Why Customers are choosing IBM Rational for RM & QM solutions?
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Leading analysts like IDC, Gartner, Forrester, Hurwitz and Ovum stresses on the importance of software quality management across the lifecycle and managing requirements based on accurate, real-time information. Gartner's report on Application Lifecycle Management and its effect on quality rates IBM as the #1 market leader. (Access the report here) The major benefits that IBM’s solution reaps are:
1. Improves collaboration between requirements analysts, developers and test teams across geographical boundaries
2. Makes it possible to view end-to-end traceability on a single tool.
3. Allows informed business decisions to be made due to having better insight into both the quality of the system and quality of feedback from stakeholders.
4. Establishes an audit capability that demonstrates systems compliance and quality with improved credibility and consistency
5. Integration of best of breed RM and QM solutions to deliver a more capable and stable solution from a single supplier
With the integrated requirements, quality, and test management solution from IBM, teams can gain consensus and validation quickly by collaborating in real-time. Resolving requirement and quality issues early in the application life cycle can reduce ambiguity and rework and slash project overrun by an estimated 20 percent (Capon, Noel, Hulbert James M., and Piercy, Nigel F., Total Integrated Marketing: Breaking the Bounds of the Function, Kogan Page Ltd, 2005) Decisions can be taken real time with confidence and stay on top of everything.
IBM Jazz technologies are built on open standards and have an established participation with significant contribution from the industry players while most of its competitors are closed communities. The templates and structure that IBM Jazz platform provides enables seamless information flow which most of the other products doesn't provide (Learn more about Jazz Team Server Extensions). IBM also provides third party extensions and also provides the opportunity to develop your own extensions.
Equipped with flexible licensing model that is transparent and that scales with organization's business needs, IBM Rational's integrated requirements and quality management solutions offer a smart and cost-effective alternative.