Out-of-the-box and custom integrations with aqua

aqua ALM nails regulatory compliance in Medicine

aqua is a test management solution specifically designed for heavily regulated industries. aqua meets all requirements and standards needed for a medical company in both Europe and US

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Covering all regulatory angles

Here are all medicine-specific regulations and standards that aqua meets:

 

  • ISO 14971, FMEA
  • IEC 62304
  • ISO 13485
  • EN 60601-1 / IEC 60601-1
  • CFR Title 21 FDA Part 820 Quality System Regulation
  • No-SOUP Policy

aqua proudly serves 10+ enterprise medical companies to level up their QA

Our work starts with a QA audit to identify needs, the biggest bottlenecks in the current workflow, and the challenges behind them. Below are some of our findings

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Strict traceability requirements

Medical companies are under greater scrutiny than most when it comes to traceability. It proves difficult to find a suitable test management solution with the functionality to create and maintain requirements traceability matrix

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Risk-based testing prioritisation

The cost of error for medical companies is wellbeing and even the lives of human beings, not just money. While the nature of software development makes resolving all issues impossible, it’s important not to waste an hour. Smart prioritisation is vital

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Proper access restrictions

Medicine very much operates on a need to know basis, and software development is no exception. Commercial software that offers user permission profiles instead of subtler tweaks is not good enough

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Mandatory digital signatures

Increased traceability also carries increased accountability. Digital signatures are a must to ensure that any potential cases of regulatory negligence can be investigated with minimal harm to the company

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Integrating in-house software

Incorporating your own tools with a commercial solution is tricky. Most offer integrations with other popular this-party tools. Hooking in-house tools, however, is not always possible. Giving up them means spending extra time and money on replacement & training

Key aqua features that enable medical companies

aqua helps follow regulatory requirements, provides medical-specific functionality, and enables you to optimise a wide range of testing and development procedures

Test scenarios and dependencies

aqua can be integrated with any in-house or third-party tool via REST API. You can use it to send data to aqua or retrieve anything from aqua. Our implementation has 600-page documentation and continues to receive updates

Test scenarios & dashboards

aqua helps you group tests by their priority through labels and, more efficiently, test scenarios. You can easily see when the most sensitive pieces of your software no longer have any major issues.

Dashboards also help management quickly navigate the situation. They can show the status of your tests in real-time and come with KPI Alerts to let you know if anything key goes wrong

Out-of-the-box and custom integrations with aqua
Granular user permissions

aqua offers advanced user permission management. You can assign employees pre-defined roles or create custom roles that suit your data access policy better. There are over 100 permissions that you can give and revoke at any time

Advanced user permission management in aqua tool
Digital signature functionality*

*Coming Soon

aqua allows your employees and managers to sign off changes to the software project. Just like with our regular logging functionality, digital signatures can’t be tampered with and are stored for all past and present employees

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Requirements Traceability Matrix*

*Coming Soon

aqua provides a fully compliant requirements traceability matrix to visualise how your test cases cover all the user requirements. It comes in an audit-ready form to save you the hassle.

aqua also offers extensive automated logging of actions done to all items on your server. It is ready to be exported and presented to authorities whenever needed

requirements Traceability Matrix

Test scenarios and dependencies

aqua can be integrated with any in-house or third-party tool via REST API. You can use it to send data to aqua or retrieve anything from aqua. Our implementation has 600-page documentation and continues to receive updates

Test scenarios & dashboards

aqua helps you group tests by their priority through labels and, more efficiently, test scenarios. You can easily see when the most sensitive pieces of your software no longer have any major issues.

Dashboards also help management quickly navigate the situation. They can show the status of your tests in real-time and come with KPI Alerts to let you know if anything key goes wrong

Out-of-the-box and custom integrations with aqua

Granular user permissions

aqua offers advanced user permission management. You can assign employees pre-defined roles or create custom roles that suit your data access policy better. There are over 100 permissions that you can give and revoke at any time

Advanced user permission management in aqua tool

Digital signature functionality*

*Coming Soon

aqua allows your employees and managers to sign off changes to the software project. Just like with our regular logging functionality, digital signatures can’t be tampered with and are stored for all past and present employees

Digital signature

Requirements Traceability Matrix*

*Coming Soon

aqua provides a fully compliant requirements traceability matrix to visualise how your test cases cover all the user requirements. It comes in an audit-ready form to save you the hassle.

aqua also offers extensive automated logging of actions done to all items on your server. It is ready to be exported and presented to authorities whenever needed

requirements Traceability Matrix

Traceability

Many companies can track bugs and test their software development fine without a pro-tracking system. But aqua brings full traceability to your organisation and helps you to find answers to the most important questions in a matter of minutes:

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Is this requirement tested at all/ tested enough?

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Who did test that and how?

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What did they do exactly to verify it works?

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With what kind of data? User inputs?

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What version have they tested, in which browser & OS?

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Have the test cases been reviewed and possibly updated after the requirement changed?

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What defects have been found? Have they been retested? How exactly have they been retested?

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Who did change the requirement? What has been changed?

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REST API protects your workflow

Using a test management solution with REST API means that you can link any tool with it. aqua’s solution uses oauth2 tokens for you to connect third-party tools, meaning that integrations are smooth yet safe.

Here are some examples of what you can do with REST API:

 

  • Process information from aqua items and test executions
  • Create new aqua items or modify existing ones
  • Grant/revoke user permissions
  • Create test executions
  • Automate bulk inputs such as assigning thousands of users to a project
  • Create interfaces to use aqua as part of in-house systems or automation tools
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Consistent testing protects your business

Our testing functionality helps you achieve 100% test coverage with as little redundant effort as possible. This way you make sure that vital tests are not ignored in the pre-release rush while potentially postponing others.

Here’s what makes testing with aqua smooth:

 

  • aqua supports unlimited number of test cases and test scenarios
  • You can easily copy and paste test steps between test cases
  • Test scenarios can reuse as many test cases as you need
  • Test scenarios always use the latest version of test cases, saving hours on otherwise updating test scenarios manually
  • Test cases, too, can be updated in bulk, so you avoid making the same changes dozens of times
  • Nested test cases prevent duplicates: you can even have one master test case that governs all the test cases
  • Nested test cases automatically act as dependencies, ensuring your QA doesn’t sign off the new build before essential tests are green
  • aqua stores history of test executions so you can verify what exactly was tested and compare it to previous executions
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Reporting wizard meets needs with many extras

aqua’s reporting wizard is not bound to templates: it’s you who makes the templates. These templates can be reused for future reports and shared with the team so they can make a version that reflects their work better. Here are just some things that aqua reports provide:

 

  • Table of contents
  • Element tree to easily pull data into report
  • Custom layout
  • Drag-and-drop for pictures, labels & more
  • Custom bands
  • Text & image formatting (text size, borders, element behaviour, etc.)
  • Diagrams
  • Pivot tables
  • Scripts
  • Parametrisation

This degree of customisation does more than just making your work efficient. It also enables you to create risk management templates. Just like reports, they can be shared with team members and filled out within aqua or outside of it

Integration

aqua integrates with all the most popular tools among testers:

PowerShell & UnixShell

Perform shell tests and utilise shell scripts no matter the OS

Ranorex

Automate testing for your web, mobile, and desktop software

Jenkins

Harness continuous integration and continuous delivery with industry’s leading automation server

UFT

Utilise a 20-year-old solution for automating functional and regression testing

Selenium

Test web applications efficiently with Selenium’s simple web browser automation solution

JMeter

Run load testing enhanced by dozens of third-party plugins

MSSQL

Automate database testing for databases powered by MSSQL

SoapUI

Nail manual and automated API testing

Oracle

Automate database testing for databases powered by Database Oracle and MySQL

and of course, REST API

You can connect aqua with any tool that your company uses for testing or any other purposes. It doesn't matter if the other tool is too new or niche: REST API is a universal answer

Migration

Switching to aqua is simple as that and cost-effective

Compared to other vendors, you don't need additional costly migration tools. aqua’s team has developed our own migration solution. It reads all data from your current software, converts it into suitable formats, then writes it to aqua, allowing to:

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Migrate huge data
volumes

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Fulfill explicit compliance
regulations

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Ensure revision security
throughout the migration

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Preserve expanded File history right after the migration is done

Migration to aqua on average takes 1 day:

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Merge the fields of your system with the fields and values of the aqua elements (requirement, test cases, and test scenarios)

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Import the created file to aqua

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Our migration tool converts all read-out data into a needed format and imports it right to aqua

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Thanks to the intuitive, well-structured, and multilingual software interface, your testers master most of aqua’s functions after just a few hours

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Read our product guide to learn what features make aqua a money-saver for regulated industries

Our clients speak for us

Companies that want to keep up with digital change trust in aqua

“I was surprised to find such a comprehensive and mature tool for test management in the German market without having taken it seriously beforehand. aqua offers a connection to our existing tools like J-Meter, Jira and SoapUI. We have successfully replaced Testlink and have achieved impressive transparency across the entire QA.”

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Jörg Großmann
Head of Development, Bank 11

“I was impressed by the fact that such a large project with data transfer ran relatively more smoothly than a version upgrade of the Quality Center with project migration. We are happy to have chosen aqua.”

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Stefan Halstenberg
Product Owner Testing Tools, Atruvia AG

“For many years, aqua has been the central component of our test management. Further test automation and test tools as well as databases are connected around aqua. The aqua support and development team is a reliable partner for the implementation of the customer requirements of the KBA.”

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Jörn-Hendrick Sörensen
Test Manager, KBA

“Manual test cases are easily automated with aqua. Seamless integration with test automation tools helps here. Test cases can then be executed with different test data, thanks to variable sets maintained in aqua.”

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Dennis Seidel
QA Specialist, megapharm

“Thanks to aqua we were able to take our test management to a new level. The possibility to design modular and parameterizable test cases leads to a very slim structure, enables a high reusability and accelerates the creation of new tests. We are happy to have chosen aqua.”

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Slavcho Mavrodiev
Head of Software Development, CREM SOLUTIONS
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