With the release of Quality Manager with 5.4 and Project Manager coming out of beta in 5.5 I
have been asked for a statement about where the end game is for intranet applications.
On the one side to me the answer is simple – we will continue to provide integrated web based applications wherever our customer base requests them and the return on investment justifies the cost.
However there is a counter argument – how do we maintain high standards of quality in our software if we have to cover such a broad range of functionality? The problem is compounded by the fact that we support 2 operating systems, 3 databases and a complete API.
At the end it is always a question of balance, with the sales teams asking for more, and the development teams questioning why.