IMO, VIPM provides a lot of nice packaging building and installation features, which do benefit users and provide a compelling reason for them to upgrade to LabVIEW 8.2 (or newer).
I'm afraid that working in a large international organisation kinda prohibits the arbitrary update to LabView 8.2, regardless of how many nice features are included. It's a shame you impose this constraint, as this seems like an excellent solution for us. But alas...
Edit: Sorry, it was Tortoise I was referring to. I arrived in this thread through a search for older LV versions.
Edited by dogfight, 24 March 2011 - 02:15 PM.