We run the BPCS ERP solution but also have a number of home grown applications that had menu's written in CL programs. Some of these CL programs were thousands of lines long to handle security to certain menu options and changes had to be implemented outside normal business hours. We initially implemented Admin/400 to make maintaining these menu items easier. With the ease we migrated these menus to Admin/400 and the time we saved not having to change those menu programs quickly repaid the investment in Admin/400. Our users found the added functions provided by Admin/400 of great benefit so we have recently completed the migration of all the BPCS menu items to Admin/400. Now we have one uniform interface to all applications that is easy to maintain and simple for our users.
When MSD contacted me for a customer testimonial about Admin/400 I thought Admin what? We have been using this product for a number of years now and I really thought it was part of the operating system. It is so easy, I just add the new user and give them access to the menu items they need to do their job. Thats it, done in a couple of minutes. We have also recently started using the scheduler to run reports over night, its great, I walk in Friday morning, pick up the reports of my printer and walk straight into the sales meeting.
Our company does not employ any dedicated IT staff, as the financial controller I do the system administration and nightly backups. Any time I needed help I would just ring our business partner and they would talk me through the commands to achive the task at hand. Numerous times I would incorrectly type these cryptic commands and one evening Admin/400 was suggested to simplify the interface to the system commands. MSD sent out an evaluation CD, I found the installation very easy and they had setup many system command menu items as a sample. Now the cryptic commands are just plain english menu items and if the command does not exist we just add it !
Additionally we have just implemented the automated backups, I get a message if I have not changed the tape and each morning I get a message confirming the backups completed successfully.