Telelogic Raises the Bar for Usability in Change and Configuration Management Solutions

New SYNERGY Releases Increase User and Team Productivity and Lower Costs of Ownership


MALMO, Sweden and IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Telelogic (Stockholm Exchange: TLOG), the leading provider of software solutions that align advanced systems and software development with business objectives, today announced the availability of new versions of its award winning solutions for Change and Configuration Management, Telelogic SYNERGY(TM)/Change and SYNERGY/CM. SYNERGY/Change 4.4 and SYNERGY/CM 6.4 are integrated components of Telelogic Lifecycle Solutions, which also features new releases (announced today) of Telelogic DOORS(R), market-leading requirements management and Telelogic TAU(R), industry-leading model-driven development.

Telelogic SYNERGY is recognized as a technology leader in the field of Change and Configuration Management, and has won the prestigious Yphise Award for Best Application Change Management Software three times in succession. SYNERGY/Change 4.4 and SYNERGY/CM 6.4 extend this leadership further with new capabilities including:

- Enhanced user and team productivity -- SYNERGY/CM 6.4 features a new client interface supporting the developer, team leader and the configuration manager, with ground-breaking new functionality combined with usability improvements. This unique combination ensures a faster rate of user adoption and a high return on investment. SYNERGY/Change 4.4 has an updated look and feel, designed to make change management tasks intuitive for users across the organization.

- Tighter, role-based integration of change and configuration management -- following Telelogic's philosophy of providing the right data to the right users in the right environment, SYNERGY now enables project managers, analysts and testers/QA to have easy, direct, real-time visibility into the progress of implementation of change requests; while the development team has a clear view into context & dependencies and effortlessly provides the details needed by the rest of the team.

- Lower cost of deployment and administration -- deployment of large user bases is simplified and the cost lowered by client installation portals, with automatic notification and installation of upgrades. SYNERGY/Change's LDAP user administration directory may be shared by Telelogic DOORS, lowering the cost of administration where both solutions are deployed for best-practice Requirements-Driven Development.

"Enterprises are faced with constant change -- in customer requirements, market needs, regulation, and to stay ahead of their competition," said Ingemar Ljungdahl, chief technology officer at Telelogic. "These latest Telelogic SYNERGY versions and our integrated Telelogic Lifecycle Solutions release will enable our customers to rapidly respond to change while remaining in control, enabling them to deliver higher quality solutions to their customers faster and at lower cost than ever before."

Customer Comments

"All of our key business challenges were addressed and met with SYNERGY," said Michael Steder, responsible for change and configuration management at the Information Technology Center, Volkswagen. "Having the SYNERGY suite with proper workflow and processes in place has significantly improved the quality of IT services."

"With Telelogic SYNERGY, we could quickly and easily identify areas of the software that needed to be changed to meet the new business requirements, and complete the project on-schedule," said Dr. Karl-Heinz Fruhling, Senior Project Manager, Dresdner Bank.

Analyst Comments

"Telelogic SYNERGY stands out thanks to its user-friendliness and ease of use. It hides configuration management operations from users, facilitating acceptance and use of change management tools by developers," said Laurent Mynard, Principal Analyst,Yphise. "Telelogic SYNERGY facilitates requirements-driven development thanks to its ease of use and close integration with Telelogic DOORS."

Availability and Platform Support Telelogic SYNERGY/Change 4.4 is available now on Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and IBM AIX servers and supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla and FireFox web browsers. Telelogic SYNERGY/CM 6.4 is available now on Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and IBM AIX clients and servers. For more details please visit

About Telelogic

Telelogic is a leading global provider of solutions for automating and supporting best practices across the enterprise -- from powerful modeling of business processes and enterprise architectures to requirements-driven development of advanced systems and software. Telelogic's solutions enable organizations to align product, systems and software development lifecycles with business objectives and customer needs to dramatically improve quality and predictability, while significantly reducing time-to-market and overall costs.

To better enable our customers' drive towards an automated lifecycle process, Telelogic supports an open architecture and use of standardized languages. As an industry leader and technology visionary, Telelogic is actively involved in shaping the future of advanced systems and software development by participating in industry organizations such as INCOSE, OMG,, The Open Group, Eclipse, ETSI, ITU-T, and the TeleManagement Forum.

Headquartered in Malmo, Sweden with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic has operations in 18 countries worldwide. Customers include Airbus, Alcatel, BAE SYSTEMS, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, General Electric, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NEC, Philips, Samsung, Siemens, Sprint, Thales and Vodafone.

 Contact Americas/Asia: 
 Jesper Christensen Chief Marketing Officer
 Phone: +1 (949) 885-2496

 Contact Europe: 
 Ingemar Ljungdahl Chief Technology Officer Phone:
 +46 40 650 00 00

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