SOURCE: Parasoft Corporation

Parasoft Corporation

August 12, 2009 09:37 ET

Parasoft Introduces Parasoft Concerto, a Software Development Management Infrastructure That Increases Productivity and Reduces Costs

Parasoft Concerto Enables End-to-End Process Visibility and Control for the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

MONROVIA, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Parasoft Corporation, leading provider of automated solutions and infrastructure services that improve software quality and the development process, today announced the release of Parasoft Concerto. Parasoft Concerto integrates and facilitates the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to ensure that quality software can be produced consistently and efficiently.

Parasoft Concerto complements an organization's existing technical infrastructure, connecting distributed components (e.g. requirements management, defect tracking, source control management, etc.) in order to better facilitate natural human workflow. Parasoft Concerto manages "what" needs to be accomplished within the context of "how" management expects those tasks to be accomplished. More importantly, the system allows managers to establish their working expectations via a policy. Policies are monitored "behind the scenes" within an unobtrusive, invisible infrastructure that only interacts with (nudges) staff when policies are not being followed as expected. Policies, which are monitorable in real-time, increase efficiency by reducing the need for long meetings and removing rework.

"Over the years, Parasoft explored many different tools and technologies that held promise for improving code, application, or project quality," said Adam Kolawa, CEO of Parasoft Corporation. "Parasoft's research and development not only explored these options from an internal productivity perspective, but also from the business value perspective -- given our history of selling development organizations tools that assist in preventing software defects. I feel that Parasoft Concerto is an optimal combination of tools, processes, and infrastructure that can increase development productivity by orders of magnitude."

Parasoft Concerto is an Application Lifecycle Management solution that provides a comprehensive and objective view of SDLC tasks as well as application quality and project risks. It helps organizations:

--  Set expectations
--  Govern workflow
--  Manage tasks
--  Achieve quality
--  Monitor compliance
    

For example, Parasoft Concerto's Report Center, which is one of the solution's integrated components, helps managers:

--  Verify whether a project is on budget
--  Validate that the required quality is achieved based on the policies
--  Determine when additional resources are needed (for instance, because
    the work has become more complex than expected)
    

Join the Parasoft Concerto Software Management Webinar on August 26 at 1:00pm ET.

To learn more about Parasoft Concerto, please visit http://www.parasoft.com/ALM.

About Parasoft

For 20 years, Parasoft has investigated how and why software errors are introduced into applications. Our solutions leverage this research to deliver quality as a continuous process throughout the SDLC. This promotes strong code foundations, solid functional components, and robust business processes. Whether you are delivering Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), evolving legacy systems, or improving quality processes -- draw on our expertise and award-winning products to increase productivity and the quality of your business applications. For more information, visit http://www.parasoft.com.

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