CollabNet and HIMA Forge Partnership

HIMA Also Adopts the CollabNet TeamForge Agile ALM Platform and CollabNet Subversion SCM Tool for Internal Use

BRISBANE, Calif. and BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., Aug. 6, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, and HIMA, a provider of customized and tailored software configuration management (SCM) solutions, today announced that the companies have entered into a partnership agreement and that HIMA has become a CollabNet customer.  Under the arrangement, which spans several continents, HIMA will resell CollabNet products and services, including the award-winning CollabNet TeamForge® ALM platform and CollabNet Subversion Edge, a premium distribution of the world’s leading SCM tool.

HIMA has extensive expertise in helping Fortune 500 companies, ranging from telecom companies to media, pharmaceutical, global fast food, and financial sector companies, to migrate, implement, and enhance SCM solutions.  Under the new CollabNet partnership, HIMA will help customers to:

  • Migrate from legacy technologies, such as IBM Rational tools, to Subversion- and Subversion-Edge-based SCM solutions and CollabNet-TeamForge-based ALM solutions;
  • Implement Subversion and TeamForge using the industry’s best practices; and
  • Enhance and improve existing SCM and ALM practices and process at companies already benefiting from Subversion or the CollabNet TeamForge platform.

HIMA will also be working to develop adjacent and complementary technologies, such as tools to aid companies in their migrations to CollabNet SCM and ALM solutions.

In addition, HIMA has selected CollabNet TeamForge to create an internal knowledge base for its own employees, which will serve as a searchable, traceable document repository and improve client follow-up and other critical business processes.  HIMA aims for its TeamForge deployment to connect and aid as many portions of its business as possible.

“HIMA is widely respected for its expertise in helping Fortune 500 organizations migrate from legacy technologies to secure, reliable, and stable Subversion and TeamForge platforms that are optimized for globally distributed teams,” said Jim Ensell, vice president, business development, CollabNet.  “I’m delighted to welcome HIMA to our global partner network, and we look forward to working with them to deliver the highest-quality Subversion and TeamForge solutions available.”

“Based upon 15 years of experience and extensive research, we chose to partner closely with CollabNet because the TeamForge/Subversion solution offers our customers functional leadership in the SCM/ALM space and enables seamless collaboration among team members. As the industry moves to Agile and Scrum development and management methods, development teams are moving to modern tools, such as CollabNet Subversion and CollabNet TeamForge, that can support their continuous integration and iterative development techniques. We feel that CollabNet will be the leading solution in the SCM/ALM space for many years to come,” said Suresh Mekala, chief executive officer, HIMA.  “We are also excited to be using TeamForge and Subversion internally to streamline our project management and to improve managerial visibility and collaboration among our global team members, end customers, and management.”

About CollabNet

CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud.  The CollabNet TeamForge ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%.  The company also offers training, including Certified ScrumMaster training, software development process improvement services, and an innovative community management approach to driving enterprise development success.  As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA.  Millions of users at more than 2,500 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet.  For more information, visit www.collab.net.

About HIMA

Hima, Inc. provides highly valued IT services based on the latest technological advances in software configuration and change management (SCCM) and application lifecycle management (ALM) best practices.  The company was founded in 1999, successfully implementing customized solutions in this industry.  With a large group of highly capable SCM architects who are available for implementations at worldwide locations, Hima, Inc. specializes in the challenges involved in designing, prototyping, and implementing enterprise-wide SCCM projects focused on geographically separated corporate team locations.  Hima, Inc. is one of the first service-oriented companies to implement hosting platforms for projects from start to finish for global clients in active partnership with the Big Five industry companies. For more information, visit www.himainc.com.

Press Release
August 06, 2010