Windohs.....

Which is more expensive, harder to manage and ........

Figure a 4 core box at P05 is about 25K including IBM i. What's Winders,
hardware, SQL server, etc. etc.etc. going to cost? You need at least 5 to
8 good sized Windows systems to match the smallest POWER box with IBM i.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: Midrange-NonTech [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:37 PM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: IBM i Foodservice Distribution Software

Curiosity question: If Retalix is no longer developing for the IBM i, what
platform are they developing software for?



On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Unfortunately Retalix has abandoned IBM i. They still have a product they
will sell, however they are putting no development or effort into it. I
have two customers leaving POWER because of it.

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Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: Midrange-NonTech [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Paul Nelson
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:00 PM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)'
Subject: RE: IBM i Foodservice Distribution Softyware

I know Retalix was used successfully by European Imports in Chicago
before they got swallowed up by Sysco Foods.

Paul Nelson
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-----Original Message-----
From: Midrange-NonTech [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:40 PM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: IBM i Foodservice Distribution Softyware

These are the ones I've found so far:

Business Applications, Inc (will work for food distribution with help
from another vendor) Harris Data I/O DMAS Plus Infor Retalix Software
Concept Target Turning Point Systems Vormittag Associates, Inc

Any others?






On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM, <MichaelQuigley@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"Midrange-NonTech" <midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on
11/07/2014 01:00:05 PM:
----- Message from Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on Thu,
6 Nov 2014 13:45:21 -0500 -----

To:

"Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries" <midrange-
nontech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Subject:

IBM i Foodservice Distribution Softyware

The 3 of us in senior management positions here at Dilgard are all
about the same age and will all be retiring in 8-10 years at about
the same time. The Board of Directors has 'suggested' that we
replace the custom
in
house software I have developed over the past 40 years with
something
off
the shelf. The idea being it will be easier to find support as
well as making the company more valuable.

What IBM i (AS/400) ERP software packages are out there? Looking
for
the
usual gamut of apps. A/R, A/P, Ordering, Billing, Inventory
Control and Management, GL, Warehouse, etc.

Thanks.

--
Jeff Crosby
VP Information Systems
UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369
260-422-7531
www.dilgardfoods.com

The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the opinion
of my company. Unless I say so.

We run several modules from Infor/Infinium. Their support is good,
although the price keeps going up. (It's coming to the point where
we'll soon be spending as much on the annual support as we did on
the initial licensing. We may have to re-evaluate our options in the
future.) I don't always like the results of support, but I
understand where Infor is coming from. The support people are always
willing to work with us and try to get a workable solution.

Infor has grown into one of the largest software vendors out there.
They have very good IBM i (a.k.a., AS/400) support. They've grown by
snatching up other vendors. Unlike other organizations which have
snatched up a group of vendors, they continue to support and enhance
the products they acquire. They've also had a program to allow full
credit of licensing costs when switching between their various
software
lines.

From the limited exposure I've had, I would take a serious look at
their Lawson product line. I don't know if VAI has anything in the
Food Services Distribution area, but what I've seen from them also
looks well-done. I've also heard good things about Harris Data Systems.

I know years ago a large food services distributor in Great Falls,
Montana was reworking all their mainframe stuff to run on the AS/400.
They felt the competitive advantage of their custom written software
was worth far more than the cost of maintaining it. Your BOD may
find that something to think about before moving to something off the
shelf.
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260-422-7531
www.dilgardfoods.com

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Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369
260-422-7531
www.dilgardfoods.com

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