Visure Solutions Integrates with ALM Hub to Simplify Data Exchange Between Customers’ Tool Chains

  Visure Solutions Integrates with ALM Hub to Simplify Data Exchange Between
  Customers’ Tool Chains

   Best-of-breed Visure Requirements gains easy connection to multiple tool
                       chains through agosense.symphony

Business Wire

MADRID -- July 17, 2013

Visure Solutions, The Requirements Lifecycle Company, has partnered with
agosense GmbH, provider of the market-leading integration and data exchange
platform agosense.symphony. The partnership creates immediate data exchange
for Visure Requirements, an award-winning requirements definition and
management solution, with a large number of Application Lifecycle Management
(ALM) tools using open standards defined by the Object Management Group. As
well, this integration removes the need for specialized tool-to-tool porting.

Visure Solutions’ partnership with agosense ensures that companies have the
luxury of integrating a leading, next-generation Requirements Engineering tool
for requirements gathering, definition, and analysis capabilities while
maintaining compatibility with other chosen tool chains and third-party
providers. agosense.symphony serves as an integration hub for ALM tools,
bringing together a plethora of tool chains used for requirements management,
change management, test management, issue and defect tracking, and project
portfolio management.

Visure Requirements Now Links to Diverse Tool Ecosystem

Thanks to this integration, Visure Requirements customers can flexibly
exchange data with the following software development components, among
others:

  *Requirements Management

       *Visure Requirements
       *IBM Rational Doors

  *Change & Configuration Management

       *Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
       *IBM Rational Change
       *IBM Rational ClearCase
       *IBM Rational ClearQuest
       *IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)
       *Atlassian JIRA
       *Perforce
       *Bugzilla
       *Subversion
       *Polarion ALM
       *PTC Integrity
       *Serena Dimensions

  *Test Management

       *HP Quality Center/ALM
       *Tosca Testsuite

  *Variant Management

       *Pure-systems pure::variants

  *Modeling & System Architecture

       *Sparx Enterprise Architect

  *Agile

       *Rally

  *Business Support

       *Microsoft Sharepoint
       *SAP Netweaver

Similarly, companies in industries where processes and standards are
well-defined, such as the automotive sector, use agosense.symphony as a
collaboration portal with manufacturers.

“Being able to integrate our requirements engineering and management solution
with surrounding ALM tools gives our customers much-needed flexibility,”
stated Christian Christophoridis, Vice President of Product Management for
Visure Solutions. “Our customers have thoughtfully selected specific tools to
support their development processes based on their unique needs, yet struggle
to cope with the heterogeneous environment. Integration hubs, like
agosense.symphony, seamlessly connect all components of the software
development cycle.”

“The complexity of applications, whether automotive, microelectronics, or
financial, is driving more and more customers to seek out next-generation
tools like Visure Requirements,” said Ralf Klimpke, CEO of agosense GmbH. “Our
core business involves managing complex integration scenarios, and we provide
these companies a way to take advantage of Visure Requirements’ many benefits
and combine it with their other tool chains. We give companies a more powerful
platform to work with.”

agosense.symphony directs the exchange of information between the various tool
chains from a central location. Based on processes defined using Business
Process Execution Language (BPEL), all possible scenarios of interaction
between requirements from different parties, change requests, tests, defects,
and other relationships are preconfigured within the process layer of the
integration hub. No additional programming or direction is needed. Despite a
diverse ecosystem, all stakeholders can access the information needed in an
environment they are comfortable with.

Integration Hub Eases Tool Migration

For companies using traditional, documents-based requirements management
tools, the ALM integration hub brings next-generation capabilities with or
without migration. Using the OMG RIF/ReqIF protocol, requirements and related
information from the traditional tool can be synchronized, decomposed,
structured and reused within Visure Requirements, giving the development team
access to next-generation capabilities within a familiar environment.

And, if the decision to migrate to a newer tool makes sense, companies can
move their data in a way that is smoother, less risky, and more transparent.
Companies adopting a standardized ecosystem have the advantage of defining
processes from a central configuration point, which enables all stakeholders
both within the company and with third-party suppliers to coordinate processes
reducing typical challenges and costs.

About Visure Solutions

Visure Solutions, the Requirements Lifecycle Management Company, is the market
leader in Requirements Definition & Management. Through its Requirement
Lifecycle Management platform Visure Requirements, Visure offers specialized
and innovative solutions that enable its customers to develop the highest
quality products, systems and services. Visure Requirements’ quality along
with its state-of-the-art features and benefits are endorsed by world-leading
organizations. Visure’s team has unique and profound experience in the
development and implementation of requirements solutions.

Visure Solutions is headquartered in Madrid, Spain,and San Francisco, United
States, with branch offices in the United Kingdom and Germany. Visure has
leading distributors worldwide in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China,
France, Italy, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Scandinavia. For
more information, please visit www.visuresolutions.com.

About agosense

As a provider of the integration and exchange platform agosense.symphony,
agosense has positioned itself in the field of Development Process
Integration— integrating heterogeneous Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
environments in software and system development into a continuous process
chain.

The platform enables a rules based and automated data exchange within the
development process—even with external partners. This makes use of a range
standard formats including RIF/ ReqIF, ASAM, and others to support the
broadest possible range of development tools. The range of available adapters
for popular tools ensures a swift implementation. The agosense.symphony
architecture ensures that integration scenarios can be adapted to suit
individual needs as set by customer requirements.

Numerous companies from a broad range of industries, such as BMW AG,
Continental AG, Credit Suisse AG, Daimler AG, European Space Agency, Garmin,
Robert Bosch GmbH, and Volkswagen AG, have already chosen agosense.symphony as
their integration solution.

Contact:

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or
Visure Solutions Contact:
Ana Malumbres
Marketing Manager
amalumbres@visuresolutions.com
www.visuresolutions.com
or
agosense Contact:
Simone Wenninger
Marketing Manager
marketing@agosense.com
www.agosense.com