SOLUS2, will you not just die already!

Well it appears Capita has announced SOLUS2 death day

 

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That’s assuming they don’t put it back. Again.

This is bad news. Let me explain why.

I’m using Chrome, it’s updated itself I don’t know how many times. If I go and check, all I know or care about is that it is indeed up-to-date, so at some point, it’s updated itself and its worked.

If I look at my antivirus I can see it’s updated 3 times today alone. Again, this is all in the background without me doing anything.

Now compare this with SIMS and SOLUS2. I wonder how many hours I’ve wasted supporting schools doing SOLUS2 upgrades in my past life. I dread to think.

Before you start waiving the MSI flag, let stop and have a look at the outstanding CR logged on SupportNet today (24/06/2014) for the past year. Extract here.

1,057

1,057,outstanding change request. All requested by end-users. All with positive votes.

1,057. Wow. I dread to think how many have gone unlogged or is older then a year!!

Capita clearly can’t roll them up into a major build. How many re-releases have you seen? Add the fact it doesn’t even seem to be making a dent in CR mountain and you can see why Capita wants to be Agile like the other MIS suppliers.

Not sure I fancy pushing out 1,057 updates… per school…

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