smartfacts aims to be the perfect gateway into the world of IBM Jazz for all non-Rational modeling tools like MagicDraw, Enterprise Architect, Matlab Simulink, Innovator, Integrity Modeler, etc. The smartfacts – Jazz integration allows to build and maintain OSLC links from any Jazz artifact to any artifact of the mentioned modeling tools. Both scenarios, global config management enabled and disabled are supported. Links can be added in the Jazz applications, in smartfacts as well as in the modeling tool and link targets can be consumed in all three perspectives as well via delegated UIs.
We have built the first full blown OSLC CM provider for Jira. This addon which is only installed on the Jira side allows to manage bidirectional links between Jira issues and OSLC artifacts. This scenario is especially designed for the use of bidirectional links between Jira and IBM Jazz (Rational DOORS Next generation and Rational Quality Manager artifacts as well as Rational Team Concert work items). In addition, the addon allows to add unidirectional references from Jira text fields (description or comment) to any of the above-mentioned artifacts.
The smartfacts web application is based on an extensive REST layer. We have published this REST layer, so you can use each function to implement your own application based on REST.
There is a price per user and month independent of the number of tool formats you would like to use.
Usually a machine with 64 GB RAM, 500 GB solid state disc, Debian linux, docker and access to an LDAP directory is sufficient for a professional start. Of course, a growing number of models might require adoptions.
We provide a plugin for every tool that allows to user to use a little wizard to publish a model to smartfacts. The wizard just collects some meta data. So, you have to decide whether to publish a new model or a new version of an existing model. You have to select a folder where to publish your model to and provide some meta data. The rest is done by the plugin.
Yes. For each model and each version individual users or groups of users can be granted ownership or visibility rights. Only those users that have ownership or visibility rights are able to find artifacts, are able to navigate to artifacts in the global model warehouse tree, are able to follow links to artifacts, etc. So, every hit list of a search is your personal hit list.
No. smartfacts is a publishing platform. Everybody keeps working in his or her tool of choice. When you come to a point where you want to share your model with others, collaborate and perform analysis on it, then smartfacts is the ideal platform to do that.
You may use smartfacts as a SaaS cloud service from MID or installed on premises. For the installation on premises you will need an LDAP adapter.
No matter which modeling tool you use. Whenever you want to share your model with others, smartfacts is the perfect platform to do that: Easy access, model governance mechanisms, collaboration, linking information independent of tools and powerful analysis can be done on smartfacts.
Usually you maintain models already in some of the well-known tools like MagicDraw, Rhapsody or Innovator. So, the content is already there. You want to leverage its value and improve engineering efficiency. You just publish you models to an instance of smartfacts on day one and instantly benefit from easier access for your colleagues, governance mechanisms, collaboration functionalities and analysis features.
- ARIS (Software AG)
- Enterprise Architect (Sparx)
- Innovator (MID)
- MagicDraw (NoMagic / Dassault Systems)
- Matlab – Simulink – Stateflow (The Mathworks)
- Rhapsody (IBM) – Available soon: Visio, ERwin
- Jira (Atlassian)
- Confluence (Atlassian)
- Stackfield (Stackfield)
- IBM Jazz including
- Rational DOORS Next Generation
- Rational Quality Manager
- Rational Team Concert
- Rational Global Config Manager
- Rational Model Manager
Global Config Management can be enabled / disabled
No. smartfacts is a scalable web application which is structured in docker containers. Every component can be scaled individually. smartfacts has proven good performance for models with more than 1 Mio model elements and more than 50 versions.