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New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« on: October 29, 2011, 11:59:46 PM »
Are web-based service platforms helping or hurting the industry?

Vote your opinion in the latest poll on the portal home page.

Results will be discussed in an upcoming episode of the show!

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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 12:10:43 AM »
really?
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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 12:17:18 AM »
Wow so who voted that they are helping our industry?  Must be someone that works for the platforms or buyers.
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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 12:22:25 AM »
Wow so who voted that they are helping our industry?  Must be someone that works for the platforms or buyers.

2 people so far. :)

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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, 12:23:12 AM »
Would anyone be interested in participating a a round table discussion on the topic? I would like organize one with at least six on a panel and record it for the next show. It would last about half an hour.

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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2011, 12:40:35 AM »
I am in,,,,but it will depend upon who else is on the panel.

I think it is an excellent idea.

But I believe you will need at least 2 platforms represented, along with ICs who are both pro and con platforms. A company similar to mine would add and interesting mix,,,,,,and I will have to give thought as to who else should be represented.

If handled similar to a Presidential debate I think it will be VERY interesting.

Expand on your idea, and who you think should be in attendance and I will gladly help you recruit.

But if you really think about,,,,,,,I believe everyone in the industry feels the platforms have adversely effected the national break/fix monies available, so why would a platform agree to participate.

But, that's just my opinion,,,and I may be wrong.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2011, 12:42:27 AM by Tom Bozeman »
How you say it has as much impact as what you say

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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 12:54:41 AM »
I am in,,,,but it will depend upon who else is on the panel.

I think it is an excellent idea.

But I believe you will need at least 2 platforms represented, along with ICs who are both pro and con platforms. A company similar to mine would add and interesting mix,,,,,,and I will have to give thought as to who else should be represented.

If handled similar to a Presidential debate I think it will be VERY interesting.

Expand on your idea, and who you think should be in attendance and I will gladly help you recruit.

But if you really think about,,,,,,,I believe everyone in the industry feels the platforms have adversely effected the national break/fix monies available, so why would a platform agree to participate.

But, that's just my opinion,,,and I may be wrong.

OnForce wouldn't do it. I was really aiming at anyone with an opinion, pro or con. If I chose a panel with a quota of representatives from each industry, it would polarize the panel too much and the respondent would all have predictable agendas. For instance, if someone like Toby participated, as a representative of OnForce all the listeners would know what he would say, whereas with a mix of participants who do not represent them but all are affected by them - good and bad - would be more objective.

One or two nationals such as yourself would be good to have on the panel because you are a third party that is directly affected. Those of us in the FF forums who discuss it with you already know how it impacts your business, but a lot of the listeners don't and may have their own assumptions.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2011, 12:57:13 AM by Rick Savoia »

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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011, 01:25:58 AM »
Would anyone be interested in participating a a round table discussion on the topic? I would like organize one with at least six on a panel and record it for the next show. It would last about half an hour.
I'd probably be interested- although I'm not an active platform user.  Maybe I could be one of those that does national work with nationals directly (ServRight and a few others) and am seeing the effect the platforms are having on these nationals from a provider standpoint.
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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011, 01:28:14 AM »
I am in,,,,but it will depend upon who else is on the panel.

I think it is an excellent idea.

But I believe you will need at least 2 platforms represented, along with ICs who are both pro and con platforms. A company similar to mine would add and interesting mix,,,,,,and I will have to give thought as to who else should be represented.

If handled similar to a Presidential debate I think it will be VERY interesting.

Expand on your idea, and who you think should be in attendance and I will gladly help you recruit.

But if you really think about,,,,,,,I believe everyone in the industry feels the platforms have adversely effected the national break/fix monies available, so why would a platform agree to participate.

But, that's just my opinion,,,and I may be wrong.

OnForce wouldn't do it. I was really aiming at anyone with an opinion, pro or con. If I chose a panel with a quota of representatives from each industry, it would polarize the panel too much and the respondent would all have predictable agendas. For instance, if someone like Toby participated, as a representative of OnForce all the listeners would know what he would say, whereas with a mix of participants who do not represent them but all are affected by them - good and bad - would be more objective.

One or two nationals such as yourself would be good to have on the panel because you are a third party that is directly affected. Those of us in the FF forums who discuss it with you already know how it impacts your business, but a lot of the listeners don't and may have their own assumptions.
I don't know if I could convince them to do it but I could try to see if I could get someone (preferrably Marty Evans) from Servright to participate.  They are a national that is being forced (or so they say) to use the platforms in certain areas mostly due to downward price pressure.
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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2011, 01:30:44 AM »
I am in,,,,but it will depend upon who else is on the panel.

I think it is an excellent idea.

But I believe you will need at least 2 platforms represented, along with ICs who are both pro and con platforms. A company similar to mine would add and interesting mix,,,,,,and I will have to give thought as to who else should be represented.

If handled similar to a Presidential debate I think it will be VERY interesting.

Expand on your idea, and who you think should be in attendance and I will gladly help you recruit.

But if you really think about,,,,,,,I believe everyone in the industry feels the platforms have adversely effected the national break/fix monies available, so why would a platform agree to participate.

But, that's just my opinion,,,and I may be wrong.

OnForce wouldn't do it. I was really aiming at anyone with an opinion, pro or con. If I chose a panel with a quota of representatives from each industry, it would polarize the panel too much and the respondent would all have predictable agendas. For instance, if someone like Toby participated, as a representative of OnForce all the listeners would know what he would say, whereas with a mix of participants who do not represent them but all are affected by them - good and bad - would be more objective.

One or two nationals such as yourself would be good to have on the panel because you are a third party that is directly affected. Those of us in the FF forums who discuss it with you already know how it impacts your business, but a lot of the listeners don't and may have their own assumptions.
I don't know if I could convince them to do it but I could try to see if I could get someone (preferrably Marty Evans) from Servright to participate.  They are a national that is being forced (or so they say) to use the platforms in certain areas mostly due to downward price pressure.

That would be great!

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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2011, 01:34:39 AM »
I am in,,,,but it will depend upon who else is on the panel.

I think it is an excellent idea.

But I believe you will need at least 2 platforms represented, along with ICs who are both pro and con platforms. A company similar to mine would add and interesting mix,,,,,,and I will have to give thought as to who else should be represented.

If handled similar to a Presidential debate I think it will be VERY interesting.

Expand on your idea, and who you think should be in attendance and I will gladly help you recruit.

But if you really think about,,,,,,,I believe everyone in the industry feels the platforms have adversely effected the national break/fix monies available, so why would a platform agree to participate.

But, that's just my opinion,,,and I may be wrong.

OnForce wouldn't do it. I was really aiming at anyone with an opinion, pro or con. If I chose a panel with a quota of representatives from each industry, it would polarize the panel too much and the respondent would all have predictable agendas. For instance, if someone like Toby participated, as a representative of OnForce all the listeners would know what he would say, whereas with a mix of participants who do not represent them but all are affected by them - good and bad - would be more objective.

One or two nationals such as yourself would be good to have on the panel because you are a third party that is directly affected. Those of us in the FF forums who discuss it with you already know how it impacts your business, but a lot of the listeners don't and may have their own assumptions.
I don't know if I could convince them to do it but I could try to see if I could get someone (preferrably Marty Evans) from Servright to participate.  They are a national that is being forced (or so they say) to use the platforms in certain areas mostly due to downward price pressure.

That would be great!
Let me know when you think you'll want to schedule it.  Give me plenty of time to talk to them (Tom might even be able to put a bug in Marty's ear as well) and maybe we could make that happen.
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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2011, 01:41:46 AM »
i'd pay to hear that talk! *gets the popcorn out*
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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2011, 08:37:39 AM »
I , of course voted no.
It could have been yes if CR.com had stayed true to its beginnings.


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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2011, 03:10:28 PM »
I'd be very interested in joining if you were interested....
I currently am direct with about a dozen or so "nationals", and we still do a couple hundred WO's through the platforms a year.... and of course have direct clients, and the retail store.

Very interested in this discussion!
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Re: New Poll: Are web-based platforms helping or hurting?
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2011, 03:21:41 PM »
What Dan said
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