SteelTrace Integrates Catalyze with Rational Technology

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Native Integration Offers Industry's First Comprehensive Use Case Development Platform. SteelTrace Ltd. today announces the integration of Catalyze(TM), SteelTrace's use case driven requirements and process capture software, with Rational(R) RequisitePro(R), Rational's market leading requirements management tool. This new integration to Rational RequisitePro, combined with the previously released integration to Rational Rose(R), provides the industry's only comprehensive solution for use case development.

This integrated solution allows information to be synchronized amongst SteelTrace Catalyze, Rational Rose and Rational RequisitePro in an incremental and highly iterative fashion. A full and complete use case requirements model is developed in SteelTrace Catalyze through graphical and textual representations of a use case's flow of events, scenarios, steps, and other details of the use case model. Use cases in Catalyze are synchronized with Rational RequisitePro and managed as formal requirements. Rational RequisitePro manages these requirements by tracking requirement changes, attributes, and relationships to other requirements. The integration provides a semantically rich bridge between the textual use case requirements in Rational RequisitePro, the use case requirements model in SteelTrace Catalyze and a UML visual model in Rational Rose. Use case behavior is translated into a description of interoperating objects that ultimately evolves into an executable implementation.

"This integration delivers the complete use case requirements development capability that the market has been demanding," said SteelTrace CEO, Mark Melville. "With this complete solution, organizations can bridge the gap between the business and technical disciplines necessary to ensure they are delivering successful solutions that meet their customer's business needs."

"The integration of Catalyze with Rational RequisitePro and Rational Rose provides Rational customers a powerful solution for use-case driven development," said Kurt Bittner, Director of Requirements Management Solutions at Rational Software. "The combined solution offers the industry's only comprehensive requirements development platform using use cases to drive project success."

About SteelTrace

SteelTrace (http://www.steeltrace.com) develops business process and requirement tools that increase the accuracy between customer requirements and system delivery. SteelTrace's Catalyze(TM) Professional and Catalyze(TM) Enterprise tools help Business Process Engineers, Project Managers, Business Analysts and Systems Analysts capture, view and manage customer requirements and system specifications. SteelTrace was founded in February 2001 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in London UK, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. SteelTrace is a netdecisions group company. SOURCE SteelTrace Ltd.

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