IDC Metri Partners with CAST to Bring Performance-Based Measurement to IT Benchmarking

June 29, 2016 – IDC 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. IDC 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, IDC 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. IDC 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 IDC Metri. “With CAST, IDC 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 IDC Metri to serve a significant market need,” said Alexandre Charlet, head of Benelux operations at CAST. “Joining IDC 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.”

About IDC Metri

IDC Metri advises organizations on how to get value from its IT function. Among other things, IDC Metri serves organizations by validating the IT budgets and comparing them with the market (benchmarking), resolving sourcing issues with substantiation through business cases and supporting rationalization processes of the application landscape.

About CAST

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.

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