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SpeeDEV  FEATURES & BENEFITS

SpeeDEV is an extensive product with loads of features to help customize almost every aspect of the usage.  But, unlike many other products, SpeeDEV includes a feature not because it's "cool," but because the users have asked for it.  Most of the features were designed and included based on the actual feedback of the users of previous versions.

For a detailed list of features and benefits, please indicate on the Contact Us page that you would like to receive the 'Feature List' document, and submit the form.  Our sales team will be happy to send this to you.  Here, we will mention only the most important groups of features that make SpeeDEV a class apart from all other software.

Integration
SpeeDEV includes four separate feature-rich industry strength applications (in SpeeDEV terminology, 'Modules':
speedREQ, speedISSUE, speedTASK, speedPROCESS,) each of which can compete in power, flexibility, and ease of use, with any similar stand-alone software.  But the real benefit comes in tight, seamless integration and smart interaction among them.  The consistent user interface allows easy switch from one module to another.  There is no commercial software on the market that has the level of integration with the power of each module, as in SpeeDEV.

Benefits:

*      You have all required applications in one

*      You need to learn a single user interface

*      You do not have to transfer data from one application to another in roundabout ways.  

Process Management
'Collaboration without Process is Chaos' and 'Process without Automation is unrealistic'.  These are the two maxims software development companies have experienced again and again.  SpeeDEV provides an extremely powerful Process Definition and Management framework.  speedPROCESS is generic enough to handle almost all kinds of process nuances and at the same time specialized for software development.  This 'Role and Rule' based Process Management allows the user to automate their most complex processes and then sit back and let the system run the process. 

Benefits:

*      You can define and implement your most complex Process in simple terms.  

*      Once defined, you let the Process run exactly the way you want.  You will have complete control without the necessity of constant supervision.  

*      Inherit new processes from existing ones, using the powerful concept of 'Project Templates' and then modify to customize them.  

*      Define and reuse your tried and tested processes for future projects using 'Project Templates'.  This allows you to implement standardization in the company.  

Collaborative Responsibility
The architecture and design of SpeeDEV allows the Project Manager to define Process and rules as part of the initial configuration.  Once the configuration is done, all the participants in the project work as peers within the defined rules.  This allows the workflow to move as a result of the collaborative effort of all users, without constant supervision by the Project Manager.

Benefits:

*      No more one-person bottleneck of your Process

*      You need not create the list of tasks and assign them to different people.  The tasks are automatically created from the Process Elements (Requirements and Issues), and assigned based on your rules.  

Customisation
SpeeDEV allows customisation of almost all of its functional aspects.  The customisation includes adding custom enumerated data type, conditional custom fields with complete access control, customizing all list values. 

Benefits:

*      Extend SpeeDEV to accommodate a wide range of business practices and processes

*      Using Templates all customisations are reusable for future projects

Access Control
SpeeDEV offers a most flexible access control mechanism, in terms of Access Group definitions and users belonging to multiple Groups.  Not only does Groups allow the users to have read/ write control on different types of information, it also controls whether a user will be able to access Requirements and Issues submitted by others. 

Benefits:

*      Hide Requirements/ Issues submitted by one group from another

*      Create Groups with management rights based on different criteria.  e.g. a user in Module Manager group will have all Project Management rights for a particular Module only.  This again distributes the responsibility of management to several persons.

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