Discussion:
making code changes to Infor A+
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Steve Richter
2014-10-16 12:25:59 UTC
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Is it standard practice in the Infor A+ system that a licensee of that
system cannot make mods to the software? Mods have to be done by an
authorized business partner and are the property of Infor?

The shop where I am told this is the case is off maintenance. Could that be
a reason for the restriction on modifying the code?

Infor owns other ERP application software packages on the IBM i ? Does
Infor restrict mods on the other packages they control?
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r***@public.gmane.org
2014-10-16 12:51:42 UTC
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Steve,
First of all there is a BPCS list here. Granted, the name is as old as
still calling something an AS/400, but I digress. You might get some good
responses there. I know the moderator - he walks on water and is very
modest.
We are running:
Infor Enterprise Resource Planning LX
Version 8.3 Release 03
and we have the source and have made mods. Granted, there are a few items
they withhold source for. Basically some common routines that verify your
license.
We are the 3rd or 4th customer SSA ever had and the oldest one still
running it.
We are current on maintenance.

You wouldn't believe the number of people who have stopped paying
maintenance and yet like to be referred to as 'customer' and feel they are
owed service. Or if they have to pay a fee to get back on maintenance
they should get a huge break over those who have regularly paid
maintenance. Like getting a bonus from your neighbor for "squatting" on
his lawn. "But mine doesn't stink and it helps to fertilize!"


Rob Berendt
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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





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Date: 10/16/2014 08:26 AM
Subject: making code changes to Infor A+
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Is it standard practice in the Infor A+ system that a licensee of that
system cannot make mods to the software? Mods have to be done by an
authorized business partner and are the property of Infor?

The shop where I am told this is the case is off maintenance. Could that
be
a reason for the restriction on modifying the code?

Infor owns other ERP application software packages on the IBM i ? Does
Infor restrict mods on the other packages they control?
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Steve Richter
2014-10-16 13:07:34 UTC
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Rob,

to get back on maintenance the charge is over $100K. And the shop is not
asking for Infor to do anything. The just want to make mods to the code.
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Steve,
First of all there is a BPCS list here. Granted, the name is as old as
still calling something an AS/400, but I digress. You might get some good
responses there. I know the moderator - he walks on water and is very
modest.
Infor Enterprise Resource Planning LX
Version 8.3 Release 03
and we have the source and have made mods. Granted, there are a few items
they withhold source for. Basically some common routines that verify your
license.
We are the 3rd or 4th customer SSA ever had and the oldest one still
running it.
We are current on maintenance.
You wouldn't believe the number of people who have stopped paying
maintenance and yet like to be referred to as 'customer' and feel they are
owed service. Or if they have to pay a fee to get back on maintenance
they should get a huge break over those who have regularly paid
maintenance. Like getting a bonus from your neighbor for "squatting" on
his lawn. "But mine doesn't stink and it helps to fertilize!"
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
Date: 10/16/2014 08:26 AM
Subject: making code changes to Infor A+
Is it standard practice in the Infor A+ system that a licensee of that
system cannot make mods to the software? Mods have to be done by an
authorized business partner and are the property of Infor?
The shop where I am told this is the case is off maintenance. Could that be
a reason for the restriction on modifying the code?
Infor owns other ERP application software packages on the IBM i ? Does
Infor restrict mods on the other packages they control?
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