Even though there is additional overhead and special considerations to be given to 'temporarily' inter-connect existing applications to MAPICS, I cannot imagine a full-blown cutoff of legacy programs and internal procedures. Even on a controlled phase-in, there are often many business issues and 'human-factors' as well as program/data issues that need dedicated attention by a full-time implementation staff. With the diversity of modules that you are considering, I can understand the desire to totally divorce yourself from legacy code, but the serious, long-term effects on your business and staff should be thoroughly reviewed with a crack team of Implementation Specialists before going forward. FYI, we implemented IM, MRP, PC&C, PDM and PUR on MAPICS DB4 over ten years ago with a considerable amount of effort. Two years ago, we upgraded all existing modules to XA4 and added COM and EC. Recently, we dropped support of MRP and PC&C and we are yet to consider financials. No offense intended, but as someone who has first-hand under-estimated the impact of a MAPICS implementation, my prayers go out to you and everyone involved regardless of your approach. Additional opinions -or- information regarding past experiences available upon request. regards, Tom Ashworth MIS Manager, Altec Lansing Technologies Inc. Routes 6 & 209 Milford, PA 18337 email@example.com 570-296-1276 > -----Original Message----- > From: Theodore Vollrath [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 8:25 AM > To: MAPICS-L@midrange.com > Subject: Implement in stages or not? > > Thanks for your responses on the MAPICS browser. It was very helpful. We > were talking about today implementing MAPICS in stages or at once. We are > currently running MRP on our old system and plan to implement IFM, COM, > EPDM, MPSP, MRP, PC&C, PM&C, & PUR. Does it make sense to implement all at > once or in stages. MFG & Engineering first, then COM & IFM last. My > thought > was to start with the G/L part of IFM first, then COM (and A/R), then MFG > and Engineering (with A/P). What do you think? > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > +--- > | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: > email@example.com > +--- +--- | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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