From the Wires
iRise Launches Updated Platform to Accelerate Definition and Delivery of Better Software across Organizations
By: Business Wire
Jan. 30, 2013 07:01 AM
iRise®, the global leader in collaborative visualization software, today announced the launch of iRise 8.11.2. The platform’s latest upgrade includes key features that streamline the process of visualizing mobile, web and desktop apps for all stakeholders in the software development life cycle (SDLC). The upgrade introduces new features to the platform including Web Importer Plugin, Project Estimator and Revision Manager as well as usability enhancements to facilitate the building of simulations and creation of reusable assets.
“iRise 8.11.2 represents a key breakthrough for companies who want to vastly accelerate the SDLC from end to end,” said Maurice Martin, president, COO and founder, iRise. “The new features we’ve launched are intended to benefit all members of the application development team – project managers, business analysts, designers, developers and quality assurance professionals – and make building software more efficient through collaborative visualization; simulations that look and feel like the final application.”
The three stand-out features of the new upgrade include:
Web Importer Plugin
For the first time, The Web Importer Plugin allows customers using iRise Studio to import existing web pages directly into the iRise simulation. With a single click, customers can bring in the content of a web page as a high fidelity prototype. This feature is most pertinent if a business analyst or designer wishes to change part of a web or mobile application. Once they have the simulation complete, developers can use iRise CodeGen™ to jumpstart standards-based code generation. The Web Importer Plugin and CodeGen dramatically increase productivity and accelerate delivery.
Inaccurate estimations are usually the culprit for projects either failing, being delivered late, overrunning budgets, or missing required functions. Designed primarily for project managers at large organizations, iRise launched the Project Estimator to automatically generate industry standard Function Point counts based on simulations. Function Point Analysis is a proven method for measuring the size and complexity of a software product. It provides an objective, comparative measure that assists in estimating project cost, managing scope, and measuring productivity.
For project managers, developers and quality assurance teams, the Revision Manager automatically captures revisions (or snapshots) of a project on a scheduled or manual basis. Customers consistently have a record of each version of the prototype and can revert back to previous versions. The ability to compare against previous versions enables innovation by providing the freedom to experiment in a risk free environment. If a new simulation does not work simply revert back to the previous version. Also, if stakeholders do not agree with a revision, customers can recall previous versions and start again.
The latest release is available for immediate trial download at irise.com.
iRise empowers businesses to define and build better software in less time by using visualization to drive a more effective application development process. iRise is the only solution that allows all stakeholders to collaborate, adapt and innovate on their vision in real time throughout the entire software delivery process. The result is higher quality software delivered to market in half the time and cost – all from having software built right the first time. Companies of all sizes like General Motors, UPS, FedEx, Haworth, Manpower, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of others use iRise to "test drive" their applications before building. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., iRise is backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, and Deutsche Bank, and has sales offices across North America and in London.
iRise is a registered trademark of iRise. All other companies and products mentioned are trademarks and property of their respective owners.
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