Gary
I  had a  similar  experience on a SAP new  system[ same type  sizing
questionaire]  but the local IBM rep  did not want to go there at all.
Perhaps it  was because  this was  going to  put production and test on a
single box  with LPAR - all  new from IBM.... but  ......

                Glenn


At 10:47 AM 10/8/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Becareful on the IBM guarantee, IBM's promise is on NEW systems only, not on
>upgrades.
>
>AS/400 sizing is accomplished by completing the SSA sizing questionnaire,
>and then working with one of the certified SSA Hardware partners.  We are
>constantly working with customers, helping them find the best solution to
>meet their system performance needs.  This is what we do.
>
>How accurate is the questionnaire? Right now its pretty good.  Certainly the
>AS/400 system size that the BPCS software needs is larger than the past, but
>the system sizes for any other ERP solution in the marketplace is just as
>large or bigger.  The other reason I think the questionnaire is doing a good
>job is the lack "noise" on this issue.  For those customers who have
>upgraded their systems in the past 18 months, I can't think of any customer
>having an issue with their AS/400 system's performance, which either a BMR
>or PTF has been able to fix.
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Bill Robins <BillZBubb@netscape.net>
>To: <BPCS-L@midrange.com>
>Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 11:24 AM
>Subject: Re: [AS/400 Sizing]
>
>
>> Kusman Lim <KUSMAN@takeda-id.com> wrote:
>>
>> >> Sizing is the good way to know what size of server you need. If we do
>> sizing process we need to fill some questionnaire. Bob is right "How
>> accurate that BPCS sizer ?".
>> <<
>>
>> Has everyone forgotten IBM's promise to upgrade for free any machine that
>is
>> pre-loaded with one of their e-solutions and then doesn't perform
>> satisfactorily?  It seems to me that if you are planning to upgrade, you
>> "should" be able to get the same kind of guarantee.  If they can do it for
>a
>> brand new installation, why not an existing?  The sizing logic would be
>the
>> same.
>>
>> Bill
>>
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