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Upgrading an ERP System that is using VB6

Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

Dear all,
currently my company has ERP that developed using VB6. I'm considering about upgrading it into one of the .net language so that it can use .net framework.

The reason of the upgrade is so that the software has better scalability, portability, and optimized performance. I'm thinking in order to achieve that, the software need to keep up to date with technology.

My question is:
1. Is moving to .net framework a correct strategy to achieve my goals?
2. Since I don't have experience in Microsoft development environment, I'm asking this: If it is a right thing to do to move to .net, what is the best strategy to do that? Does the whole thing need to be translated first in order to be able to run on .net or it can be done in modular fashion? Can VB6 port with .net directly?

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ethereal1m

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Re: Upgrading an ERP System that is using VB6

Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:11 AM

ERPs by their very definition are HUGE scalable and extensible systems.

VB6 is [I]not[I] directly portable to VB.NET no, I believe there used to be some form of conversion wizard back in the day but it never worked for me and I don't see it being much better now.

.NET is a solid platform for this type of system however, so yes it's a good move - but having no development experience on it I'm not sure how you'd plan to replicate such a huge system without years of time investment. Unless it's not really an ERP, of course.
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Re: Upgrading an ERP System that is using VB6

Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

@RudiVisser,
OK, thanks for the reply... [thumbs up]
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