New or Existing Apps: who buys mercury?
would love to get a broad perspective on something...so personal opinions/observations are definitely welcomed and encouraged...
how often do you think merq products are purchased to test apps that have been in use for more than 3-4 years.
also, related to this question, how often do you think merq products are purchased to test apps that were recently purchased. say within the past 1.5 years.
lastly, on average, how long after a company buys an enterprise app do they usually feel ready to purchase testing suites.
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any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: New or Existing Apps: who buys mercury?
My observations are that the first question implies a disbelief that anyone would continue to use a particular product once they became thorougly familiar with its liabilities.
I read the second to imply that sales methods are often slicker than what actually gets delivered.
The third question stops me on the word "buy". Buyers purchase products fully expecting that they will fulfill all of their needs, even those they haven't thought of yet. They never resort to official testing unless they have no other alternative.
The facts are that all tools have their strengths and weaknesses and that none of them are perfect. To find the right-one in the first place is highly dependent on the purchaser's assessment of their testing needs and their abilities to apply experienced craftsman to the task.
Even then, the long-term success of any tool is often due to the determined efforts of a few who have learned how to bring out the best in what they have, while avoiding the worst.