July 30, 2008 — CollabNet® today announced CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise 5.0, bringing enhanced ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) features to the industry-leading Web-based development platform. The new release empowers teams to model their preferred ALM processes with customisable project pages, and then capture and share workflows, best practices, and other project content to promote process standardisation. Using CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise 5.0, distributed development teams can collaborate using the processes or methodologies of their choice, ranging from industry standards such as Agile, Scrum, and RUP, to custom processes tailored to the tools, technologies and skill sets of their teams.
“The ability to customise workflows has allowed us to run almost our whole business on CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise, from capturing business requirements and tracking professional services work, to managing development issues and performing PCI security compliance audits, to providing customer helpdesk and even managing our hiring process,” said Anthony Tarone, Director of Service Operations at CEDAR Document Technologies. “Being able to templatise and reuse those workflows, along with other project content, will make it easier to standardize our processes to improve efficiency and reduce the learning curve for our teams.”
The new project page capabilities in CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise 5.0 allow teams to model and report on the different phases of the ALM process with nested pages and dynamic portlet-like components. Enhanced project templating functionality allows teams to standardise development processes by capturing and re-using both the structure and the content of existing projects, from project pages and discussion forums to custom issue tracker fields, saved searches, and workflow definitions. By standardising tooling and lifecycle processes, project templates can help ensure a consistent experience across teams, reducing the learning curve for new members, improving efficiency, and maximising organisational flexibility.
To ensure that teams of all sizes can benefit from these capabilities, CollabNet announced reduced entry-level pricing for the product. Priced at $4,995 per year, teams can purchase a server license with basic support for the first 25 users. Unlike other vendors whose lower priced offerings restrict features, CollabNet is providing the full enterprise product without any functional restrictions. Everything that is available to CollabNet’s largest Fortune 500 customers is now available at an easily affordable price point to the smallest development teams in any size company.
Continuing its commitment to developers, CollabNet today also announced new releases of CollabNet Desktops for Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse. CollabNet Desktops feature automatic configuration and unified access to Subversion repositories, build and test servers using CollabNet CUBiT, and objects within CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise, such as documents and issues. This consolidated access enables Java and .NET developers alike to connect to and participate in the application lifecycle without ever leaving their IDE. CollabNet Desktop – Visual Studio Edition and CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition are free and available for download here (http://www.collab.net/products/desktops).
“CollabNet is the only industry solution that maximises both simplicity and flexibility in the way the development projects are set-up, allowing teams to roll-out development processes and adopt ALM at their own pace,” said Tony de la Lama, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Corporate Strategy for CollabNet. “With the new project page and templating enhancements, Visual Studio and Eclipse integrations, and the attractive new server pricing, teams of any size can now realise the benefits of ALM.”
To learn more, view an online demo, or download a trial of CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise 5.0, visit http://www.collab.net/products/sfee.
With 1.5 million users, CollabNet leads the software industry towards a new era of collaborative software development. By connecting remote teams and integrating disparate development tools, the CollabNet platform simplifies distributed development, reduces infrastructure costs by more than 50 percent, and eliminates silos between isolated teams to speed innovation by 20 percent and more.
CollabNet is the company behind Subversion, the world’s best version control and Software Configuration Management solution for distributed teams.
More than 600 industry leading companies use CollabNet’s solutions today, including Reuters, Philips Medical Systems, Capgemini, and Barclays Global Investors among others. Visit CollabNet at http://www.collab.net or get more information about Subversion at http://www.collab.net/subversion.
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