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Delivers Significant Productivity Gains to e-Business Development Teams

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5 July 2000 (C0009) Contemporary plc, StarBase Inc.'s UK partner and
leading provider of information technology solutions for businesses of all
sizes, announces the release of two products that significantly increase
productivity in enterprise development projects: StarTeam Web Edition and
StarFlow. Aimed at dispersed project teams, Web Edition enables direct
access to all kinds of development projects (technical and non-technical)
from anywhere in the world through a secure Web browser. Price £300 + VAT.
StarFlow is a Microsoft Outlook-based process and workflow management tool.
Price £340 + VAT. Visit

"Today companies have many simultaneous development projects in progress
that can range from software and web site development to non-technical
projects like producing marketing materials or publishing a contacts
database. Managing both the progress and the content changes is a Herculean
task that StarTeam's collaboration features make much simpler," says
Contemporary director, Robert Humphrey. "Web Edition enables non-IT
contributors, partners, suppliers and customers to offer feedback and
suggestions into the same system used by the development team."

"Automating our development lifecycle will enable us to stay competitive,"
explains Tony Lynn, director of Web development at "We need to
realise maximum productivity from our entire development team, and StarFlow
with StarTeam will allow us to do this. StarFlow enables us to manage our
processes more efficiently, increasing not only our development speed but
also our development quality. Because StarFlow is Outlook-based, all code
and content approvers can easily participate in the process."

StarTeam Web Edition key features:

· It is a Web-based interface that allows the user to connect to a StarTeam
VirtualTeam Server and access StarTeam project information across LANs,
WANs and the Internet with any browser.

· Utilises industry standard encryption technology from RSA Security, Inc.
It provides five levels of encryption, permitting users to select varying
degrees of balance between security and performance.

· Leverages Microsoft’s Active Server Pages technology with its open API
(Java and COM). Development teams can customise the interface and workflow
to match specific project and environment requirements.

· The initial release of Web Edition supports change management using
StarTeam’s change request component. Enhancements to deliver topics, files,
tasks and other more advanced components are in development.
StarFlow key features:

· Integrates with StarTeam and extends its capabilities by providing
project information and change request access directly from Outlook.

· Fully scaleable for the largest development projects.

· Provides customisable definitions for each workflow step and change
request forms.

· Allows development teams to control the life-cycle of software
applications for maximum usability and productivity.

About Contemporary plc: Established in 1992, Contemporary has two
divisions: Business Solutions and Technology Solutions. These teams provide
consultancy, training, system implementation, application development and
technical support based on an extensive portfolio of software products for
which Contemporary is the exclusive UK distributor. Contemporary’s Business
Solutions division is in Ascot along with the Training Centre. Technology
Solutions and the Technical Support Centre are based in Exeter. For more
information, visit Contemporary at or Sales on 01392


Ffion Jones, Business Solutions, Contemporary plc, Tel: 01344 297600,

PR: Jane Lee, Dexterity, Tel: 01273 470199,

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