RAVEN Visual Analyzer for IBM Rational Requirements Composer

Ravenflow, the leader in visual requirements definition software, and Prolifics, the world’s largest end-to-end systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, announced the immediate availability of RAVEN Visual Analyzer for IBM Rational Requirements Composer, a seamless embedded plug-in for IBM Rational Requirements Composer (RRC) that improves the way stakeholders elicit, specify, and validate business requirements. By visualizing and validating requirements before developing, organizations can dramatically cut implementation time and delivery cost.

“Prolifics has been recognized and was recently named as an IBM Rational Award winner for setting the standard for business excellence by delivering innovative solutions enabled by IBM Rational software. RAVEN Visual Analyzer for Rational Requirements Composer will definitely increase our customers’ development success rate by identifying missing or ambiguous requirements with their stakeholders in the early phases of project discovery,” said Nicolas Jabbour, Chief Executive Officer of Prolifics.

“Prolifics is 100% authorized as an IBM Software Reseller and 5 Star Partner focused on delivering SOA and Portal applications using IBM Rational, WebSphere, Tivoli, Lotus and Information Management. There is a good fit within many of the diverse companies that Prolifics services for improving speed and clarity for the business analyst with our RAVEN solution,” said Susan Boers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ravenflow.

IBM Rational Requirements Composer enables visual and textual requirements definition in a collaborative environment, enabling business and IT stakeholders to work more closely together as they capture business objectives and define high quality software requirements. RAVEN Visual Analyzer allows users to perform the following key functions directly within RRC:

  • Automatically generate and insert business-friendly Activity Diagrams into any of RRC’s requirements editors
  • Analyze use case narratives, correct any errors, and insert the resulting Activity Diagram in RRC
  • Extend RAVEN-generated terms to the Enterprise Glossary that comes with RRC for better consistency
  • Highlight errors in process or use case text to help identify missing or ambiguous requirements
  • Preview RAVEN Activity Diagrams in a separate window then drag and drop them into any RRC editor

RAVEN users report a dramatic reduction in the total time it takes to define and confirm business requirements with key stakeholders. Instead of weeks and months, business requirements can be defined in just a number of days, accelerating project schedules while increasing stakeholder confidence that the application will be delivered as desired. RAVEN also helps produce higher quality requirements, thereby reducing development costs by minimizing the amount of rework required downstream.

As part of the product launch Prolifics and Ravenflow are offering a series of live webcasts that highlight the new capabilities. Registration for this webinar series is open at www.ravenflow.com.

About Prolifics
Founded in 1978, Prolifics is the largest systems integrator specializing in IBM technologies, having garnered awards for technical excellence across IBM’s entire software portfolio. A Premier Level IBM Business Partner, Prolifics provides expert services including architectural advisement, design, development, and deployment of end-to-end SOA and Portal solutions. In 2008, Prolifics joined with SemanticSpace Technologies and Arsin Corporation to form SemanticSpace Group – expanding its global presence and offerings. Prolifics has serviced more than 3,000 customers worldwide across a broad range of industries.

About Ravenflow
Ravenflow is the leading provider of visual requirements definition software that allows companies to gain better insight, clarity, and quality in their process improvement and application development projects. Leveraging a uniquely business-driven and process-based approach, Ravenflow changes the way companies look at requirements by empowering business analysts to rapidly visualize and produce clear specifications of their business process workflows, business use cases, and business application needs. Ravenflow recently was named the 2009 ISV Partner of the Year by IBM Rational, received the 2009 Jolt Productivity Award, and was selected as a Gartner “Cool Vendor in Application Development.” Ravenflow is based in Emeryville, CA.