Al I understand your problem...I have been through it many times(use to be a consultant) and through a couple of shops I worked in....I am also biased towards MAPICS but that aside I believe your best solution is to go with the RISC box and XA...Besides the continuing support of MAPICS ( always helpful in any shop), at the present there is a growth plan...So as your company grows, so can your system...There is also a greater majority of outside help available for the MAPICS solution ( both programmers and software add-ons)...While the HARRIS system is good for accounting, it does not come close to MAPICS for manufacturing..I believe it is easier to train on continuing software, rather than re-train on new software...And if you have customized any at all, there is that consideration.... -----Original Message----- From: aldg [SMTP: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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