SOURCE: Blueprint Systems

November 17, 2008 08:03 ET

PAETEC Leverages Blueprint to Increase Application Quality While Decreasing Time to Market

Blueprint Requirements Center to Help PAETEC Speed Up Requirements Process, Reduce Rework and Enhance Customer Service

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - Blueprint, the leader in requirements solutions for software business analysts, today announced that PAETEC (NASDAQ: PAET), a leading communications provider, is using Blueprint Requirements Center 2009 to help the company reduce the cost of rework, and to more rapidly deliver applications to meet the growing needs of their customers.

PAETEC offers businesses a comprehensive suite of data, voice, and Internet services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services. As the company has grown, PAETEC's IT organization was looking to enable a quicker turnaround time throughout the development lifecycle for new products, processes, and more. PAETEC continuously strives to improve its ability to efficiently create and deliver personalized solutions for customers. The answer was to reduce the time-consuming iterations of requirements, and to enable online collaboration across the organization.

Integration and simulation critical

In addition, because PAETEC leverages HP Quality Center throughout its development process, the company was looking for a solution that provided direct integration with Quality Center, to deliver automatic test plans that are linked back to requirements and improve testing times and effort. To make the requirements process more representative of the actual user experience, PAETEC also wanted simulation of requirements for elaboration and validation by the business, and the ability to create use cases within the requirements process.

After a lengthy product research process, PAETEC identified Blueprint as the only vendor to provide a total requirements offering that met their needs. PAETEC is now leveraging Blueprint to elicit better feedback from the business, and to streamline the requirements-validation process with business stakeholders. Leveraging Blueprint, PAETEC is able to improve the quality of their requirements, and therefore to reduce the amount of rework and defects. As a result, applications can be delivered more rapidly and at a higher quality to efficiently meet the business need.

"As the company continues to grow, we are delivering new applications at a rapid pace," said Michael Kowaleski, Director of Software Engineering at PAETEC. "Our organization needed the ability to accelerate the development process while delivering the highest-quality applications. Blueprint is helping us increase the quality of our requirements, thereby ensuring that IT and business needs are aligned from the very beginning."

"PAETEC is a leader in communications solutions and deeply understands the value of having a unified communications platform across both business and IT stakeholders for their requirements process," said Matthew Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer of Blueprint. "When business needs are clearly defined early in the requirements process and seamlessly carried throughout the development lifecycle, IT can deliver the right applications, at the right time to their organizations. Leaders such as PAETEC understand this value, and we are pleased to be working with them as they continue to deliver industry-leading applications to their clients."

About PAETEC

PAETEC (NASDAQ: PAET) is personalizing communications for business-class customers across the United States. The company offers a comprehensive suite of data, voice, and IP services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services. For more information, visit www.paetec.com.

About Blueprint

Named a "Cool Vendor" in Application Development by leading analyst firm Gartner, and a "Company to Watch" by Deloitte Technology, 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 Europe. For more information on Blueprint, visit http://www.blueprintsys.com.

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