INTEGRATE YOUR TOOLS AND CONNECT YOUR TEAMS WITH EASE
Tasktop Enables Your Organization To Improve The Software Delivery Process, So You Can Focus On Innovating Your Products
Visualize Your Workflow with Landscape View
Managing integration flows is never easy, and trying to see what is happening and where, can get difficult as you add more and more projects and tools to your value stream. The Tasktop Integration Hub Landscape View allows you see everything in one place, so you can manage your systems better and stop doing one-off, piecemeal integrations. Get full visibility into your integration flows, and find the information you need quickly and easily. See what tools you have integrated, what models are being used, and what artifacts are flowing between them.
Go Beyond Point to Point with Model-based Integration
Point to point integration might be ok when you’ve only got two tools. But what happens when you have four, five, six or more? And what happens when all those tools contain hundreds of projects? Model-based integration management allows you to map artifacts to a central model, instead of creating endless tool pairs. Create a single model for each artifact type and reuse it across integrations. By using customizable models for the artifacts that flow through the value stream you can:
- Reduce the number of integrations that are created and maintained
- Enable rapid scaling to more tools and more projects
- Establish standards across tools and teams
- Reduce tool lock-in by creating a more loosely coupled integration
Scale to Hundreds of Projects Instantly
Tasktop lets you configure an integration for one set of projects, get the artifact flow right, and then scale to hundreds or thousands of projects in seconds. With Tasktop, you can do this with just a few clicks; other techniques require you to spend days or weeks tediously creating new mappings.
OUT OF THE BOX MODELS WITH SMART MAPPINGS
Get started quickly with pre-configured models for common artifacts like defects, requirements and stories. Even better, our smart mapping feature automatically configures the maps between endpoints and the models for many of the most common artifact attributes.
Save your coding time for your applications
Being able to handle the complexity involved in tool integration is critically important, but complexity shouldn’t mean weeks of coding. With Tasktop’s web-based integration designer and administration interface you can configure all your integrations with just a few clicks. Visually integrate your tools landscape as you define conditional routes for artifacts to flow to specific repositories and projects, define filters, and graphically map artifact state transitions across toolchains.As elegant as it is practical, it provides an intuitive user experience for defining and tuning the flow of information across your integration landscape.
Flow Artifacts to the Right Place at the Right Time
You need defects to go from your testing tool to your development tool, but where specifically do they go? If your defects from Project A always go to Project 123, explicit routing can be used at configuration time, to define routing that happens every time you need to flow the artifact. If your answer is ‘it depends’, then you can conditionally route defects based on a specific value inside the artifact. For example, a defect with high priority could be sent to Project 123, while low priority is sent to Project 444. Flexible routing allows you to get the exact flow that matches your teams work structures and processes.
CONTAINER MIRRORING - REPLICATE FOLDERS ON THE FLY TO PRESERVE CONTEXT
The location of a work item within a complex folder structure matters, and Tasktop helps preserve that structure as the work item flows from tool to tool. Regardless of what ‘container’ your tool uses to create a folder structure - folders, modules, sets or packages - Tasktop Integration Hub 18.1 can create those containers on the fly and flow artifacts into the correct container location. Tasktop makes it easy to configure how the desired containers and work items will flow in a single integration.
Preserve Information Context with Artifact Relationship Management
The relationships among artifacts provide context and information that's critical for working efficiently. Tasktop’s Artifact Relationship Management technology means that relationships like parent-child, validated-by, depends-on or blocked-by are not lost as artifacts flow between tools. Even when there are different artifact types or different artifact relationship types, Tasktop can mirror these relationships across tools, providing everyone the information they need.
Covered by one or more of the following: US Patent No.9,459,839 and US Patent No. 9,342,512
Flow Attachments with Your Artifacts
Collaboration on software delivery projects isn’t just about the artifacts. Attachments like screenshots, process diagrams, documents and spreadsheets are essential when sharing information with others. Tasktop makes configuring how to share these attachments straightforward and you can even limit the size of synchronized attachments so they don’t take up all your disk space.
Communicate In Context with Comment Synchronization
A defect report is synchronized to an agile planning tool, but the developer needs more information – what’s the best way to get that information? Comment synchronization allows teams to collaborate in the tools they’re using, instead of using other tools like email or Slack. This means that you have an historical record of communication that’s attached to the artifact, and comments can be attributed to the person that made them – even if their user ID doesn’t appear in all synchronized tools. Imagine being able to see the conversation history if a bug becomes a regression!
Integrate Uniquely Configured Tools with Custom Transformations
Our pre-built transformations take care of most scenarios when flowing artifacts between tools that have different ways of representing and managing artifacts. But what about those tools that you had to customize? Tasktop provides the ability to invoke scripts instead of standard transformations so that you can fit these tools neatly into your integration landscape as well.
MONITOR YOUR INTEGRATIONS WITH ACTIVITY & METRICS DASHBOARDS
Your integrations are all set up – now how do you know what’s actually happening? Get the operational visibility you need with Tasktop’s Activity and Metrics Dashboards, which provide all the information about the data flowing through the system. Under Activity you can see which updates are pending, what is being processed, and which attempted updates resulted in an error for easy troubleshooting. The Metrics Dashboard captures the value integrations are delivering to your organization, by illustrating the volumes of artifacts synchronized between your repositories over time, sliced by integration or repository.
Smart Change Detection
Our smart change detection granularly changes only the information that needs to be changed, minimizing the performance impact on the integrated tools. Tasktop’s data architecture is designed specifically to interact with tools without degrading their performance.
Tasktop makes it easy for anyone to get an integration set up. But to ensure your instance is secure, our user management features allow only authorized members of your organization to configure and edit your integration landscape. Easily tie into LDAP or Active Directory; two-factor authentication and enforce password policies.
Person Matching Across Tools
A.Jones in one tool can often be Andrew.Jones in another tool, which can make it difficult to match user names across the many tools you might have in your software development lifecycle. Thankfully Tasktop has built-in functionality that can look at various user fields to find a match. For more complex environments custom scripted options are available to link with LDAP’s and make sure artifacts are always attributed to the right person.