That's a pretty common theme in our company when it comes to how our customers are utilizing our software. There are things that software developers forget about our customers because there are many layers of insulation between the folks that paggamit ang code ug ang mga tawo nga isulat ang code
Ang mga nag-develop sa software ug ang ilang mga kauban mga utokan nga lalaki. Hagit ang pagsulat software ug nanginahanglan mga katingalahan nga kaarang sa panghunahuna, lohika ug pag-troubleshooting. Kadaghanan sa mga adunay talento nga nahibal-an nga ako usab malalangon ug adunay kalagmitan nga mabuhi ug gininhawa nga code. Pag-usab… utokan nga mga lalaki.
Here's what is sometimes forgotten when you're working with a bunch of smart guys: your clients have smart guys, too. In fact, chances are that the talent in their court matches the talent in yours. If you have 5,000 clients – you'll find 5,000 times the talent in your clients than in your own court. Odds are, they are going to collectively identify all of your vulnerabilities, workarounds, thresholds, downtime, bugs, mistakes, bad documentation, etc. There's no escaping it.
“They're doing what?!” – the surprise at the end of this question should be stricken.
Clients are going to find amazing things to do with your product that you never expected. Never expected. As an integration and automation guy, I always break out in a smile when I hear about a client doing something with our software that we never expected. I've developed solutions before with ungodly code and third party applications. Why? Because it worked.
That's the name of the game… get it to work. Our clients have a business process that they're utilizing our software to support. There are an infinite array of business processes; as a result, there are an infinite amount of solutions used to support those processes. That's a great thing. Your company has a choice when these things happen:
- Isulti nga wala sila suportahi ug hunahunaa kung unsa ang kinahanglan aron magmalampuson ang imong kliyente.
- Ablihi ang imong mga dalunggan ug mata, ug magamit ang feedback gikan sa imong kliyente aron mapadagan ang imong produkto ngadto sa mga bag-ong direksyon.
If you choose #1, that's okay. Your competition will select #2. You won't have to worry about that client anymore.