Seapine Software Ships Surround SCM – Complete Change Management for Cross-Platform Development Teams

Mason, Ohio -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- July 29, 2002 -- Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of software development lifecycle management solutions, announced today the immediate availability of Surround SCM, the company's cross-platform software change management solution.Surround SCM provides complete control over source code changes to software development teams that require remote access, integrated defect tracking, and advanced branching and merging capabilities, without sacrificing price or ease-of-use.Surround SCM is a cross-platform solution with client and server support on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X operating systems. Graphic user interface clients are available on all supported operating systems, a feature unique to Surround SCM. For distributed development teams, Surround SCM transparently supports remote access over TCP/IP networks, including the Internet.Complete change management requires strong organization of source code modifications, development issues, defects, and change requests. "Surround SCM's tight integration with Seapine's defect management solution, TestTrack Pro, provides a software change management solution competitive with Merant's PVCS Professional (NASDAQ:MRNT) and Rational's ClearCase (NASDAQ:RATL) only at a much lower cost," said Richard Riccetti, President of Seapine Software. "Surround SCM fits perfectly with our strategy of lowering the costs of managing the software development process and improving quality."Indeed, Surround SCM's branching and merging features are comparable to products costing more than twice its price. Using Surround SCM, development teams can easily model their development and build processes to ensure changes are managed completely at each stage of a project. For example, each engineer can work within their own workspace, isolated from each team member's changes, but still taking full advantage of the benefits of a client/server source code repository.Surround SCM is also a full replacement for Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Visual SourceSafe and integrates fully into Microsoft's popular development IDEs—Visual Studio 6 and Visual Studio .Net. To help customers make an easy transition, Seapine includes a migration program to move files and their change history from Visual SourceSafe into Surround SCM. And, Seapine's competitive upgrade is priced equivalent to a SourceSafe version upgrade, making it easy to justify moving to the more powerful and capable Surround SCM.AvailabilitySurround SCM is available immediately to customers worldwide through Seapine Partners, Authorized Resellers and Seapine Software at For more information about Surround SCM or to request a 30-day evaluation version, please visit

About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc. is a privately held technology company whose application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions help companies manage the process of developing high-quality complex products—often in regulated industries. Our award-winning ALM solutions drive the creation of recognized brands, life-saving medical devices, even games of the year.

Founded in 1995, Seapine has headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa with over 8,500 customers worldwide. For more information, visit

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