Vincent: We gave this matter serious consideration. Since it was not cost or quality justified to renew OGS, and other companies could not offer the same level of support, we chose to use Advanced Systems and Products for our support. We needed to upgrade our iseries quickly due to an acquisition. We paid a fee, and had a key relatively soon. If we had pushed the matter, we could have gotten it even sooner. Part of our disaster recovery plan allocates a certain amount of dollars to an emergency key fee should we have to activate BPCS at our recovery site. In hindsight, we should have brought ASAP into the picture sooner. We later found we could have negotiated the right to a disaster key as part of our original key fee. Another option for us would have been to use our test box as the recovery box, but it would not handle the amount of transactions we process on a daily basis without being unusable. As we've learned, with proper planning, the key becomes a minor issue. Thanks B. Cormier (TGIF!!)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Disaster Recovery with no OGS Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 15:10:11 +0000 Judging from the recent limited response generated by this topic, I guess that the List Members without OGS fall into the following categories: Those who have negotiated an OGS contract for the 'Keys' component only. In the event of a disaster recovery situation (test or real), those who are prepared to negotiate with SSAGT on a case by case basis. Those who have given this matter little consideration. Is this a satisfactory situation for BPCS sites, or for that matter, for SSAGT !!! Vincent Vincent Byrne/AH/Novartis@PH@midrange.com on 29/10/2002 11:34:04 Please respond to email@example.com Sent by: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com cc: Subject: Re: OGS pricing For Disaster Recovery either in a Test or Live situation, could the BPCS Sites without OGS comment on how they would restore BPCS to a machine with a different Model or Serial Number. My understanding is that SSAGT will not issue a Temporary Key unless there is an up-to-date OGS contract in place, or unless a Fee is paid. _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l. _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l.
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