Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2006
One of the more frustrating experiences customers encounter when reviewing ERP software for purchase is getting to a quick, easy-to-understand, bottom-line price. For decades, ERP software pricing has been as difficult to decode as deciphering messages encrypted by the CIA.
Frank Hamelly, Director of Sales and Marketing, says, “At Enterprise Logix, we asked ourselves ‘Why?’ Why can’t ERP software be priced in a simple, easy-to-determine format that anyone can understand and calculate in a matter of seconds?”
The answer was – It can. And Enterprise Logix has done just that.
Why did Enterprise Logix do it? Very simply – they decided it was the fair and equitable way to price their products. After years spent on the other side of the negotiating table with ERP providers, Enterprise Logix’ principals decided to do business differently - to the benefit of their customers.
There are several elements that make up the typical ERP system quote –
- The software license fee
- The per-module license fee
- The per-module per-seat license fee
- The per-user license fee
- 3rd party add-on license fee(s)
- The annual maintenance fee
- 3rd party add-on annual maintenance fee(s)
- Technical support fee
- 3rd party add-on technical support fee(s)
- Etc, etc . . .
You get the picture. Pricing can be a challenge even for the provider because a substantial amount of information about the customer’s operation is needed to really understand what modules and 3rd party add-on software they should quote. Getting an accurate quote before extensive discussion with the vendor or Value Added Reseller (VAR) is quite difficult. And dealing with a VAR complicates matters even further because it adds another layer of complexity in the negotiation process.
In many cases the customer is sold more application than necessary because defining the true functional requirements is difficult prior to the Business Process Review stage, which comes after the software purchase. Is it any wonder many ERP systems are never fully implemented or utilized and that customers find the whole experience less than gratifying? Does the customer ever get credit back for unused/unneeded modules?
Enterprise Logix has simplified the pricing issue by offering:
- Flat-rate software pricing. No per-module pricing, no per-seat fees. ALL functionality provided for unlimited users at one low price. No surprises.
- Flat-rate annual maintenance pricing, unlimited technical support for one low price. Again, no surprises.
- Comprehensive functionality with no 3rd party add-ons necessary.
- No dealing with Value Added Resellers.
Let’s hit each of these points in more detail.
Flat-rate software pricing with no per-module or user fees eliminates the need for precise functional requirements definition prior to getting a price quote. That’s because the customer doesn’t have to pick and choose functionality. ALL functionality is included in Logix’ price, as is access for unlimited users. A customer can purchase the entire Logix ERP solution and grow into it as needed, with no penalty, ever. The vast majority of ERP providers charge additional license fees for more functionality and additional users.
Enterprise Logix makes pricing simple and straightforward. They even publish Logix’ pricing on their website http://www.enterpriselogix.com/pricing.aspx.
Flat-rate annual maintenance pricing with unlimited technical support. Most providers charge annual maintenance fees as a percentage of their LIST price for license fees. Even if a discount is negotiated for the license fees, annual maintenance is still based on the list price. Varying levels of technical support are typically available with pricing based on the level of support chosen.
Logix’ annual maintenance includes unlimited technical support. Simple. No surprises. No penalties for getting the help you need, when you need it.
No need for 3rd party add-on software. Logix includes all the functionality a typical small to medium-size business needs - from A to Z - and all the acronyms in between. PLM, ECO, CRM, SCM, MRP, CRP, SFC, RMA, SPC, QC/QA, BI, and so on. Even barcoding is included.
No dealing with VARs. Enterprise Logix sells only direct to customers. Their customers deal with people who know the software inside and out and have decades of experience in manufacturing and distribution. The added value that accrues from a deep understanding of a customer’s needs and real world experience just cannot be duplicated by most VARs. Also, dealing directly with the provider means customers get answers to their technical questions quickly, in 99% of the cases the same day.
Enterprise Logix’ desire is to truly revolutionize the way the ERP market prices their products and services and to take the mystery out of how those prices are calculated.
To learn more about Enterprise Logix and their solutions, visit http://www.enterpriselogix.com or call 321-726-9210.