Visure Solutions, The Requirements Lifecycle Company, has partnered with agosense GmbH, provider of the market-leading integration and data exchange platform agosense.symphony. The partnership creates immediate data exchange for Visure Requirements, an award-winning requirements definition and management solution, with a large number of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools using open standards defined by the Object Management Group. As well, this integration removes the need for specialized tool-to-tool porting.
Visure Solutions’ partnership with agosense ensures that companies have the luxury of integrating a leading, next-generation Requirements Engineering tool for requirements gathering, definition, and analysis capabilities while maintaining compatibility with other chosen tool chains and third-party providers. agosense.symphony serves as an integration hub for ALM tools, bringing together a plethora of tool chains used for requirements management, change management, test management, issue and defect tracking, and project portfolio management.
Visure Requirements Now Links to Diverse Tool Ecosystem
Thanks to this integration, Visure Requirements customers can flexibly exchange data with the following software development components, among others:
• Requirements Management
o Visure Requirements
o IBM Rational Doors
• Change & Configuration Management
o Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
o IBM Rational Change
o IBM Rational ClearCase
o IBM Rational ClearQuest
o IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)
o Atlassian JIRA
o Polarion ALM
o PTC Integrity
o Serena Dimensions
• Test Management
o HP Quality Center/ALM
o Tosca Testsuite
• Variant Management
o Pure-systems pure:variants
• Modeling & System Architecture
o Sparx Enterprise Architect
• Business Support
o Microsoft Sharepoint
o SAP Netweaver
Similarly, companies in industries where processes and standards are well-defined, such as the automotive sector, use agosense.symphony as a collaboration portal with manufacturers.
“Being able to integrate our requirements engineering and management solution with surrounding ALM tools gives our customers much-needed flexibility,” stated Christian Christophoridis, Vice President of Product Management for Visure Solutions. “Our customers have thoughtfully selected specific tools to support their development processes based on their unique needs, yet struggle to cope with the heterogeneous environment. Integration hubs, like agosense.symphony, seamlessly connect all components of the software development cycle.”
“The complexity of applications, whether automotive, microelectronics, or financial, is driving more and more customers to seek out next-generation tools like Visure Requirements,” said Ralf Klimpke, CEO of agosense GmbH. “Our core business involves managing complex integration scenarios, and we provide these companies a way to take advantage of Visure Requirements’ many benefits and combine it with their other tool chains. We give companies a more powerful platform to work with.”
agosense.symphony directs the exchange of information between the various tool chains from a central location. Based on processes defined using Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), all possible scenarios of interaction between requirements from different parties, change requests, tests, defects, and other relationships are preconfigured within the process layer of the integration hub. No additional programming or direction is needed. Despite a diverse ecosystem, all stakeholders can access the information needed in an environment they are comfortable with.
Integration Hub Eases Tool Migration
For companies using traditional, documents-based requirements management tools, the ALM integration hub brings next-generation capabilities with or without migration. Using the OMG RIF/ReqIF protocol, requirements and related information from the traditional tool can be synchronized, decomposed, structured and reused within Visure Requirements, giving the development team access to next-generation capabilities within a familiar environment.
And, if the decision to migrate to a newer tool makes sense, companies can move their data in a way that is smoother, less risky, and more transparent. Companies adopting a standardized ecosystem have the advantage of defining processes from a central configuration point, which enables all stakeholders both within the company and with third-party suppliers to coordinate processes reducing typical challenges and costs.