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TNT Logistics Transforms Software Development into a Managed Business Process with Borland’s ALM Solutions

  • 15 December, 2005 10:03

<p>Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ NM: BORL, www.borland.com), the global leader for Software Delivery Optimization, today announced that TNT Logistics North America has standardised development on Borland’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions.</p>
<p>Borland’s integrated solutions for requirement, configuration and change management, along with training and consulting services provided by Orasi Global Services, have enabled the global logistics provider to transform its application delivery lifecycle into a managed business process, increasing development productivity while providing a reduction in requirements-related rework.</p>
<p>“Borland offered the most comprehensive, integrated set of ALM tools. When stacked up against competitors such as IBM Rational, Borland earned the best overall score in our evaluation process,” said Terry Tutt, director of technology services at TNT Logistics North America. “We have a very simple motto here: ‘On time. As expected. Within budget.’ It is how we operate efficiently as a development organisation, and the Borland solution helps make our motto a reality.”</p>
<p>TNT Logistics designs, implements and operates complex supply chain solutions on a national, regional or global scale for medium to large enterprises and employs 40,000 people in 40 countries around the world. Automation creates tremendous advantage for companies in the supply chain business. At TNT Logistics, a standard global information technology infrastructure based on its flagship Matrix™ Supply Chain technology, delivers that competitive edge by integrating the company’s solutions with those of its leading shipping partners and end-use customers around the world. Driven by success, the TNT Logistics IT team was tasked with implementing the Matrix Supply Chain application across a rapidly increasing number of global sites. To manage this task, the team established a standard set of processes that would increase development productivity and enable the team to keep pace with the volume of customisation and development requests.</p>
<p>Borland’s ALM solutions, along with consulting and training service from Orasi Global Services, have enabled TNT Logistics to gain more visibility, control, and efficiency across its software development lifecycle. Systems analysts use Borland® CaliberRM™ to electronically capture and manage a wide variety of requirements gathered from internal customers around the world. These requirements are automatically fed into the Borland StarTeam® configuration management solution to enable organized, automated change management, defect tracking, file versioning and task management.</p>
<p>Borland’s ALM solutions are designed to give TNT Logistics centralised visibility and control over all project assets so development stays on schedule and within scope. TNT can now trace business, technical, functional and test requirements all the way through the lifecycle, minimising the number of misinterpreted requirements and eliminating costly rework late in the design cycle. In the coming months, TNT Logistics’ application team will begin to use Borland Together® UML modeling technology to link business process and application modeling and visualisation to the requirements and change management processes currently in place.</p>
<p>About TNT Logistics
TNT Logistics North America is a business unit of TNT Logistics, a leading global logistics provider. TNT designs, implements and operates complex supply chain solutions on a national, regional or global scale for medium to large enterprises. Through its freight forwarding unit, TNT provides air and sea freight services within an international network. TNT exploits technology to achieve optimization, integration and visibility throughout the supply chain. The company focuses on a diverse range of market sectors including automotive, tires, general industry, fast moving consumer goods/retail, rail and utilities.</p>
<p>TNT Logistics employs 40,000 people, who are operating in 40 countries, managing over 91 million square feet of warehouse space. In 2004, TNT Logistics reported sales of $5.38 billion. The TNT Logistics North America web site address is: www.tntlogistics.us. TNT Logistics is a division of TNT N.V. The TNT web site is: http://www.tnt.com/group.</p>
<p>About Borland
Founded in 1983, Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) is the global leader in platform independent solutions for Software Delivery Optimization. The company provides the software and services that align the people, process, and technology required to maximize 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, StarTeam, Together 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. Matrix is a service mark, trademark or registered trademark of TNT N.V. or one of its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.</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 expected benefits to TNT Logistics from its use of Borland products, the potential benefits to Borland customers of Borland Caliber, Borland Starteam, Borland Together, and Borland’s ALM solutions as an integrated set of tools, and the market demand expected for Borland’s ALM solutions. 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. Information contained on our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made a part of this press release.</p>
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