Plutora Feature Release Notes for December 11, 2016

Features Included in the December 11, 2016 Release

Regional Release Schedule

Region Schedule
Asia-Pacific December 11, 2016
Europe December 18, 2016
Americas To be announced

Functionality Enhancements


The ability to bulk update has been added to the Change page.

“Now I can bulk update Changes, instead of having to open one at a time to make edits.”

Bulk Update Changes

The ability to timeout users has been added to user accounts.

“We hire a lot of contractors and we have to manually track when they leave so we can make their Plutora accounts inactive. Now we can create contractor accounts that timeout on the day that they are due to leave.

User Account Timeouts

  • Previously, administrators had to manually make user accounts inactive if they wanted the users to only access Plutora for a limited time.
  • Now, administrators can set a timeout date for each user, and that user’s account will automatically be set to Inactive at 12 am (00:00) on that date.
  • This means your Plutora accounts will be more secure, with access automatically restricted.
  • The maximum number of days before a user can timeout is 999. Dates after this point will be grayed out.
Set view/edit/hide permissions for Release and PIR by organization (portfolio association).

“The employees in the Sales Department don’t need to see these release custom fields. Now we can hide them completely from every user in that department.”

Limit access to Release and PIR Custom Fields by Organization

New Custom Field type: Currency.

“We needed a currency file type for pay rates. Now we have them.”

New field type: Currency

Insights Dashboard has two new enhancements.

“Insights Dashboard now shows the PIR associated with my Releases and a graph of Defect Density!”

Insights Dashboard Enhancements

  • Now, Insights Dashboard has two new features:
    • Three new PIR Columns: Total PIR #, Action, and PM.
    • Defect Density bar graph: A new column in the Defect Density widget pop up:
      • To find the new column, click the Defect Density widget to open the Defect Density pop up.
      • Defect Density is calculated by dividing the number of test cases executed by the number of severity 1 and 2 defects found. Less than 0.25 is the target.
      • If the result is less than 0.25, the bar will be black. If the result is 0.26 or over, the bar will be red.

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Single TEBRs can now be imported from an Excel (XLS) file.

“I have a lot of TEBRs, with a lot of fields to add, and I’d prefer to upload an Excel file, rather than fill in the TEBR pop up form.”

Import a single TEBR from an Excel file

See your Environment conflicts in TEBRs without a Release.

“Now I get immediate feedback when I book an environment for a TEBR without a Release. I can see whether it has a conflicting booking or not.”

TEBRs without Releases now show Environment conflicts

In Email Template Wizard, Entity TEBRs and the Trigger Created have a new conditional trigger filter interface to fine tune how you send your emails.

“Some of our environments are literally under lock and key. Now we can set up an email template to send an email to the staff member with the key whenever we need to update those environments.”

Email Notifications for Environment Creators

  • Previously, Email Template Wizard had only two Trigger Option filters (Status and Type) available  for the Entity TEBRs and the Trigger Created.
  • Now, these Trigger Options have been replaced with a conditional triggering filter interface that contains all the available TEBR fields.
    TEBRs enable conditional triggering toggle switch
  • If you already have email templates with the old Type and Status filters, they will be automatically transferred to the new conditional filter.

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