Rally Software Named Best of SaaS Showplace Award Winner
Agile ALM Provider Enables Organizations to Increase Productivity and Improve Quality of Software Project
Wellesley, MA - March 30, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Rally Software has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 as the latest initiative by THINKstrategies to bring attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies which are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, and greater profitability.
Rally Software is a leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time, cost and effort needed to deliver high quality applications. An example of the business benefits of Rally Software's SaaS solution is HomeAway Inc., the largest international network of vacation rental websites, with more than 360,000 paid listings of rental homes, condos, apartments, villas, cottages and cabins in more than 118 countries.
The company's six development teams are located in Texas, Colorado, and the UK, and the company lacked a method to effectively manage the various, simultaneous development efforts across the geographically dispersed teams. This led to project delays and ongoing quality issues which impacted the company's reputation and revenues. HomeAway needed a better development process across the development teams and decided to adopt Agile practices to improve their performance.
By adopting Rally Software's solutions, HomeAway achieves 20% faster time-to-market as compared to industry average, with no increase in defect rate, and 10-20% improvements in team productivity as compared to industry average, according to the independent research firm QSM Associates (QSMA).
"We're very proud to be recognized as the leading Software-as-a-Service provider for Agile ALM," said Ryan Martens, Rally's founder and CTO. "In today's economy, the single most important competitive advantage is agility. SaaS deployment and Agile development are a perfect match because together they allow organizations to make minimal investment to get the maximum gain of increased productivity, faster time-to-market and lower costs."
"As organizations become more dispersed, the challenges of managing teams to optimize their productivity is becoming more challenging," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace."Rally Software's Agile ALM solution clearly demonstrates business benefits of employing a SaaS-based approach to addressing these critical challenges."
Previous winners of the BoSS Awards can be found on,
The BoSS Award program is an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS awards nominations are not only accepted on an ongoing basis, but more than one winner can be awarded in each SaaS Showplace Application, Industry and Enabling Technology Supplier category.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
IT/business decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
Enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.
The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com or www.thinksaas.com.
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About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
In addition to the Software-as-a-Service Showplace, THINKstrategies is also the founder of the Managed Services Showplace, a vendor-independent, online directory and information resource center of managed service solutions.
For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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