Press Release

PRQA showcase Management Information System for Advanced C++ Analysis


First public view of innovative quality measurement and management technology for advanced C/C++ analysis

HERSHAM, UK, 7th October 2009 / PRQA | Programming Research announces the first public demonstration, at ESC UK, of their innovative and powerful Management Information System (MIS) – a product that will change the landscape for software code quality measurement and provide quality management professionals with a previously unheard-of level of diagnostic tools.

MIS equips software development managers with meaningful and actionable analytics, significantly advancing code reuse and error prevention for development projects in demanding software development environments.
MIS’ code quality management operates in conjunction with PRQA’s industry leading QA·C and QA·C++ analysis tools. MIS captures diagnostics and metrics from each version of a software project and coupling the code entities to the source Version Control System. Delivered through a regular web browser, the management system provides functionality to profile quality data over time, create new compound metrics that better reflect real quality initiatives, and give external stake-holders a “seeing eye” inside each development project.

MIS has been undergoing internal and early-adopter trials for the past three months in industries including military and aerospace, medical design, automotive, and high-tech markets, and will have its first full product release in the fourth quarter of 2009. The feedback from all users who have previewed and adopted MIS so far has been immensely positive and has also provided an impetus for continued refinement and extension of the MIS product.
MIS delivers outstanding functionality to key stakeholders:

  • Developers can roll their development back to a previous code version to assess critical bugs or compliance issues. They can also perform instant baseline analysis between code versions, viewing only the newly exposed diagnostics.
  • Quality professionals can create rich compound measurements of code quality and show time-based trends and view and approve deviations from a coding standard. The drill-down features of the product allow for detailed diagnosis of any unwanted trend display.
  • Development Managers can review overall compliance of a project, classified by module or authoring engineer, and make informed decisions about their products’ suitability for release.
  • With its close binding to source version management systems, MIS delivers full reconstruction of source code plus diagnostics, and permits accurate automatic baselining between selected versions, without the need for development tool installation.

General availability of the Management Information System for QA·C and QA·C++ will be in the fourth quarter of 2009. Visit PRQA at ESC for a demonstration and product walkthrough, or contact your local sales representative for an online demo.

 
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PRQA | PROGRAMMING RESEARCH
Fran Buchmann
Email: fran_buchmann@programmingresearch.com
Tel: +44 1932 888 080

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Suzy Kenyon, PR Agent for Programming Research
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