Rob,

Think we're talking 6 figures for a company our size?



On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Jeff,

I think any ERP software package is going to involve some serious cash.
I would also keep in mind that not many people pay list. List is
primarily there so they can charge you x% of list as annual maintenance. I
sometimes wonder if those whose prices are ridiculously high ever plan on
making any more sales or if they're just milking the maintenance cash cow.

Personally, it's not mandatory that my support people live in America and
be solely of northern European descent. However, I do expect timely,
technically competent answers communicated clearly and understandingly in
a professional and courteous manner.


Rob Berendt
--
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)"
<midrange-nontech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 11/13/2014 08:55 AM
Subject: Re: IBM i Foodservice Distribution Softyware
Sent by: "Midrange-NonTech" <midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Is the *SPENDMONEY because it's Oracle? Or for any of the options we look
at?

Thanks.

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Paul Nelson <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

As Al Barsa used to say, be prepared for the *SPENDMONEY parameter. One
thing to start asking is where the support line people are located.

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Midrange-NonTech [mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:44 AM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: IBM i Foodservice Distribution Softyware

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


-----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.
--
This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and
iSeries)
(Midrange-NonTech) mailing list
To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech
or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.




--
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.
--
This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and
iSeries)
(Midrange-NonTech) mailing list
To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech
or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.


--
This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and
iSeries)
(Midrange-NonTech) mailing list
To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech
or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.




--
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.
--
This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and
iSeries)
(Midrange-NonTech) mailing list
To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech
or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.


--
This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and
iSeries)
(Midrange-NonTech) mailing list
To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech
or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.




--
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.
--
This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
(Midrange-NonTech) mailing list
To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech
or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.


--
This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
(Midrange-NonTech) mailing list
To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options,
visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-nontech
or email: Midrange-NonTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives
at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.





This thread ...

Follow-Ups:
Replies:

Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2020 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].