Borland Together positioned in the leaders quadrant of Gartner's Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Tools Report

By: David Intersimone

Abstract: Borland announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of its Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA&D) Tools, 2H06 to 1H07 Magic Quadrant report.

    Borland Together® Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Analyst Firm’s Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Tools Magic Quadrant

    Evaluation Based on Company’s Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Jul 06, 2006 : Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ:BORL), the global leader for Software Delivery Optimization, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of its Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA&D) Tools, 2H06 to 1H07 Magic Quadrant report.

Gartner reports that OOA&D tools are now well into mainstream use, and expect continued growth in the number of industry licenses during the next two to five years.

“We believe our positioning in the leaders quadrant highlights Borland’s ongoing leadership in modeling, and is yet another recognition for Borland’s ability to deliver products and solutions that support software teams throughout the software lifecycle,” said Dave Hauck, director of product marketing, Borland. “The ease-of-use and completeness of Borland Together® enables organizations to implement strong modeling and visual design processes in their software efforts, which can significantly increase their ability to deliver high quality software.”

Borland’s Together modeling suite helps bridge the gap between business and IT organizations through a common set of visual modeling languages, providing comprehensive application modeling support for business analysts, designers, architects and developers. With support for business process modeling, data modeling, application modeling and visualization, and comprehensive audits and metrics for both models and code, Together helps accelerate the delivery of adaptable, high-quality software applications.

The latest release of the product which began shipping last week, Together 2006 for Visual Studio, is integrated with Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition. The release provides comprehensive modeling support for Visual Studio users including UML 2.0 diagramming, patterns, and Borland LiveSource® capabilities for C# and Visual Basic languages.

The Together technology also plays a key role within Borland’s Requirements Definition and Management product suite, Caliber Analyst, providing business analysts with a visual way to define and storyboard business and technical requirements. The integration between Together and Caliber Analyst provides the ability to generate UML diagrams when eliciting requirements and then leverage these design assets in Together to drive software implementation and track design decisions back to the original requirements.

For more information on Borland ALM products including Together, please go to http://www.borland.com/us/products/alm/index.html.

Gartner Research “Magic Quadrant for OOA&D Tools, 2H06 to 1H07” by Michael J. Blechar. May 30, 2006

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted May 30, 2006 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Borland

Founded in 1983, Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) is the global leader in platform independent solutions for Software Delivery Optimization. The company provides the software and services that align the people, process, and technology required to maximize the business value of software. To learn more about delivering quality software, on time and within budget, visit http://www.borland.com.

Borland, Together, LiveSource and all other Borland brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the potential benefits to be derived from Borland Together and Caliber Analyst products. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in Borland’s ability to deliver its products and services, software errors or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Borland is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release

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