Simulator released by Borland

Earlier Borland Software acquired by Micro Focus, today they released a tool for business analysts to create working models of basic software designs and named it as Simulator.

Borland found that customers had to rewrite about 35 percent of an application on average due to poor requirements that could have been caught much earlier. The sooner a design flaw is found, the cheaper it is. Wilby said it can cost around just $150 to fix a problem in the earliest stages of defining an app, but $14,000 to change it when the app is at the deployment stage.

Enter TeamDefine. It is a rapid prototyping program to articulate and capture vague concepts into working models and storyboards. With TeamDefine, members of a development team can create browser-based simulations of applications, with or without a user interface, to understand features and functions before development begins.

This way, designers and end users alike can see the app in action, how processes flow, and how the app behaves. Wilby said this can be prototyped and running in minutes. Don't like how something operates or looks? Make some changes in the interface and hit the F5 key, since it's presented in a browser.

Borland is in the process of being acquired by UK application development and management software vendor Micro Focus for $75 million. That purchase, announced on May 6, is expected to close in late in this quarter or early next quarter.

TeamDefine is available now from Borland and its resellers for $3,000 per user with an unlimited number of simulation reviewers.

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Gaurav is a Microsoft Technology Specialist professional. He has awarded lifetime membership from Computer Society of India (CSI). He has more than 13yrs of experience in the industry. Currently, he is working in the capacity of Solution Architect with an MNC. He is serving to the various communities since 1999.

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