Largest Provider of Commercial Smalltalk
Cincom is one of the largest commercial providers of Smalltalk, with twice as many partners and customers than other commercial providers.

Tom Nies

Our Road Map

With an open ear to our customers and the Smalltalk community, as well as our own engineering and support staff, we continue to make changes to our software.

Why People Choose Smalltalk

Developing applications with Cincom Smalltalk:
  • Cuts the complexities that complicate software development.
  • Accelerates potential for profitable growth.
  • Helps users create value at the lowest possible risk.
  • Assures the fastest return on investment. 

Cincom Smalltalk Product Management Goals

  1. Keep improving and advancing our Smalltalk products:
    • New Operating Systems
    • Standards
    • Customer needs
  2. Respond to customer needs through:
    • Listening to customers
    • Customer involvement
    • Customer user stories
    • Customer/community mini-survey responsese
  3. Help attract NEW users to Smalltalk

Cincom Smalltalk Product Management Themes

  1. “Flow”
    • “Flow” is a state of mind where focus, productivity and performance go off the charts
    • Developers want to take Smalltalk to the next level, at flow state productivity
  2. API
    Experienced Smalltalk customers customize their environment, workbench tools, and application production to be exactly what they need for maximum effectiveness and productivity … Any new work should consider and accommodate:
    • The GUI
    • The Browser
    • … You tell us!
  3. Compatibility and Upgrading
    • Product Management position:
      1. Reduce risk by being on modern, supported releases
      2. Provide as much compatibility as makes sense while moving the product forward 
    • Product Management mantra:  If you make the customer change code, make the benefits clearly worth the investment

Cincom Smalltalk: Future Direction

  • Incremental improvements (Compatibility)
  • Infrastructure upgrades (Compatibility)
  • Respond to customer needs
  • Improve productivity
  • Improve API