a significant repository of expertise in the technology.

Maskrey says: “There was a previous BPCS user group which ceased to function approximately seven years ago. The increased level of interest in upgrades to current releases confirms our view that there is still significant commitment to the product and therefore a genuine role for a user-forum in this space.”

Infor estimates that roughly 40% of users are running a recent release of LX and has thrown its weight behind the initiative.

The Wednesday morning meeting, followed by lunch, will feature sessions on Infor’s strategic plans for LX, FP5 (its latest version), RPG development and a user’s perspective on upgrades.

Membership/entrance is free to all LX/BPCS users. Although the user group was primarily aimed at British firms, there have already been registrations for the event from the Netherlands. All are welcome, say the event’s organisers, and you can attend either by emailing Dave Maskrey or giving Proximity a ring on 0113 393 3360.

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