SOURCE: Ravenflow

June 04, 2007 09:00 ET

Ravenflow Named a 2007 SD Times 100 Company

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Ravenflow, the only company delivering automated requirements validation for application development organizations, today announced that it has received the prestigious 2007 SD Times 100 award in the Modeling category. This graphical, English language-based solution enables companies to quickly spot and correct requirements problems during the all-important validation process, which occurs before software development begins. Winners of the 2007 SD Times 100 in all categories are listed at

"Software development must start out right in order to result in a successful product," said Joe Marasco, president and chief executive officer of Ravenflow. "Requirements validation is a complex process because business analysts and developers speak a different language. Having a visual representation of requirements is key to determining whether or not they are correct. The SD Times 100 award not only acknowledges the importance of validation but also recognizes RAVEN as the only product that makes this process both time-efficient and transparent to users."

"The winners of this year's SD Times 100 awards have demonstrated their leadership in shaping the software development industry," said David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of SD Times. "We took into account each nominee's products and services, its reputation among development managers, and the new ideas it brought out. These select individuals and organizations are the ones we've identified as helping to move the art of development forward."

The only solution that automates creation, specification and validation of requirements, RAVEN empowers the business and software development team to collaborate, communicate and manage risk during requirements validation. The solution automatically generates diagrams from plain English text, enabling even non-technical project stakeholders to gain immediate visual feedback on use cases. RAVEN facilitates the creation of precise, high quality requirements, allowing business and IT to quickly identify and correct errors before coding begins. The end result is less rework, shorter development cycles, fewer budget overruns and a high project success rate.

About BZ Media

BZ Media LLC ( is a New York-based media company combining the best of print and Internet publishing with industry-leading technical conferences and expositions. BZ Media's SD Times ( is the twice-monthly newspaper of record for the software development industry. SD Times reaches more than 60,000 subscribers in 131 countries.

About Ravenflow

The award-winning Ravenflow is revolutionizing the way that software requirements and business processes are developed and validated. Because requirements errors are the primary cause of project failure and budget and schedule overruns, enterprises need to detect and correct requirements errors early. Ravenflow's Requirements Authoring and Validation Environment (RAVEN) automatically generates visual models from plain English text. Customers across all business sectors, including ADP, Charles Schwab, Citco, Kaiser Permanente and the World Savings Bank are using RAVEN to deliver software developed for the most valid and precise business requirements. For more information or a free white paper on early detection of requirements errors, please visit

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