CollabNet Named an “Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company Under $100M to Watch” by Leading Analyst Firm

CollabNet Recognized for ALM and SCM Solutions and Training for Software Developers

BRISBANE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, today announced that it has been named an “Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company Under $100M to Watch(1)” by IDC, a premiere market research firm. The list recognizes application development and deployment vendors with revenues less than $100 million who are adapting and innovating around current shifts in the market. According to the report, “CollabNet’s combined strategy—providing a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution and leveraging its position in the open source community in conjunction with its commercial offerings—positioned it well.”

CollabNet was chosen for its CollabNet TeamForge® ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software. These offerings, coupled with advanced training and services, enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity and to reduce the cost of software development.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by IDC as a company to watch,” said Bill Portelli, chief executive officer, CollabNet. “CollabNet’s products and services enable organizations of any size—from small workgroups to the largest enterprises—to transform the way they develop software. As IDC has recognized, CollabNet has been an industry pioneer in Cloud-based software development solutions based on the best practices of Agile and open source, and we continue to innovate in this area.”

CollabNet’s selection was due in part to its work with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the IT wing of the Department of Defense (DoD). DISA was seeking to streamline its software development processes and to save millions of dollars in the development of its defense systems. DISA chose CollabNet TeamForge as the foundation for Forge.mil, a family of public and private services that enables the collaborative development, distribution, and use of open source and DoD community source software. The report noted that TeamForge delivered “improved productivity and shorter development cycles of DoD software projects, enhanced visibility and traceability for better governance and policy compliance, faster time to field for mission-critical applications, and improved application quality through sharing and standardization of best practices and certified code components.”

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.

(1) IDC, Innovative Application Development and Deployment Companies Under $100 Million to Watch, IDC #225069, September 2010

IDC’s “Innovative Companies Under $100M to Watch” reports are a qualitative evaluation of a set of vendors within a specific market – they are not a stack ranking nor do they represent an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies in the report. IDC solicited entries from vendors of less than $100 million that exemplify specific key trends (selected by analysts) that are driving change in a specific software market. Vendors then submitted case studies that exemplified one of the trends used as the basis for the award. These case studies were evaluated individually and independently by related market analysts across several pre-determined criteria. The teams then met to review the scores. The case studies submitted for review had to demonstrate that the technology was available, able to be implemented and provided real-world benefits to the customer.

Press Release
October 11, 2010