Significant services offerings leverage the FeaturePlan™ solution across the enterprise with the creation of a new Professional Services Group
Montreal, Quebec – May 5th, 2004 – Ryma Technology Solutions Inc., the first company to deliver a solution for Product Managers that employs best practices from the Pragmatic Marketing Framework ™ , announces new strategic services initiatives that augment its FeaturePlan solution to enhance its Enterprise Product Management (EPM) solution. These initiatives are the next step in the evolution of Ryma's unique vision of a true enterprise-wide Product Management solution that spans all aspects of the Pragmatic Marketing framework and provides users the power to manage and monitor product releases from a single point of control. The completion of this vision will help enterprises further align product management processes with the overall business goals of the enterprise.
Ryma Technology Solutions' new Professional Services Group provides a broad range of professional services offerings to help facilitate the successful implementation of FeaturePlan solutions. By providing proven processes and experienced trainers, consultants and systems experts, product release risks are minimized, helping to deliver products that are on budget, on time and on scope. The new services offerings, scheduled for release during this quarter, include:
- End-User Training – Available in three levels (beginner, expert and collaborative), instructs product managers on how to use FeaturePlan to collect data and prepare product releases.
- Configuration and Integration – Offers system configuration and integration activities to enable enterprise-wide implementation of FeaturePlan including the setup and definition of all your team's products, metadata and integration with your development and support systems.
- Data Preparation and Migration – Our team will analyze your current system and determine the viability of moving data into FeaturePlan and then implement the migration of data from your existing system into FeaturePlan.
- Customization – Users can have reports and data entry fields customized to help minimize implementation issues of FeaturePlan throughout the enterprise.
“We needed a tool to organize and facilitate our requirements process. FeaturePlan gives our development, support and field staff the ability to view product enhancements, priority and release assignments,” stated Randy Streu, Vice President, Product Management, ConfigureSoft. “Everyone is plugged-in to the process, thus increasing the effectiveness of our releases. The implementation of FeaturePlan was smooth and successful and the support offered by Ryma is top-notch.”
Ryma's Professional Services Group is headed up by Stephen Feldman, Product Manager. Based in Toronto , Ontario , Stephen is part of the Ryma leadership team working on the planning, development and delivery of Ryma's service offerings. Stephen brings to Ryma an extensive Product Management background from both software and hardware industries including experience with new product launches coupled with his strong ability to identify new markets for existing products will be a powerful asset to the Ryma team. Prior to joining Ryma, he was responsible for the development, creation and implementation of a Product Management Lifecycle Process for products and services from inception to market at SOLCORP, Cybermation and InSystems.
“Ryma Technology Solutions has created the most comprehensive Enterprise Product Management solution ever,” stated Andre Levesque, Ryma Technology Solutions President. “As technology continues to change, we stay ahead of new business demands to ensure that our products meet the needs of our customers. No other company provides the completeness of vision that we now offer with our Enterprise Product Management solution. We are confident that these new services offerings will enable our customers to accelerate their implementation of the Pragmatic Marketing framework, provide more business value and allow Product Managers the ability to focus on market-driven strategy, in line with the overall business goals of the organization.”
Ryma Technology Solutions Inc. is the first company to deliver a solution for Product Managers that employs best practices from the Pragmatic Marketing Framework. In addition to Ryma's flagship product, FeaturePlan, Ryma provides a full range of professional services that assist organizations in implementing market-driven best practices for their product management team. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Ryma Technology Solutions is led by an experienced management team and serves a rapidly expanding customer base