I've had several discussions with Harbinger about their GUI version.  I
really don't see how GUI will make anything more productive, just ore
complex,not to mention more difficult to support remotely.  When I asked
Harbinger about how many of their customers chose the GUI version v. the
Green Screen version when both were available, I got pretty much silence...
then added that some had purchased the GUI version.  This is a case where
the vendor is trying to shove something down the customers throat.... unless
I am totally off base, this is NOT what Harbinger's customers are asking
for.  I guess they do not understand their customers.  I am also a Harbinger
Business Partner and stock holder and I really don't like what I am seeing
right now (but the stock has been going up lately).
Incidentally, Bob makes an excellent point about splitting up EDI onto it's
own AS400.  We had a client that had a model 740 and needed EDI, but the
package cost was $60K, what we ended up doing was putting in a new 170 that
was in the P05 software tier and the total cost for AS400 and EDI/400
software was about $25K.  Go figure.  Trusted Link EDI/400 has excellent DDM
support so this type of solution works very well.
CJG
Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite C19
Marietta, GA  30064
770-422-2995
mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
http://www.ediconsulting.com
EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Berendt <rob@dekko.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: EDI packages


>We use a separate 400 for EDI processing.  Helps bust tier pricing
>on the main 400, and, keeps the load (all that string handling) off
>the main 400.  We use the ACS/Premenos/Harbinger Trusted Link.
>However with their GUI package jacking up the cost and complexity,
>I don't know...
>
>If GUI is so productive then I assume that people developing GUI
>applications have GUI tools, right?  Then why does GUI applications
>cost so darn much?  The end result is the same - it sets up the mapping
>of EDI data.
>
>
>
>
>
>jbussert@stecnet.com on 10/12/99 02:09:36 PM
>Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com@Internet
>To: midrange-l@midrange.com@Internet
>cc:
>Fax to:
>Subject: EDI packages
>
>Hi all,
>
>I have a client looking for EDI for one customer.  A 400 based solution is
>way too costly.  Is there anyone out there using non 400 based products -
do
>you like them, not, thoughts.
>
>Thanks
>
>john
>
>John Bussert
>jbussert@stecnet.com
>Swift Technologies, Inc.
>847-289-8339
>847-289-8939 fax
>
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