September 16, 2008 07:45 ET

Family Dollar Makes Application Quality a Priority With CAST

Fortune 500 Retailer Selects CAST's Application Intelligence Platform

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - CAST, the worldwide leader in Automated Application Intelligence (, today announced that its software has been licensed by Family Dollar to govern its application development and maintenance following a successful pilot.

Family Dollar, with annual sales over $6 billion, chose CAST's Application Intelligence Platform to understand, validate, and report on development across their diverse technology landscape. The automated code inspection capabilities of the CAST Application Intelligence Platform provide the metrics and information needed to better manage the work produced by their internal and outsourced development teams.

"By implementing the CAST platform, we now have the ability to measure the quality and quantity of our application portfolio," said Timothy Chew, DVP Application Development and Enterprise Architecture at Family Dollar. "We have integrated CAST code reviews into our software development lifecycle to catch critical errors prior to testing, and to measure application quality improvements over time."

"We're pleased to help Family Dollar ensure their application development is a model of best practice for the entire retail industry," said Ian Henderson, CAST SVP of Worldwide Field Operations. "CAST's deep analysis of complex business applications is resonating with our customers across all industries, especially where IT software drives competitive advantage."

Family Dollar represents a growing trend for companies in retail, financial services, government and telecommunications concerned about the quality of their application development. Automated analysis of application internal quality allows the company to ensure the work performed by development teams and outsourced partners is on target and meets industry standards.

About Family Dollar

Operating small store locations, Family Dollar is one of the fastest growing discount retail chains in the United States. Family Dollar offers a core assortment of name-brand and quality consumable merchandise supplemented by fashion and seasonal merchandise at everyday low prices. Beginning with one store in 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Company currently operates more than 6,400 stores in 44 states. Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte and is a publicly held company with common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FDO. For more information, please visit

About CAST

CAST is the world leader and pioneer in Application Intelligence software, providing the metrics and information IT executives must have to measure, monitor and improve the internal quality of business applications and the performance of development teams around the globe. Founded in 1990, CAST has helped more than 650 organizations worldwide speed delivery to the business, mitigate risks in production, improve customer experience, and reduce the total cost of application ownership. CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves Global 2000 organizations worldwide with a global network of offices in the US and Europe. For more information visit

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