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AGILE2011 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT - Aug. 9, 2011 — Accept Software (www.accept360.com), the leader in enterprise product development, and Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of Eclipse Mylyn and the leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) developer tools and interoperability, today announced Accept360 IDE integration for Visual Studio. Accept and Tasktop also announced a collaboration to provide visibility and reporting across diverse ALM systems via the Tasktop Sync ALM integration server.
"Tasktop Dev for Visual Studio now supports Accept360, enabling developers on the Microsoft development platform to access Accept360 without leaving their home environment," said Wesley Coelho, director of business development at Tasktop Technologies. "This helps streamline development, improves project visibility and drives productivity by providing direct access to Accept360 Agile from within the developer's workflow. The new Visual Studio support complements the existing Accept360 integration in Tasktop Dev for the Eclipse IDE."
Tasktop Sync provides automated server side data integration for visibility and reporting across multiple ALM systems in heterogeneous IT environments. Unlike previous approaches to ALM synchronization, Tasktop Sync is built on the industry-standard Mylyn ALM interoperability framework to provide real-time synchronization, automatic and configuration-based conflict resolution, and support for more than two dozen ALM tools' tracking and reporting facilities. Building on Tasktop's Task Federationâ„¢ technology, Tasktop Sync ensures that each stakeholder in the software development and delivery process has access to the data that they need within their tool of choice, even if that data resides between requirements management, Agile development and traditional quality management systems.
Participation in Tasktop Sync allows the Accept360 product to synchronize information to and from third party developer tools and ALM systems. This enables the following benefits:
"The new collaboration with Tasktop will accelerate Accept's strategy to provide a complete, end-to-end integrated product innovation management solution to increase agility and enable faster, confident decision making through visibility, real time analytics, and integrated collaboration," said John Haniotis, senior vice president of products for Accept Software. "Participation in Tasktop Sync allows our Accept360 product to synchronize information with third party developer tools and ALM systems, extending the efficiency, visibility and collaboration that goes into great product innovation and helping our customers deliver successful products faster."
Tasktop Sync is available now and sold as a solution consisting of product licenses and the Jump Start deployment services program, which includes configuration, installation and training. As an introductory offer, Tasktop Sync licenses are available as a bundle with Tasktop Dev (Enterprise Edition) for $199 per user, per year. More information is available at (http://tasktop.com/sync).
Tasktop Technologies, the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration and task-focused interface framework, provides desktop and enterprise-grade solutions that improve productivity, collaboration and Agile ALM success. Its Tasktop Dev products provide task-focused support for Agile planning, tool integration, web browsing, time tracking, documents, email and calendars. Its Tasktop Sync product provides real-time ALM server synchronization to unify and connect heterogeneous technologies with development and IT operations teams that are scaling Agile methods in the enterprise. Tasktop also provides consulting, connector development services and training to IT organizations that are adopting the task-focused paradigm and Agile ALM. For more information please visit www.tasktop.com.
Accept delivers the Enterprise Product Development platform that technology-driven companies use to decide which products to bring to market for the fastest time-to-profit. The Accept360 Platform is the only complete end-to-end software solution that tightly links company and product strategy through ideation, portfolio planning, roadmaps, requirements management and execution. For more information, visit www.accept360.com or call us at +1.866.423.8376.