Another named surfaced yesterday.

An IBM BP we deal with partners with some SW providers, including one that
does JD Edwards. JD Edwards is owned by Oracle, isn't it? The BP assured
me it runs on IBM i and will continue to do so.

I'm supposed to get more info today. Any opinions on JD Edwards?



On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Paul Nelson <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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

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