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Software Planner Provides Graphical Dashboards In Version 7.12

Software Planner Provides Graphical Dashboards In Version 7.12










Englewood, CO (PRWEB) February 8, 2007

Pragmatic Software Company (http://www.pragmaticsw.com) announced version 7.12 of Software Planner (http://www.SoftwarePlanner.com), its award winning web-based Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) tool. Version 7.12 includes graphical dashboards, robust project management, Microsoft Outlook® synchronization, and email campaign capabilities. The Enterprise offering provides a synchronization API used to synchronize with other data sources.

"Our clients told us that a shortcoming of many SDLC tools is the ability to analyze lots of data and make decisions that can change the outcome of software releases. With that in mind, we developed configurable graphical dashboards that immediately show all key indicators in graphical format. This provides our clients with the ability to quickly react to slipping tasks, scope creep, and to see how their software release is trending towards completion" says Steve Miller, President/CEO of Pragmatic Software.

Graphical Dashboards

Software Planner's graphical dashboards allow teams to stay on top of the software lifecycle by quickly seeing the key indicators in graphical format. For example, teams can see how each project is progressing towards plan (with estimate vs. actual shown graphically). If tasks are slipping, a slipping graph shows what team members have slipping tasks. For quality assurance teams, graphs show how test cases and defects have trended over time, depicting how well the release is progressing. The dashboards have drill-down capability and custom graphs can be added.

Project Management

Software Planner's project management now provides Microsoft Project® import and export capability and the ability to make specific tasks billable for easier client billing. Software Planner's new predictive resource engine automatically flags resources that would be over-allocated as the project plan is built, allowing project managers to drill into the resource to determine how the resource is over-allocated.

Contact Management

Software Planner's collaborative tools now support Microsoft Outlook® synchronization, allowing individuals to keep their calendar, project tasks and appointments in sync at all times. The contact manager supports email campaigns, allowing teams to send email based newsletters, release announcements and promotions. As recipients read the email and click on links within the email, the click history of each contact is recorded and the sender of the email can be alerted via email, providing instant access to information regarding effectiveness of their email campaigns.

Synchronization API

Software Planner's Enterprise edition now provides a programmable API for synchronizing data between Software Planner and other systems. This allows automated test case management, source code control and other systems to seamlessly integrate with Software Planner. The API ships with a generic program that provides the ability to sync any ODBC compliant database with Software Planner without any coding required, allowing companies to begin synching information with less than 1 hour of setup.

About Software Planner

Software Planner recently won the 2006 Testers Choice Award for Best ALM/QA tool and is a finalist for the coveted Codie and Jolt awards. According to Pragmatic Software, Software Planner is available in 3 versions:

Standard ASP Version - Hosted by Pragmatic Software, the Standard edition provides full life cycle management including requirements, test case and defect management. It also includes collaboration, with calendar management, document sharing and discussion forums. Cost is $ 35 per concurrent user per month.

Professional ASP Version - Hosted by Pragmatic Software, the Professional edition has all of the features of the Standard ASP Version, and additionally provides Microsoft Project® style advanced project management, configurable dashboards, Microsoft Outlook® Synchronization and other Enterprise features. Cost is $ 65 per concurrent user per month.

Enterprise Version - Hosted by Pragmatic or the client, the Enterprise edition provides all features of Professional and a control panel that allows branding of the product. It also includes full integration with Crystal Reports® and Data Dynamic's® DynamiCube (a pivot table reporting solution). Cost is $ 1,600 per concurrent user (one-time fee).

About Pragmatic Software

Founded in 1992, Pragmatic Software Company, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado is a software development company that provides web-based project management and team collaboration software to over 60,000 subscribers in over 24 countries. For more information on Pragmatic Software, go to http://www.PragmaticSW.com or contact Michael Fischer at 303-768-7480. To see an on-line copy of this press release, navigate to:

» http://www.pragmaticsw.com/PressReleases/PressRelease-0069.pdf.

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