VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ISLANDIA, N.Y., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com) and CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced an agreement to develop OEM versions of Tasktop Dev and Tasktop Sync for CA Technologies Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. CA Technologies will resell Tasktop's technology with its CA Agile Vision™ and CA Product Vision product lines. The combined solution, with its real-time traceability and reporting capabilities, will help give CA Technologies PPM customers maximum visibility into software projects spanning multiple development management solutions.
"CA Technologies is a clear leader in managing the large-scale software lifecycle," said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies and creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project. "This partnership underscores Tasktop's and CA Technologies mutual commitment to connecting software delivery from an integrated developer desktop to the cloud."
Tasktop Dev and Tasktop Sync will extend the functionality of CA Agile Vision and CA Product Vision by providing seamless integrations with third party Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions. This will enable development teams to communicate across tool boundaries while consolidating information residing in separate applications for unified project management reporting and visibility.
CA Agile Vision enables application delivery teams to become more customer-centric and deliver projects faster by providing better visibility into deliverables, costs and resources for all sprints and projects where collaboration is of the utmost importance. CA Product Vision gives business analysts, product managers, and CA Agile Vision users the ability to capture, plan and manage requirements as part of a project, keeping focus on what matters most to the customer.
"Organizations are under more pressure than ever to rigorously prioritize resources allocation so that they are consistently delivering the greatest possible value to the business and their customers at any given point in time," said Lokesh Jindal, senior vice president, Service and Portfolio Management, CA Technologies. "By complementing CA Technologies Project and Portfolio Management solution with Tasktop's ALM integration technology, this agreement will enable our customers to significantly improve their ability to fulfill this strategic imperative."
Tasktop continues to solve major challenges for software organizations that are implementing enterprise-wide Agile and ALM modernization initiatives by connecting both developers, through Tasktop Dev, and cross-functional enterprise teams, through Tasktop Sync, to automate the entire application lifecycle. All Tasktop products leverage the Eclipse Mylyn integration framework to provide a more strategic, standardized and scalable synchronization solution than typical point to point batch process integrations. Its tools provide visibility into ALM work flow, real-time data sharing of cross-function activities and insight into actual performance and business value. Tasktop helps IT organizations synchronize and automate development processes to deliver market value quicker, reduce inefficiencies and promote collaboration and innovation by connecting individuals and teams across the enterprise.
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About Tasktop Technologies
Tasktop Technologies is the industry's leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Automation and integration software. Thousands of IT organizations depend on Tasktop's commercial and open source solutions to connect developers, testers, business analysts and project managers who use a wide variety of Agile and ALM tools hosted both on premise and in the cloud. By automating and connecting the software lifecycle, Tasktop is solving one of the biggest challenges facing large-scale software delivery organizations – the complete disconnect and brittle integrations of ALM tools. Its Task Federation™ technology delivers on the promise of a unified ALM stack through a partner ecosystem that integrates more than 70 disparate ALM tools with real-time connectivity and cross-repository workflow support. Tasktop created and leads the Eclipse Mylyn project, with more than 1 million downloads per month, upon which its commercial Tasktop Sync ALM middleware and Tasktop Dev IDE tools. All Tasktop tools are built to enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage in today's software-driven economy by providing the ALM Automation™ needed to gain visibility, predictability and productivity across the software development lifecycle. For more information, visit (http://tasktop.com).
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