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Recent Campaigns from Kovair for Customer Updates on Various Topics


Bipin ShahDear Friends of Kovair:

Thank you for reading this special edition of Kovair blog.  We are summarizing here the customer communication campaigns we have run over the last 8 months in a format that will allow you to peruse this summary with a specific topic of interest from these 13 communications.  Topics vary quite a bit based on the integration of ALM tools that we are focusing on or migration of data between tools or Kovair Dashboards and how they help Senior Management for any development organization.

So, please review the list of the 13 items below and click on the item of your interest and read the details on that topic in the document that will be displayed.

To respect the value of your time, the details do not exceed a single page summary.  For any further questions please review the relevant material on our website under the Resource section or write to marketing@kovair.com.

Again, thank you for your interest in Kovair.

Sincerely

Bipin Shah

CEO and Chairman

1. Integrating Cloud based ITSM with ALM Tools for ServiceNow Users

Dear,

Automating cloud based IT Service Management and creating connectivity between ITSM processes and other ALM, PPM tools or processes are of paramount importance for productivity gains and customer responsiveness.

Enterprises using ServiceNow – the enterprise IT cloud solution, and other heterogeneous tool stack need to ensure that their service desk team and development team are always synched with each other and that they work on same set of artifacts real-time from the comfort of their own tools’ environment.

Kovair Integration Adapter for ServiceNow bridges the gaps between your development and operation teams and makes your investment for ServiceNow more valuable. Kovair Omnibus Integration Platform integrates ServiceNow cloud solution with a wide range of 45+ on-premise ALM tools, such as JIRA, QC, TFS and RTC as well as cloud-based Applications like Salesforce.

ServiceNow integration

Fig: ServiceNow Integration with Other ALM Tools Through Kovair Omnibus

You can email us or view a standard demo to understand the workflow and key benefits of this integration. We would be happy to provide you with the right solutions. If you are a BMC Remedy user instead of ServiceNow, the same integration support is also available with Kovair Omnibus.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

2. Collaboration Between Help Desk and Development Teams in Your Organization

Dear,

Introducing an integrated ALM and ITSM strategy that can enhance team collaboration and bridge disjointed ITSM processes like incident, problem, change, and configuration management with a unified system that is adopting DevOps.

Remedy Integration

Kovair Remedy Integration Adapter integrates BMC Remedy ITSM Suite with various ALM tools such as Rally, QC, Perforce, JIRA, connected to Kovair Omnibus platform, and thus supports ALM-ITSM convergence.

Example Use Case: The following diagram explains that, when Remedy, Rally and Perforce are integrated through Kovair Omnibus, a Ticket raised by a Customer in Remedy Help Desk automatically flows into the Rally as a user story where developer fixes the code, checks in the File info to Perforce or any other preferred configuration management tool and then notifies the Help Desk Manager on the resolution of the Ticket.

Remedy EDM Diagram

Fig: Help Desk and Development Team Convergence with Kovair Omnibus

Learn more about how Kovair Omnibus can increase the value of your Remedy investment and integrate Service Desk application with other development and DevOps tools to deliver a complete customer solution. You may also download the PDF version of the adapter datasheet for more specific information.

For any questions, email us or schedule a demo. We would be happy to provide you with the right solutions.
Kovair is the TAP Premier Partner of BMC Software and provides integrations aligned with BMC Remedy. To know more about the technology alliance, visit this page.

BMC_TAP_Premier_Partner

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

3. Integrated Test Management Solution with Kovair

Dear,

Managing Test Scenarios using multi-vendor and open source tools has been a major impediment for organizations that are seeking to integrate with other modules of ALM. In addition, prioritizing and implementing test automation strategy in multi-tools environment is a major bottleneck for most development groups.

It is important that organizations use a flexible and comprehensive Test Management platform that tightly integrates with other ALM modules as well as provides integration support for other manual and test automation tools like QTP, Selenium, TestLink and others.

Kovair Test Management solution with its proprietary Omnibus Integration Platform overcomes all these challenges and enhances operational capabilities of your Test team.

Integrated Test Management

Kovair’s Integrated Test Management Framework ensures that your Test team is in sync with business analysts, developers, and other stakeholders throughout the project and can perform the entire Test Management steps with a unified framework with multiple tools of their choice.

Visit our Test Management page to learn more about Kovair’s capabilities. You may also download Kovair Test Management brochure for reference.

For any questions, email us or schedule a demo. We would be happy to provide you with the right solutions.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

4. DOORS Next Gen 4.0.5 Integration Adapter Released for Kovair Omnibus

Dear,

After the successful release of Rational DOORS adapter for IBM Jazz users, Kovair Omnibus has now extended its integration support for DOORS Next Gen 4.0.5 – the next generation Requirements Management tool from IBM Rational.

Kovair has built an OSLC wrapper around its Omnibus that enables all the tools already connected to the Omnibus to be exposed as “OSLC Service Providers”. Any OSLC enabled Consumer tool like IBM DOORS Next Gen can now connect to variety of ALM tools including HP Quality Center, Microsoft TFS and Atlassian JIRA through OSLC linking and thus foster better collaboration among stakeholders.

Learn more about our DOORS Next Gen 4.0.5 Integration solution to understand how Kovair supports you in connecting DOORS Next Gen with rest of the software delivery tools. You may also download the PDF version of the adapter datasheet for reference.

For any questions regarding your current integration requirements, email us or schedule a demo. We would be happy to provide you with the right solutions.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

5. Synchronization and Migration between ALM Tools - Kovair Webinar on 8th May

Our effort with Application Integrations has been to continuously improve the productivity of software stakeholders. Because, we strongly believe that choice of tools may be conditional, but integrations between tools should never be.

We understand the challenges globally distributed teams face while using best-of-breed ALM tools from multiple vendors. This could be related to integration technology being used or not used, tool-specific complexity and configurability, cross-tool visibility, process automation and cross-tool reporting. Migration and synchronization of artifacts from one tool family to another has also attained much importance for several reasons.

Join our webinar “Synchronization and Migration between ALM Tools – The Value Propositions” on 8th May and address all your concerns related to application integration and tool migration.

Presenter: Soumanil Chowdhury, Manager– Solutions and Services, Kovair Software Inc.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 5:00 PM IST

We will discuss:
• The benefits of migrating and synchronizing ALM tools
• The essentials of tool migration and synchronization
• How to maintain artifact records and their interrelationships during tool migration
• Integration flow between HP QC, TFS and MTM
• How to build unified TFS repository for all ALM assets – Requirements, Project Management, Development, Test, Build
• How to execute QTP Test Scripts from Microsoft Test Manager
For more details, click here.

If you cannot attend, please do register so that we can send you the webinar recording.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

6. How to Migrate and Sync HPQC to TFS and MTM with The Kovair Omnibus

Dear,

Cost saving, better team collaboration, productivity gains, process efficiency, there could be many reasons to switch over. The most important elements are the cross-tool visibility and the flexibility you need while migrating and syncing data between two tools.

Kovair Omnibus makes this tool migration a simple affair. In fact, Microsoft too has recognized Kovair’s capability in tool migration and synchronization from HPQC to TFS and MTM in a press release.

Read this document and see this video to understand how Kovair migrates and syncs HPQC artifacts and their interrelationships to TFS, and then supports manual and automated testing from Microsoft Test Manager.

You may also schedule a live demo for quick evaluation. We appreciate your feedback on this Kovair initiative.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

7. Top 10 ITSM Views of 2014 from Kovair ITSM Expert

Dear,

Modern IT Service Management is of common interest to everybody, but only a few know how to practice it in true measure.

How do you to adopt new technologies to automate ITSM and keep track of process workflows better?

How do you integrate existing ITSM solutions with third party tools, mobile devices and keep processes in sync with technological advancements? How could you switch to customized ITSM solutions from out-of-the-box standard solutions with minimum effort?

Kovair’s ITSM expert, Ashok Srivastava in a recent interview by Sophie Danby, the Director of Online Communications, SysAid has shared valuable tips on these. Read the post to learn the ITSM trend in next 10 years and the top 5 principles for successful ITSM implementation.

You may email us or call us to gather more information on Kovair’s customized ITSM solutions. We would be happy to show you this through a live demonstration.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

8. Kovair Dashboards Helping Senior Managers Track Product Releases

Dear,

Dashboard is one of the most effective tools that CIOs, Business Managers and Executives often use for real-time information tracking. However, does your current project management software allow you to configure dashboards as per the changing business needs?

Does your dashboard span across all the phases of an application lifecycle and give you a consolidated report across all the entities real-time? Do you know if your current project management software provides you with all the necessary dashboard features and facilities?

Read this blog “How Senior Management can Track Product Releases Using Kovair Dashboards” to understand how Kovair allows creation of customized dashboards using various types of gadgets and thus helps senior managers in decision-making process.

You may email us or call us to gather more information on Kovair’s dashboard capability. We would be happy to show you this through a live demonstration.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

9. Predictive Metrics in Integrated ALM - Kovair Webinar on 6th March

Dear,

Are you getting consolidated reports and real-time metrics during application development in an integrated tool environment? Wouldn’t it be great if you could use the live data to monitor and improve quality of your software product, while being developed?

Join our webinar to enhance your knowledge about predictive actionable metrics and learn how reports and analytics can be obtained for your ALM process.

Webinar Topic: Predictive Metrics in Integrated ALM

Date & Time: 6th March, 2014, Thursday, 5.00 p.m IST

Featured Speaker: Puranjoy Chatterjee, Director – Product Solutions, Kovair Software

If you cannot attend, please do register so that we can send you the webinar recording.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

10. Recent Integration Adapters/Connectors Released by Kovair - Quick Look

Dear,

Kovair believes that the more we integrate development tools, the better we deliver software products. We understand customers’ pain points in unifying disparate ALM tools and therefore continuously expand our tool integration capabilities.

Keeping with this, the Kovair Omnibus team has released a few new adapters recently. These are for Git, GitHub, Gerrit integration, MS Outlook integration, and TestLink integration.

Please view the adapter datasheets contained in the above links to understand how Kovair supports you in connecting with best-of-breed ALM tools. You may also download their PDF versions for references.

For any questions regarding your current integration requirements, email us or schedule a demo. We would be happy to provide you with the right solutions.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

11. Increase Productivity by Integrating Outlook with Your ALM Tools

Dear,

Wouldn’t it be great if you could manage all your application development tasks right from your Microsoft Outlook? Yes, by integrating Outlook with your other ALM tools, you can increase team productivity and convenience manifold.

The Omnibus team at Kovair has recently created this integration solution and is delighted to share a blog on this topic – “Increase Productivity by Integrating Outlook with Your ALM Tools”.

Please review the blog and contact Kovair for further information on this capability that you should consider for your development environment! We would be happy to answer your questions as well receive your feedback.

You may download the Outlook Integration Adapter at http://www.kovair.com/adapters/outlook-integration/ and schedule a demo.

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

12. How Kovair’s Eclipse Plug-in Works for Developers – A Recent Update

Dear,

We are pleased to share our new blog release on “Unifying Development Tools with Kovair’s Eclipse Plug-in”, contributed by a Kovair Solutions Engineer.

Please review the blog to get a better understanding of the Kovair Eclipse Plug-in’s capabilities for your software development needs. We welcome your feedback and comments!

Post Link: http://www.kovair.com/blog/unifying-development-tools-with-kovairs-eclipse-plug-in

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

13. New Year Wishes from Kovair - Omnibus Team

 

2014 Greetings from Kovair

Best Regards,

Patty Brown
Marketing Coordinator
www.kovair.com

Kovair Software is a software product company specializing in the domain of Application Lifecycle Management - ALM solutions and supports global software development and management. Kovair's focus on integrating third-party best-of-breed ALM tools enables creation of applications in a synchronized tools environment.