Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Directory Manager is finally here!

Last year some friends and I went in to the software business. We have been selling the self service tool Directory Update now for a year and have gone through 4 versions worth of improvements and customer suggestions. Directory Update is a web-based, self-service solution that allows users to update their own information in the Active Directory. We originally designed it as a replacement for Microsoft's GALMOD. I wish I could say we were getting rich, but it has been a fun experience and I now have a LOT more empathy for software companies!

We have heard from a number of customers that Directory Update works great in some situations, but there are some attributes that they would rather a designated user (such as a receptionist or Human Resources) update rather than the end user. For the last few months, we have been working to get a new product released we call Directory Manager. Directory Manager allows a designated user the permissions to update other user's information through a web-based interface that functions similarly to Directory Update.

As with Directory Update, the administrator can configure drop-down lists with valid data and they can configure regular expression (REGEX) validation for phone numbers. Directory Manager costs US$469 per Active Directory domain which makes it by far the cheapest solution of its type on the market.



At 8:48 AM, Blogger Mark Watts said...

Congrats Jim!

Sounds like a great product is getting even better.


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