FYI: unconfirmed Epicor 9.05 suspension of developement

Perhaps Epicor finally noticed that many have stayed on 5 or 6.1 and
cancelled maintenance for a reason. This "add new features that don't
really work" and "that bug will be fixed in the next version"
merry-go-round started with Vantage 4 and hasn't let up since.



----- Original message -----
From: "Matt"
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 21:28:46 -0000
Subject: [Vantage] FYI: unconfirmed Epicor 9.05 suspension of
developement

All who went to perspectives probaby know this, but I had not heard this
in yahoo threads. This comment came form the ITtoolbox vantage
blogosphere.

Long term sounds like good news. Could be positive or negative depending
on how you look at it for those thinking of migrating to 9.05 in the
near future, like we are.

"In fact Epicor has stopped and is catching its breath. As announced at
Perspectives, they have suspended the development of new features in
Epicor 9 for 6 months and are focused on performance improvements, fixes
and UI improvements as suggested in the UI summit. Further the release
of Epicor 9.1 has been pushed off for almost 16 months - to let the dust
and issues stirred up with 9.05 to settle. This is a HUGE change in
approach by Epicor development and has come because of user and support
input."

Matt














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All who went to perspectives probaby know this, but I had not heard this in yahoo threads. This comment came form the ITtoolbox vantage blogosphere.

Long term sounds like good news. Could be positive or negative depending on how you look at it for those thinking of migrating to 9.05 in the near future, like we are.

"In fact Epicor has stopped and is catching its breath. As announced at Perspectives, they have suspended the development of new features in Epicor 9 for 6 months and are focused on performance improvements, fixes and UI improvements as suggested in the UI summit. Further the release of Epicor 9.1 has been pushed off for almost 16 months - to let the dust and issues stirred up with 9.05 to settle. This is a HUGE change in approach by Epicor development and has come because of user and support input."

Matt
I can confirm this as truth.
On Nov 4, 2010 5:28 PM, "Matt" <matts@...> wrote:
> All who went to perspectives probaby know this, but I had not heard this
in yahoo threads. This comment came form the ITtoolbox vantage blogosphere.
>
> Long term sounds like good news. Could be positive or negative depending
on how you look at it for those thinking of migrating to 9.05 in the near
future, like we are.
>
> "In fact Epicor has stopped and is catching its breath. As announced at
Perspectives, they have suspended the development of new features in Epicor
9 for 6 months and are focused on performance improvements, fixes and UI
improvements as suggested in the UI summit. Further the release of Epicor
9.1 has been pushed off for almost 16 months - to let the dust and issues
stirred up with 9.05 to settle. This is a HUGE change in approach by Epicor
development and has come because of user and support input."
>
> Matt
>


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
We kinda had a similar thing said to us from a person at Epicor although not in
the same words.

I personally can't welcome the news enough. I have pleaded with Epicor for the
last year to slow down with all the releases a couple of weeks apart and get a
system that works properly before moving forward.

I relate it to a dog chasing it's tail. It never catches up.

It always feels like a constant battle trying to keep up with the latest
releases and when the release is out there is one that follows shortly that
correctly glitches created from the previous one etc.

If this news is true, it's excellent news. Hopefully they take it seriously and
pour lots of investment at it so the stable version performs excellently and
they iron out all the bugs (without relying on the customers to do it for them).
They need to do thorough QA on it.

Why can't Epicor release documentation to all their customers telling them this
to put people at ease? Im sure everyone who is ivolved in trouble-shooting
Epicor will this this move is very worthwhile.

What will we all have to complain about if it works well?? :-)





________________________________
From: Matt <matts@...>
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, 4 November, 2010 21:28:46
Subject: [Vantage] FYI: unconfirmed Epicor 9.05 suspension of developement


All who went to perspectives probaby know this, but I had not heard this in
yahoo threads. This comment came form the ITtoolbox vantage blogosphere.

Long term sounds like good news. Could be positive or negative depending on how
you look at it for those thinking of migrating to 9.05 in the near future, like
we are.

"In fact Epicor has stopped and is catching its breath. As announced at
Perspectives, they have suspended the development of new features in Epicor 9
for 6 months and are focused on performance improvements, fixes and UI
improvements as suggested in the UI summit. Further the release of Epicor 9.1
has been pushed off for almost 16 months - to let the dust and issues stirred up
with 9.05 to settle. This is a HUGE change in approach by Epicor development and
has come because of user and support input."

Matt







[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
The saddest and most concerning part of this is they had to do the same thing after 8.0 was released. Talk about not learning from past mistakes.



--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Matt" <matts@...> wrote:
>
> All who went to perspectives probaby know this, but I had not heard this in yahoo threads. This comment came form the ITtoolbox vantage blogosphere.
>
> Long term sounds like good news. Could be positive or negative depending on how you look at it for those thinking of migrating to 9.05 in the near future, like we are.
>
> "In fact Epicor has stopped and is catching its breath. As announced at Perspectives, they have suspended the development of new features in Epicor 9 for 6 months and are focused on performance improvements, fixes and UI improvements as suggested in the UI summit. Further the release of Epicor 9.1 has been pushed off for almost 16 months - to let the dust and issues stirred up with 9.05 to settle. This is a HUGE change in approach by Epicor development and has come because of user and support input."
>
> Matt
>