"We Paid $99,200 Less Than I Thought We Would Have To Pay For Our New IBM POWER7 i."
"I knew Source Data’s prices were always better than the ‘big kids’, so I invited them to participate in our upgrade planning."
"I paid $50,000 less than I expected and got a smooth migration to my new IBM POWER i from a reliable, expert OS400 project leader."
"With Source Data you are going to get the right machine at the right price from the right people to get your project done."
"We Saved Over $46,000 On Our New IBM POWER i, Got The Easiest Migration In My IT Career, And Our Peak-Load Web Response Time Dropped From 5 Seconds To Instantaneous."
"SDP makes a point of understanding what our business needs are. I believe this is the first time I was handed a questionnaire in order to determine what I was looking for. I think that shows the extra mile that Source Data goes to determine what our needs are and not sell us a pre-configured server that makes the seller the most profit.”
“Source Data showed us a POWER7 i P10 with an expansion chassis and 24 hard drives compared to a POWER7 i P05 with four Solid State Drives (SSDs). Both were about as fast – about 3500 CPW. But the POWER7 i with four SSDs was $69,300 cheaper. That was a no brainer.”
“The SSD performance difference is just staggering. Normally, people don’t come to you except to tell you when things are slow. I had 6 users rave about how fast this new IBM POWER i server is. They have asked me, ‘What have you done to this machine --- it is amazing!’ I have had nothing but thanks and good compliments for spending the time and money to get our system upgraded. Even the CFO has heard good comments about the speed increase and the performance difference.”
“Our new 8202-E4C with SSDs is so fast we were able to minimize our night shift support because we could complete all of our processing and printing in ½ the time.”
“When we compared the final price of the 8202 P10 to the 8202 P05 with SSDs, we saved $54,681. Even though we originally thought the SSDs were real expensive, big picture the entry 8202 with SSDs was way less expensive”,
“Our current IBM Business Partner was big; I found them to be inattentive and non-responsive. I was frustrated that I had to prompt them to renew my annual IBM support. It was kind of a pain. I just got the feeling that they really did not care about us. And our previous Business Partner went out of business.”
“I really enjoyed working with Source Data. They are very attentive to my concerns, very responsive with answers to my questions. Much better than my previous Business Partners."
“I’m new to IBM POWER i. I’m a Windows guy. I compared pricing we got from local IBM BP for new IBM POWER i. Their price was too high for capacity we did not need.”
"Source Data showed us a POWER7 i configured the way we wanted and also represented significant cost savings compared to other quotes we had received.”
“It just seemed to me that SDP was very experienced with POWER i and IBM support. They seemed to have all the answers.”
“It was a no-brainer to go to the new IBM POWER7 i server. The yearly maintenance costs on our old 9406-520 had risen to the point where for about the same dollars on an IBM lease, we could get a newer, faster server.”
“I would recommend Source Data Products. I have been working with them for a while. Source Data has taken good care of us. One of the things we do at D&B is we are really, really big on customer service. We make sure we take care of our customer. I feel like I get the same customer service from Source Data that our customers expect from us.”
"My company requires we get 3 bids – and Source Data Products, Inc. had the best price. As a JD Edwards user, the biggest difference was the price for setup and migration. I got one bid for the JD Edwards migration that was nearly 5 times the price quoted by Source Data – a savings of $40,000."
“We saved $44,950 on System i POWER 6 8203-E4A and $10,389 on System i POWER 6 CBU. Source Data proposal for these two 8203-E4A 2-core servers provided the most expandability and the least expensive approach compared to the two other AS400 resellers’ proposals we considered. The CFO is very happy with the nearly seamless transition! In addition, I especially appreciate how Source Data untangled some of the IBM bureaucratic issues, like our software licensing and support billing. With Source Data, it is so much easier than trying to work directly with IBM.”
“Source Data gave me the best value POWER i – I avoided $42,100 extra printer costs and reduced our IBM support costs $7,763 per year.”
“My gosh, Source Data saved me over $21,891 per year in IBM support and maintenance! We went to the new IBM POWER i – all the hardware, software, and support is built into the lease – the payback was in less than 28 months.”
“We saved $159,000 on our POWER i, $76,000 on High Availability Software, $35,000 by retaining legacy peripherals, and migrated from 9406-800 with V5R3 to POWER i with NO downtime.“
Source Data Products Got Us The Right Balance Of Price/Performance That Also Saved Us $30,000
“When we were evaluating our POWER6 i 8203-E4A options, SDP helped me understand the right balance between performance and lowest cost. Source Data helped me right-size our IBM server so we would get our best value.”
“SDP saved us $30,000 by not over-selling us on concurrent users. We got enough concurrent users to support our user base without over paying for seats we would not use.”
“Eliminating Unneeded Software Helped Me Justify SSDs. My Performance Improved 200% - 300%.”
“I would definitely recommend Source Data Products for IBM POWER i. Those guys REALLY know their stuff!” Source figured out exactly what we needed, they had the experience to make sure it was right for us and they knew that even though our e-commerce application maxed out our POWER5, the 8202-E4B could easily handle our new web site. I was confident that what Source Data was telling me was based on decades of experience – and that counts for a lot.”
"We Paid $41,000 Less For Our New POWER i Than Our Last System, It Runs 600%+ Faster, And We Got A Seamless Migration And Smooth Go Live"
“I put my requirements out to a couple of different BPs and they were outrageously expensive. They made me feel like we were more of an after-thought. We just weren’t big enough for those IBM Business Partners.”