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5 days ago
 

Polarion 2015 Delivers Visual Reporting, Variant Management, Enhanced Security and More

Polarion 2014 is now available

The time has come to announce the release of Polarion version 2015. It’s an ambitious release with some very significant new functionality. If you would ask me to name the top new features (as some people already have!) I guess I would call them this way… Read the rest of this entry »

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5 days ago
 

Introducing Polarion 2015: What’s New and Noteworthy

This is the last addition to our Polarion 2015 release cycle. As you might be aware, Polarion R&D follows the principles of enterprise agile methodology, which enables us to release frequently, faster, and with better customer satisfaction.

We have a “service release” (SR) each quarter, and as the name suggests, it contains issue fixes and feature enhancements. But service releases also include complete new features if they are fully implemented, tested, and documented, and they do not significantly change the way people have been trained to use the last Polarion major version.

All the new features released in the SRs roll up into our next major version, which when released, also includes new features and functionality. So what you will see here are the enhancements published since our last service release Polarion 2014 SR3.

If you want to get a quick overview about our brand new release, check out my release announcement post: Polarion 2015 Delivers Visual Reporting, Variant Management, Enhanced Security and More.

So now let’s go through the final additions to Polarion 2015…
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3 weeks ago
 

Polarion ‘Puts a Head” on Version 2015

It’s been a quiet week on the Polarion Software blog. The reason: Polarion teams, partners, and customers have united this week in Pilsen (Plzeň), Czech Republic home of the famous Pilsner Urquell brewing company, to ramp up on what our R&D team has brewed up for you in the new major version release, coming later this month.  Read the rest of this entry »

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4 weeks ago
 

Medical Device Design Control (Part 1 of 3)

Medical device product development work is a highly integrated, and regulated process. Implementation of a requirements tracking solution requires attention to a variety of nuanced topics. In this 3-part series, we’ll present a practical approach derived from real-world experience developing medical devices using Polarion solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

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1 month ago
 

Tech Tips & Tricks: How can I access Highcharts that requires highcharts-more.js file?

Polarion 2014 introduced the Highcharts library enabling you to easily implement various kinds of charts such as bar, line, area, area spline, pie etc. In addition to these, there are also other types of charts like columnrange chart  (http://www.highcharts.com/demo/columnrange) – that require the  highcharts-more.js file.

This comes out-of-the-box in Polarion 2014 SR2 and up, but if you cannot update to the latest version for some reason here is how such chart can be implemented in Polarion: Read the rest of this entry »

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1 month ago
 

Accelerate Automotive Innovation to Top Speed (Part 6 of 6)

This series of articles has presented an in-depth look at the challenges facing the rapid advance of mechatronics in the automotive industry, and discusses business best practices gleaned from our customers successfully using Polarion solutions to meet the challenges.

Part 1 was an overview of the challenges. Part 2 looked at effective real-time collaboration strategies. Part 3 discussed the strategy of proactive protection of quality and functional safety. Part 4 looked at the strategy of rapid response to defects after market introduction. Part 5 looked into compliance with automotive standards.

This final installment of the series will talk about responding to defects discovered after a product launch. At the end of this article, you can download the entire content of this 6-part series as a free PDF whitepaper. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 months ago
 

Accelerate Automotive Innovation to Top Speed (Part 5 of 6)

This series of articles presents an in-depth look at the challenges facing the rapid advance of mechatronics in the automotive industry, and discusses business best practices gleaned from our customers successfully using Polarion solutions to meet the challenges.

Part 1 was an overview of the challenges. Part 2 looked at effective real-time collaboration strategies. Part 3 discussed the strategy of proactive protection of quality and functional safety. Part 4 looked at the strategy of rapid response to defects after market introduction. This fifth article continues the discussion of strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 months ago
 

New Features of the Polarion Customer Service Portal

One major thing that contributes to a tech company’s success is how well they support their customers. At Polarion, “good enough” has never been good enough. Our goal is excellent customer support. In this article, I’d like to tell you a bit about our  support portal, and what we’ve done to make sure it meets the needs of our customers, as well as our support team. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 months ago
 

Accelerate Automotive Innovation to Top Speed (Part 4 of 6)

Innovation has become an exercise of advancing embedded systems to stay ahead in the highly competitive automotive industry. While opening up great new opportunities, integration of software into mechatronics also presents unprecedented challenges to development teams.

This series of articles presents an in-depth look at the challenges facing the rapid advance of mechatronics in the automotive industry, and discusses business best practices gleaned from our customers successfully using Polarion solutions to meet the challenges. Part 1 was an overview of the challenges. Part 2 looked at effective real-time collaboration strategies. Part 3 discussed Proactive Protection of Quality and Functional Safety. This fourth article continues the discussion of strategies. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 months ago
 

Featured Extension: Live Status Reveals Optimal Work Item Flow and Current State

People who are new to Polarion (and even some who are not so new) often take quite some time before they look into the many Polarion extensions available on the Polarion Extension Portal. This is understandable, as it may take a while to understand what sort of added or enhanced functionality might help them.

Extensions range from integrations with other tools, to project templates, to enhancements of out-of-box Polarion features. We hope you’ll find the time to explore the portal on your own and see what’s there. There is quite a bit, so to help you out, we’ve decided to point you to at least one extension every month that various people here at Polarion feel is cool and useful. This month’s featured extension is called Work Item Live Status. Read the rest of this entry »