The integration of IBM RTC with other non-Jazz based ALM tools is based on the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) architecture that requires only one adapter per tool, thereby making the integration environment readily scalable. The ESB offered by Kovair is called Omnibus Integration Platform.

The Kovair RTC Integration adapter/connector helps in connecting Rational Team Concert to Omnibus. Subsequently, work items in RTC synchronize with the other tools connected to Omnibus - specifically JIRA, Quality Center, SharePoint® and Team Foundation Server. The synchronization of work items across these tools is bi-directional.

The RTC adapter, developed using JAZZ APIs, provides a mechanism to collect events generated in the RTC and performs actions on the RTC Work Items. The events collected by the RTC adapter are sent to the Execution Engine of Kovair Omnibus. The Execution Engine retrieves the event messages collected by RTC adapter, processes those event messages according to pre-defined integration flows, and sends action messages to the other integrated tools through their respective adapters.

The integration rules can be easily configured by the customers using Sync Rules of Rational Team Concert and Kovair's configuration pages. This enables Rational Team Concert to become an integral part of a larger multi-vendor ecosystem of tools typically found in organizations.

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  • Functional details

    1.Synchronization of different work items, relations and their ‘State’ in Rational® Team Concert with different artifacts from different tools

    2.Synchronization of Comments and Attachments

    3.Reflection of actual user of the third party tool in the History of work items in RTC

    4.Support for add/edit/delete option for work items like defects and tasks in RTC and then replicating them in other integrated tools like HP QC, JIRA for further development activities.

    5.End-to-end traceability, consolidated reporting and dashboard

    6.Readily scalable integration environment for future tool enhancements

  • Business problem

    The software development industry is replete with disparate ALM tools that are used ubiquitously and have eventually become the ‘best-of-breed’ tools like HP Quality Center, TFS, SharePoint and JIRA. Most of these ALM tools are OSLC non-compliant.

    Integrating such non Jazz based tools with Rational® Team Concert is a challenge, and Kovair addresses this challenge with the help of its RTC Integration adapter/connector.

  • Business opportunity

    The Rational Team Concert Integration Adapter with its connectivity to the Kovair Omnibus Platform grows in its utility for several additional integrations as Kovair creates more and more integration adapters for any third party or open source tools going forward. 

    Currently Kovair has almost 60+ out-of-the-box integrations with leading third-party tools IBM, Microsoft and Open sources, out of which, 18 integrations are with IBM tools of various domains such as Requirements Management, Design, Coding, Configuration Management, Test Management, Change management, Deploy and Release Management. 

    Kovair integration with IBM legacy tools, Next Generation CLM tools and non-IBM tools help teams to gain ALM tools interoperability, cross-repository syncing, traceability and transparency across development functions. 

    This provides a tremendous resource for any integration needs for any enterprise customer.

  • Return on investment

    The ROI is variable depending on a given situation at a company. One may contact the Kovair Support team for free consultation and understand how this integration solution works for different business use cases. This will provide a clear picture to organizations seeking to optimize tool investments.

  • Competitive advantage

    • Streamlines development processes with integrated Change Management and Configuration Management capabilities.
    • Improves work quality and enhances team productivity through workspace management & parallel development support.
    • Provides consolidated corporate level visibility of real data spanning across several tool and functional boundaries, thereby reducing the administrative overhead.
    • Enables system-defined Work Items, such as defects, tasks, and stories as well as custom Work Items in RTC to flow bi-directionally between RTC and other integrated ALM tools
    • Provides traceability across requirements, test cases, defects, and tasks

     This enables the RTC to become an integral part of a larger eco-system of cross vendor lifecycle tools which is a common scenario in most organizations. 

  • Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Electronics Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Industrial Products Industry

  • Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Product Lifecycle Management
          Engineering and Analysis
          Product Data Management and Collaboration
          Product Lifecycle Express
       System and data management
          Business Resilience
          Data Handling
          Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)

  • Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    South Africa

    Brazil , Canada , Mexico , United States

    Australia , Bangladesh , China , Hong Kong S.A.R. of China , India , Japan , Korea, Republic of , Malaysia , New Zealand , Philippines , Singapore , Sri Lanka

    Belgium , Denmark , Finland , France , Germany , Ireland , Italy , Netherlands , Norway , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Russian Federation , Spain , Sweden , Switzerland , Turkey , United Kingdom

    Egypt , Israel , Pakistan , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates , Yemen

  • Solution collateral

    Name Date Categories
    May 27, 2015 Reference Architecture
    Fact Sheet
    Sales Kits
    Value Proposition
    May 27, 2015 Reference Architecture
    Platform Summary
    Value Proposition

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
       Other non-IBM servers

  • Services

    Services: Application Management
    Services: Custom Application Development
    Services: Integration
    Services: Outsourcing

  • Software

    IBM Rational
          Rational Team Concert

Date last modified:    May 28, 2015


Contact information

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+1.408.262.0200 Extn. 1


Kovair Software, Inc.
2410 Camino Ramon STE 230
San Ramon, CA 94553
United States

+1 408 2620200

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