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Borland Enhances Requirements Management System to Help Customers Deliver Software that Maps to Business Needs

  • 03 November, 2005 10:44

<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. - Nov. 2, 2005 - Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ NM: BORL), the global leader for Software Delivery OptimisationTM, today announced a new version of its requirements management system-CaliberRMTM 2005. The updated release (CaliberRM 2005 Release 2) is designed to increase communication, productivity and usability when managing requirements across the application lifecycle, with requirements management support for business and IT analysts, project managers, developers and testers.</p>
<p>New capabilities being introduced in this release include improved linking and traceability features to more extensively connect requirements with the rest of the application lifecycle - key to better manage the continuous changes that occur in the software delivery process. It also includes added secure sockets layer (SSL) support for enhanced security and new enterprise-class licensing options to help improve internal tracking, reporting and auditing across teams.</p>
<p>"Change is an inevitable fact that affects all phases of software delivery," said Marc Brown, Director of Product Solutions, Borland. "A comprehensive requirements management system can help IT organisations assess the impact of change, communicate that impact across teams and respond more efficiently to those changes. This, in combination with having the right processes and best practices in place, can help ensure all stakeholders are working together to deliver on up-to-date, common goals."</p>
<p>Rosetta Biosoftware, a leading developer of informatics solutions and provider of services that enable research organisations to conduct life-saving discoveries and develop drugs, uses Borland's CaliberRM and Borland's StarTeam® change management products to manage requirements, source code, change requests and documents related to their bioinformatics solutions.</p>
<p>"The ability to manage change requirements early in the development process is critical to our business. It not only saves our organisation rework, time and money, but ensures that we are creating the highest quality software possible," said Jim Pearson, manager, quality assurance at Rosetta Biosoftware. "The new traceability capabilities incorporated into this release will be of great benefit, helping to improve our communication and streamline the overall development process through greater visibility."</p>
<p>A True Enterprise Requirements Management System, Made Easy
CaliberRM 2005 Release 2 delivers enterprise-class requirements management capabilities in an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Designed to capture and manage business, technical, functional, and operational requirements, it enables stakeholders across the organisation to collaborate effectively so that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to specification.</p>
<p>Enhanced integration with Borland's StarTeam software change and configuration management solution enables users to link from requirements captured in CaliberRM to StarTeam process items - including files, change requests, tasks, requirements and topics - to facilitate powerful impact analysis.</p>
<p>CaliberRM 2005 Release 2 now includes Borland Datamart at no additional charge, providing essential business intelligence to monitor trends, discover opportunities, and optimise strategies related to software delivery. Datamart provides in-depth query and analysis capabilities that track metrics, trends and problem areas across multiple repositories. With advanced graphs and reports, Datamart can help business and development teams understand resource usage, bottlenecks, potential bugs and how projects are progressing against initial predictions.</p>
<p>Along with Datamart, CaliberRM 2005 Release 2 also offers powerful information mining capabilities with Borland Search Server. This enables organisations to quickly and easily retrieve information across multiple, distributed repositories, an important capability for those with geographically distributed teams.</p>
<p>CaliberRM is platform agnostic, integrating with many of today's leading development environments and lifecycle tools including Borland JBuilder®, Borland Delphi®, Eclipse, Microsoft® Visual Studio® and Mercury Quality CenterTM and Mercury TestDirector®. In addition, CaliberRM 2005 Release 2 includes support for Microsoft Windows ServerTM 2003.</p>
<p>The Path to Software Delivery Optimisation
The new capabilities being introduced in CaliberRM 2005 Release 2 are also being incorporated into Borland's Core Software Delivery Platform (Core SDPTM) - an integrated, role-based platform designed to increase visibility and control over all phases of the software delivery process. CaliberRM and Core SDP are key components of Borland's Software Delivery Optimisation (SDOTM) vision, Borland's vision for transforming software development to an accelerated and disciplined approach that aligns the people, process, and technology required to maximise the business value of software.</p>
<p>Availability
Borland Caliber 2005 Release 2 is now shipping. See http://www.borland.com/us/products/caliber/index.html for more details.</p>
<p>About Borland
Founded in 1983, Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) is the global leader in platform independent solutions for Software Delivery Optimisation. The company provides the software and services that align the people, process, and technology required to maximise the business value of software. To learn more about delivering quality software, on time and within budget, visit http://www.borland.com.</p>
<p>Borland, CaliberRM, Software Delivery Optimisation, StarTeam, JBuilder, Delphi, Core SDP, SDO and all other Borland brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Visual Studio and Windows server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mercury Quality Center and TestDirector are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mercury Interactive Corporation. All other brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.</p>
<p>Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the benefits to be derived from the added features of CaliberRM. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, our ability to enhance the quality and scalability of our products, improve the integration and overall functionality of these products as part of our ALM software development platform and evolve our ALM platform toward our vision of SDO; acceptance of our products and services including our enterprise software development platform/solution; our ability to successfully deliver on large transactions; our ability to establish or enhance strategic alliances; rapid technological and business change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products and services; and general economic factors and capital market conditions. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.</p>

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