Application discovery, testing and documentation environment in the cloud
The next level application testing and documentation - triples your productivity!
Discovery is the turnkey online solution that helps to create your app documentation in a snap – with built-in Windows virtual machines, automated screenshotting of your actions as well as comprehensive documentation generation based on our or your templates
Cloud-Based Efficiency and Empowerment
Our software testing and documentation solution offers a wide range of unique benefits, designed to streamline your processes with technology, to empower various stakeholders, and to increase security.
Our turnkey Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ecosystem is hosted entirely in the cloud. With all the necessary tools and resources available, you can efficiently test and document your software on Windows without the need for an on-premises infrastructure.
Our platform provides a secure VDI environment, safeguarding your business-critical software and sensitive data against unauthorized access. Industry-standard security measures are implemented to comply with your business and IT security needs.
Benefit from our built-in workflow system, enabling seamless collaboration and optimization of upstream and downstream processes, such as performing initial installations, software validations and certifications, as well as application packaging and package testing. This powerful workflow system ensures compliance, smooth handoffs, reduces bottlenecks, and enhances overall productivity and quality.
Experience the convenience of accessing Windows virtual machines directly in your browser. No need for own hardware or software (apart from the software you'd like to discover), complex setups or installations. Our platform provides a user-friendly virtual machine environment for easy software installation, testing, and documention.
Our solution captures on-screen activities automatically and inserts those screenshots into comprehensive and beautiful documents. Never miss a beat and have all critical information documented automatically. Generate HTML and PDF reports effortlessly to significantly enhance the quality of your documents and compliance with documentation requirements and regulations such as GxP/GMP.
Rely on our managed environment that remains up to date with the latest industry standards. We prioritize security and compliance, ensuring that your software testing and packaging activities align with your business needs and regulations.
Whether you use Discovery as a standalone solution or integrate it into a larger application lifecycle process, we got you covered. Effortlessly customize the platform to your needs, and integrate it with your existing processes, workflows and infrastructure.
Suits any IT skill level thanks to online assistants – helps IT pros, power users and the occasional IT user to perform their software jobs with utmost efficiency and convenience
Easy setup and access
Turnkey, cloud-enabled SaaS platform, requiring only a modern browser with access to the Discovery portal over the internet via HTTPS. No own infrastracture needed
Integrate the Discovery workflow system, its virtual test environment and documentation tooling in an easy way with your processes and ITSM systems. Native ServiceNow support, any other tool via API
Brings down TCO by leveraging efficiencies through stakeholder involvement and empowerment as well as through increased “first time right” and less iterations thanks to substantially improved output quality.
What is Discovery?
Discovery is a cloud-based application discovery, testing and documentation environment. It is a solution that allows users to install, test, and document the installation and configuration of Windows-based software within their web browser on cloud virtual machines (VMs) automatically.
For whom is Discovery?
Discovery is designed for application owners, software engineers, IT professionals, and non-IT business users involved in application discovery, testing, and documentation processes.
Where is Discovery hosted?
The Discovery SaaS platform is hosted on Microsoft Azure in the EU West (Netherlands) region, with the VDI component being hosted at Hetzner in Germany.
What is Discovery's advantage over Snipping Tool, SnagIt and other screencapturing tools?
Discovery comes with "always-fresh" virtual machines, which you would need to obtain elsewhere otherwise (or use your local computer, worst case). VMs can be reverted to their fresh state at any time. You can also create VM snapshots to save intermediary states of your work and roll back to them as needed. Discovery also creates HTML and PDF documentation files automatically, so you can avoid the hassle of inserting screenshots into Winword.
Which operating systems do you provide for Discovery?
We ship 3 default images as part of an out-of-the-box experience: Windows Server 2016 (Widnows 10 desktop experience) Windows Server 2012 R2 (Windows 8.1 desktop experience) Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows 7 desktop experience) We also do provide VDI and physical machines on-premise with Apptimized TO GO option for any Windows OS younger than Windows 7 w/o .NET Framework 4.6
Can I have my own OS images?
Yes, you can provide your own virtual disk images (bring your own image).
Can I have Windows 11 without bringing my own image?
If your license agreement with Microsoft permits, we can host instances of Windows 11 on your behalf. Those instances / images are exclusive to you, as well as the underlying physical hosts.
How many users and projects can I have?
With an enterprise license you can have unlimited users, yet the number of concurrent users is 50. You can assign free "seats" to your users at any time as needed. The number of projects you can have is infinite.