• Subject: Re: AS/400 upgrade costs
  • From: Glenn Ericson <Glenn-Ericson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 23:23:29 -0500

At 12:14 AM 12/2/97 +0000, you wrote:
>on 12/01/97at 09:29 AM, the Great and Grand  Wazir SCHENCK_DONALD
><schencd%AM_LZCH%VASELL@mr.mops.wl.com> said:
>>My point is: I must at least CHECK all 4,000 programs. I can't assume
>>anything. You just don't understand; this is a MONSTER of _horrible_
>>code. You would have to see it to believe it.
>>-- Don
>One solution I am hearing QZERO about is buying a new, Y2K-compliant basic
>package and going forth anew.  I'd think that in at least the
>non-Line-of-Business parts of the operation this might prove a real boon,
>but no one even hints at it.  Is anyone considering it?
>Booth Martin     
First a question have you Don<?>  done an Inventory with a business Impact
Do  you know  how big exposure is and the priorities of the business?
That said off to  purchase solutions.

 Booth  brings  forth a  valid choice.

On  buying a  replacement application -
Buying  new applications packages is certainly an option
What you have to keep in mind is work efforts:
- how the new package(s) match the business
        business changes
        integration with/into those applications that remain

- the user training and changing work habits
        remember the  first installation
        or the change to  new applications 
        or introduction of a new system {AS/400}?

Rather than beat this to death let me conclude that you have
 to evaluate the choices, values and benefits to the business.

Y2K is a business issue not a pure technical one.  If you have the  time
and can afford a new  package, have the time to  install, convert/migrate
and train plus it is a benefit - then  by all means do it. 

New  applications offer corporate bottom line savings with the current
FASB(accounting rules) and the  Nov 97  IRS  changes.
[ see your  accountant- for details]

Survive '00' affordably & remain competitive is the best generic rule for

Happy Holiday Season

Glenn Ericson,          Phoenix Consulting                      
P O Box 701164   East Elmhurst NY 11370-3164 USA                            
Ph. 718 898 9805         Fx. 718 446 1150
AS/400 & Year 2000- - Solutions Specialists
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