AccuRev Uses Rally and Anthill Pro in New Tool Suite
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At its core, AgileCycle uses AccuRev Enterprise edition, which includes software configuration management and AccuWork's defect and issue tracking with workflow. Rally's Enterprise project management software is included in the package along with Urbancode’s AnthillPro. Rally takes care of story requirements for agile development, while Anthill Pro handles continuous integration along with build and release management. One area that AccuRev wanted to keep agnostic was testing. AgileCycle has a plugin architecture to integrate a customer's preferred third-party testing tools.
Rally Enterprise Edition
AgileCycle is also agnostic in the languages and agile methodologies that it uses. Each tool in the suite is language-independent and it lets developers work on short iterations and make changes to those iterations midway. AccuRev, with the AgileCycle tools, has a lot of flexibility built around process models.
Anthill Pro Dashboard
AccuRev intends to compete with other ALM vendors like IBM, Microsoft, and Serena, who also have all-inclusive agile development tool suites. VersionOne also has a full ALM suite which has integrated some of it's capabilities with AccuRev's AccuBridge. AccuRev has a good chance to be profitable with the expanding adoption of agile methodologies. Forrester Research says that over a third of development shops currently use agile. By 2012, Gartner predicts that agile development methodologies will be used by 80% percent of all software development projects.
AgileCycle is now available in a free trial. The perpetual license, which comes with a year of support and maintenance included, is $2,695.
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