• Subject: Re: Multi-version implementation
  • From: Cynthia Emmanuel Rendon <rogerson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 10:37:27 -0400

At Hanes we are in the process of moving to Style 3.5.1.  We have decided to forgo using the GUI interface until stability has been achieved using green on black.  From what I have seen of the GUI interface it is no more than a screen scraper.
    I wish that JBA would stop adding new functionality and correct the existing applications.  I am a strong believer in data integrity but JBA has none.  For example, the postal code field in OEP20 (Customer information) is 2 five character fields.  When displayed in order entry this is displayed on screen with 2 five character input fields.  These same fields are displayed as 1 ten character field in AR.
    Here in Canada we use a postal code of 2 three character combinations.  Since the customer is originally set up by the AR department (1 ten character field for postal code) they usually set it up as X9X 9X9    . When this is written to the file it is written as X9X 9 X9    .  I recently had to extract the customer details for another application which included the postal code fields.  Complete havoc.
    My point is that JBA seems to write programs with no real business sense.  I think they would be much farther ahead to hire a few competent DBAs to overhaul the applications and build some integrity in to the database and the applications.  Version 4 would be an excellent place to start.

Sorry, but I haven't griped for a long time.

Robert A. Rogerson
I.S. Software Ltd.

Jim Sehi wrote:

Oh ouch!  Nope... we are still attempting to install 3.5.1... we are
currently hot in the middle of making modifications just so that we can
come live.  We are currently running on all custom systems.

What are your feelings regarding the JBA System 21 product?  I'm curious!

Jim Sehi
Sr. Programmer/Analyst
Hach Company
5600 Lindbergh Drive
Loveland, Colorado  80538

Email:  jsehi@hach.com
Phone:  970-663-1377  x2538
Fax:    970-669-2932

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