Troubleshoot Performance Issues

There are a number of ways that administrators may be asked to diagnose and troubleshoot their performance issues with Plutora and Plutora Test. 1. Ping Plutora If pages in Plutora or Plutora Test are not rendering, or the response time to commands is greater than five seconds, this could indicate an […]

Plutora Feature Release Notes for April 9, 2018

Features Included in the April 9, 2018 Release Regional Release Schedule Region Plutora Analytics Schedule JS Engine Schedule Asia-Pacific UAT only – April 9, 2018  April 9, 2018 Europe UAT only – April 9, 2018  April 11, 2018 Americas April 9, 2018  April 11, 2018 Functionality Enhancements Plutora Analytics: US Release Previously, […]

Setup (Custom Scripts) Customization

Setup (Custom Scripts) Customization allows administrators to add custom scripts which add functionality to entity types (modules) in Plutora. For example, if you wanted some of the Release Additional Information custom fields to be mandatory for users to complete if they selected a certain Release Type, the Custom Scripts feature is […]

Manage Localization In Plutora Test

Changing the date format in Plutora Test also changes it for Plutora and vice versa. For Plutora’s localization customization, see Localization Customization. Choose Localization Formats To choose Localization formats: Click Settings. Click the Customizations tab. Click Site Settings. Click Localization. To manage Date Format, click one of the following buttons: MM/DD/YYYY: Month/Day/Year – USA date format. […]

Plutora Feature Release Notes for March 28, 2018

Features Included in the March 28, 2018 Release Regional Release Schedule Region Schedule Asia-Pacific March 28, 2018 Europe April 2, 2018 Americas April 2, 2018 Functionality Enhancements Triggered Email Enhancement Previously, when a user updated Entities, such as TEBRs or Releases, each updated field could potentially result in a notification email: For […]

Why Use SSO For Authentication?

Plutora supports Single Sign On (SSO), a session/user authentication process that allows users to enter one username and password to access multiple applications. Why is SSO better for users? SSO is better for users because: They get to use and store their username and password for many websites with a […]

How Do The Three Flavors Of SSO Work?

How do the following flavors of SSO work?: SAML. WS-Federation Services. WS-Federation Services with SAML. 1. How does SAML work? How Plutora AD (SAML) Integration SSO works If your company is set up for SSO, you will be directed to your company’s SSO page and back to Plutora when you […]

Setting Up SSO For Plutora Test

Plutora Test supports the following ‘flavors’ of SSO: SAML. WS-Federation Services. WS-Federation Services with SAML. Set up procedures for all three flavors can be found below. First, check what kind of SSO you are using. 1. Setting up SAML   Administrators should use the Login Settings Customization to redirect users […]

Setting Up SSO for Plutora

Plutora supports the following ‘flavors’ of SSO: SAML. WS-Federation Services. WS-Federation Services with SAML. Set up procedures for all three flavors can be found below. First, check what kind of SSO you are using. 1. Setting up SAML Administrators should use the Login Settings Customization to redirect users to the […]

What Flavor Of SSO Are You Using?

The SSO instructions vary between the three potential ‘flavors’ of SSO, which are: SAML. WS-Federation Services. WS-Federation Services with SAML. How can I tell what kind of SSO I am using? To work out what kind of SSO you are using, run through the following checklist: If you are NOT […]

Migrating IM Forms

Users may develop an IM form in a Development instance of Plutora and need to move the form into the Production instance. The following article shows how to set up the new instance of Plutora so you can move the IM form. 1. Check that IM is activated In the […]

Add, Print, and Export A Workbook In Plutora Analytics

Workbooks in Plutora Analytics allow users to analyze and graph data from one or more data cubes. 1. Create a workbook To create a workbook showing the list of Releases per Organization by Release Type: Go to: Plutora: Reporting > Analytics. Plutora Test: Click Plutora Analytics. Click the Data Sources tab. Click […]

Generic Tableau Help Files

Tableau provides generic help files for its software, including videos, and a community (including forums and user groups). Please find a list of relevant Tableau help files below. You can also view the Tableau release notes. Tableau.com Help Files See the help files that Tableau provides for its software. Use Tableau on […]

Plutora And Plutora Test’s Data Cubes

Cubes vary per customer. For example, customers who do not use Release Custom Fields will not have a cube for them. Plutora Cubes Generic Cubes Cube Name Links to Other Cubes Attachments DP Activity, Environment Booking Request, and Environment Change Request, Blockouts Blockouts Organization, Attachments Changes Organization, Change Relations (Bridge) Change Custom […]

Introduction To Plutora Analytics

Over the next few months, Plutora Analytics (driven by Tableau) will be replacing Report Center (driven by Logi) as Plutora and Plutora Test’s embedded analytics platform. Customers using Logi reported the following challenges: Hard-coded data selection. Slow performance. Limited filtering and calculation. Poor visualization customization. Errors and instability. Plutora Analytics solves those challenges […]

Bulk Update Test Cases

To bulk update Test Cases: 1. Filter and Search Test Cases Click Test Designer. Filter by grid column filters in grid view   (bulk update is not available in folder view) or use Advanced Search for the Test Cases you would like to bulk update: If no filters or search parameters are applied, ALL […]

Plutora Feature Release Notes for February 26, 2018

Features Included in the February 26, 2018 Release Regional Release Schedule Region Schedule Asia-Pacific February 26, 2018 Europe February 28, 2018 Americas February 28, 2018 Functionality Enhancements UI Standardization Previously, page grids and pop up headers and footers in Releases, Changes, Environments, TECRs, TEBRs, Environment Groups, Systems, and Deployment Plans were not […]

Plutora Feature Release Notes for January 18, 2018

Features Included in the January 18, 2018 Release Regional Release Schedule Region Schedule Asia-Pacific January 18, 2018 Europe January 18, 2018 Americas January 28, 2018 Functionality Enhancements New Time Badge for Release Activities in Insights Users can now click on the Activity Completed on Time widget and see new timers for boxes […]

Plutora Feature Release Notes for December 13, 2017

Features Included in the December 13, 2017 Release Regional Release Schedule Region Schedule Asia-Pacific December 13, 2017 Europe Mid January 2018 Americas Mid January 2018 Functionality Enhancements TEBR File Push Enhancement Previously, administrators could only manage the included Environments for TEBR File Push when TEBRs were being created, edited, or deleted. Now, users […]

Plutora Feature Release Notes for December 7, 2017

Features Included in the December 7, 2017 Release Regional Release Schedule Region Schedule Asia-Pacific December 7, 2017 Europe Mid January 2018 Americas Mid January 2018 Functionality Enhancements Home Page Now, administrators can enable a Home page, which appears: When a user logs into Plutora for the first time. On the far left of […]

Bulk Update Environments

Users can save time by bulk updating environment information. When bulk updating a field or a tab, data will either be replaced (in the case of text fields and drop-down menus) or added (in the case of Stakeholders and combo boxes). Data cannot be bulk deleted. Bulk Update Environments To […]

Manage Home

The Home page feature allows administrators to set up a navigation hub or help site page for the company, which will be the first page new users see. The Home page can contain: Internal and external links. Text. Links to images and other media. Here are some examples of the ways […]

Widget Grid Customization

The Widget Grid Customization allows administrators to customize the widgets on the Home page. Widgets appear in groups of three. If the number of widgets is not a multiple of three, the final one or two widget areas will be blank. Location of the Widgets on the Home Page To […]

Quick Links Customization

The Quick Links Customization allows administrators to customize the quick links at the top of the Home page. Location of Quick Links in the Home Page To locate Quick Links: Click the Plutora icon in the blue navigation menu at the top of the page. Quick Links are located halfway […]

Home Page Customization

The Home Page Customization allows administrators to select the link in the Plutora icon in the blue navigation menu. Location of the Plutora Icon Link The Plutora icon is always enabled and is the on the left-hand side of the blue navigation menu.   Select the Plutora Icon Link To select the link […]