Understanding what is taking place in a company’s development organization is a key element in the decision making process. The WebLayers Dashboard is a critical component of the Governance Framework. It serves as the nerve center for compliance reporting and the cornerstone for code quality improvement and decision-making. The Dashboard enables users throughout the enterprise — business leaders, IT leaders, managers, project leaders, architects, compliance analysts, and others — to view and evaluate the current state of policy compliance and the quality of governance initiatives at the enterprise, organization, individual, and project level.
The goal of Dashboard and Reports is to give immediate visibility into projects, departments, and artifacts that are responsible for the greatest failure rate of policy compliance. Services with non-compliant policies increase the risk for faulty software to be put unknowingly into production. With a robust set of analytics, business and IT leaders are able to quickly see which policies are the toughest on compliance rates. Dashboard and Reports also provide a deeper view to analyze the actual content of problem-causing artifacts.
The Dashboard is organized to give access to the information needed to quantify the rate of compliance and illustrate the success of governance within organizations.
Assess business impact
Understand the impact of non-conformance from both a technical perspective (performance, security, interoperability, etc.) and a business perspective (TCO, time-to-market, legal risk, etc.).
Track key projects based on project-relevant criteria
For example, a new stock trading service may be tracked for conformance to critical criteria including security and performance.
Track Common Languages / Methodologies
Gain visibility into all SOA development and languages including Java, .NET, COBOL, C, C#, C++, DISA security STIGs, CWE, and many more.
Monitor how governance efforts are improving over time.
Drill-down and filters
For complete conformance and audit information at any level, including individual projects, developers or artifacts.
Types of Reporting
• Dashboards graphically represent software compliance over time for the selected organizations, projects, applications, and impact categories. Allowing users to drill down to other dashboards and reports, they highlight problem areas before they become complex and costly problems. Dashboards provide a foundation to support decisions on current projects and a basis to prioritize, plan, and budget further development or compliance initiatives.
• Reports highlight the details on several actions, including artifact analysis against defined policies, enforcement events recorded by WebLayers Center Governors, and policy exemptions granted by supervisors. Allowing investigation and audit by policies or artifacts, users can drill down to the actual artifacts in the WebLayers Conformance Center to understand the exact nature of the policy deviation and learn how to rectify the situation. Reports can be exported to PDF, Excel, or Word for easy distribution to all stakeholders.
By providing immediate and actionable information on projects, resources, and artifacts across the organization, WebLayers’ Governance Dashboards and Reporting provide critical information on non-compliant applications and services that may negatively impact a company’s business, clients, and stakeholders.