Seapine Software Signs Definitive Agreement to Distribute Guiffy Software's Advanced Compare/Merge Software with Surround SCM

Mason, Ohio -- February 4, 2003 -- Seapine Software, a leading provider of software development lifecycle management solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to distribute Guiffy Software's advanced compare/merge software with Surround SCM, Seapine's cross-platform change management product."An industrial strength compare/merge utility is an essential part of any change management solution," said Richard Riccetti, President of Seapine Software. "Seapine's customers will benefit from Guiffy's advanced SureMerge technology and its integration with Surround SCM. We are excited to be the first major SCM vendor to provide the power of Guiffy to our customers."Seapine will ship Guiffy with an upcoming release of Surround SCM. Like Surround SCM, Guiffy is available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X operating systems. Guiffy can be used to compare and merge source files of any type (with built-in support for UNICODE, MBCS, and over 150 File Encoding formats). Guiffy also provides sophisticated folder and file compare and synchronization capabilities."We are extremely pleased with the relationship we've established with Seapine, and confident Surround SCM is on the fast track to become a market leader," said Bill Ritcher, the CEO and Founder of Guiffy Software. "Seapine's decision to integrate Guiffy's unique compare/merge capabilities with Surround SCM demonstrates their understanding of the importance of these sophisticated features to their customers. Guiffy's SureMerge package inside Surround SCM will certainly accelerate its acceptance and accentuate its advantages."About Guiffy SoftwareGuiffy Software, Inc. is a privately held company based in Escondido, CA. Guiffy Software develops advanced, award winning, compare/merge software, including their flagship product Guiffy. The Guiffy product is developed in Java and, with a Swing-based interface, adopts the "Look and Feel" of each user's system. Collaborative communities on a broad range of operating systems use Guiffy worldwide. For more information on Guiffy Software, 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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