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Is it safe to change to P3?

  1. Yes

    26 vote(s)
    57.8%
  2. No

    19 vote(s)
    42.2%
  1. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    To convert to P3? I haven't yet because of all of the problems I have heard about. Do you think its safe to change over now?
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  2. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Haven't done it yet and will not do it until it is absolutely necessary.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  3. sailortena

    sailortena Member

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    I haven't done it yet either.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  4. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I've installed it & opened it once but thats it
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  5. whiteyteresa

    whiteyteresa Veteran Member

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    I haven't change either

    I will change when the time comes

    ~
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  6. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Same here! It's installed - but ignored!
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  7. Kathytnt

    Kathytnt Senior Member

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    I don't know if it's safe
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  8. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think you just have to bite the bullet here. I know nothing EXCEPT P3 and although it didn't have all the features you described of the old at first, I haven't had a problem yet. I can fly through entering shows and contacts without a problem.

    I have had no problems with updates or submissions except my very first update took a few hours (a lot to put in after the install)...now everything flies.

    ...just my opinion, but I haven't had issues...
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  9. baychef

    baychef Senior Member Silver Member

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    Until I either am reassured that all reports are available and it is a seamless transfer...I will not switch. I am torn...I should become more familiar with it to help new recruits, but as a director...I really want all my reports to come with me. I think this is where most of the "bugs" are so far. Not all of PP reports are available to convert to PP3.
     
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    Apr 25, 2007
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  10. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Not to offend, but you are also brand new and don't utilize a lot of the functionality and reports that us older folks do. So although P3 is fine for you, it's not fine for me because the reports I use on a regular basis are not there! Not to mention the memory issue...
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  11. Paige Dixon

    Paige Dixon Veteran Member

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    I'm not going there yet!
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  12. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I finally uninstalled it b/c it was making my laptop too slow. And I was sick of that darn update popup behind CC.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  13. kearstin

    kearstin Member

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    My computer crashed a couple of weeks ago and since I didn't have a backup (my husband - the computer guru hadn't done one in years), I dove into P3 headfirst. I'm actually really liking it so far. I know that not all of the reports are available yet, but things are going well so far...
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  14. abrahamlaur

    abrahamlaur Advanced Member

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    I havent switched yet, but i'm just lazy. My director though has switched and says she doesnt notice anything different.

    I would like to know what the "kinks" were. Why wouldnt you switch over? Or why SHOULDNT i switch?
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  15. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    I'm still a little leery of it because I hear it does slow things down and takes awhile to boot up. I've been told not to be afraid of it though. I won't be making the switch until June at the earliest because I don't want ANYTHING to mess with my quest for TPC.:D
     
  16. chef131doreen

    chef131doreen Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I changed over to pp3 a while ago haven't ad any problemc yet so far love it
     
  17. baychef

    baychef Senior Member Silver Member

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    I'm with you there, Becky!! I believe I will make it, but if I do...by the skin of my teeth!!! The LAST thing I need is to deal with a computer glitch!:eek:
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  18. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    My feelings exactly! Haven't even installed it to play around with it!:rolleyes:
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  19. supergirljennie

    supergirljennie Advanced Member

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    I haven't done it yet either. I feel like I ought to so I can help new recruits, but I'm just not that motivated yet.
     
  20. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Nope, Don't plan to like Deb until PC says we have to.;)
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  21. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    I am not yet a Director, so I don't utilize the reports very often at all. So, I switched to P3 in mid-March. So far, I like it very much and it seems that they are continuing to fix the bugs. I don't blame those of you who use the reports all of the time to stick with PP for a while...

    I just wish we could "cancel" the update/must restart P3 thing. I hate it when a host calls to close out her show and I try to open P3 and it has to restart 3 times while they are waiting! (I know, keep P3 running, make sure the updates are done, but sometimes I forget!)
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  22. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    No offense taken - I thoroughly understand and have been through many system changes at other companies. I understand being leery and not having all you need to start. I also know I don't utilize all you guys use as directors, and longer term consultants. But, I do dig quite a bit or create my own manually...it's on my list to ask if we will ever be allowed to get into our own data on our systems and create our own reports using Crystal or something else...that would be COOL!

    I didn't add, but am curious as to the listing of reports in the old (without having to open it up and go through it..) vs. the new. More and more features are appearing in the new with each update.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  23. jrstephens

    jrstephens Legend Member

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    I just switched thisweek. I have a two week lull between shows and am using that time to get familiar with it so I can switch to it and not have to worry about having something in PP that I put in after I installed P3.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  24. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I have a question for you with laptops. We just bought one for me, yesterday. We are doing the file restore discs right now, but when I get to
    the point of going online to pamperedchef.com, will I be able to get the PP
    old program information just by entering my password? I don't want to contaminate my system with the new program, while I have a show in process that I expect to close by weeks' end, on my PC, which I have not installed the
    new program on.

    Any advise would be appreciated.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  25. Jennie4PC

    Jennie4PC Legacy Member

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    I am with Kelly I have really liked it I just hate it when it reboots itself when you log on to get the hostesses ordern in
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  26. KellyRedHead

    KellyRedHead Advanced Member

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    I switched when I got my new laptop. So far so good. I like the more professional look of it.
    I also have to agree with Kelly, I hate it when it has to update especially when I am opening it to close a show and (also like Kelly said) the host is on the phone waiting!!:eek: I also forget to keep it open, but was always taught to close my programs when not in use.
    But so far so good!



    Kelly
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  27. tlennhoff

    tlennhoff Legacy Member

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    I'd call HO and find out how they advise you to handle it. If you don't do the import when you install I don't think you can import the data and having shows open in both is dangerous. You should be able to do a PP backup and then move that file only over to your new system, do the import, and be up and running... but I'd talk to HO as I have NOT done this myself.

    Good luck and enjoy your new system.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  28. tlennhoff

    tlennhoff Legacy Member

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    I'm running both. I try to play with P3 a lot so that when I do make the changeover I'll be familiar with it. So I enter show data twice & then delete it out of P3, I enter non-commision orders, fake shows, all sorts of stuff & then I test the new features each time there is an update.

    All it will take for me to make the switch is for the booking report to be added to P3.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  29. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    As far as I know, you should be able to download the old program. If not, I can always send you an old CD.

    Is that how I can get rid of that?

    And, I am glad I am not alone. I, too echo the sentiments that I want to be aware of it for my new consultants, but I also don't want to lose the info I have.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  30. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Someone asked about the reports in Pampered Partner (the version I'm still using):

    Show Order Form
    Consultant Order Form
    Sales Receipt
    Monthy Sales Diary
    Show Order Detail
    Thank You Letter
    To do list
    Contact Follow up report
    Past Host Disc # Report
    Host List
    Pot. Host List
    Consultant List
    Pot Consultant List
    Preferred Cus List
    Booking List
    Alphabetical Cust/Host List
    Contact Reason Code List
    Total Items Sold History
    Top Items Sold List
    Inc & Exp Report
    Inc & Exp Category Report
    Wishlist
    Contact Mailing Labels
    Show Sales
    Dontations Report
    Birthday Report
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  31. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

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    What's the memory issue?
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  32. nicki25

    nicki25 Advanced Member Silver Member

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    I haven't switched yet either. I will probably wait till "I have more time". Does that ever happen?? I am sure I will be one of the last to switch and will do it when PC says you have to, unless I find some time to play with it and get used to it enough that I feel comfortable switching.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  33. ChefJoeCool

    ChefJoeCool Guest

    I have been using it for awhile now and I don't mind it at all. I am a director as well, and yeah, there are a few reports that I do miss (although none of them that I do miss are cluster related), I really like the new program. Honestly, I am having a hard time remembering what regular PP was like, so when I have a newer consultant call, I have to really stretch the memory to understand what she is talking about.
    People are making it more "scary" than it really is...just bite the bullet and do it. "That which doesn't kill you, makes you stonger." That goes for this program, too. :)
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  34. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    P3 needs a lot of memory to run and it slows down my computer. Some people will need to install more memory or upgrade their machines in order to use it.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  35. karlene

    karlene Guest

    didnt switch yet either..my downloading has a glitch somewhere and tech support still trying to help me out..but I think I'm in the minority...being a director and in the business for over 8 years I am so used to the regular. I am also in the process of putting in those orders for that fundraiser being submitted May 1st and don't want anything to happen to it..It's currently at $13,000!!!!
    Tech support told me today we can use PP through summer still
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  36. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    okay - hijack.....$13,000....WOW!!!!!!! What kind of fundraiser is it? Details details details girlfriend....how did you score this one?

    btw, how are you doing Karlene? It's been a while.
     
  37. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

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    Yeah! $13K Holy crap!
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  38. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    AJ - thanks for the list of reports. I was too busy tonight to be online, but will look through that tomorrow to see if/what I'm missing on P3 :)


    ....and let me join in...$13K....WOW! You'd have to pinch me, I'd be dreaming!
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  39. pcchris

    pcchris Legacy Member Silver Member

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    I also have not switched yet - entered some orders on p3 (at my SD's showI attended), and I'm not impressed. I'll wait until I have to. Just my 2 cents.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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  40. PCGINA

    PCGINA Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Well - I installed it only because my new consultants had questions I could not answer because I was still using PP.

    I have entered a few dummy shows and then finally bit the bullet and submitted my kit enhancement order. Very simple and it went ok. I am comfortable with PP and I hate change!! There ~ I said it!!! :D

    I will not change until all of the bugs have been killed and the program fumigated.
     
    Apr 25, 2007
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