IBM Rational® software helps customers deliver greater value from their investments in software and systems. It enables organizations to seize business opportunities, achieve precision in desired business outcomes, and execute with reduced risk and cost. Successful businesses will use software to drive innovation and competitive differentiation by producing, delivering, and managing smarter products and services.
Effective software delivery can help businesses increase control, efficiency and business value by employing automation, team collaboration, organizational governance, asset utilization and overall alignment of software investments to business and operational priorities. In order to achieve this business value, software must be managed like any other asset – as an integrated set of repeatable activities ... that is, as a business process . A process where key stakeholders collaborate to achieve common goals, workflows are integrated and automated and progress is continually reported in real-time for iterative improvement . In order to execute software delivery as a business process, Rational provides a rich series of capabilities delivered as part of a collaborative and integrated software delivery platform – powered by Jazz – and are supported by proven best practice processes and an entire ecosystem of IBM and partner capabilities. The capabilities, the platform and the best practices – customized based on client needs and integrated into an orchestrated workflow between all stakeholders – is what makes Rational’s solution powerful and differentiated. No matter whether the objective is to modernize enterprise assets and skills, transform information technology or differentiate products, Rational solutions help customers realize greater value from their investments in software by reducing cost and risk, and optimizing business outcomes.