As we go into the holiday season, I had a little fun with a holiday classic and Visual ERP.
‘Twas the night before Go Live, when all through the plant,
Not a creature was stirring, not even an ant;
The data was entered in the tables with care,
In hopes that the Go Live would soon be there.
The techies were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Visual danced in their heads;
And the president in his office and I at my desk,
Had just settled our brains for a well-deserved rest.
When out in the plant there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter.
At first, I was worried, what could be wrong?
Then I relaxed, we were ready … all along.
Nothing was going to ruin our Visual load,
We had been working too hard on the code;
We had tested and tweaked and tested it twice,
At first it was naughty but now it was nice.
But Visual was ready, as ready could be,
Our dress rehearsals had worked – that we could see.
Everyone would be arriving promptly at eight
To check all the balances, it was a date.
Of course, there would be coffee & cookies galore,
Keeping everyone energized is such a big chore;
We can see it, as we check off our to do lists,
The database will be building, like magic, oh bliss.
Now P.O.’s and C.O.’s and Work Orders appear,
Next Inventory, Invoices and Vouchers to clear.
The accountants will be happy as we balance each buck,
Down to every penny, it’s more than just a little luck.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
The pres. appeared with a joyous sound;
Everything is in and balanced to boot,
We are ready to go – oh, this is such a hoot.
A bundle of joy he was beyond belief,
I smiled but inside felt immense relief;
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
He was excited as he cheered “IT’S A GO”;
The months of hard work had paid off in spades,
We were just waiting for the great accolades.
He was ecstatically happy, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to the team,
And shook each of their hands. Was this a dream?
And laying his finger aside of his head,
And giving a nod, out the door he just fled.
He sprang to his car and to his team gave a whistle,
And they flew down the street as fast as a missile;
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
We hope you and your family a joyous holiday season and an incredible 2019.