Thanks for confirming my thought. The OS upgrade plan includes a full system save before the OS upgrade and another full system save after the upgrade. The IT Support person who will be doing the upgrade will be sure to install any recommended IBM PTF's.
This client has highly customized BPCS to support their business needs. When they decided to replace their very old AS400 with a much newer iSeries about 2 years ago, they did have to pay a very large amount to Infor to get back on maintenance in order to be given a new key for V4.0.02. At that time, they did look at ERP LX, but upgrading to it would have required that all of their modifications also be applied since the required business functions were not in ERP LX. And, the functions and screen presentations in ERP LX would have been overkill for this needs. So, for that reason and the cost of applying mods and that changes that would be required to the daily user panels, they made the decision to stay with V4.0.02.
Hopefully, the current iSeries will last many more years. Thanks.
From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
To: BPCS ERP System <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2018 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Are there Compatibility Issues with OS V7R3 and BPCS V4.0.02?
If you are already on 7.1 then you are correct, you are past the initial
6.1 ANZOBJCVN concerns (I worked with SSA a little on that).
Since you are not on support I would insist on a full system save
beforehand. This way you can go back before they get too involved with
data. Also, have a test plan in place so you can find any issues before
you're past the point of it hurting REALLY bad if you have to go back to
They will have stay on their current machine since they have no support.
Sooner or later it's going to hurt. They need to decide if they are ever
going back on support they might as well take the beating and get it over
with. If they are going back, delaying it just makes it hurt worse.
We don't run anything that old. We were on LX8something since 7.1 or
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