Vantage Support Plans

How can I get an invoice for the 10 hours of support as well?

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Lipham [mailto:pml@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 3:52 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans


We went with the 10 hour support option. You get access to the web site,
all the updates and new releases but only 10 hours on the phone during the
year. We have done this for the last three years and have not used up our
time. We only call when it's and EMERGENCY!! Also, see if they will bill
you quarterly. Our CEO loves that option....a few grand every three months
seems much better than several grand all at once.

Paul L.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Piper [mailto:admin@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 3:32 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans


Got a bill today for our annual maintenance agreement.
This year they have raised the cost of the annual maintenance went up
another 9.7%.
last year it went up 9.4%.
We are having a hard enuf time keeping the doors open let alone paying
bills
like this.

Although I cannot use the argument that support stinks!
I think the support level get from Vantage is exceptional.

Just kinda curious what you guys are thinking about his and what you are
doing about it?

Is there life in Vantage without Epicor?


Thanks

James Piper - Systems Administrator
MECO, Inc
2121 S. Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-7575 ext 201
Fax (217) 465-5230
Email: <mailto:admin@...> admin@...



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Got a bill today for our annual maintenance agreement.
This year they have raised the cost of the annual maintenance went up
another 9.7%.
last year it went up 9.4%.
We are having a hard enuf time keeping the doors open let alone paying bills
like this.

Although I cannot use the argument that support stinks!
I think the support level get from Vantage is exceptional.

Just kinda curious what you guys are thinking about his and what you are
doing about it?

Is there life in Vantage without Epicor?


Thanks

James Piper - Systems Administrator
MECO, Inc
2121 S. Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-7575 ext 201
Fax (217) 465-5230
Email: <mailto:admin@...> admin@...



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Doesn't Epicor Offer a limited support package? So many phone calls and
access to the website? That might be significantly cheaper. If I was
to upgrade this during the year I don't know if I would try it.


Juliet

-----Original Message-----
From: James Piper [mailto:admin@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 3:32 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans


Got a bill today for our annual maintenance agreement.
This year they have raised the cost of the annual maintenance went up
another 9.7%.
last year it went up 9.4%.
We are having a hard enuf time keeping the doors open let alone paying
bills
like this.

Although I cannot use the argument that support stinks!
I think the support level get from Vantage is exceptional.

Just kinda curious what you guys are thinking about his and what you are
doing about it?

Is there life in Vantage without Epicor?


Thanks

James Piper - Systems Administrator
MECO, Inc
2121 S. Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-7575 ext 201
Fax (217) 465-5230
Email: <mailto:admin@...> admin@...



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



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(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/links

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We went with the 10 hour support option. You get access to the web site,
all the updates and new releases but only 10 hours on the phone during the
year. We have done this for the last three years and have not used up our
time. We only call when it's and EMERGENCY!! Also, see if they will bill
you quarterly. Our CEO loves that option....a few grand every three months
seems much better than several grand all at once.

Paul L.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Piper [mailto:admin@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 3:32 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans


Got a bill today for our annual maintenance agreement.
This year they have raised the cost of the annual maintenance went up
another 9.7%.
last year it went up 9.4%.
We are having a hard enuf time keeping the doors open let alone paying
bills
like this.

Although I cannot use the argument that support stinks!
I think the support level get from Vantage is exceptional.

Just kinda curious what you guys are thinking about his and what you are
doing about it?

Is there life in Vantage without Epicor?


Thanks

James Piper - Systems Administrator
MECO, Inc
2121 S. Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-7575 ext 201
Fax (217) 465-5230
Email: <mailto:admin@...> admin@...



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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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/links

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There is life without support but it requires faith in your own skills, a
ton of good luck, oh and this list. We only had support for the first year
after we installed Vantage and haven't paid for it since. Now granted we
are on 3.X (I think one of the few left). Our upgrade path will be long and
painful when it comes time. But we can't justify the costs. This list has
been invaluable, and I bet Epicor has a love/hate relationship for this
list.

Jim Carnes
Information Systems
Kenlee Precision Corporation
1700 Morrell Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-525-3800 x132


-----Original Message-----
From: James Piper [mailto:admin@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 4:32 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans

Got a bill today for our annual maintenance agreement.
This year they have raised the cost of the annual maintenance went up
another 9.7%.
last year it went up 9.4%.
We are having a hard enuf time keeping the doors open let alone paying bills
like this.

Although I cannot use the argument that support stinks!
I think the support level get from Vantage is exceptional.

Just kinda curious what you guys are thinking about his and what you are
doing about it?

Is there life in Vantage without Epicor?


Thanks

James Piper - Systems Administrator
MECO, Inc
2121 S. Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-7575 ext 201
Fax (217) 465-5230
Email: <mailto:admin@...> admin@...



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(2) To search through old msg's goto:
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So what do you do when it isn't an EMERGENCY but you still need some help?
Do you just call upon this group for that? Do you bring in a consultant
(Epicor or otherwise) occasionally?

Regards,
Scott

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Lipham [mailto:pml@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 4:52 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans

We went with the 10 hour support option. You get access to the web site,
all the updates and new releases but only 10 hours on the phone during the
year. We have done this for the last three years and have not used up our
time. We only call when it's and EMERGENCY!! Also, see if they will bill
you quarterly. Our CEO loves that option....a few grand every three months
seems much better than several grand all at once.

Paul L.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Piper [mailto:admin@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 3:32 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans


Got a bill today for our annual maintenance agreement.
This year they have raised the cost of the annual maintenance went up
another 9.7%.
last year it went up 9.4%.
We are having a hard enuf time keeping the doors open let alone paying
bills
like this.

Although I cannot use the argument that support stinks!
I think the support level get from Vantage is exceptional.

Just kinda curious what you guys are thinking about his and what you are
doing about it?

Is there life in Vantage without Epicor?


Thanks

James Piper - Systems Administrator
MECO, Inc
2121 S. Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-7575 ext 201
Fax (217) 465-5230
Email: <mailto:admin@...> admin@...



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I was told by Matt Christus that the 10 hour plan was no longer available
for 2003.
Have you been told otherwise?


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Well I've been working with this product for about eight years, so that
really helps on the technical issues. We have seen it all with Vantage.
This group is good help and the web site has answers to loads of things. We
also have good users...contrary to popular belief people in the south are
trainable. We just handle things the best way we know how. I mean that's
what they pay us the small change for isn't it?

Paul
-----Original Message-----
From: Lepley, Scott A. [mailto:sal@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 5:18 PM
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans


So what do you do when it isn't an EMERGENCY but you still need some help?
Do you just call upon this group for that? Do you bring in a consultant
(Epicor or otherwise) occasionally?

Regards,
Scott

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Lipham [mailto:pml@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 4:52 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans

We went with the 10 hour support option. You get access to the web site,
all the updates and new releases but only 10 hours on the phone during the
year. We have done this for the last three years and have not used up our
time. We only call when it's and EMERGENCY!! Also, see if they will bill
you quarterly. Our CEO loves that option....a few grand every three
months
seems much better than several grand all at once.

Paul L.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Piper [mailto:admin@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 3:32 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Vantage Support Plans


Got a bill today for our annual maintenance agreement.
This year they have raised the cost of the annual maintenance went up
another 9.7%.
last year it went up 9.4%.
We are having a hard enuf time keeping the doors open let alone paying
bills
like this.

Although I cannot use the argument that support stinks!
I think the support level get from Vantage is exceptional.

Just kinda curious what you guys are thinking about his and what you are
doing about it?

Is there life in Vantage without Epicor?


Thanks

James Piper - Systems Administrator
MECO, Inc
2121 S. Main St
Paris, IL 61944
(217) 465-7575 ext 201
Fax (217) 465-5230
Email: <mailto:admin@...> admin@...



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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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/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.


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