• Subject: RE: Upgrade Considerations: Software vs. Hardware
  • From: "Ed Chabot" <echabot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 16:56:52 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

Al,
We have just migrated to a RISC machine from a CISC machine.  We are running
XA R5.  Some of our concerns were AS/400 support, performance of our current
AS/400, and the fact that MAPICS was the scapegoat for the poor performance.
We were actually considering scrapping COM and looking for another solution
to our sales problems.  The MAPICS RISC upgrade cost more than the new
hardware but I have to say it was worth it.  Response time is unbelievable,
people who hated MAPICS are now walking around with smiles on their faces
and we've decided that COM isn't so bad when you don't have to wait so long
between screens.  There are leasing options that may take a little of the
economic sting out of the expenditure.  I know it was the right move for us.
Ed Chabot
The Marlin Firearms Co.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-mapics-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-mapics-l@midrange.com]On
Behalf Of aldg
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
aldg@mail.rvi.net & aldg@webtv.net;
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: dshaw@spartan.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: dshaw@spartan.com
+---

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...

Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2022 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.