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 the overall process. Whether your development team is all together or globally distributed, you can expect to be more efficient throughout the entire product development lifecycle. Also, most development groups don’t run “true” Agile methodologies, they all have their own flare, their own methods and processes and with DevSuite you aren’t tied into a process that someone else thinks should work.”
TechExcel was one of eight vendors assessed in the Vendor Landscape report. In addition to being scored highly for usability, DevSuite captured the highest Info-Tech Value ScoreTM of the vendor group. Vendors were indexed against TechExcel’s performance to provide a complete, relative view of their product offerings. The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking. Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.
“We are pleased to be identified by Info-Tech Research Group as an innovator in the Agile ALM market and to have scored highly in both usability and affordability,” said Dr. Tieren Zhou, TechExcel CEO and Chief Software Architect. “This honor affirms our vision of providing any size organization with robust tools that allow the mixing of agile project management best practices with traditional project, resource, and requirement management principles to achieve sustainable improvements in quality and productivity.”
DevSuite consists of Portfolio, DevSpec, DevPlan, DevTrack, DevTest, KnowledgeWise, and optionally DevTime. Available as a desktop and internet solution, it provides powerful workflow and process automation, robust searching and reporting, and simple point-and-click customization. DevSuite also features an intuitive user interface, universal ODBC support, advanced email notification, built-in time tracking, extensive customization options, and presentation-quality reports and graphics. The suite can be purchased as a whole or the individual modules can be purchased as needed. More information on TechExcel DevSuite is available at https://techexcel.com/products/devsuite/.
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