5/17/2005 - ARTiSAN Software Tools, a global leader for UML-based, real-time systems and software modeling tools, announced that ServiceForce, a management buyout of Tenovis, formerly Bosch Telecom's PBX-telecom business division, has selected Real-time Studio to complement its software and systems development methodology.
ServiceForce has selected ARTiSAN's Real-time Studio Professional as the UML Modeling tool to complement their Quality Driven Software Development methodology for modeling systems behaviour (www.qdsd.net). Originally experts in communications technology, the engineers at ServiceForce are very familiar with object-oriented tools for software design and implementation. In order to optimise the development process, ServiceForce searched for a methodology and tool in the requirements engineering domain, as one of the main reasons for problems within complex, software-driven electronic systems is insufficient requirements analysis.
Bernhard Güttler, head of the automotive section of ServiceForce stated, "We decided to standardise on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for modeling requirements, mainly to describe systems behaviour and inter-working in a graphical way, rather than simply relying on textual specifications. After an intensive evaluation phase, we decided in favor of Artisan. Our goal is to form a complete and integrated methodology known as Quality Driven System Development, modeling not only the functional behaviour of a system, but also non-functional quality aspects and risk analysis. Artisan offers many flexible possibilities beyond the standard UML diagrams, which allows our models to contain a tremendous amount of information that can later be used in the testing phase at the conclusion of the product development cycle. In this context, we are also able to automatically generate test cases out of specific UML diagrams for special test automation systems, and this aligns perfectly with our Quality Driven System Development goals.”
Güttler continued, "The intentions of ARTiSAN and ServiceForce are very similar, and completely complementary: Artisan is a tool manufacturer and ServiceForce offers engineering and consulting services. We pull together and support each other on the right path to a modern "Quality Driven System Development."
Jeremy Goulding, CEO of ARTiSAN Software commented, "ServiceForce has built a powerful Quality driven methodology using Real-time Studio from requirements analysis through to test that will benefit hardware, software, and test engineers alike. As providers of COTS tools, our objective with Artisan Real-time Studio is to continue to deliver support for standards like SysML and UML 2.0, yet to retain an open and flexible product that allows users to easily tailor the tool through XML/XMI and OLE customizations for their particular processes.”
ServiceForce, with four locations in Germany, delivers professional consultancy services for process and method selection, and supports clients during the implementation of integrated system development compliant with their own unique project requirements. For more information, please visit www.serviceforce.de.
ARTiSAN Software Tools, Inc., founded in March 1997, is privately held with headquarters in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. The company has regional sales offices and distributors throughout the world. For more information, call +44 (0)1242 229300 internationally, or 1(888)511-7975 from the US; or visit www.artisansw.com
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