Blueprint appoints Dan Shimmerman as CEO to drive growth in rapidly emerging RDM software category

Blueprint positioned as market leader as industry seeks new requirements definition standard for enterprise software development

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Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 22, 2013

Toronto, ON – April 22, 2013: Blueprint®, the leading provider of enterprise Requirements Definition & Management (RDM) software, announced today the appointment of Dan Shimmerman as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Shimmerman joins Blueprint at a time when the RDM software market is poised for explosive growth. Blueprint’s cloud-based application improves collaboration between business and IT and by doing so dramatically reduces software development waste, rework and abandoned software projects that cost industry more than $100B annually.
Most recently, Shimmerman was President and CEO of Varicent Software, a global provider of sales performance management solutions. Varicent was acquired by IBM in May 2012. Prior to founding Varicent, Shimmerman spent 15 years working in accounting, sales, and technology with world-class clients, including Deutsche Bank, SAFECO Insurance, and Aetna Insurance.
“With Dan’s impressive track record of success, our market leading solution, as well as our experienced team, I am certain that Blueprint will enjoy an accelerated growth trajectory over the course of the next few years,” says Bob Fraser, Blueprint’s Board Chair. “Dan is a leader who is laser focused on delivering value to customers and his resolve will ensure that we continue to exceed expectations and bolster our position as global market leaders in RDM.”
“Blueprint addresses a very quantifiable business pain; IT departments are under enormous pressure to deliver more solutions in shorter time frames to support the constantly changing business needs of large enterprises,” says Shimmerman. “We have established ourselves as a worldwide leader in the RDM space with an impressive list of large-enterprise customers across a broad range of industries. I’m extremely excited to represent a company blazing a trail as the global standard for requirements definition management.”
In spite of the increasing complexity of business application projects, most enterprise development teams still rely on disparate documents, spreadsheets and drawing tools to define and manage requirements. This time-consuming, manual process tends to:

Be unreliable, inflexible and error prone
Cause poor stakeholder collaboration and validation
Be inefficient and costly
Result in missing and/or unusable features

More than 200 customers — including Fortune 500 banks, insurance companies, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies — have saved time, money and enjoy improved collaboration between business and IT teams with Blueprint’s patented requirements visualization and collaboration software application. These benefits are the result of higher quality requirements that in turn improve software quality and accelerate software application delivery by as much as 50 percent.

About Blueprint
Blueprint develops requirements definition and management (RDM) software purpose-built to resolve the errors and inefficiencies encountered in RDM today. Blueprint solves many of the time-consuming, costly, error-prone elements of defining requirements, resulting in better business applications with far less rework. Headquartered in Toronto, Blueprint has global sales, operations and partner presence. Visit http://www.blueprintsys.com.


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