Share data across departments
Martin Rowe, Senior Technical Editor- September 1, 2008
No engineer works alone. You're part of a group, and members of a group work together to develop new products and characterize designs.
Enterprise technology helps engineers in all departments share data.
And groups don't work in isolation, either—each group works with other groups across an organization. Test engineering must work with design engineering, production test, quality assurance, and other departments. Thus, people and departments need to share data.
“Enterprise software improves test-engineering collaboration,” a paper written by Gricha Raether of VI Technology, explains how you can use enterprise technology to share data among the departments in your organization. Raether explains that sharing data involves more than simply saving test results in an Excel sheet. Often, you must make data available in a database so others can query the data depending on their needs. Companies often store data in an industry-standard format, but they may use industry-specific software to query the data and produce reports.
Of course, you'll need to share more than just the results of your tests. Raether's paper also discusses how you can use enterprise software and LANs to create test plans and then make the plans available to people in design, test, and production.
To learn more about enterprise software, download the complete paper, "Enterprise software improves test-engineering collaboration."