Strategic Partnership Integrates Best of Breed Technologies for Streamlining Software Development Processes

Lexington, MA, June 28, 2005 – AccuRev®, Inc., developer of the first breakthrough in software configuration management (SCM) in over 20 years, today announced a strategic partnership with TechExcel, a market leader in process management tools. Under the terms of the agreement, AccuRev and TechExcel have integrated AccuRev’s award-winning SCM solution with TechExcel’s DevTrack tool. The combined offering enables software engineers and development teams to manage distributed development projects more efficiently than ever before by leveraging AccuRev’s stream-based SCM architecture, while ensuring software quality and issues tracking with the tight integration of TechExcel’s DevTrack tool. The solution is available immediately for all AccuRev and TechExcel customers.

Kronos Incorporated, a provider of workforce management solutions, is the first AccuRev and TechExcel customer to request this new offering. “We’ve requested the integration of these two best-of-breed tools to help our engineering group work more efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Ben Mast, director of quality assurance at Kronos, Inc. “We endeavor to provide our engineering group with the tools that best match our needs, and now with this integrated solution from AccuRev and TechExcel, our teams will be able to work both more effectively and productively.”

AccuRev’s stream-based architecture, which dramatically accelerates software development processes over traditional file-based change management tools, has been developed specifically for today’s market conditions, typified by larger parallel and remote development teams, in addition to the competitive pressures of shorter development cycles. TechExcel’s DevTrack tool comprehensively tracks and manages all product defects and change requests, facilitating efficient collaboration and teamwork among developers. By bringing these two best of breed solutions together, AccuRev and TechExcel will enable developers to reconcile all SCM and issues tracking challenges within a single integrated environment.

“Our customers indicated that they’d benefit from an integrated solution and we’re excited to bring them this new comprehensive offering that will extend the reach of both companies,” said Cliff Utstein, vice president, marketing and business development for AccuRev.

“A combined solution from AccuRev and TechExcel allows both companies to better serve our customers,” said Tieren Zhou, President of TechExcel.

About AccuRev, Inc.

AccuRev introduced the first breakthrough in software configuration management (SCM) in over 20 years, providing the flexibility and built-in best practices that developers need to manage today’s complex, parallel and distributed software development projects. The Company’s award winning, stream-based architecture uniquely overcomes the inadequacies of file-based branch and label tools by providing dynamic visualization control of the development hierarchy via a highly intuitive user interface. Global enterprises including American Airlines, Construx Software, Kronos Incorporated, Polycom, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sun Microsystems are using AccuRev to increase developer productivity and reduce administrative costs. AccuRev, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is privately held. For more information, visit