Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Award Finalist One of Only Six Finalists in Project Management Tools Segment

LAFAYETTE, CALIF. – March 13, 2007 TechExcel, Inc., the leading provider of knowledge-centric Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software solutions, announced today that it will showcase its DevPlan project planning tool (booth #324) for software development teams at the annual SD West Conference, held March 19 – 23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. A finalist in the Project Management Tools category of the 2007 Jolt Awards, DevPlan is a component in TechExcel’s DevSuite Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform as well as a standalone application and is designed exclusively for Application Lifecycle Management.

DevPlan unites project tracking and issue management, providing managers a much clearer view of a project’s status, as DevTrack issue status and schedules directly roll up into the DevPlan project status and timeline. This integration between DevPlan and DevTrack is especially critical for project planning and implementation and enables teams to communicate more effectively and reduce their cycle times, allowing the right products for the right markets to be developed in the shortest possible time.

DevPlan is one of 106 products to achieve finalist status in the 2007 Jolt Awards, and one of only six to be named in the Project Management Tools segment. The awards, now in their 17th year, are chosen by a highly select group of industry judges. Judges select the finalists based on their audience suitability, productivity, innovation, quality, ROI, risk and flexibility; online reviews, peer reviews, product information and industry buzz are also considered.

TechExcel representatives will be on-hand at booth #324 to give detailed demonstrations of DevPlan and the entire complement of DevSuite products including DevTrack, the industry-leading defect tracking and project management tool. To schedule a personalized demonstration at SD West, please contact Darin Burek at 1-800-439-7782 ext. 5 or

To learn more about SD West and this year’s Jolt Awards finalists, visit Additional information about DevPlan can be found at