You are not registered yet. Please click here to register!

plc storereviewsdownloads
This board is for PLC Related Q&A ONLY. Please DON'T use it for advertising, etc.
Try our online PLC Simulator- FREE.  Click here now to try it.

---------->>>>>Get FREE PLC Programming Tips

New Here? Please read this important info!!!

Go Back - Interactive Q & A > - Interactive Q & A > LIVE PLC Questions And Answers

PLC training tools sale

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 23rd, 2019, 03:04 AM   #31
Lifetime Supporting Member + Moderator

JesperMP is offline
JesperMP's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Copenhagen.
Posts: 13,835
I looked through the powerpoint.
To me it seems they 'cleverly' try to nudge customers towards subscription.
For example, if you buy a perpetual license plus "maintenance", then that gives you support, but ONLY by mail. No phone support. To get access to phone support you have to buy it seperately, or change to subscription which includes it. I say support by mail only is unacceptable for many. Production is down, no worry, I have sent an email, surely we will get a reply very soon.

IMO, Rockwell should at least lower the prices by some reasonable amount (between 20-50%) for getting customers on the subscription scheme.
Thats how it works in the real world. Just as an example, buying newspapers by subscription vs. one at a time gives you something like 40-60% discount.

It seems to be the holy grail for many companies, to "tax" the customers rather than being paid for delivered services.
Teamviewer also is changing over to subscription.

I dont like it. With the perpetual ups and downs in the market, which are felt double-hard for OEM machine manufacturers, when you have a lot of expenses by subscription you dont get the possibility to tighten your budgets when the market is down.
See my profile interests for Q&A

Last edited by JesperMP; August 23rd, 2019 at 03:09 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old August 23rd, 2019, 09:43 AM   #32

rblunt is offline
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 34
Am I wrong, I thought I seen too that they have their own controls company(s) now too?
  Reply With Quote
Jump to Live PLC Question and Answer Forum


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FYI - Rockwell Software padees LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 8 August 27th, 2017 11:55 AM
STEP 7 and RSLogix5000 DamianInRochester LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 69 September 17th, 2016 01:14 AM
Thank you, Rockwell... L5K_Edit LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 18 January 12th, 2016 07:24 AM
Thank You Rockwell Automation Plastic LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 36 April 10th, 2014 03:56 PM
Rockwell Allen Bradley Programming Software, RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RS Linx, RSLogix vvcd LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 21 September 24th, 2009 10:04 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 PM.