Press Release

May 23, 2019

SoftwareReviews names the Application Lifecycle Management Data Quadrant Award Winners.

SoftwareReviews names Visure, ALM Works for Jira, and Azure Devops as the gold medal winners in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), according to its users. 
TORONTO, May 29, 2019 - SoftwareReviews, a division of world-class research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group Inc., has published its 2019 Application Lifecycle Management Data Quadrant Awards, naming three gold medalists in the space: 
·         Visure
·         ALM Works for Jira
·         Azure Devops
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is the specification, design, development, and testing of a software application.  ALM covers the entire lifecycle from initial planning through to retirement.  
Applications exist in one of four lifecycle stages; to effectively operate each application, you must know to which stage it belongs.  Each lifecycle stage presents unique challenges and unique questions that must be answered.  Failing to appropriately recognize the lifecycle stage for each application means the organization will ask the wrong questions to drive application functionality, and you will be unable to provide the right answers.
SoftwareReviews’ Data Quadrant is based entirely on real user feedback and provides unprecedented levels of insights into data points per product within the category, making it the most comprehensive enterprise software review and assessment in the market today.  

IT leaders, business professionals, and end-users evaluate vendors via a detailed online survey, examining relative performance across two axis: Product Features & Satisfaction and Vendor Experience and Capabilities.  The reviews are then carefully validated through a robust quality assurance process, beyond checking for LinkedIn authentication.

Another key differentiator of SoftwareReviews, which also helps set the gold medalists apart, is the “Emotional Footprint” (EF) scoring.  SoftwareReviews’ EF tracks replies across 25 emotional response areas that span five categories: Purchasing, Service Experience, Product Impact, Vendor Strategy, and Conflict Resolution.  


About SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards and Software Reports
SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users annually.  Top vendors in a software category are eligible to receive Data Quadrant gold medals, provided their scores meet the threshold for sufficiently high user satisfaction across four areas of evaluation: vendor capabilities, product features, likeliness to recommend, and vendor experience.  Full vendor evaluations are available in SoftwareReviews’ in-depth software evaluation reports.
About SoftwareReviews 
SoftwareReviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group Inc., a world-class IT research and consulting firm established in 1997.  Backed by two decades of IT research and advisory experience, SoftwareReviews is a leading source of expertise and insight into the enterprise software landscape and client-vendor relationships. 

By collecting real data from IT and business professionals, SoftwareReviews’ methodology produces the most detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software.