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I agree that Sept 1 is much sooner that you think, particularly when you consider that your tools aren't all lined up yet. We're in the middle of our own product release cycle with deliverables due this fall. The nature of our funding does not allow us to change these dates easily. We understand the need to do this, but we simply can't afford to make it happen before Sept 1. We would greatly appreciate more time to get our resources deployed in a cost-effective way that doesn't compete with our normal product cycle. Our new budget cycle begins Oct 1, so something like Jan 1 is much more realistic anyway from a cost standpoint. We just don't have the funds to do anything like what needs to be done before Oct 1. Besides, I suspect it's going to be a mad rush, mistakes will be made, data lost, and money wasted. As I have said before in other similar situations, this looks like something where there won't be enough time to do it right the first time, so we'll end up doing it twice.
Thanks for all you do. SF is a great resource.
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