SOURCE: ITM Software

October 25, 2007 16:35 ET

ITM Software Certified to Join BMC MarketZone Program

Validated Integration Combines BMC's IT Operations Strength With ITM's Comprehensive IT Business Management Solutions

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - ITM Software, the leading provider of IT business management solutions designed specifically for the CIO and IT organization, today announced it has been selected by Business Service Management leader, BMC Software, to join its MarketZone program.

This relationship will enable a 360-degree view of IT for mutual ITM and BMC customers, making it possible to integrate the core IT functional data delivered by BMC solutions with the granular financial, vendor, project portfolio, human capital, and compliance information generated by the ITM Business Suite.

The combined BMC-ITM solution will give organizations visibility into business demand, IT operations and resources, and associated financials. Further, the ability to manage the full scope of IT business processes such as budgeting, cost accounting, and project portfolio management will facilitate tracking of critical events, milestones, and deliverables for compliance and vendor management purposes.

"We see a benefit to the industry as a whole in this type of collaboration between complementary vendors," said Stephen Ashton, London CIO at Dresdner Kleinwort, a leading global investment bank with headquarters in London and Frankfurt. "Integrating the product sets to expand the overall offering and socializing the collaboration between all the parties follows a logical industry trend and allows a reduction in cycle times taking product to market and improved fulfillment of business requirements."

ITM has also built a BMC-certified application interface between the ITM Business Suite and the federated BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (CMDB). As a result, customers will be able to quickly and easily load information about key IT assets and systems stored in BMC Atrium CMDB, and then utilize the range of ITM applications to gain valuable financial and business process insight into how they are being used. Under terms of the MarketZone agreement, the full suite of ITM applications will be available through the BMC global distribution channels.

"This BMC alliance greatly accelerates our ability to bring the benefits of ITM Software to a much broader range of enterprises," said Hank Leingang, President and CEO of ITM Software. "Many organizations talk about 'aligning IT to the business,' and with today's announcement, two technology innovators are coming together to deliver the cross-departmental visibility and control that makes this even more achievable. By enriching information that already exists in the BMC system with the granular, business-level data from ITM, we are delivering a complete view of the financial and resource impact of all IT activities, and putting CIOs in a position to deliver greater business value."

"By establishing a relationship with ITM, BMC is able to offer customers a comprehensive solution that enhances our Business Service Management offerings with fine-grained data to better support their budget planning, business alignment, finance, and vendor review processes," said Fred Johannessen, VP Technology Alliance and MarketZone of BMC. "Together, we give customers the ability to better understand the total cost of ownership for each application and the value each IT service is providing."

Developed by and for CIOs and IT leaders, ITM offers the leading enterprise-class business solution specifically designed to manage interdependencies between business demands and IT resources such as hardware, applications, and services. The ITM solution consolidates silos of information into a single system of record that provides visibility, coordination, and control. This integrated approach supports fact-based decisions that improve IT-business alignment, reduce costs, and deliver greater business value.

Now, customers of both companies will be able to more easily combine existing data in the BMC Atrium CMDB with detailed financial, vendor relationship, human resource, and compliance information. Typically, this information is managed outside of IT operations in disparate spreadsheets, documents, project files, databases, and corporate financial systems. This ability will make information needed for strategic budget and planning discussions, project reviews, business value assessments, and calculation of the cost of IT service delivery readily available and more accurate. In addition, process templates and workflow automation from the ITM Business Suite will consistently track and audit all key events, milestones, and deliverables required to prove regulatory or standards compliance.

About BMC MarketZone

BMC Software's MarketZone program facilitates the development, marketing and distribution of third-party products that complement BMC Software's own product offerings. Through the MarketZone program, products can obtain the BMC Software Certified product designation and become eligible for various benefits that help increase the product's visibility and distribution channels.

About ITM Software

ITM Software provides CIOs and IT organizations with software products and services that advance the business management of Information Technology. The ITM Business Suite delivers the visibility and control required to make fact-based decisions regarding IT finance, vendors, people, assets, projects, and compliance. Comprised of former CIOs and IT leaders, the ITM team provides best practice expertise in IT Business Management, enabling clients to drive down costs, better align IT with business objectives, and deliver more business value. Founded in 2001, the company serves IT organizations within Fortune 2000 corporations, government agencies, and universities. ITM Software is privately held and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information visit www.itm-software.com.

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