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Quantitative Software Management, Inc. Named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

Selected Companies Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

MCLEAN, VA, May 21, 2015 - Quantitative Software Management (QSM), a leading provider of software process improvement and systems development estimation, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Vendor Management category by Gartner, Inc.

Each year, Gartner identifies a collection of companies in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports that objectively highlight these companies from a customer perspective. The report highlights vendors that can potentially arm vendor management leaders with much-needed tools and services to support vendor risk management and improve performance visibility. 

Many of the organizations that Gartner evaluates are transforming the way businesses and government agencies leverage technology in new and useful ways. As the universe of outsourcing and third-party IT services continues to expand, Gartner recognized three such vendors in the burgeoning field of strategic vendor management.

 “It is very gratifying to be recognized by Gartner,” says Joseph A. Madden, QSM’s Vice President of Professional Services. “The 2015 Cool Vendors in Vendor Management is an independent and well-researched piece, and we consider inclusion to be testament to our thought leadership and almost 40 years of contributions to the discipline of using project metrics to make smarter IT investments.”

Madden added: “the unique QSM edge is to harness historical project information and quantitative measurement to remove a lot of the politics, emotion and bias from vendor relationships: the data seldom lies and has no agenda.”

Vendors in the IT vendor management category were selected based on their potential to provide those with responsibility over vendor choice and oversight with the tools and services to support better vendor management. 

Existing Gartner clients can download the 2015 Cool Vendors in Vendor Management report as part of their annual subscription, or it can purchase the report from Gartner for a one-time fee.

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Founded in 1978 by Lawrence Putnam, Sr., QSM is one of the true pioneers in the software measurement and estimation industry. With proven solutions to empower its customers to make more informed business decisions by estimating, tracking and benchmarking IT projects, QSM’s well-known Software Lifecycle Management (SLIM®) suite of tools, one-of-a-kind database of over 10,000 completed projects and supporting consulting services all combine to help stakeholders negotiate and establish realistic projects expectations based on actual data, the core metrics of software development and the near universal and repeating patterns of software development. 

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