Not at all - thats not my point, only that it is a mistake to not leave the marquee position open for the companies that implement it at their own cost. If we pay for the support, customization and implementation, why shouldnt we be able to have our own logo in the marquee position? ERPnext would still be branded, just not sitting at the top as if it were the company itself. I appreciate the open source community, but also recognize many are just slow-morphing into shareware as well, after I go through the expense of implementing it thinking it would be free.
I built this system out on our network, and it took a lot of time and effort, and the hours cost in labor of IT tech is as much as paying a license to another company, or close to it. Hence we should get to brand it as our company, but is *powered by ERPnext Technology or something similar, would accomplish what ERPnext wants as well as allow more companies to implement, resulting in deeper penetration for ERPnext …
My point is until you do this it will likely not be fully embraced as some companies will have a big problem with not being able to brand it with their own logo up top. The ‘big cost’ savings you use as the main benefit point is actually quite eaten up by the time it is built and implemented, and kept updated. The $$ still gets spent, it just goes to IT staff instead of X erp solution company.
So as an IT guy, I completely love it, but am always worrying something will happen and it will be left alone, or not updated, or otherwise go to the wayside. It isnt all a one-way street. We take a big risk using this platform actually. It isnt all that ERPnext is out here just to provide a great service, and there is no cost-benefit analysis happening. Allowing companies who take this risk on your product to brand with their own logo just evens it out a bit more, and throws more ability in the pot, which in the end allows ERPnext to be more trusted as a long-term solution. COmpanies spend big $$ on their marketing and branding, so it is short-sighted to disallow the marquee position to companies taking a chance on your product.
The truth is, allowing custom branding as a policy makes me feel a bit more comfortable that ERPnext might stay around longer. So there is that, and you are welcome for my viewpoint, received without the cost of you doing market research to find out what we already know. Companies need to have their logo in the marquee position, and it does not interfere with ERPnext branding to do so, actually. To not do this makes me worry a bit it wont be open source long, or will just peter off into the sunset like so many other open source projects do
Your mistake is thinking I want it to fail, when actually I want to make sure it succeeds so I get my $ from building and servicing it. It is a harder sell when I cant even upload the company logo where employees can see it when they log in
Thanks for your hard work - I actually love what I see so far