Third Party Hosting for Vantage 8.03.409C

I don't have any experience with this, but we all know that Epicor is
"superfast" I can only imagine how much faster it will be with much more
limited bandwidth... Yikes

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On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Jen <jmesiano@...> wrote:

>
>
> Not long ago I spoke with a company in Illinois about this. They are new to
> Epicor and implemented the hosted version of E9. So far, this offering is
> only for smaller clients (10-15) users. I think more and more companies are
> going to be asking for this since the IT trend is to move from Cap Ex to Op
> Ex.
>
> Jennifer Mesiano
> Walton Signage
>
>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Brian W. Spolarich" <bspolarich@...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I talked to them about it, but it was pretty expensive and not a
> > 'canned' offering. The folks behind it seemed to know what they were
> > doing though.
> >
> > -bws
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> > Of randyduly
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 3:20 PM
> > To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [Vantage] Re: Third Party Hosting for Vantage 8.03.409C
> >
> > I guess no one has went this route. I have heard that Epicor have/had
> > offered hosted solution. Is there any one on the Yahoo Group that has
> > went this route. We are looking for some views or opinion on this
> > matter.
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> > Randy Duly
> >
> > --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "adam.whipp" <adam.whipp@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I would like to hear people's opinions on having a third party company
> > host Vantage 8.03.409C. Currently in our company, we have about 125
> > users (70 are local on our gigabit network, and 55 connect via Citrix to
> > our terminal server which we know is overloaded at the moment). Our
> > current Vantage server is overloaded as well. Instead of spending
> > $30,000 to $40,000 on new servers, we will be investigating having a
> > third party host Vantage for us.
> > >
> > > We also use service connect for EDI, so I believe that would have to
> > be hosted as well.
> > >
> > > Have any of you went this route, and was it a good or bad experience?
> > >
> > > We have not dealt with a hosted ERP solution before, so there are some
> > unknowns to us that maybe someone here has experience with:
> > >
> > > Typically, would we be provided with a Citrix or RDP session to log
> > on, or would the client be served in some other way?
> > > Would we still have access to the entire file structure of the hosted
> > server?
> > > Would we still have ODBC access readily available?
> > > I assume they would probably be allocating virtual servers to us; if
> > so, would those normally be a part of our current domain so that we have
> > access to the virtual server(s)?
> > >
> > > I understand the answers could differ based on the company we go with,
> > but I would love to know anyone's answers to these questions if they
> > have gone down this road before.
> > >
> > > Basically I am looking for anyone's feedback and pros/cons to help us
> > decide is that is a viable solution. Thanks!!
> > >
> > > Adam Whipp
> > > National Tube Form
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------
> >
> > Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
> > have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
> > (1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
> > and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
> > (2) To search through old msg's goto:
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
> > (3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/linksYahoo! Groups Links
> >
>
>
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
I would like to hear people's opinions on having a third party company host Vantage 8.03.409C. Currently in our company, we have about 125 users (70 are local on our gigabit network, and 55 connect via Citrix to our terminal server which we know is overloaded at the moment). Our current Vantage server is overloaded as well. Instead of spending $30,000 to $40,000 on new servers, we will be investigating having a third party host Vantage for us.

We also use service connect for EDI, so I believe that would have to be hosted as well.

Have any of you went this route, and was it a good or bad experience?

We have not dealt with a hosted ERP solution before, so there are some unknowns to us that maybe someone here has experience with:

Typically, would we be provided with a Citrix or RDP session to log on, or would the client be served in some other way?
Would we still have access to the entire file structure of the hosted server?
Would we still have ODBC access readily available?
I assume they would probably be allocating virtual servers to us; if so, would those normally be a part of our current domain so that we have access to the virtual server(s)?

I understand the answers could differ based on the company we go with, but I would love to know anyone's answers to these questions if they have gone down this road before.

Basically I am looking for anyone's feedback and pros/cons to help us decide is that is a viable solution. Thanks!!

Adam Whipp
National Tube Form
I guess no one has went this route. I have heard that Epicor have/had offered hosted solution. Is there any one on the Yahoo Group that has went this route. We are looking for some views or opinion on this matter.

TIA,

Randy Duly

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "adam.whipp" <adam.whipp@...> wrote:
>
> I would like to hear people's opinions on having a third party company host Vantage 8.03.409C. Currently in our company, we have about 125 users (70 are local on our gigabit network, and 55 connect via Citrix to our terminal server which we know is overloaded at the moment). Our current Vantage server is overloaded as well. Instead of spending $30,000 to $40,000 on new servers, we will be investigating having a third party host Vantage for us.
>
> We also use service connect for EDI, so I believe that would have to be hosted as well.
>
> Have any of you went this route, and was it a good or bad experience?
>
> We have not dealt with a hosted ERP solution before, so there are some unknowns to us that maybe someone here has experience with:
>
> Typically, would we be provided with a Citrix or RDP session to log on, or would the client be served in some other way?
> Would we still have access to the entire file structure of the hosted server?
> Would we still have ODBC access readily available?
> I assume they would probably be allocating virtual servers to us; if so, would those normally be a part of our current domain so that we have access to the virtual server(s)?
>
> I understand the answers could differ based on the company we go with, but I would love to know anyone's answers to these questions if they have gone down this road before.
>
> Basically I am looking for anyone's feedback and pros/cons to help us decide is that is a viable solution. Thanks!!
>
> Adam Whipp
> National Tube Form
>
I talked to them about it, but it was pretty expensive and not a
'canned' offering. The folks behind it seemed to know what they were
doing though.

-bws

-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of randyduly
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 3:20 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Re: Third Party Hosting for Vantage 8.03.409C

I guess no one has went this route. I have heard that Epicor have/had
offered hosted solution. Is there any one on the Yahoo Group that has
went this route. We are looking for some views or opinion on this
matter.

TIA,

Randy Duly

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "adam.whipp" <adam.whipp@...> wrote:
>
> I would like to hear people's opinions on having a third party company
host Vantage 8.03.409C. Currently in our company, we have about 125
users (70 are local on our gigabit network, and 55 connect via Citrix to
our terminal server which we know is overloaded at the moment). Our
current Vantage server is overloaded as well. Instead of spending
$30,000 to $40,000 on new servers, we will be investigating having a
third party host Vantage for us.
>
> We also use service connect for EDI, so I believe that would have to
be hosted as well.
>
> Have any of you went this route, and was it a good or bad experience?
>
> We have not dealt with a hosted ERP solution before, so there are some
unknowns to us that maybe someone here has experience with:
>
> Typically, would we be provided with a Citrix or RDP session to log
on, or would the client be served in some other way?
> Would we still have access to the entire file structure of the hosted
server?
> Would we still have ODBC access readily available?
> I assume they would probably be allocating virtual servers to us; if
so, would those normally be a part of our current domain so that we have
access to the virtual server(s)?
>
> I understand the answers could differ based on the company we go with,
but I would love to know anyone's answers to these questions if they
have gone down this road before.
>
> Basically I am looking for anyone's feedback and pros/cons to help us
decide is that is a viable solution. Thanks!!
>
> Adam Whipp
> National Tube Form
>




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Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/linksYahoo! Groups Links
Not long ago I spoke with a company in Illinois about this. They are new to Epicor and implemented the hosted version of E9. So far, this offering is only for smaller clients (10-15) users. I think more and more companies are going to be asking for this since the IT trend is to move from Cap Ex to Op Ex.

Jennifer Mesiano
Walton Signage


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Brian W. Spolarich" <bspolarich@...> wrote:
>
> I talked to them about it, but it was pretty expensive and not a
> 'canned' offering. The folks behind it seemed to know what they were
> doing though.
>
> -bws
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> Of randyduly
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 3:20 PM
> To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Vantage] Re: Third Party Hosting for Vantage 8.03.409C
>
> I guess no one has went this route. I have heard that Epicor have/had
> offered hosted solution. Is there any one on the Yahoo Group that has
> went this route. We are looking for some views or opinion on this
> matter.
>
> TIA,
>
> Randy Duly
>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "adam.whipp" <adam.whipp@> wrote:
> >
> > I would like to hear people's opinions on having a third party company
> host Vantage 8.03.409C. Currently in our company, we have about 125
> users (70 are local on our gigabit network, and 55 connect via Citrix to
> our terminal server which we know is overloaded at the moment). Our
> current Vantage server is overloaded as well. Instead of spending
> $30,000 to $40,000 on new servers, we will be investigating having a
> third party host Vantage for us.
> >
> > We also use service connect for EDI, so I believe that would have to
> be hosted as well.
> >
> > Have any of you went this route, and was it a good or bad experience?
> >
> > We have not dealt with a hosted ERP solution before, so there are some
> unknowns to us that maybe someone here has experience with:
> >
> > Typically, would we be provided with a Citrix or RDP session to log
> on, or would the client be served in some other way?
> > Would we still have access to the entire file structure of the hosted
> server?
> > Would we still have ODBC access readily available?
> > I assume they would probably be allocating virtual servers to us; if
> so, would those normally be a part of our current domain so that we have
> access to the virtual server(s)?
> >
> > I understand the answers could differ based on the company we go with,
> but I would love to know anyone's answers to these questions if they
> have gone down this road before.
> >
> > Basically I am looking for anyone's feedback and pros/cons to help us
> decide is that is a viable solution. Thanks!!
> >
> > Adam Whipp
> > National Tube Form
> >
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
> have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
> (1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
> and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
> (2) To search through old msg's goto:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
> (3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/linksYahoo! Groups Links
>