• Subject: RE: SSA Layoff Plans
  • From: "Ken & Gloria Cox" <kgc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:04:16 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

If it's as bad as what I've currently seen of BPCS GUI,
People will plead for the green screens back.

Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-bpcs-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-bpcs-l@midrange.com]On
Behalf Of DAsmussen@aol.com
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 9:04 PM
To: BPCS-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: SSA Layoff Plans


Dennis,

In a message dated 6/28/99 3:12:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
DMunro@badgerminingcorp.com writes:

<<snip>>
> First, it is trying to get its existing installed base of Business
Planning
>  and Control System (BPCS), who mostly run on AS/400s, to upgrade to its
new
>  Internet-enabled eBPCS suite, which runs on AS/400s and Hewlett-Packard
9000
>  Series UNIX servers. (BPCS support for IBM's AIX and Sun Microsystems'
>  Solaris UNIX variants was withdrawn earlier this year.)
<<snip>>

Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again -- what can you say about a
company that's A**, backwards?  With the sales of every midrange platform
_EXCEPT_ the AS/400 in the tank, SSA decides to make HP -- which still
doesn't run most BPCS programs without conversion -- its platform of choice.
Soon to be followed by Windows 2000, which will be available 2Q, 1901.
Didn't notice anything in the announcement specifically about the AS/400,
though.  I'm sure that my old client that just scrapped another ERP solution
on their HP/9000 in favor of BPCS on the AS/400 is ecstatic...

Regards,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

"BPCS -- Better Programs Coming Soon"
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