Blueprint Software Systems

Blueprint Software Systems

October 30, 2013 09:00 ET

Blueprint Extends Agile ALM Integrations, Adds Bi-Directional Synchronization via OpsHub with JIRA, Rally, and VersionOne

Customers Can Now Tightly Integrate and Unify Requirements Definition and Management with Application Lifecycle Management

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2013) - Blueprint, the leading provider of enterprise Requirements Definition and Management (RDM) software, today announced that its software now features new and enhanced integration capabilities that enable deep bi-directional data synchronization with all leading Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions. The new integrations are facilitated through a partnership with OpsHub, the leading provider of ALM integration and migration solutions. With support for Blueprint added to the OpsHub Integration Manager (OIM), customers can unify their ALM platforms with Blueprint's RDM product to deliver complete traceability, improved visibility, and efficient collaboration between cross-functional teams throughout the application development lifecycle.

Using the OIM, Blueprint customers can now integrate with over 36 open-source and commercial best-of-breed ALM products. This type of integration effectively allows these systems to "talk" to one another, with the OIM synchronizing data between them in real-time.

The new integrations also strengthen the Blueprint for Enterprise Agile solution from Blueprint that brings together the best of both worlds - the development team can be 'agile' while ensuring business needs are met in terms of project scoping, compliance/audit, release planning, portfolio reuse, and other critical business functions.

"Many enterprises are still using documents and spreadsheets for requirements definition management, but with no end-to-end traceability throughout the lifecycle there can be no validation of the software or tie-back to business objectives," says Ray Payette, Senior Vice President of Services, Engineering and Operations at Blueprint. "This extensive new set of integrations complements our existing portfolio, which already includes HP ALM, HP Quality Center and Microsoft Team Foundation Server. With this broad set of integrations our customers can now align all team members by seamlessly and efficiently exchanging data between the applications they use, so that everyone is on the same page when using systems operating in different environments."

ALM integration with Blueprint breaks down barriers and inefficiencies associated with moving data via documents and manual entry. Document-based requirements can be imported into the system, and existing investments in other software lifecycle tools can be leveraged using Blueprint's synchronized integration with many of the market-leading ALM platforms.

"Our partnership with Blueprint brings exciting new integration capabilities to their customers," says Sandeep Jain, President and CEO of OpsHub. "This agile, enterprise-ready integration solution will help Blueprint customers increase efficiency and collaboration between all stakeholders and deliver better products faster."

Through this integration, Blueprint enables end-to-end visibility across the lifecycle, from requirements management, source control and bug tracking, to test management, release management, and customer support.

Availability and Support

When the latest release of Blueprint is unveiled in early December, it will feature integrations with ALM systems including Atlassian, IBM, Microsoft, Rally and VersionOne. For additional information please contact Blueprint at 1-866-979-2583 (BLUE) or info@blueprintsys.com.

About OpsHub

OpsHub is the leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and migration solutions for application development organizations. OpsHub enables creation of a global ALM system by seamlessly combining individual ALM systems. OpsHub delivers on the promise of an agile and unified global ALM system, helping application development organizations achieve the benefits of agility at scale.

About Blueprint

Founded in 2004, Blueprint develops requirements definition and management (RDM) software. With its best-in-class RDM solution, Blueprint helps companies get complex software and IT project requirements right from the start. Blueprint solves many of the time-consuming, costly, and error-prone elements of defining requirements, ensuring that mission critical projects are completed on time and budget. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Blueprint has global sales, operations and partner presence. Visit http://www.blueprintsys.com.

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