Real-Time Collaborative UML Has Arrived: CanyonBlue Demonstrates Cittera, The First Tool to Create a Virtual Workspace for UML Development

Announces Beta-Test of Cittera, Including Native XML Support,

Enhanced Usability, Unique Pricing Model, Other Advanced Features



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from CanyonBlue

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at SD West 2001,
 CanyonBlue unveils Cittera(TM), a dramatic leap forward for Unified Modeling
 Language. Cittera is the first UML tool to support true real-time
 collaboration -- allowing multiple parties across various geographic locations
 to work together, simultaneously, on the same UML model. CanyonBlue is now
 accepting applications to participate in a public beta test for Cittera. The
 test will begin in May, with final product expected this summer.
     "Based on initial feedback we have received, there will be strong demand
 for Cittera, which offers a variety of features not available in any other UML
 tool," said CanyonBlue founder and chairman N. Venu Gopal. "Further, our
 unique pricing model makes it possible for any company, large or small, to
 improve productivity and save money by deploying Cittera. It is very
 gratifying to finally show the world the results of thousands of person-hours
 of work by our development team."
     Other UML vendors require companies to purchase a license for each
 individual who might use the product. However, CanyonBlue is introducing a
 subscription-based payment structure, so that companies only pay for users who
 actually use the tool each month. This can result in tremendous cost savings
 and dramatic ROI. (Exact pricing has not yet been determined.)
     In addition, Cittera offers unprecedented flexibility, power and
 scalability. The software can be hosted on CanyonBlue's servers and run as an
 ASP tool over the Internet, or hosted on the customer's own servers. Since
 Cittera will support both the Java and C++ programming languages, it can be
 easily deployed on a wide variety of computing platforms. Cittera's
 performance advantages are also unparalleled -- as well as supporting
 real-time communication, Cittera maximizes and shares existing resources to
 dramatically reduce aggregate loading time.
     "Until now, support for true real-time collaboration has been
 conspicuously absent in Unified Modeling Language offerings," said Rikki
 Kirzner, director, IDC application development and deployment. "The potential
 benefits to organizations, which include increased time efficiencies and cost
 savings due to shared resources, as well as the ability to create a virtual
 workplace across geographic boundaries, are significant. As a result, there is
 considerable marketplace demand for a UML tool that can fill this gap."
     CanyonBlue also supports a variety of advanced capabilities not currently
 available from other UML vendors. These include import/export from a separate
 model, object annotation, advanced audit trail support, native XML support,
 support for the full UML 1.3 feature set, code preview mode, and enhanced
 usability features such as color-coding and integrated real-time chat and
 visual whiteboard.
     "OGIS needed to improve the efficiency of its software development
 process, so we carefully evaluated a number of UML vendors. Ultimately,
 CanyonBlue made our decision easy, since Cittera was the only tool which
 offered all the features we needed, including real-time collaboration, object
 annotation, and superior ease of use," said Masahiro Sento, president of
 OGIS-RI (Osaka Gas Information System Research Institute Co., Ltd.) "We're
 proud and excited to be a part of the Cittera beta test, and are eagerly
 anticipating deployment of the final product."
 
     CanyonBlue, a software development toolmaker, is headquartered in New York
 City with additional offices in Palo Alto. For more information, please visit
 us on the Web at http://www.canyonblue.com.
 
 

SOURCE CanyonBlue
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at SD West 2001,
 CanyonBlue unveils Cittera(TM), a dramatic leap forward for Unified Modeling
 Language. Cittera is the first UML tool to support true real-time
 collaboration -- allowing multiple parties across various geographic locations
 to work together, simultaneously, on the same UML model. CanyonBlue is now
 accepting applications to participate in a public beta test for Cittera. The
 test will begin in May, with final product expected this summer.
     "Based on initial feedback we have received, there will be strong demand
 for Cittera, which offers a variety of features not available in any other UML
 tool," said CanyonBlue founder and chairman N. Venu Gopal. "Further, our
 unique pricing model makes it possible for any company, large or small, to
 improve productivity and save money by deploying Cittera. It is very
 gratifying to finally show the world the results of thousands of person-hours
 of work by our development team."
     Other UML vendors require companies to purchase a license for each
 individual who might use the product. However, CanyonBlue is introducing a
 subscription-based payment structure, so that companies only pay for users who
 actually use the tool each month. This can result in tremendous cost savings
 and dramatic ROI. (Exact pricing has not yet been determined.)
     In addition, Cittera offers unprecedented flexibility, power and
 scalability. The software can be hosted on CanyonBlue's servers and run as an
 ASP tool over the Internet, or hosted on the customer's own servers. Since
 Cittera will support both the Java and C++ programming languages, it can be
 easily deployed on a wide variety of computing platforms. Cittera's
 performance advantages are also unparalleled -- as well as supporting
 real-time communication, Cittera maximizes and shares existing resources to
 dramatically reduce aggregate loading time.
     "Until now, support for true real-time collaboration has been
 conspicuously absent in Unified Modeling Language offerings," said Rikki
 Kirzner, director, IDC application development and deployment. "The potential
 benefits to organizations, which include increased time efficiencies and cost
 savings due to shared resources, as well as the ability to create a virtual
 workplace across geographic boundaries, are significant. As a result, there is
 considerable marketplace demand for a UML tool that can fill this gap."
     CanyonBlue also supports a variety of advanced capabilities not currently
 available from other UML vendors. These include import/export from a separate
 model, object annotation, advanced audit trail support, native XML support,
 support for the full UML 1.3 feature set, code preview mode, and enhanced
 usability features such as color-coding and integrated real-time chat and
 visual whiteboard.
     "OGIS needed to improve the efficiency of its software development
 process, so we carefully evaluated a number of UML vendors. Ultimately,
 CanyonBlue made our decision easy, since Cittera was the only tool which
 offered all the features we needed, including real-time collaboration, object
 annotation, and superior ease of use," said Masahiro Sento, president of
 OGIS-RI (Osaka Gas Information System Research Institute Co., Ltd.) "We're
 proud and excited to be a part of the Cittera beta test, and are eagerly
 anticipating deployment of the final product."
 
     CanyonBlue, a software development toolmaker, is headquartered in New York
 City with additional offices in Palo Alto. For more information, please visit
 us on the Web at http://www.canyonblue.com.
 
 SOURCE  CanyonBlue