Analyst Workbench

Analyst Workbench Features

The ib-ARM Analyst Workbench is the key component for delivering repository content. It provides end-users with functionality to view, print and/or export repository content. The Analyst Workbench includes a rich set of functionality to assist in the understanding and analysis of the application portfolio. This includes:

  • Inventory – provides a component (metadata) inventory of all application objects.
  • Component Properties – the property view of each parsed component documents a variety of attributes collected during parsing. Component properties are custom configurable and can include user defined attributes.
  • Relationships - users can easily navigate a series of relationship maps to trace all captured component types and their relationships, intra- and inter-application.
  • Search – the tool’s Search Facility allows fast access to metadata component and source references across all included technologies. From simple to complex searches users can use a variety of wildcards and filters to define very specific, precise search targets.
  • Extended Impact - these views eliminate step-by-step tracing along relationship paths and provide a one-click snapshot of related components.
  • Impact Analysis - this facility is a sophisticated extension of the tool’s extended impact capability. It is based on tracing direct and transitive relationships via data-flows as they exist in the application. It provides true impact based on configurable analysis rules. Impact can be quantified in terms of effort and cost.
  • Extensive Visualization – the tool offers extensive visualization into the inherent application structure. Call trees, job flows, flow charts, inheritance diagrams, physical data model diagrams are generated dynamically to help enhance the application discovery and understanding process.

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Who Benefits?
Anyone who needs to synthesize information that comes from disparate sources will greatly benefit from having that information already compiled and in a single source. This includes:

  • Systems Analysts / Developers – to view application design, structure and organization and analyze proposed application changes.
  • Architects – to view existing application structure and physical implementation.
  • QA/Testers – to assess the completeness and appropriateness of test scenarios and trace from test cases to application objects.
  • Business Analysts – to view accurate and comprehensive mapping of business processes and information needs into an implementing suite of applications