, a company that offers software and consulting services to help client businesses develop applications more efficiently , has raised $6 million in capital to open two new offices in Reston, Va. and Raleigh, N.C.

It’s primary product, a software package called RAVEN, helps teams at large companies like IBM agree on standards, requirements and specifications — streamlining the process for launching applications online. In addition to its new offices, the Emeryville, Calif.-based company has opened an online store, where customers can purchase RAVEN. In addition to IBM, the company provides its software to teams at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.

“Ravenflow enables companies to gain better insight, clarity, and quality in their process improvement and application development projects,” said Susan Boers, Ravenflow’s chief executive officer. “This new round of funding confirms the confidence that our investors have in our product and business model.”

Alloy Ventures, Palomar Ventures and Roda Group, all existing backers, provided the recent round of funding. Ravenflow has now raised $20.7 million to date, over two rounds of financing. The most recent, amounting to $5 million, came last year.

“In this difficult economic climate, only the best technology ventures get funding,” said John Shoch, a partner at Alloy Ventures. “Ravenflow’s customers consistently report compelling ROI from their deployments of RAVEN. In the last year we have seen some of the most prestigious companies in the world move from specific project usage to large global rollouts of RAVEN.”