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Make the IRP Road Map Work For You

  
05 December 2016 10:34
  

Make the IRP Road Map Work For You

The IRP Road Map is your guide to all future IRP developments.

By adding IRP Road Map suggestions, IRP World members are helping to shape the future of your platform. The better these suggestions are, the more insight they give into the direction that the user base needs to see the product evolve.

IRP Commerce are working every day not only to improve the IRP ecommerce platform, but also to improve the visibility over IRP Road Map developments.

All IRP World members will have have seen this progress over the course of the last year. A lot of work has gone into how changes are displayed and tracked the Road Map on the IRP World, as well as the regular monthly updates on Road Map development and patch releases.

More features will be added to the IRP World in the near future to keep you abreast of your specific suggestions (for example automatic emails with updates on the progress of your suggestions and liked suggestions) and all IRP World members are fully encouraged to contribute to the IRP Road Map.

Before adding suggestions, it’s important to understand how IRP Commerce will triage these for development.

How Road Map Suggestions are Reviewed

Suggestions are reviewed on a regular basis and evaluated based on popularity, complexity, return on investment and their potential impact on the client base revenues.

It's understandable that IRP users will have a lot of great ideas that they would like implemented ‘tomorrow’, but on the client side it’s also important to understand that there is a current IRP Development Road Map and  new suggestions cannot be added without pushing other items down the queue.

In this respect, we do request patience and understanding regarding new feature suggestions. It’s also important to remember that even though you have not specifically suggested some of the features that are ahead of yours in the queue, you will always fully benefit from them when they are released.

As such, whilst it cannot be guaranteed that every specific suggestion will be acted upon, we can guarantee that every month (generally on the third Tuesday) your IRP will be improved and updated with a view to improving efficiency and revenues.

All IRP customers will always receive an update on this and the more pertinent your suggestions, the more you will see them implemented.

How to Use the IRP Road Map

For comprehensive details of how to use the Road Map, see the Strategy Centre article Help Shape the Future of the IRP with the IRP Road Map.

There are three things we’d encourage you to do when you are adding suggestions:

  • When you’re adding your suggestion, please ensure that it has not already been requested by another user. If it has, simply add a comment and give it a ‘like’ to bump it up the list.
  • If you’re adding a new suggestion, try to explain in detail how this will benefit your company sales and/or efficiencies. The more detail you about the feature here the better. It will allow IRP Commerce to evaluate the suggestion without extra information and it will also be clearer for other IRP users and encourage them to place their vote against the suggestion.
  • Once you’ve added your suggestions, circulate the IRP Road Map suggestions link throughout your company team. If other members of your company review all suggestions on a regular basis and vote for those that are key to your company, their visibility will be raised for IRP Commerce to review.

We hope that you find the above information helpful and we look forward to your suggestions to help keep improving the IRP.

Comments

Anonymous - Good article Chris. The IRP is trying to be as open as possible with Development outside of RnD. There is some great development in progress and this area of the IRP World will continue to improve.
09 Dec 2016 12:47
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