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I 100% agree with Jim's comments. AJS can probably do what 90% of customers need to be done at a ridiculously low cost! I however, you need very advanced scheduling, Help Systems is quality product and company to engage with.

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John,

It is a one time charge and SWMA is a few hundred a year. It 's really inexpensive by comparison to other products.

AJS adoption is quite low for a couple of reasons. The Biggest by far is that business partners do not engage with the clients any longer, and fully understand the needs. AJS is not in the standard order, it's something you must add to the configuration so partners don't take the time to add it.
That and most of them have no idea what it can do. We tend to add it and have the customer force us to remove it (assuming another scheduler is not already on the system) then teach them how to use it. Same thing with BRMS. I've not had a single complaint about that tactic since it usually enhances the customers utilization of the system.

Does AJS have all the feature/function that HelpSystems has, nope. If those features in the ROBOT product are interesting and or needed, then by all means buy it, it's good software. AJS simply does 90+% of what you need it to do.
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On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 9:10 AM John Yeung <gallium.arsenide@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 8:50 AM Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
<midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Another consideration is the Advanced Job Scheduler which I believe
can do this. It has many other benefits as well.

It is a one time charge only and after that it's covered by normal SWMA.

I didn't realize that. That does make it more attractive in terms of
cost. Attractive *enough* for cash-strapped departments? That would
depend on the specific price and the scheduling needs of the
organization.

Judging by the frequency of scheduling questions on this list, it
seems to me that AJS adoption is quite low. I suspect that IBM would
make more money by making it standard on all systems and charging a
little more for all systems.

John Y.
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