SOURCE: Aldon

April 29, 2008 09:00 ET

Aldon Announces Aldon Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition) Version 5.3

Enhancements to Search Capability, Reporting and Performance Simplify Workflow and Increase Productivity

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Aldon, the leading provider of process-driven application lifecycle management, today announced Aldon Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition) Version 5.3, the latest release of its software configuration and change management solution. Aldon Lifecycle Manager further automates and streamlines the management of software development processes to increase developer productivity, improve code quality and meet regulatory and best practices requirements. With the introduction of Aldon Lifecycle Manager 5.3, users enjoy powerful new search functionality, enhanced reporting, and accelerated performance, as well as other enhancements.

"This latest release of Aldon Lifecycle Manager represents Aldon's focus on making software change management simple," said Matt Scholl, President and COO of Aldon. "With the new search feature, you can more easily navigate through the critical components of an application. And the new reporting capability, dialogs, and performance enhancement help to automate otherwise tedious portions of the development process and ultimately improve product time to market."

   Key features and enhancements of Aldon Lifecycle Manager include:

    --  New Search Feature Simplifies Navigation of Applications -- An
        exciting new search capability gives developers an easy way to
        locate parts and package them into a discrete unit of work that
        can then be placed into a release. Users enjoy the flexibility to
        define the search using any search expression or wildcard term
        they wish.

    --  Improved Reporting -- A concise new report has been added to the
        Populate Shadow Environment action. Developers can now see at a
        glance files that were not populated in a shadow environment. With
        this information at their fingertips, developers can quickly focus
        on the results of the operation and tend to any files that failed
        to populate.

    --  New Completion Dialogs to Speed up Routine Operations -- New
        completion dialogs have been added to Aldon Lifecycle Manager
        to clarify when various operations have been completed. This
        feature removes all ambiguity of task completion and greatly
        strengthens the user experience as users can now quickly and easily
        identify accepted files and proceed in a timely fashion when the
        operations have ended.

    --  Improved Access Times -- This performance enhancement, while not
        visible, results in substantially improved access times when
        working with delta releases.

    --  Managing Objects through the GUI Accelerated -- This is another
        performance enhancement with no visible change, but it makes
        working with a large number of managed objects through the GUI
        even faster.

    --  Compatibility with Microsoft Vista -- Users can now use Microsoft
        Vista as a client with Aldon Lifecycle Manager (Enterprise Edition)
        5.3.

Aldon Suite

Aldon ALM solutions provide IT business process automation, IT services and requirements management, software configuration and change management, and distribution and release management to companies worldwide. Built to address complex multi-platform environments as well as the needs of regulated, geographically distributed IT organizations, the Aldon Suite gives companies a defined, repeatable, measurable, and traceable process for every stage of services delivery and application development. The integrated suite is comprised of Aldon Lifecycle Manager, Aldon Deployment Manager, Aldon Community Manager, and Aldon CMDB.

About Aldon

Aldon is the leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, bringing the benefits of process-driven change management to IT, and accelerating the delivery of IT services and mission-critical business applications. Aldon ALM solutions support today's agile organizations by enabling IT teams to greatly improve their products' time to market, reduce business disruptions, achieve regulatory compliance and increase return on investment. More than 1,300 companies, including 70 of the Fortune 100, rely on Aldon ALM solutions for managing the entire process of IT services delivery and enterprise software change management. Established in 1979, Aldon is headquartered in Emeryville, California and maintains 16 offices worldwide serving more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.aldon.com.

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