Epicor 9 Serial Numbers

Peter,

We have not migrated from our legacy system to Vantage yet, but we do
government work as well, so this would be a problem for us too.

Thanks,
Dan Snyder
IT Manager
Mercury Electronics
717-428-0222 ext.224




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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
pvolkert365
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 2:53 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Epicor 9 Serial Numbers



Please let me know if you are having any problems with serial
numbers. I am involved with reviewing designs for Epicor 9 coming
out in September, and there is a change that affects us adversely. I
find it hard to believe we are the only company that would have this
problem.

We do all government contract work. We might sell the same part
number to several agencies and different countries, and each one
specifies in their contract what the serial number format must be
(prefix, number of digits, leading zeroes). So for any one part
number, we might need several formats.

In 305, we could change the format every time we went to create
serial numbers for a job. In 403, Epicor took away almost all the
capability to change a serial number format, after having used a
format once. In 404, they are adding back some of the capability,
such as the ability to change the prefix. But you will still not be
able to increase the length of the serial number.

In Epicor 9, there will be a mask that you can establish to define
the format, and it will have some extensive capabilities. However
there is only one mask per part number. So if one customer needs a 4-
digit number with leading zeroes and another needs a 6-digit number
with no leading zeroes, you will not be able to comply. I told
Epicor we would need the capability to create a separate mask for
each sales order (or for each job). But there is no plan for them to
accommodate that.

If you do not see this as a problem for you, you are fortunate. If
you do, I'd like you to reply so I can start a list.

Thanks,
Peter






[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Please let me know if you are having any problems with serial
numbers. I am involved with reviewing designs for Epicor 9 coming
out in September, and there is a change that affects us adversely. I
find it hard to believe we are the only company that would have this
problem.

We do all government contract work. We might sell the same part
number to several agencies and different countries, and each one
specifies in their contract what the serial number format must be
(prefix, number of digits, leading zeroes). So for any one part
number, we might need several formats.

In 305, we could change the format every time we went to create
serial numbers for a job. In 403, Epicor took away almost all the
capability to change a serial number format, after having used a
format once. In 404, they are adding back some of the capability,
such as the ability to change the prefix. But you will still not be
able to increase the length of the serial number.

In Epicor 9, there will be a mask that you can establish to define
the format, and it will have some extensive capabilities. However
there is only one mask per part number. So if one customer needs a 4-
digit number with leading zeroes and another needs a 6-digit number
with no leading zeroes, you will not be able to comply. I told
Epicor we would need the capability to create a separate mask for
each sales order (or for each job). But there is no plan for them to
accommodate that.

If you do not see this as a problem for you, you are fortunate. If
you do, I'd like you to reply so I can start a list.

Thanks,
Peter