Electric Cloud and ReleaseTEAM Partner to Deliver Software Development Optimization

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Software and consulting offerings designed to automate and accelerate build and release phase of software development process.

Software developers - from IT departments to ISVs to companies developing embedded applications - are realizing the true costs associated with inefficient software builds

Electric Cloud®, a leading provider of software production management solutions, and the configuration management specialists at ReleaseTEAM today announced that they have joined forces to help software development teams maximize productivity and cost-savings though software build and release management. Through the partnership, ReleaseTEAM will provide its build process optimization consulting services to Electric Cloud customers, and the companies will jointly sell Electric Cloud's award-winning software production management solutions.

Electric Cloud's product family, ElectricCommander™, ElectricAccelerator™, and ElectricInsight™, are designed to accelerate, analyze and automate software production management, or the "back-end" of the software development lifecycle. ReleaseTEAM provides expertise and cutting-edge best practices in build management and software configuration management (SCM), specializing in implementing build automation and improving overall build performance. Together, Electric Cloud and ReleaseTEAM provide both the tools and hands-on experience to help enterprise software development organizations improve quality and speed time to market.

"Software developers - from IT departments to ISVs to companies developing embedded applications - are realizing the true costs associated with inefficient software builds," said Mike Maciag, CEO of Electric Cloud. "ReleaseTEAM will help Electric Cloud meet the increasing demand for software production management tools, bringing deep domain expertise in build and release management to the relationship. They are a great complement to Electric Cloud's software solutions."

Organizations are increasingly seeing the negative business impact of poorly understood, manual build management practices. As Melinda-Carol Ballou, program director for IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management research states, "What are the combined results of inadequate build and release management for companies? Poor quality, low staff productivity, long release cycles, and non-compliance. Ultimately, however, less profitability for the business is the end result of ineffective build management." (1)

"ReleaseTEAM is committed to providing expert consulting based on our many years of experience helping organizations manage the increasing complexities of developing high-quality software," said Shawn Doyle, ReleaseTEAM CEO. "We are pleased to be able to expand our service offerings to include Electric Cloud's products, which we feel represent some of the best tools on the market for managing and accelerating the entire build and release process. Our expertise, along with Electric Cloud's solutions, can help development teams dramatically improve productivity and make measurable improvements to their bottom-line."

For more information about Electric Cloud and ReleaseTEAM's software and consulting solution, please go to http://www.releaseteam.com or call 720-887-0489.

Note to editors: To get a copy of IDC's recent research report, "Effective Build Management for Better Software Development," please contact Lisa Sheeran at 510-724-2267.

About Electric Cloud:
Electric Cloud is a leading provider of software production management solutions that automate, accelerate, and analyze the software development tasks that follow the check-in of new code. These include the software build, package, test and deploy processes. The company's patented and award-winning solutions improve productivity in the face of increasing product complexity and time-to-market pressures for software delivery. Leading companies such as Qualcomm, Intuit, and Expedia rely on Electric Cloud's Software Production Management solutions to change software production from a liability to a competitive advantage. For customer inquiries please contact Electric Cloud at (650) 968-2950 or http://www.electric-cloud.com.

About ReleaseTEAM:
ReleaseTEAM is a leading Software Configuration Management consulting agency. Since its opening in 1999, ReleaseTEAM has provided their Fortune 1000 clients and the US Department of Defense with the highest quality SCM professionals in the industry. ReleaseTEAM is known for their build and release automation service support, as well as their industry-leading total SDLC consulting services and training classes. For more information about ReleaseTEAM, please contact Beth Maxim or visit us online at http://www.releaseteam.com.

(1) IDC Vendor Spotlight, "Effective Build Management for Better Software Development," Melinda-Carol Ballou, July 2007 (doc #IDC 569)

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