We do a lot of construction/engineering projects where we capture employee
expenses/inventory cost/labor costs.  We also record timesheets for every
employee in the company against a project (and then interface this data to
our PC based Payroll package).

For a disciplined company whose main focus of business consists of large
projects, I feel that Job Management can be a good solution.  If you are
basically a manufacturing/distribution company, then you might want to find
something lighter.

We are very happy with the system, but I agree with your comment about the
buggy nature of the JBA code.  We actually re-wrote the invoicing module to
fit our companies needs.  We are still at 3.5.1 and it is extremely stable

FYI, I'm under the impression that JM evolved from 3.5.0 to 3.5.1 to 3.5.2.
Apparantly some aspects work very differently just between those three
releases.  You might investigate which version you have and see if anything
got better/easier in a different version.

The biggest complaint that I get now comes from managers and engineers who
wish to do analysis on the data.  5250 emulation doesn't really make a great
visual analysis tool.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Klipa [mailto:jklipa@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 4:25 PM
To: system21@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [SYSTEM21] Any substitute for Job Management...?

We've used Job Management in the past for tracking costs associated with new

part launches and tooling and prototyping, etc...  We also have used it to 
relieve purchase commitments and book engineer's timesheets against the 
budget...  I don't like using it and it's fallen out of favor here...

The code is buggy, prone to failure...  Version 3.5.x leaves a great deal to

be desired in terms of stability, and usability...  We've never been able to

generate invoices from it or chosen not to...

I'm wondering if anyone out there is using anything else to track these 
costs... and tie them to purchasing and accounting...

Thanks in advance...

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