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Next Meeting - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Tips to Help You Manage EDI Without Losing Your Sanity


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Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sign in 5:15PM; Speaker 6:00-7:15PM; Dinner to follow

Place: Jimmy G's Tavern (formerly Ambrosia Tavern), 116 Elm Street, North Attleboro, MA 02760
Topic: Tips to Help You Manage EDI Without Losing Your Sanity
Speaker: Faith Lamprey, Aurora Technologies
Dinner: Fish n' Chips; or Chicken Broccoli Penne; or Angus Steak Tips; or Spinach Ravioli (Vegetarian). Also included are appetizers, salad, dessert, and coffee/tea.

Cost:  NEMUG Members $30, Guests $40, Students $10. Make check payable to: NEMUG. Mail to: NEMUG, c/o Eileen Newell, 455 Smith Street, N. Attleboro, MA 02760 or register on the NEMUG web site, , and pay at the door.

R.S.V.P. to Rasa Pizzi. Register on the web, , or e-mail .
We must receive your reply no later than Friday, January 13, 2017.
** No shows will be billed, unless cancellation is received by Tuesday, January 17, 2017. **



Tips to Help You Manaage EDI Without Losing Your Sanity

Are the constantly changing demands and requirements of EDI driving you crazy? Does management not understand why it takes so long to bring up a new trading partner? Are you getting push back from accounting in renewing your annual software maintenance? Come to this session to learn some tips to help you with these issues. Some additional topics to be covered will include: The Joys (?) of AS2, Interfacing with 3PLs, What to do if (when) your EDI software Vendor is purchased, and why Dr. EDI recommends regular cleanses of your data.

Faith Lamprey has been working with EDI for over 20 years. She is the President of Aurora Technologies, a company that specializes in EDI mapping and data integration. Faith also teaches accounting and geek type classes to students at Providence College and RI College. She teaches her students about EDI and mapping and then gives them a quiz to see if they can map an invoice into an 810 document. (She is always looking for potential people to hire!) She recently had to relinquish Secretary duties for NEMUG due to her teaching schedule and looks forward to seeing everyone again!


NEMUG Officers

President Dawn Dawson, The Moore Company (401) 315-6351
Vice President Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373
Secretary Rasa Pizzi, Franklin Sports, Inc. (781) 573-2443, (508) 944-1545
Treasurer Eileen Newell, FGX International (401) 719-2337
IBM Liaison Rick Cowles, IBM (781) 895-4714
Webmaster Jerry Perreault (401) 949-2613
NE Conference Liaison Chip DiFolco, Callico (774) 227-7373 cdifolco@callico.comMessage from the President

Message from the President

It was great to hear from Pete Massiello from iTech Solutions this past November.  He gave us great information to stay current and try new things using IBM Navigator for i.  It was a great session.  Thank you Pete!  

Then we took a break for Thanksgiving and Christmas which I hope was enjoyed by all!

Joining us January 18th, is our own Faith Lamprey, who recently had to relinquish Secretary duties for NEMUG due to her Providence College and RIC teaching schedules.  We look forward to seeing Faith who will discuss how to handle the constant changing demands and requirements for EDI.  She will discuss inevitable management issues, AS2, interfacing with 3PLs and other EDI topics to keep things running smoothly.  Faith has over 20 years experience working with EDI.  She is President of Aurora Technologies, a company that specializes in EDI mapping and data integration.
Happy New Year!
Dawn Dawson, President NEMUG  

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Welcome to the following New and Renewing Member Companies

(as of 10/31/16)


Aurora Technologies



Franklin Sports, Inc.


JH Lynch

Jim Mason

The Moore Company


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(Schedule is subject to change)


January 18 EDI topic, Faith Lamprey

February 15 GROOVY (language for IBM i similar to CL), Jim Mason

March 15 TBD

April 10-12 NE User Groups Conference, Framingham, MA,

May 17 TBD

June 21 TBD


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