Has anyone profited via LX enhancements? This question is more directed
towards non-IT staff... Love to hear what the big improvements are...

Best Regards,

DeeDee Virgei
Project Manager
Office: 440-329-0487; Cell: 440-670-3331

Nelson Stud Welding, Inc.
A DONCASTERS Group Limited Company

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From: bpcs-l-bounces+deedee.virgei=nelsonstud.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bpcs-l-bounces+deedee.virgei=nelsonstud.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 12:29 PM
To: bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BPCS-L] Upgrading from pre-4.05CD to 8.3 (LX) on V5r4

We are on BPCS 3.? with Nexgen Focus 2000 mods plus other mods. We are
v5r4 since upgrading our box last year, but I think our licensing
applies to 6.1.

We are set to go live at year end. Our costs have been reasonable and
close to $500K, and we have been using Infor's technical services. They
have been very helpful to work with, although we've tried to limit their
involvement on-site to 3 different times plus some conference calls.
organization is lucky to have a lot of skilled BPCS users that
SQL, file structure, program function, etc.

One of the more challenging aspects was the data migration/conversion,
this was primarily due to mods and being on a BPCS version that had no
migration path to 8.3 (LX). Working with one of Infor's consultants, we
were able to go back to some earlier version and make the step up to
Other hiccups have been implementing Quadrant's Forms package to
accommodate for all our past print mods. It has been more challenging
we anticipated.

We did have a few "audit" issues that cropped up earlier in the year. I
think it works best if you can try to negotiate all of the professional
services fees up front.

Jenny Carr
VP - Information Technology
The Durham Company
P.O. Box 908
Lebanon, MO 65536


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