Author Archives: Davide Vernassa

Spago4Q (SpagoBI for Quality) in the Project Management Portal of Engineering Group

Engineering’s projects offering software development and maintenance services use a support infrastructure in order to manage the service supply according to the defined quality model (CMMI, ISO 9001:2000, AQAP). The API (Access Point to Information) portal is the access point to all services made available by the infrastructure, for the management of: documents at enterprise and single project level project development websites risks and processes of estimation, re-estimation, planning and accounting projects lifecycle (requirements, development, test, bugs management). The integration of Spago4Q in the API Continue reading →

Spago4Q at the European Commission – Directorate General for Regional Policy

The Directorate General for Regional Policy of the European Commission has adopted the free open source platform Spago4Q, within the Project Management Service (PMS) of the A4-IT Unit. This unit is committed to delivering secure, responsive, high-quality, customer-oriented services and to fostering a productive environment for the DG REGIO. Spago4Q is part of the Quality Management System that allows the A4-IT unit to perform the continuous monitoring of quality indicators and to collect data concerning the delivered products and services. Specifically, thanks to its extraction Continue reading →

Spago4Q for Consip – Ministry of Economy and Finance

The open source Spago4Q platform has been used by Consip – a public stock company owned by Italy’s Ministry of the Economy and Finance – within the Information Technology services management, supporting the maintenance and evolution of its information systems. Consip’s mission is that of managing and developing the Ministry’s information systems, providing technological, organizational and process know-how. The company also manages the program for the rationalization of public purchases. To carry out its activities, Consip avails itself of the collaboration of some IT service Continue reading →

Spago4Q at the Veneto Region – Operative Governance System

Large Public Administrations generally entrust ICT service providers to realize their projects and to supply maintenance services on their software applications and hardware infrastructures. As a consequence, Public Administrations play a double role: they provide services to citizens, enterprises and public servants, while they are customers of ICT service providers. Therefore, Public Administrations aim to purchase quality from service providers in order to supply quality services. The governance of the supplied services requires the monitoring and control of the contractual service levels (Service Level Agreements Continue reading →

Spago4Q improves IT service quality in the finance domain

The open source Spago4Q platform analyzes data and quality indicators to monitor the maintenance services delivered by the Solutions Laboratory of Engineering Group’s Finance Department in charge of the development of software solutions designed for financial markets. Spago4Q allows the project managers to monitor the workflow and economic trend of the Solutions Laboratory according to specific service levels defined for each product and customer. Spago4Q offers insightful reports and dashboards with different detail levels, based on static data, volume data and performance data.The reporting system Continue reading →

Productivity Intelligence: a comprehensive approach to measure quality in software development processes with Spago4Q

Engineering Group has adopted an innovative approach within its Software Labs to measure quality in software development processes. This Productivity Intelligence approach lets Quality emerge as the result of 3 dimensions of analysis: Economic benefits, Technical properties and Social impact. Engineering’s Software Labs (ESL) include hundreds of software engineers and developers committed to providing enterprises and public administrations with software applications based on state-of-the-art technologies and consolidated quality standards, bringing innovation into the Information Technology market. Spago4Q is the open source tool that allows ESL Continue reading →

AUSL Cesena (Italy) Adopts Spagic for the Management of Its Healthcare Processes

By means of the VENUS project, the AUSL Cesena (an Italian Public Healthcare company) has realized a platform able to design, develop, monitor and manage the healthcare processes in order to integrate approximately 20 applications that relate, on TCP/IP protocol, HL7 messages, following the prevalent message communication standard used in the healthcare sector. The guidelines in the definition of the architecture have been: reliability, robustness, high service availability and performances. By means of Spagic, a SOA/BPM integration platform compliant with “EDI” HL7 architecture model has Continue reading →

DIGEAC Project of Veneto Region Adopts Spagic as SOA/BPM Middleware of the New Integration Platform

The DIGEAC Project of Veneto Region handles the management of various processes coming both from external and internal applications, such as payment orders, Identity Access Management, digital signature, documents conservation, treasury services. To this end a new integration platform using Spagic as SOA/BPM middleware has been realized. This platform is compliant with CNIPA (Italian governmental agency) Interoperability guidelines. The main requirements in the definition of the architecture have been: reliability, robustness, high service availability and performances. Spagic improves the efficiency of all the actors involved Continue reading →

Spagic for Favini – Support System for the Purchase Management

Favini, with more than 500 employees, is leader in paper production offering all kinds of paper for any application. Spagic has been used in order to realize an automatic system for the management of the purchase orders approval using a BlackBerry mobile device. The purchase orders are handled by a SAP backend application and the introduction of Spagic as integration backbone enables the operators to view and approve the purchase orders at any time and everywhere, using a BlackBerry device. This allows to fulfill the Continue reading →

Nuova Trend adopts Spagic for the ISVAP Insurance Cost Estimation System

ISVAP, the Italian Organization to Monitor the Private and Public Interest Insurances, has created a new centralized application for the cost estimation of a car insurance, in the context of the set of rules concerning the national car insurances policies named “RC Auto”. ISVAP has asked the insurance agencies to release a webservice which supplies an anonymous cost estimation in a standard format. Nuova Trend, a company of Engineering Group producing insurance and banking software solutions, has realized a new customizable product. It adds various Continue reading →