AccuRev and TechExcel introduce robust software configuration management and issues tracking solution

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 […]

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TechExcel Announces DevTest 1.5

Lafayette, California – May 31, 2005 – TechExcel Inc., the technology leader in defect tracking and QA test management software announced the general availability of DevTest 1.5 today. This new release features several new and enhanced tools that enable QA teams to streamline their testing processes, and to better measure and track the performance of their QA engineers.

Using the DevTest TestLink API module, QA engineers may integrate DevTest with third party test automation applications. Once integrated with DevTest automated test scripts may be scheduled, executed, and maintained from within the DevTest client. “DevTest test script integration provides customers with maximum flexibility to support and streamline their testing processes. Using the DevTest API our customers may choose from a wide range of automated scripts”, said TechExcel CEO Tieren Zhou. “DevTest may be integrated with both the leading commercial test scripts or with homegrown scripts.”

DevTest 1.5 also introduces a stopwatch-timing feature that enables project teams to use either automatic or manual stopwatch time tracking to measure the performance of their software quality assurance teams. Using the automated feature, managers may set the stopwatch to start automatically whenever a QA engineer begins to update an issue and set it to stop whenever a project member saves changes.

By accurately measuring the time required for each QA engineer to perform their test tasks, QA teams may accurately assess the performance of their testing teams and better schedule future test cycles. DevTest provides customers with tools not only to test and improve their products, but also to test and improve the processes they use to develop their products.

About DevTest

DevTest is the user-friendly tool designed to give QA teams a complete view of their product testing. DevTest provides process automation, […]

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TechExcel’s DevTrack Used by Activision

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

Lafayette, California – Feburary 14, 2005 – TechExcel Inc., a market leader in process management tools, today revealed that Activision, Inc. [NASDAQ: ATVI], an international publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment, has chosen DevTrack to standardize its software quality assurance testing both in-house, and at several of the company’s wholly owned studios.

More and more, the game industry is using a distributed development model, in which a number of different teams collaborate on a single title. By standardizing on the DevTrack tool, the company is able to provide clear communication, and create efficient workflows between the publishers and studios.

Activision selected TechExcel DevTrack as the corporate standard for the company’s quality assurance, defect tracking and issue management processes, which are used by more than 750 QA members, managers, and developers throughout the organization.

“Having our internal QA teams and studio development teams on the same system enables us to improve our communication and more efficiently coordinate our workflow throughout various parts of the company,” said Jim Summers, VP of Quality Assurance for Activision.

“We are pleased to provide Activision with a high-performance solution for their application lifecycle management,” said Tieren Zhou, President and CEO of TechExcel, Inc. “DevTrack offers the power and flexibility needed by development teams, and is particularly well suited to the distributed development environment of so many organizations today.”

About Activision, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, […]

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