TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, has announced the release of DevSuite version 8.5. The latest release of TechExcel’s complete Application Lifecycle Management solution expands the integrated platform for requirements management, project planning, development tracking and QA testing to include product portfolio management, as well as additional reporting for all modules and numerous usability enhancements.

“With DevSuite 8.5 our focus is to provide even more reporting and analytics options for our users.” said Tieren Zhou, TechExcel CEO and Chief Software Architect. “The initial release of Product Portfolio Management expands our reporting capabilities to provide a consolidated view of every aspect of projects and products being tracked in DevSuite and other TechExcel solutions. Later releases of PPM will add financial, risk, and contract management capabilities.”  

New Analytics and Reporting that span the entire SDLC
Development organizations can now better manage the entire SDLC with the revamped analytics and reporting functionalities.  Users can create unlimited instances of the same reporting style, build drill down reports that automatically breaks down owners by the different types of issues they own, and add drill down reports as widgets in the development dashboard. DevSuite 8.5 also includes new distribution, trend and tabular reports that allow users to easily track all requirement data, change controls and change impact. These new reports also provide additional traceability into the design, development, and test-coverage of requirements.

Integrated PPM for Better Portfolio Decisions
TechExcel’s new Product Portfolio Management tool provides a comprehensive and real-time view of all internal and external processes and resources to enhance the management practices for all of an organization’s project and program portfolios. Integrating PPM across all DevSuite modules bridges the gaps between development teams communicating project status, managers reporting progress, and decision-makers quantifying projects with the greatest business value.

What’s New in DevSuite 8.5
In addition to TechExcel’s Product Portfolio Management functionality, the latest version of TechExcel’s award-winning ALM software suite includes:
• New Analytics and Reporting for all DevSuite modules
• Usability Improvements to reduce clicks and make actions more intuitive
• Product Components/Family
• Change Request View

DevSuite is available as a desktop and internet solution, providing powerful workflow and process automation, robust searching and reporting, and simple point-and-click customization. It also features an intuitive user interface, universal ODBC support, advanced email notification, built-in time tracking, extensive customization options, and presentation-quality reports and graphics. More information on TechExcel’s DevSuite is available at: