Elementool Keeps Bugs from Falling Through the Cracks
June 16, 2009 Alex Woodie
Being alerted to the presence of bugs is an essential part of the application development cycle. However, without a centralized way to hunt down and neutralize the little buggers, they risk falling through the cracks and ending up in production systems. To help eliminate this possibility, Elementool last week unveiled version 1.1 of Test Case, an updated component of its suite of software as a service (SaaS) offerings.
Test Case is a Web-based test management product that’s designed to be used by development chiefs and other managers in charge of programming and quality assurance teams. The software, which was first released in February, gives managers tools for writing a test plan, and then helps enforce the execution of that plan, to ensure no bugs or other errors are released into production.
With version 1.1, Elementool has added several new features, including the capability to attach files to test cases; a new remarks message board for allowing team members to communicate; a new customizable test form that gives administrators greater control over fields used during the test process; the capability to customize reports; and the option to create sub groups within individual tests to further clarify the test process.
Test Case was first released in February, and complements Elementool’s other Web-based offerings, including Help Desk, Time Tracking, File Sharing, Forums, and Bug Tracking (which offers more granular control over the bug lifecycle). All of the products are accessible from the New York City vendor’s Web site, and each one ranges in cost from free for the basic version, to $89.99 per month for the premium version. Accounts are valid for an unlimited number of users at each organization.
This article has been corrected. Elementool licenses are not user-based, as the article previously stated. Licenses are good for an unlimited number of users within an organization. IT Jungle regrets the error.