Hello Bill, and The David Allen Company Community:
Please find below the response I received today from NetCentrics regarding the Open Letter that Bill wrote. I hope this will clear up any confusion, as neither NetCentrics or The David Allen Company has yet had the opportunity to speak in any way to Bill about this material.
Thanks for your patience!
We were not at all offended by Mr. Kratz's poll--in fact we were looking forward to seeing the results ourselves.
We did not engage in a ballot stuffing campaign on our behalf. We have people in various locations, including our main two offices. Of the 40 people at NetCentrics,we know of seven people who voted on the poll. Several people voted twice because the first time they clicked they did not get a response so they clicked again.
We have been using the product since its alpha version last January. We find it to be a great tool to get things done and the votes were honest. If a few people from our organization did not vote, we would have been surprised. That being said, we'd be happy for Mr. Katz to remove our votes and continue with the poll. We will direct our staff not to vote.
We encourage people to find alternate ways to use Outlook to get things done and certainly encourage Mr. Kratz in his quest to find better ways to do things using the GTD methodology and promote the use of Outlook as a personal productivity tool. We agree that Outlook is a great tool to use for personal and corporate productivity. We certainly were not annoyed with the poll and did not attempt to "tamper" with the results. We believe that the more people who implement the David Allen Getting Things Done methodology and collaborate, the better the results for all of us and we are glad when people like Mr. Kratz take the time and effort to share their results with others.
It is our stated policy on our support forum that posts not dealing with product support or features will be removed. Feedback indicating problems or improvements to the product are welcome; however, if a post does not relate to the product it will be removed, per the support forum policy and purpose.