SOURCE: BuildForge, Inc.

May 18, 2005 10:22 ET

BuildForge FullControl™ Introduces Breakthrough "Real-World" Application Lifecycle Management Solution

Automated Development Framework Offers Unprecedented Flexibility With Existing Development Environment; Customers Realize Savings up to $25M With Rapid Time to Value

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 18, 2005 -- BuildForge, the leading provider of development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management, today announced the availability of FullControl, the company's open application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. FullControl is the industry's first open framework that allows companies to gain control and visibility into their development cycle using the tools they have in place today. As a complement to FullControl's ALM process automation, the company also announced the availability of FullThrottle™, a revolutionary script- and language-independent process accelerator for development environments.

FullControl ushers in a new era of ALM. The first solution of its kind, FullControl is an automated, tool-independent, development framework providing integration and visibility for the entire software production process -- from coding through the build, test, and release phases. The product approaches ALM from a new perspective by underscoring the significance of the build phase of the development lifecycle that delivers the final executable for distribution. The result places the product build at the heart of any ALM solution, providing a definitive, reliable record of what ships to the customer.

"FullControl reflects the realities of today's complex development environments," said Gregg Burt, BuildForge CEO. "Our customers have realized tremendous improvements with the automation, integration and analyses provided by FullControl. This innovative approach preserves freedom of choice for users to select their preferred tools, while generating productivity and financial efficiencies demanded by senior management. Faster time-to-market can translate into millions of dollars. With FullControl, our customers have saved from $250k to as much as $25 million dollars annually," said Burt.

According to a recent Gartner report, more complex application architectures are placing greater demands on development infrastructures. "In addition, the emergence of SOA and SODA for deployment and development has increased the need for tools and frameworks that bring consistency and a degree of simplicity to the development process. The need for tools, frameworks and methodologies to simplify Application Development becomes vital under such architectures."*

FullControl provides automation and control from a single, web-based console, offering a real-time view of all development work. Armed with a collection of intuitive reports, management finally has a comprehensive view of development activity to pinpoint process bottlenecks, identify project trends, and have access to the right information to make better decisions. The end-to-end tracking and bill-of-materials capabilities of FullControl give teams a reliable, self-documenting record of product contents that create a foundation for success with auditing and regulatory compliance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley.

FullControl is architected for rapid implementation. The openness of FullControl -- including a flexible API, published database schema, and open command-line interface -- offers compatibility with existing development tools, scripts, and other processes and requires less than a month to implement.

"BuildForge offers a pragmatic approach to a very difficult development problem -- providing a common method of bridging across development approaches," said Judith Hurwitz, president, Hurwitz & Associates. "Development organizations struggle with creating an integrated view of development when their tools and processes are disconnected. Solving this long-standing problem improves processes and reduces development costs."

Some of FullControl's features and benefits include:

--  Freedom of choice: accommodating existing development tools and
    processes to minimize migration work and provide investment protection.
    
--  Execution-focus: providing a definitive record of what changed, what
    defects were resolved, and what was delivered to customers in a
    comprehensive bill-of-materials.
    
--  Rapid time to value: delivering a solution that can be implemented
    within 2-4 weeks, requiring no services, and produces immediate return on
    investment.
    
--  Effective governance: offering a unifying, self-documenting platform
    that enforces development processes and tracks detailed information for
    compliance and audit protection.
    
--  Knowledge capture: creating a repository of intellectual property, a
    vital corporate asset.
    
BuildForge FullControl is available immediately by contacting BuildForge at 512-225-0450 or sales@buildforge.com.

About BuildForge

Based in Austin, Texas, BuildForge is the leading provider of development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management. FullControl is the first open framework that allows development teams to automate, track, and analyze their application development lifecycle using the tools they have in place today. BuildForge is used by industry leaders such as Symantec, Avaya, Visa, and Adobe to create significant improvements in productivity, quality, and time-to-market. www.buildforge.com

* Constructing Applications: Client Issues, 23 March 2004. Jim Duggan, Dale Vecchio, Jim Sinur, Mark Driver, Daryl C. Plummer, Matt Light.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Cheri Bergeron
    BuildForge, Inc.
    512-225-0456