SOURCE: Blueprint Systems

September 25, 2008 07:03 ET

Blueprint Chosen as One of Canada's Top 10 "Companies-to-Watch" in the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards

TORONTO--(Marketwire - September 25, 2008) - Blueprint, the leader in requirements solutions for software business analysts, today announced that it has won a coveted Companies-to-Watch Award, one of four separate awards categories that make up the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, the preeminent technology awards program in Canada.

"The Companies-to-Watch Award honours early-stage Canadian technology companies. These companies exemplify many of the winning characteristics of Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranked companies, which are judged using a longer track record. Blueprint has quickly distinguished itself for its innovative technology and entrepreneurship and this award recognizes its potential as a future leader in the Canadian technology industry," said John Ruffolo, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte.

Blueprint's CEO, David Nyland, credits the company's innovative approach and laser focus on solving the needs of the business analyst with the company's early success. "Business analysts and software development teams face increasing complexity and risk, which is powering demand for Blueprint Requirements Center," said Nyland. "As more and more enterprises adopt our approach and see incredible results, Blueprint continues to grow our industry presence, and further extend our market lead."

The majority of Companies-to-Watch winners are potential global leaders in technology sectors that didn't even exist five years ago. To win the award, companies must display the kind of management expertise and superior technology that mark a successful early-stage company poised for continued growth. To qualify for the Companies-to-Watch Award, candidates must have been operating less than five years and have revenues less than $5 million. They must also be headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 - The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada's preeminent technology awards program. Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, GrowthWorks, RBC Capital Markets, Wellington Financial, Stonewood Group, CATAAlliance and IGLOO.

About Blueprint

Named a "Cool Vendor" in Application Development by leading analyst firm Gartner, Blueprint aligns business and IT teams by delivering the industry's leading requirements suite designed specifically for the business analyst. Blueprint solutions empower analyst teams to eliminate requirements misunderstanding by capturing, validating, and delivering precise business requirements to local or distributed IT application project teams. Blueprint's product line functions as a collaborative system for the requirements lifecycle, including requirements elicitation, elaboration, validation, and acceptance. Blueprint is a global provider, with presence in the United States, Canada, and Europe. For more information on Blueprint, visit http://www.blueprintsys.com.

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