• Subject: Re: SSA Settles Suit ??
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 17:58:33 -0400 (EDT)


In a message dated 97-10-04 22:29:58 EDT, you write:

>  BRAVO!!  :)   When we first got BPCS 3 years ago, we were on
>  pricing.  Of course, our box was too small and we had to upgrade it less
>  3 months after going "live", and at that point we had to fight tooth and
>  for a reasonable processor-based license fee.  
>  Last year when we went to RISC, SSA basically forced us into user-based
>  pricing.  Luckily, we are a small shop, but even so, a lot of our "users"
>  longer use the system.  One side note to all this - one of the
>  for going to 4.0.5 is that you get on user-based pricing.  Isn't that
>  special??  (in my best Church Lady voice)  Could it be SSAtan??  (Sorry
>  folks, it's the weekend)   <G>

SSAtan?!!?  Gonna have to add that to my list of "BPCS=Better Programs Coming
Soon", and "what can you expect from a company that is ASS backwards"!

SSA has _A LOT_ (note that that's TWO words) of talented people working for
them.  I hate it that those same people are being driven either away or into
subordinate roles at the company due to company "direction".  It irritates me
that Mr. Riz Shakir, a recent addition, is now an Executive VP while Mr. Jim
Franch, a long-time employee that actually CARES about BPCS users remains off
of the board.

IMHO, SSA needs to start concentrating on quality and forgetting the "all
things to all people" policy of the recent past.  You absolutely CANNOT focus
on both UNIX and the AS/400 and do well by either...


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@AOL.COM

"The difference between genious and stupidity is that genious has its
limits." -- Anonymous
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