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Leader in enterprise Agile planning and regulatory change management capitalizes on analyst recommendations, market validation, and a growing customer footprint among the world’s largest organizations.

SEPTEMBER 24th 2018, TORONTO – Blueprint, a leading provider of enterprise-scale Agile Planning and Regulatory Change Management solutions, today announced record achievements for the fifth consecutive year.

“In 2018, Blueprint celebrated unparalleled growth and success – which confirms that enterprise organizations are embracing the efficiency, innovation and compliance gains of our robust software,” said Dan Shimmerman, CEO at Blueprint. “With markets being disrupted left right and center, and security breaches becoming a daily occurrence, companies worldwide are choosing Blueprint to keep pace with fast-changing customer expectations while still mitigating risk.”

Highlights from Fiscal Year 2018:

Increased Market Penetration and Sky-Rocketing Customer Satisfaction

This year, Blueprint continued to enable the Agile transformations of the world’s largest enterprises, while empowering them to proactively address regulatory and security risk. Blueprint expanded its software use to new industries across multiple geographies. New logos added to the Blueprint family include Visa, Farmers Insurance, Bank of Central Asia, BNP Paribas, Prudential, Inmarsat, Vodafone, Xerox, and Siemens Healthcare.

With a customer retention rate of more than 95%, Blueprint far exceeds key industry benchmarks and many competitors in this area. Customer satisfaction scores reached record highs this year, with the majority of customers indicating that Blueprint products overwhelmingly meet or exceed their business and IT needs.

Enhanced Product Features to Support Automation and Traceability

Storyteller, Blueprint’s Agile Planning solution set the standard for market innovation, driving advanced levels of business-IT alignment.

In 2018, Storyteller introduced AI-driven solution definition powered by the data in its strategic solution repository. Storyteller automates Agile planning and delivery workflows from business value streams, through portfolio planning to development and testing tasks, through the DevOps value stream. It enhances ALM and task management capabilities, reducing overhead for teams using Kanban, Scrum, post-scrum, traditional and enterprise-scale Agile methodologies such as SAFe.

Industry Recognition from the World’s Leading Analysts

In April, Blueprint was recognized by Gartner in their 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools. We believe inclusion in this report validates Blueprint’s strategy of empowering companies to deliver successful products to market by adopting a design-focused approach to development.

Blueprint was also recognized by Forrester within the Agile Requirements Management space this year and named a top vendor on their Now Tech: Agile Requirements Management Tools, Q2 2018 report. This market validation is, in our opinion, indicative of the integral value of using Agile requirements tools to connect design and development and reduce technical debt. By providing innovative and robust tools, Blueprint drives speed and reduces defects with, enabling companies to mitigate compliance and security risk while scaling Agile.

Blueprint was also recognized in Forrester’s New Wave Value Stream Management Tools, Q3 2018 report. This report identifies Blueprint as one of the 13 most significant providers in the emerging market for value stream management (VSM) tools.

Strengthening of Strategic Alliances

In FY2018, Blueprint extended its leadership in delivering business-critical solutions through its strategic relationships with Cognizant, Accenture, Deloitte, NTT Data, and Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS). By strengthening these alliances, Blueprint is able to expand its service offerings and continue to deliver industry-leading Agile technology and training. This enables joint customers to resolve many of the challenges that plague large and complex IT projects.

“It has been a tremendous year for Blueprint,” continued Shimmerman, “We have grown our customer and partner base and broadened our market influence. While we celebrate that success, it also encourages us to continue driving our vision for both Agile Planning and Regulatory Change Management deeper into the market. Our proven ability to improve development by speeding delivery, improving quality and mitigating risk will undoubtedly make Blueprint the solution of choice for large enterprises.”

About Blueprint

Blueprint provides industry-leading solutions that accelerate and de-risk the digital transformation of large organizations. Our product – Blueprint Storyteller  – resolve many of the time-consuming, costly, and error-prone functions that challenge IT organizations. Our products sit at the front of the toolchain, ensuring alignment of business and IT stakeholders. We’ve created solutions that drive innovation and collaboration, ensure regulatory compliance, and protect the business value of products from definition to delivery.

More than half of all Fortune 100 companies across the globe have chosen Blueprint to automate their most complex digital transformation challenges.

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