• Subject: Re: Small Firm Software for the AS/400
  • From: "Bob Crothers" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 18:43:36 -0500

Dean,

I do not know about the others, but Support Net is still in business.
Nowadays, they don't do much software as they have become one of the
large MIR's.  But, they still do sell N/Compass.  Give em a call at
317-735-0200 or their website is http://www.supnet.com

I do know that N/Compass is Y2K.  And thou they no longer have any
in-house development staff, they are hiring contractors to work on
it...so it is still a living product...if somewhat senior.

I don't know what they charge for N/Compass, but you could probably get
it for a lot less than 30k.  Especially if was used as a value add on a
new AS/400.

I no longer work for Support Net and am not what you would call a
"Support Net supporter".

Bob Crothers


-----Original Message-----
From: DAsmussen@aol.com <DAsmussen@aol.com>
To: midrange-l@midrange.com <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Date: Saturday, March 20, 1999 6:01 PM
Subject: Small Firm Software for the AS/400


>Hey Folks!
>
>I need your help.  As most of you know (those that post and/or have
been
>members of midrange-l for a while, anyway), I used to specialize in
small
>accounts.  This is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some
years.
>Yesterday, I got a call from a client of mine from the "old days"
(hey, I've
>had the same listed phone number for 11 years!) wanting some advice.
They
>have been running DMAS on a /36 (recently, 436) for many years.  They
are in
>the process of switching to BPCS (with no input from me) for most of
their
>business, but are looking at spinning off one division into its own
entity in
>the near future.
>
>Now that I've bored you to tears, does anyone know of an affordable
/400-based
>solution that will handle general accounting (GL, AP, AR) and OE/I for
a small
>company with 30 employees and an eventual maximum of 100?  In "ye
olden" days,
>I probably would have worked out a deal with IBM (DMAS), SW2K (now
Infinium),
>Lawson, or SupportNet (most likely).  Now, I no longer work for an IBM
agent
>firm, don't know if DMAS is even offered, if SupportNet is still in
business,
>or if Infinium or Lawson even cater to small clients anymore.  I'd
love to see
>the client go for a /400 based solution because of the reliability
inherit in
>the system, but would have a hard time recommending something that
would cost
>them over $1K USD/employee when there are so many network based
solutions out
>there for companies of this size.  And yes, I've already made the
"cost of
>ownership" argument.  I want the /400 solution in there, but really
don't know
>what to even offer these days.  All help appreciated, even vendors...
>
>TIA,
>
>Dean Asmussen
>Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
>Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
>E-mail:  DAsmussen@aol.com
>
>"The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right." -- Jill
>Ruckleshaus
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