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UML Modelling - Visual Paradigm for UML
Submitted by Visual Paradigm International Ltd

A powerful, cross-platform, easy-to-use visual UML modelling and CASE tool, designed to streamline and speed the application lifecycle, this product offers software developers superior design and analysis capabilities.

Fully-featured and using sophisticated system architecture, VP-UML is seamlessly integrated and interoperable with the world's leading integrated development environments. Its steady focus on human-computer interaction makes the software easy to learn and easy to use.

It also includes a unique diagram editing capability - the Resource-Centric Approach - that has been very favourably reviewed in OOSPLA conference publications.

The cost to the user ranges from about 10 per cent to 20 per cent of the cost for leading competing products.

More than 100 Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies have adopted VP-UML and more than 100,000 users have been registered since its inception in early 2002. It has received international recognition in the field and has been adopted widely in universities around the
Judges' Comments
"Hong Kong's first full-featured UML CASE tool supporting realtime
bi-directional round-trip code-model synchronization and the Model-Code-Deploy process in a single development platform ... a huge investment of technical effort over a long development period."
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