Friday, April 14, 2006


Sig Rinde was kind enough to demo Thingamy for me today. As advertised
This is no system for the timid or the ones looking for off-the-rack solutions. It requires hard work, creativity, rethinking of business models and a strong stomach, just like business should be. It can be frustrating. A system for the few.

But then you may beat the heck out of your competition. That's what the system is all about.
It certainly seems that way. I'm impressed and cautious. I'm willing to give it a whirl. It feels like ... the first organization that (if it's promise holds out) uses this is going to beat the snot out of the competition.

On a related note. Still dealing with these guys. Sadly the cutover in development didn't go as smoothly as planned, required tech support (not available on weekends) and so we're not going to do the upgrade, and will in fact bite the 'rent me' bullet.

However in the process they've managed to seriously irk everyone in our organization who deals with them. The petty krep over a deal worth a few thousand bucks. Irritating questions to our executives dealing with them. The descision for yes/no on the deal on the vendors part went ... all the way to their CEO. Over a few thousand bucks. This is a company that has been in business for over twenty years, sells software all over the world. What in the world are they thinking?

There is nothing about your brain dead software, your irksome development environment, your fucking attitude that is so endearing that we must put up with you. Your software takes input, slams it into our ERP system, manages some tables.

You can be replaced. And I know what with.
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