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Compared to earlier times, today new products are launched almost every day. However, the feeling of excitement and the desire to own the product is far less today. This is because today’s customers have grown smart and practical. They are not ready to take anything at face value. They want to be amply sure about the product’s plus points before taking the plunge. And if it takes months they are ready to even wait that long. They are not easily convinced and therefore before buying any product, they would enquire about the product and if and only if they are thoroughly satisfied with the feedback then only they would buy the product. Realizing the new attitude of the customers, companies are devising newer ways to reach and convince them.
Of the different methods, the best way to convince customer of the effectiveness of a product is the ‘try before you buy’ programs. This is because statistics show that people would rather opt to try something that is free rather than buy a product without using it or fully understanding its benefits. However, this method has its fair share of shortcomings namely loss of demo equipment, monitoring problems, delayed returns management and more.
Hence, what product manufacturers need is an innovative, state-of-the-art Demo/Loaner program or evaluation system that delivers product’s benefits to the users hassle-free. Such a program would increase the visibility, accessibility, and utilization of the product. The following are some of the advantages of an evaluation system.
??? Advanced tracking solutions that result in lower loss of demo equipment of up to 80% lower than current rates
??? “Simulated” installation in Tech Center ensures that the DoA rate stays low
??? Real time reporting via the web reduces monitoring time and costs
??? Extensive aftermarket support – live call to customer in case of failure to return equipment, tests to ensure returned equipment is in working condition and delivery of equipment back into the inventory/demo pool
??? Managed calibration and update/upgrades on all
??? Dramatically improved asset utilization by leveraging the capabilities of a state-of-the-art multi-million dollar software application
??? Leverages the advantage of product excellence, device demonstration, and customer intimacy with short-term yet effective loaner programs
Thus, evaluation systems are the sure shot means of ensuring customer satisfaction, increased sales and market infiltration and reduced asset loss.
I would say without a doubt, that most people who use or have used a Windows-based computer, either at home or work, have used or currently using popular office suite in any version. For those who never heard of it, (if any) I can tell you I’m talking about a very popular commercial product that allows users to create, edit, open and save text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases data and more. as I did in this article I will tell you how this set of useful tools included under the name of Microsoft Office 2007 behaves when installed in the Windows 7.
I always say that to see how the installation process can have a rough idea of how the program will run once it is fully installed. In this particular case, I have to say that the whole process went pretty well, I can only complain about it taking too long, so if you paid no regard to this issue (we assume that Windows 7 is not a machine super fast and the copy and the configuration of more than 500MB on my hard drive is not a quick task), it was so easy, starting with the extraction of the files as follows.
All he had to do was enter the key to what I did and after being prompted to select installation options, which means that parts of Microsoft Office that is installed, the selection was not very different than other programs, only a menu tree where I could choose the categories and subcategories. (I’m not very good to Buy Windows 7, so please take a look at the screenshot below)
As I did with OpenOffice. org tried the three main and most used applications to Microsoft Office Professional 2007 provides, just to be sure that everything worked well: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I must admit that beyond my expectations, I realized that when it comes to open, create and save text documents, spreadsheets and presentations of these programs are pretty good and apparently without mishap or delay of any kind. In the next two screenshots you can see how the Word was perfectly able to open, edit and save a text document.
In connection with the integration I can only say that not all Aero features worked perfectly with Office, I noticed that when I tried to restore the window size by dragging it, nothing would happen, so I had to go to the Restore button or double click click the title bar. Anyway, this is not a major drawback, but it could be a hassle if you’re in the habit of using it. Otherwise I think Microsoft Office 2007 integrates fairy and the environment of Windows 7.
I must admit I started this test with a great deal of skepticism, because as you can see I have found so many complaints about this software and its use under the latest operating system from Microsoft. However I have to say it has worked well for me not really know if this condition is stable forever, so I’ll keep an eye on him.
The main objective of requirement management (RM) tools is to increase the likelihood that an application will operated as intended and offer its projected efficiency to business. According to Forrester requirement management is all about “The storage of requirements, the tracking of relationships among requirements, and the control of changes to individual requirements and groups of requirements.”
Requirement management is both an operational discipline as well as a tools category. Product managers, business consumers, business analysts and developers utilize requirement management software to maximize the efficiency of their requirement management practices. The greater the development initiative and the more granular the needs are, the more critical is the tool assistance in making the requirement management process a cost-efficient one. This is the reason why firms in industry verticals such as telecommunications, defense, automotive and aerospace have been using requirement management tools to assist their embedded systems development initiatives. In the recent past RM tools have been also extensively used by IT companies.
The requirement management process plays a crucial role in the application delivery process. However, certain incorrect motives inspire numerous requirement management tool purchases. In fact, these tools are not in and by themselves capable of assisting application development shops to accommodate requirement change, enhance requirement quality or attain ongoing traceability. When it is about fulfilling compliance needs and setting up constant traceability, RM tools are just a single aspect that needs to comprise test management tools. While RM tools might have the capacity to avert requirements quality from degrading, its requirement definition tools that identifies the original quality of requirements level.
Today eminent service providers have come up with innovative RM tools that are available through a completely easy and user-friendly interface. These RM tools are a rich deployment of requirement gathering, management, parsing, traceability, intelligent reporting and base lining in a process driven methodology that enables the project groups to efficiently map and manage requirements. The benefits include the following:-
??? Better performance quality
??? Increased productivity
??? Helps to prioritize and evaluate requirements for releases
??? Improved team communication and collaboration
??? Being able to integrate with other tools
??? Automatically manage regulatory compliance issues
??? Helps to upgrade to a complete ALM integration tools solution
It is a fact that no special kind of RM tools is most apt at the present. However, requirement management capacities within ALM integration solutions have the greatest potential and caliber. RM tools have much in common with life cycle tools that it makes no sense for them to be standalone solutions. As vendors are improving the requirement management facilities in their ALM environments, this option will be next to the ideal option.
When you’re designing a form in Microsoft Access, you can put onto it things like labels, textboxes, buttons and comboboxes. The generic name for all fo these things is called a control.
Both the form itself – and each individual control on it – has a whole set of events which can happen in its life. These are similar to the events which can happen in your life. For example, for a human the main events are:
A typical event for an Access form is the OnOpen event, which runs whenever you open the form. Typical code that you might attach to this might be to hide or display certain controls dependent on who the user is or what they’re doing.
Certain events are divided into two parts: Before and After. For example, a form has got a BeforeUpdate and AfterUpdate event. Imagine that you fill in the details for a person in a contact form in Access, then click on the button to move onto the next blank record. This will automatically trigger the BeforeUpdate event. At this point validation code could determine that you haven’t filled in the form correctly (perhaps you’ve missed out the person’s surname, or put in a date of birth in the future), and cancel the update.
Alternatively, the BeforeUpdate event could run unimpeded, and at this point Access will save the record and then move on to the AfterUpdate event. You can attach code to this event to react to what has just occurred, but it is to late to stop the update happening.
This is what happens for form events, but the same is true of control events. For example, if you have a text box where you have to type in someone’s name, you might inadvertently type in too many characters, or a number. When you press TAB to move on to the next control, the control’s BeforeUpdate event will kick in, at which point you can check that the name typed in is acceptable (and if not, cancel the event). If, however, the control passes this test, then Access moves on to the AfterUpdate event. Typical VBA code would then change the value of other controls accordingly.
Other events include:
Once you’ve mastered what’s happening in MS Access forms, you’ll be ready to become a serious Access developer!