SpiraPlan can be fully administered and maintained using only a web browser. With SpiraPlan, there is no need to install complicated software or have IT staff involved every time you wish to create new project or add a user to the system.
This is the same regardless of whether you are deploying on-premise or in our cloud environment. SpiraPlan allows you to easily create, edit, copy, and delete projects using a web-based interface. In addition, you have the option of creating a new project using the customized settings of an existing template project.
You can delegate administration of SpiraPlan to reduce the burden on your system administrators. That way each product in the system can have a set of owners that configure the product settings and perform other product-specific administrative tasks on a self-service basis:
SpiraPlan allows you to define reusable templates that each of the products in the system can be assigned to. This lets you define custom fields, configure the workflows and artifact fields for a single template that is then used by multiple products:
Within each template, the owners can customize the priorities, statuses, types, workflows, custom properties, email notifications and other settings:
SpiraPlan allows you to easily create, approve and manage user accounts. In addition, you can link SpiraPlan to any LDAP compatible directory server (e.g. Microsoft ActiveDirectory). Once imported, SpiraPlan will authenticate those users against that server, removing the need for users to manage passwords in multiple places.
For ultimate flexibility you can have a combination of LDAP-based users and SpiraPlan managed users (e.g. for external vendors and partners).
SpiraPlan is designed to have sensible out of the box default options to make deployment easy, but for more advanced users, you can configure the behavior of the testing functionality:
SpiraPlan is designed to have sensible out of the box default options to make deployment easy, but for more advanced users, you can configure the behavior of system to match your software development process.
For example, customers may have different working days or may want to estimate based on a different number of “available” working hours per day. You can also change the system to work in a more automated mode that is simpler for smaller, agile processes or a more prescription mode where every workflow change needs to be done by hand (critical for customers working in regulated industries such as healthcare or finance).
SpiraPlan is designed to fit into your enterprise environment and support your enterprise IT policies. It gives the administrator control of the default timezone and region/language settings as well as the retention period for log messages and other configuration data:
SpiraPlan also allows you to configure the security settings to meet your IT security policies: