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iRise Awarded Prestigious Supplier Status for United Kingdom's Government G-Cloud Procurement Service

-- Public sector can now implement iRise's leading visualization software to define and deliver better software

EL SEGUNDO, California, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iRise®, the global leader in collaborative visualization software, received the prestigious honor of entry into the G-Cloud Cloudstore, a marketplace for Crown and government agencies to search Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services.  As a supplier for G-Cloud under the Services category, agencies can now rely on iRise to define and deliver better software in less time by using iRise visualization software to drive all phases of the application lifecycle.

"We are thrilled with this highly coveted opportunity and fully support the Government ICT Strategy to deliver significant savings and better public services digitally over the next four years," said Emmet B. Keeffe III, CEO and co-founder, iRise.  "iRise's simulation software fits G-Cloud's mission by creating a more efficient and collaborative process for all stakeholders involved in software development."

iRise helps government agencies and corporations around the globe develop new software through interactive simulations that show their ideas in action before a single line of code is ever written.  The software has been proven to cut development cost and time to market in half and, by establishing more complete and accurate requirements and designs, improves the translation of requirements and designs into code, eliminating late stage rework and accelerating the end to end development cycle.  A project that once took up to 18 months can be completed in much less time with less training required due to a better user experience.

The G-Cloud is an iterative cross government programme that delivers fundamental changes in the way the public sector procures and operates ICT.  G-Cloud's goal is for 50 percent of new IT spending to go on public cloud services by 2015, with the cost of government data centres cut by 35 percent by 2016.  The UK government has undertaken a G-Cloud procurement framework for services under the Official Journal of the European Union process.  These services can then be reviewed and purchased through the CloudStore.  At present there are four categories of services: Infrastructure, Software, Platform and Specialist Services.

To purchase iRise through G-Cloud, please visit gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/cloudstore/.  For more information about iRise products and services, visit www.irise.com.

About iRise

iRise is a software and services company that provides a visualization platform for all stakeholders participating in application development. iRise empowers businesses to define and deliver better software with simulations that look and feel like the final application. iRise is the only solution that allows all stakeholders to collaborate in real time, driving consensus and innovation throughout the project. Starting with requirements definition, the iRise visualization process accelerates all phases of the development lifecycle, lowering project cost, risk and rework. With visualization, applications are built right the first time resulting in highly usable products delivered in less time. Companies of all sizes like General Motors, UPS, FedEx, Haworth, Manpower, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of others use iRise to "test drive" their applications before building. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., iRise is backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, and Deutsche Bank, and has sales offices across North America and in London.

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