Elementool Bug Tracking 6.0

Elementool is now shipping Bug Tracking 6.0, a Web-based software dev management suite that detects, tracks and resolves software bugs.

Elementool Inc. is now offering a Web-based software-development management suite that helps dev shops detect, track and resolve software bugs.

The new tool, called Bug Tracking 6.0, brings vital QA services to organizations that might otherwise lack effective controls, according to Yaron Sinai, CEO of New York-based Elementool.

"You'd be amazed to know that even the largest companies have teams using Excel," Yaron says of bug-tracking operations. "It's a very complicated process to get [bug-tracking] software installed on the system, so they don't have time for that."

Customers that sign up for Bug Tracking 6.0 pay a flat $89.99 fee per month for a single account, which typically supports one project. Additional accounts cost an additional $29.99 per month. The software integrates assignment and routing protocols with Elementool's time-tracking facilities so managers can see which bugs or tasks might be bottlenecking a project.

New to the latest version of Bug Tracking is integrated instant messaging and forums-management functionality. The new features improve the ability of distributed teams to collaborate in a private and secure way by avoiding public IM networks.

Sinai says the Web-hosted model makes Bug Tracking 6.0 a viable and growing option to dev shops. "We'll maintain the system, add features and install the software on our system, so [customers] can spend time developing their project instead of spending time on a bug-tracking system."

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Michael Desmond is an editor and writer for 1105 Media's Enterprise Computing Group.

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