• Subject: Re: EDI packages
  • From: Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 11:17:21 -0500

Perhaps you can duplicate their green screen version and keep it 
current.  After all, look at all the third party people who started 
making green screen versions of SSA's BPCS.  After SSA saw the demand 
for green, the lack of demand for gui, and fired enough #$%##%^'s 
then they came around.
 




cgalgano@ediconsulting.com on 10/13/99 09:44:02 AM
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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
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>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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