Janos Koppany, Co-Founder & CEOWith the rapid variance in business needs, the process of application development impels agile and holistic approaches to ensure on-time and economical delivery of software products. Organizations are in tandem with the new development methodologies and use various open source tools within Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) arena to build a product in agile manner. However, the usage of a variety of tools does not help the cause of achieving code traceability, while the siloed efforts fail to ensure procedural transparency. In its pursuit to expedite the process of application development, Intland Software provides a fully web-based codeBeamer ALM solution to collaborate and manage application lifecycle and comply with regulations.
codeBeamer—a hallmark of Intland— encompasses demand management, requirements management, software and hardware development, quality analysis, and test management. “We designed codeBeamer ALM to ensure our customers’ success in developing safe, reliable, and high quality mission-critical products,” states Janos Koppany, Co- Founder and CEO, Intland. Intland has incorporated requirements management features in codeBeamer to empower developers to define, re-use, share, and manage requirements, and collaborate with internal as well as external contributors through the customizable requirements tracker. Users can leverage codeBeamer’s capabilities for their existing development environment with REST API support and integrate with JIRA, ReqIF, Enterprise Architect, MATLAB Simulink and IBM DOORS with ease. codeBeamer’s advanced workflows inject security into the process customization and thus only authorized personnel can change or add requirements.
Intland’s comprehensive ALM suite irons out complexities in software development after conquering the challenges in requirements management. A single central repository establishes a relationship between all work items throughout the application lifecycle and ensures end-to-end traceability. codeBeamer’s flexible architecture supports agile, waterfall, and agile-waterfall hybrid development process and code versions can be controlled via systems such as Git, SVN, Mercurial, and CVS.Customizable dashboards furnish in-time information about the status of application development and the project manager tracks the status of incidents and change requests. Not only the code and stages of development, but also the entire team can be aligned with pre-configured processes.
We designed codeBeamer ALM to ensure our customers’ success in developing safe, reliable, and high quality mission-critical products
The success of an application lies in thorough quality analysis and testing and codeBeamer ensures this by enduing the developer with agile testing capability. The ALM suite creates a communication channel between developers and customers through user-friendly dashboards. Subsequently, the client harnesses the power of DevOps on the account of continuous testing, integration, and deployment capabilities.
In the journey so far, codeBeamer’s capabilities have enabled clients from medical, automotive, aviation, finance, and government sector to improve ALM processes within the framework of regulatory compliances. In one of the instances, Medtronic’s Neuromodulation department was using JIRA, VersionOne, PTC Integrity and several other tools to manage ALM and agile requirements. However, amalgamating development, testing, and release processes had become an uphill task. To overcome the situation, the company sought a tool to manage the relationships that existed between customer needs, product requirements, product design, tests, source code, and verification and validation efforts. Intland’s codeBeamer assisted the client integrate the development efforts of 250 developers, increase the pace of software development and innovation, comply with federal regulations, and ameliorate product quality.
“We’re seeing increasing demand for ALM systems across several industry sectors,” states Koppany. Helping the clients in safety-critical industries is the forte of Intland and its leadership looks forward to helping companies in Internet of Things (IoT) arena. “Our ALM system codeBeamer can be connected to IoT devices, and is able to integrate the different processes involved in the engineering, development, change, release, and operation lifecycles of these devices,” concludes Koppany.