[this posting is a copy of an email to Pick this morning]
This is Jeffrey Kaufman of Key Data Systems Group, a VAR in the Pick
community for 11 years and a programmer / consultant since 1982. I have a
couple of questions regarding AP/Pro.
I am certainly aware of the AP/Pro end of life cycle issue. Although I see
on a daily basis the hardware problems associated with supporting AP/Pro
boxes, namely the lack of compatible replacement parts, it has proven to be
perhaps the most stable system I have ever dealt with. All of our recent
sales have been D3/Linux and D3/AIX, however we still have about 18
companies running on AP/Pro. Here are my questions:
1) What are the official details regarding upgrading from AP/Pro to
D3/Linux? I have heard there is a 50% discount until the end of the year.
Remember, the O/S is only half the story. They have to upgrade their
hardware as well. 16 megabytes of memory works fine for AP/Pro but doesn't
cut it for Linux.
2) Will current AP/Pro users be able to add user licenses after the end of
this year? If so, thank you. If not, why not? These systems are humming
along without a problem or care in the world. Yet they do occasionally add
employees and need additional seats. Of course they will have to upgrade to
D3 when they out grow their current system, but for now, they are content to
stay where they are.
Thank you in advance for your quick response. We are sending out a
newsletter this week and need to include this information.