Improve the software lifecycle with this workflow application development system
IBM® Rational® ClearQuest® is a fully customizable database workflow application development and production system. It provides flexible change and defect tracking, customizable processes, near real-time reporting and lifecycle traceability for better visibility and control of the software development lifecycle. IBM Rational ClearQuest provides scalable, multiplatform support to any size organization so you can continue to customize processes as your development needs evolve.
IBM Rational ClearQuest helps to:
- Enhance software quality with built-in defect and change-tracking capabilities.
- Customize and automate workflows for greater efficiency and predictability.
- Simplify compliance management with tools that help you efficiently manage compliance processes and track approvals.
- Gain visibility into projects with near real-time reports for better decision making.
- Exploit enhanced integrations with several other IBM lifecycle products.
Enhance software quality
- Improves project visibility and control with near real-time, consolidated reporting and process enforcement.
- Provides control over new feature and capability rollouts among user groups and communities.
- Facilitates more effective change management with improvements in performance, usability, integration and security.
- Helps to eliminate software errors that occur because of manual processes and handoffs, miscommunication and inconsistent information.
- Provides closed-loop change management that delivers better project control and helps to improve software quality.
Customize and automate workflows
- Enhances team communication and coordination with automated workflows.
- Helps to control and enforce development processes—from requirements definition through production—to help improve team communication and coordination.
- Provides a streamlined process that can lead to faster and more frequent test cycles, allowing you to detect errors earlier in the software delivery cycle.
- Creates repeatable, enforceable, predictable processes. Workflows are ready for immediate use and can be customized.
- Helps to improve team communication and coordination; automated workflows and e-mail notification help to ensure that appropriate team members are alerted when action is required.
Simplify compliance management
- Simplifies compliance with access control, electronic signatures, repeatable processes, audit trails and lifecycle traceability.
- Speeds software delivery with integrated, automated end-to-end processes.
- Enables you to view the associations of requirements and the status of your test planning, test authoring and test execution activities using queries and reports.
- Extends traceability across the entire software delivery lifecycle by linking requirements, code, build records, test cases, deployment records and other development assets.
- Manages the full range of testing activities, from planning to execution to the capture and analysis of test results.
Gain visibility into projects with near real-time reports
- Allows you to customize and enforce consistent development processes and achieve an integrated, consolidated view across the project.
- Gives you insight into your processes with support for querying, charting and reporting. Distribution, trend and aging charts help you to visualize complex data.
- Creates form fields whose content is dependent upon the value set in another field on the form, and updates the dependent fields after a field is changed.
- Supports thousands of users working across dozens of sites.
Exploit enhanced integrations
- Integrates with IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management Suite and third-party tools, including HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Atlassian JIRA, for a complete ALM solution.
- Integrates with IBM Rational Portfolio Manager software to align project information with information across the portfolio to help you make more informed business decisions.
- Integrates with IBM Rational ProjectConsole™ software, which provides a near real-time graphical dashboard to view and analyze overall project trends.
- Integrates with the Microsoft Project application to help you better manage schedules and resources.
- Integrates with IBM Rational ClearCase® and IBM Tivoli® Provisioning Manager software for deployment automation.
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