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Ravenflow Releases 5.0; Adds Visual Validation

Ravenflow has announced the newest version of its requirements definition software. RAVEN 5.0 now supports IBM's requirements definition platform -- IBM Rational Requirements Composer -- that's based on IBM's Jazz technology for collaborative software delivery. Additionally, RAVEN 5.0 provides integration with IBM Telelogic DOORS, and has a number of new capabilities focused on the user experience.

IBM Rational Requirements Composer is designed to help software delivery teams gain consensus on how a project should be designed using familiar business artifacts such as storyboards, sketches, scenarios, and models. RAVEN 5.0 is the first software solution that will work within IBM Requirements Composer, which will provide visual validation of requirements and instantly identify where missing requirements are located in order to increase productivity and efficiency, enabling customers to:

  • Deliver applications faster: By allowing teams of business analysts, stakeholders, and subject matter experts to collaborate quickly to define precise application requirements and publish accurate specification documents. RAVEN reduces the time required for stakeholders to approve specifications, reduces developer rework due to requirements errors, and seamlessly integrates requirements and testing, often saving months from business application projects.
  • Reduce application development costs: By quickly finding missing requirements and allowing the users to view suggested changes, which will accelerate their work efficiency and quality. Unlike traditional drag-and-drop requirements tools, the RAVEN software automatically parses plain English text and generates visual models and specification documents that are intuitive to non-technical stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Leverage Microsoft Word: RAVEN Express is the industry's first requirements elicitation and definition product that is integrated directly into Microsoft Word. Use of RAVEN Express within Requirements Composer provides additional productivity to users editing Microsoft Word documents within Requirements Composer.

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