CN.Dalex FAQs

  • Will we have a tool to convert company data from the current Consulting Nutritionist to CN.Dalex?

  • Will we have a tool to move customers and rations from our current version of the Consulting Nutritionist to CN.Dalex?

  • Can we run CN.Dalex side-by-side with our current version of the program during the conversion phase?

  • What species and nutritional models will be available?

  • Can we add nutrients to the CNCPS 6.55 model?

  • How will iNET be implemented in CN.Dalex?

  • How do you set up a producer for multiple species?

  • Can we give a custom look to any and all reports?

  • Will the custom reports render more quickly than in the old program?

  • Will reports from the Beef and Swine Profit Projection Module be more customizable i.e. will they work the same as all other reports in the program?

  • Will model calculations be correct when working with rations that contain sub- rations?

  • Will we still be able to hide the prices for certain ingredients like we can now?

  • If we can hide prices for certain ingredients, will the program still do least costing even though the user can’t see the prices?

  • Will the program recognize an ingredient as dairy vs. beef vs. swine?

  • How do you go about selecting the ingredients and their respective values for the different species and models so you make sure you have the right ones for the specific specie/model?

  • How does the program know an ingredient and its associated values for one specie or model from another?

  • When a user changes ingredient specs in the enterprise ingredient file or at the plant level, will this change be disseminated to their producer ingredients and producer rations as well as to the enterprise ingredient file?

  • Same question as above as it relates to price changes that are made at the Enterprise level or in the Plant ingredients.

  • How do you know whether an ingredient was “used” or “copied” when ingredients are selected for a specific ingredient list (ex. consultant or producer ingredient list)?

  • Can ingredients from a Plant be restricted to “use” only when selecting producer ingredients?

  • If they delete products (ingredients), can we somehow gray out the product that is no longer in use, but leave it there due to its use in previous rations – hence it would no longer be available to use in new rations, but would still have a link to the rations that had been prepared using that product previously?

  • When an ingredient analysis and/or price is updated, do we need to update this analysis and/or price at each Plant or can we simply make this change at the Enterprise level and have this flow through to all Plants?

  • What is the purpose of an Analysis tab vs. an Enterprise Analysis tab within the various ingredient analysis sections?

  • Do we need to re-number our ingredients when we transition from our current version to CN.Dalex?

  • Will the new program remember the ingredients used to make a mix – will it save the mixing order that was used for this mix for a producer?

  • Has the sub-ration routine been improved?

  • Will re-ordering of lists work the same way in the Beef and Swine Profit Projection Module as it does in the rest of the program?

  • To what extent will Dalex offer customization for the CN.Dalex program?

  • Can access to producers and rations be restricted so only certain people have access to looking at producer data for an individual user?

  • If an administrator were to look at a producer’s ration, can he make changes to the ration and have these changes sync back to the original user?

  • If a user authorizes another user to view a customer/ration, can the user only authorize certain rations for the other user to see?

  • Can I share a customer’s ration with another Dalex user outside the Enterprise?

  • How often will the program run an Auto Back-up?

  • Will a Manual Back-up option be available?

  • How will we make sure users Sync to the server on a regular basis?

  • Will the need for users to reauthorize the license periodically go away?

  • When a user syncs will his customized settings (default lists and reports) change?

  • Will there be any file size issues when users are synchronizing via dial-up access?

  • What is the typical size of files that will be exchanged with the server upon data synchronization?

  • Will it prevent a user from using the program if they have not synchronized in a certain period of time?

  • Since some users use the program seasonally, will there be an ability to set the data sync time period requirement? i.e. let the customer set the program for how often a data sync is required.

  • Where will the server reside?

  • If the VISI server is down, can you still send XF1 files to one another to import products/prices (as a back-up if the server is down)?

  • Will there be a secondary server at another location in the event of a fire, etc.?

  • Can our data reside on our own server?

  • Will Dalex have authorization to view any producer data?

  • Will the program license include a confidentiality agreement restricting Dalex authorization or responsibility concerning producer data?

  • If a user is using 2 screens, can they have the ration on one screen and the evaluator on the other?

  • How will security be handled to assure each company’s data is protected from others?

  • Will they need to install any type of database engine in order to run a SQL based database on their computers?

  • How will the speed of the program change vs. the current program?

  • Will we have the ability to run more than 1 CN.Dalex instance on the same computer?

  • Will each user have a different log-in?

  • What are minimum Hardware and Operating System requirements to use CN.Dalex Software?

  • How will CN.Dalex integrate with other programs such as SAP, Tags and Batching Systems?

  • How will CN.Dalex speak to Brill?

  • How many security levels will the Corporate CN.Dalex program offer?

  • How will CN.Dalex updates be addressed with each corporate customer?
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