BAE SYSTEMS Sees ROI With Automated Document Generation Tool in Less Than One Year

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BAE SYSTEMS Sees ROI With Automated Document Generation Tool in Less Than One Year Telelogic DocExpress® Streamlines Reporting Enabling Teams to Focus on Development and Not Manual Tasks MALMÖ, Sweden and IRVINE, California - October 14, 2002 - Telelogic, (Stockholm Exchange: TLOG), the leading global provider of solutions for advanced systems and software development, today announced that BAE SYSTEMS' use of Telelogic DocExpress to automate document generation provided a return on investment more than equal to its cost within the first year. "It saves so much time. By not having to use manual processes to generate our documents, DocExpress/Word paid for itself in the first year," said Mary Schweizer, senior engineering specialist. A team of 200 engineers - working on a mapping software project in BAE SYSTEMS Mission Solutions business unit, needed to generate and maintain some two dozen internal reports. These reports are based on project information in DOORS®, Telelogic's enterprise requirements management solution. Each report was up to 70 pages long and often took weeks of manual work to create. About 25 percent of each report comprised information they needed to generate from DOORS. "Whenever our team needed to generate a report, we would go into DOORS, copy the information paragraph by paragraph, and paste into our document," she explained. "It was a completely manual process and there were often major changes." Tracking those changes in the reports was difficult - without automation, obsolete requirements could sometimes be overlooked. Achieving the consistent, professional formatting and layout they wanted was just as challenging. Automating the production of documents with DocExpress had additional benefits. "By generating these reports automatically, we no longer have to worry about consistency," Schweizer explained. "When a requirement changes, we know that the change will be captured and the requirement will be updated in the report." BAE SYSTEMS Mission Solutions, based in San Diego, takes process very seriously, as indicated by their recent achievement of the SEI Level 4 CMM rating. This rating, achieved by only six percent of software companies nationwide, indicates Mission Solutions' use of best practices and the overall maturity and consistency of its software development processes. Mission Solutions is now implementing new processes to achieve the highest possible rating, Level 5. Traceability throughout the product development lifecycle is a key aspect of this rating. Once they implemented DocExpress, it was a matter of creating Word templates for their documents. "Best of all, it's automated," Schweizer said. "Where it used to take weeks of painstaking work, we now have the documents updated at the click of a mouse." Scott Raskin, president of Telelogic Americas and Asia/Pacific, said, "Our vision is to make software and systems development more efficient and profitable by providing robust tools that automate much of the routine, manual processes that cause so much trouble. BAE SYSTEMS' experience with DocExpress is a perfect example of how automation of mundane, but important, tasks can free resources for more critical and rewarding jobs." About DocExpress DocExpress is the industry's most widely integrated automated documentation product, which provides automated documentation by combining data from multiple tools into a single concise presentation. It features automated refreshing of a document's content on demand, enabling up-to-date project documentation in a consistent, user definable format. About BAE SYSTEMS BAE SYSTEMS is a systems company, innovating for a safer world. BAE SYSTEMS employs nearly 100,000 people including Joint Ventures, and has annual sales of around £13 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE SYSTEMS designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products. BAE SYSTEMS is dedicated to making the intelligent connections needed to deliver innovative solutions. BAE SYSTEMS North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing more than 22,000 Americans who live and work in 29 States and Washington, D.C. -- dedicated to solving our customers needs with both highly innovative and leading-edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology and services arenas. About Telelogic Founded in 1983, Telelogic® is the leading global provider of solutions for advanced systems and software development. The company's integrated best-in-class software tools and professional services enable companies to automate their entire development lifecycle, resulting in improved predictability and overall costs. To ensure interoperability with other leading third-party tools, Telelogic's products are built on an open architecture and standardized languages. As an industry leader and technology visionary, Telelogic is actively involved in shaping the future of advanced systems and software development by participating in industry organizations like 3GPP, INCOSE, ITU-T, IEEE, MOST, OMG and others. Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, with U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California, Telelogic has more than 900 employees worldwide. Customers include Alcatel, BAE Systems, BMW, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Philips, Siemens, and Thales. 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