|By Business Wire||
|August 8, 2012 10:00 AM EDT||
iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, today announced its Enterprise Visualization platform, also resold by SAP as SAP® Application Visualization software by iRise®, is now offered as a business add-on to SAP’s ASAP methodology. Through this, SAP is encouraging its customers and ecosystem partners to use iRise Enterprise Visualization and SAP Application Visualization to transform software development processes with collaborative iterations of high-fidelity visualizations before any code is written. The iRise Enterprise Visualization platform has proven to simplify communication, mitigate risk, drive buy-in among stakeholders, and ultimately reduce the total cost of enterprise software development.
“We are pleased that the iRise Enterprise Visualization platform and best practices will now be available as a business add-on for ASAP, making them widely available and easily accessible to global customers,” said Emmet B. Keeffe III, CEO and co-founder of iRise. “We look forward to helping users achieve a new level of efficiency as enterprises today face the double challenge of meeting user expectations for more elegant software while also cutting both time and cost from development.”
ASAP provides a proven, repeatable implementation methodology to streamline projects and achieve lower total cost of implementation. Business add-ons to ASAP extend the methodology with modular business implementation content and additional methodology and governance frameworks. The iRise Enterprise Visualization platform helps ensure a collaborative environment for “proof of vision.” The iRise® solution and SAP Application Visualization are listed as blueprint accelerators in the ASAP methodology for implementation.
“SAP customers are using iRise tools to visualize their business transformation in early stages of their projects,” said Jan Musil, global lead, Project Management Practice, SAP Services. “The iRise solution is an extremely effective tool for accelerating the process of confirming requirements among stakeholders. SAP Application Visualization not only provides better understanding, but also gives stakeholders the opportunity to comment early in the requirement and design process. This is a critical improvement that drives consensus and accelerates time to value.”
The iRise solution begins by creating high-fidelity views of requirements that are virtually indistinguishable from the final product, allowing stakeholders to “test drive” and fully experience applications before they are built. Stakeholders can iterate on these views many times, in real-time, reducing ambiguity in the blueprint phase. With greater alignment around requirements, companies experience less rework, greater user experience and higher overall quality. With thousands of projects successfully completed, iRise visualization has proven to be indispensable for enterprises in highly competitive markets.
Earlier this year, iRise received a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award in the Software Solution Newcomer of the Year category. SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success.
To learn more about iRise products and services, go to www.irise.com.
iRise is the world's leading provider of enterprise visualization software for business applications. Visualization has become a critical competitive advantage for businesses to more effectively communicate their needs to technology teams and give everyone involved the ability to interact with and fully experience applications before they are built. Companies of all sizes—such as General Motors, UPS, FedEx, Haworth, Manpower, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of other—use iRise solutions to "test drive" their applications before building, which accelerates time to market, improves customer experience, and drives cost down. 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.
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