|Polaris (General Release)
Visible Systems Corporation, twenty years a world leader in enterprise engineering, today unveiled the next generation of application performance and availability management solutions with Visible Polaris.
Polaris is engineered to support application lifecycle management (ALM) as well as the broader range of project lifecycle management efforts. Ready to use right out of the box, it contains custom attribute data and extensive security options that allow the user to configure Polaris to meet specific needs. Customizable workflow, field, and user-level security, and required fields guarantee that ALM processes are followed. Windows and web-based browser clients ensure that your team has access from anywhere.
Immediate key benefits :
Quality Improvements : Polaris ensures that defects are discovered early in the application lifecycle when the cost of finding a defect is a fraction of that when found later in the application lifecycle.
Market Time : Polaris keeps the application development process flowing. Authorized users can look up the current state of a defect at any time. Email notifications ensure that the team is kept up to date throughout all changes to defect states.
Improved Customer Support : Attachments enable customers to easily submit references to reports or records to a request.
Defect Tracking : Polaris tracks defects and feature requests across customers, users, user groups, and by applications or configurations. Automatic defect assignments based on defect state and content streamline resolution management. Automatic notification of users of assignments, requests, changes, etc., using Polaris's email notification system eliminates all non-value added Activities from the application development process.
Version Contro l: Attach issues to files under version control so that you can trace how a problem was resolved. Files can be checked in and checked out from within Polaris so long as the version control tool, such as Source Safe, CVS supports the Microsoft SCC interface.
Reporting : Polaris supports Crystal Reports or Excel and allows XML import/export for easy exchange of data between XML-enabled applications.
For more information on Polaris, please visit our website at
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Polaris bundled with Razor for Razor Users...Due in the 2nd Quarter
Unlike Razor, Polaris runs strictly in a Windows environment on Windows 98/XP/2000/NT. In configuring Polaris, a Microsoft Access database is installed on Windows 98, Windows NT Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, or Windows NT Server.
Today as a complement to Razor, Polaris represents an alternative to users who prefer to operate in workgroup scenarios or within a strict Windows environment while using version control tools such as Visual Source Safe or CVS. In the near future as a supplement to Razor, subordinate or "children" Issues may be created in Polaris and linked to a "parent" Issue in Razor. The subordinate issues may be tracked in Polaris up to the point of resolution when the parent issue in Razor is notified of their status. Either way, we believe that Polaris and Razor jointly offers the highest degree of flexibility and value found anywhere in the SCM market today.
For current Razor Users, take a look at Polaris now at
Send us your comments for a bundled solution. To thank you for your input, we will send you a FREE Razor Gift Set for all suggestions received by April 20th.
For more information about Polaris or to submit your suggestions for a bundled solution, please contact email@example.com.
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Polaris bundled with Visible Developer for Visible Developer Users
For Visible Developer users, Polaris gives you source code control and tracking capabilities built directly into your Visual Studio IDE. For example, Developer generates your .NET 3-tier business applications directly into the Visual Studio IDE based on how you define your business objects within the tool. Now, Polaris gives you the ability to have source code control, and issue tracking capabilities built directly into that same IDE for a nice, tight, integrated solution. This results in quicker turnaround of feature requests, a better understanding of requirements and code that meets the users' requests on time and on budget.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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