The latest product release from the Tasktop Value Stream Management (VSM) platform—Tasktop Hub 21.3—is out today. The latest evolution of our enterprise toolchain integration solution further optimizes the day-to-day lives of software delivery teams, creating a seamless workflow that maximizes efficiency.
New noteworthy features include:
- Migrating configuration changes between environments
- Protection against connection lockouts and errors
- Faster state transition configuration
- Containing mirroring improvements
- Flow Fabric™ enhancements
Migrating Configuration Changes Between Environments
Tasktop Hub administrators typically maintain at least two instances — one for a test environment and the other for production. With our new configuration migration feature, keeping those two instances aligned has never been easier.
Now you can export configuration changes made in one instance and migrate them to another. For example, you can replicate changes made to a test environment to your production environment.
Navigate to History and click Export Changes to export a selection or all of your changes, and then import the configuration file to your target instance.
Protection Against Connection Lockouts and Errors
Good news for administrators dealing with infrastructure changes! If one of your tools (repositories) is temporarily unavailable (periodic maintenance, password or URL changes), you can now temporarily disable Hub’s connection to the tool. Any integrations using this repository connection will remain disabled until you turn it back on, which will allow you to make any required configuration changes without generating errors or getting locked out. When you’re ready, you can enable the repository once more and resume all its integrations. The new option is available in the Repository screen.
Also new in 21.3 is a database backoff configuration. By default, Tasktop will wait one hour following a database connection failure (e.g., invalid username or password) before retrying the connection. This feature is especially useful for databases with a lockout or brute force policy configured.
Faster State Transition Configuration
Love the ability to graphically define your State Transitions? Now there’s even more to love.
First, you can easily copy and reuse a state transition in a different Collection. And second, you can automatically generate an all-to-all state transition graph and edit the necessary transitions and add parameters where needed.
Container Mirroring Improvements
Hub conveniently allows you to set up a single integration to synchronize both containers (nested folder structures) and work items within them. But often, the hierarchical container structures in the source and target repositories are different.
Now, we’ve added the ability to synchronize two types of containers in the source repository to one type of container on the target repository, with conditions governing container creation.
This is good news for Jama users, who can now synchronize Components, Sets and Requirements to tools with their own nested container structure, like ALM and qTest.
A new Shared Container Mirroring sash is available for defining the conditions to create corresponding container types in the target Collection.
Flow Fabric Enhancements
- For users of BMC Remedy, OAuth 2.0 is now supported via Remedy SSO for strong authentication.
- For Jama users, Hub now supports synchronizing test steps as artifacts.
Want Some Time Back in Your Busy Life?
Tasktop has been proven to save 2–3 hours per person per week by eradicating manual handoffs, unleashing thousands of hours in capacity without growing your workforce. It also eliminates hundreds of maintenance hours incurred with other integration solutions thanks to model-based integration, which combats the curse of point-to-point mapping between tools. Learn how CGI and its clients used integration to minimize human errors, reduce potential SLA breaches and generate savings of many thousands of days annually in CGI and client staff capacity.
Tasktop is a leader in Value Stream Management because of its ability to provide two independent, but complementary, VSM experiences that enable you to start your journey where your need is most acute. Whether that’s visibility with Tasktop Viz® to measure and analyze the flow of business value, or integration and automation with Tasktop Hub to accelerate that flow.
When it comes to integration and automating data flow between tools, Tasktop Hub is 4x faster to set up and 10x easier to maintain than any other solution, while also offering the best total cost of ownership.
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