Dear Davide,

I fully understand your need to defend SSA - I worked in Frimley (UK) for 4 years - but how about a little honesty here...

You only need to access the OGS site and look at the date difference between a BMR being available for AS400 and Unix in order to realize where the resources are allocated!!!

To make it clear to everybody (working from my memory):

SSA generated a version of BPCS that ran on Windows (NT) with an Informix database. Actually is was exactly the same as the Unix version for Informix - so no magic there...

SSA used to implement all BMRs from Vxx automatically into all supported versions and on all supported platforms. Now this is only done if someone on Vyy/platformxx escalates the issue.

As SSA has - from ERP LX (BPCS V8.3) - given up using ASSET they have effectively scrapped the dream of being "multi-platform" and we are all expected to use AS400/ISeries/P5.

So - as SSA are implementing all new BMRs by manually changing the RPG code generated by ASSET - you can easily estimate the expected time for a BMR to be fixed on your V6.1.00...

Kind regards
Bent Nielsen

message: 4
date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 16:08:06 +0200
from: "Davide Roveda" <Davide.Roveda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Windows Version of BPCS


You are right that Iseries is core for BPCS, but before say:

Also it is for VERY SMALL firms
* 99% of the companies using BPCS do so on AS/400/iSeries
--> You should have access to SSA numbers, for APJ especially.

it does not get much support compared to AS/400 iSeries
--> Any BMR completed on OGS, where present NT / UX version, also UX / NT BMR are available

This is not for dispute, only to clarify.



-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Al Mac
Sent: marted? 4 luglio 2006 17.40
To: SSA's BPCS ERP System
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Windows Version of BPCS

Aside from the versions of BPCS that split functionality between AS/400
server and Windows client (NOT mixed mode)

It is my understanding that
* BPCS has a version that runs on Windows, but it does not get much support
compared to AS/400 iSeries, so it might not work on all versions of
Windows. Also it is for VERY SMALL firms, in terms of # of users practical
* BPCS has a version that runs on some versions of UNIX, that gets more
support than the Windows version but not as much as the AS/400 iSeries
version, so they may have more problems.  There are also some difficulties
intercommunicating on this list, since the interfaces are so different
* 99% of the companies using BPCS do so on AS/400/iSeries, and that's where
the support and enhancements mainly is

If you are seriously interested in having an ERP in the Windows OS, you are better off going with a competitor of SSA whose primary product focus is to
support their Windows based ERP.

Hi All,

Do we have a windows version of BPCS that runs on an Intel box?


Isaac Antwi

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