SOURCE: Kovair Software, Inc.

October 08, 2007 13:23 ET

Kovair Global Lifecycle Is the Only Multirepository ALM Platform Vendor Serving the SDLC Tools Market Today

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - Kovair Software, Inc. today announced that the leading technology market research firm Forrester Research has identified Kovair Software as the only Multirepository ALM platforms vendor in their research report 'Selecting The Right Requirements Management Tool -- Or Maybe None Whatsoever,' by Carey Schwaber and Peter Sterpe for Application Development & Program Management Professionals, published Sept 28, 2007.

"Multirepository ALM platforms provide common services to discrete practitioner tools, obviating the need for each practitioner tool to include redundant and inconsistent ALM functionality. The only vendor with a requirements management solution of this sort is Kovair. Kovair Global Lifecycle/Enterprise Edition functions as an orchestration engine for processes spanning multiple development lifecycle tools, including Kovair's own requirements management solution," write Carey Schwaber and Peter Sterpe in their report.

"Kovair's Omnibus, Integration Bus for IT™ has enabled our Kovair Global Lifecycle solution to integrate with any other SDLC tools in a vendor neutral way and hence produce a Multirepository ALM platform as prescribed by Carey Schwaber in her ALM 2.0 vision," said Bipin Shah, CEO and Chairman of Kovair. "I am delighted to learn about Forrester's recognition of Kovair's leadership position in this category."

"Multirepository ALM platform like Kovair Global Lifecycle is the most prudent solution for any organization with multi vendor eco-system of SDLC tools. By providing common services like Process, Traceability and Reporting across disparate tools Repositories, Kovair brings all tools under a single seamless process preserving their uniqueness," said Kovair's Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Sky Basu. "More and more CIOs and CTOs are reluctant to put all eggs in a single basket, aka single repository ALM tools."

Kovair's Omnibus, Integration Bus for IT™ being an Integration Hub, reduces the complexity of integrations and maintenance by an order of magnitude from the point-to-point integrations. Omnibus Technology's Web Services API allows these applications running on various technology platforms to be located anywhere in the world and can work through multiple enterprise firewalls. The high level 'Tool Class' API drastically reduces the effort for creating Adapters for individual tools.

About Kovair Software, Inc.

Kovair Software, Inc. is the innovation leader in global application lifecycle management solutions, supporting globally distributed multi-site application development. Its flagship product, Kovair Global Lifecycle, is a feature-rich, configurable, global development and integration framework that offers a complete set of integrated tools and processes for managing the entire application lifecycle. Architected with a common user interface and a shared repository to ease the complexities of "any time, anywhere" development, Kovair Global Lifecycle has been adopted rapidly in market sectors where there is a critical need for automated workflow and reliable, predictable application lifecycle management processes as implemented by Kovair's Omniprocess, Workflow for IT™. Kovair includes built-in SDLC applications like Requirements Management, Change Management, and Helpdesk Management in addition to solutions for CMMI, ITIL, Project Portfolio Management or Agile Methodology.

Kovair's integration infrastructure -- Omnibus, Integration Bus for IT™ for third party tools provides customers with an extremely flexible and globally integrated development environment. Founded in the year 2000, Kovair Software has offices in Silicon Valley, California and Kolkata, India.

For more information, visit www.kovair.com or call 408-262-0200 x2007.

Kovair and the Kovair logo are registered trademarks of Kovair Software, Inc. Kovair Global Lifecycle is a trademark of Kovair Software, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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