BJ Electric recently went live on their Clear/Path LX5220 and the Y2K release
of the software. In addition to the increased processing power, it appears
that I/O handling is significantly faster than on older comparable models of
A series and Clear/Paths. For example, a large CANDE work file, like OE/010,
saves in about 15 seconds. BJ is also starting to use ODBC (which is included
on Clear/Paths) for Window's based report generating.
Meanwhile, our old friends at Standard Electric in Milwaukee recently made the
switch over to the Eclipse system. For those sites that considered such a move
and decided to stay put, you may find solace in the fact that the conversion
has been accompanied by "much wailing and gnashing of teeth."
We are pleased to announce that the documentation has been completely converted
to WORD, and updated to reflect the current Y2K release of Power Plus. It's
possible there may be a few things in the docs that are not 100% up to date.
If you or any of your users find such instances, please bring these to our
attention just as you would program problems, and we will correct the doc files.
We are excited about the completion of this project because it provides the
following benefits to our users:
The screen portions of the terminal operators manuals are stored as bit maps.
If you have had a screen modified, you could put your custom version in by bringing
up the screen in terminal emulation, and then cutting and pasting it into the
appropriate page in the cod file.
- The documentation can be more easily distributed among your users.
- For those terminal users who have PC's, the doc files can be loaded on their
workstation (or server) and standard search tools can be used to find screens,
- It is now more feasible for individual sites to customize the documentation
to match their mods and custom codes. For example, where the standard doc says
"Enter a valid terms code", you could insert a list of the applicable terms codes
for your site.
Here's a list of the WORD documentation files:
File Maintenance Screens
Order Entry Screens
Purchasing & Inventory Control Screens
Accounts Receivable Screens
Accounts Payable Screens
File Maintenance Reference
Purchasing & Inventory Control Reference
Sales Analysis Reference
Accounts Receivable Reference
Accounts Payable Reference
General Ledger Reference
Procedures Aid Manual (How To)
Please contact Heidi (who by the way has worked arduously to get these docs
converted to WORD) if you'd like a copy sent to you on diskette.