ITerating, a free Wiki-based software guide covering open source, commercial and hosted software, has announced the addition of a Feature Matrix, designed to allow users to dynamically create customized, side-by-side feature comparisons of software solutions. Users can use the feature matrices to evaluate software solutions and make product selection decisions. With this addition, ITerating is designed to allow users to search across all software types, find detailed product information, read user reviews, and create and share comparative matrices.
The ITerating Feature Matrix provides a list of products within a product class and is designed to allow the user to select products for comparison. All of the information contained within the matrix is editable using ITerating's online interface, which does not require knowledge of HTML. Users can create or edit product features and build a matrix specifically tailored to their needs. Once the products and features are selected, a customized Feature Matrix is dynamically created within seconds. The Feature Matrix offers web developers, IT managers, and programmers a resource for creating customized software comparisons that can be freely shared with an online community. Using ITerating's dynamic matrix builder, users can create comparative charts on demand, reusing content on the site or adding more. Users can also share a customized matrix with their internal team or colleagues by copying it into an email, slide, or document. ITerating's content is predominantly user-generated, providing non-biased information and reviews to users. The site uses an approval process similar to Wikipedia designed to ensure the accuracy of all content submitted.