Unexpected side effects may arise due to a modification in your PowerBuilder and Oracle code. They could appear any time in the cycle, even after they are in production, and are costly to resolve.
If you need to change any items in your application (object, method, variable, table, procedure or column used...) run an Impact Analysis with Visual Expert for PowerBuilder and Oracle before modifying your code.
Enable team members to collaborate with Visual Expert, during a migration or when maintaining a large application:
You can analyze both client (PowerBuilder) and Server code (Oracle PL/SQL) in the same project. This greatly helps maintaining the dependencies between the front and back ends of your system.
You can include multiple applications in a single Visual Expert project thereby completing a cross sectional analyses. VE is made to support large volumes, especially when installed on a server: you can add as much code as you want in your project!
Multiple users can share the same Visual Expert project. Everyone can explore the same application at the same time, and share results of impact analysis and code exploration...
Dead code detection: Visual Expert identifies the objects, methods, variables and parameters no longer used in your application. It also provides some metrics and statistics about your code.
Code Analysis and Doc generation can be refreshed automatically, on a regular basis. You can delegate these tasks to a server, to free up a developer PC and support very large volumes of code. Analysis and documentation are always up-to-date, and available to all developers.
Visual Expert automatically keeps multiple analyses of the same project. You can go back on previous versions of the application in order to explore past versions of your code.
(The) More you work with Visual Expert - more you understand how convenient it is. (...) I cannot remember so powerful tool that allows a user to become familiar with a new application in literally a few hours
Using VE features allows a much quicker turnaround and reduces expenses and free resources for more productive work.