Riptide Software Appraised at CMMI Level 4

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Riptide Software has been appraised at Level 4 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

Being formally assessed at CMMI Level 4 is a great achievement that validates Riptide's commitment to quality.

Riptide Software, a leading provider of military training systems, cloud and mobile development, and enterprise integration services, today announced that it has been appraised at Level 4 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. This appraisal was performed by Software Quality Center, LLC.

“Being formally assessed at CMMI Level 4 is a great achievement that validates Riptide’s commitment to quality and our focus on Riptide’s core values, such as accountability in the delivery of successful software products,” said Riptide President and Chief Executive Officer Philip Loeffel. “Attaining level 4 illustrates that we’ve created a culture of excellence.”

An appraisal at maturity level 4 indicates that the organization is performing at a “quantitatively managed” level. At this level, the organization and projects establish quantitative objectives for quality and process performance and use them as criteria in managing projects.

“This appraisal demonstrates the importance our firm places on improving processes throughout our organization,” added Riptide Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering Barry Clinger. “We will continue our efforts toward maximizing the capability of our people and our processes.”

Riptide was appraised at CMMI Level 3 in November of 2006, based on a Standard CMMI-based Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) covering the Orlando, FL facility.

Kris Puthucode, Carnegie Mellon Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser from Software Quality Center, who led the CMMI Level 4 appraisal, said, “I count Riptide as one of the very few organizations that has pursued process maturity, and higher maturity in process, over several years. It feels good to work with an organization with management and all levels of staff so committed to continuing the cause of improving processes—and which leverages the latest best practices in our software industry, where the CMMI is the de-facto ‘Gold Standard.’ This demonstrates Riptide’s proven ability to deliver exceptional value to its customers and meet established targets on time, within budget, and with quality.”

About Riptide
Since 1995, Riptide has been an industry leader in software technology services. Experts in architecture and development of military training systems, custom cloud-based solutions, mobile apps and the integration of large-scale enterprise and SaaS systems, Riptide has built a strong reputation of uncompromising quality and superior results. From complex training and simulation systems for government agencies to scalable and sophisticated cloud solutions for enterprise businesses, Riptide’s technology partners include all major providers of cloud platforms and services such as: Amazon Web Services (AWS),, MuleSoft, and Twilio. Headquartered in Orlando, FL, near the University of Central Florida campus, Riptide is an employee-owned company, employing only U.S. citizens, and using no offshore outsourcing.

About CMMI Institute
CMMI is the result of more than 20 years of ongoing work at Carnegie Mellon University by members of industry, government, and the Software Engineering Institute. Powered by Carnegie Mellon, the CMMI Institute is working to build upon CMMI’s success, advance the state of the practice, accelerate the development and adoption of best practices, and provide solutions to the emerging needs of businesses around the world.

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