Release Notes – Highlight February 2016

We’re proud to announce the new release of CAST Highlight. This new version introduces major changes and improvements of the User Experience with a completely new interface, providing you with more analytics and interactivity. See below what’s new in CAST Highlight.

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BusinessValueA brand new UI

The interface has been entirely revisited to improve the User Experience and support mobile device navigation.


CodeAlertsAdditional details on Risks and Code Alerts

Highlight now displays additional information that explains risk values. For a given application, the product lists the most frequent and most impacting code alerts and riskiest files found during the code scan, for each technology and risk factor.


ConfigurableChartsConfigurable Charts

Portfolio bubble charts can now be customized by selecting sizing metrics (lines of code, FTE, back-fired function points…) as the bubble size.


TrendsVariationsTrends on Variations

Trends (previously called evolution) can now be displayed by variation to easily spot risks or metrics that increased the most over time.


FilterableHomepageFilterable Homepage

Filters now work even from the homepage, allowing users to start their journey across portfolio analytics by aggregating and filtering data by domains, technologies or timeframes.


ScreenTourScreen Tour

Lost in the new version? On each screen of the portal, a contextual help will provide brief information on indicators and features you’re seeing. To open the screen tour, click on the user icon from the top right menu, then click on “Help me”.


CampaignsProgressIndicatorCampaign Progress Indicator

For Portfolio Managers to track progress of their scan campaigns, including a progress bar showing their current campaign statuses.


ManagePortfolioAdvanced Portfolio Management Features

Applications and user administration actions (create, edit, move) can now be done from a unique screen.


DomainsBusiness Units become Domains and are now hierarchical

In the new version, the Business Units are now named Domains to be more generic and fit more with many of our customer use cases.  In the new version, Portfolio Managers can now define multiple levels of domains to increase analytic capability of the dashboards (e.g.: Global Company, Markets, Departments, Development Teams), and easily manage user rights and visibility accordingly.


WatchlistApplication Watchlist

With a simple click, “favorite” any application you would like to investigate later.


LocalAgent-JapaneseLocal Agent Internationalization

The Local Agent is now available in French and Japanese. Interested in another language? Contact the team!


Single-App Mode

Highlight features are now adapted to small shops with a few applications through the “Single-App” account option. In this new mode, surveys (i.e.: Business Value, Software Maintenance and custom questions) and domain management are deactivated, simplifying both workflow and administration of the platform. Want more detail about this new mode? Contact us!