Reasons to Choose Kovair as Your ALM Partner
Kovair Integrated ALM provides you a centralized web based integrated platform that helps you in having an end-to-end visibility on the entire application or product development. The stakeholders while remaining in their existing external tools can still collaborate in a real-time manner. This helps organizations to make the development process faster with better quality.
High Level Architecture:
Kovair delivers custom configured solutions or pre-configured out of the box applications like ALM and ITSM. These applications are configured on the Kovair application platform that allows users to replicate their entire lifecycle story in the system.
Define Your Objects and Relationships
Kovair does not restrict or forces you to change your way of working and abides by the configuration of the tool you use. With the unique capability of creating different objects and defining the relationships between them, Kovair gives the flexibility of configuring the solution as per your existing working model.
Anytime Anywhere Access
Kovair’s configurable IT Process Automation System provides a framework to define and follow software processes whether it is a Software Product Development, an eService Project or even Software Maintenance or IT Projects. Its Omniprocess Automation system has all the special features needed for the ALM workflow or the workflows required for software life-cycle management.The built-in graphical workflow designer and powerful workflow engine lets you define and execute processes spanning across multiple tools. Kovair helps in adapting flexible and customizable workflows easily instead of getting forced to follow the configured out-of-the-box workflow.
Ensure 100% Uptime
The Kovair system is able to withstand major hardware or software failure without the loss of availability. This also applies during routine maintenance. Outside of planned maintenance, the system must be available 99% of the time when averaged out over the course of a month.
Count on Performance:
In Kovair, Performance criteria have been considered in terms of maximum response times, which are pretty less compared to industry standards. The response times are end-to-end, from the point the request is submitted to the point where the page is substantially loaded such that all the relevant information is in the browser, even if some images or extra information are still downloading.
Scale Up and Scale Down with Ease
The Web Servers hosting the Kovair application and the Omnibus adapters can be placed under a load balancing mechanism thus enhancing the performance while accommodating for a higher number of users. The system has been designed in such a way that there is no dependence on any web server session – hence ensuring that there will be no issues even if consequent requests from the same client reaches different physical servers.
Rest Assured with High Level Security
Security and Vulnerability assessment of Kovair web application and Omnibus Adapters have been performed to meet customer expectations. Common security threats have been taken care of while designing and developing the applications. The entire framework can be run on SSL ensuring further security. No confidential information is stored in clear text in any part of the system. The Omnibus integration framework can run under Integrated Windows Security.
Defects (if found) at the customer end are given highest priority and are delivered in a way that has minimum down-time. Change Requests coming in from the customers are analyzed carefully for impacts before they are incorporated in the system. The design of the application and adapters are layered in such a manner that it is easy to maintain and deliver changes. Only the affected component may be replaced when a bug fix or change request (depending on impacts) is delivered.
Web Based Central Repository:
Kovair is a 100% web based solution. This allows geographically distributed stakeholders to work on the same source of information and also eliminates the need of any client side installation. It enhances both internal and external collaboration between stakeholders.
Do proper project planning and stop possible bottlenecks before it actually happens. With the help of Kovair task scheduler, project calendar, resource availability, and workload it is much easier to plan and control the application development from beginning till end.
Kovair has built-in capability of online review by the stakeholders. All the stakeholders can participate in a collaborative review process and ask questions, give their comments and votes for the feature, thus ensuring quality right from the beginning of the project. Being a web based solution; Kovair gives users 24/7 access to the application.
Kovair does not restrict or force you to change your way of working and abides by the configuration of the tool. With the unique capability of creating different objects and defining the relationships between them, Kovair gives the flexibility of configuring the solution as per your existing working model.Kovair allows you to create business solutions through a codeless procedure that involves only drag and drop configuration. This facility allows you to configure the attributes, layouts, ways of viewing and filtering through simple mouse clicks.
Ensure End to End Coverage
Kovair allows multiple types of relations, including custom ones, between artifacts, enabling you to create logical links (‘depending’, ‘affecting’, and ‘bi-directional’) between them and view them in a number of visualizing tools. Along with integration it also allows you to establish relationship between cross tool artifacts thus enabling you to view a total end to coverage. Using the relationships between artifacts, Kovair also allows assessing the impact of change before actually implementing it and keeping all the stakeholders in sync with real-time data. It provides you with a methodical and controlled process for managing the changes that inevitably occur during application development.
Fully Integrated with your existing tools
Kovair Omnibus Integration technology with its SOA based ESB architecture integrates and orchestrates best-of-breed, open source, legacy and homegrown tools.These tools can cater to cross functional domains like ALM, Operations and IT. Kovair has close to 50 out-of-the-box integrations with leading third-party ALM tools from all major vendors such as IBM Rational, HP, Microsoft, Atlassian, BMC and others. The integration capability of Kovair allows organizations to establish the entire story of ALM, PPM, and DevOps keeping all your tool usage intact.
Cross Tool Metrics:
Using Kovair you can generate all the necessary metrics as per the roles and responsibilities of the users. Live real-time dashboards and reports deliver all the key metrics to the stakeholders as and when needed. Kovair supports reports and documents of various kinds using multiple reporting options such as HTML, Excel, Crystal Reports, and Word Reporting.
Deepened Change Management
Change is inevitable in today’s world of application development. Kovair provides a much deepened facility of managing change. It allows users to analyze impacts of a change before it actually gets implemented.
Kovair has a full blown capability of Test Management. The test management capability of Kovair helps to manage and execute manual test cases. By using the bi-directional integration of Kovair with tools like Selenium and QTP, Kovair also supports test automation. With these enriched test management, end to end cross tool traceability, real-time collaboration, and metrics for tracking application development progress, Kovair helps organizations to ensure quality right from the time of conception till delivery.