“By relying on SmartBear Collaborator for software code review, everyone on our team across the globe can see comments from reviewers and any changes applied to code during their regular working hours—there’s no more staying up late at night or waking up early to attend meetings.”
– Ajay Tamboli, Electronics Tools and Infrastructure Lead at Whirlpool
It is often very difficult and expensive to update embedded software once it is shipped. With the Internet of Things, there is now added pressure to prevent software vulnerabilities that could open a device up to hacking. All of this means that solid quality practices have to be in place throughout your process to deliver the best software possible.
With Collaborator, your development team is empowered to conduct peer code and document reviews early and often, ensuring premier quality throughout the entire application lifecycle. Cross-functional teams can remotely and collaboratively improve on deliverables all in one place. Whether you are a product manager writing and reviewing requirements or a software architect building the latest feature, Collaborator helps you and your team stay on the same page.
Create Custom Templates to Match the Workflow that Fits Your Team Best
In Collaborator, you can build custom review templates to ensure that each type of peer review meets your specific compliance needs. Formalize reviews by setting rules for each template that work in the background and establish required criteria that must be met prior to submission.
Improve Your Process Across the Development Lifecycle
Make sure that your specifications and product requirements are lining up every step of the way. Conduct comprehensive code and document reviews faster and easier with built-in capabilities like e-signatures and review notifications.
Make comments and see changes to user stories, requirements, and design documents.
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Leverage custom review templates and workflows to take your code reviews to the next level.
Bring in other departments to ensure that test cases and plans align with requirements.
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Create deployment scripts and conduct code reviews on the infrastructure level.
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Make Compliance and Audits Easier by Archiving Code and Document Reviews
During an audit, you could get a question about why a specific change in code was made. Do you have enough documentation to follow the digital thread? Collaborator offers a content archiving capability that allows you maintain data continuity and manage server space. Our save to zip feature also enables you to make a hand off to compliance so that you can quickly go back to building that new feature.
Build Custom Reports to Drive Process Improvement and Quality Management
How do you show your review process in a tangible way? With Collaborator, custom reporting is a standard, out-of-the-box capability. Whether you're trying to illustrate your review efforts for a compliance audit or just looking to find the gaps in your process, Collaborator's reporting feature can be leveraged to drive insights and document your team's compliance with code and document review standards.