PARIS – June 30 2016 – METRI, a leader in IT sourcing advice, benchmarking and supplier performance measurement services , and CAST, a world leader in software analysis and measurement, today announced a partnership to bring more consistency to productivity measurement and automated software sizing. METRI is now using CAST products AIP and Highlight to bring precise and consistent measurement to its IT benchmarking and supplier performance measurement solutions that serve the Benelux region.
With CAST, METRI offers its customers more insight into the structural quality of their software applications as well as more cost efficient measurement of supplier performance. This is particularly useful in cases where recurring measurements are needed, such as agile projects. METRI combines this structural quality data with characteristics like effort spent, cost, defects and duration to create insightful dashboards that give customers full transparency into their IT management.
“Like the famous Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc Andreessen said, software is eating the world. It is becoming the differentiator for enterprises in all kinds of markets. To reach new levels of maturity in software development, enterprises need more transparency into the business value of software and the productivity and quality of their suppliers,” said Paul Cornelisse, managing director of METRI. “With CAST, METRI is bringing application benchmarking to a new level with automated function point measurement, structural application quality assessments and supplier performance measurement, all based on international standards. This results in increased transparency, predictability and significant cost savings for our customers.”
“I am delighted that CAST is partnering with METRI to serve a significant market need,” said Alexandre Charlet, head of Benelux operations at CAST. “Joining METRI’s expertise in fact-based benchmarking with CAST’s proficiency in application portfolio measurement will provide an accurate, consistent and risk-adjusted analysis of IT productivity.”
METRI is an IT benchmarking and sourcing consulting firm, creating fact based and solid advice supporting innovation and drive business value creation. With a firm background of IT benchmarking in its DNA, the company delivers detailed and standardized research on market conformity of application development and management. METRI offers a wide range of application-related services, such as project benchmarks, Maintenance & Support benchmarks, reality checks of project estimates, supplier performance measurement and FTE/workload benchmarks. This helps companies in implementing adequate IT Governance structures.
CAST is the world leader in software analysis and measurement, with unique technology resulting from $130 million in R&D investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs and software risk. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on Euronext (CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with offices in North America, Europe and India.