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Re: [SLUG] Org charting tool (was using Linux)
- To: Jill Rowling <Rowling@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Org charting tool (was using Linux)
- From: Mehmet Ozdemir <mehmeto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Jul 19 21:45:25 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Jill Rowling wrote:
> I had a quick look at it and still can't see why it needs to cost that much.
> Sure, it's querying the HR database, but it should not take too much effort
> to display the output from one's DB in a presentable form.
> I'd file it under PHB tools/fools, too. Maybe that's why it costs so much:
> Instead of employing a person in the HR Dept who knows SQL and HTML, you buy
> the package and get the overpaid PHB to play with it instead.
> - Jill.
It doesn't need to cost that much but right now there is NO competition
in this market. Basically when I looked at it I expected it to cost
around $1000 tops. But the powers that be wanted a solution YESTERDAY,
so I put the proposal up expecting it to laughed at when they saw the
price, instead they saaid fine go ahead. I would guess that they already
knew how much this task was costing them in FTE's per year so they saw
the price, did the sums and went with it.
Also once it setup you don't anyone in the HR dept that knows SQL, HTML
(ie extra dollars) it just runs, producing org charts whenever the HR
Anyway that my real life example.