• Subject: Re: software implementation
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 04:27:07 -0500 (EST)

Pete,

In a message dated 97-11-13 03:32:23 EST, you write:

> Has anyone implemented MAPICS, BPCS or SAP lately? I'm interested in
>  learning how long it took, how many people you had in the core
>  implementation team and how it's going.

By "implementation", do you mean new sites or upgrading existing sites ;-)?
 Just this week we put up (inventory and shop floor control on) a plant using
V5.1.01 of BPCS, and have now switched (full time) to evaluating
V6.00.02PLF++++ of BPCS on an already fully-operational V5.1.01 BPCS site.
 Both were new to BPCS upon the V5.1.01 install -- the former requiring four
full-time "business process team" members and developers (on just under
$100M/year of output), while the latter required 10 full-time developers
close to 20 "business process team" members (for the largest plant of its
kind in the world).  We are _heavily_ modified.  Both took approximately 24
months from inception to actual implementation.  Until this week, V6
evaluation has been "ongoing" as we have had time, and has not gone too well
so far.

Haven't had any recent experience with MAPICS, but a PW (Price-Waterhouse)
associate from our initial BPCS project now does SAP work and doesn't speak
well in terms of reduced staffs for similarly-sized projects.  In addition,
SAP commands higher salaries...

HTH,

Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com

"After thirty, the body has a mind of its own." -- Bette Midler
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