What it can do for your business

Improve your solution delivery outcomes with IBM® Rational® Software Architect Designer (RSAD). RSAD reduces complexity while helping you comprehend, collaborate and communicate more effectively. In addition, it helps you manage risk and compliance more easily while improving the productivity and quality of applications and services with the use of model-driven development (MDD) tools. RSAD leverages extensible UML, BPMN, sketching tools and other graphical tools and notations for visualization, comprehension, modeling, design, development and deployment of complex software solutions.

Reduce complexity to speed innovation

Deliver your innovation and maintenance backlogs faster by using graphical abstractions to more quickly comprehend the purposes and functions of software components and their interrelationships.

Improve communication and collaboration

Ensure that your entire team can more quickly understand and contribute to your project to help improve your delivery outcomes on a tight timeline.

Ease compliance and risk management

Use the compability of abstraction to preserve design intents and tribal memory, and to provide more easily auditable evidence of conformance to policies.

Key features

  • Graphical visualization and analysis
  • Agile sketching and design collaboration
  • Flexible UML modeling
  • Lifecycle traceability
  • Extensibility
  • Broad set of supported technology domains
  • Parallel design, change management and re-use
  • Transformation Driven Development (Software Factories)

Which option is right for you?

  • Rational Software Architect Designer


    Simplifies architectural modeling with an integrated design and development platform.

  • RSAD for WebSphere Software


    An advanced and comprehensive application design, modeling and development tool tailored to help you leverage your WebSphere investment.

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