How to enhance ROI with Integrated ALM? Integration of tools becomes indispensible when the best-of- breed development tools from various tools are not talking to each other. When every group is working in isolation, it becomes almost impossible to have a consolidated picture of the whole development project. Hence, adopting an omnibus technology that is based on ESB architecture makes development significantly simpler. Integrating ALM tools enhances the ROI as there are several distinct advantages. Some of the advantages are
ALM middleware can integrate tools from different vendors including internally developed tools, without any special requirement on the tools. The tool investments, therefore, are protected and enhanced with integrations and the training of the users of the tools is protected from an investment perspective.
The best tools for the best functions
An integrated application lifecycle management allows the integration of multiple third party tools from different vendors for the same function. It also supports the simultaneous usage of multiple tools from multiple vendors in a single tool ecosystem. This allows organizations to select the best-of-breed tools in the market without getting locked into a single owner solution.
Flexibility of Integration Business Rules
An integration bus allows creation and management of integration business rules independent of the individual tool adapters. Unlike point-to-point and single-vendor integrations where the logic is hard coded in the integration codes, middleware adapters do not have any hard coded embedded business rules and are configurable with mouse clicks.
Traceability with Change Impact Analysis
Omnibus technology allows creating and managing Traceability relationships between artifacts from various tools, unlike a point to point integration, where only two tools are integrated at a time without a central framework. A flexible omnibus technology promotes multi-tool proactive and reactive Change impact analysis which is almost impossible in single vendor integrated solutions and point to point integrated solutions.
Process Automation without boundary
Am integrated ALM creates cross tools process and automates it for a transparent no-overhead implementation with success potential that is much larger. The integrated technology automates the entire process for the users, irrespective of the difference in locations or tools.
Analytics and dashboard
Various kinds of dashboard metrics and reports can be created by a technology that has all the artifacts and Meta information in the repository. The integrated bus technology facilitates these reports to provide insights regarding the entire process, though this is generally difficult to obtain. It is therefore safe to conclude that an integrated ALM helps in enhancing the ROI as the integrated bus technology serves as the single data repository for all essential ALM and software development life cycle services like collaboration traceability, process automation and security. Learn more about : Requirements management tool