ClearContext Product Plan Update

Since our last product plan update during v3 development, we’ve had the chance to take a step back and evaluate both upcoming IMS enhancements and our longer term product suite strategy.  We’re excited to tell you about what we’re working on now.  Following a near term incremental release, in our next major development cycle we’re extending the ClearContext Product Suite with smarter email management; personal project management; and analytics, reporting, and alerting capabilities as outlined below. 

Information Management System v3.2 

We’ll complete work on near term feature enhancements to improve IMS in the reporting and management arena, including the following new features: 

  • Action Dashboard 
  • Custom Forms Support 
  • Additional Gadget Support 
  • User Interface Simplification

The ClearContext Product Suite 

We will grow the ideas introduced in v3.2 via a major development effort to extend email management, personal project management and metrics and measurement in the ClearContext Product Suite.  Here’s an early look at what these releases will look like: 

IMS 4.0  – the next major release of IMS will focus on making the application smarter and simpler to use.  Major new features include: 

  • Automated intelligent Topic assignment 
  • Extended contact information including contact-based views 
  • Simplified User Interface for email management 
  • Quick launch of Topic folders for easy access to archived data

PM – a tool for project management within Outlook.  Features include: 

  • Project Overview Dashboard 
  • Hierarchical task management 
  • Project view for maintenance of project related items including Tasks, Appointments, Emails, etc.. 
  • Detailed Project Status at a glance

ARA – tools for analysis, reporting, and alerts on activity within Outlook.  Integrated with all products in the suite, analytics will include: 

  • Email usage reporting 
  • Metrics and performance measurement 
  • Service level alerts

Timing 

v3.2 will be released this summer.  Watch this weblog for additional information on release of the ClearContext Product Suite and beta test program.

4 comments.

  1. Great News. I am looking forward to the betatest.
    Best regards from Berlin Germany, Phil

  2. Pretty cool! That PM app especially looks very interesting.

  3. Thanks, guys – I’m pretty excited about this stuff myself!

  4. We’ve updated the product plan here:
    http://blog.clearcontext.com/2007/11/whats-coming-up.html



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