LONDON Design planning and support company Numetrics Management Systems Inc. (Cupertino, Calif.) has teamed up with UBM Electronics (San Francisco), the publisher of EE Times, to launch SmartPROJECT, project management software for embedded systems developers.
For a monthly subscription price of $24.95 per user the SmartPROJECT software provides a management tool that includes support for the so-called "Agile" and "Scrum" software and project development methods. SmartPROJECT is also said to include collaboration capabilities.
The software includes access to an industry database of more than 1,300 embedded software projects that comprises a range of project performance metrics and best practices. The analytical tools within the software can generate project estimates for schedule and engineering resource requirements. Users can benchmark their embedded software development capabilities against best-in-class.
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"This venture with Numetrics is part of our business's strategic growth plan of reach, services and commerce, said, David Blaza, vice president of UBM Electronics, in a statement. We believe the global engineering marketplace will recognize the value of having key data, metrics and analytics, all available in real-time, that will significantly boost their development performance."
Ron Collett, CEO of Numetrics, added: "Developing SmartPROJECT has been a collaborative effort to leverage our respective expertise and create a powerful project management solution tailored to embedded systems development that integrates analytics and incorporates a full range of collaboration tools."
SmartPROJECT software will be on display next week at the DESIGN East conference and exhibition, which takes place Sept. 17 to 20 at the Hynes Conventions Center in Boston, MA. DESIGN East is organized by UBM Electronics, the publisher of EE Times. Those interested in a demo of the software can visit booth #1102 during the exhibition days of Sept. 18 and 19.
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