• Subject: RE: Mapics Business Academy Training vs Reading a Book
  • From: "Ed Chabot" <echabot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 14:20:02 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

Recently, through this mailing list, I received the info to order Bob
Tenney's "Costing Happens in MAPICS" as well as his COM book.  They are
$50.00 and are well written and a very good resource. His books are
available at his website, http://tenneypubs.com/books.html . Good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-mapics-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-mapics-l@midrange.com]On
Behalf Of aldg
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 12:15 PM
To: MAPICS Mailing List
Cc: Gershen, Al; Gershen, Al
Subject: Mapics Business Academy Training vs Reading a Book


Hi Mapics ML:

My employer just had me sign up for a Mapics Business Academy class titled
"Costing Functions in Mapics."  This is a 4 1/2 day class that will cost the
company $2000 plus travel expenses.

I contacted Mapics about the class and was advised that they teach their
courses using PowerPoint screen presentations.  Their class manual is
essentially a copy of the PowerPoint screens from which the student can
write their own comments.

Therefore, it appears to me that if you are not able to retain the course
materials either in your mind or with your class notes, you may be "out of
luck"  when it comes to referring to your manual later on.

Now I can't comment on the materials that are presented with PowerPoint.
It's very possible that they are very detailed and as such, they are a very
good substitute for a properly written textbook on the subject of Mapics
Costing.

I have found on the Barnes and Noble website a 1992 $45.00 book titled,
"Accountant's Guide to the Mapics - DB Financial Applications," written by
Robert Tenny and Alicia Hart.   The vendor's description of this book is
very limited and I can't tell whether it even covers Mapics Costing.

My background is as a CPA in public and private accounting.  I don't have
much cost accounting experience and I have never experienced a Mapics
environment until now.

I have several questions for the Mapics ML:

1. What is your experience with Mapics classes and their PowerPoint
presentations?

2. Is their text adequate to cover the course subject?

3. If you have any experience with the book mentioned above, do you believe
it to be a reasonable substitute for learning Mapics Costing instead of
going to the Mapics class?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Regards......

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Above message before copy enclosure (if any) was sent by:

Al Gershen
Grants Pass, OR 97526
aldg@mail.rvi.net & aldg@webtv.net;
and thru ICQ # 12342782

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