Tests are generally subject to particular requirements regarding the completeness, consistency, and auditing acceptability of the documentation. The imbus TestBench makes it easy for you to fulfill such requirements thanks to its integrated version and configuration management systems.
In addition to the functionality of the usual commercially available configuration management systems, the imbus TestBench configuration management fulfills specific requirements for the test process: Test cases, test elements, parameter data etc. and their relationship to each other are automatically archived and kept consistent.
The integrated configuration management includes additional features that have been carefully thought-through. That means, for example, that you can indicate that various version updates of documents or test elements belong together by issuing freely-definable labels.
Versioning in the imbus TestBench takes place on two levels:
- On the project level, determination is made of test object versions and test cycles that respectively include complete testing data for a particular software release.
- On the level of test themes, test case sets, test cases and test elements, elements are versioned individually – either as a result of a status change, such as the release of a test specification, or because the versioning is triggered manually by a responsible person.
Furthermore, the versioning in the imbus TestBench is carried out for test specifications and test results without any interdependence.
That means that both the test designer and the tester can file respective audit-compliant updates of their work at any time, and then later, if necessary, restore previous statuses – without causing any hindrance to each other’s work. Dependencies between the elements are automatically maintained, and consistency between them is ensured. In particular, the release status of the specification is also versioned for every execution version, so that not just the test results are saved, but also the exact order of steps that led to these results.
The version management mostly runs automatically in the background - you don't have to think about it during the course of your daily work. Nonetheless, your tests are, at all times, documented and archived in an audit compliant way. This fulfills even the most stringent requirements for documentary evidence, such as those imposed in the healthcare and aviation sectors.