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TribNet User's Group Conference 2020

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TribNet is Going Virtual in 2020

 

One of the best values in business today is the training and networking you receive at the TribNet Users’s Group Conference.  This year's conference is being moved to a virtual environment the week of June 15-19, 2020. You and your key employees will receive detailed training on important features of your system and have opportunities to network with other Tribute and TrulinX users through various "community" rooms.  Though the format will be different, you can expect to receive the same quality program you experience at our annual live conference.

New this year, we are offering an All Access Pass so that you can maximize your company's attendance by opening it up to multiple attendees at no additional cost.  The benefits are plentiful and we encourage you to register today!

Conference Agenda (a more detailed agenda will be published very soon)

Monday, June 15:  Our software review boards meet for a full day meeting (9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST)

Monday, June 15: Welcome reception via ZOOM – 5:00 – 6:00

Tuesday, June 16:  11:00 am – President’s Message; 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker; 2:15 afternoon sessions begin

Wednesday – Friday, June 17-19: Afternoon sessions begin around 11:00 and concludes by 4:30 pm EST (2:30 on Friday).

 

Here's the Scoop!

  • Company dues remain at $700 per company and is good through the end of the year.  No late fees will be applied.
  • Unlimited number of attendees to the TribNet Virtual Conference in June.  That’s right… UNLIMITED at no additional expense.  Each attendee must be registered in order to receive their unique attendee link into the conference.
  • All Access to the conference materials and videos for the entire year.  Go back and watch the recordings as you need to or download presentation materials.
  • Easy way to sit in on the PPAB or Program Review Sessions to learn first-hand about the upgrades being considered and scheduled for your software.
  • Additional online training sessions offered outside of TribNet Virtual Conference: Buy 3 sessions get the 4th for free.
  • All Access to the TribNet User’s Forum on Basecamp which allows you to network and start discussions with other members all year long.
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE is extended to June 12, 2020.
  • We’ve got a great keynote speaker, industry inventory expert, Jon Schreibfeder, and a great line up of sessions that will be presented in either live or in a recorded format.

 

Keynote Speaker

Jon Schreibfeder, Effective Inventory Management

We are excited to announce Jon Schreibfeder as our TribNet speaker for the conference this June. 

Jon Schreibfeder is president of Effective Inventory Management, Inc., a firm dedicated to helping manufacturers, distributors, and large retailers get the most out of their investment in stock inventory, and the author of Achieving Effective Inventory Management (6th edition).

A renowned distribution industry expert, Schreibfeder has served as an inventory management consultant to thousands of firms to improve their productivity and profitability through better inventory management.  He is the author of the National Association of Wholesale Distributors’ Guess Right – Best Practices in Demand Forecasting for Distributors and is a guest lecturer in the Industrial Distribution Program at Purdue University.

Jon's Keynote Presentation

Jon Schreibfeder will be focusing his considerable expertise on inventory control and warehouse operations in his keynote speech to TribNet members this June. With the release of our wireless warehouse automation tool, TrulinX Air, Schreibfeder will discuss best practices in material storage, order fulfillment and other aspects of warehouse and storeroom operations. 

He will cover concepts and strategies of 21st century inventory control to minimize your overall operations and fixed asset costs while meeting or exceeding your customers’ expectations of order fulfillment.

Attendee Sessions

Tribute System Users

Tribute Feature Overview

New Features You May Not be Using - What’s been added to the Tribute System that you may not know about and could be using!

Tribute Master Class* - We’re going to share more of our best tips, little known fields, and tricks for using your Tribute system and how they affect the bigger picture.

Interactive Customer Sessions

Customer Panel - Back by popular demand....we’ve assembled another great group of Power Tribute users to answer any and all of your questions about how to get the most out of your Tribute system.

Reporting ROUNDTABLE - Customer roundtable to share their report generators and other helpful reports used in Tribute System.

Accounting ROUNDTABLE - Customer roundtable to discuss various accounting topics.

Accounting/Purchasing Sessions

Financial Reports - How to create financial reports, add accounts, and find available reports.

Price Update Processing - How to do a price update in the Tribute system.

Sales Tax Setup and Reporting - Setup of the sales tax system and available report

How to Process Returns - The Return Authorization process from start to finish.

Warehouse Management

Label Printing - Setup and use of label printing functionality in Tribute.

Reserve Inventory - This quick flash session covers how to setup and use reserve inventory.

Customer Consignment Inventory - Do you have inventory that is still yours but in the possession of a customer? This flash session covers how to set up and process customer consignment inventory.

Vendor Consignment Inventory - Do you have inventory that is in your company’s possession but is still owned by the vendor until it is used? This flash session covers how to set up and process vendor consignment inventory.

Recovering Freight Expenses - All about the basics of freight codes, applying charges to customer, freight adders and multipliers and handling charges.

Misc. Sessions

Best Practices for Database/Server Management (Joint Session) - A general session on how to conduct Backups, the recommended history to save, purge and archive programs, data recovery plans, keeping business continuity when problems occur, auditing reports, security options, etc.

Program Review - What’s it all about? This session covers what our Program Review Board is all about, how it works, how to submit requests, and how to get involved.

 

TrulinX System Users

TrulinX Feature Overview

New Features - What’s Coming - We will walk you through the upcoming and exciting new features in TrulinX.

New Features You May Not be Using - What’s been added to TrulinX in the past and may not be using, along with user input on their experience using these new features.

Favorite Things - Users share the features, programs, functionality that they can’t live without in TrulinX.

TrulinX Master Class* - Little known fields and checkboxes and how they affect the bigger picture.

Importing in TrulinX - How to import quotes, BOMs, items, and PO’s.

Horrigan's Helpful Hints - Bill is back with his helpful hints session. This one is always a hit with our users, and is chock full of tips that you will not want to miss out on.

Interactive Customer Sessions

Customer Panel - Back by popular demand....we’ve assembled another great group of Power TrulinX users to answer any and all of your questions about how to get the most out of your TrulinX system.

Managing Fabrications (A combined Instruction & Roundtable Session) - This session will cover Loose Component handling, component required dates, drop shipped comps, proportional flag, pricing, material management, WIP tracking, cost adjustments, leftover comps, cancelling WO’s, release methods, structure listing, etc. There will be a discussion period with customers that are power fabrication users to share tips.

Accounting / Purchasing Sessions

Report Designer - How to create and modify financial reports using TrulinX Report Designer.

Utilizing Intangibles - How to use intangible items for expedite fees, intangible G/L posting setup, etc.

General Ledger for the Non-CPA - How to organize classes, set up intangibles and reason codes, overview of helpful reports, and hints for trouble-shooting.

Warehouse Management

TrulinX Air - Come to this session to see what TrulinX Air is, and how it can make your warehouse operations even more efficient with our recent updates in 19.2.

Consignment / Rental Items - How to process rental items and setup and processing of consignment items in TrulinX.

Misc. Sessions

Best Practices for Database/Server Management (Joint Session) - A general session on how to conduct Backups, the recommended history to save, purge and archive programs, data recovery plans, keeping business continuity when problems occur, auditing reports, security options, etc.

Dev-Ex Grid & Using Custom Search Function - What the heck is a DevEx grid and how can they make your work easier? Come see how we have updated our screens to give you flexibility and customization in viewing and organizing information. We’ll show you the proper ways to use the custom search function in various screens.

Auto-Printing - A quick session on how to set up auto-printing, how it works, using report runner logs and how to troubleshoot any problems.

Emailing - Check out the new functionality since the Outlook requirement has been removed. We’ll discuss new email notifications, and review of current setup and functionality of emailing and email notifications.