software engineering

When operating a controlled software development process, companies need comprehensive review capabilities underpinned by reporting and metrics to satisfy regulators, ensure traceability and confirm delivery of products fit for purpose.

The complexity of software engineering is spiraling ever upward as products become more sophisticated and requirements change more fluidly than before. Whether you work in Medical Devices or in the Defense, Manufacturing and other such quality-intensive industries, following a formal review process during software development is essential. A solution that combines the benefits of advanced review functionality with the accountability of detailed metrics can make all the difference.

The review of code and associated documentation throughout the software development lifecycle is both demanding and time consuming. PleaseReview brings rigour to the entire process with its unique collaborative co-authoring and review environment.

metrics for defect analysis

From requirements through to design and coding, PleaseReview ensures full traceability of comments and changes both upstream in the process and between versions, allowing you to identify where an error has been made. By picking up issues earlier in the process, significant rework is avoided.

more key benefits

A controlled collaborative review environment

PleaseReview can transform software delivery by making the process more collaborative, productive and transparent, reducing both risk and cost
Secure, simultaneous access to the same copy of the document




whether online or offline, in the office or remote, using a PC or tablet everyone can work on the review: improving team collaboration, avoiding duplication of effort, enhancing transparency and reducing review cycles
Specialist review functionality, including automated consolidation of proposed changes and comments


preventing the need for manual rework and subsequently reducing the risk of human error - resulting in improved document quality

     
 Automated metrics capture, combined with the reduction in review cycles and enhanced participant collaboration, means PleaseReview provides significant time savings with related cost reductions, resulting in quicker delivery of products to market.

  

  

  • eWEEK Labs' tests show that PleaseReview does a good job of simplifying what would ordinarily be a complex task of compiling and resolving revisions in multiple versions of a document.” eWeek.com | technology news
  • Upgrading our system was a major leap for Acorda. Not only did this mean significant feature changes for us, but also a rather challenging upgrade path for PleaseTech to work with. The upgrade was very smooth, the application stable and our end user community was thrilled when we went live. All in all this was a very successful project thanks to PleaseTech.” Josh Bauer, Asst. Director, Network Operations - Acorda Therapeutics | life sciences
  • PleaseReview is one of the most valuable proposal tools on the planet.” Carrie Ratcliff, Project Manager - DynCorp International | government & defense
  • We believe that there are many and varied uses for PleaseReview in the Department of Defense due to the diversity and disparate locations of individuals and groups tasked to review and update required documentation.” Robert Pastusek, President c; CEO - Holmes-Tucker International | government & defense
  • We have been able to almost eliminate the amount of time authors spend collating comments into the next version and are now far more efficient about resolution of conflicting reviewer comments.” Matt Fitzpatrick, Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. | life sciences
  • PleaseReview is a highly recommended document review software tool that requires easy installation and provides a user friendly approach to document review.” Mary Bogdanovski, Regulatory Affairs Manager - CSL Behring | life sciences
  • Our review process is now so much more efficient. PleaseReview helps us get documents completed faster and communication is so much easier.” Vicki Mitchell, Director, SoC Software - Altera Corporation | engineering
  • (PleaseReview) controls the process and helps keep it very organized. You can view all comments and edits by the entire group instead of multiple versions being edited in a vacuum.” user - 'top 10' pharmaceutical company | life sciences
  • One of the reasons why we selected the PleaseReview tool was the fact that the PleaseTech organization had been very, very helpful during our test and evaluation period. I am glad to report that PleaseTech has never disappointed us!.” another satisfied customer
  • The fundamental benefits are time and cost savings for those who create and review documents. The ability to create, review and publish documents more quickly can provide a number of less tangible benefits, such as faster delivery of proposals, an enhanced ability to comply with specific legal requirements, better version control, and less reliance on emailing documents to collaborators.” Michael Osterman, Founder - Osterman Research | market research & analysis
  • We found it (PleaseReview) to be a tool that expedites the document review process markedly...PleaseReview is also very user friendly and there was an instant love of the product not only in our Clinical and Regulatory Departments but across all operational areas on site.” A prospective customer after evaluation, now a customer | life sciences
  • I have had first hand experience with PleaseReview and speak highly of this smart software tool. PleaseReview will definitely aid the US government and federal agencies in their document review process.” anon | LinkedIn
  • Authors now spend more time focused on the development of document content rather than document formatting.” Matt Fitzpatrick, Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. | life sciences
  • Users find it (PleaseReview) a familiar and comfortable tool to work with and there is no more confusion with multiple comments on the same topic.” Vicki Mitchell, Director, SoC Software - Altera Corporation | engineering
  • …(a colleague) was trying to find Word or Google applications that would have the same functionality as PleaseReview. As hard as (they) tried, (they) couldn’t even find anything that was even close to PleaseReview.” a satisfied recent customer | life sciences
  • We remain convinced that PleaseReview is the best available product to meet the requirements collaboration and coordination needs of our customers.” Ken Thetford, Chief Operations Officer - Holmes-Tucker International | government & defense
  • Our users are very satisfied with the system and find it very easy to use and clear in its instructions. We are also extremely satisfied with the helpdesk support which delivers efficient and quick day to day service.” Karen Olsen, Global strategic publications planning manager - Ferring International Center | pharmaceuticals
  • Collaborative reviews can take place in real time, and are fully auditable; and the simple, yet powerful review features of PleaseReview make the job of producing quality proposals far, far easier.” Rob Stainsby, Manager of Technical Design Consultancy - Attenda | information technology
  • I am 100% delighted with PleaseReview. It has freed me from days of comment incorporation and playing referee!” Kristi Boehm, Manager of Medical Writing, - US biopharmaceutical company | life sciences
  • I have been working on an internal specification which requires bringing together the opinions of many stakeholders. PleaseReview is a good forum for this as it is easy to get them all involved.” Mark Ainsworth, PSoC Applications Engineer Principal - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation | technology
  • PleaseReview assists in keeping the focus on the content of the document rather than the process or tool.” Robert Pastusek, President & CEO - Holmes-Tucker International | government & defense
  • We chose to have a hosted solution as it meant we didn’t need to worry about supporting the PleaseReview system ourselves. In the four years since making that decision, we haven’t experienced any issues - in fact it has been remarkably stable, with no associated downtime whatsoever.” Karen Valentino, Vice President of Program Management - Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. | pharmaceuticals
  • Companies looking for an easy way to collaborate on documents with external entities - including partners and customers - will find PleaseReview a flexible, easy-to- use collaboration platform.” eWeek.com | technology news
  • As everyone can enter the review at the same time they can see what others are doing and so no longer work in a vacuum.” Kristi Boehm, Manager of Medical Writing, - US biopharmaceutical company | life sciences
  • PleaseReview is a consistent, systemised, and easy to use replacement for the manual process we put up with before.” Ben Newell, Configuration Manager - NATS | air services
  • PleaseReview has been a great success in our company and our users have been happy with how easy the software is to use. I continue to receive positive feedback from them.” Matt Fitzpatrick, Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. | life sciences
  • Our product search showed it (PleaseReview) was the only application specifically designed for collaborative document review and co-authoring.” John Skears, Program Manager - CANDU Owners Group | nuclear
  • PleaseReview is a powerful and unique piece of technology that completely alters the way a business can manage co-authoring and collaborative review of documents, combining intuitive ease of use with absolute control and accountability.” DM Magazine | document & content management
  • We believe that PleaseReview has distinct advantages in ease of collaboration, adjudication of submitted changes and output to near 'signature ready' Word documentation.” Ken Thetford, Chief Operations Officer - Holmes-Tucker International | defense
  • When owning a review, PleaseReview makes it easy to see any issues with either the document or process due to the number of comments made.” user - a 'top 10' pharmaceutical company | life sciences
  • Assembling review report memos by hand used to be difficult. Now, generating these memos through PleaseReview’s reconciliation reports is so much easier and far quicker.” Mark Ainsworth, PSoC Applications Engineer Principal - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation | technology
  • One customer indicated that the document comment adjudication sessions were reduced from two weeks to three days using PleaseReview.” Ken Thetford, Chief Operations Officer - Holmes-Tucker International | government & defense
  • CANDU Owners Group is still in a trial roll out phase of PleaseReview, but from my point of view this product greatly reduces the effort required to administer multi phase reviews. Feedback from reviewers has been that PleaseReview is easy to use and that the ability to thread comments adds to the quality of the review.” John Skears, Program Manager - CANDU Owners Group | nuclear
  • PleaseReview offers a number of useful features, such as confidential review, and the ability to limit particular users’ edits to specific 'zones' within a document.  Because the review process tracks changes in a database and not in the native document application, an independent audit trail can be established for all changes to a document.  This is particularly important in compliance-focused environments.” Michael Osterman, Founder - Osterman Research | market research & analysis
  • PleaseReview is our ‘go-to’ software whenever we have a critical document to edit — we don’t need to think about the process too much anymore!” Karen Valentino, Vice President of Program Management - Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. | pharmaceuticals
  • PleaseReview was an obvious choice for the Editor's award this year, as it stood out as innovative as well as a really well thought-out product.” Dave Tyler, Editor - DM Magazine | document & content management
  • Introducing PleaseReview has enabled us to deploy the staff previously involved in the document review process to other activities.” Ben Newell, Configuration Manager - NATS | air services
  • We are confident that usage of PleaseReview will continue to deliver substantial benefits to both authors and reviewers. Whilst the continuing challenge of competing priorities and resource issues will continue to have an impact, PleaseReview will enable us to get closer to the target 30 day review completion time.” John Skears, Program Manager - CANDU Owners Group | nuclear
  • I honestly don’t understand how we truly dealt with proposal reviews before PleaseReview. This is a highly effective and simple collaborative review tool, and anyone wishing to produce quality output should consider PleaseReview.” Rob Stainsby, Manager of Technical Design Consultancy - Attenda | information technology
  • Your support team was extremely responsive to our recent installation and upgrade questions. It is always a pleasure to work with an organization like PleaseTech.” Mark Kilchenmann, Holmes-Tucker International, Inc. | IT services