SOURCE: Blueprint Systems

June 18, 2008 06:00 ET

Blueprint Joins HP Software Marketplace Referral Program

Blueprint Positions Industry-Leading Requirements Lifecycle With HP Software

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Blueprint, a global leader in Requirements Solutions for Business Analysts, today announced that it has joined the HP Software Marketplace Referral Program.

Blueprint recently unveiled its new product, Requirements Center 2009, a cutting-edge software solution designed for all phases of the requirements definition lifecycle. With Requirements Center 2009, Blueprint delivers four groundbreaking modules purpose built to provide business analyst teams the capability to optimize the requirements definition practices of requirements elicitation, elaboration, visualization, and acceptance. When used in deployments with the market-leading HP Quality Center solution for quality management, business analyst and IT teams can collaboratively define and manage requirements assets, and optimally perform quality, performance, and security tests based on business needs. Through this solution, organizations can bring quality management to business analyst teams, and ensure alignment between business and IT.

Through a deep integration with HP Quality Center, Blueprint Requirements Center empowers business analyst teams to define application requirements which auto-populate HP Quality Center's requirements management and test management solution with accurate business needs. In addition, Blueprint Requirements Center establishes bi-directional traceability between requirements and tests to facilitate HP Quality Center's risk and change based testing.

"Requirements are the common thread to measure business outcomes of IT projects. Research shows that nearly 40 percent of software development budgets is wasted in rework," said David Nyland, President and CEO of Blueprint. "Blueprint has worked with HP for four years and has developed multiple generations of integrations between our respected solutions. Our deep integration extends the HP Software suite to ensure business analyst teams have the sophisticated tools they need to bring their projects in on time, under budget, and with the needed functionality."

"Customers can save time by closing the communication gap between business analysts and IT by defining requirements and ensuring that quality is managed at every stage of the software lifecycle," said Yrieix Garnier, senior product marketing manager, Software, HP. "Combining HP's Quality Management software portfolio with Blueprint's offerings enables customers to take a lifecycle approach to requirements definition and quality management."

Yesterday, Catarina Clyke, VP of Internet Development at Fidelity, Mark Sarbiewski, Sr. Director of Software Products at HP, and Matthew Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer at Blueprint, co-presented a case study of the joint solution titled "Using the HP Requirements Lifecycle to Achieve Quality from BA to QA" in the Quality Management track at HP Software Universe in Las Vegas.

About Blueprint

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 in Europe. For more information on Blueprint, visit

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