AccuRev Selected by Mediasurface to Integrate Offshore Operations and Enhance Feature Driven Development (FDD) : Managing the Software Release Process across Geographies as a Single Seamless Team

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AccuRev Inc. today announced that Mediasurface, Europe’s leading content management solutions provider, standardized on AccuRev for process-centric software change and configuration management (SCCM). As a result, development teams in the United Kingdom and Bangalore, India now work as a set of integrated teams for managing Feature Driven Development, its agile approach to manage the software release process.

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Mediasurface had been using another SCCM solution that wouldn't allow them to integrate the new Bangalore team the way they wanted to work. Developers complained that even though they were working with an enterprise SCCM system, they were still required to run scripts to accomplish their tasks. They also didn't like the fact they had to check out items before knowing exactly which changes they wanted to make before committing them to the repository.

An open source version control solution was selected as a stop-gap alternative for a new project but it proved "clunky," when considered with all the necessary plug-ins and third party add-ons required to make it work in their environment. As a result, AccuRev was evaluated against the same set of criteria that included requirements for offshore collaboration, parallel development and the ability to enforce a well-defined and successful Feature Driven agile software development process.

Tahir Hussein, Engineering Manager, Mediasurface, said, "Fully integrating the Bangalore and UK operations was a critical requirement for the business. As the Bangalore team was new to our business and our software, the solution had to be easy to implement, learn and use, but still powerful enough to manage our software release process. AccuRev has quickly delivered a very elegant way to automate our Feature Driven agile development process so that both feature enhancements and issues from existing customers permeate into previous versions running in parallel. Our Bangalore team now works with our UK engineers as if a single seamless team."

About Mediasurface

Mediasurface is a global provider of web content management solutions allowing businesses to easily manage their internet, intranet and extranet websites. Mediasurface solutions power sophisticated, content-driven websites ranging from Global 1000 companies to thousands of sites for medium and smaller businesses. Familiar, easy-to-use interfaces deliver unrivaled content management and enterprise search capabilities.

Morello is an enterprise solution that has changed the face of content management and is used to power sophisticated intranets, extranets, websites and other digital channels for Global 1000 companies.

Immediacy is an intuitive website and intranet management solution for the connected enterprise that makes it easy for anyone to create and maintain high quality websites.

Pepperio is a one-stop-shop package for SMEs exclusively offered by Mediasurface's network of accredited Pepperio partners, allowing smaller businesses to easily run professionally designed websites for a low fixed monthly fee.

Mediasurface operates through wholly owned subsidiaries and partners across Europe, USA and Asia Pacific. http://www.mediasurface.com

About AccuRev Inc.

AccuRev provides best-of-breed software change and configuration management (SCCM) with a flexible and efficient approach to managing the software release process together with code assets in a seamless manner using any preferred development process model (e.g., Scrum, Waterfall, Lean, XP, RUP, etc.). The AccuRev solution is designed for today's complex and agile software development environments, including geographically distributed and offshore development teams working on multiple releases in parallel. AccuRev ensures greater project visibility, optimal team collaboration, and software asset reuse to deliver more software at over 30 percent faster than traditional file-based, branch and label SCCM solutions. AccuRev, the fastest growing SCCM company and two-time Jolt Product Excellence Award recipient, is used by a growing number of global enterprises including American Airlines, Orbitz, Polycom, Thomson Financial, T-Mobile and Lockheed Martin.

AccuRev, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is privately held. More information about AccuRev can be found at http://www.accurev.com, or by calling 1-800-383-8170 (US and Canada), and 1-781-861-8700 (Outside North America).

Copyright © 2008 AccuRev, Inc. AccuRev is a registered trademark of AccuRev, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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