Inflectra | Archive for October 2018

Archive for October 2018

Recap: #STPcon 2018 - Inflectra Meets Testers & QA Professionals in Washington, DC

October 30th, 2018

Team Inflectra were pleased to sponsor the 2018 Fall Software Testing Professionals Conference (STPcon) in Arlington, VA last week. We met a lot of inspirational speakers and had a chance to demonstrate the latest version of our award-winning SpiraTest - test management software, and Rapise - our test automation platform to the attendees. We also got to give away lots of cool Inflectra swag and prizes for winners of the STPcon raffle.

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Software Testing Bowl 2018 - Highlights & Lessons Learned

October 29th, 2018

Inflectra's inaugural Software Testing Bowl is now in the past and we are taking a moment to share the highlights and reflect on the lessons learned from the event.

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Recap: #STARCANADA - Inflectra Meets Testers & QA Professionals in Toronto, Canada

October 22nd, 2018

Inflectra was a proud sponsor of  STARCANADA - an annual event for software testing and QA professionals that took place in Toronto, ON on October 14–19, 2018. STARCANADA is part of the STAR family of conferences organized by TechWell.

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Bulk Import of Requirements Test Step Traceability for Mission Systems

October 18th, 2018

One of the unique needs when designing and developing mission systems for the defense industry, is the fact that you need to be able to trace system requirements to individual test steps in a test case. Based on this advice we received from industry subject matter experts, we added support in SpiraTeam v5 for this feature. However one limitation was that the data migration tools we have for loading data from Excel into SpiraTeam don't let you add requirement - test step links in bulk... until today.

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Recording of MS Dynamics NAV & Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with Rapise

October 11th, 2018

Rapise is the most powerful and complete software testing tool on the market for testing the Microsoft Dynamics family of applications. In addition, many of our customers are using Rapise to perform Robotic Process Automation (RPA) of Dynamics applications to automate common business processes and tasks. We recently had a webinar that demonstrated the best practices and tips and tricks for testing and/or automating Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Don't worry if you missed the webinar, we have a recording available.

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4 Signs You Need to Purge Your Ticket System

October 10th, 2018

Having a quality customer support system is vital for any business, small or large. A really good system puts your business ahead of the competition. In fact, according to Huffington Post, research has proven that a whopping 55 percent of consumers are willing to pay more for a guaranteed good experience.


This means it’s time to get rid of your current ticket system for evaluating customer issues. Whether you offer an upgraded experience to those willing to pay more or change your system from the bottom-up, here’s how to know your ticket systems is outdated. Whether in a help desk or in customer support, here’s when it’s time to cater to your customers in a way that organizes the highest priorities.

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Recap: #AUSTesting Days - Inflectra Meets Testers & QA Professionals in Melbourne, Australia

October 9th, 2018

We, at Inflectra, long figured out that geography is not a hindrance when you have an #awesome event to attend!

So, we sponsored and showcased Inflectra's award-winning software platforms at the Australian Testing Days Expo in Melbourne on October 8, 2018. Represented by Inflectra's local partner, Peter Brackstone, we were able to get the Spira and Rapise family of software tools and Inflectra's name, in general, in front of the testing network in Melbourne, Victoria. Attendees were excited to find out how SpiraTest, SpiraTeam and Rapise can transform testing and QA for them. 

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What Do Knoxville, TN & Lexington, KY Tech Meet-Ups Have In Common?

October 8th, 2018

Well, other than geography (both are in North America, and are predominantly English-language groups), they also are the proud recipients of an Inflectra sponsorship in 2018!

Knox QA and Bluegrass IIBA Chapter in Lexington, KY are volunteer-run groups that strive to build the community of practice centered around professional excellence in tech, business management and analytics. They both have a vibrant local following, and an active meet-up culture that is nurturing, inclusive and supportive.  That is why Inflectra is helping the two groups by rewarding their hard work and enthusiasm.

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How Do You Pronounce Spira and Rapise?

October 5th, 2018

It's Friday and after a long week at work, we thought it might be good to share an anecdote from the week. We had a customer call our support team with a really important question that had been vexing their team. How do you pronounce Spira? Well find out the truth.

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Quickly See Your SpiraPlan Things To Do On iOS 12 Using The Shortcuts App

October 3rd, 2018

With iOS 12 Apple introduced a new application called Shortcuts. This is an evolution of the excellent Workflow app and let's iPhone and iPad users create some amazingly cool and useful shortcuts. With the touch of a button your phone can do a whole load of things at once. Want to take a nap? Make a shortcut that will dim the lights, put on some soothing music, and put on Do Not Disturb for an hour. Want to be productive? Why not get a list of all your requirements, incidents, or tasks in SpiraPlan and choose, right from the Shortcuts app, what you want to work on.

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Recap: #OATSolutions - Inflectra Meets the Agile Community in Brazil

October 1st, 2018

We were pleased to support and attend the annual OAT Solutions customer summit in São Paulo, Brazil last week. It have us an opportunity to connect with all of the team working at OAT, as well as meet customers and potential users that are interested in SpiraTest, SpiraTeam, and Rapise from Inflectra. We also got time to see the amazing city that is São Paulo, and sample some of the local delights.

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