SmartBear Software Enhances Application Lifecycle Management Tools

Customizable user interface, simplified administrative capabilities among new features

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SmartBear Software today announced ALMComplete 9.6, the latest release of its application lifecycle management tool. ALMComplete 9.6 enhancements (which also include DevComplete and QAComplete) add additional features for distributed development teams and project managers, improving visibility and efficiency through online task boards, and customer collaboration through customizable support management micro-sites.

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

  • New task board: The new task board lets developers organize all of their assigned tasks and identify critical or delayed items. The drag-and-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.

  • Customizable customer support ticket micro-sites: The 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.

  • New automation scheduler: 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 allows companies to maintain all their passwords in Active Directory. 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 e-mail.

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