Orrtax Implements Seapine’s Change Management Solutions to Help Deliver New IntelliTax Products
Mason, Ohio—May 3, 2006—Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of adaptable application lifecycle management (AALM) solutions, today announced that Orrtax Software Solutions will be using Seapine CM, TestTrack Pro, Surround SCM, and SoloSubmit to implement a complete change management solution for its new product development operations. Orrtax, a leading tax preparation software provider, is working on the next release of its IntelliTax suite of products for the 2006 tax year and Seapine’s change management tools will be pivotal to delivering quality products to market on time and on budget.“We’ve been using Microsoft’s Visual SourceSafe for our source code management needs for some time now, but with our configuration management and issue management process needs becoming increasingly more complex, it became apparent that we needed a comprehensive and robust CM solution,” says Bill Meneely, PMP Program Manager at Orrtax Software Solutions. “Seapine’s Surround SCM, with its advanced branching model, and TestTrack Pro, with its sophisticated defect tracking engine, will help us accelerate our IntelliTax product development efforts and gain months in product delivery.”Orrtax reviewed 21 SCM tools, which were ultimately narrowed down to five finalists that included Surround SCM, CVS, AccuRev, Perforce, and Serena. The Orrtax technical review team prepared a detailed matrix to evaluate key features and advantages such as ease of use, professional toolset, and cost of ownership. Orrtax selected Seapine’s Surround SCM for its advanced branching capabilities and seamless integration with TestTrack Pro for defect tracking. Orrtax purchased a mix of named and floating licenses for Seapine CM, TestTrackPro, Surround SCM, and SoloSubmit to deploy to its development teams. “Orrtax releases new products each year, and Surround SCM will enable us to take advantage of prior code sets to accelerate the development of new features,” states Meneely. “We also have plans outside of development to use TestTrack Pro to link help desk support with development to efficiently process trouble tickets and manage release changes.” Seapine CM consists of TestTrack Pro and Surround SCM. This scalable, cross-platform toolset allows development teams to manage and track source code, digital assets, bugs, change requests, and issues throughout the development lifecycle. Ideal for both agile and structured development processes, Seapine CM promotes team collaboration with features such as advanced code branching, secure remote access, the ability to link changes with issues, file versioning, and seamless integration into development and build processes. SoloSubmit, a TestTrack Pro add-on, allows an unlimited number of users and customers to submit issues and feature requests to TestTrack Pro projects via a Web browser.About Orrtax Software SolutionsOrrtax Software Solutions develops, publishes and markets software for income tax preparation, electronic filing and bank products associated with income tax refunds. A 21-year veteran, Orrtax is an innovator in the electronic tax preparation marketplace. Orrtax’s IntelliTax product line currently includes IntelliTax for Windows, IntelliManager, IntelliTax FastFile, IntelliTax for Business and IntelliTax Classic. For more information about Orrtax, visit http://www.orrtax.com.
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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 www.seapine.com.
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