I recall a story that was told to me by the owner of a large homebuilder 
(4,000 homes per year) about a bigger homebuilder that put in SAP. Three 
years and $35 million into the project, they were still not running 

Paul Nelson
Arbor Solutions, Inc.
708-670-6978  Cell

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others are often stiffened." ~~ Billy Graham

"Roger Vicker, CCP" <rv-lists@xxxxxxxxxx>
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I don't have anything direct but do have a niece, nephew and his wife 
that work in IT for Pioneer Hi-Bred International (www.pioneer.com). 
They tell me that SAP is successfully used along with a lot of other 
major packages.

You also might check the archives here. I recall a lot of discussions 
about companies spending _years_ and _millions_ to get SAP up without 
actually making it there.

Good Luck.

Roger Vicker, CCP

On 12/1/2003 9:17 AM, Mike.Crump@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>Since IBM's information on this subject is rather pitiful....does anyone
>know of any medium to large companies running SAP on the iSeries?  I've
>come across a few references but not very many.  It looks like SAP is 
>and more in our future so I'd like to start collecting data on the 
>ASAP.  We have a CFO who has a perception that it's best run 
>Michael Crump
>Manager, Computing Services
>Saint-Gobain Containers
>1509 S. Macedonia Ave.
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>"I shall often go wrong through defect of judgement.  When right, I shall
>often be thought wrong by those whose positions will not command a view 
>the whole ground.  I ask your indulgence for my own errors, which will
>never be intentional, and your support against the errors of others, who
>may condemn what they would not if seen in all its parts."  Thomas

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