I think the issue is twofold. First none of them wants to be in a
competitive situation so if your shopping around, and they know it, there is
a feeling of becoming proposal fodder so they won't put you on a front
burner. Second, most of the software companies have cut the
sales/marketing staff so far the ones that are left are really busy.
I would pick the one you like, tell them from a feature/function standpoint
they are in the lead, and compare from there. For budgetary purposes I
would pick one if the larger ( read: more expensive ) packages. Then you'll
have a good number, and maybe one you can live with.
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael Ryan
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:58 AM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: Change Management Vendor Costs / estimating project cost
They just seem to be reluctant to get in touch with me. One has, and
another is saying they're in meetings. And the third hasn't contacted me.
Business must be good.
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