IDC Again Ranks Rational Software Number One in Multiple Segments of Software Development Market

6/27/2002 - Rational Software (Nasdaq: RATL) announced that its software configuration management (SCM) solution, which includes Rational® ClearCase® and Rational® ClearQuest®, and its analysis, modeling and design (AMD) solution, Rational Rose®, were named the market share leaders in their respective categories by International Data Corporation (IDC).

These results are available in IDC's reports entitled: "Worldwide Software Configuration Management Tools Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006" (IDC# 27290) and "Worldwide Analysis, Modeling, and Design Tools Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006" (IDC# 27248R). These reports examine the SCM and AMD markets and leading vendor performance for 2001, and provide a market forecast through 2006.

Software Configuration Management
Rational's SCM solution continued to dominate the software configuration management market in 2001, with a 36.5 percent share. Rational's SCM solution market share grew in 2001 despite a decline in revenue in the overall SCM market during the year. Additional information on Rational's SCM solution is available at "Our research shows that customers will increasingly demand SCM tools that provide integrated management of not only life-cycle artifacts but also life-cycle processes," said Dick Heiman, IDC analyst and author of "Worldwide Software Configuration Management Tools Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006." "Therefore, we believe that Rational's broad range of integrated products, suites marketing strategy and process focus all bode well for their future growth."

Analysis, Modeling and Design
IDC reported that Rational was the AMD market share leader for the second year in a row, extending its leadership position with a "commanding" 30.7 percent share of the market in 2001. This is substantially higher than the 8.3 percent registered in 2001 by the next company in this category. Additional information on Rational Rose is available at

"We believe that companies are continuing to look for ways to achieve their business objectives by producing higher quality applications in shorter time periods," said Rikki Kirzner, IDC analyst and author of "Worldwide Analysis, Modeling, and Design Tools Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006." "Therefore customers will continue to look to leading edge companies to provide them with AMD solutions that offer more capabilities, features and functionality to help drive their success."

"We're thrilled that Rational's SCM and AMD solutions have once again been named the runaway leaders in their respective markets by IDC," said Eric Schurr, chief marketing officer, Rational Software. "Our customers continue to improve and enhance their software development processes with Rational's SCM and AMD solutions, and these market results are another indication of their success. Rational's software development solutions liberate project leaders, developers, analysts and testers from time consuming activities that delay software development projects, enabling them to create higher quality business applications and software products faster."

About Rational Software Corporation
Rational Software provides a software development platform that improves the speed, quality, and predictability of software projects. This integrated, full lifecycle solution combines software engineering best practices, market-leading tools, and professional services. Ninety-eight of the Fortune 100 rely on Rational tools and services to build better software, faster. This open platform is extended by partners who provide more than 500 complementary products and services. Founded in 1981, Rational is one of the world's largest software companies, with revenues of $689.8 million in its twelve months ended March 31, 2002, and over 3,500 employees worldwide. Rational is a member of the S&P 500 Index and a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index®. Additional information is available at and, the monthly e-zine for the Rational community.

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