SOURCE: Kovair Software, Inc.

November 07, 2006 19:24 ET

Kovair Software Brings Competitive Tools Together as Elements of Its Global Application Integration Platform -- Kovair Global Lifecycle Rel. 4.9

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 7, 2006 -- Kovair Software, Inc. today announced the release of their flagship product, Kovair Global Lifecycle Rel. 4.9. It is an Integration Platform with built-in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Solutions for Requirements, Change, Test, Release and Support Management. Medium to large Enterprises use this platform for integrating various development tools from disparate vendors. It allows them to manage all aspects of the lifecycle of a development process especially when it involves a distributed team.

"There is an abundance of vendors supplying tools for each individual Application Development (AD) and Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) phase, but inter phase gaps have not been fully and seamlessly bridged. Methodologies such as Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Capability Maturity Model (CMM)/ CMM-Integrated (CMMI) are noble attempts to make SDLC processes seamless, but that has not happened yet because of a lack of modeling, automation and concept exchange distortion through phases," said Joseph Feiman, Research Vice President at the Analyst Firm Gartner, in his December 2005 report entitled, "Globally Distributed Application Development: Concepts, Tools, and Practices."

"Any Enterprise looking for a way to integrate existing tools across various silos of information will find the solution offered by Kovair Global Lifecycle Rel 4.9 very compelling," said Kovair Chief Marketing Officer Sky Basu. "In addition if they want to fill some Tools capability gaps, Kovair Global Lifecycle's built-in ALM solutions can offer features & benefits highly competitive to the stand-alone point solutions in the market. The best part is that these capabilities are available at no additional cost."

For different phases in the Application Development Process, different tools are used by various groups of stakeholders such as Requirements Management, Design, Coding/ Debugging, Configuration Management, Change Management and others. These tools typically act as information islands and do not have a streamlined bridge even when they are from the same vendor.

Kovair Global Lifecycle Rel. 4.9 helps organizations with multiple tools from various vendors to integrate them in a Single Repository using a Web Service based API. A Single Repository offers a common view and traceability across all the artifacts from different tools. Moreover, Kovair Global Lifecycle's industry leading Process Engine can be used to automate the processing of artifacts coming from other tools even when the individual tools do not have any process automation capabilities.

About Kovair Software, Inc.

Kovair Software, Inc. is the innovation leader in global application lifecycle management solutions, supporting globally distributed application development and management of offshore outsourcing. With adaptive workflow and highly configurable process management, Kovair solutions are designed from the ground up as an integrated web-based platform enabling anytime, anywhere access. Founded in 1999, Kovair Software has offices in Silicon Valley and Kolkata, India, and employs its own unique software products to manage its globally distributed software development operations.

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