We used to use BIR when we were on BPCS/36 but use Query/400 for the same
kind of thing today.
We wanted to continue using BIR but when we learned that we could not
convert BIR/36 stuff to BPCS/400. and there was some suggestion that on
future versions of BPCS that BIR would be dropped entirely, we went to
Query/400 instead.  There were some co-workers who tried out USER VISION
until they learned by not-doing what some people had tried to tell them
about it.

BIR was created by a company in New Zealand.
They have an AS/400 version of it (vastly improved)
However, there is no conversion software to get from BIR/36 for BPCS/36 to
the 400 version.

Depending on what kind of license they used to have, I think there was
something tied to the serial number of the CPU that the software was
running on.  Any time you move software from one computer  reality to
another, you supposed to contact all the vendors involved.

What updates do we need so that our license is still valid?
What stuff can we expect to not continue to run Ok?
Do we need any upgrades to our base software so that it will run Ok on the
new box?

They really need to talk with SSA, because it is possible that their
BPCS/36 license is not valid for 36 on 400.

I ran into a company the other day that has a very old version of BPCS
running in Sys-36 Environment on the AS/400.

They have long since dropped maintenance with SSA and they had a company
come in and move their BPCS software from the System-36 to the AS/400
running in Sys-36 environment.

The only problem they are having is with the old BIR product.

They get the following error message when try to create a new report. "
Software Licence violation check.Call supplier for assistance."

Does anyone know a solution to this?      Thanks in advance for any help
Al Macintyre (macwheel99@sigecom.net via Eudora)
Al's diary http://radio.weblogs.com/0107846/
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