SOURCE: Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

March 06, 2007 12:51 ET

Best-in-Class Design and Deliver

Top Performers Hit Engineering Targets on a 76% or Better Average vs. 26% or Less for Laggard Performers

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Aberdeen, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS) recently uncovered that while all companies identified in the recent Design Reuse study had some level of design reuse strategy in place, best-in-class performers were actively capitalizing on tactics that matter to repurpose designs. These best-in-class companies are five times more likely to hit engineering targets than their laggard counterparts by focusing on essentials upfront. From the simplification and verification of design for reuse (21% vs. 0% laggards) to the integration of the preparation (71%) and verification of designs for reuse in the design phase (75%), best-in-class performers are preemptive in their focus for identifying previous designs that can be repurposed to speed the development process.

"Best-in-class companies are not only more likely to be procedurally focused on making sure that designs are ready for reuse," said Chad Jackson, research director and analyst, Aberdeen. "These companies are also three times as likely to be using geometric search technology and twice as likely to use automated checking technologies to assure that designs are ready."

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