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CollabNet, Valtech Offer Collaborative Development Solution

Collaborative software development solutions provider CollabNet on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with consulting group Valtech, to provide a complete product and service offering for collaborative software development.

The partnership provides a complete solution that addresses the limitations of traditional solutions when used for Internet-based development. The partnership focuses on people, process, and workflow associated with global collaborative software development. The agile development process of Valtech's TwoShore service offering, combined with the CollabNet SourceCast environment, enables effective global development inside an enterprise, with business partners or customers, or with a contract offshore firm.

"CollabNet and Valtech share a strong understanding of the distinct advantages of collaborative software development practices. Combining Valtech's innovative, leading-edge solutions with the CollabNet SourceCast environment will enable us to effectively deliver joint solutions that drive customer success. We have identified a significant opportunity for a dynamic technology infrastructure, which transforms an enterprise's approach to application development," said Curtis Hite, Valtech president and CEO.

Using a collaborative approach, Valtech assists clients in the identification, design, development, and deployment of appropriate advanced technologies throughout their corporate enterprise. Valtech's latest service offering, TwoShore, leverages industry best practices derived from iterative and agile methods. Companies that implement TwoShore realize the operational cost savings of an offshore initiative while gaining the benefits of a visible and collaborative development environment.

The CollabNet SourceCast environment will be integrated as a foundational component of Valtech's TwoShore Software Factory collaborative global software development environment. The CollabNet SourceCast environment combines applications for software development, knowledge management, and project communication, all controlled through a Web-based project workspace with a centralized role-based permissions model. It also automates the development, integration, and end-user adoption phases of the software development chain and enables secure and cost-effective development across multiple organizations.

"The opportunities and the associated challenges of the offshore development model are well documented. As the scope and complexity of projects being outsourced expands, this growing trend will have significant implications for the way software applications are developed with overseas partners. The combination of Valtech's consulting expertise with the CollabNet SourceCast environment will enable corporations to overcome directly many of the challenges of globally distributed software development and achieve the business opportunities enabled by the innovative delivery of offshore solutions," said Bill Portelli, president and CEO, CollabNet.