Press Release

QSM’s SLIM Suite 9.0 Enhances Data Collection, Management to Promote Successful Software Development

New Data Entry Features Enhance Analysis and Provide Better Intelligence throughout the Project Lifecycle

MCLEAN, VA, June 10, 2015 – Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM), a leader in software process improvement and systems development estimation, today announced the availability of its Software Lifecycle Management (SLIM) Suite 9.0. The new release provides users with enhanced data collection features to more accurately plan software development projects based on industry statistics and trends.    

This updated version of QSM’s cornerstone product improves integration between the desktop and the web and streamlines data entry, historical data collection, and analysis to increase data quality and accuracy throughout the software development lifecycle.  

In addition to integration and data entry improvements, other new features introduced with today’s release include:

  • Security: Enhanced protection against cross-site scripting or malicious content injection.
  • Reporting: Users can now create an unlimited number of custom View Layout reports that can be shared with other SLIM-DataManager databases or exported to Microsoft Office for further analysis.
  • Keyword Management: The SLIM-DataManager user interface now makes it even easier to create, edit, and manage keywords. Easily configurable Master Keyword lists promote consistent data collection across the enterprise and makes reordering or updating project tags easier than ever!
  • Analysis/Benchmarking: SLIM-Metrics’ user-friendly query engine has been redesigned to simplify sample and trend creation.

“The 9.0 version of SLIM includes the features and enhancements that present project managers with the intelligence required for them to successfully and confidently make software project and development decisions for their organizations,” said Larry Putnam, Jr., CO-CEO for Quantitative Software Management. “Historical data is the key to this intelligence, and this release of SLIM creates even less room for error throughout the entire project development process."

QSM’s SLIM Suite of Tools are the industry’s top-performing solutions for estimating, tracking and benchmarking software and design projects leveraging QSM’s unique and proprietary database of over 10,000 projects. Seven of the world’s top 10 systems integrators rely on SLIM intelligence.

About Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM)

Founded in 1978 by one of the pioneers of software measurement, Larry Putnam, Sr., QSM offers estimation products and consulting that enable federal and commercial clients to estimate, track, and benchmark projects. QSM tools and methods help software and systems analysts negotiate achievable goals, set realistic expectations, and communicate more effectively with management and customers. QSM offers the SLIM (Software Lifecycle Management) Suite of tools, which contains metrics from a worldwide database of more than 10,000 completed projects, enabling productivity benchmarking on the desktop. Using SLIM to dynamically run 'virtual project simulations,' companies can model and forecast project releases to deliver on time, within budget with > 90% estimation accuracy. Visit us at,, and on Twitter @QSM_SLIM.