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Pampered Chef: PP -vs- P3

  1. EpTxGuy

    EpTxGuy Member

    Ok old-timers, time to fess-up. Who here hasn't made the switch from Pampered Partner to Pampered Patner Plus? My sister is a director and just barely made the switch. Any other peeps dragging their feet? Time to come clean. :)
    Apr 4, 2009
  2. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

    I didn't think you could still use PP after Feb 28th. Am I wrong with that assumption?
    Apr 4, 2009
  3. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    If they haven't switched, then they aren't submitting shows (unless they are submitting them via U.S mail!). You had to switch by Feb 28...that was the deadline!
    Apr 4, 2009
  4. EpTxGuy

    EpTxGuy Member

    Ok, that explains why my sister finally switched over. She didn't want to change! She didn't tell me that she had no choice. lol
    Apr 4, 2009
  5. MissChef

    MissChef Senior Member Gold Member

    I guess the real question would be how do we like it! I like it but yet I don't! It's a love/hate thing! I don't like how long it takes my computer to bring it up and it makes my computer drag... I don't have the money to upgrade to a better computer right now or to even get more RAM, and being forced to use it pisses me off... when PP was so easy and quick... I'm not kidding... it takes me forever to enter and submit a show! I need to get a new computer but other necessities take presidence!
    Apr 4, 2009
  6. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    Cat, I may have a solution for you. Don't open P3 when you're online. Once you've got it open, you can connect to the internet without problem. Then, when you're ready to submit an order, close down P3 and reopen it while online. This worked for me.
    Apr 4, 2009
  7. RosieTrips

    RosieTrips Member Gold Member

    I admit, I just switched. I'm still trying to figure it out. It's taking a little longer than expected! I'm sure it is more powerful than P3 but I have no idea all the things it can do. Now to go back and read the posts people made when they switched a few "years" ago!

    Apr 4, 2009
  8. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

    I had been dreading the switch...I just decided to switch over between Christmas and New years when I had some down time to sit and look at it and figure it out. Still don't know if I like it. I have problems with "adding new order" every single time, instead of hitting just the tab button. I have missed a few items that way and had to go back and double check. Dont like that. I like just being able to tab forward and add next item, without the added step of needing to tell the program I am putting in a new item. I will tell you the thing I LOVE is synchronizing shows and being able to add web orders to it with just the click of a button. Other than that, I haven't found much more benefit to it. But, I am resistant to change anyway....LOL
    Apr 5, 2009
  9. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

    I have come to like it most of the time. It is hard to switch if you were really farmilliar with something else. I did upgrade my computer (2 gig of ram, min was 1) and even when starting P3 off line it takes forever to open and I believe it is just a slow program because of all it has to do.

    Overall it has allot more capabilities
    Apr 5, 2009
  10. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

    I hated it, as I hate change lol. But now after 1.5 years of using it, I forgot what PP was all about! I like it now.
    Apr 5, 2009
  11. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

    I was one of the last to change over. I used the old PP right up through 2/28. As far as P3 goes, the more I use it the easier it is. I just hit enter two times like we did with tabs when entering new items.

    The one major thing I do not like is when entering payments. If you don't physically click outside the space of payment type or credit card expiration date, the data scrolls and changes what you've added (i.e. cc will change to cash, check, etc. and cc date changes by year). It would seem they could correct this.
    Apr 6, 2009
  12. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    I hit tab after making my choice. This eliminates the problem.

    When I took the NC Workshop last year about switching to P3, I made a decision. Switching to P3 is like getting a new boyfriend (or husband, or girlfriend, or whatever). The new one and the old one both have good and bad qualities. By focusing only on the bad qualities of the new one and/or the good qualities of the old one I miss out on what's in my life right now.

    Plus, P3 has one big advantage the PP doesn't. You can use it now. ;)
    Apr 6, 2009
  13. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

    Steph - in P3, you just hit the "enter" button to add the next item, instead of the "tab" button. You don't need to use the mouse and point the cursor on the "Plus" button to add another item. I use the "enter" button all the time.

    RE: P3 - love it! Switched over immediately when it was first available because I hated PP and was SO ready for something with more to offer. P3 has only gotten better over the years, and I love all of the syncing capabilities it has with my PWS. Two thumbs up in my book! :)
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