Application Maintenance & Development

January 23, 2020 Perforce Helix ALM Integrates Requirements, Test, and Issue Management

Perforce Helix ALM is a suite of integrated products that centralizes and manages requirements, testing, and issue artifacts.

January 20, 2020 Aha! and Azure DevOps – Working Together, Sprinting Together

Aha! has improved its integration with Azure DevOps to improve release and sprint visibility for both developers and stakeholders.

January 17, 2020 SugarCRM Rolls Out Fall ’19 Release With Savvy Improvements to Collaboration and Self-Service Capabilities

SugarCRM – a well-established player in the market for CRM platforms – recently rolled out its Fall 2019 release. From a functional perspective, the release does a good job advancing SugarCRM’s capabilities in the areas of self-service, collaboration, and sales automation.

January 17, 2020 ALM Works Extends Its Structure.Gantt Capabilities

ALM Works’ Structure.Gantt extends Jira’s and Structure’s data to better manage timelines, dependencies, and resources.

January 17, 2020 SAP Makes Moves Into the Cloud Contact Center Space With an Eye to Enhance Omnichannel Service Delivery

SAP’s Digital Interconnect Group recently announced the launch of SAP Contact Center 365. In conjunction with its incumbent solutions for customer experience – particularly SAP Service Cloud – the move expands the viability of SAP as an end-to-end technology partner for contact center and customer service enablement.

January 17, 2020 SAP Makes Moves Into the Cloud Contact Center Space With an Eye to Enhance Omnichannel Service Delivery

SAP’s Digital Interconnect Group recently announced the launch of SAP Contact Center 365. In conjunction with its incumbent solutions for customer experience – particularly SAP Service Cloud – the move expands the viability of SAP as an end-to-end technology partner for contact center and customer service enablement.

January 16, 2020 Visure Makes Requirements Accessible to All Stakeholders

In order to combat technical challenges with accessing requirements, Visure has released a new web-based interface for reviewing requirements.

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 15, 2020 Focus Product Delivery on the Customer With VisionFlow

Visionera’s VisionFlow provides a centralized platform to develop, maintain, and support applications and products through CRM- and service-management-oriented approaches. It supports Agile, waterfall, and hybrid development methodologies.

January 14, 2020 Sakai 19.3 Maintenance Released

This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.

January 10, 2020 Salesforce Broadens Its Vertical Strategy With Dedicated Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds

Salesforce recently announced the introduction of two new vertical-specialized solutions: Consumer Goods Cloud and Manufacturing Cloud. The introduction is a clear signal that Salesforce is pushing ahead with its approach to create industry-specialized versions of its popular Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service solutions.

January 09, 2020 Simplify Manual Testing With Testpad

Manual testing still has its merits today. However, it is often viewed as laborious and time consuming. Testpad simplifies this experience.

January 09, 2020 NFRs – The Overlooked, Critical Requirements Type

When teams are refining their product backlog, the focus is usually around new features (functional requirements) and sometimes technical debt. Yet when it comes to user frustration and organizational risk, non-functional requirements (NFRs) can be far more important.

January 09, 2020 Endava Releases Q4 FY2019 and FY2019 Earnings

Endava has released its Q4 FY2019 and FY2019 earnings, marking its first year as a public company on the NYSE.

January 08, 2020 Use Your Corporate Blog to Provide Value, Not Self-Promotion

Your blog is more than a place to advertise new features, it’s an opportunity to provide real value to your target audience. Value builds trust, and trust leads to sales.

January 08, 2020 Tempo Brings Project Management Practices to Jira

Resource planning, time tracking, and financial management remain core delivery capabilities, whether the organization is operating in an Agile or Waterfall environment. Tempo brings key project management capabilities to delivery teams leveraging Atlassian Jira for work management.

January 08, 2020 Will Ansible Push Chef and Puppet Out of the Configuration Management Market?

Ansible from RedHat has steadily gained market share since its introduction and has now surpassed its two main rivals (underscoring how quickly things change in DevOps). Will Ansible push Chef and Puppet out of the open-source configuration management tool market?

January 07, 2020 SmartRecruiters Partners With Blockchain-Based Hiring Platform Zinc

Zinc, a blockchain-based automated reference checking service provider, has announced integration with SmartRecruiters, an applicant tracking system provider.

January 07, 2020 ServiceNow New York is Here

ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.