Rally Software Extends ALM to Encompass Business Agility Capabilities

Enhancements Support Collaboration Across the Enterprise and Continuous Improvement for Operational Excellence

Jun 09, 2014, 10:30 ET from Rally Software

BOULDER, Colo., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally (NYSE: RALY), a leading global provider of enterprise-class software and services to drive business agility, today announced that the company is extending its Agile ALM platform to include foundational capabilities that support business agility across the enterprise. Enhancements announced today include the introduction of Rally Insights™ software and the integration of Flowdock® Enterprise, both currently in beta, for all Rally® Unlimited Edition users. Rally made the announcement at this week's RallyON!™ 2014 conference in Washington, D.C. 

"Companies are recognizing the need to respond efficiently and effectively to internal and external challenges -- from new competition to changes in customer buying habits, to new business models overnight -- in order to survive. Agility isn't a buzzword that describes a developer practice, but instead a company-wide effort to be nimble and responsive, and to unlock and invest resources in growth and delivering value faster," said Ryan Martens, Founder and CTO of Rally. "We've had strong success with our Agile ALM platform in supporting teams, programs, and portfolio-level work. Today, we're adding capabilities to ensure that our customers across lines of business can realize the full benefits of business agility throughout the enterprise." 

The Rally Agile ALM platform is the leading enterprise-class, scalable solution that addresses the needs of large, complex businesses, including highly regulated industries of large companies as well as government institutions. By combining Rally's existing services, including transformation consulting, coaching and training, with the new business agility capabilities of the Rally Agile ALM platform, enterprise customers with large development organizations can manage and improve across multiple teams, programs, products, and across their organizations.

Key Enhancements Supporting Business Agility The addition of Flowdock Enterprise and Rally Insights software (both currently in beta) ensures that customers with Rally Unlimited Edition have access to market-leading organizational collaboration capabilities, the ability to quantify where and how well Agile investments are paying off for the business, and ways to spot possible areas for improvement.

Flowdock Enterprise Integrating Flowdock Enterprise with Rally ALM extends the best-in-class collaboration app to offer additional value across the organization, providing company-wide visibility that impacts many teams -- from product management to customer support, and from server operations to the executive team. Flowdock Enterprise integrates with more than 65 tools in one easy-to-navigate platform, providing a window into work within the Rally platform and enabling users to react quickly to questions and changes -- based on activity, not reporting. It allows users to concentrate on things that matter, be transparent, and solve problems across tools, teams, and time zones. Flowdock Enterprise incorporates all the great features of Flowdock, plus offers added functionality and enterprise capabilities -- including data retention policies and single sign-on -- to meet the needs of large organizations. Location compliance, user management and access control management features are planned for future releases.

Rally Insights software For companies that encourage operational excellence as a means to achieve business agility, Rally Insights software offers a quantifiable means for continuous improvement in software development. Businesses can inspect, learn from, and adapt performance to deliver value faster and better respond to market challenges. Rally Insights software offers unprecedented access to benchmarking data and analytics to help companies better understand software development performance -- including how that performance impacts business strategy -- and then improve it. Rally is the only company with the multi-tenant architecture, historical data, metrics framework, and coaching expertise necessary to help you measure, evaluate, benchmark, and enhance your Agile performance. This solution leverages extensive data from Rally's global customer base to enable detailed benchmarking analysis and reporting that demonstrate the value of Agile throughout an organization. With this update, Rally Unlimited Edition users will be able to benchmark performance against non-attributable historical data from approximately 13,000 teams scientifically selected from 160,000 projects.

Additional Rally Agile ALM Platform Improvements for Teams, Programs and Portfolio Users (in beta)

  • Faster access to information: Rally Unlimited Edition now includes enhanced iteration tracking and editable detail pages. These additions minimize clicks and page changes with a cleaner, neater user interface in the pages your teams use most.
  • Improved planning capabilities: The addition of a roadmap planning board gives you better visibility into long-term projects and activities to support quarterly planning.
  • Ease of use with improved navigation: To streamline navigation and make it easier to access the data you need quickly, Rally Unlimited Edition includes project level shared pages to easily share reports with your team and program, and a portfolio kanban, which provides additional visibility into activities and makes it easier to track portfolio items.

The updates announced today are available to SaaS customers. Existing Rally Unlimited Edition customers will have immediate access to Rally Insights software and Flowdock Enterprise, at no additional cost. For more information or to request a free trial, please visit http://rallydev.com.

About Rally Rally Software is a leading global provider of enterprise-class software and services solutions that drive business agility. Companies use Rally's solutions to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity, and respond effectively to evolving competitive markets and customer needs. Rally's SaaS platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, and increasing transparency. Rally's consulting and training services apply Agile and Lean approaches to help organizations innovate, lead, adapt, and deliver. Learn more at http://www.rallydev.com.

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