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Last Post: February 3, 2009   (RSS)

By vl4899 - February 2, 2009

I have used software from InteractiveTools for several years now, and am very pleased with the technology, and appreciate the technical skills of people at the company. What is frustrating though, is that product strategy is poorly articulated. For example, I have several clients using AM2. Tha AM2 product seems to be slowly sinking out of sight - there are no new releases of it. Should I read between the lines and assume it will end up on the "discontinued" pile? Or is AM2 going to be merged into CMS Builder? It would help a great deal to know that there was thought behind the product strategy. I don't think I can tell my clients that we have to swap out the CMS becuase our third-party vendor is a little capricious.

Also, the company has a hard time articulating product differences. Having used both AM2 and CMS Builder, I now know exactly how they differentiate. But try finding a good comparison on the IT site, let alone a good argument for using CMS vs. Joomla.

Re: [vl4899] Product strategy

By Dave - February 3, 2009

Hi vl4899,

We're planning to continue consolidating our products as much as possible and we'll likely continue to use CMS Builder as the new framework. So over time what you'll likely see if CMS Builder expand to do more of what AM2 and the other products can do.

That said, there's a lot of people who love AM2, or even still use Page Publisher, and we're happy to continue to provide licenses for those ongoing, but our focus moving forward is building out CMS Builder.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions or concerns.
Dave Edis - Senior Developer
interactivetools.com