Bangalore, Karnataka India (PressExposure) July 23, 2008 -- Serena Software announces the latest version of its enterprise-ready software solution for managing and tracking requirements through a projectâs lifecycle, SerenaÂ® DimensionsÂ® RM 10.1.4. The new version further streamlines requirements definition activities that many business analysts and project managers find tedious and cumbersome, yet are critical for application development teams.
Serena (Dimensions), named to the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner, Inc. (Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008 by Jim Duggan and Daniel Stang, January 23, 2008), helps corporations keep product development on track and deliver new software solutions that are timely and within the original project scope. With Dimensions RM, development teams can gather requirements at the beginning of planning, track their integration into products and manage them throughout the application development lifecycle.
âSerena has an ongoing commitment to continue to upgrade and update our product offerings, and deliver the most visionary and leading products in requirements management,â said Carl Theobald, Senior Vice President, Products for Serena.
According to Gartner's report, âGartner estimates that market revenue growth for SCCM occurred at an average of 10% to 13% annually during the past several years. The escalation of needs to achieve faster, along with more successful deployment of changes to software, make it likely that this sector will continue to grow at a rate of 10% annually during the next five years.â (Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008 by Jim Duggan and Daniel Stang, January 23, 2008)
Whatâs New in Dimensions 10.1.4:
Requirement Templates: improved re-use of requirements Publishing Templates: publish requirements using custom layouts Category Management: improved handling for enterprise solutions Attribute Descriptions: provides guidance and process support when defining requirements Data Masking Tool: allows Serena Support to investigate issues while protecting data privacy URL to Requirement: access requirements from everywhere by only activating a direct link Web Services Integration to Dimensions CM: latest technology avoiding data redundancy and ready for business mashups
Dimensions RM 10.1.4 can be downloaded from its page on the Serena Support site at [http://www.serena.com/pages/downloads/index.html].
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted January 23, 2008 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartnerâs analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the âLeadersâ quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Serena Software
Serena is a privately owned company, headquartered in Redwood City, California, with 29 offices in 14 countries and almost 1000 employees. Serena provides software on premise and on demand to over 15,000 customers including 96 of the Fortune 100. Serena enables teams of programmers to become more efficient by standardizing and automating development processes across both mainframe and distributed environments. Serena enables IT business analysts and power users to improve productivity with a new generation of Web 2.0 tools to build Business Mashups. Business Mashups automate common everyday, processes, are visual and do not require coding. Serena also enables IT executives to gain visibility into their projects, resources and costs â CIOâs should have access to the same quality of information about IT as the CFO has about Finance. For more information on Serena, visit http://www.serena.com.