To start, with Elementool's Bug Tracking, the user logs in to the account
and immediately sees all relevant information. This gives a snapshot or
overview of the bugs currently in the system. They can see exactly how many
issues are assigned to them. The issues are sorted by status, severity,
priority or any other criteria the user might choose.
This type of report takes about five minutes to create using
in-house software or Excel. Done once an hour, that is 40 minutes a day of
saved time. That is 15 hours per month or $450 worth of a programmer's time.
Another near constant demand for the QA or development
person is the need to attach files to various issues reported to the system.
Then, when a user works on fixing a bug, they have access to the files related
to the bug. For example, issues related to the UI could be pictured in a screen
shot and attached to the issue to aid in quickly describing the problem. There
is no need for the user to conduct a tiresome search for the screen shot in the
Without file attachments, a developer needs to spend about
15 minutes a day searching for files. That is five hours a month of wasted time
of a developer. At an average of $30/hour for a developer's salary that is a
cost saving of $150 a month per developer on just this simple task.
Knowing how many open bugs there are in each stage of the
project and how much time it takes for bugs to be fixed can provide the project
manager better control over their project.
Project managers find it difficult to run the project
according to schedule if they do not know at any given moment how many open
bugs there are to fix, what the priority of each bug is, which bugs can be
postponed until the next release and how long it takes for bugs to be fixed.
Elementool enables you to run a report that shows you within seconds exactly
how many bugs are still open, what their priority is and how long it takes for
bugs to be fixed.
Tracking the bug lifecycle, important in determining the
status and history of the bug, indicates the bug’s progress or lack of it.
Elementool's Bug Tracking clarifies the picture in seconds for the entire life
of the bug, including the date of reporting, status (fixed, open, new, etc).
Such precise information is not available visually in e-mail, Excel spreadsheets
or in-house tools.
Performing development and testing tasks according to their
priority can increase efficiency and prevent unnecessary waste of time during
the product development process.
In many cases developers do not know the priority of each
task and often spend more time on low priority tasks than high priority tasks.
As a result the project is not completed on time. Elementool enables you to
define the priority and severity of individual bugs and assign them to the
different developers. This way, developers know which bugs are assigned to them
and what the priority of each bug is.
Elementool's Bug Tracking is designed with customizable
fields. Users submit clear and precise information to the bug database using
the bug tracking form. One example is the Remark Message Board enabling clear
communication between team members. Priority and severity fields, environmental
variables such as operating system, browser type and hardware configuration can
be placed in customizable fields as well.
Organized and clear information saves communication time for
developers when interfacing with the tester who reported the bug. When bugs are
reported using Excel spreadsheets or e-mail, the developer often needs to
contact the tester to get more information.
That extra time is costly. It is an average of two minutes
of developer time and two minutes of a tester's time. If these actions are
performed an average of 10 times a day, it is 40 minutes of wasted time. That
is about 15 hours a month or $450.