CollabNet and Hitachi Solutions Partner to Deliver TeamForge ALM Platform for Enterprise DevOps and Software Agility in Japan

Hitachi Solutions’ ALM division will offer CollabNet’s flagship TeamForge ALM platform to help organizations keep pace with increasing software delivery demands

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014CollabNet®, the leader in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for Enterprise Agility, today announced a partnership with Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., one of the largest system integrators in Japan. The partnership enables Hitachi Solutions’ ALM division to offer CollabNet’s products to help customers streamline software development and delivery efforts across the entire software lifecycle, regardless of team locations, tools or processes. The agreement exemplifies CollabNet’s continued global expansion and the growing demand for the TeamForge ALM platform that embraces tool heterogeneity, is process agnostic and provides community architecture for IP re-use, enterprise-wide collaboration and complete governance.

“The addition of CollabNet addresses the growing need our customers have to speed software development within increasingly disparate and complex conditions,” said Kenichi Hirama, General Manager, Embedded Solutions Division for Hitachi Solutions. “This is critical in today’s fast-paced business environment where teams are distributed across the globe – with tens of thousands of developers – who need to collaborate effectively to meet customer needs.”

Hitachi Solutions will offer all of CollabNet products and services, including its flagship TeamForge ALM platform, to customers in Japan. TeamForge is an open platform that provides software development organizations with both workgroup agility and organizational wide governance. These key elements address modern software development – as developers can work with tools and processes they want, and managers and executives have global visibility and governance across many, many projects.

“As CollabNet strengthens its APAC region support we are excited to partner with Hitachi Solutions in Japan and to work with their large base of enterprise customers,” said Bill Portelli, CEO of CollabNet. “Hitachi Solutions is a first-rate technology provider and we are confident our joint efforts will help organizations speed the delivery of quality of software to their internal and external end users.”

“Developers in Japan understand the benefits of what ALM solutions provide, including the governance, development and maintenance of application software,” said Kevin Hansen, Senior Director APAC at CollabNet. “Hitachi Solutions can now offer customers an ALM solution that also delivers traceability and visibility across all stages of the software development lifecycle—from planning through delivery—regardless of tools, processes and geographic location.”

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About Hitachi Solutions

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, China and India. The flagship company in the Hitachi Group's information and communication system solutions business, Hitachi Solutions also offers solutions for social innovation such as smart cities. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit: http://www.hitachi-solutions.com.

About CollabNet

CollabNet® is the creator of Subversion® and a pioneer in cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for increasing enterprise agility and governance. CollabNet provides industry-leading products plus agile consulting and training services to help organizations of all sizes develop and deploy software faster. CollabNet's flagship product, TeamForge®, provides customers with an open and extensible collaborative software development and delivery platform to increase collaboration and application release efficiency across larger, distributed teams. TeamForge users also gain better governance with enhanced visibility and traceability across the software development lifecycle. For smaller teams, CollabNet provides CloudForge®, a cloud-hosted version of Subversion, Git and TeamForge, that enables fast project starts on-demand. CollabNet has been recognized for 10 consecutive years as a SD Times 100 industry innovator and is consistently positioned as a leader within Tier One industry analyst reports, including an Independent Research Firm report on “Application Life Cycle Management Tools.” For more information, please visit www.collab.net.

CollabNet and TeamForge are registered trademarks of CollabNet, Inc.  Subversion® is a registered trademark of the Apache Software Foundation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Press Release
September 23, 2014