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Red Three helps clients maximize the power of their current enterprise software to improve business intelligence. We provide custom data integration and reporting capabilities so you can extract the right information from your financial systems and make smarter business decisions. Our goal is to help you get the reports you need from the software you’ve already invested in.
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So, my recent post on the AS400 provoked a number of comments and tweets. All of them saying I don't know what I'm talking about. While it's certainly true I don't always know what I'm talking about, I stand by my opinions. I addressed the feedback in a comment to the original post, but let me state them here as well. 1) The AS400 is a great machine. Windows, in comparison, can by highly aggravating. I'm always amazed at how many virtual machines are required to run an...Read more
As you know, we do all our business intelligence development with Microsoft BI tools. But we access data from multiple systems, including the AS400. (We’re in the process migrating a customer's from AS400 data to Windows, but it’s not going to happen overnight.) It was a great machine for the time, but that time has passed. (See our post: 6 Keys to Moving from AS400 to Windows.) That said, I don’t think folks should be afraid of working with it. This came to mind when I downloaded the white...Read more
The AS400 gets a bad rap. It can be hard to get at its data. But generally, that's not its fault. For decades, the AS400 has come with its own database that works just like any other SQL database. If your programming staff updated their skills sometime over the past 25 years and use the database properly, you should have no more difficulty getting your data from the AS400 as from any Access or SQL server. But, if you have old code, old programming methods or both, AS400 can be a real challenge....Read more