ALMComplete 9.6 offers major enhancements to application lifecycle management tools - Embedded.com

ALMComplete 9.6 offers major enhancements to application lifecycle management tools

ALMComplete 9.6 is the latest release of SmartBear Software's application lifecycle management tool. It includes DevComplete and QAComplete, and adds additional features that improve visibility and efficiency through online task boards, and enables customer collaboration through customizable support management micro-sites.

ALMComplete 9.6 simplifies the management of building software and empowers teams to be more efficient and better collaborate. End-to-end traceability for defects submitted directly by customers via customizable support ticket micro-sites and new task boards enable ‘just-enough’ information for development teams to remain agile and on track.

ALMComplete 9.6 includes capabilities for cross-project task management, customer support incident tracking, and test automation, with the following new features and enhancements:

Cross Project Task Management
The new Task Board gives developers the ability to organize all of their assigned tasks and identify critical or delayed items. The simple to use “drag & drop” interface enables developers to reprioritize tasks just like sticky notes on a white board to stay on track whether in or out of the office.


Support Management

Improved self-service management and customization of Support Ticket micro-sites enable clients to create, manage and customize the branding and layout of the web pages they use to track customer service issues and defects. Tracking what issues must move to development versus which can be easily managed by support also improves customer satisfaction and reduces support calls.

Automated Testing
A new automation scheduler allows development teams to schedule TestComplete or HP QuickTest Professional (QTP) tests to automatically run during off hours or between builds, then view results in the Test Cases Dashboard. Supports automated testing with scripts residing locally or on network shares.

Additional enhancements include an Active Directory integration that improves security by allowing companies to maintain all their passwords in Active Directory, reducing the need for duplicate passwords and user setup within ALMComplete. In addition, new reporting capabilities include improved project management reporting of key KPI (Key Performance Indicators) with personalized dashboards and the ability to schedule reports to run with distribution via email.

For a complete list of new features and enhancements, please visit: smartbear.com/almcomplete/whats-new/.

Availability
ALMComplete 9.6 (including DevComplete and QAComplete) is available immediately as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or on-premise. A free trial is available at www.smartbear.com/almcomplete. To view a feature and pricing comparison table with DevComplete and QAComplete, visit smartbear.com/products/alm-dev-qa-feature-comparison/.

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