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Why Rational software?

IBM Rational helps you transform how you design, develop and deliver both software and software embedded hardware (e.g. software in cars and phones), to create more innovative products and services, faster than your competition, with lower costs and reduced risk. Explore products by category or see the products A-Z list. Get Rational support.

What we offer

Rational software enables your business to:

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    Transform information technology

    Deliver software at the speed of your business demands.

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    Streamline multiplatform development

    Lower the total cost of multiplatform applications development.

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    Deliver smart products

    Build smarter, innovative, high quality systems and products.

Rational solutions for:

Application lifecycle management

Manage the flow of people, process and information across the software and systems delivery lifecycle.

Enterprise modernization

Enable IT to streamline multiplatform application development, test and deployment.

Solutions by industry

Rational software has a solution to support your business sector.

Complex and embedded systems

Manage and develop complex products and systems.

Security and compliance management

Secure applications, protect data and meet regulatory and corporate compliance requirements for applications and web sites.

Small and midsized businesses

Ensure software and systems delivery success for small and midsized businesses.



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