Rational to bundle products into suite

After 18 months of technology acquisitions, development tools specialist Rational Software is to bundle its products to offer tight integration across the product suite.

After 18 months of technology acquisitions, development tools specialist Rational Software is to bundle its products to offer tight integration across the product suite.

Rational Suite features a new integration architecture for updated versions of 10 products, including Rational Rose, Rational Team Test and RationalRequistePro.

Country manager Neil Gray describes the suite as something to unify the team while optimising the work of the individual. “It also simplifies the solution,” he says.

Pricing will almost halve by bundling.

“There is also a trade-up option for existing customers, who will get a credit on what they have already paid for,” Gray says.

The suite architecture contains a common programming interface to different domains of information — a synchroniser, which helps unify the work of analysts, developers and testers into a single project; and two-way integration between Rational tools and the Rational unified process.

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