Version 5.0 is a special milestone in the development history of the myfactory. The interface design was changed for the first time since 2007. myfactory focused always on the look & feel normal ‘ desktop applications to make the entry the user as easy as possible. Software, which is represented successfully in the market for over 10 years now, the challenges of a new surface design are somewhat more diverse than in new developments. Despite the optical refresher, the insertion of many user experiences and implementation of usability improvements, the experienced user may feel not to be jettisoned before the head. He has his ‘ myfactory immediately recognize. Thus the concept of version 5.0 was always the existing user who should recognize its application and still benefit from the new improvements, as well as the new customers, be introduced as quickly as possible in his new world of software is in the back of the head. ” Product Manager describes Rainer Ganesh b the conceptual approach the myfactory 5.0.
So it went back to the drawing board”and on paper the first handwritten sketches of a new interface created. After a graphic mock up was first implemented, verified by external usability expert of the European forum for enhanced usability (EF.EU). The feedback incorporated directly into the development work. Internally we use version 5.0 for 6 months to the new interface and the control concepts on his own body through its paces to check. The involvement of the partners since the first beta stage has proved to be very useful proven.
“, says Development Director Marco Gerlach. The work is worth, the surface was first presented to the partner network on the partner day at the 14.6.13 and was able to gather spontaneously positive feedback. In addition to the new interface, numerous enhancements were developed again, all changes are listed in a document of over 100seitigen. Particularly striking is the implementation of GEO-data addresses, this enabled to a spatial arrangement of the customers, but also direct links to maps (Google maps and OpenStreetMaps), satellite images, and a directions (Google maps). Graphical representations of tour plans or customer distribution are possible. Upgrade to version 5.0 is free for all customers with valid maintenance contracts through their myfactory partners.