I agree that this is a clusterfu*k,
I have no proof, but I think they may have been oversold on a product that clearly wasn’t up to the task.
The work of a salesman.
It should have been a giant red flag when the new site wouldn’t perform the tasks of the old one. Most of the changes I see in the store, as well as some of the changes to the PC, should be easy for the new software to handle. Instead, Daz chose to find software that couldn’t meet the challenge.
Now the software that would only take a couple of days to install is still not running correctly.
What person decided to maintain the course? I would have demanded the company that sold them this junk send a man out to fix this disaster. If that didn’t work, I would have demanded my money back and pulled the plug. This ordeal wouldn’t have been allowed to run for more than a week.
All we can do now is hope that the Daz web guys fix the crappy software or…
just break down and put the old site back up.
If they didn’t buy a maintenance contract for the software, and it is pretty obvious that DAZ decided to save some money by not getting one, then the company that sold them on this software will laugh at any demand. Their requirements ended when the software arrived at DAZ.
What should have been a red flag is this software has it’s own software certification course. Does DAZ have anyone that is “Magento Developer Certified”, and how much training could they possibly have when any Tom, Dick, or Harry can pay $260 for certification?
On–Demand Online Training “Fundamentals of Magento Development” - Was $3,500 NOW FREE! (Sound familiar?)
40 hours video training - not online, but 40 hours of video. (I am an instructional developer - this delivery method doesn’t work.)
Certification is a 70 question multiple-choice exam with a 90 minute time limit. No hands on, so there isn’t actually any real testing taking place.
eCommerce with Magento - 4 sessions of 2 hours of online training - $950
Magento Performance & System Optimization for System Administrators 6 2 hour sessions of online training - $1850 per student.
DAZ got took.
As far as the old site, it isn’t coming back. Full stop.