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Hi Anonymous,

I agree that this subject is taking time. We have focused quite a lot of our "new development" on the collaborative planning tools that will be coming out in the system during 2012 and that has left little room for other things in our product backlog. We are discussing this and other Document Management ideas as the next big step for us and therefore I do not want to put the status to "not right now" as this is one of the ideas that are being actively pursued.

It is unfortunate if you feel like we are not listening. 12% of the ideas here are implemented and a lot of new development comes straight from here like the apps for Android and iPad as well as the Document Manager, improved search in Issues and many other ideas (you can look through the list of implemented ideas here: http://ideas.projectplace.com/feedbacks?order=created_at.... )

I hope that you feel better listened to. If you have ideas on how we could improve on the communication with our users feel free to tell me here or by DM.

All the best,
Karolina

Joachim Schirra
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Hi all,

when Daniel as well as myself submitted this idea in two different threads, at least for me I can say I never expected such an enormous interest in this idea. I do not know what Daniel´s expectation was. Indeed a long time (more than 2 years) passed and indeed other ideas - not so highly rated like the Wiki idea - were implemented in the meantime. This clearly shows, that Projectplace does not only listen to its customers but also tries to realize the ideas submitted by its user base.

However, keep in mind that software development is quite a complex task. Many very good ideas exist on the one side, but on the other side there are limited development resources which need to develop those features promising the highest benefit in the market. At the end the day, the money spent on any suggested new feature needs to be earned back by additional licence revenue in the future. And exactly this is the problem. Before one specific good idea might be developed, the development costs as well as the resulting benefit for the customers needs to be evaluated. As a result of all the ideas evaluated by these two major criteria, a final prioritized development roadmap is the basis and guideline for any further develpment. This is the way it happens in any company in the world dealing with software development. The ideas submitted here in this channel are probably only one source for the final development roadmap. People submitting ideas here might be not the representative sample of the whole population of all projectplace users in the world. I guess, that many other ideas collected by the sales staff as well as ideas coming from other sources such as product management and their specific knowledge of customer needs and of course a comparison with competitive products and many other sources finally influence the development roadmapping process described above.

Knowing this, I can imagine that the wiki idea is still on the roadmap, but there are probably many other and more important ideas which need to be fulfilled earlier.

As long as I know that projectplace is still committed to the wiki idea, I am quite happy even if it will take some time until we will see a sophisticated implementation in one of the future projectplace releases.

If you have a look on one important and really heavily requested feature in the mediawiki development since years (Annotation: mediawiki is the underlying wiki software of the famous wikipedia), namely the WYSIWYG feature which has been discussed since more than 8 years now without any real results, I really have to say there are much worse examples for development delays than the projectplace example.

However, giving this as one possible explanation for the projectplace decision to postpone the wiki feature, I also have to admit that even I have some doubts since I heard that the new owners of projectplace is a financial investor. We all know what this means... There are many bad examples you might have observed since 2001... The pressure to focus on short term profits might be much higher than it was the case in the past...

Anyway, let´s hope the best and give projectplace a chance. A delay does not mean that the idea has absolutely no chance.

By the way, criticism is fine from my point of view, but everybody should be so courageous to do this using his/her real name.

Best regards,

Joachim (currently unfortunately not an active projectplace user :-( )

Anonymous
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its a good idea

Anonymous
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If you are interested in participating in the needs investigation please let me know here or by DM

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There has been no interest for the investigation. Please let us know if you still have this need.

DIMELO - social media platform editor