VisibleThread delivers support for MS Excel quality analysis in latest release

Fergal McGovern

CEO & Founder

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VisibleThread delivers support for MS Excel quality analysis in latest release

New Excel capability drives unprecedented levels of visibility for project and program managers

Baltimore, MD—January 25, 2011— VisibleThread, a leading Document Content Analysis Company, announces today the immediate availability of a new version of its product line that will provide greater enhancement of MS Excel analysis capabilities for program and project managers.

The new release, called VisibleThread 2.3, includes a native MS Excel plug-in component that allows editors of Excel documents to continue working in the program and periodically update the central managed copy. As a result, there is no learning curve for adoption as stakeholders continue to work directly within the familiar MS Word and Excel environments. Users can track dependencies and provide content traceability across multiple Excel and Word documents in a single view – a function that many customers embrace.

“As we work with program and project managers for medium and large IT delivery projects, we see many cases where Excel is leveraged for product backlogs, project plans and compliance matrices, among other needs,” says Fergal McGovern, founder and company CEO. “This new ability to vet content housed in Excel side by side with the currently supported MS Word and PDF docs – is a significant step up for our customers. Before VisibleThread, they relied on cumbersome, entirely manual review processes.”

Similar to the current MS Word support, the new release also includes a new ‘Portfolio Activity View’ that displays all user activity across the portfolio of project documents, making monitoring and collaboration even more effective for multiple projects.

“VisibleThread represents a newer class of tools that actually help your teams write better requirements,” says Karl Wiegers, renowned author of Software Requirements. “By scanning documents to detect requirements problems earlier, analysts can make corrections that help avoid massively expensive rework much later in the development cycle.”

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About VisibleThread VisibleThread ( helps corporate IT departments create superior project documentation that leads to successful projects. Our document structure and quality analysis tools, combined with the ability to create tailor-made best practices documents, provide customers with the insight and metrics they need to make better decisions throughout the project lifecycle. VisibleThread ensures a uniform approach to documentation resulting in consistency across documents, higher quality outputs and lowered cost.

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