Don,

Here are a couple of links with the story:

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/reuters19991029_3258.html
http://more.abcnews.go.com/sections/business/DailyNews/hersheys991029.html

According to the news reports, the software is provided by SAP AG and Siebel
Systems Inc.


John Taylor

----- Original Message -----
From: Don <dr2@cssas400.com>
To: Bill Paris <bparis@sccmail.com>
Cc: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 1999 12:33
Subject: Re: Who's going to call Hesheys?


>
>
> Bill, et al,
>
> I want to know who's SOFTWARE they installed!
>
> Don in DC
>
> -------------
>
> On Sat, 30 Oct 1999, Bill Paris wrote:
>
> > There is a write-up in our local paper about Hershey. Here are some of
the
> > things they touched on...
> >
> > - Hershey's new $112M computer system is fouling up deliveries
> > - Mars and Nestle expect insreased sales
> > - No Resse's cups or Milk Dud's for trick or treaters this year
> > - 3rd quarter earnings will drop 16% per share
> > - Hershey might end up missing as much as $100M in sales for 4th quarter
> >
> > There was no mention of the type of computer system they installed...
> >
> > Bill Paris
> > Sorrento Cheese Co., Inc.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: nina jones <ddi@datadesigninc.com>
> > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> > Date: Saturday, October 30, 1999 10:04 AM
> > Subject: Re: Who's going to call Hesheys?
> >
> >
> > >> What kind of computer problem in Hershey, PA this month?  Anyone have
> > >> any idea?
> > >
> > >i read something in the paper a month or so ago that they'd switched
> > >software and things were going badly.  they couldn't keep up with what
> > >was warehoused, orders, etc.
> > >
> > >now it's their busy season, and sales will suffer.
> > >
> > >nj
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