ARRGGHHH, please help. Does anybody know of a LARGE implementation


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Tony Cormack

ARRGGHHH, please help. Does anybody know of a LARGE implementation of RMS? We
have a possible LARGE installation of RMS (65+ liquor stores in a chain), and
Microsoft is NOT helping with letting us know of a LARGE implementation of
say 100+ that are running Headquarters.

I REALLY need some help on this one, as we may lose the deal if we cannot
get some proof it can handle 100+ installs.

The only problem we really forsee is the reporting timing to Headquarters.
 
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Antonio Mazzeo

The problem is the reporting time in headquarters? Is my problem ^_^

I tried to split database on two hard disk moving on the fastest hard
disk the sales data (you need of Enterprise manager).

What's your server?

antonio
 
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Tony Cormack

Thx Antonio

We have found that would be the problem also. We have researched this and
believe the ONLY way to solve the reporting issues would be to have reporting
by geographic region (Province, City, etc), but that would mean that they
would have to report to another server for every region, thus increasing
hardware costs.

This company has recently put a brand new IBM Server in as we are working
with Great Plains partner on this, and they brought us in. We are
"piggybacking" that same server that Great Plains will be running on.
 
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Masta T

There are many installations of that size. I was in class with a guy that
had 200 bank gift shops using it. Not sure which bank however. I think
they list a few large chain users on Partner Source. Check over there.
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Tony Cormack

I have tried over there and to no luck. so far a name and a contact have
eluded me.
 
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Tony Cormack

Unfortunately I am hearing it is possible but NOBODY has given me a contact
to someone who can provide proof of this. A name and a contact would be
fantastic.
 
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Masta T

http://www.lovesac.com/ 67 Stores enough? Not sure how many use RMS
however. The CEO looks wiley. I know that Positive Technology has several
other large users. But I don't see them in here much if any. I found this
in about 2 minutes on Partner Source btw. Are you a certified RMS reseller?
Or just a tech guy with a lead who is trying to find a product and make it
work for the fast buck? I see a lot of that going on with RMS. Really to
be kosher about this you should contact POSITIVE and ask for a reference for
this customer. I don't know who to tell you to ask for there, but you
should have a lead in for calling the end users, always.
mt
 
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Tony Cormack

We ARE a certified RMS reseller and YES I do know about Love Sac, and I have
contacted Mike Nicholson at POSitive, but have NO response yet. What I need
is confirmation of 100+ installs as this client is looking to aggressively
expand.

Thanks for your help though
 
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Craig Alderson

Tony,

I have implemented MRMS over 130 sites. System tended to slow at HQ at
around 100 stores after which required an additional server. System now uses
two servers, application and database. Performance is now OK.

What particular concerns do you have?

Regards,

Craig.
 
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Tony Cormack

AWESOME Craig, I would LOVE to talk direct with you concerning some things we
think may come up, and I would like to know what you have run into. What you
mention here IS one that we have thought may come up.

I don't know where your based out of but my number here is 403 243-6985 and
my email is (e-mail address removed)

Hope to hear from you VERY soon
 
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Craig Alderson

Tony,

I am based in Australia, and left the project about 4 months ago, after
rollout was completed and it was moving into support mode.

MRMS touch based solution was rolled out to 130+ Tobacco stores, with an
average of approximately 600 sales per store per day. Sales were usually
limited to one to three items, so database growth was not huge. Also journals
were not uploaded to the HQ server to minimise HQ database size. No
interstore inventory transfers took place.

Servers are locally produced IPEX (www.ipex.com.au) 2U rack servers running
single Xeon processor, 1GIG RAM, SCSI HDD, Microsoft SBS 2003. As indicated
performance was not an issue until store numbers reached 100, from here SQL
was grabbing memory and performance degraded. This is when the second server
was added, and the solution was split databaseserver/application server.

The servers weren't cheap, but they do the job very well and have proved
extremely reliable.

Hope some of this helps.

Best Regards,

Craig.
 
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Tony Cormack

Thanks Craig for that info. I'm wondering if we could touch base, as I do
have more questions. Also is there a possibility that I could talk to
somebody at the company you installed RMSS for, as we have a large install
that could be at least 150 by the end of the 1st year?
my number here is 403 243-6985 or (e-mail address removed)
 
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Tony Cormack

Hello Craig
I would like to talk with you on the phone but I have no way of contacting
you. Could you email me back or allow me your phone number?

my email is (e-mail address removed)
 

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