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Recommended Business Analysis Tools

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Analyst Pro

Analyst Pro by Goda Software
Analyst Pro empowers developers to perform essential functions for effective Requirements tracking and management including: Requirements Change Management, Requirements Analysis, and Requirements Traceability.

Axure RP Pro

Axure RP Pro by Axure Software Solutions
Axure Software Solutions is dedicated to helping others design applications that are more useful and more usable. Axure RP Pro is used by thousands of customers to elicit feedback and validate requirements with stakeholders and to clearly communicate designs to development teams. Used by professionals including business analysts, information architects, usability experts, product managers, and IT consultants around the world from Fortune 1000 companies to independent agencies, Axure RP has become an essential tool for successful application design.

Blueprint

Blueprint by Blueprint
Blueprint offers industry leading requirements definition solutions under the umbrella of Requirements Center™. Blueprint™ solutions accelerate the application lifecycle by pre-populating accurate project blueprints ( ie: Development Models, Use Cases, Flowcharts, Test Scenarios and all Documentation) necessary to ensure that the development team produces software applications that reflect 100% of what the business needs. Blueprint™ provides bi-directional traceability between all artifacts to ensure the fidelity of the end product.

CaliberRM

CaliberRM by Borland
CaliberRM is a collaborative web-based requirements management tool that supports development.

Contour

Contour by Jama Software
Jama Contour provides experienced project teams an easier, more collaborative way to do requirements management. At Jama Software, we believe it's time to eliminate the headaches and frustrations associated with traditional RM tools and so do our customers, it's a grassroots movement called "People Against Project Failure" and it's why organizations at Intel and other successful companies in technology, medical devices and aerospace trust their requirements to Contour. Be one of the next 500 customers to enjoy a free seat of Jama Contour and see the future of requirements management for yourself. Welcome to Jama.

Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems
Enterprise Architect combines the power of the latest UML 2.1 specification with a high performance, intuitive interface, to bring advanced modeling to the desktop, and to the complete development and implementation team. Enterprise Architect is a comprehensive UML analysis and design tool, covering software development from requirements gathering, through to the analysis stages, design models, testing and maintenance.

iRise

iRise
iRise is the world's first simulation platform used by business people, developers and end users to define applications right?the first time. iRise lets organizations visualize and interact with critical business systems before development. Simulations become unambiguous, interactive and functionally rich specifications for what to build. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., iRise is backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners and has sales offices across North America.

iServer

iServer by Orbus Software
iServer is a repository for Microsoft Visio shapes and Microsoft Office documents. The repository allows objects to be reused, shared, and provides an audit trail of changes. It also provides version control.

Ideascope

Ideascope by Orasi
Ideascope allows you to send surveys to stakeholders, capture their responses, rank and prioritize their ideas and turn them into requirements.

MeetingSense

MeetingSense
MeetingSense effortlessly automates meeting information and action item capture and management to save users up to seven hours a week in wasted time! MeetingSense helps you capture every aspect of meetings, including roll call, agendas, notes and much more. MeetingSense also helps enforce accountability by allowing you to track deliverables, instantly send professional meeting minutes and assigned tasks to your attendees, and ultimately increases your meeting value.

ProVision Enterprise

ProVision Enterprise by MetaStorm
ProVision Enterprise's web-based integrated repository of business processes and supporting systems and technology components provide the framework to effectively understand, analyze and improve all dimensions of the enterprise.

RAVEN

RAVEN by Ravenflow
Ravenflow is revolutionizing how software requirements and business processes are developed and validated. Because requirements errors are the primary cause of project failure, and budget and schedule overruns, enterprises need to detect and correct requirements errors early. Ravenflow's Requirements Authoring and Validation Environment automatically generates visual models from plain English text so you get immediate visual feedback on your use cases and can correct errors.

Serena RTM Requirements & Traceability Management

Serena RTM Requirements & Traceability Management by Serena
Serena RTM is an Oracle based requirements management tool. Sometimes called an Engineering Information Management (EIM) tool or Development Data management (DDM) tool. Offers online collaboration, traceability, leverages existing tools (Word, Excel, MS Project, visio, Adobe Framemaker).

SmartDraw

SmartDraw
Smartdraw is a graphic diagramming tool that includes stencils for ANSI flowcharts, organizational charts, swim lane diagrams and data flow diagrams.