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Anybody uses the casedetective.
Is it usefull and does it work?
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
If you have some SQL savy and take a look at this page( ), you should be able to figure out how to write you're own reports.  If you don't care to figure that stuff out then Case Detective might be useful for you.  But you don't need to take my word for it, download the product (free 30 day trial) and take a look.  I just finished evaluating it and I can't see a need for it since I can write these queries myself which saves my company $70 a license.
David Taylor
Thursday, January 19, 2006
I've tried not responding to this topic, but I just can't help myself, sorry!


Yep, there are definitely users of CaseDetective, sales are ahead of what I expected, which is nice. I guess that also shows that some people are finding it useful enough to purchase.

As David said, why not give it a try, it's got a full 30 days usage free trial period, and a 90 day money back guarantee.


Sorry to hear that you decided not to purchase. May I ask, was there anything in particular that turned you away?

I will just make a comment that as you pointed out David, some people might not have the SQL skills of yourself to be able to mirror the FogBugz filters and create reports. Some people are more than happy to be able to create working filters in FogBugz and then use CaseDetective to get a better view of their data.

And some people may find it more economical to be able to simply use their currently working FogBugz filters through CaseDetective rather than spend even a couple of hours writing the SQL and testing it. If your staff are costing $100 per hour and CaseDetective only costs $70, some might feel it's a bargain!

But then I am rather biased! :-)

Hopefully you'll take another look at CaseDetective when the next version comes out, you or others you work with may find something worth taking another look at it for.
Ian M. Jones (CaseDetective) Send private email
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Could I know how many users you already got?
And could I speak to some of them?
NewUser Send private email
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Hi NewUser,

I'd rather not disclose how many customers I have at the moment, sorry.

Some of my customers are members of the CaseDetective yahoo! group/mailing list, so you could ask there.

If you don't have or want a Yahoo! user id, then you can join it simply by sending an email to "casedetective-subscribe at yahoogroups dot com" and then send your question to "casedetective at yahoogroups dot com".

We also have a forum at but it hasn't taken off yet.

My customers seem to be quite shy, they tend to prefer to talk to me directly to ask their questions rather than to groups or forums. Which you're more than welcome to also do, either by my linked personal email address on this post or through "support at imijsoft dot com".
Ian M. Jones (CaseDetective) Send private email
Friday, January 20, 2006
Ian -

When do you expect the next version of CaseDetective to come out and what improvements will there be.  I did find that the program was easy to use and convenient, but to buy 8-10 copies of it at $70 a piece doesn't make sense if 1 developer could create those queries from SQL and then modify the username in order to get different user's info.  Maybe I should look at the product a bit more, but I didn't see how it gave me anything different than what FogBugz already gives me in it's filter options.  It appeard to just be a different view of the same data.  Feel free to email me when a new version comes out as I would like to re-evaluate it at that point.
David Taylor Send private email
Friday, January 20, 2006
Hi David,

I'm expecting to have v1.1 out within a couple of months, but that isn't set in stone.

As for improvements, I'd rather not say at the moment as things could change between now and release.

I'll be sure to drop you a line when the next version is released, I'll no doubt post to this forum too.
Ian M. Jones (CaseDetective) Send private email
Friday, January 20, 2006

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