Big ERP wants in on the IBM Power Systems; does best-of-class still have the edge?
Written by Steve Pugh
In today's fast-moving business environment, organizations need to stay more agile than ever. Government regulation, competitive challenges, and consumer demands are changing at an unprecedented rate, forcing organizations to change along with them. Meanwhile, CIOs are under tremendous pressure to rein in expenses while increasing performance.
Consider all the ramifications before you make your choice.
Written by Kevin Piotrowski
Editor's Note: This article introduces the white paper titled "Key Strategies for ERP on IBM i," which is available free from the MC Press White Paper Center.
For System 21, Infor ERP XA (MAPICS), and Infor ERP LX (BPCS) users, there are two main options for core ERP systems. One option is to employ—or continue to employ—IBM Power Systems servers and i 6.1. For users of IBM iSeries and System i models equipped with POWER4 and POWER5 processors, migration to Power Systems servers and IBM i 6.1 has proven to be comparatively simple. New Power Systems servers offer higher performance and more-advanced energy-efficiency features.