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AccuRev Selected by PacketVideo to Enhance its Geographically Distributed Development Process

AccuRev Proves Strongest SCM Solution Based on Side-by-Side Performance Tests

AccuRev Inc. today announced that PacketVideo (PV), the software innovator powering the world’s leading mobile multimedia services, has standardized on AccuRev for process-centric software configuration management (SCM) to enhance the efficiency and collaboration of its worldwide development organization.

PV conducted an exhaustive evaluation of the leading SCM solutions to replace its existing SCCM tool. AccuRev was chosen as it proved to be the best performer and for its ability to efficiently manage PV’s geographically distributed software development release process, eliminate merging and branch mastership issues and substantially reduce administration and training costs.

Michael Marrewa, PV’s senior manager, Engineering, said, “We are on track to upgrade all of our 400 users with AccuRev ahead of schedule. With the transition away from our mastership-based development tool to AccuRev, we will be able to easily manage our parallel development between our 10 development locations. The tests from our pilot indicate that this improvement, along with the speed gains of AccuRev, will enable significant administrative cost savings and an increase of productivity in the neighborhood of 30 percent in the first year.”

AccuRev will be used to manage software for embedded multimedia applications and provide the PV team with centralized code management and process controls with real-time collaboration across multiple geographically distributed and offshore development locations. Additional business benefits AccuRev will provide to PV include:

  • Enhanced control, visibility, and audit-ability across its development organization;
  • Improved support for parallel development and an alternative to MultiSite replication;
  • Enabling multistage continuous integration by isolating builds by stream;
  • Bi-directional synchronization with Atlassian JIRA using change packages to associate code changes with issues and support task-based development; and
  • Substantial decrease in the cost-per-developer and near zero administration costs.

About AccuRev Inc.

AccuRev is a leading provider of process-centric software change and configuration management (SCCM) and the analyst’s choice to replace ClearCase. AccuRev takes an agile and efficient approach to managing the software release process together with code assets using any preferred development process model (e.g., Scrum, Waterfall, Lean, XP, RUP). The AccuRev solution is designed for today’s complex and changing software development environments, including geographically distributed and offshore development teams working on multiple releases in parallel. AccuRev ensures greater project visibility, optimal team collaboration, and software asset reuse to deliver more software at least 30 percent faster than traditional file-based, branch and label SCM solutions. AccuRev, the fastest growing SCM company and two-time Jolt Product Excellence Award recipient, is used by a growing number of global enterprises including American Airlines, Orbitz, Polycom, Thomson Financial, T-Mobile and Lockheed Martin.

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

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