March 22, 2016

Seilevel Agrees: TestTrack Really Is “Insanely Flexible”

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Requirements Management
Seilevel rates TestTrack in Top 10 of requirements management tools.If you’ve visited our web site or seen our ads, you may have noticed we say TestTrack is “insanely flexible ALM.” But is that true, or is it marketing jive? Just ask Seilevel. Seilevel is a business analysis and product management company that works with Fortune 1000 companies. For the Seilevel 2016 Requirements Management Tool Evaluation Report, they evaluated 185 requirements management tools. TestTrack placed in the top 10 for its flexibility, ease of use, and overall strength as a requirements management solution. “Seapine touts TestTrack as an ‘insanely flexible’ ALM solution—and they aren’t kidding!” the report says. “We love that unlike many solutions that offer extensive customizations, TestTrack is a very easy-to-use tool that allows users to have absolute control over their requirements architecture.”
“Seapine touts TestTrack as an ‘insanely flexible’ ALM solution—and they aren’t kidding!”

Paring Down the List

To rank the long list of requirements management tools, Seilevel began by identifying 34 “must have” criteria. “If a tool did not satisfy these basic criteria, we did not evaluate further,” the report states. Only 22 made that first cut. Those 22 tools were then judged against 173 additional criteria, using a weighted scoring method to determine the final ranking. TestTrack came in at number eight on the list. “Keep in mind,” Seilevel notes, “that based on an organization’s needs, any one of these tools could be re-ordered to the top of the list.”
“Based on an organization’s needs, any one of these tools could be re-ordered to the top of the list.”

TestTrack’s Strengths

Seilevel’s evaluators were impressed by the tool’s strengths:
  • Requirements architecture is very flexible without custom development or scripting
  • Tool utilizes traceability matrices to help identify missing or orphan requirements
  • Can be used for issue, test case, and requirements management because it is part of an ALM solution
  • Easy and intuitive, which helps drive user adoption
The report highlighted TestTrack users’ ability to “create unlimited custom requirements objects and specify the data fields (including field formats and rules) for those objects,” noting that users can also customize the relationships and hierarchy between objects. “Users can define relationship types and specify which relationships can be used between different object types (with object and relationship definitions created directly in the UI rather than through the back end or complex schema).” Seilevel also found TestTrack’s reporting and dashboard features helpful for tracking project progress and metrics, and mentioned the tool’s collaboration features. Seilevel saw the advantage of TestTrack being an end-to-end ALM solution, as well. “This reduces the need to integrate with other tools for issue and test management,” the report said.

Yes, It Really Is Insanely Flexible

Seilevel’s report reinforces what we’ve heard all along from our customers: TestTrack really is insanely flexible. With its high level of customization, TestTrack adapts to your development process rather than forcing you to change your process to fit the tool. Visit our web site or contact your Seapine representative to learn more about insanely flexible TestTrack. A copy of the Seilevel 2016 Requirements Management Tool Evaluation Report can be obtained from Seilevel.