SOURCE: CAST

July 15, 2008 08:30 ET

CAST Delivers Advanced Analytics and Quality Management With AIP 6.2

Application Intelligence Platform Expands Management-Level Control and Premieres the CAST "Action Plan"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - CAST, the leader in Automated Application Intelligence, today announced version 6.2 of its principal solution, Application Intelligence Platform (AIP). AIP is an automated system designed to measure the technical quality of software and the performance of development teams. This solution can read and analyze most major technologies across all layers of an application. AIP version 6.2 features include advanced analytics, integration with third party code analyzers, CAST's new "Action Plan" feature as well as expanded rules coverage.

"Assessing the quality of critical applications remains one of the biggest question marks for IT executives," said Vincent Delaroche, CAST's CEO and Chairman. "By analyzing all tiers of a complex application and providing advanced analytics, AIP 6.2 enables managers to detect defects earlier, drive down maintenance costs over time and deliver faster development results to the business."

CAST AIP 6.2 provides advanced features to filter and analyze application quality metrics, which allows managers to focus on a specific application's technical quality. Furthermore, a new export feature helps users perform advanced analytics on quality metrics data in Excel and other common reporting tools.

The new version also provides enhanced capability to integrate metrics generated from third party static code analyzers into the CAST Application Intelligence Platform. Metrics and data from third party tools can be seamlessly integrated into the AIP Dashboard to be viewed and tracked along with the data from AIP's native analyzers.

AIP's new "Action Plan" feature allows users to select critical violations and track them through a custom report. Users will also have the ability to see which of these violations have been fixed and monitor them from build to build. This greatly enhances the capability of the manager to assess and minimize project risks and prioritize resource allocation.

"CAST AIP gives us a complete picture of our software development landscape across multiple products in development, spanning millions of lines of code," said Caren Evans, VP of Software Engineering at Raymond James Financial, Inc. "The new features in AIP 6.2 will help make the quality review process much more efficient as managers can automatically track progress from a technical quality perspective."

CAST AIP 6.2 also has expanded its coverage of SAP ABAP rules, added new SQL rules to identify queries against large tables that have an adverse impact on performance, and several new Java and Hibernate rules which have been added to further improve the capability of the platform.

About CAST

CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence software, providing the metrics and information IT executives must have to measure, monitor and improve the technical quality of business applications and the performance of development teams around the globe. Founded in 1990, CAST has helped more than 650 organizations worldwide speed delivery to the business, mitigate risks in production, improve customer experience, and reduce the total cost of application ownership. CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a global network of offices in the US and Europe. For more information visit www.castsoftware.com.

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