Maintenance Renewal 6.10

Thanks for all the responses... The lump sum is just a killer. I'll
probably have to stay on board... I probably never called them this
past year, and didn't download any updates. But, if I were to in the
future, I'd be stuck...

Thanks...


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Russell Wright" <rwright@...> wrote:
>
> My understanding is that to re-start your maintenance agreement, you
would
> have to back pay for the year you were off of it. Doesn't really pay
to get
> off of it unless you plan to abandon Vantage somewhere down the road.
>
> Russell Wright
> Controller
> Triton Industries, Inc.
> Manitou Pontoon Boats
> Phone (517) 322-3822
> Fax (517) 322-3872
>
Hello All,

My maintenance renewal is coming near and I have a question about
canceling.

Would it be difficult to get back into maintenance in a year if I
decided to take a year off and not renew?

I haven't used it much this year, but if I decide in the future to
upgrade, etc, I'd like to know that I can get back in.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Ben
You will end of paying the back maintenance when you do get back in. Pay
them now or pay them later.

Talk to them about maybe paying it in installments if the lump sum is
the problem.



Charlie Smith

Smith Business Services / 2W Technologies LLC

www.vistaconsultant.com <http://www.vistaconsultant.com/> /
www.2WTech.com







From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of bbelzer42
Subject: [Vantage] Maintenance Renewal 6.10



My maintenance renewal is coming near and I have a question about
canceling.

Would it be difficult to get back into maintenance in a year if I
decided to take a year off and not renew?

I haven't used it much this year, but if I decide in the future to
upgrade, etc, I'd like to know that I can get back in.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
Ben

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My understanding is that to re-start your maintenance agreement, you would
have to back pay for the year you were off of it. Doesn't really pay to get
off of it unless you plan to abandon Vantage somewhere down the road.

Russell Wright
Controller
Triton Industries, Inc.
Manitou Pontoon Boats
Phone (517) 322-3822
Fax (517) 322-3872
We were off of maintenance for well over a year and
got back on with no back pay. I can't imagine why
you'd pay for something you didn't receive, because
you can't call or get updates in the time you're off,
which is what you're paying for.

I have some other options to full blown - if you want
to e-mail me directly we can discuss -
dwight@...

Good luck.
Dwight Jones
IRP, Inc.


--- Charlie Smith <CSmith@...> wrote:

> You will end of paying the back maintenance when you
> do get back in. Pay
> them now or pay them later.
>
> Talk to them about maybe paying it in installments
> if the lump sum is
> the problem.
>
>
>
> Charlie Smith
>
> Smith Business Services / 2W Technologies LLC
>
> www.vistaconsultant.com
> <http://www.vistaconsultant.com/> /
> www.2WTech.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> Of bbelzer42
> Subject: [Vantage] Maintenance Renewal 6.10
>
>
>
> My maintenance renewal is coming near and I have a
> question about
> canceling.
>
> Would it be difficult to get back into maintenance
> in a year if I
> decided to take a year off and not renew?
>
> I haven't used it much this year, but if I decide in
> the future to
> upgrade, etc, I'd like to know that I can get back
> in.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Thanks!
> Ben
>
> ,_._,___
>
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]
>
>




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CORRECTION

After my post, I started thinking about what I had
said and checked back on my records and we did,
indeed, pay lapsed maintenance. Your maintenance
payment includes both support and new product
development, so it is not money wasted.

I would strongly urge you to stay on maintenance. I
know that we've had scenarios (i.e. a server crash),
and without the assistance from support we would have
been out of business.

Sorry about the misunderstanding.

Dwight Jones
IRP, Inc.


--- D Jones <mayorjones_2000@...> wrote:

> We were off of maintenance for well over a year and
> got back on with no back pay. I can't imagine why
> you'd pay for something you didn't receive, because
> you can't call or get updates in the time you're
> off,
> which is what you're paying for.
>
> I have some other options to full blown - if you
> want
> to e-mail me directly we can discuss -
> dwight@...
>
> Good luck.
> Dwight Jones
> IRP, Inc.
>
>
> --- Charlie Smith <CSmith@...>
> wrote:
>
> > You will end of paying the back maintenance when
> you
> > do get back in. Pay
> > them now or pay them later.
> >
> > Talk to them about maybe paying it in installments
> > if the lump sum is
> > the problem.
> >
> >
> >
> > Charlie Smith
> >
> > Smith Business Services / 2W Technologies LLC
> >
> > www.vistaconsultant.com
> > <http://www.vistaconsultant.com/> /
> > www.2WTech.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> > [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> > Of bbelzer42
> > Subject: [Vantage] Maintenance Renewal 6.10
> >
> >
> >
> > My maintenance renewal is coming near and I have a
> > question about
> > canceling.
> >
> > Would it be difficult to get back into maintenance
> > in a year if I
> > decided to take a year off and not renew?
> >
> > I haven't used it much this year, but if I decide
> in
> > the future to
> > upgrade, etc, I'd like to know that I can get back
> > in.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Ben
> >
> > ,_._,___
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been
> > removed]
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
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Then you got a deal.



But you are not really paying for updates. Yes you get the updates, but
what you are paying for is the time spent R&D'ing those updates as well
as new development. As you are aware, you not only get updates but
access to any new software at no cost. That doesn't come cheap.



Charlie



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of D Jones
We were off of maintenance for well over a year and got back on with no
back pay. I can't imagine why you'd pay for something you didn't
receive, because you can't call or get updates in the time you're off,
which is what you're paying for.

I have some other options to full blown - if you want to e-mail me
directly we can discuss - dwight@... <mailto:dwight%40irpinc.com>


Good luck.
Dwight Jones
IRP, Inc.

--- Charlie Smith <CSmith@...
<mailto:CSmith%40vistaconsultant.com> > wrote:

> You will end of paying the back maintenance when you do get back in.
Pay them now or pay them later.
>
> Talk to them about maybe paying it in installments if the lump sum is
the problem.
>
> [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ]
On Behalf Of bbelzer42
>
> My maintenance renewal is coming near and I have a question about
canceling.
>
> Would it be difficult to get back into maintenance in a year if I
decided to take a year off and not renew?
>
> I haven't used it much this year, but if I decide in the future to
upgrade, etc, I'd like to know that I can get back in.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Thanks!
> Ben





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