Seapine Software and Information Laboratory join forces to deliver solutions for managing complex systems across the complete development lifecycle

Mason, OH and New York, NY -- February 4, 2003 -- Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of software development lifecycle management solutions and Information Laboratory, Inc., the leader in the emerging market for automated structural analysis, today announced they have formed a strategic alliance. Together they will enable software development teams to improve quality, reduce time to market and lower costs across the complete software development lifecycle."Information Laboratory's automated structural analysis product, Small Worlds, will integrate well into our lifecycle management solution and will benefit our customers greatly," said Richard Riccetti, President of Seapine Software. "Small Worlds is a unique tool that provides a clear view of an application's quality of design and implementation. It also facilitates changes to legacy code, reducing the time required to understand complex software implementations and how they will respond to change.""There is a great fit with Seapine's testing and repository products," said Alex Iskold, CEO of Information Laboratory. "Integration with change management, testing and defect tracking solutions is a key part of our road map. The combination will enable customers to proactively detect and fix problems much earlier in the lifecycle and manage the healthy evolution of large systems."About Information Laboratory, Inc.Information Laboratory, Inc. is a New York-based company that combines skills in Software Engineering, Visualization and Complexity Science to offer innovative solutions. The company's Small Worlds Platform is recognized as the leader in the emerging market for automated structural analysis.# # #Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is the objective of this Strategic Agreement?Seapine Software and Information Laboratory will work together to integrate their products with the goal of improving quality, reducing time to market and lowering costs across the complete application development lifecycle.Will the Parties Sell Each Other’s Products?Seapine Software and Information Laboratory do not currently have reseller agreements in place to sell each other’s products; however, the parties will participate in co-marketing activities and will work together on specific customer opportunities when possible.What Products will the Parties Integrate?Seapine Software and Information Laboratory have identified opportunities to integrate all of Seapine’s current tools with Small Worlds. The first integration will most likely occur between Small Worlds and Surround SCM, Seapine’s software change management solution. This integration will allow customers to track the evolution of software structures over time, generate automated alerts when bad software structures are introduced during product development or maintenance, prevent bad structures from getting into a build, and correlate structural metrics with defect rates.What customer problems will this Alliance solve?The key customer imperatives targeted by this Alliance include:

  • Fix problems earlier in the lifecycle
  • Improve management information through data integration
  • Prevent the “design decay” when coding starts and maintain architectural control
  • Prioritize testing according to which components are most affected by change
  • Identify critical risks prior to going live
  • Quickly identify and fix problems in live running systems
  • Reduce learning curve for new team members
  • Extend the useful life of existing systems

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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