Technology moves fast; new products emerge, old tools are retired, and customers are left to scramble fast and furious between these often unexpected changes.
IBM announced that it will be retiring its 21-year-old Rational RequisitePro requirements management solution. Though ReqPro won’t disappear entirely, RequisitePro will become unsupported. There will be no new features. No bug fixes. No updates or enhancements. This has left many IT leaders concerned about the associated risks to their IT projects. And rightfully so.
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One thing is certain – project teams will continue to seek solutions to help manage their projects, define requirements, connect cross-functional teams and integrate with existing applications.
With or without ReqPro, overall priorities will remain the same. Managing requirements, traceability, automation of tests – these are all capabilities that impact the successful delivery of projects. Organizations cannot rely on unsupported software to manage these key components of any project. When defining and managing requirements organizations expect, and need, new capabilities, new integrations and support for modern platforms They need to partner with someone who is driving the market, delivering new innovative capabilities and help to de-risk and accelerate projects.
Blueprint takes requirements management a step further
As a highly-scalable enterprise solution, Blueprint is designed for large organizations with global teams collaborating on multifaceted projects. Blueprint customers are amongst the world’s most innovative companies. They manage large, complex IT projects, often in highly regulated industries, so they must embrace best practices and challenge the status quo to enhance product delivery and gain competitive advantage.
This simply cannot be done with a legacy tool that is not being updated or properly maintained. And Blueprint can eliminate the headache and risk of data migration. We have customized our solution to automate the migration from ReqPro to Blueprint, with no downtime to your organization or disruption of your data.
Contact us today to learn more about our ReqPro migration offer.