Volume 8, Number 24 -- June 17, 2008

iSeries-to-Windows Conversion Successful at Admiral Beverage

Published: June 17, 2008

by Alex Woodie

When Admiral Beverage migrated its JD Edwards software from the iSeries to a Windows-based xSeries solution, it was left in a quandary over what to do with its ACOM Solutions document and payment management software, which also ran on the OS/400 server. The solution? Admiral found that the Windows versions of ACOM's software ran just as well as the OS/400 version.

Admiral Beverage is a Pepsi distributor that was founded in Wyoming in 1947. Since then, the company has grown tremendously, and now employs more than 1,200 people in 30 facilities across seven states. An iSeries-based JD Edwards ERP solution from Oracle had guided the company through its growth in recent years.

At some point, the company decided to migrate its JD Edwards software to the Windows Server operating system running on an IBM xSeries server, and the migration commenced in early 2008. While the JD Edwards ERP system is at the heart of Admiral Beverages' IT department, the company relied on several other OS/400-based packages to run its business, including accounting software, routing software, and the ACOM document management and automated payment software.

Admiral Beverage used ACOM's OS/400-based software for years, but it wasn't going to automatically choose ACOM to provide software for its new Windows infrastructure, says the company's IT director Jim Hill. "We took the opportunity to review our choices, using our own resources and a consultant," he says.

In the end, Admiral did pick ACOM. "We settled on the Windows versions of EZPayManager and EZeDocs solutions based on our long-standing satisfaction with the products' performance on the iSeries, where they ran transparently, and on the fact that the competing solution cost far more for similar features and performance," Hill says.

Today, ACOM's software is used to cut more than 6,000 checks per month at Admiral Beverage, while the automated clearinghouse (ACH) is used to make payments electronically.

                     Post this story to del.icio.us
               Post this story to Digg
    Post this story to Slashdot

Sponsored By

MoshiMoshi Episode 2 Now Showing

Win a license of Messenger or Star Trek DVDs

I.T. Manager Harold Stanley has found himself
in a predicament, and it could mean a free license
of Bytware's Messenger or the complete first
season of Star Trek for you.

Just watch "The Tape Trap," take the quiz, and you could win!

See the episode and take the quiz now!

Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik,
Shannon O'Donnell, Timothy Prickett Morgan
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
Contact the Editors: To contact anyone on the IT Jungle Team
Go to our contacts page and send us a message.

Sponsored Links

OCEAN:  Technical conference, June 30, 2008, Irvine, CA
RJS Software Systems:  Spring Sale! Savings on WebDocs and Value Bundles
COMMON:  Join us at the Focus 2008 workshop conference, October 5 - 8, in San Francisco, California


IT Jungle Store Top Book Picks

Easy Steps to Internet Programming for AS/400, iSeries, and System i: List Price, $49.95
Getting Started with PHP for i5/OS: List Price, $59.95
The System i RPG & RPG IV Tutorial and Lab Exercises: List Price, $59.95
The System i Pocket RPG & RPG IV Guide: List Price, $69.95
The iSeries Pocket Database Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket Developers' Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket SQL Guide: List Price, $59.00
The iSeries Pocket Query Guide: List Price, $49.00
The iSeries Pocket WebFacing Primer: List Price, $39.00
Migrating to WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49.00
iSeries Express Web Implementer's Guide: List Price, $59.00
Getting Started with WebSphere Development Studio for iSeries: List Price, $79.95
Getting Started With WebSphere Development Studio Client for iSeries: List Price, $89.00
Getting Started with WebSphere Express for iSeries: List Price, $49.00
WebFacing Application Design and Development Guide: List Price, $55.00
Can the AS/400 Survive IBM?: List Price, $49.00
The All-Everything Machine: List Price, $29.95
Chip Wars: List Price, $29.95

The Four Hundred
Happy 20th Birthday, AS/400!

The Power 595 Takes the Top TPC-C Benchmark Ranking

The World Can't Get Enough Disk Array Capacity

Mad Dog 21/21: iPhone Home

IBM Is Enjoying the Role of Green Giant

The Linux Beacon
How's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Doing?

AMD Finishes Off Quad Cores with Budapest Opterons

Forget About Platforms, Let's Talk About Jobs

As I See It: Citizen CEO

Looks Like Unisys Is Reselling Sun's X4600 Opteron Boxes

Big Iron
The Back and Forth of the PSI-IBM Lawsuit

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Keeping 5250 Alive

Seeking Advice on REXX

Admin Alert: All About the System i Attention Light

System i PTF Guide
June 7, 2008: Volume 10, Number 23

May 31, 2008: Volume 10, Number 22

May 24, 2008: Volume 10, Number 21

May 17, 2008: Volume 10, Number 20

May 10, 2008: Volume 10, Number 19

May 3, 2008: Volume 10, Number 18

The Windows Observer
Muglia Leads Off Week Two of Tech Ed

Fixes for Critical Security Flaws Issued by Microsoft

New Windows Clustering Capability Has HA Partners Shifting Gears

Stratus Builds Its First HA Clustering Product Atop Xen

Icahn Pushes Micro-Hoo in a Series of Letters

The Unix Guardian
The Power 595 Takes the Top TPC-C Benchmark Ranking

AMD Offers Clock Cranks on Barcelona Opterons

Forget About Platforms, Let's Talk About Jobs

As I See It: Citizen CEO

IBM Is Enjoying the Role of Green Giant

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar


Profound Logic Software
RJS Software Systems

Printer Friendly Version

Sysload Delivers Fine-Grain Monitoring for Virtual Servers

Adobe Eases Deployment with New Release of LiveCycle Suite

PowerTech Updates i OS Log Management Software

Help/Systems' SEQUEL Gets More BI Tooling

Varsity Teams with NGS for New BI Product

News Briefs and Product Shorts:

Professionally Speaking, Lotus Users Getting Better Connected . . . Hospital Supplier Installs VAI's WebSphere-Based Portal . . . InfoPrint Solutions Introduces New Printers, AFP Options . . . iSeries-to-Windows Conversion Successful at Admiral Beverage . . . LANSA Touts Eight RAMP Successes . . .

Four Hundred Stuff


Subscription Information:
You can unsubscribe, change your email address, or sign up for any of IT Jungle's free e-newsletters through our Web site at http://www.itjungle.com/sub/subscribe.html.

Copyright © 1996-2008 Guild Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Guild Companies, Inc., 50 Park Terrace East, Suite 8F, New York, NY 10034

Privacy Statement