Al, The first thing that pops into my mind is to not understate the "culture shock" of going to new software. Although HarrisData seems similar you know it will take months and months of re-training, forms changes, file conversion considerations for any of your home-grown stuff etc. Good Luck. Ray Secor Dialight Corp. -----Original Message----- From: aldg [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 12:38 PM To: MAPICS Mailing List Cc: Gershen, Al; Gershen, Al Subject: Upgrade Considerations: Software vs Hardware Hi Mapics ML: My employer has an interesting situation to ponder and I thought I would request some feedback from the ML members because you may have been though a similar situation before. We've been a Mapics DB (Y2K, Mod 4) user for many years on a CISC version of the AS/400. If we upgrade to Mapics XA, we have to replace our hardware with RISC type because EA doesn't support CISC. We have been looking at other ERP software such as HarrisData because it will run on our existing hardware and it appears to be similar to Mapics. The other consideration is that apparantly IBM won't be offering any upgrades or support for our old CISC machine in the future. My employer is trying to make the best decision given the economic restraints it has to operate in. If money were no object, we would probably upgrade to XA and get the new hardware but this is the real world that we are dealing in and the decision has to be analyzed from all points of view. Please comment on this situation so that I can offer my employer some of your suggestions on this matter. -- Above message before copy enclosure (if any) was sent by: Al Gershen Grants Pass, OR 97526 email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org; and thru ICQ # 12342782 -- +--- | 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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