Features & Analytics
CAST Highlight delivers the features and analytics you need to rapidly assess and manage your application portfolio with code-level facts, not opinions.
Helicopter View on your Portfolio Health
Highlight enables you to quickly and objectively measure the risk, complexity and cost of your application portfolio – in days. Using a distributed and painless process, you can have exclusive insight into application risks and opportunities before any investment, rationalization or retirement decision is made on an IT asset.
Fact-Based & Code-Level Risk Analysis
CAST has been a leader in Software Quality Measurement since 1990. Highlight searches for hundreds of problematic code patterns and bad programming practices that increase risks and costs in your software. Performance, reliability, robustness & readability metrics give you facts about your portfolio you’ve never seen before.
How are your applications compared to industry peers? Are your core business applications more risky or complex than the average? Highlight benchmarks each application in your portfolio against 1200+ anonymous applications. Compare “apples to apples” using more than a dozen benchmarking dimensions (e.g. technology, application type or exposure, team skills and turnover ratio, total end-users, etc.).
Thanks to a distributed workflow, adding a new application in Highlight takes minutes only: scan code locally, answer a short web-based survey, your application is instantly available in Highlight.
Local Code Scan
We care about data privacy. At any moment, your source code doesn’t leave your infrastructure. Scan your application locally with our Highlight Agent, then upload metrics. See how it works
Scan 16+ Technologies
Know the version, type and licensing of the frameworks used by your applications. Highlight references 100+ frameworks such as AngularJS, Spring, Backbone, Symfony, Zend, Hibernate, etc.
At each level of your organization, enroll users with different profiles and associated visibility: Portfolio Managers, Contributors and Viewers.
Integration with EA & APM tools
In order to inject objective metrics into the EA and APM process, key Highlight indicators can now be integrated into third-party solutions such as Mega, BiZZdesign and Casewise.
Flexible Dashboard Filtering
You can filter results you’re seeing in the different screens & dashboards: by domains (eg: Business Units), technologies or specific time ranges, or a combination of these filtering criteria.
Portfolio Data Export
Export your portfolio results in standard formats. Highlight natively supports PowerPoint, but also XML and CSV data export in order to let you build custom reports on top of CAST Highlight outputs.
Gather and aggregate data on your applications across your organization, to build exclusive additional risk analyses. These custom surveys can also be used for internal benchmarks of your entire portfolio.
Start your free trial – Get 30-day free access to Highlight and start assessing your portfolio today (up to 5 applications, unlimited users).