Parasoft Launches Global Reporting System

4/10/2003 - Parasoft, the leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software solutions, announced the availability of Parasoft’s Global Reporting System (GRS), a support infrastructure that collects and correlates all information within Parasoft Enterprise Solutions. These solutions are based on the Parasoft Automated Error Prevention methodology.

Automated Error Prevention provides a new approach to improving software quality and reliability. It goes beyond traditional testing practices to combine the intelligence, tools, techniques and services to automatically prevent errors in software. Automated Error Prevention uses the information gained from software testing, monitoring, and measurement to progressively improve the development process.

"Automated Error Prevention focuses on process improvement and automation to prevent software errors over traditional bug chasing methods," said Gary Brunell, Parasoft vice president of professional services. "The ability to measure the effectiveness of practices and improvements in quality is a key component of the methodology. GRS delivers this information, providing our enterprise customers with insight into their software projects, allowing them to identify where additional modifications are needed."

As part of Parasoft Enterprise Solutions, GRS gathers, stores, correlates, and reports the data from Parasoft and third-party tools, providing architects, development managers, CTOs and CEOs the information needed to make critical decisions about their software projects. A variety of standard reports are accessible using a standard web browser. Based on a login, users access reports through the GRS dashboard, which presents them with information relevant to their role within the system.

What is GRS?

  1. A relational database that stores information from different testing and monitoring tools. This data is stored and used for statistical analysis and historical system behavior.
  2. A data collector that receives data from all Parasoft and third party tools.
  3. A reporting engine that uses a web-based interface to offer a variety of out-of-the-box statistical reports of data collected from Parasoft and third party tools, and correlates all collected data into a single unit. Prepackaged reports can be customized to emulate individual systems within the software development lifecycle.

GRS can also correlate information from previous projects to provide Confidence Factors that help to estimate the progress of a current project. Confidence factors use a scale from 0% to 100% to help determine how successful tests have been in analyzing a project, and to indicate what types of tests may still need to be conducted. The higher the confidence factor number, the better the application is working and the more likely it is to succeed after deployment.

GRS is available as a component of Parasoft’s new Enterprise Solutions, including: Parasoft Java Solution, Parasoft C/C++ Solution, Parasoft Web Services Solution, Parasoft Web Application Solution and Parasoft Database Solutions. Each solution runs on a variety of platforms including Windows, Linux, Solaris and others. For more information, go to:

About Parasoft
Founded in 1987, Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention tools that help companies improve their software development processes. The Parasoft family of Automated Error Prevention tools includes Jtest, Jcontract, CodeWizard, C++Test, Insure++, WebKing, SOAPtest and DataRecon. These tools assist teams working on C/C++, Java, Web, and enterprise applications to significantly reduce costs by shortening development cycles, improving overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft is a privately funded company, which has been granted eight patents and numerous awards. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to URL:

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