Claims to help businesses manage systems software development
IBM has unveiled new software that helps companies simplify and integrate their business processes, enabling them to advance the development of new products and services.
The company claims that the new Rational software enables software developers and systems engineers to meet design criteria, comply with industry standards and compatibility challenges and ensure data exchange among design and development teams.
According to IBM, the new version of Rational system architect is integrated with Rational focal point, which includes advanced analysis and decision support capabilities to help organisations execute the right projects at the right time. Enhancements to the Rational Doors web access allow users to create new requirements and add traceability links to demonstrate compliance with design criteria through a simple web browser interface.
The new enhancements to the rational rhapsody include features to increase collaboration between development and quality assurance teams, improve the specification, capture and documentation of systems engineering designs and extend Rhapsody’s native language capabilities to include Japanese, the company said.
IBM said that the new Rational software architect for websphere software helps developers with little or no service oriented architecture experience develop SOA offerings and use them to connect and support distributed smart devices.
In addition, it also includes features to allow design and development of communication services, such as click-to-call features and integrated voice, video and web. The new Enterprise Verification Management offering creates a test and simulation environment that helps system on a chip manufacturers improve quality and reduce development costs, the company said.
Danny Sabbah, general manager of Rational Software at IBM, said: Software has become the invisible thread that makes smarter products possible. An unprecedented level of coordination is now required among the companies, partners and customers who produce, manage and consume them.
“These efforts must span the entire product lifecycle, and IBM’s extensive cross-industry expertise, business transformational services and software solutions are helping customers meet these challenges.