You ought to put this question to the one and only people who are
authorized to sell the product ... SSA GT ... although they have partners
around the world in the ERP service business who can act as their agents.
Key factoids in pricing include
* How big is your company operations ... SSA GT does not neccessarily
use a pricing formula that is public like with IBM pricing for the AS/400
iSeries itself, but there is the question of deep pockets ... the deeper
yours appear to be, the bigger the price might be.
* Will you need to utilize one iteration of BPCS on one partition one
environment to handle operations at one factory, or will you have different
partitions in different national languages with different environments to
handle operations at factories in different nations ... thus a multiplier
effect on what you get out of BPCS and what you have to pay for that
* What kinds of applications do you want to use ... BPCS has scores of
application modules ... some companies only want to use a handful, others
want to use darn near them all ... this has a significant impact on price.
* How about the number of users seats and multiple sessions ... in
other words from perspective of drain on AS/400, how many BPCS programs are
likely to be running at the same time? This also has significant impact on
* Then there is the question of implementation of BPCS ... presumably
your company is now running on something other than BPCS ... SSA GT
probably cannot give you good estimates there, and you will need to do a
comparison of conversion packages ... you better off getting some
consultant to help you there, and they usually biased when it comes to best
conversion route, which also costs big bucks ... start with estimate of
several thousand dollars a day for 6-18 months conversion.
* It would also be smart to send your staff to BPCS University ...
starting with your Pilot Testing Team of representatives of every
department of the company that is essential to its running.
BPCS only works on Windows for a manufacturer that needs it for a very
small number of seats, like say 6, and has no interest in the latest
version, or developmental improvements.
BPCS also works on HP UNIX, without the seats constraint, but also has the
reality that there you can forget about access to latest version, or
BPCS on AS/400 iSeries platform is where you get choice of versions and
improvements. Some of the older versions might not still be available for
sale to a new customer of SSA GT.
Please send my about BPCS Server Platforms and recent BPCS version release
If know send my approximate price of BPCS version on server platform
AS/400 or Windows.
Thank you in advance
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