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AccuRev Launches AgileCycle Suite for Agile ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)

Provides CIOs and Development Managers With Tools to Fully Automate and Optimize Agile Initiatives

LEXINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/10 -- AccuRev, Inc. today announced AgileCycle™, the first fully-integrated best-of-breed Agile ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) solution incorporating Software Configuration Management, Agile Lifecycle Management, and Build and Release Management. AgileCycle consists of the award winning software development tools AccuRev Enterprise, AnthillPro, and Rally Enterprise, delivering a comprehensive Agile suite for scaling and optimizing the Agile software development process.

AgileCycle is designed specifically for today's Agile development teams and provides CIOs and development managers with a best-of-breed tool set to further automate the Agile software development lifecycle. AgileCycle offers a single-vendor solution with AccuRev providing comprehensive services across the toolset, including deployment, training and support. This combined solution ensures complete management visibility of projects, improved team productivity and quicker ROI for scaling Agile development initiatives.

Agile development methods continue to gain ground due to dramatic time and cost savings for companies and their software development organizations. "By 2012, agile development methods will be utilized in 80 percent of all software development projects," according to a recent report by Gartner ("Predicts 2010: Agile and Cloud Impact Application Development Directions" - December 3, 2009).

"Many development teams today use a collection of 'Waterfall' and Agile tools for Agile product management, software configuration and build," said Lorne Cooper, AccuRev's president. "Traditional toolsets were not designed for Agile methods and processes, so patching these tools together decreases the benefits that Agile provides and creates barriers between the Agile and not-yet-Agile parts of the organization. AgileCycle's best-of-breed solutions dramatically improve the efficiency of Agile projects across the development lifecycle, and reduce the barriers between the Agile and not-yet-Agile groups in the organization."

"The more we have used Agile Scrum methodology, the more we understand the importance of having high-quality, integrated tools," said Ben Weatherall, Configuration Manager, PDX, Inc. "We are currently using AccuRev, AnthillPro, and Rally Software together as a best-of-breed Agile ALM solution. AgileCycle will allow me to reduce my TCO while boosting overall productivity by providing a vendor supported framework already customized to improve our Agile development process."

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Availability

AgileCycle is available immediately. For more information, contact your local AccuRev sales representative at 1-800-383-8170.

About AccuRev Inc.

AccuRev offers comprehensive solutions for successfully scaling Agile processes across the enterprise. These solutions optimize and automate the software development process, and allow organizations using Agile or other development process models to accelerate their throughput and release higher quality software. AccuRev is a full-service partner for Agile software, consulting and training solutions. AccuRev offers AgileCycle, the first fully-integrated best-of-breed Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution incorporating Software Configuration Management, Agile Lifecycle Management, and Build and Release Management. AccuRev is used by over 600 global enterprises including Ford Motor Company, Texas Instruments, American Airlines, Orbitz, Thomson Financial, Verizon Wireless and Lockheed Martin.

AccuRev, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is privately held. More information about AccuRev can be found at http://www.accurev.com, or by calling 1-800-383-8170 (US and Canada), and 1-781-861-8700 (Outside North America).

About Rally Software

Rally is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time, cost and effort needed to deliver high-quality applications. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. Rally's products were honored with four consecutive Jolt awards (the software industry's equivalent of the Oscar® award) in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The company's end-to-end solutions for Agile development also include Agile University, the leading source for Agile training, and Agile Commons, the largest collaborative Web 2.0 community dedicated to advancing software agility. Rally currently supports more than 1,800 corporate customers, 54,000 projects and 86,000 users in 60 countries. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com.

About Urbancode

Urbancode has been the technical leader in build and release management solutions since 2001. AnthillPro offers the only complete Enterprise Continuous Integration platform to get your builds and deployments under control. Replace manual script-driven bottlenecks with web-based self-service automation. Provide agility and control in harmony with fast feedback and audit trails. Customers in the financial, banking, insurance, software and high-tech industries achieve end-to-end automation using .NET, Java, and/or native technologies. Urbancode's unique products integrate with SCM, issue tracking, change management, source code analysis, test automation and IDE tools. Founded in 1996, Urbancode is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Copyright © 2010 AccuRev, Inc. and AccuRev are registered trademarks and AgileCycle is a trademark of AccuRev, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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