Concern about the growing varied pricing models being put forth for the NAGS
rebalancing scheduled to go into effect February 28 has prompted eDirectGlass
to write a letter to the San Diego-based company to postpone the update. Letter
was as follows:
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Mitchell International, Inc.
9889 Willow Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92131
Re: NAGS Rebalancing Postponement Request
Dear Mr. Herrera,
I am writing to you on behalf of our company and the industry to request that
Mitchell postpone the February 28, 2005 NAGS update.
In the last few weeks many different pricing models have been made public by insurance
companies and third-party administrators. These pricing models reflect many challenges
to the way point-of-sale systems and networks handle NAGS pricing. While eDirectGlass
is capable of supporting multiple pricing catalogues and discount models, we are
concerned that the partners we interchange with are not ready or are currently
incapable of handling the required changes.
eDirectGlass believes that a 60 day period be given that allows the industry to
make the necessary adjustments from both a technology and a pricing discount level.
We respectfully ask that you consider our request.
I am available to discuss our position and the challenges that threaten the industry
with regards to the impending pricing update.