What in the world is up with Management Reporter? News about a new partnership with Jet Express. Thoughts on if it’s time to ditch Management Reporter.
Now Jan Harrigan is asking Is it time to ditch Management Reporter?
Alright, here is my analogy.
Management Reporter is now a Ford Crown Victoria. The Crown Vic was a great car for a road trip. It wasn’t flashy, it didn’t have the hottest technology, it either ran pretty well, or it didn’t depending on your specific car. But it was a heck of a couch on wheels. We took a two week road trip across the Southwest in a Crown Vic and it was a great cruiser.
At some point though, you knew that the Crown Vic wasn’t going get Bluetooth, or USB ports, or a big touch screen. The shifter would stay on column and the trunk would always hold 3 bodies.
The Crown Vic was serviceable, but you could see that it wasn’t getting much in the way of upgrades and it was probably not going to survive too many more model years. The fact that they don’t make the Crown Vic anymore doesn’t mean that every Crown Vic suddenly stops running.
So while MR is still included with GP, and will still get some updates, it won’t get that shiny Bluetooth upgrade or a bunch of USB ports, and the updates it does get will be more like more changes to the taillight trim, like those last few models years of the Crown Vic.
Microsoft will probably hate this analogy, but if your Crown Vic, er MR is running fine, it should run fine for a good long time. Plenty of time to figure out your next ride. But if your Crown Vic, yeah, MR, doesn’t run so well, it’s nice to know that you have options coming.