Go Live Conversion

So what is the "best practice" for loading Inventory(jobs that are
make to order but have some items completed and has multiple lots.
And then Jobs that are make to order that are complete that have
mulitple lots. How do you reproduce these Lots on the job in
vantage without producing them and recieving to Inventory?


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, Holly Reed <hr.nook@...> wrote:
>
> I would have to agree with Stuart's reply to you . . . "don't do
it."
>
> It might seem easier at first, but it will definitely hurt you in
the long run.
> Two separate methods will clash, and cause you more problems than
just
> taking the time to get the data into Vantage, and helping staff to
learn the
> new methods.
>
> We first began our implementation believing that we would "Go Live"
with
> only various components, such as Accounting, Sales,
Purchasing . . . and then
> moving forward by department. Just piloting that concept became a
nightmare.
> We now stand by the concept of Go Live with all, or nothing. It's
taking longer than we
> hoped, but we already see the advantages!
>
> There's my two cents!
> Good Luck,
> Holly
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Michael McWilliams <mmcwilliams22@...>
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 2:56:44 PM
> Subject: [Vantage] Go Live Conversion
>
> We are planning on going live at the start of the year and are
second
> guessing our conversion. Do to data inaccuracy in our old system we
> planned on manually keying all Inventory into Vantage and then
shipping
> out of Vantage. But now we are considering Shipping Inventory
produced
> in our old system out of our old system and making a manual entry
for
> the accounting end. All of the old system inventory would be gone
in
> two months, and it is all not actually "Inventory" since it is
already
> been spoken for and is just awaiting customer pickup.
> What are others thoughs on shipping out of legacy system, or maybe
even
> shipping and invoicing?
>
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
We are planning on going live at the start of the year and are second
guessing our conversion. Do to data inaccuracy in our old system we
planned on manually keying all Inventory into Vantage and then shipping
out of Vantage. But now we are considering Shipping Inventory produced
in our old system out of our old system and making a manual entry for
the accounting end. All of the old system inventory would be gone in
two months, and it is all not actually "Inventory" since it is already
been spoken for and is just awaiting customer pickup.
What are others thoughs on shipping out of legacy system, or maybe even
shipping and invoicing?
You need a firm starting date for your shipping history. Six months from
now when you want to refer back to when something was shipped or run a
sales report for the year you'll have trouble tying out numbers. I'm
talking about writing reports for shipping analysis using Packing Slips,
Invoices, or part tran records.

Patrick Winter



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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Michael McWilliams
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 1:57 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Go Live Conversion



We are planning on going live at the start of the year and are second
guessing our conversion. Do to data inaccuracy in our old system we
planned on manually keying all Inventory into Vantage and then shipping
out of Vantage. But now we are considering Shipping Inventory produced
in our old system out of our old system and making a manual entry for
the accounting end. All of the old system inventory would be gone in
two months, and it is all not actually "Inventory" since it is already
been spoken for and is just awaiting customer pickup.
What are others thoughs on shipping out of legacy system, or maybe even
shipping and invoicing?






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[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Don't do it.

It's something you will regret later down the track. Much better to get
the person resisting the change to Vantage to toe the line. Down the
track they will always find a way to drag it out that little bit longer,
and before you know it you will be running two systems a year later. The
amount of extra work it creates for everyone will be staggering, and
your stock and financial figures will suffer.



I guess you can see from my tone that this is the voice of experience
here!!



Stuart Noble
Thompson Meat Machinery
stuart@...
Ph: 61 7 3803 6643

-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Michael McWilliams
Sent: Thursday, 16 November 2006 5:57 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Go Live Conversion



We are planning on going live at the start of the year and are second
guessing our conversion. Do to data inaccuracy in our old system we
planned on manually keying all Inventory into Vantage and then shipping
out of Vantage. But now we are considering Shipping Inventory produced
in our old system out of our old system and making a manual entry for
the accounting end. All of the old system inventory would be gone in
two months, and it is all not actually "Inventory" since it is already
been spoken for and is just awaiting customer pickup.
What are others thoughs on shipping out of legacy system, or maybe even
shipping and invoicing?





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I would have to agree with Stuart's reply to you . . . "don't do it."

It might seem easier at first, but it will definitely hurt you in the long run.
Two separate methods will clash, and cause you more problems than just
taking the time to get the data into Vantage, and helping staff to learn the
new methods.

We first began our implementation believing that we would "Go Live" with
only various components, such as Accounting, Sales, Purchasing . . . and then
moving forward by department. Just piloting that concept became a nightmare.
We now stand by the concept of Go Live with all, or nothing. It's taking longer than we
hoped, but we already see the advantages!

There's my two cents!
Good Luck,
Holly

----- Original Message ----
From: Michael McWilliams <mmcwilliams22@...>
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 2:56:44 PM
Subject: [Vantage] Go Live Conversion

We are planning on going live at the start of the year and are second
guessing our conversion. Do to data inaccuracy in our old system we
planned on manually keying all Inventory into Vantage and then shipping
out of Vantage. But now we are considering Shipping Inventory produced
in our old system out of our old system and making a manual entry for
the accounting end. All of the old system inventory would be gone in
two months, and it is all not actually "Inventory" since it is already
been spoken for and is just awaiting customer pickup.
What are others thoughs on shipping out of legacy system, or maybe even
shipping and invoicing?






[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
As painful as it might be, everyone should "flip the switch" at the
same time. Shipping the remaining orders through the legacy system
is something almost all our clients ask about and we always say the
same thing. Trying to use two systems opens a huge can of worms.
What if a new order needs available stock before a legacy order.
What if a legacy order is only partially "robbed". What about
changes to a legacy order. How does shipping know which system they
are shipping from. How does AR know which system to receive the
payment in.

The list goes on and on. It isn't a bad questions, but the answer
is a definite NO.

Michael Randolph
Infinity Business Consulting
mrandolph@...



--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Stuart Noble" <stuart@...> wrote:
>
> Don't do it.
>
> It's something you will regret later down the track. Much better
to get
> the person resisting the change to Vantage to toe the line. Down
the
> track they will always find a way to drag it out that little bit
longer,
> and before you know it you will be running two systems a year
later. The
> amount of extra work it creates for everyone will be staggering,
and
> your stock and financial figures will suffer.
>
>
>
> I guess you can see from my tone that this is the voice of
experience
> here!!
>
>
>
> Stuart Noble
> Thompson Meat Machinery
> stuart@...
> Ph: 61 7 3803 6643
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf
> Of Michael McWilliams
> Sent: Thursday, 16 November 2006 5:57 AM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] Go Live Conversion
>
>
>
> We are planning on going live at the start of the year and are
second
> guessing our conversion. Do to data inaccuracy in our old system
we
> planned on manually keying all Inventory into Vantage and then
shipping
> out of Vantage. But now we are considering Shipping Inventory
produced
> in our old system out of our old system and making a manual entry
for
> the accounting end. All of the old system inventory would be gone
in
> two months, and it is all not actually "Inventory" since it is
already
> been spoken for and is just awaiting customer pickup.
> What are others thoughs on shipping out of legacy system, or maybe
even
> shipping and invoicing?
>
>
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>