TechExcel DevSuite Facilitates IEC 62304 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Regulatory Compliance for Medical Device Manufacturers


LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – May 20, 2013 – TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, today announced availability of TechExcel DevSuite for Medical Device Software Development, an industry-proven lifecycle management solution that helps medical device manufacturers bring products to market faster and ensures development processes are complaint with global regulations including FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and IEC 62304.

Streamlining development processes while verifying software quality and complying with strict regulatory requirements is a challenge for medical device companies.  TechExcel helps overcome these challenges with a comprehensive lifecycle management solution that provides end-to-end quality test management; complete traceability and visibility; and supports distributed and multiple methodology development.

TechExcel DevSuite is an integrated platform for project planning, issue tracking, task tracking, and quality management that ensures software is produced consistently and efficiently across the entire software development lifecycle.  TechExcel DevSuite for Medical Device Software Development is a preconfigured system with integrated best practices for achieving and demonstrating compliance with FDA guidelines and medical device industry standards for software development.  System features include:

  • Built-in configurable templates for FDA and IEC compliance
  • Out-of-the-box support for FDA General Principles for Software Validation
  • End-to-end software defect prevention, verification and validation
  • Full traceability for all artifacts through the entire SDLC
  • Complete transparency with on-demand reporting and traceability metrics

“The toughest challenge facing medical device manufacturers is juggling increased regulatory scrutiny and time-to-market pressures,” said Dr. Tieren Zhou, TechExcel Founder and Chief Software Architect.  “TechExcel DevSuite for Medical Device Software Development provides these organizations with a proven solution for streamlining workflow; increasing productivity and collaboration across multi-site development, operations and administration teams; and is tailored specifically to help incorporate sustainable processes that ensure continuous regulatory compliance.”
Companies worldwide rely […]
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TechExcel DevSuite 9.2 Boosts Enterprise Agility

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – March 26, 2013 – TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, today announced general availability of DevSuite 9.2, their integrated platform for project planning, issue tracking, task tracking, and quality management.

DevSuite 9.2 introduces a new version of the DevTrack Windows Client application for advanced users. Requested by customers worldwide, this powerful new Windows based user interface adds many functions to enhance productivity. DevSuite 9.2 also includes MyDevSuite support for iPad and Android tablet users without the need to install additional servers. DevSuite customers can now use the mobile device native user interface for online and offline access to DevTrack tasks, DevSpec requirements, and for knowledge documents.

Based on patented technology, DevSuite 9.2 introduces Idea and IdeaBook support to manage knowledge, documents, image, video, and other digital assets. IdeaBook provides a powerful way to create online books using MS Word and Idea conversion. This technology converts MS Word documents to ideas “on the fly” for effective user guide and online help authoring.

TechExcel will host a live webinar showcasing how DevSuite 9.2 can be used to integrate Requirements and Quality Management with Agile and waterfall development on April 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM (PDT). Registration for this one-hour event is at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/889614802.

“TechExcel is dedicated to improving our customer’s experience with an enterprise level ALM solution that sports “best of breed” functionality and a user interface optimized for ease of use and productivity.” said Dr. Tieren Zhou, TechExcel Founder and Chief Software Architect. “DevSuite 9.2 continues this commitment by providing two major enhancements. User interfaces specifically designed for Web, Windows Client, iPad, and Android Tablet users as well as IdeaBooks that provide a […]

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TechExcel Unveils MyDevSuite for iPad and Android Tablets

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – June 11, 2012 – TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, today announced a new tablet application for DevSuite, the company’s integrated platform for requirements management, implementation tracking and quality management. MyDevSuite is an add-on module that enables DevSuite users to access requirements, tasks and bugs anytime, anywhere via their iPad and Android tablets. A webinar demonstrating the features and benefits of MyDevSuite will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Registration for this free, interactive presentation is available at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/512923602.

“Development teams frequently need to perform tasks, check the status of projects, or communicate with other teams members when they are away from their computers,” said Dr. Tieren Zhou, TechExcel Founder and Chief Software Architect. “With simplified ALM applications running natively on iPad and Android tablets, MyDevSuite helps development organizations remain productive when team members are out of the office.”

The rapid adoption of smart mobile devices is changing the way organizations accommodate how employees work. MyDevSuite leverages this growing trend to ensure projects stay on track and help maximize developer productivity.

With MyDevSuite installed on their iPad and Android tablets, users can see all their development releases, milestones, and sprint folders as well as the tasks assigned under each development milestone or sprint. Requirement documents are also automatically converted into easy to read PDF or image formats that can be viewed and synchronized with audio recordings. Users can also easily record a document voiceover and synchronize it with annotations and page/position/mouse movements.

MyDevSuite also includes integrated Kloud meeting capabilities for real-time communication and collaboration across smart mobile devices. Users can share screens and audio presentations with other users, allowing them […]

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TechExcel Named SD Times 100 Winner for Fourth Consecutive Year

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – June 8, 2012 – TechExcel, a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, has once again been named to the 2012 SD Times 100 for its leadership and innovation in the ALM market. This is the fourth consecutive year TechExcel has won the award recognizing key companies driving the art of software development.

“The software development industry has always been competitive, and this year’s difficult horse-race showed that there’s more than one way to thrive in challenging economic climate” said Alan Zeichick, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of BZ Media’s SD Times. “When calling the winners of the 2012 SD Times 100, the editors carefully considered each organization’s products and services, industry thought leadership, and reputation with enterprise development managers. Thanks to companies like TechExcel, software developers always know the winning ticket.”

“We are proud to once again be recognized for our contributions to the software development industry,” said TechExcel President and CEO Dr. Tieren Zhou. “This year’s award reflects our continued commitment to offering a complete suite of integrated tools that can be customized to adapt to any development methodology and provides a full, holistic view of ALM that increases the value output of an enterprise.”

Judged by the editors of SD Times, the SD Times 100 recognizes the top innovators and leaders in multiple software development industry areas. Winning criteria included considering each company’s technology offering, how they advanced the software development industry, and reputation and buzz generated within the industry.

The 2012 SD Times 100 was published in the June 2012 issue of BZ Media’s SD Times and is available online at https://sdt.bz/36641.

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TechExcel Announces DevSuite 9.0 Designed Specifically for Distributed, Multiple Methodology Development

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – April 16, 2012 – TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, today announced the availability of TechExcel DevSuite 9.0, the latest version of the company’s award-winning integrated platform for requirements management, implementation tracking and quality management. New features and enhancements enable collaborative and flexible agile development across globally distributed teams, significantly increasing business agility and improving software quality. With DevSuite 9.0, organizations will see dramatic increases to TCO, ROI, percentage completed on time and within budget, and customer satisfaction from their development projects. A webinar demonstrating the benefits and features of DevSuite 9.0 will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Free registration is available at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/830899330.

“Many businesses like to think they are running an Agile development shop, but the reality is they are likely running something more Agile-ish,” said Randy Hearn, Senior Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “This is where solutions like DevSuite come into play. They don’t lock you or your team into an Agile Box or a Waterfall Box, they allow you to run projects your way. ALM solutions provide the means to communicate across your extended teams, no matter how big you are, or how distributed your team may be. Since communication is critical to any project success, using ALM tools such as DevSuite your project teams will have better knowledge transfer and be more informed which results in higher quality products and productivity from your team.”

“Our goal is to help our users achieve a balanced and sustainable development environment that encourages teamwork, promotes self-motivated performance, and manage software projects according to their own unique needs and priorities” said Dr. Tieren Zhou, TechExcel Founder and Chief […]

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TechExcel Recognized as Innovator in the Agile ALM Market

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – March 12, 2012 – TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, today announced DevSuite has been recognized as an Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group’s latest Agile ALM Vendor Landscape report for its focus on providing quality-sensitive organizations with a flexible tool that supports development on both a variety of platforms and using diverse methodologies. A summary of the report is available at https://www.infotech.com/research/ss/it-vendor-landscape-agile-alm.

The report indicates that in the ALM space, process flexibility has become key. Instead of a strict adherence to Agile or waterfall development, most firms have pursued a middle path and customized their methodology to meet their own needs. TechExcel DevSuite provides an integrated platform for requirements management, project planning, issue and task tracking, and quality management that supports agile, hybrid and traditional development teams alike. This makes DevSuite an ideal solution for organizations wanting to manage development projects according to their own unique needs and priorities.

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. Companies listed in the Innovator category have demonstrated innovative product strengths which act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market. These vendors are poised to emerge as Champions.

“TechExcel’s DevSuite is a solid integrated ALM solution and a wise choice for any development organization,” said Randy Hearn, Senior Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “Covering everything from requirements management, to QA testing every aspect of DevSuite

runs with best practices and communication central to […]

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Easily Implement ITIL Best Practices, Increase ROI in IT Assets and Achieve Greater Customer Satisfaction with TechExcel

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – February 13, 2012 – TechExcel, Inc., a leading provider of IT Service Management and customer support software, will showcase Version 9.0 of ServiceWise and CustomerWise at Pink Elephant's 16th Annual International IT Service Management Conference & Exposition, taking place February 19-22, 2012 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The latest version of the TechExcel Service Suite is the industry's most robust IT service and customer support management solution designed to streamline operations with ITIL workflow best practices, cut service desk costs, ease IT asset management, and reduce issue resolution time to achieve greater customer satisfaction.

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Global Companies Gather in San Francisco to Share Insights on Achieving Business Agility

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – October 11, 2011 – TechExcel, Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and IT Service Management (ITSM) and customer support software, today announced its annual global user conference will be held October 24-28 at the Argonaut Hotel, located in San Francisco’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf. The TechExcel 2011 User Conference and Training Summit is a five-day event that will include technology sessions; hands-on workshops; and contributions from customers, partners and industry thought leaders from across the globe. Information on speakers, tracks and registration is available at https://www.techexcel.com/conference/2011/index.html.

The ability to rapidly and cost efficiently adapt to changes in the market is a key priority for organizations throughout the world. TechExcel will give IT executives, developers, distributors and partners the opportunity to learn how world-class businesses are transforming and optimizing their business processes for greater ROI and competitive advantage. Keynote speakers and enterprise-scale customers sharing first-hand testimony on best practices and success stories include:

  • TechExcel, Inc: Dr. Tieren Zhou, CEO and Chief Software Architect
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA): Ritchard Markelz , Sr. Director of Global First Party Quality Assurance
  • THQ, Inc: Ryan Arnold, Senior Database Administrator
  • Websense, Inc: Vince Broyles, Manager-Software Development
  • Informatica Corporation: Giles Davidson, Principal Software and Configuration Engineer
  • Corvel Corporation: Beth Borman, Technical Writer & Project Coordinator and Don Welch, Software Development Manager
  • ABS Nautical Systems: Fernando Lehrer, VP of Product Management
  • MESSA: Craig Parker, Associate Manager-IT
  • Novartis: Chris Shields, US Service Desk Manager
  • Vibra Healthcare: Director of Service Management
  • Barco Liége: Michael Hooreman, Quality Manager
  • iRely: George Olney, Chief Operating Officer

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with TechExcel senior […]

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TechExcel Releases DevSuite 8.5

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – August 2, 2011 – TechExcel Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, has announced the release of DevSuite version 8.5. The latest release of TechExcel’s complete Application Lifecycle Management solution expands the integrated platform for requirements management, project planning, development tracking and QA testing to include product portfolio management, as well as additional reporting for all modules and numerous usability enhancements.

“With DevSuite 8.5 our focus is to provide even more reporting and analytics options for our users.” said Tieren Zhou, TechExcel CEO and Chief Software Architect. “The initial release of Product Portfolio Management expands our reporting capabilities to provide a consolidated view of every aspect of projects and products being tracked in DevSuite and other TechExcel solutions. Later releases of PPM will add financial, risk, and contract management capabilities.”

New Analytics and Reporting That Span the Entire SDLC

Development organizations can now better manage the entire SDLC with the revamped analytics and reporting functionalities. Users can create unlimited instances of the same reporting style, build drill down reports that automatically breaks down owners by the different types of issues they own, and add drill down reports as widgets in the development dashboard. DevSuite 8.5 also includes new distribution, trend and tabular reports that allow users to easily track all requirement data, change controls and change impact. These new reports also provide additional traceability into the design, development, and test-coverage of requirements.

Integrated PPM for Better Portfolio Decisions

TechExcel’s new Product Portfolio Management tool provides a comprehensive and real-time view of all internal and external processes and resources to enhance the management practices for all of an organization’s project and program portfolios. Integrating PPM across all DevSuite modules bridges the gaps between development […]

TechExcel Gives Live Demonstrations of ServiceWise U at Campus Technology 2011

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – July 25, 2011 – TechExcel, Inc., a leading provider of IT Service Management (ITSM) and customer support software, will feature ServiceWise U at the Campus Technology annual summer conference, taking place July 25 – 28, 2011 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. TechExcel will show attendees of the nation’s premier higher education technology conference how its solution designed specifically for the digital campus can help them better manage helpdesk and total IT service processes, with a much lower and controllable cost of ownership. The live demonstrations will take place in TechExcel booth #733.


ServiceWise U is a configurable and scalable software suite for helpdesk management and IT service management tailored exclusively for Colleges and Universities worldwide. Using ServiceWise U, institutions can automate and streamline IT helpdesk activities with configurable workflows, process management and approvals, email integration, integrated knowledge management and dedicated student self-service portal. Additional benefits include:

  • ITIL compliant – certified by PinkElephant.
  • Collaborate between departments – Integrate service desk functions, IT services, development and more. Integrated departmental or project workflows results in fast, organized, and productive management processes across the campus.
  • Reduce administrative costs – Integrate online forms for student and faculty requests to eliminate paper waste and streamline approval procedures. LDAP/Active Directory integration for centralized student/faculty information management.
  • Comprehensive asset management – Manage asset lifecycles and integrate asset information […]
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