Path may be a bit different for your version of BPCS.
For ours, the logo can be tweaked as follows:
* Get into any of the user menus (not vanilla ones)
* Pop-up Menu of special functions (F13)
* Menu Maintenance (option 10)
* F13 to User Text
* We have BPCS for the main environment, have bottom line "Press Command 14
to get into BPCS!/or ENTER for your menu option(s)!
* We have TEST for our education environment
* In otherwise blank spaces we have (not the big text) company slogan and
welcome to our company
* You will need to figure out what fits nice for your future new environment

The various places that provide tech support for BPCS have some nice
manuals. You do not have to have a regular contract with them to buy the
manuals, which cost around $ 200 to $ 400 each. BPCSDOC comes with BPCS but
is not as user-friendly as what you can get ... I suggest you check out some
of the alternatives & share these links with your finance dept.
http://www.unbeatenpathintl.com/11menu/source/1.htm
http://www.dssolutionsinc.com/OverviewManual.asp

-
Al Mac

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[mailto:bpcs-l-bounces+macwheel99=wowway.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill
Brosch
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 11:42 AM
To: BPCS ERP System
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] New company in BPCS

Al,

Different signons were planned. Also had planned on settup Client Access
with different color backgrounds to help make things more visable between
the companies.

Did not know that about the BPCS logo. That will be updated today for the
test system for sure.

Company name & division are things that I planned on changing. Last time
our test system here was reloaded, that got overlaid, and we had customer
service enter a ton of cross-ref numbers into the wrong one. One of the
first things I did when I got here was correct those names.

I am really paranoid about the logical file situation. Ran itno that kind
of problem in the past, and don't want issues with it know, either.

Thanks for the pointers into the doc, I will review and have Finance review
them as well.

Thank you Al, and everyone else for the thoughts and opinions. Some holes
were filled, and the fact that it was only some meant that I'm pretty much
on the right track.

Thanks again!

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM, Al <macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

When we sign on, we are taken to BPCS of a particular environment.
We ought to have a different sign on for each environment.

In my case ...
AL for the regular production environment.
ALE for the educational test environment.

There's a BPCS logo when first signing on, which can be altered through
the
user menu maintenance infrastructure ... I suggest each environment's logo
be made distinctively different, so people recognize where they are.
At the top of inquiry screens, reports, menus, etc. there is name of
company
... I suggest that by environment, that be adjusted to be both name of
company and name of division. Reason is to help remind people where they
are in your system.
If you do not do this, then you can end up with a problem we have had in
the
past.
A person has a bunch of transactions to post to environment -a- but by
mistake they get keyed into environment -b-.

You may be more skilled than me when it comes to some steps.

Where I have managed to screw up in past copy copy libraries is making
sure
the logicals point at the correct physicals.
In other words the logicals for environment -a- should point at the
physicals for environment -a-, while the logicals for environment -b-
should
point at the physicals for environment -b-.
I use DSPDBR to verify this ended up correctly. DSPDBR vs. a physical
file
will get you a list of all the logicals that point at it.

You may need to add some details to your Chart of Accounts that were not
there before, which means you need to review BPCSDOC on GL, or whatever
other manual you may have. Then there's stuff various places in BPCS that
cause data to flow to right place in GL.

There should be separate doc (members of BPCSDOC) on
* setting up new environment (see SSALOG logic manual)
* setting up new company (I think probably in the Gen Led manual)
* sequence setting up ... what files are pre-requisites to what other
files
* what are all the files of General Ledger

You may need to copy some financial software, to get consolidated reports
that pull the data from both environments.

-
Al Mac

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From: bpcs-l-bounces+macwheel99=wowway.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bpcs-l-bounces+macwheel99 <bpcs-l-bounces%2Bmacwheel99>=wowway.com
@midrange.com] On Behalf Of Bill
Brosch
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 10:59 AM
To: BPCS ERP System
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] New company in BPCS

Al,

You're 3 for 3 with me. Everytime I ask a question, you tell me RTFM (as
is
appropriate).

Found the doc, and it covers pretty much everything that I need.

The only thing that they seem to want combined (in the end) is the
financials. As for the Chart of Accounts, that is one of the very few
things that will be copied over.

Thank you!

Bill

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Al <macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Do you have file BPCSDOC in your library list? It should have step by
step
instructions on setting up new environment or new company.

If management wants total separation, that says to me new environment,
not
new company, or new facility.

However, I have known management that wanted this at first, then later
wanted consolidated reports that had information from the two combined.

Depending on what the place being bought out is using, there's also
topic
of
converting their now ERP files to BPCS.

-
Al Mac


-----Original Message-----
From: bpcs-l-bounces+macwheel99=wowway.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces+macwheel99
<bpcs-l-bounces%2Bmacwheel99><bpcs-l-bounces%2Bmacwheel99>=
wowway.com
@midrange.com] On Behalf Of Bill
Brosch
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 5:02 PM
To: BPCS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BPCS-L] New company in BPCS

Hi All,

Currently running 8.2, and the company is looking to buy a new
division/company/whatever. And they will be going onto BPCS.

Management has decided that they want total seperation of the two
companies. To me, that says Library Lists. No big deal. But we're
heavily
modified, so I'm going thru things now (and pretty new to BPCS as well).

So what is the best way to create a new set of libraries? I can put
them
out & clear the files, but that's going to cause grief with security,
menus,
etc. Is there a "Clear application data" type of command, or something
similar?

Thanks in advance,

Bill
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