Micro Focus Delivers Greater Business Transparency for Agile Software Development with Atlas 2.0

Latest Release Bridges Communication Between Business Stakeholders and Technical Teams for More Efficient DevOps

2 September 2015

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) announced today the general availability of Atlas™ 2.0, its latest business requirements and delivery platform.

Agile Software delivery organizations are constantly inundated with changes and requests for next-generation products and services to increase employee productivity, deepen customer loyalty and yield greater competitive advantage in today's digital economy. With Atlas, business analysts can more effectively manage Agile communication, helping to ensure the development process adapts quickly and appropriately to an organization's changing needs.

SalesGPS, a consulting firm delivering the next generation sales forecasting and predictive analytics platform, sees Atlas as a tool that maximizes efficiency of the Agile software delivery lifecycle, allowing them to more quickly and more directly deliver against business goals.

"Atlas makes it possible for our business and technical teams to speak the same language, resulting in faster product cycles, better collaboration and the elimination of redundant planning and update meetings," said Andy Martin, CEO at SalesGPS.

Atlas captures data from multiple sources so that it can be properly analyzed, prioritized, documented and agreed upon between business analysts and development teams, making it more likely they can achieve desired outcomes in a timely manner.

"Today's consumer culture is fundamentally shifting how end users interact with an organization's products and services, which has led to an increased demand for speedy delivery through the adoption of DevOps," said Renato Quédas, VP, Solution Strategy at Micro Focus. "Atlas empowers business stakeholders to clearly understand what, when and how their business needs are being delivered by their DevOps practices to reduce wasted engineering efforts and deliver the right solution quickly."

Key features of Atlas 2.0 include:

  • Gather, manage and evaluate changes to business priorities and expectations: Capture and organize requirements easily using custom fields, tagging and requirements hierarchies.
  • Automatically publish requirements as stories into your Agile tool of choice: Reduces confusion between business analysts and the development team by articulating and illustrating critical business needs.
  • Visually represent development progress: Display how business needs have been translated into stories and executed in sprints by the development team's Agile tool of choice.
  • Quickly evaluate the risk of change: Understand the impact of change required by shifts in business priorities and visually see the impact of any alterations made anytime, anywhere.


Atlas 2.0 is available now and is offered as a flexible subscription service starting at $60 per month, per user. For more information, visit http://www.borland.com/Products/Requirements-Management/Atlas


About Micro Focus

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L) is a global enterprise software company supporting the technology needs and challenges of the Global 2000. Our solutions help organizations leverage existing IT investments, enterprise applications and emerging technologies to address complex, rapidly evolving business requirements while protecting corporate information at all times. Our solution portfolios include: Attachmate, Borland, Micro Focus, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE. For more information, visit: www.microfocus.com.

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