Telelogic updates development tools

Telelogic next month will roll out an expanded software development suite, targeting federal agencies and integrators.

Telelogic Lifecycle Suite will now include System Architect, an enterprise architecture and modeling tool, and Focal Point, a decision support product for portfolio management. Other elements of Telelogic Lifecycle Suite include Doors, for requirements management; Synergy/Change, for change management; Synergy/CM, for configuration management; and Tau, a product which automates systems engineering, software development, and testing.

The suite's common installation process and licensing structure 'works well for large organizations,' said Jan Popkin, chief strategist at Telelogic. Telelogic Lifecycle Suite is slated for general availability on June 5.

In addition to the suite, Telelogic will launch updates to System Architect and Synergy/Change.

New options for System Architect 10.4 include System Architecture/XT, which provides Web portal access to enterprise architecture models housed in a central repository. The feature lets geographically dispersed users ' whether integrator or agency personnel -- collaborate on architecture projects, according to the company.

With System Architecture/XT, Telelogic offers specialized templates for the Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DoDAF).

Other System Architect 10.4 options include service-oriented architecture support and an enterprise resource planning component that lets organizations import ERP metadata into an enterprise architecture repository. The product also supports version 1.4 of the Federal Enterprise Architecture's reference models. The reference models are intended to guide agency investment in information technology.

The new release of Synergy/Change, version 4.5, includes a new user interface and support for IBM/Rational ClearCase.

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