Enhanced Features Liberate Project Estimation Intelligence for the Entire Enterprise
MCLEAN, VA, April 9, 2014 - Quantitative Software Management, Inc. (QSM), a leader in software process improvement and systems development estimation, today launched SLIM-WebServices 1.2, the newest version of its software project estimation tool. Part of QSM's Software Lifecycle Management (SLIM) Suite, SLIM-WebServices 1.2 allows all project team members, not just estimation specialists, to easily access and manipulate data to ensure the implementation of a successful project -- avoiding cost overruns, schedule slippages and failed implementations.
"With SLIM-WebServices 1.2, we've expanded and improved visibility and transparency, increasing collaboration and allowing companies to make intelligent decisions about how and what IT projects they implement, " explains Larry Putnam, Jr., Co-Chief Executive Officer for QSM. "With the ability for all members of a project team to access IT project estimation tools, businesses have the freedom to easily manipulate data to find their ideal solutions based on budget, staff, time and more."
Introducing a new, streamlined wizard that walks the user through the process of creating a feasibility estimate, SLIM-WebServices 1.2 provides users with immediate feedback about solution viability and risk. Additionally, the SLIM-WebServices 1.2 now includes Round Trip, a capability that allows estimation specialists to download estimates to their desktop for advanced refining in SLIM-Estimate, and then re-upload the new estimate to SLIM-WebServices for the entire team to use.
SLIM-WebServices 1.2 will also include an upgraded template for Agile projects, as well as new project closeout features that allow the user to take actual data from WebServices to create company-specific trend lines that will help users more accurately predict the level of resources required for successful implementations.
QSM introduced SLIM-WebServices in 2012 as a way to bring its traditional SLIM desktop products to the web and provide a flexible, efficient software project estimation tool that can be used in the first steps of IT project planning by the entire project team. QSM's SLIM Suite of tools comprises the industry's top-performing solutions for estimating, tracking and benchmarking software and design projects by leveraging QSM's unique and proprietary database of over 10,000 projects. Seven of the top 10 systems integrators in the world 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 greater than 90% estimation accuracy. Visit us at www.qsm.com, http://www.facebook.com/QuantitativeSoftwareManagement, and on Twitter @QSM_SLIM.