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The release today of Toad® for Oracle 11.5 includes several enhancements that surfaced from the Toad Idea Pond, one of the newest and most interactive methods Quest utilizes in collecting user input. The Toad Idea Pond enables users to present their ideas for enhancing Toad directly to the Toad development team. As ideas are submitted, the Toad user community discusses and votes on them, and the best are included in the next release.
Innovations around Toad, the industry’s leading tool for database professionals, have incorporated community feedback for more than a decade – a development model that Quest, in fact, credits as one of the key contributors to the product’s popularity and success.
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Quest gives the power of the community back to users, too:
Customer loyalty and the Toad success story go hand-in-hand:
“Part of being an innovator means listening to your customers, and not just your largest or loudest customers. The Toad Idea Pond gives every one of our users a voice and helps us ensure the most impactful ideas get implemented. All vendors talk about customer input, but we thrive on it. Our unique, community-driven model for product development is good for our customers, and good for Quest, too. “
“I’ve used Toad for more than 12 years and, before Idea Pond, I was a beta tester. The life of a DBA is busy. We don’t always have time to participate in betas or submit formal feature requests. Having an open forum where I can jump in and quickly toss out an idea makes it easy to share my suggestions and see what other users are suggesting, too. I hope to see more Quest products adopt this concept, in fact. When users have a say in how the tool they use for their jobs each day evolves, it’s no longer just a tool that works for them – it becomes their tool.”
“At its inception, Toad was created by and for the Oracle developer community. It appears that Quest hasn’t changed that unique characteristic of the product over the years, and wisely so. To this day, the community that assembled around the product when it was first created continues to have a distinct presence, amassed in every corner of the world. That sense of community and appreciation for learning from others among IT developers is not going away anytime soon. In fact, looking ahead to the newest generation of developers joining the workforce, it’s highly plausible that they’ll be expecting their tools to be more personalized, more collaborative, and more social-media friendly.”
Established in 1987, Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management.
Quest, Quest Software, Toad and the Quest logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quest Software in the United States and certain other countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owner.
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