• Subject: Re: JBA System 21
  • From: "Jim Sehi" <jsehi@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 21:37:25 -0700

We are also using Order Entry, Advanced Order Entry, Telesales, World
Trade, Purchasing, Requisitions, Inventory, Warehousing, MRP, MPS, DRP, all
the financials, Objects, Envisage, Explorer, etc.

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Jim Sehi
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Hach Company
Loveland, Colorado
email:   jsehi@info2000.net
"Always proofread carefully to see if you any words out."
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> From: Bruce Stern <sternb@erols.com>
> To: JBAUSERS-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: JBA System 21
> Date: Sunday, November 16, 1997 8:01 PM
> 
> Brad Cork wrote:
> > 
> > What modules have you got installed on Version2?
> > Why is one of the sites still on Version2?
> > Did you migrate the Version3 system from Version2?  If so did you
> > encounter any problems from the JBA package or support side?
> > 
> > We are just about to start a major upgrade from an early Version2 that
> > has been heavily modified to the lastest version.
> > 
> 
> Brad,
> 
> The first site to go live went onto Version2 in January 1996.  At the
> time we contracted with JBA, December 1994, we were told that V2 was
> more stable than V3 and we were very concerned about system stability.
> We use Advanced Order Entry, Order Entry, the base manufacturing
> modules, Purchasing, Requisitions, Inventory, Warehousing, Transport
> Planning, and World Trade. As it turns out we had to bring in a fair
> amount of V3 code to run our business resulting in something of a mix of
> V2 and V3 with a fairly high number of mods, especially in support of
> order entry.  We also purchased Scheduled Orders, which we don't use,as
> well as Focused Forecasting, not yet used, and Sales Analysis, not used.
> We purchased the Interactive Program Generator (IPG) and the companion
> Report Generator which we have used extensively.  We also purchased
> Guidelines, never used, and recently "traded" it in on Envisage which I
> like a lot (although it is a bit quirky).  
> 
> When the second site was brought up we had in mind to move the mods to
> V3 with the second implementation, then uplift the V2 implementation
> with the now modified V3 code.  This hasn't happened yet, and may or may
> not anytime soon.  We are pretty happy in general with the V2
> installation and it is not causing us any major problems to not be on
> V3.  If and when that situation changes we at least have a clear
> migration path to V3.  The V3 site does not use Transport Planning or
> World Trade due to business differences, but did purchase the GL for use
> with JBA's analysis tools.  The first site purchased none of the
> financial modules, but did get authorization to use the relevant
> database files.  Both sites make good use of the Advanced Financial
> Integrator to link up with corporate financial systems which include
> Software 2000 (now Infinium) and some old, special purpose COBOL
> packages.  
> 
> Each site has a Model 300 AS/400.  The first site, my home base, has a
> 2042 while the second site only has a 2041 with noticeably poorer
> performance.  Both are CISC machines of course.  The first site is now
> on V3R2 while the second is still on V3R1 of OS/400.
> 
> Hope this is of interest.
> Best regards,
> 
> Bruce Stern
> sternb@erols.com
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