One of the things I like best about my job is the privilege of announcing a new Polarion release and revealing the result the efforts of Polarion's amazing R&D team. The new 2014 release, available now, is the latest-greatest output. Here are the main highlights:
Polarion 2014 Top New Features
Polarion 2014 delivers unprecedented enterprise power to both new and existing Polarion installations with out-of-box capabilities for load balancing and failover strategies.
Release planning and management has never been easier. New top-level Plan object makes the planning of your releases, milestones, sprints … or anything else you need to accomplish… easier and more robust than ever before.
Polarion 2014 delivers new ReqIF round-trip natively without any additional plugins required. Easily exchange requirements with customers and/or suppliers using industry-standard RIF/ReqID formats.
Enhanced LiveDoc™ Documents
More rich text editing capabilities, custom document metadata, and personal document presentation
An easy to use solution for your review and approval process
Polarion Connector for MATLAB® Simulink
Full integration with this popular system engineering tool.
Parallelization and more data connection protocols
5 times faster system operations
Per-document PDF Headers and Footers
Configure custom PDF header and footer per LiveDoc. You can refer to document custom fields both from PDF and Microsoft Word® header and footer.
For more details on these new features, see my post Polarion 2014: What's New & Noteworthy or the release announcement web page.
The release also incorporates many other improvements, requested by our customers, that we implemented in service releases during the past year, and which lead, via our iterative development process, to major releases like version 2014. Here's a brief summary of what we added in each of the past 3 Service Releases... follow the links for details:
SR1 – Approval Center, Connector for MATLAB® Simulink, more live report templates.
SR2 – Easy Prioritization of Work Items, rich text enhancements, including font selection, font color, and font background color, svn protocol support for improved performance, new diagnostic tool for admins.
SR3 – Test Record attachments, new charting library (HighCharts), LiveDoc find & replace.
Last but not least... just in case you didn't yet hear the news... we are really thrilled by the recent investment in Polarion Software by Siemens Venture Capital. It's not related to the 2014 release, but it is, I think, new and worth noting nonetheless.
On behalf of the entire Polarion team, thanks once again for using Polarion solutions!
VP Product Management